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God Cares About Football

Paul Lojeski: Demons of fire and smoke were cast out of my heart and I rejoiced in proclamation and redistribution atop a golden mountaintop where a chorus of Angels sang hymns of relocation.

Quarterback Russell Wilson
exclaimed at Super Bowl
Media Day. And the Heavens
opened above this dark

Quarterback Russell Wilson

and vile world and His light
shone down upon us, burning
away doubt and confusion
and, thus, it all made

sense onto me, a wretch
in need, a wretch wallowing
in a pit of self-obsessed
evil and degradation: the

whole mad Universe, this
great out of tune mess, flashed
into sharp focus. Demons
of fire and smoke were

cast out of my heart and I
rejoiced in proclamation
and redistribution atop a
golden mountaintop

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where a chorus of Angels
sang hymns of relocation.
And a horse called Clarity
carried me into magnificence

and saturation, for I finally
and completely understood
the why and wherefore of this
world’s raw butchery and burning

cruelty: God had simply forgotten
our pain and suffering. He heard
no cries of dying and destroyed
children not because he was

a cold-hearted brute but because
he’d fallen for a greater faith; God
had come unto the Church of Pigskin:
God Cared About Football!

Paul Lojeski