Admittedly, football is a rough game - actually and physically - as is hockey.
The language of sportscasters reflects that with exclamations of: "They got hammered," or "They got nailed," "They got pounded," and similar exclamations of violent euphemisms.
Homo-activists complain that they have been "bashed" by right-wingers, when in fact absolutely no physical contact usually is ever made against actual bodies or body parts of such homoperverts.
It has always been understood and proclaimed by the sane and sensible that religious beliefs cannot be hammered or nailed or pounded into people - with or without vulgar expletives and/or shouting at them, nor can irreligious disbeliefs be hammered or nailed or pounded out of people - with or without vulgar expletives and/or shouting at them.
Some persons have been pre-chosen by the Creator to be directed into special paths and into special circumstances compared to other persons who have not, and even though it appears that the Lord has prophetic foreknowledge of how a free-willed person will initially choose, continue to choose, and eventually will choose . . . beyond the predictable instincts and reactions of non-human lower lifeforms to One who has complete and perfect knowledge of all past and present and future environmental factors . . . He does not violate free will which he has given all humans.
Predicting about free-willed creatures?
Genesis 24:7 The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and swore to me, 'To your descendants I will give this land,' he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.
Ge 37:10 But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father scolded him, and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?"
Ge 45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors.
Ge 49:8 Judah, your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down before you.
Exodus 32:34 But now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you; hey, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them."
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." [So did Jeremiah exist before he was born? How could God consecrate an entity who had not even been brought into existence yet? What if Jeremiah had not been willing to be consecrated nor appointed a prophet to the nations?]
Romans 3:3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?
Ro 8:30 And those whom [God] predestined (i.e. pre-designated) He also called; and those whom He called he also justified; and those whom He justified he also glorified.
Ro 9:6 It is not as though the Word of God hath taken no effect. For they are not all Israel, who are of Israel;
7 neither because they are the seed of Abraham are they all children; but, "In Isaac shall your seed be called."
8 That is, they who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; rather, the children of the promise are considered the seed.
9 For this is the word of promise: "At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son."
10 And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac
11 for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil [so do all dead fetii and newborns go to Heaven?], in order that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not by works, but by Him who calls),
12 it was said to her, "The elder shall serve the younger."
13 As it is written: "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated."
14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid!
15 For He sad to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but God who shows mercy.
17 For the Scripture says of Pharaoh, "Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show My power in you, and that My name might be declared throughout all the earth."
18 Therefore has He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will, He hardens.
19 You will say then to me, "Why does He yet find fault, for who can resist His will?"
20 But no, man, who are you who talks back to God? Shall the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me thus?"
21 Has not the potter power over the clay to make from the same lump one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?
22 What if God, choosing to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience the vessels of wrath fitted for destruction;
23 and this that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, whom He had prepared before to glory,
24 even us whom He has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
Much has been said, notably by the accursed damned-to-become, about "love." "Love, love, love." "Tolerance" (even though atheists and evolutionists and sexist-feminists and homoperverts themselves are intolerantly not tolerant). "Inclusive diversity" (even though atheists and abortionists and evolutionists and sexist-feminists and homoperverts themselves want to exclude in non-diversity those with diametrically-opposite viewpoints). "Open-mindedness" (even though atheists and evolutionists and abortionists and sexist-feminists themselves are full of prejudicial bigotry and bias).
We hear from the deviant that Jesus "was always gentle and kind, full of reconciliation without negativity," and that "God is love."
Ga 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness
1Ti 1:5 whereas the aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith.
1Jo 2:11 But he who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
1Jo 3:15 Any one who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
1Jo 4:8 He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
1Jo 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the expiation for our sins.
1Jo 4:16 So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.
1Jo 4:17 In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is so are we in this world.
2Jo 1:6 And this is love, that we follow His commandments; this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love.
The commandment is simply to "follow love." Love, love, love.
First Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
1Co 13:5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
1Co 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1Co 13:8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
"We are all God's children," the demented arrogantly and impudently blatter, "proven by the Bible that God does not discriminate but instead impartially "makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the injust" (Matthew 5:45). [So who would He consider "injust" at all - if everyone indiscriminately is good with no one being bad?].
Clearly, such non-bigoted and non-biased, non-prejudicial non-discrimination is the case(?), being that:
Mal 3:18 Then once more you shall distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
Ne 7:64 These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but it was not found there, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean;
Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God.
Re 20:15 . . . and if any one's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
so "everyone(?) is unconditionally welcomed(?)," as stated by:
Re 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood.
Does "love" and "tolerance" mean that men and women are equal (in every way), being that "in Christ there is neither male nor female, for you are all unisex neuter?" [or something like that]
IS gender equality questionably indicated in Leviticus 27:1-5, Numbers chapter 30, Isaiah 3:12, Ecclesiastes 7:26-28, Nahum 3:13, First Corinthians 11:1-16 and 14:33-38, First Timothy 2:11-15 and First Peter 3:7? If it is, may you stick yours up mine, and mine yours.
Scripture contains this story about when Jesus was publicly harassed by a Canaanite woman:
Mt 15:21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
Mt 15:22 And hey, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, Oh Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon."
Mt 15:23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us."
Mt 15:24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Clearly, a prime example of non-discriminate polite accommodation, non-prejudicial concern for others, inclusive diversity, and tolerance?
"Love never ends" says First Corinthians 13, verse 8.
So, love for Satan never ends, and should never end? Love for the Devil's demons never ends, and should never end? Love for relentlessly-impenitent homoperverts and relentlessly-impenitent evolutionists and relentlessly-impenitent sexist feminists and relentlessly-impenitent atheists and relentlessly-impenitent abortionists never ends(?)
Ponder the proceeding prose:
Ex 20:5 . . . you shall not bow down to them or serve them [how non-loving rude and impolite!]; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me . . .
Jud 11:7 But Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "Did you not hate me, and drive me out of my father's house? Why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?"
Jud 14:16 And Samson's wife wept before him, and said, "You only hate me, you do not love me; you have put a riddle to my countrymen, and you have not told me what it is." And he said to her, "Hey, I have not told my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?"
2Sa 19:6 . . . because you love those who hate you and hate those who love you. For you have made it clear today that commanders and servants are nothing to you; for today I perceive that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead today, then you would be pleased.
1Ki 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but evil." And Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."
2Ch 19:2 But Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the LORD.
Ps 26:5 I hate the company of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.
Ps 101:3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is base. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cleave to me.
Ps 119:104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
Ps 119:113 I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
Ps 119:128 Therefore I direct my steps by all your precepts; I hate every false way.
Ps 119:163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.
Ps 139:21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
Consider the always-loving, tolerant, non-prejudiced and non-bigoted, non-slanderous, inclusively-diverse, kind and gentle and polite utterances of Jesus himself:
Mt 23:16 Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'If any one swears by the temple, it is nothing; but if any one swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'
Mt 23:17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?
Mt 23:19 You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
Mt 23:24 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!
Mt 23:26 You blind Pharisee! first cleanse the inside of the cup and of the plate, that the outside also may be clean.
Mt 23:33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?
Lu 14:26 If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Joh 2:15 And making a whip of cords, He drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and He poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
Joh 9:39 Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
Joh 9:40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard this, and they said to him, "Are we also blind?"
Joh 9:41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains.
Saint Paul was another example of inclusive diversity, tolerance, never-ending love and patience, kindness and politeness . . .
Ac 13:11 And now, hey, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand.
Galatians 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and turning to a different gospel
7 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed.
9 As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed [or: damned].
. . . as was Saint James, Saint Peter, and Saint John:
Jas 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Jas 4:4 Unfaithful creatures! [Obviously building up their self-esteem!(?)] Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity against God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy against God.
2Pe 2:14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! [A most complimentary way of enhancing their self-assertive feeling of worth and value!(?)]
2Jo 1:10 If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting. [Quite neighborly!(?)]
Re 3:17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. [Tell that to your mopheaded or sleevesless or slacksless or soxless aunt or niece, store clerkette, medical secretariette or technicianess, office managerette, co-workerette, lawyerette, news reporteress or anchorette, postmistress, she-bear cop!]
The ultimate and eternal love of God is clearly revealed by His Biblically-predicted intention to grant them their "stay-away-from-me" deep desire of what they really want most: solitary-confinement isolation to facilitate their rabid and livid craving to scurrilously curse, defame, revile, and blaspheme Jerry Falwell, D. James Kennedy, Franklin Graham, Newt Gingrich, right-wing Christian-fundamentalist evangelicals, and God Himself as much as possible . . . which the LORD in sympathetic and tender-hearted love and affection will facilitate and accentuate by consigning and torturing the immoral majority in outer-darkness hellfire forever. Is there any greater expression of divine "love" (or is it rather "hate") which He could possibly provide [along the screwy-semantics weaselword/satanspeak lines of murdering womb-babes and mangling pregnant mothers being termed by the irrational: "reproductive health?," colorblind Scripture being termed: "racist," logical and realistic patriarchal hierarchy in the Bible being termed: "sexist," and make-believe/mythical evolutionism being termed: "science"]?
By the way, I guess I left out verse 6 of First Corinthians chapter 13. Sorry.
It relates to:
Lu 6:46 "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?"
2Co 4:2 We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
2Pe 3:16 . . . There are some things in [Paul's epistles] hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.
1Jo 2:3 And by this we may be sure that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1Jo 3:22 and we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what pleases Him.
1Jo 3:24 All who keep His commandments reside in Him, and He in them. And by this we know that He resides in us, by the Spirit which He has given us.
1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.