"You know, the highest concentration of born-again Christians is found in prison."
Those words spoken by ESPN Radio personality Colin Cowherd greeted me as I left Subway a few hours ago (foot-long roasted chicken on wheat, for those of you keeping score at home). Intrigued, I listened as Cowherd opined on this article in today's USA Today, where apparently the success of this year's Colorado Rockies (27-24 as of today) is being attributed to the favor of God by several of the Rockies' players and front office personnel.
I'll skip the direct quotes and let you read the article - Cowherd's complaint was two-fold: one, do we really think God is playing favorites between teams just because one has a chapel service and doesn't allow racy magazines in the clubhouse? Second, can an organization compel its members to act in a certain way - by either encouraging 'positive' behavior or punishing 'negative' behavior? His answer to both questions was 'no.' God doesn't care who wins between the Rockies and the Giants, nor can a major league clubhouse be polarized by something as polarizing as religion.