Army Player responds to Christ! Little Mikey will never stop the Word! Locker Room prayer later.

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Supporter Mike Challman


Just curious, (name withheld)… how in the world would you know he is “responding to Christ” with that gesture?  Funny how you can be so sure of something about which you really have no idea, but then I guess that is pretty much par for the course with you.

In any event, you should know that this kid’s gesture is fine with me.  And I’m even more thrilled to see Army score a TD.
Peace, MC

Mike, what do you think the Kid was doing?
He was pointing to Heaven, to his Heavenly Father, as do many NCAA and NFL participants.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Supporter Mike Challman
Not necessarily, (name withheld). I’ve known many athletes who point like that to acknowledge a family member or friend who is no longer living. In those cases, it’s not a theological statement, it’s a personal statement.

And even if he is acknowledging God or some other deity, there is nothing inherently ‘Christian’ in his gesture…. you just insist on claiming it as part of your knee jerk supremacist response to everything.
In any case, as I said the gesture is no issue regardless of the motivation behind it. It is personal, spontaneous, and it suggests no expectation on his part that others ahould participate in it.
Peace, MC






Share this page:

Commenter Account Access

  • Register for a commenter account
    (Not required to post comments, but will save you time if you're a regular commenter)
  • Log in using your existing account
  • Click here to edit your profile and change your password
  • All comments are subject to our Terms of Use


  1. Joshua Rownd

    Who is this Mike Challman? The majority of the time when someone raises one finger in the air is the old One Way sign, signifying that Jesus is the only way and the athletes way of thanking God.

    I would recommend that Mike Challman watch the movie “Woodlawn” and understand where the one finger raised started.

  2. Mike Challman

    Joshua Rownd. I would recommend that you consider that there is a plurality of beliefs about God in America. For Christians (of which I am one, by the way) to presume that this particular gesture can only be considered some sort of public proclamation of faith in Jesus Christ is to presume way too much.

    In any case, I personally know athletes who point skyward as a remembrance of lost friends and loved ones, so there goes so presumptive argument right there.

    Peace, MC

  3. G

    I would say that there is plurality of beliefs around the world not just in America.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *