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Sunday, February 7, 2010

National Lobotomy Day / Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday Feb. 7 is Super Bowl Sunday, in case you are just arrived here from Mars and do not know what the ‘Super Bowl’ is, I congratulate you. The Championship game of the NFL attracts around a 100 million viewers in the US alone and millions more worldwide.  They sit glued to their TV sets not just for the duration of the game, but for much of the afternoon and evening on Super Bowl Sunday. What I find interesting is that the NFL (National Football League) numbers the Super Bowl with Roman numerals each year; this year in 2010 it is Super Bowl XLIV. I would venture a guess that 90%+ of the US population would be unaware of the fact that Latin is not the name of a coffee at Starbucks, or that Latin America is not the name of a country in Africa. As an aside before I became deprogrammed from years of TV conditioning, I was watching an episode of ‘Family Feud’ with Richard Dawson; a contestant was asked to name a country in South America, and the response was ‘Africa’, no I am not making this up. So why the NFL, National Football League, named for a sport that is played with the hands, bothers with Roman numerals is beyond me? Over 10 billion dollars is predicted to be gambled by more than 200 million people around the world on Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl is the biggest one-day sports betting event of every year. Though watching sports on TV is considered to be a harmless activity, few people realize that it is a carefully crafted opiate given to the masses to keep them enslaved to the will of their hidden masters.
I came across an excellent article titled ‘Sports is the opiate of the masses’ written by a gentleman named Warner Todd Huston. Here are some quotes from the article: We have all heard the canard that sports teaches ‘team work’, or sportsmanship. We have even heard that it helps one grow up. Nonsense! Teamwork? Hardly! It teaches that the star (player) is worth something and you are not. Instead of teamwork it teaches submission. Sportsmanship? Not even close. It shows children angry parents at sports parks, loud mouthed coaches that would rather beat you down than raise you up and sponsors envy should the other team win when yours does not. Helps you grow up? A good diet is better than a good game any day of the week. I myself have two young boys that play the religion of Canada, I meant Canada’s national sport, hockey. I can vouch that all that kids learn playing organized sports is jealousy, envy, and to win at any cost. Winning itself becomes the measure of a child’s self worth; and what is winning? Nothing more than proving that you are better than the next child, the next teenager, the next adult, that being #1 is the very purpose of life.  But God has not made us all equal; he has not given us all the same talents. Matthew 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability... God has not made us all the same size, the same height, the same weight, the same color, nor has he given everyone the same amount of intelligence and understanding. Nor does he expect people to measure their self worth against each other. 2 Cor. 10:12.... but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Organized sports promote aggression and division amongst peoples not unity; they promote egotistical behaviour, the elevation of self over the group, self aggrandizement and worship of self.  Violence is also associated with sports, some between players and some between fans, especially in soccer. Hundreds, if not thousands of mostly young men are killed each year in sports related violence. And then there is the rapid rise in the popularity of violent gladiatorial sports such as mixed martial arts. MMA or Ultimate Fighting as it is called is the fastest growing ‘Sport’ in North America and the most widely watched on Pay Per View TV. The following video is a sampling of the degeneration of the word ‘Sport’ in modern times. The music, the wild crowds that would fit right in the coliseum of Rome, the grotesquely tattooed bodies, the brutal violence in the ring are all clear signs to me that ‘fights unto the death’ in the public arena are only a few years away at best. The earth was filled with violence in the days of Noah and the days of Noah are here once again. Gen. 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. If people still think that ‘harmless’ sports such as football have not conditioned the masses to accept even greater violence in sport such as ‘Ultimate Fighting’, they are sadly mistaken.
What the mass majority that are addicted to the opiate of professional sports fail to realize is that from the NFL to the NHL to Nascar to pro Tennis to pro Golf to soccer (the sport that in reality is ‘Football’), the matches are carefully orchestrated and choreographed to produce a desired result which is to give people a god other than their Maker, a hero that they can worship. And where do people go to worship their gods, to the temple of the god of course! And where are the temples of these modern day gods? Their arenas of worship are no less spectacular than the temple of Jupiter in ancient Baalbek or the temple of Diana in Ephesus, we call them sports stadiums. And since there are far more worshipers than the temple can hold, the temple can be brought right to the devotee’s living room through the miracle of modern technology, aka a TV set. Broadcasting of professional sports on TV, especially in North is carefully  choreographed to be no less inspiring than a Hitlerian political rally or a Papal religious crusade, the game is presented not as a mere game but rather a cosmic battle with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Players are not mere mortals but gods come down from Mt. Olympus, everything about them is holy and to be revered. Their faces must be shown often so that worshipers can reverence them appropriately and frequently. And the worshiper is identified as a fan, which is a shortened form of ‘fanatic’. ‘FANATIC’ is defined as follows: n. ‘A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause. The word comes to us in English from a Latin root, Fanaticus that means inspired by orgiastic rites, pertaining to a temple, inspired by a god, frenzied...
Therefore by definition, sports enthusiasts are fans or worshipers, they have gods, their sports heroes, their houses of worship, the stadiums and arenas, and they involve themselves in orgiastic rites, boy do they ever! Does all of this happen by chance or is there a hidden claw that guides these ‘fans’ to their hero gods? As an aside hero worship dates back to antediluvian times, long before Noah. In Gen. 6:4 we read: ... when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown (HEROES). Hero worship that began over 5000 years ago was elevated to ‘divine’ status by the Greeks and Romans, sadly and tragically those Olympian days are here upon us once again. The game of football in the US could be nicknamed ‘men in tights’, this game has been instrumental in bringing to life once again the Hellenistic ideal of the worship of the male body. The Greeks considered the male body to be the standard of perfection in this world, which is why I suppose they so eagerly loved each other, who needs a female when a male body is so much superior? Leaving aside the fact that western society has been ‘magically’ transformed over the past half century from a ‘conservative’ one to one that daily resembles ancient Greece, and is not that far away from a prevailing condition that will resemble ancient Rome in its most debauched state. Those who think that this has all happened by chance or is a natural progression should think again. First of all this is not progress, it is degeneration, and secondly society has been nudged in this direction and none too subtly by the powers that be. In 2 Corinthians 4:4 we read: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”.     
The god of this world is Satan and his very raison d’être is to have people follow him, either knowingly or blindly, by keeping them ignorant. One of the major reasons for such a rapid transformation of society these past 50 years may be directly attributed to television. All types of TV programs are responsible for this change in the attitude of society that is perceived to be more liberal but in reality is merely more perverted. ‘Sports’ programming is a major weapon in the arsenal of the powers that be that labor strenuously in the service of the prince of darkness to keep the masses sedated, to keep them asleep at the wheel of life lest they wake up and realize their precarious condition. They are ‘programmed’ to think that spending hours in front of the TV watching sports is a harmless pastime. What they fail to realize is that all they are doing is passing precious time mindlessly. Precious, invaluable time that they will never regain, ever, no, not in this life, and certainly not in the next. Time that ought to have been spent thinking of their own existence, not Brett Favre’s stats. The electronic lobotomy that ‘fans’ receive every Sunday does not make them wise, it only reduces their odds of ever becoming wise. As I wrote sometime back in an article titled ‘Ignorance’ is not Bliss, Ignorance is Fatal’, Satan has devised countless ways to keep people of this world in darkness all the days of their lives till they cross over into eternal darkness. Super bowl Sunday is a display of mass hypnosis like few others; the Oscars and World Cup of Soccer are two other examples that are even more lobotomizing than the Super Bowl. Save your mind and your soul, turn your TV off, better still, burn your TV off.
So (LORD) teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12


  1. A good article, this is true esp. in England where soccer heroes are worshipped like Beckham and others. Seriously you regularly hear fans calling managers and players gods. They call the fellow watching supporters their 'church'. People become actually depressed and marriages hit the rocks, people hit the bottle when their team loses. Their are many other forms of idolatry, another in England is the worship of beautiful women. God hates idolatry, and in 1 case a girl models' image was projected in London on the side of Big Ben, or 1 of the landmarks, she was scantily clad. Not long after she lost all her hair and started to act like she lost her mind. Her name was Gail Porter. The media also makes lots of other women up as godesses of the masses.
    jon w


    "It's a way of building irrational submission to authority and group cohesion to leadership elemets."

    "The best way to DEFEND AGAINST DEMOCRACY is to keep the people distracted."

  3. Their consending political parties, divided over truth, have the same sysyem.

  4. I can't even go to a restaurant anymore without those one-eyed beasts staring me in the face. Yes, I'm talking about the television! It's such a distraction trying to have a conversation and being surrounded by moving pictures and sounds. It's absolutely maddening.

    Paul, God has blessed you with much insight into our times.

  5. Good work Paul! I think we can end this madness for a start by drastically cutting the paypackets of sportsmen and actors since they are just playing a game or playing pretend and yet reap huge profits! And yet those who actually produce or aid society e.g. farmers, teachers, nurses etc. get very little attention or respect. I think this shows who our supposed "Christian" society really worships through its TV culture i.e. money, sex, beauty, status, etc. in one word Mammon! And our end for rejecting God and his Law will no doubt be the same as Sodom and Gomorrah--nuclear "fire and brimstone" (Psalm 11:6).