Thursday, 22 September 2011

Keeping the Sabbath holy

Unlike Seamus Heaney (see below) rugby player Ewan Murray is not one for missing church on Sundays. Two years ago he announced that, as a result of his Christian faith, he would not be playing on Sundays. True to his word, he will not be playing in the crucial match against Argentinia this weekend. I have to say that, although I believe attending church is important, I really don't think that Murray would be betraying his faith by spending the occasional Sunday using his God given talents on the rugby pitch. He could always go to evensong after all.
At the same time, you have to feel a sort of respect for someone who stands by their convictions to that extent. Also, he is 6 ft 1" and weighs in at 18 stone 13, so you wouldn't argue would you?

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