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I'm all for people finding God and getting baptized but seriously at practice? Seems like a weird little cult Dabos got going up there.
Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was baptized at practice before the season opener against Auburn.
Dabo should be in politics. This has every bit to do with recruiting. They made sure that this ended up on Twitter. Not to mention they picked the preacher from one of the most popular new wave churches New Spring to baptize him. Well played Dabo.
This is pretty sickening. Football practice is not the platform to be babtizing kids. This is yet another sick ploy by an immature media whore who knows no bounds in which to see his name on the internet, ESPN, the papers, or the news. The fact that he is willing to use religion, and exploit his own players with religion in order to do this should disgust his fans, and the parents of his players.
This is the worst thing I have yet to see dabo do, and that is saying something.
What if some of his players are Jewish, or Muslim? He is creating an atmosphere much like in the country of Iran, where tolerance is going to shrink every day, and hypocracy knows no bounds. When people start thinking everything they do is the will of God, morals start to diminish.
This post was edited by steve miller 19 months ago
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
This is seriously creepy stuff.
Candlelight chanting sessions and blood sacrifices aren't far off.
I'll be yo huckleberry...
that is all well & good, but if they run into another 70-33 thrashing, i dont think all the holy water in the world will save them from the heathens that will pursue them
or, after we whip their butts for the 4th time in a row, you can throw the baptism water out with the dabo. he will be crucified.
How much longer before Dabo becomes an ordained minister?
The rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Isn't he already?......
Does this really belong at a publicly funded university? Ridiculous.
I will take his comnmitment as genuine. There's no bad time to commit to Christ.
This would be a great post for taternet.
I guess there's two ways to look at it...
As a Christian...I'm glad Nuk has chosen eternal life in such a public profession. I'd guess that would rub off on some of his team mates that haven't made the decision to accept Christ.
As a football fan....(which isn't near as important) this seems a little much. Doing it at practice? Public school?
But sharing the gospel is vital to extending eternal life to so many that haven't heard of Christ, so as a Christian, I guess I should appreciate Nuk publicly professing his faith in the manner he did.
Just so different. I'd think this is a first...
I'm absolutely behind the kid. Like someone said, there's no bad time to find Christ. However, the part that really bothers me is that Jeff Scott is the one who put the picture on Twitter with a comment that went something like "This is why I love Clemson so much." like it's a regular occurrence. You can't tell me he and Dabo didn't do it on purpose.
This post was edited by MCR 19 months ago
I have no problem with it at all. I'll dog Clemson about anything under the sun, but not this. No bad time at all to make your decision to follow Christ public.
Having said that, I hope Nuke drops every pass when our teams heads to pickens this year!
This post was edited by jaydeejazzyjeff 19 months ago
I'm glad for the player and all that, but this is really pretty sickening how he has almost institutionalized his beliefs as the de facto "team religion". Like steve miller said, imagine if you were an atheist, jewish, or muslim player on that team and how uncomfortable you might feel.
I feel the same way. I am for Jesus and am for anyone else who is. But to put this out in social media as an attribute to cu is similar to that of a tv evangelist in my mind.
Agree with this also. And it is not that I am against him doing it the way he did. I just don't think one of the coaches should have put it in Twitter to promote cu.
1. As a christian, agreed.
2. At football practice, at a publically funded university...mehhh....starting to sound strange...
3. pimped out on twitter with "This is why I love Clemson" and used as a recruiting tool...dispicable and belittling Nuke's commitment.
Makes me wonder if there are any motives there from the staff.
This post was edited by cockengr 19 months ago
Exactly how I feel. I think it is awesome what happened. And doing the baptism at practice in front of teammates is neat.
Bot having the coach post to promote clemson is sad if you ask me.
Good for Nuke. Shame on the coaches.
"I used to walk up a hill to and from school in my days", says every Clemson student ever.
I question the separation of church and state as viewed today, given clemson is a public university.
From my view, I want our coach to be religious without using religion as a recruiting tool.
I wouldn't comment on shrinking tolerance if I were you.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
Agree....has nothing to do with Clemson. Would have rather him said, this is why I love Dabo, or this is why I love Perry Noble. Ect
What's a Nuke?
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Steve, I understand where you're coming from (I guess), but your post is overreacting a bit, eh? A kid getting baptized is by no means the worst thing Dabo has done. It is a kid getting baptized, and there is nothing disgusting about it.
It is odd to do it at practice and then post it on twitter. I agree, but I'm not sure it's hypocritical and certainly doesn't foster intolerance.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I.
I too am a Christian, and I genuinely celebrate Nuke accepting Christ and going public with his profession of faith in baptism. That's the biggest and best decision that kid will ever make and I'm both proud of him and excited for him.
That said, I have some doubt as to whether it was Nuke's idea to be baptized at practice...still in his uniform no less. While I agree it's great to be baptized in front of teammates that likely look up to him, why not do so at church in front of your team like Watkins and Goodman did about 2 or 3 weeks ago? I just think it comes off as a bit of publicity stunt, which sadly cheapens the true meaning of Nuke's decision to follow Christ.
I also have to think that the pictures and narratives will no doubt be used as a recruiting tool with families of prospects. If they are using it solely to recruit kids to Christ, then fantastic! If they are using it to recruit kids to Clemson...I take issue with that. I would also take issue with it if the same thing were going on with our Gamecocks or any other school for that matter.
My other question, would Clemson make the same production out of a 4th string walk-on lineman making a decision to accept Christ and follow Him? Would they call Pastor Perry from Newspring and have him come up to baptize a team manager at practice?
In God's eyes there is no more value in one person's salvation versus another's...He celebrates and loves each and every one of us just the same, and as Christians we should follow suit....
I love the work God is doing at Clemson and the work He is doing through Perry and Newspring Church...I just question what on the surfacr seems to be a PR move on Clemson's part in regard to Nuke's life-changing decision...
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