Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Top End Eagle, Apr 27, 2016.
so due to religious conviction not playing at all during May. Thoughts?
Wasting his God given talents - glad it's not Manly's problem
Letting his real mates down to please his imaginary one.
I hope his pay is adjusted accordingly
I admire his faith but I do wonder how the Dogs can let this sort of thing happen...maybe if he was JT or something but if I was Des I would cut my loses and sign someone else that won't upset the rhythm of the team.
Some point he will have to make a choice.
It would be great if Manly had four Sunday games in a row like Canterbury has.
It's not quite 40 years, but it's a start.
I just dont get religon, does Will believe god blesses him but makes a child starve to death every seven seconds?
Apparently my wife's grandfather got picked to play in an Australian rep team from country rugby league back in the 30 or 40's. He wouldn't play because it was on a Saturday and he was a devout Adventist. Obviously was never picked again.
Everyone to there own, however, I don't get it.
What's to admire? Why do people float the 'admire his faith' cliche? Hopoate is a credulous moron taken in by another group of manipulative hucksters, masquerading as a religious 'faith.' One that was set up to allow its male followers to have more than one wife.
Nothing to 'admire' there.
Yeah not even 40 days the pussy!
I wonder if he gets a camel?
Due to my beliefs I'm going to spend 41 days in the dessert. MMMMmmmm, bickies, cake, ice cream.....
"I got a paper cut writing my suicide note. It's a start". - Steven Wright.
People talk about their God/Gods & are taken very seriously.
But, if I told my Coach the Easter Bunny didn't want me playing on Fridays, they'd lock me up.
Some harsh comments in this thread. Regardless of your personal views on religion, I think the beliefs of others should be respected.
Nup, politics, religion, football
All fair game!!
You get passionate about something, then expect the knockers.
Or as it is in my case, tolerated in silence.
@Terry Zarsoff as the forum's literary consultant, is that the first sentence in history to start with 6 two letter words?
It's a selective belief as Hoppa has played/will play on Sundays.
Not bagging his right to hold his beliefs, just his hypocrisy in taking a whole day off when it suits him
Plenty of occupations Hoppa could pursue that do not have Sunday work.
Like...Parra in a GF?!?!?
lol @ parra
Don't forget Des is a devout Catholic - you will find he attends church every weekend. He is probably more open to providing flexibility around religious beliefs than most coaches.
Having said that it surprises me that he is letting the tail wag the dog here!
Anyway if it cost the Bulldogs a couple of wins then I am all for it!
Is this not just a case of sporting teams catching up with what is now common in the workplace I.e some flexibility to accomodate talent.
My guess is that hoppa stated it was this way or he would not play at all (or something similar) and has taken some reduction in his pay as well...even accounting for the games he plays.
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