Ray Lewis’ god is a jerk.

After his final home game, Ray Lewis gave an interview in which he talked about how good god had been for allowing him to play football and for winning his final home game.

This confused me.  The god of Ray Lewis is a god that could end starvation, war, etc., but instead chose to help him win a football game.  To Lewis, this makes god good.  To me, this makes him an asshole.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://polyskeptic.com Wes

    God probably likes Ray Lewis because they’re both murderers

    • Adam

      Damn…beat me to that punchline.

    • Art Vandelay


    • Tristan

      You are rude

  • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    It makes you wonder why anyone bothers to play football. It would be simpler to just ask God to provide us with a list of teams He favors and then cheer when He likes your team.

  • http://teethofthebuzzsaw.blogspot.com Buzz Saw

    I said pretty much the same thing about Adrian Petersen when he was spouting off in an interview about how it was GOD who helped him recover from his knee injury.

    • Tristan

      He did stop being dicks

  • steven findley

    There are other ways to end starvation too asshole, like instead of wasting your time on politically correct bullshit, send some of that money you are wasting fighting it to these poverty stricken and war torn countries.

    • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      The difference is JT has never claimed to be:

      1) Capable of ending starvation without effort
      2) Unwilling to do so.

    • Steve

      Last time I checked JT wasn’t omniscient and omnipotent

      • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

        To be fair, it’s been a while since I last checked.

    • John Horstman

      1. Are there other ways to end starvation? It’s never been done so far, and given people’s apparent unwillingness to not have a bunch of children, it’s not likely to be solved any time soon.
      2. Throwing money at countries in civil disarray to solve all of their problems is, perhaps, based on a goofier fantasy belief than Yahweh. Addressing problems like starvation and civil war requires shifts in social-cultural organization, as well as a Global North dedicated to not exploiting the Global South any more.
      3. Politically-correct bullshit? I don’t hear JT arguing that Ray Lewis’s god shouldn’t be talked about – JT is talking about it himself. I hear him saying that Ray Lewis’s god is imaginary, but that if it wasn’t, the evidence shows his god to be a big asshole. I generally think of criticizing religion as something that’s not politically correct; given that (nearly) every politician in our federal government talks about some god or other god left and right, I think you may be confused about what the phrase “politically correct” means.
      4. As far as I know, JT isn’t wasting money fighting “it”, whatever “it” is (that’s a nonspecific pronoun, confused by the fact that your misuse of the phrase “politically correct bullshit” leave the reader with no clue as to what you’re actually referring). Assuming you’re talking about opposing the influence of religion, JT actually makes money doing that – presumably more than he spends on the cause as well. Your use of “instead” also posits the two actions as mutually-exclusive, which they are not; JT can easily both oppose religion AND work to alleviate starvation – he may already be doing so (I don’t know anything about whether he donates money or time to starvation-relief efforts).

      Basically, what I hear you saying is, “Shutupshutupshutup!” This is a blog: that’s really not how they work.

  • Tristan

    You are retarded god is everywhere you are a loser and you need to find truth it is wwjd you immature loser don’t insult my god show some respect to other people

    • Glodson

      You are the one who is the jerk! And you insult my god, Periodos the god of Punctuation, with that post.

      And there is nothing ironic with the whole “show respect to other people” after you call the website a loser twice. Not sure why you didn’t call JT a loser though.

      But really, if your god could help out Ray Lewis win a playoff game but not be bothered to cure children dying of cancer, your god isn’t a jerk. He is a sack of putred cocks. And if the Ravens lose today, is that the fault of the putred sack of cocks?

      • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

        You Periodites are to blame for all that is wrong with the world. Periodism is little more the thinly veiled modernly-acceptable wishy-washy face of Ellipsism, and you’re as bad as Commaism! At least the Commaists don’t claim to be the only real part of punctuation. You can’t just pick and choose parts of the words of the prophet Strunk, you have to accept the whole, or nothing!

        • Glodson

          May my god strike you down with : Cancer, right in the butt, you commie.

  • Amir

    I like Ray Lewis, you don’t for three reasons, (1) he’s black (2) He talks about God(3) He’s a very talented athlete with millions of dollars and you’re losers, quitters and weasels who have been whining since kindergarten. Oh it must hurt so Bahhhdd! Same little “I hate life” attitude vegetarians have watching some one eat a hamburger. Also good for a laugh.

    • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      Well done for calling us racist losers without mentioning the point of the post.

      Any thoughts as to why God cares more about helping a millionaire win football games more than He cares about helping starving children to, you know, not die in a very unpleasant way?

      I thought He had strong views on the rich, something about needles and something about giving it all away, if I recall correctly.

      The Bible is remarkably light on the subject of exactly how much God is invested in winning games of football.

    • Glodson

      Reading comprehension needs work. We are saying god is jerk for helping a football team win when he could be ending much of tge suffering in the world. Whenever any pro says this nonsense, I cannot help but think that this god they praise for the victory is letting a whole ward of children with cancer die in pain. I guess helping a team win is a higher priority than that, and that makes god good.

      Now, if a team loses, does that make god an asshole? Does that mean the team doesn’t win or lose based on their play but on the will of an outside force? That means that god fixes games, and that is some cheating bullshit. “They would have beaten the spread, but god had the underdog.”

  • Mickey

    What a looser. Anyone who thinks this guy is a hero is insane, really. My kids will sure as hell know how worthless this POS is to our society