The Atlanta Journal Constitutionbrings us our latest installment in Adventures in Bad Theology. Wide receiver Steve Johnson of the Buffalo Bills dropped what would have been the winning touchdown pass in his team's overtime loss on Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He blamed God.
"I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME !!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO...", Johnson tweeted.
Usually athletes are thanking God for their exploits on the field. Last week, after scoring three touchdowns in a win over Cincinnati, Johnson tweeted, "Jus Goes To Sho God Is Good N Real! Keep Faith Thru Good N Bad."
Is it possible to make an intellectual distinction between his rant and the praise offered by athletes who thank God when things go well?