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Things Christians Post on Social Media When Their Team Loses

I’ve long been amused by the type of social media posts when a Christian’s favorite sports team loses a big game. After venting about the team, coaches, or officials, they typically become very spiritual and begin posting about how they didn’t really care about the game anyway. Below are a few examples. See if you recognize any of these.

Ex. 1, Triumphalistic: I’m glad my hope isn’t in the [insert sports team name], but in an eternal kingdom that can never lose! Amen?!?!

Ex. 2, Eschatological: I’ve read the back of the book and we win! Glad I’m on the winning side!

Ex. 3, Pietistic: I was thinking about giving up [insert name of sport] anyway and spend the time in Bible study and prayer.

Ex. 4, Heavenly-Minded: I don’t know why, but the things of the world no longer hold any allure for me. Heaven’s sounding sweeter all the time.

Have you seen any of these, or even posted them yourself? Have you seen any others?