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I'm Catholic, grew up in Columbia

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:54 AM

so I was surrounded by Southern Baptists, Chicken fans, and Yankee haters...(family is originally from NJ and I am a second generation American because my grandparents on both sides were born in Italy). I think I can speak on what it is like to be surrounded by folks who's religion and culture are different than yours in many ways. In the Marine Corps before every single ceremony we say "let us pray" and everyone bows their heads and the Navy Chaplain says his prayer....news flash: we have Marines who are a rainbow coalition of faiths and religions all over the Corps and the Chaplain is our Chaplain irregardless to what your faith is....it doesn't matter to us because he's simply "Chaps" to us and they are always good guys who Marines love even if they are Athiests....the point is this, as long as Dabo isn't pushing his beliefs on anyone, there is no issue. If players who don't share his religious beliefs have no issue with it, then shut up, period...too easy. Every time i hear "let us pray" i make the Sign of the Cross like a Catholic does, and I listen....our version of the "Lord's prayer" has a different ending than the Protestant version so when we said it before patrols in Afghanistan together i simply said my ending, made the Sign of the Cross at the end and stepped off. News flash: our Chaplain in Afghanistan was a Baptist and I didn't care...nobody did. It's only an issue if you want attention and have an agenda....simple....obvious. I will never be a Dabo with my faith. Most Catholics are not that demonstrative about it...we're a different breed than Baptists. What i WILL say is that I thank God every day that Dabo is our HC and runs the program the way he does. This Italian Catholic hopes he stays for 25 years and goes straight to the ROH when he retires, graduates all of his guys, and they look back knowing they were a better man AND citizen AND player for wearing a PAW on their helmet whether they went to his chapel services or not. It ain't about his religion, it's about his character, and the character of his program, period.


Re: I'm Catholic, grew up in Columbia

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:00 AM

Catholic is still christian... try going up Jewish in the south and its completely different. Catholics can still go to heaven, Jews are born to go to hell.

not that it matters because there are no jewish football recruits in the south(or anywhere) but I'd bet non would feel welcome on Dabo's football team

One of my very best friends is Jewish!

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:09 AM

We graduated Clemson together and are still very close. We anguish together about our different stations in this world but I know the just God we both serve and continue to pray about it. There is hope!



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Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:01 AM

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Re: I'm Catholic, grew up in Columbia

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:10 AM

Thanks man. Well said and very true. Unless you are being forced to participate, you should not have a problem with others expressing their faith.

Is Columbia #### or just Purgatory?

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:25 AM

I figure a Catholic in Columbia would have first hand knowledge of this.

Lets just say that i could see WB's lights

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:32 AM

from the roof of my childhood house over the trees in the distance and I feel, like my Pop did, that 0-11 will never be good enough for them and I hope that they always feel that way about us. My brother called me last week since i'm retiring from the Marine Corps in July and asked about me moving back home....I almost spit coffee out of my mouth. I have gone home on average about once a year over the years and after about two days of seeing Ma and brother and sister and family, it's time to see it in the rear view mirror. It's where i'm from...it's not home and never will be again.


If you can afford it

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:06 PM

I would stay in San Diego. Beautiful place.

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Totally agree

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:18 PM

that's the plan as of now. Got job offer in Albuquerque, NM that's a lock, one in San Jose that's a possible, three in SD that are all possibles....i'm working it best i can, but i'll have to go where the best "definite" job is....SD is first choice, SF the second, other areas west of the Mississippi would be third. SC I only miss during football season....that's a yearly visit for a couple of games for me.


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Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:35 AM

Great Post

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:31 AM

needs to be POTD.

Re: Great Post

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:53 PM

Ive got the Cooties seems to know Dabo's inner thoughts. Question for you cootie, How many Thieves and Thugs would Spurrier allow on his team. Well, 35 that we know of.....

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