Ice Skating Critique

Mainly I refrain from social and political commentary here, but ice skating really annoys me.

First, if you are a professing Christian and you watch men’s figure skating, you need to repent. Present day men’s figure skating is just flat out sin.

Second, the hubbub over the Canadian skater who skated two days after her mom died bugged me too. Christianity Today, of all places, sums up my thoughts better than I could:

” , , , we don’t like to be confronted with the emotions of a grieving person, so we expect the bereaved to function as if nothing had ever happened. It used to be that when someone died in Christian societies, the normal activities of life stopped.”

It used to be that people didn’t participate in Olympics on Sundays, now we do two days after our mom dies. I’m no fan of legalistic sabbath-keeping, but I am a fan of respect.

That is all.

3 thoughts on “Ice Skating Critique”

  1. I’m going to avoid the Olympic discussion and comment on one other point:

    >”I’m no fan of legalistic sabbath-keeping.”

    Are you a fan of righteous sabbath-keeping though?

    There’s nothing legalistic in the command to “keep the sabbath day holy” and “not do any work” (Ex. 20:8-10) in it. Or to “turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day.” (Isa. 58:13)

    Those are the simple commands of righteousness. God never advocates legalism, that is man’s invention or misguided attempt to comply with God’s requirements.

    God, in His wisdom, knowing the weakness of men, gave us a whole day out of the week in which to devote ourselves to sitting at His feet and learning of Him, in order to save us from walking in our own wisdom and ways throughout the rest of the week. It is not a sign of spirituality to say “I don’t need that.”

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