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11-15-2012, 04:46 PM #1
New Morman rule could affect top basketball prospect Jabari Parker
I know this is more of a basketball chat issue but I want to get the P&R groups spin on morman missions,how they affect athletes and any other questions, comments or concerns about the morman religion.
11-15-2012, 04:53 PM #2
So he has the option of going a year earlier? Big deal.
11-15-2012, 05:22 PM #3
I guess the question is what do you think about ballplayers being "encouraged" to go on morman missions? Are you ok with it. Would you go? Would you allow your son to go? If Jabari Parker was your son would you advise him to go? HOF QB Steve Young who is a decendent of one of the founders of the morman religion Brigham Young never went on his morman mission. Not knocking the mormans but I have to ask the tough questions.
11-15-2012, 05:34 PM #4
so you would pick money over your God and advise your children to do the same?
11-15-2012, 05:34 PM #5
Well I wouldn't do any of those thing but I wouldn't be Mormon either. I suppose if I was his dad and was a Mormon I'd encourage him to go but it's his decision.
11-15-2012, 05:40 PM #6
wickabee, we agree!!!! perhaps the first time today!!!!!!!!!!
11-15-2012, 06:03 PM #7
11-15-2012, 06:17 PM #8
Not to get off topic, but is Morman an accepted spelling or an error? Not a shot or anything I'm just wondering.
Anyway, as far as choosing money over God, people do it every day. Not saying it's right or wrong, just that the idea is not a shocker, to say the least.
This Mission work is voluntary but "encouraged" right? If that is the case and he can't officially be excommunicated or disfellowshipped or dismembered, then ultimately, who cares what he does besides him, his parents and his religious leaders, priest or whatever Mormons have? He may be the future of basketball but he's still, what 17? He's too young to have fans who don't want to make out with him at Stephanie's party on Saturday. One thing I hate about Junior hockey is the culture of making money off kids. This is pretty much the same thing. Not exactly, but it includes a lot of the same thinking patterns. He's still in high school? No one should know he exists, let alone care whether he goes on Mission work.
11-16-2012, 09:31 AM #9
11-16-2012, 01:00 PM #10
I know, and it has been this way for awhile. I still hate it and still think it's a bigger issue than whether this kid plays NBA right away or not.