Philadelphia Eagles Player Takes Down Clueless Christian on Twitter

Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles is my new favorite person.


1) He has bad-ass facial hair:

2) He tweeted this earlier tonight (jokingly, of course):

A Christian (obviously not getting the joke) responded with this:

Luke 1:37 is the verse that basically says, “With God, nothing is impossible.”

So Kelce responded with this for the knockout punch:

*Slow clap*

Well played, sir.

Kelce’s out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, but it’s good to see he hasn’t lost his sense of humor.

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.

  • Liz Muia Frost

    Heh.  My cousin is his agent.

  • GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    I wish he was less subtle, but he’s certainly heading in a good direction… 

    I would love to see professional athletes outright criticize the very notion that the creator of the universe, if such a being exists, would interfere with the outcome of an otherwise honest game. 

    Interference by a supernatural being would make any game utterly unfair and players/teams asking for or receiving such help would be guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct and athletic ethics violations. 

  • Godlesspanther

    The internet has made the world even smaller. 

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    That is a weird, but logical, argument that you have to have with christian athletes. If they think praying to god helps them win then they are not winning by their own skills. They are basically asking the ref to throw them the game. You have to ask the athletes why they are ok with cheating. 

  • Aljaž Kozina

    …”And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth: she hath also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible.”…
    So… are those guys cheating or do they want to be pregnant?

  • Paul Bulmer

    Hey Hemant. I always love your posts. Keep them coming. Kind regards from across the pond

  • Jeff P

    I had to google search Lebron James but now I get it. I guess I’ve been living under a rock the last few years.

  • Good and Godless

    People who claim divine moral superiority entitles them to try to cheat at sports is indicative of the lack of ethics and inherent dishonesty  in their cults.

  • SeekerLancer

    All kidding aside I’d rather have the Catholic Notre Dame in the national championship than two Southern teams full of failing students again…

    …even if they’re going to be eaten alive.

  • ImRike

    Wow, my Photo Frame is getting filled with football player photos, even though I have never ever watched a football game! Go, Kelce!

  • Nordog6561

    At the risk of being pedantic here, they don’t use the King James Bible at Notre Dame (these days I’m not sure they even use the Douay-Rheims either).

  • Maria

    That won’t work, you’ll only get some bullshit answer about how they were praying for the strength, speed, agility, etc. to win the game. Therefore, NOT illegal enhancement! But is it illegal enhancement if it’s divinely awarded strength, speed, agility, etc??? Hmm….

  • ConureDelSol

    …I don’t get it.

  • Artor

    I know the name, but I’m mainstream-sports-illiterate. I still don’t get it.

  • Jeff P

    Lebron James has the nickname “King James”
    —– Original Message —–
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    Subject: [friendlyatheist1] Re: Philadelphia Eagles Player Takes Down Clueless Christian on Twitter

    Artor wrote, in response to Jeff P:

    I know the name, but I’m mainstream-sports-illiterate. I still don’t get it.
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