Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings


Thursday, March 09, 2006


  There's no crying in baseball.


I love baseball! I enjoy going to the ball park with my family, seeing the sights, smelling the smells, eating the twenty-eight dollar hotdogs. (I said I like eating them not paying for them.)
But the other day I heard something on the radio and I was wondering if ya'll could help me understand it. They were talking about Barry Bonds and his alleged steroid use. One guy said even if Barry did use steroids it was not against baseball rules, at the time. However the United States had made it illegal to use as an enhancement drug. Here is my question. If it is illegal, does it matter if it is a rule or not? Isn't it like saying to a baseball player, "Hey you just robbed that bank." "Yeah but there is no rule about it in the baseball handbook, so it is OK."
I may be stretching this a bit but that kind of thinking is almost like saying, "I know the Bible is law but our church has no rule about that situation. So it is OK to do it." Am I wrong or am I making a a big deal out of a dumb situation? Just wondering.
God bless, Joe B

There's no crying in baseball.

5 Comments:

At 9:46 PM, Blogger *~Tey~* said...

No, you are very right. And that's true about the church rules thing. The bible is the bible and whether or not your/mine/anyone's church thinks some things are 'okay' it doesn't mean that it's right by God's word. Anyway, the bible should be the rule book for any church.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger *~Tey~* said...

Also just letting you know that you have my link under tey's journal on your blog. You need to change it to www.somethingsoverybeautiful.blogspot.com/. Someone has taken over that old link (www.kristyslivejournal.blogspot.com/.someone who i might of tried to witness to and does not like me) and it's probably not a good link for people browsing your links to think you're associated with it. It's pretty bad.

 
At 4:09 AM, Blogger Live, Love, Laugh said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly!! you are definately right!

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger MikeL said...

Guess I need to play devil's advocate on this one. It seems to me that the group making the rule has a right to set the punishment, those groups that do not have that rule do not have that right. A less loaded example. A man gets caught speeding, should he lose his job at MacDonalds because of it? Should he be trown out of his church for it? Or maybe have his citizenship revoked? I don't think so unless his employer, minister, or the government has such a rule.

Because something is illegal does not make it a sin. Because something is legal, doesn't make it sinless. And I believe that many of our drug regulations get pretty rediculous. I use a c-pap machine at night, pretty innocuous. But it is illegal for someone to sell me: hoses, masks, straps for the masks (at $$$ each), etc. So, if I make my own, is anything wrong with that?

Now, if I was in a contest where my performance was enhanced by using that device, I can see where a contest rule forbid me to use it since it would give me an unfair advantage over other contestants.

Personally, I think that steroids fall into the same category. Speeding on our highways, on the other hand, kills a lot of people, and I would be willing to bet that most of them think it is perfectly okay to go 10 mph over the speed limit. Kind of a double standard, don't you think?

Mike L

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger PresentStorm said...

I agree with you .. If it is not right and illegal then it is no matter what.

on a lighter note .. I can not wait for the season to start. I am sooooo ready :) I actually posted about baseball today ..lol Must be in the air.

 

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