No wonder why so many young earth creationists are better in sports that atheists! It is hard to throw a shotput or javelin with a limp wrist!
Sports performance: Religious faith vs. atheism
An excerpt from the abstract of the journal article Strength of Religious Faith of Athletes and Nonathletes at Two NCAA Division III Institutions:
Numerous studies report athletes to be more religious than nonathletes (Fischer, 1997; Storch, Kolsky, Silvestri, & Storch, 2001; Storch et al., 2004). According to Storch, Kolsky, Silvestri, and Storch (2001), four reasons may explain why religion interacts with athletic performance. First, athletes may identify with religious beliefs for direction and humility. Second, athletes may turn to religion to gain a sense of optimism and security, benefiting from such beliefs following a disappointing athletic performance. Third, religion can be used for emotional and psychological support in stressful circumstances like the uncertainty of athletic competition, which can cause athletes an overwhelming amount of anxiety. Religious beliefs can offer the internal strength to persevere through the stress. Fourth, religion “provides a cognitive framework conducive to the relief of anxiety associated with competition” (Storch et al., 2001, p. 347). This framework allows relief from fear and anxiety on the basis of the athlete’s understanding (i.e., belief) that a supreme being is in complete control of the situation. For example, athletes may rely on religious faith to place a poor athletic performance in perspective... Religion can be an important aspect in athletes’ lives and may serve a protective function against psychological distress and maladaptive behaviors such as substance use or aggression (Storch, Roberti, Bravata, & Storch, 2004). Viewers of sporting events can frequently observe athletes pointing to the sky, engaging in team prayer on the court or field, and glorifying God following athletic competitions.More Olympic gold medals are coming to America!
Project 200+ which is a very exciting project which was officially launched on November 4, 2012 by our Question Evolution! Campaign group. Most of the creationist organizations we are contacting are in America and Canada.
The project is in the midst of forming a coalition of 200+ creationist/Christian organizations. There is no reason to stop at 200, hence the name Project 200+.
More specifically, Project 200+'s goal is to create the world's fastest growing and most powerful coalition of Christian creationist organizations.
America is a key battleground in the creation vs. evolution war and American creationism is growing in the United States.
Gallup Inc. shows a recent increase in American creationism
USA Question Evolution! Campaign outreach a success. Quantcast shows Creation.com having 453% more web traffic than Richard Dawkins's website
Why our Question Evolution! group is focusing on America and Canada
Creating a creationist majority in America
We will be helping the UK win more gold medals too
Question evolution! campaign and its 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer, our next goal is to spread the campaign more significantly in the United Kingdom!
Currently, in the UK biblical Christianity is growing: (liberal evolution spouting churches are shrinking). See: Biblical Christianity is rising in the UK. Demographic data points to upcoming reversal of secularism in the UK. No English speaking country will be safe for Darwinism
Atheist admits most homosexuals are atheists in a debate he lost. Christian shows that atheism can lead to homosexuality
Question Evolution! Campaign resources and other resources:
Question Evolution! Campaign
15 questions for evolutionists
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15
Evidence for Christianity