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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2009, 08:00:01 PM »
Scott, would restricting the office of quarterback to males be a non-negotiable for you?

Whether it's non-negotiable to me is of little moment.  The problem is that not even God Himself could contemplate anything different which is why He created the shoulder pads in their particular configuration.  And what God has brought together into that shape let not man put asunder.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2009, 08:03:50 PM »
All I have to say is that if he plays QB for the VIkings he's a dirty rotten traitor.

Well, there you go again.  If Favre does do so, I'm sure it's because his conscience is bound.  After all, he's called into the office of quarterback, and in order to fulfill this calling he has to actually find a group of people who seek his particular giftings.  I would call upon you to respect the boundness of his conscience and relent from doing something that might actually injure his relation to football in general and his calling as a quarterback in particular via such condemnatory language.

However bound or unbound his conscience may be, historical precedent and the reflex sinful nature of Wisconsin theologians, whether located in Wisconsin or in the diaspora, would suggest that it would be most prudent for said Favre, if someone else agrees that he can still fulfull the Office of Quarterback, to fulfill that Office in another Division than the NFC North, lest there be wailing and gnashing of teeth, and other sinful expressions of the Wisconsin temper (whether of Germanic, Scandinavian or Slavic, or African origin) over the presence of said Favre in anything other than Packer vestments.

But this is precisely the problem.  Why should Favre exercise his calling in another jurisdiction?  Has he not played in the NFC North for many-a-year?  Is it not his conference?  Why should he have to leave his conference in order to follow the dictates of his conscience?  Rather, the conference itself should respect his desires and find a way to live together with him.  Let sinful murmurings be overcome, and a new level of joyful unity be attained.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2009, 08:06:24 PM »
Why should he have to leave his conference in order to follow the dictates of his conscience? 
The problem is that his "bound conscience" keeps changing so it appears not to be so bound. It was to retire. Then it was to play for the Jets. Then it was to retire. Now it's back to wanting to play again.
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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2009, 08:14:12 PM »
All I have to say is that if he plays QB for the VIkings he's a dirty rotten traitor.

Well, there you go again.  If Favre does do so, I'm sure it's because his conscience is bound.  After all, he's called into the office of quarterback, and in order to fulfill this calling he has to actually find a group of people who seek his particular giftings.  I would call upon you to respect the boundness of his conscience and relent from doing something that might actually injure his relation to football in general and his calling as a quarterback in particular via such condemnatory language.

However bound or unbound his conscience may be, historical precedent and the reflex sinful nature of Wisconsin theologians, whether located in Wisconsin or in the diaspora, would suggest that it would be most prudent for said Favre, if someone else agrees that he can still fulfull the Office of Quarterback, to fulfill that Office in another Division than the NFC North, lest there be wailing and gnashing of teeth, and other sinful expressions of the Wisconsin temper (whether of Germanic, Scandinavian or Slavic, or African origin) over the presence of said Favre in anything other than Packer vestments.

Nah - he can wear other vestments.  ANYTHING but yellow and purple.

Dirty rotten traitor.

joelle

Sigh.  That's your interpretation of the rules of etiquette in the NFC North.  Other people interpret it differently.  Since those rules cannot decide the matter, you'll just have to let go of your narrow view and open up your mind to the new thing that the spirit of football is now doing.  And how glorious it is -- having the former Packer star laying aside his enmity and joining the mighty Vikings, the lamb cuddling up next to the lion amid the sounds of cleats being beaten into aerotors.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2009, 08:41:27 PM »
Favre is not and cannot be in this lifetime in fellowship with anyone from Green Bay, or who has been to Green Bay, or who can say Green Bay and mean it.  He broke that bond, and it is irreparable.  I know there are some who view me as lax on the issue of fellowship; however, there is no adiaphoron in football.  A rupture has taken place between Favre and Green Bay. 

There is, of course, a curse attached to it, and that will play out as time goes on.  Theology is a game - Green Bay football is life. 

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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2009, 10:00:01 PM »
Favre is not and cannot be in this lifetime in fellowship with anyone from Green Bay, or who has been to Green Bay, or who can say Green Bay and mean it.  He broke that bond, and it is irreparable.  I know there are some who view me as lax on the issue of fellowship; however, there is no adiaphoron in football.  A rupture has taken place between Favre and Green Bay. 

There is, of course, a curse attached to it, and that will play out as time goes on.  Theology is a game - Green Bay football is life. 

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Dirty Rotten Traitor.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2009, 10:36:31 PM »
Favre is not and cannot be in this lifetime in fellowship with anyone from Green Bay, or who has been to Green Bay, or who can say Green Bay and mean it.  He broke that bond, and it is irreparable.  I know there are some who view me as lax on the issue of fellowship; however, there is no adiaphoron in football.  A rupture has taken place between Favre and Green Bay. 

There is, of course, a curse attached to it, and that will play out as time goes on.  Theology is a game - Green Bay football is life. 

Dave Benke

Ahh - but if Farve wanted another ring, he would be better served as signing as Brady's back-up.

Though the idea of AP having a decent qb, so that he can run amock thorugh Lambrat field - sounds kinda cool.....

(knowing of course, that the Packers are the theological equivelant of the UCC)

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2009, 10:38:10 PM »
Favre is not and cannot be in this lifetime in fellowship with anyone from Green Bay, or who has been to Green Bay, or who can say Green Bay and mean it.  He broke that bond, and it is irreparable.  I know there are some who view me as lax on the issue of fellowship; however, there is no adiaphoron in football.  A rupture has taken place between Favre and Green Bay. 

There is, of course, a curse attached to it, and that will play out as time goes on.  Theology is a game - Green Bay football is life. 

Dave Benke

So, now it is official: from the northern confines of the Atlantic to the expansive vistas of the Pacific, broken fellowship shall extend to the entire Conference, as all NFC Central teams are in a Conference Fellowship with one another for said former quarterback Favre!  

Amen and Amen!

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2009, 01:56:10 PM »

Dirty Rotten Traitor.


In that case, it makes most sense that he sign with the St. Louis (gag) Rams.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2009, 02:28:35 PM »

Dirty Rotten Traitor.


In that case, it makes most sense that he sign with the St. Louis (gag) Rams.

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Re: Brett Favre plays QB - a test
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2009, 05:29:01 PM »

Dirty Rotten Traitor.


In that case, it makes most sense that he sign with the St. Louis (gag) Rams.

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