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Very powerful and I loved the highlights and music at the beginning. Marcus' parents are in the audience as well.
January 6, 2013
He really asks God whether or not it's time for him to go in? No disrespect here but that's kind of a childish theological perspective, don't you think?
I applaud him for his beliefs but I am more impressed with his abilities as a QB.Whether he is a religious person or not is not germane.
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I agree. You're not asking permission. You're just asking for guidance and for the ability to see what God's will is. I have a hard time doing that. I read in a story the other day that Dyaln said in high school pretty much everything he did, he was doing for only Dylan. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'm in my 40s and I still find myself doing stuff for me a lot. Don't get me wrong, I do plenty for my wife and kids and I'm proud of being a good husband and father, but I still have a lot of selfishness that I have to work through. I don't know Dylan but I'm happy that his life is going in the right direction and I'm proud that he represents my school.
How do you give a problem to God?
I'm not an atheist and I have a healthy respect for the Christian religion. In fact, I defend it pretty regularly in debate forums against rabid atheists. I have strong Christian leanings, especially in the realm of morality as I believe it to be the only sound foundation from which to base objective morals, but it's things like this that I have trouble with. I don't understand the whole "talking to God' thing. I guess my real problem is faith itself. I wish I had it, but I have trouble accepting the supernatural aspect of Christianity, for lack of a better term.
Anyways I'm sorry for making this a religious discussion, but that is sort of the trajectory the OP is taking. I would like to say that Dylan is an outstanding representative of the USC and I'm glad that our team has high quality character young men such as him.
Hey Ownage I think that is a fair question. I have always understood the vernacular of "giving it to God" biblically to relenquish the outcome of any situation to His will and intention. To say whatever the result of this next event I will have peace with it because I emotionally, mentally and spiritually lay it at your feet and walk away from. Yielding to a far superior wisdom than ourselves. Does that help?
Thanks for sharing this. Really glad I got to watch it.
That does help clear it up, thanks. Basically it comes down to faith. That's the one thing I lack. I have studied the arguments for Christianity and find them to be very convincing. I'm a student of the philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig, who is himself a fundamentalist Christian. I hope to one day find the faith that so many find beneficial in their lives. I would be intellectually dishonest if I were to claim to have it now. But I do not rule it out. Everyone has their own journey I suppose.
Sometimes faith finds you. Thanks for the discourse Ownage.
I applaud him for his abilities as QB, but am more impressed with his beliefs and his walk with God.
I respectively disagree, his faith is everything. As big as a Gamecock fan as i am, his faith is infinitely more important and we would not he nearly as good as we are without his, Shaw's, Lattimore's, on and on faith. Our success on the field is a by product of their faith.
Upvote, seek and yea shall find.
That's understandable. My problem is establishing faith to begin with. I arrived at my belief in God through science, logic and rigorous argumentation. My problem is believing some of the events in the Bible to have literally happened. The belief in biblical inerrancy is a fundamental tenet of Christianity, and it's a big obstacle for me. I have trouble believing that a man walked on water, rose from the dead, etc. I don't mean to offend anyone by saying that. I'm just being completely honest about what keeps me from being fully Christian despite holding many Christian beliefs.
Thanks for posting that
I rarely post anything serious but i got choked up watching that. I couldnt be more proud of the young man.
if you think you're a good guy that knows about humility....watch that video
I asked god to tell me if I should stay out of this thread and he didn't say anything so I guess I should voice my opinion.
But before I do.. you people know this thread will be gone in an hour or so if somebody doesn't agree with all the christian beliefs instead of doing a group hug and singing kumbaya.
I don't doubt your sincerity, but I notice that all these miracles seem to happen with things that could have gotten better otherwise. For instance, I've yet to see an amputated leg grow back.
Also, millions upon millions of children continually die from terminal diseases, violence, natural disasters, etc. every year. Many prayers are said for these children and go unanswered. With all due respect, I find it somewhat disingenuous to point to particular examples of God's grace when in reality the number of those cases is dwarfed by their negation. One could argue that it's also very self-centered. Bear in mind I'm not accusing you of being disingenuous or self-centered. I'm merely saying that upon further examination one could reach those conclusions.
Thank you so much for posting. Outstanding.
Left to right: Reed and Blondie,
I'm only thru the 22 min. mark and can't even put into words how great and inspiring this video is. Wow..... just wow.
Thank you so much for sharing! Dylan and Marcus' parents have done a terrific job raising those young men.
2012 Season stats: 143 carries, 662 yards, 11 TD's; 26 catches, 173 yards;
Praying for a full recovery, Marcus. God Bless You!
I would love to jump in for just a moment if I may. I usually read & do not post but I feel like I would like to express 2 things ...Faith, to me, from what I've learned, is believing in what u cannot see. If u can see something that is not faith. Second, remember, Gods ways are not our ways & his thoughts are not our thoughts. Being a Christian for a very long time I am not perfect by any means but with Gods help, guidance & a whole lot of forgiveness I trust that one day the reward for my silly self will be eternity in heaven! My family had a long road thru recruiting etc and lots of scouts visiting our son & I truly believe without our faith and some doors being closed & others opened we would have never chosen Carolina. I can relate to Dylan & his family totally. Lots of really tough decisions but I believe God chose Carolina for us by the way of Coach Holbrook. He is an amazing man & father in addition to being a wonderful coach! God truly answered our prayer for our son. So I know faith & prayer led us here to Carolina. Praise Him!
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