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On God, Auburn and America

Dear Editor:

There is more than one God.

Following the national championship college football game, the winning coach Gene Chizik declared that they were blessed and that God had been with them during the football game. I thought it odd that the Supreme Being, the creator of all things including the universe, was an Auburn football fan. As opposed to an Oregon fan, a school in a politically blue, and therefore (in some minds) a godless state.

I noticed that the Auburn team was comprised of a majority of black players (68 percent in the team photo) and comes from the state of Alabama, where the population is only 26 percent black. Looking closer, the black portion of the Auburn student body is only 8 percent.

It occurs to me that their God was also a pretty savvy recruiter. Not only did he secure the services of the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Heisman-winning quarterback, but also probably the best defensive lineman in college football at 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds (except for a recruiting scandal where the quarterback was going to be paid more than a hundred large and would have played at another college). Both of these players are also black.

Therefore, not only does the Auburn team most likely have their own god of football, but there is a very good chance he is black. Not such a wild idea; the first humans were black, and according to Genesis, God made man in his own image.

President Obama is forever asking for God to bless America. Would a one-and-only God ignore all the other people and countries in the world? Probably not. There must be a special USA god.

Having just one God, and then demanding that he is only “our” God is really not very productive. The more the merrier; that’s the way it was in the good old days – you know, about 4,000 years ago.

Patrick Hunter

Carbondale


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