Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

God Won't Care If White, Packers Win Super Bowl

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

God Won't Care If White, Packers Win Super Bowl

Article excerpt

The knock on the Golden Door was soft, but discernible.

"Come in, Saint Peter," said a weary voice. "What do you have for Me today?"

"It's the morning p-mail, Lord. The prayers from earth," Peter said. Peter had attempted to put the petitions into some sort of order, but, oh, what a stack. And this other matter - how to best broach it? "Anything out of the ordinary?" He said. "Well, Lord, we've been getting a large amount of p-mail requesting your attention to a fairly frivolous matter," Peter said, swallowing hard. "While well-intentioned, it has been jamming our modem and nearly swamping the mail room." "Peter," He said slowly. "Are we talking about Rev. White and his football games?" "Well, Lord, as a matter of fact, yes." There. It was on the table, or at least on the large, gilded desk, where it lay for several moments in silence. "You know how I feel about Rev. Reggie White," He said. "He is a noble man of great faith - and still a very effective pass rusher as well." "Yes, Lord, but ..." What might have been: "And he has suffered long in his career. Were it not for that detestable little braggart of a coach in Philadelphia, I might have rewarded him with a championship sooner." "Yes, Lord, but ... " Peter knew this would be difficult. He was a forgiving, bend-but-don't-break God, after all. But, oh, He did love a great sack or a ringing tackle delivered by a true believer. And this Wisconsin group with which Rev. White is affiliated. He seemed quite partial to it for some reason. Curious, really. "Well? What then?" "Just this, Lord," Peter began. "Does it not demean this office to suppose the outcome of a contest is cause for p-mail? Or that You believe one set of men crashing about is more worthy than another? My research shows there is roughly an equal number of good men on each team." "Now that Dallas has been eliminated." "Yes, Lord, of course." There was that pause again. Perhaps the argument was too strongly made, Peter thought. …

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