Faith Baptist Bible College on the Losing End of a Record-Shattering Basketball Performance

Last night, Jack Taylor absolutely crushed the single-game NCAA basketball scoring record. The Grinnell College player had 138 points in his DIII game.

One of the more interesting aspects of his record-breaking game is the fact that his team beat Faith Bible Baptist college along the way. It’s a school so religious, its website is faith.edu.

You have to wonder where God is when the team with “Bible” in its name loses — in spectacular fashion — to a college once ranked among the least religious schools in the country

In any case, even I feel bad for David Larson, one of the Faith Bible Baptist players. He scored a seriously-incredible 70 points in the same game, and (as they said on SportsCenter) it didn’t even warrant a highlight.

That is, unless you’re at a school that is used to spinning stories to suit your own needs. This is the image found on the basketball team’s website late last night:

Yes… the night was all about Larson. (In the article that image linked to, there’s one sentence at the very end that mentions Taylor’s accomplishment.)

Obviously, the story here is Taylor and what he did, but it would be fascinating to see some reporters talk about the faith aspect of the game.

By the way, the more you look into the kind of place Faith Bible Baptist is, the scarier it seems. Just a glance at their Student Handbook (PDF) is enough to make you realize how willing some students are to sign their lives over to school officials who want complete control over them.

Like when it comes to dating:

You’re forbidden from dating anyone other than Christians who have been saved. In other words, stay sheltered and remain with your own kind.

The list of acceptable music isn’t much better. You can’t even listen to Christian music if it “carries a prevalent ‘rock’ beat.” Yikes.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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