Originally Posted by WilsonWedgeMan
God owns the Earth, including every course under the Sun, and should never be eliminated from them. He gives the ability..He gives the finances to pursue.. He provides the scenery...He provides the weather(altho not exclusively)...He also provides the health to pursue. Courses are not church buildings with pews,however, that doesn't mean players can't acknowledge the previous facts stated ON the course. the 1st Ammend. gives anyone that right.
Sorry, but these are not facts. They are the absolute opposite of facts.
Faith in this context is a willingness to believe in something in the absence of reason or logic. There is nothing in the history of humankind to support the existence of a deity. Were there, it would be a fact and there would be no controversy.
As another poster mentioned - what will the response be when a muslim golfer wins and gives praise to Allah? Will they be praised for professing their faith in public? I'd love to find out.
Also, as has been stated a million times, people who believe in something which has no basis in reality or logic do not get to ask others to disprove it. Logic and basic intelligence do this.
Can I prove that there is not a cave with a bearded man with magical powers in it a mile under my house? No. But I think it's highly unlikely :-)
Oscar Pistorius is a devout Christian. Consider that when assuming that a person with faith is a "good" person.