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What are the religions of the players?

What are the religions of the players, and are they practicing or non practicing?

I know that Michael Change was a very devout Christian. That's why I was a fan of him, because I am as well.

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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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If they have any sense then they will be either agnostic or athiest.

Religion is merely the product of different cultures and to genuinely believe in a religion is because you're not looking at something objectively and are being way too 'loyal' towards your own culture or simply because you are a victim of childhood religious indoctrination.

I know Federer has said he's catholic but he probably just says that because his parents are and he hasn't actually sat down and critically thought about it, prolly because its something he's completely indifferent to and gives no thought to at all (like most younger people who say they're religious, excluding the nutters of course).
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Surely that's their own private business!
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A combo of Orthodox, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant.

It doesn't matter what religion they are really. Like Safin is a Muslim, but that isn't going to make me like him or dislike him more.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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If they have any sense then they will be either agnostic or athiest.

Religion is merely the product of different cultures and to genuinely believe in a religion is because you're not looking at something objectively and are being way too 'loyal' towards your own culture or simply because you are a victim of childhood religious indoctrination.

I know Federer has said he's catholic but he probably just says that because his parents are and he hasn't actually sat down and critically thought about it, prolly because its something he's completely indifferent to and gives no thought to at all (like most younger people who say they're religious, excluding the nutters of course).
To the contrary, Atheists and Agnostics are ignorant idiots. They go to hell as well.

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To the contrary, Atheists and Agnostics are ignorant idiots. They go to hell as well.
Lol.

Personally I'm agnostic and in today's day and age I don't see how someone could be anything else (well, except for scientists who tend to er on the side of athiesm).

I'm agnostic, and not athiest, because I believe something must have initiated the big bang and I'd also like to think theres is more to life than what we just see in day to day life but ultimately, to genuinely believe something, there needs to be reasonable proof and evidence and until that happens I'll remain open minded yet skeptical.

Religion is purely the product of the culture you were influenced by when growing up and is not objective. When civilisation arises different cultures will arise as well and religion is often a component of that in trying to explain the world around that culture and also as a guideline for societal values.
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Lol.

Personally I'm agnostic and in today's day and age I don't see how someone could be anything else (well, except for scientists who tend to er on the side of athiesm).

I'm agnostic, and not athiest, because I believe something must have initiated the big bang and I'd also like to think theres is more to life than what we just see in day to day life but ultimately, to genuinely believe something, there needs to be reasonable proof and evidence and until that happens I'll remain open minded yet skeptical.

Religion is purely the product of the culture you were influenced by when growing up and is not objective. When civilisation arises different cultures will arise as well and religion is often a component of that in trying to explain the world around that culture and also as a guideline for societal values.
One of the reasons why I am cold towards Atheist is because they show no respect for the beliefs of others. Your post is a prime example.

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What are the religions of the players, and are they practicing or non practicing?

I know that Michael Change was a very devout Christian. That's why I was a fan of him, because I am as well.
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One of the reasons why I am cold towards Atheist is because they show no respect for the beliefs of others. Your post is a prime example.
But why is it that a person may debate contentious political or social beliefs with another person but not religious beliefs?

Why is that so untouchable?

Surely we are all searching for the truth about the world and universe so, if anything, it should be the most debated.
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Isn't Fed a Catholic?
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Typically people who are fans of someone know how to spell their name.
Agreed.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Isn't Fed a Catholic?
I reckon he's just one of those people that say they're Catholic because it's what their parents are, or what was spoken about when they were younger, but he's probably indifferent to religion and just considers himself 'catholic' because it's what his family is and hasn't actually sat down and critically thought about it.

But then again he could very well be genuinely catholic but I don't especially get that impression.
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But why is it that a person may debate contentious political or social beliefs with another person but not religious beliefs?

Why is that so untouchable?

Surely we are all searching for the truth about the world and universe so, if anything, it should be the most debated.
We may debate it, I'm not saying that we shouldn't.

I am, however, saying that we should rrespect each other's points of views, and not try to devalue them.

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Agreed.
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