Last night my wife and I were watching the Home Run Derby on ESPN. We were totally engaged in the Josh Hamilton story when all the sudden Rick Reilly of ESPN said…
“It’s a?bad night for Atheists”?
I turned to my wife and said “what did he just say”? We then rewound and listened again. This idiot Rick Reilly was referring to the fact that Josh Hamilton had found Jesus. And inferred that because he did he has somehow been rewarded by being able to hit slow pitched baseballs over the wall. He also implied that if you were an Atheist that home run hitting was probably not in your bag.
What a moron. Now I guess Rick Reilly thinks?it’s no big deal to people because he insulted people that don’t believe in God. But let’s change the statement a bit and then see how it looks.
Jews don’t believe in Jesus. So what if it read:
“It’s a?bad night for Jews”?
Isn’t that the same thing? Doesn’t it somehow feel a lot worse? Look, your religious views have no place in announcing anything. Keep them to yourself and announce the freakin event.
ESPN should really offer out a formal apology to Atheists as I’m pretty sure they count as people to.
Isn’t ESPN owned by Disney? That family oriented company?
Full Disclosure: I’m not an Atheist, but does that really matter?