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Friday, May 16, 2008

Sunday football

Amidst the farcical row about the girl's football team not being able/allowed to take part in the Coca-Cola Sevens final as it takes place in a Sunday, the reality of the situation has been kind of lost.

The utterly vacuous motion at the Scottish Parliament does it's best not to offend anyone whilst trying hard to avoid any constructive suggestions. It's about being seen to do something; not actually doing something.

The previous tournaments had taken place on a Saturday, which would have excluded Orthodox Jews, whilst Fridays would have excluded Moslems. So who is to say which group should be more inconvenienced? And, which day is more convenient for the majority?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shame on the parents for forcing this on their kids. Do they not realise that, in a few years, when their kids choose whether to stay or go to the mainland, it's this kind of "Prison Island" incident that they'll remember and make them more inclined to leave/escape.

The kids themselves should be asked - WITH NO PRESSURE OR COERCION - whether they want to play in the tournament or not. But that won't happen, as the Holy Joes know what's best for them...

Anonymous said...

Yes, anonymous (11.17am), and let's send the kids to the tournament on their own in case any adults accompanying them might tell them what's best for them. Shame on any parents who think they know what's good for their kids!

Anonymous said...

As anon 11.17 says by the time they are 18 most of these kids who have resisted brain washing will pick up sticks and leave for the good life.

Anonymous said...

l.s here, I repeat what i said on another website the command is thou shalt not work, not thou shalt prevent others from playing. HOWEVER when it comes to children of Christians 11:17 is wrong in saying we have no right to stop them if we so believe it is in their best interests... neither would i condemn a Jew for not wanting to play on a saturday/muslim, Friday etc. as for 12:14's last sentence: So in your house obviously you leave the bleach in an open milk bottle in the fridge and don't warn your child when its life is in danger!

Anonymous said...

This entire situation is a farce.
Once again we, in the Western Isles, have managed to make ourselves look like a bunch of insular, inward-looking isolationists (yes I'm being tautological). The rest of the UK never mind Scotland will be laughing at us.
I wonder how many people will now boycott or call for a boycott of Coca Cola as a result?

dch said...

anon 1:51 - equating letting your kids play football with encouraging them to play with toxic chemicals is a bit of a stretch.

Anonymous said...

...so in your house obviously you leave the bleach in an open milk bottle in the fridge and don't warn your child when its life is in danger!

That is the most pathetic analogy I've ever read. Did you read your comment before posting? Do you truly believe what you wrote?

I hope if you have children, then they get taken into care and adopted or fostered by adults who have a more balanced sense of the world and danger. You aren't fit to be a parent, mate.

Captain Swing said...

Maybe it's not the religious thing, maybe it's a bit simpler than that. The financial cost of going on this jaunt would be considerable ferry or fly it would mean 2 nights accommodation, and it would not just be the participants, I'm sure the doting parents would want to see, or would be under pressure from the kids themselves, to go and see them play. All in all this could turn out to be a very expensive exercise. And of course with no Sunday Ferry they wouldn't be able to get back in time for school on the Monday. But parents wouldn't be able to say you can't go for the above reasons, so what better excuse than to say it would offend God.

Anonymous said...

A couple of weeks ago the Nicholson's rugby team lost a final match on the mainland because parents stopped half the team (including some of the best guys) from playing on a Sunday. They had previously beat Kinross 76-0 so had a good chance of winning the final.

Anonymous said...

11:17 I couldn't agree with you more.
Many Christians of the non-Western Isles persuasion would happily attend church on Sunday morning and possibly in the evening and then do something with the family on Sunday afternoon e.g. attending a football competition, going swimming, playpark, beach etc etc etc Instead you can be a sanctimonious Western Isles Christian that allows your husband to go down the pub, get pissed, beat his wife and children up on a Sunday and not even be able to hang your washing out and that means that you are in touch with God.

This is what is so totally wrong with these Islands and anon 1:51 is steriotypcially representative of that. Likening a child drinking bleach with a child being able to play football on a Sunday is totally MAD.

Anonymous said...

I was raised Christian, and would raise my own children as such, but will not bring them up in the FP Church.

While there are many wonderful people in the FP who are an example to be admired, the church itself is riddled with racism, sexism and a grim fatalistic outlook on life which I do not want my children burdened with.

Let people enjoy life. Let them have a Sabbath that is about rejoicing and if that means living life to the full in a football game, or saying a quick prayer of thanks on seeing the shores of Lewis appear as you return on Sunday night, so be it.

Anonymous said...

dear 3:41 No of course i don't believe it (and i don't expect you do do that.) that was precisely the point. This is an example of a little known thing (in your world) called satire (sat-ire) and sarcasm (in your case spelt with an 'H')

Anonymous said...

Refreshing if worrying comment by anon 9pm. The fact that our MSP thought this issue worthy of a parliamentary question is also worrying.

Nat King Cool said...

This isnt about Sunday Observance. Its about Kid who are in a national final and are in tears because they cant participate.

Blame the parents if you want but to try and ridicule the MSP over it is pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:54pm
What do you mean that one shouldn't ridicule the MSP?
Surely he is now siding with LDOS, he obviously got bored with MWT. All he is showing here is that he supports extreme groups.
He should have kept his mouth shut because his comments are anti every other religion that has their Sabbath on another day of the week.