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Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Posted on: March 10, 2011 3:25 pm
 
Twitter remarks from Seattle linebacker Aaron Curry regarding religion, and his subsequent reaction to fans who expressed displeasure with those comments, are sure to open a few eyes.

On his Twitter page @Seahawk59, Curry began quoting Bibilical verses. Nothing wrong with that, of course.

But apparently a significant number of Seahawks fans began objecting to his quotations. They told Curry they were going to unfollow him and some even Tweeted they were going to stop being Seattle fans if he kept quoting scripture.

To which Curry responded: "People tweeting me saying they gone unfollow me cuz of my GOD-filled verses! Newsflash: I rather have Christ than to have you follow me."

This is a fascinating situation.

What happens if a player's personal beliefs -- religious or otherwise -- irritate or anger a part of the fan base? Does Curry have the right to use his personal Twitter account anyway he wants even if what he writes might offend some fans and hurt ticket sales? Curry's backers say his belief in God is a good thing and his expression of those beliefs is his right. He did receive support for his posts from some fans.

Again, however, how much should Curry worry about offending Seahawks fans who buy tickets? One such fan contacted me via Twitter and said, "Do not thrust your religion down the throats of others when you make your living in the public eye."

Yes, this is interesting, and likely not the last we've heard from Curry or Seattle fans on this issue.

By the way, it's quite possible Seahawks players are the most active in sports on Twitter. Some of the recent posts by Seahawks players have been, well, interesting to say the least.
Category: NFL
Tags: Seahawks
 
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Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

I don't know why I am continually surprised when people get so upset at the mention of Jesus' name.
Probably because nobody gets upset at the mention of Jesus' name. If anything, the people who "get upset" (translation: disagree with the religion) are "upset" (disagreeing) with proselytizing. I don't know why people who are continually surprised by disagreement seem incapable of comprehending the relatively low complexity level of that disagreement, and must therefore reduce every disagreement to "you hate Jesus!".



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

ChargerGrant--Sounds like you're spreading your own form of religion, which is acting as an atheist.  If you don't like Christians doing it, why are you?  Don't pull a man down due to his beliefs.  They are his right, just as your right is to not believe in them.
Sounds like someone has no reading comprehension skills. Celebrating people who dislike religion is not a "form of religion". Sad that you are spoon-fed the talking point and still can't apply it correctly. Also, ChargerGrant said nothing to "pull a man down". He simply said that religious texts are full of lies. Last time I checked, religious texts weren't people, let alone men. Nor did he say that Curry had no right to believe as he does. Go back and reread ChargerGrant's post, and maybe you'll find something there you can disagree with that he actually said. If you can't, I'll be glad to help.



Since: Jun 26, 2010
Posted on: March 14, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

I really don't think the Seahawks front office or ownership cares about his remarks, especially since they rented out Qwest Field to Mars Hill Church for an Easter service. I don't know why I am continually surprised when people get so upset at the mention of Jesus' name.



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2011 8:25 am
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

ChargerGrant--Sounds like you're spreading your own form of religion, which is acting as an atheist.  If you don't like Christians doing it, why are you?  Don't pull a man down due to his beliefs.  They are his right, just as your right is to not believe in them.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: March 12, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Really?  So when is the last time that you saw a nativity scene in a public square despite the significant majority of the population being Christian?

When is the last time you saw people responding that an athlete saying, "Praise Allah" was offensive?

Nativity scene? Irrelevent. Establishment clause. Sorry the Christians don't get to worship their graven images on public property. The word idolatry comes to mind.

"Praise Alllah"? Equally irrelevent, and the obvious implication (that Muslims are somehow more protected than Christians) is a total absurdity. When was the last time Congress held hearings to investigate Christians?
Luckily you live in a country where being in the minority for religion is tolerated and you are able to spout ridiculous statements on internet posts if you choose.

I was lucky to be born in the USA, but tolerance for minority religions is not luck. It's one of the founding principles of this country. And yes, you do get to "spout ridiculous statements". That's why Curry gets to do whatever he wants with his Twitter account.



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2011 10:50 am
 

BLAH BLAH ... BLAH!

WHY...do you people even CARE about this? Complete waste of time.
Guess what? Go TWEET your opinions so those of us who DON'T follow you (or ANY tweeters for that matter) can completely IGNORE you.
Tweeting if for self-absorbed idiots who ASSume they're getting 15 milliseconds of fame...



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2011 9:04 am
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Good for Seahawk fans and their intolerance of Curry spreading lies. The Bible, Kuran, and all other religious texts are chock full of lies. The danger is that those lies influence people and their decision making and most importantly enables others to manipulate them based on those beliefs. Religion is the greatest sham ever perpetrated against mankind.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 8:53 am
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

"Does Curry have the right to use his personal Twitter account anyway he wants even if what he writes might offend some fans and hurt ticket sales?"

Yes. It's called the First Amendment. Next question...



Since: Mar 12, 2011
Posted on: March 12, 2011 4:11 am
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

As someone who is both an atheist and a fan of the Seahawks, I find this to be ridiculous. People should be tolerant of the expression of faith (or lack thereof) of other people, NFL players or not. This whole situation seems like simple common sense to me.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2011 2:16 am
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

I don't have, or follow twitter so I can't really say for sure.  I think the majority of people have nailed it though.  If you don't like it, don't read it.  It honestly scares me the future of this country when people are to stupid to understand that common sence logic.  If it was a  team or official twitter acount it might be differant, but this is his personal twitter, and as long as he follows whatever rules twitter itself, and whatever his teams personal conduct rules are.  I honestly can't understand why anyone would even care.

Keep in mind this is coming from a person whos never been to church a day in his life.  If I had twitter, and someone I was following started doing this chances are I wouldn't even care enough to unfollow him.  Everyone has the right to bealive whatever they want to.  To any of the idiots claiming they won't buy tickets to the teams games because of this.  I gotta say that is probably a good thing.  If your that hateful  about what someone does, or doesn't bealive.  I would feel much safer at games knowing idiots like you aren't there also.


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