Christine Organ: What Baseball Can Teach Us About Faith And Belief
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
With baseball season just a couple weeks away, I am reminded of the popular baseball movie, "Bull Durham," the classic film about baseball, love and ... religion? In the movie, Annie Savoy admits that, after experimenting with most major religions, she worships at the Church of Baseball, and Crash Davis professes his belief in the hanging curve ball, good scotch, opening presents on Christmas morning, as well as a number of romantically erotic sexual acts.
Beliefs, as Annie and Crash so expertly convey in "Bull Durham," do not necessarily involve things like the Immaculate Conception, resurrection, a divine afterlife or original sin.
So what, then, is belief? And, similarly, what is faith?
Faith and belief are tricky concepts, to be sure, particularly with respect to religion, when they often become divisive words that fall prey to misconceptions and stereotypes. Non-believers may criticize faith as irrational, gullible and misguided, describing all faith as blind
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