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Detroit Tigers to Catholics: Where’s Your Messiah Now?

In lol, stupid people on March 27, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Surprise! Christian are Upset About Something Nobody Cares About…

For the last 30 years, the Detroit Tigers have had their season opener at 1 or 2pm eastern time. Given the climate of Detroit, it doesn’t make much sense at all to schedule a night game. This year is just like any other year and the Tigers kick off their 2009 season April 10th, at 1:05 eastern. This has lead to some controversy as Catholics claim they are insulted by the opening day tradition, as April 10th is Good Friday. But wait, the issue isn’t that it is Good Friday, but rather that its between the hours of 12-3pm. This is the time, allegedly, that Jesus hung from the cross. Never mind that if anyone actually was crucified on this day 2000 years ago, it wouldn’t have been on eastern standard time, so regardless the staunch believers still will have missed the so-called holy hours. Let me also say this: I was born and raised Roman Catholic, I went to Catholic school most of my life. I’ve been around for many Good Fridays, and I don’t ever remember observing holy hours. But to be fair to the Catholics, I knew it was all BS back then, so I didn’t pay any attention what-so-ever. Literally, I passed all my religion classes with two or three uniformed answers, “read the bible”, “pray for forgiveness/help/answers”, “attend mass weekly”. This is by no means an exaggeration. But, I am getting off topic.

“It’s sort of an insult for Catholics,” said Michael Ochab, who will miss the first opening day game in 20 years to observe his faith. Michael went on to say he would spend the time [watching] “the Passion of the Christ and eating Gordon’s Fish Sticks, not Tyson’s Fish Sticks because every good Catholic knows Tyson was a protestant heretic.” Ochab paused and reflected, “If there is any justice, Tyson is shoveling shit in hell, soon enough he will have Bud Selig for company. This is outrageous!”

  1. As an American who has spent my entire life sending and receiving mail, I too am OUTRAGED at the timing of the Tigers’ opening game. All good American mail senders and recipients should be spending April 3rd celebrating the 149th anniversary of the first successful Pony Express run.

  2. I do think that it’s stupid that they care so muchjust make up your mind…either go to church or go to the game and be done with it

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