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Lions LB Zack Follett Is Off His Rocker

This is one of the most confusing diatribes I have ever come across.   Lions LB Zack Follett gave an interview on Tuesday in which he received some harsh criticism for what he had to say about QB Matthew Stafford.  According to Zack his comments were taken out of context.

In Zack’s interview with ESPN in Fresno earlier in the day, he was quoted as saying;

“Stafford, good guy,” Follett said, per the Detroit Free Press. “He’s a china doll right now. Anytime he gets hit, he goes down. But the kid is — hopefully, it’s just patiently waiting for him, because the kid is an awesome talent. He has a tremendous arm. The throws that he makes during practice when no one can touch him, he looks like an All-American quarterback, but put him in a game, and you hit his shoulder. So hopefully, say a couple prayers, keep him healthy next year, and the Lions can do some damage in the NFC.”

After receiving numerous complaints he decided (foolishly) to clear the air via video.  It is too hard to describe the actual video and what happens.  Please enjoy (…and “Like” Cosby Sweaters on Facebook):

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    Zack would seem to be off his rocker to those of you who are not Christians, but he’s speaking from the Bible about the battle between good and evil and how he views this episode as evil trying to tempt him into fighting back after he misspoke. He’s just professing his faith, that’s it. Seems perfectly normal to me, it’s just that he’s very passionate about it and most Christians don’t have the guts to go on Facebook and say these things. It’s obvious his belief is very strong. Good for him.

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    what mountain tops is he talking about?

    I bet any girl that was thinking about sleeping with this guy has had a change of heart if they watched this- praise the lord!

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    WOW, that is the most nonsensical rambling I have ever heard. We live in the 21st century, isnt it about time people stop basing their lives around the myths of goat herders in the Iron Age?!? Scary stuff that people can be this ignorant to how the world really is!

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    LionsFan hit it on the head. Never heard of Zack Follet before, but I’m impressed with the courage he has to speak truth. Per LionsFan’s comment I can also see how non-christians could find this totally bizarre. The Bible even predicts this type of truth is foolishness to those who do not comprehend the Bible’s message…(1 Corinthians 1:18)

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    of course they predicted it! The goat herders who wrote the passages obviously knew people would say they are insane because they were in fact MAKING THE WHOLE SHIT UP!! Anyone with a free thinking brain can plainly see it was written by very average men (who thought the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth non the less) living in difficult times, trying to make up the world around them. Putting a passage in that says people will think it is foolish DOES NOT IN ANYWAY SHAPE OR FORM make the book true, rather it proves the idiocy of their writing. There have been thousands of ‘Gods’ people have professed their life to throughout history and they all have one thing in common…. THEY ARE MAN-MADE MYTHS, just like the Greek Gods, Thor, Wotan, etc, etc, etc. If you want to believe in the Gods of the Iron-Age then you should not use any of the modern day technology that the rest of us sane people rely on. Either you believe non-sense from 2,000 years ago or you believe in current science and modern rational thinking and philosophy. You should be ashamed live in a world rife with technology but yet base your life around the philosophy of nomads living in the desert over 2 millennia ago

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    Jesus was not a goat-herder. Paul was not a goat-herder. Before you lecture everyone about the wondrous knowledge of our modern age, why don’t you pick up a history book?

    Look, Jesus came around after Plato, Aristotle, Democritus, and Cicero. It is certainly not so easy to assert that we are much smarter than people in the first century. Has our advanced technology made the ethical and moral vision of these brilliant ancients entirely obsolete? I don’t see why.

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    asdf, say what you want about whether religion is real, but don’t think for a minute that the authors of the Bible are stupid. Whether you want to believe it or not, the book has and will continue to inspire the landscape of the world. There are some real good words to live by in it.

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    “asdf” people who believe in the words of the Bible are followers of Christ. If you look at some of the things Christ said it is definitely crazy stuff! Jesus claimed to be the son of God. How can you get more radical than this!! He was either completely insane (as you astutely put it) or he was and is in fact the son of God. There is no middle ground. So I appreciate you boiling it down.

    By the way, “science” and rational thinking are both a part of God’s creation and they are tools to explain most of the world around us. I also don’t think the Bible was written to be a science text-book. Unfortunately the dirty little secret of the sciences is that much of the experimentation and data that is derived from testing the natural world is completely open to interpretation and therefore bias. This means some areas that can not be explained through “science” at this time. I’m sure many of these things will one day be explained through testing the natural world, but I believe it takes a lot of faith to trust everything can be explained through science…

    Just my two cents.

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    Matt, obviously there were tremendously intelligent people living hundreds if not thousands of years ago. But as a whole, we are much, much smarter than the people living before us, as were the people of the iron-age who came after the Bronze Age. The Old Testament was most certainly written by nomadic goat-herders who believed they were writing the word of ‘God’ who sent his son (who was really him) to the desert over 300 years previous. Yeah, that sounds plausible. And yes i agree, there are some ethical and moral visions in the writing which are inspiring, however, there are just as many if not more, deplorable passages which “Christians” only too easy brush aside. Look at most of Northern Europe and parts of Asia, almost entirely secular or atheistic and yet they aren’t savage beasts killing each other. In fact, these parts of the world are consistently ahead of the United States in mortality rate, education, quality of life… It is amazing these countries even know how to act without 2,000 year old mythology to guide them.

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    “Propstozack” – I agree with everything in your last post, except the part about science being part of gods creation. That is just as unprovable as everything else in the bible. “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Unfortunately, the bible does not explain anything about the world, while science (which is the search for facts through evidence and reasoning, not myths) has given us everything we covet in modern society (medicine for longer healthier lives, technology to make life more enjoyable). Let me know what you think.

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    “asdf” Yep, you are right that it is not provable. However, I believe in a God who leaves clues of his creation and character all over the place. From the macro-scale (Solar Systems) to the sub-atomic levels (Quarks, etc) I see intelligence and intentionality. I believe God did create the universe. That said I do not stake my faith on God creating the world in 7 days, although I certainly believe it is possible. Why is it not possible that God used some form of evolution to “create”?

    As far as the Bible not explaining anything about the world, I already talked about some things in the world not falling into convenient scientifically explainable disciplines. God gave us brains and I think he intends for us to use them to discover our universe. I look to the Bible to explain the human condition and what we can do about, not to explain the disappearance of the dinosaurs or whether global warming is real.

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    UHHH… HUUUHH…HUH HUH… UGHH .. UHHHHHH! HEY BEVIS, UHH.. THAT DUDE IS COOL….HE SAID HE HAD FLAMING ARROWS AND CALLED SOME GUY A BALLER.. UUUHHH HUUUGH….

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    Well zach, unfortunately your illogical line of thinking is causing great harm to the world these days (i.e… basically ever war ever fought). Instead of thinking intelligently and rationally about problems, many of us use superstition and mythological thinking to ‘show us the way.’ This has harbored an anti-intellectual undertone to our society and it is time we progress of regress. Hopefully we choose the former.

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    In what way does Zack preach the truth? There is this thing called EVIDENCE, and your beloved little Bible has very little of it. The world is 4.5 billion years old, but the bible’s depiction is that the world is only 6000 years old. That is like saying that the distance from NYC to San Francisco is 22 feet. And as asdf has pointed out, religion is actually harful to mankind. Religious faith is completely divisive, it discourages independant thought, thrives in unsolved mystery, and ignores any and all examination of facts. Religion is about taking untested belief and turning it into unshakable truths through the powers of institutions. Institutions that pop up on every street corner since the INVISIBLE product is free enterprise. Relgion tells us that if we can keep our faith against the truth, agaisnt the teeth of reality, the more virtuous we supposedly become. It’s a completely backwards belief system that reason must challage since religous faith has such a negative power of causing perfectly rational people to do such destructively irrational things. The only truth is that the twisted tales of your invisible space god where written by crusty desert nomades who knew nothing about science, and who’s morality was morally duboius at best, and intellectually poisonous to say the least. As Richard Dawkin’s so beautifully put it. ” We are all athiests about most of the Gods societies chose to believe in, I just happen to go one God further.”
    That my friend is the truth.

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    Garth! Thanks for comment and thanks for visiting the site. I’ll be sure to actively visit and share your Facebook page. What a great idea. The notes are fantastic.

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