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Biblical basis of Rugby League

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    A thorough study of the KJV reveals that rugby league is the correct biblical code of football. The scriptures abound with references to this noble, ancient sport.

    Most of the field positions of rugby league are specifically mentioned. The Bible refers to a “forward” (Eze 10:22), “backs” (Eze 8:16), “the second row” (Ex 28:18) and “harlots” (Jos 6:17) which was the word used in ancient times for “hookers”. 1 Kings 6:24 says “their wings touched one another” in an obvious reference to the defensive efforts of outside backs. The fact that lock forwards are usually not tall is referred to in “neither suffer their locks to grow long” (Eze 44:20). 1 Kings 10:7 says, “the half was not told” which is a pity because the first receiver should know what is going on.

    As for specific football skills a search of Young’s Analytical Concordance of the Bible shows that while the word “kick” does occur some four times in the Bible the word “pass” occurs in well over 400 separate references. The evidence is therefore overwhelming that while the kick was used on occasions the pass was the predominant skill in biblical football. References are made to specific types of passes. “To pass over the earth” (Ge 8:1) refers to the normal pass, “pass by him” (Dt 2:30) clearly refers to the cut-out pass and “seven times shall pass” (Dan 4:25) is obviously a full back-line movement.

    As for defensive skills we are told that “with our own hands the tackling” must be done (Ac 27:19) and we are to “mark well” (Job 33:31). Job must have had a particularly good sidestep because he said “mark me and be astonished” (Job 21:5).

    Finally the desired number of players in the team is seen in the number of apostles. Initially twelve men were chosen but Judas was replaced by Matthias (Ac 1:26) and finally Paul was added (Gal 1:1) to bring the team of apostles to the ideal number of thirteen.
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and you call me a literalist!!!! :lol:

    i prefer the references to Motor Racing, when Moses burned up the desert in his Triumph!
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    MAkes a good argument against literalism don't you think?
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Depends how literally you define literalism.

    To some I am a raving fundamentalist and to others I am an extreme liberal!!! :lol:
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    FFS I dont know if it does make a good argument against it, it just shows how preposterous personal interpretation can be. please preach somewhere else!
     
  6. fLIP

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    .... I hate religion.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Preaching? LMFAO!!
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    subtle though it may be Matas, you know what you are doing!
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The same could be said of just about every thread started in this section.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and the debate begins
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    There's no debate about it. every worldview is a worldview, even if you think you don't have a worldview.

    And to express your worldview is to proselytyse.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    get this man a mount
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    At least I have only one mount in my stable and I'm not at risk of disease from it. ;)
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In the famous words of morrisey
    "I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of"
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the abundance of short term fun in the process!
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Frankly Mr Shankly this position i've held, it pays my way but it corrodes my soul.
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    the new position?
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No it is more in reference to my old job but is from the same song "Frankly Mr Shankly"
     

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