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Ajax Treesdown (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 13:10
Looks like he's been spouting nonsense on social media again.

 
Re: Folau
Griff (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 13:14
It'd help if you posted a link to the story.

 
Re: Folau
Ajax Treesdown (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 13:22
Thanks Griff - having a bad day?

FYI - That's not the link to his social media, thats the link to BBC Sport.

Here's the link:

[www.instagram.com]

 
Re: Folau
GHA (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 13:25
Drunks?

 
Re: Folau
LI Bohemian (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 14:09
A man who moralises is usually a hypocrite
Oscar Wilde

 
Re: Folau
LI Bohemian (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 14:11
Looks like I've got to knock the witchcraft on the head

 
Re: Folau
HMRH (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 17:20
Joe Market is having some spectacular fun trolling Folau on Twitter

 
Re: Folau
bigbitty (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 18:25
Ummm. Monsieur Macron says there is special place in hell for Brexit supporters, and Folau says there is one for homosexuals. I'm confused. Which one is right?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2019 18:26 by bigbitty.

 
Re: Folau
Clontarf (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 09:21
No it was Donald Tusk who asked where the special place in hell for Brexiteers was.

Israel Folau, to me, is an interesting case. I'm used to religious zealots targeting homosexuals and promising me hellfire and damnation.

To give him his due he doesn't discriminate. You're all doomed.

Drunks - yep, I've done that.
Homosexuals - yep, in spades
Adulterers - surprisingly, I missed that
Liars - guilty as charged St Peter
Fornicators - not sure what the technical definition is but I've probably done it
Thieves - difficult but I'll plead the American 5th amendment
Atheists - actually I do believe in a God but he/she probably isn't the same bloke that Israel believes in
Idolators - again surprisingly I'm probably in the clear on that one

So actually my charge sheet isn't too bad. He's got 8 categories and if the pass rate is 40% I'll probably just about scrape into heaven.

 
Re: Folau
Bill the chip (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 09:28
Hey Israel! If there is a God...why did he make me an atheist ???

 
Re: Folau
TSW22 (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 09:56
Sacked apparently... sign him up!

 
Re: Folau
GHA (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 10:09
From the national team - I'm not sure if that includes the 'Tahs though

 
Re: Folau
GHA (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 10:12
Just had a look and it sounds like it does

 
Re: Folau
Narbia (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 10:30
Hope he gets sent to the sin bin by the ARU.



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Re: Folau
LI Bohemian (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 11:04
Quote:
Clontarf
No it was Donald Tusk who asked where the special place in hell for Brexiteers was.
Israel Folau, to me, is an interesting case. I'm used to religious zealots targeting homosexuals and promising me hellfire and damnation.

To give him his due he doesn't discriminate. You're all doomed.


Drunks - yep, I've done that.
Homosexuals - yep, in spades
Adulterers - surprisingly, I missed that
Liars - guilty as charged St Peter
Fornicators - not sure what the technical definition is but I've probably done it
Thieves - difficult but I'll plead the American 5th amendment
Atheists - actually I do believe in a God but he/she probably isn't the same bloke that Israel believes in
Idolators - again surprisingly I'm probably in the clear on that one

So actually my charge sheet isn't too bad. He's got 8 categories and if the pass rate is 40% I'll probably just about scrape into heaven.

But you haven't read past the headlines of the post where Galatians 5:19‭-‬21 KJV is quoted, the devil is in the details (pun intended)

 
Re: Folau
Jonny_C (IP Logged)
11 April, 2019 17:26
Question is, how does he manage to live in the world of rugby if he's condemning drunks?

And how did he get into rugby in the first instance?

 
Re: Folau
Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 11:45
I see Billy Vunipola has now waded in on Instagram. On my phone so can't link.

Lives need to be closer to how God intended. Man is made for woman etc...

I see Franco has liked the post incidentally

 
Re: Folau
tatthecraic2 (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 15:43
drop both him and Billy from rugby in my eyes.

Religion is foolish, and clearly is allowing and has always allowed a way for intolerance, racism, and hate and regressive views be expressed with no repercussion.

just because its a religious view doesn't make either of them any less disgusting. let them both hang out to dry.

 
Re: Folau
nimblehippo (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 17:55
Isnít that just the irony - ďintolerantĒ views wonít be tolerated. Will be very interesting to see how this all plays out. Billyís post is much more measured and gracious, but Folau was putting forward an orthodox Christian view. A number of players will agree with him, even if they wouldnít put it that way. Interesting that nobody is quite so upset about the drunkards or the atheists bit of the quote. Iím not sure that social media is the best place for such debates and would think Folau could have restrained himself a bit, but they are effectively censoring him from putting forward his personal religious beliefs so the legal wrangling will be complex. Also with a number of players liking the post, I donít think that weíve heard the last of it and it highlights the widening cultural divide.

 
Re: Folau
LI Bohemian (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 19:40
I can't be sent to a place after I'm dead
1. It doesn't exist
2. I no longer exist
3. I think that's all I can put on the list

 
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GHA (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 20:02

 
Re: Folau
Narbia (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 22:11
Quote:
LI Bohemian
I can't be sent to a place after I'm dead
1. It doesn't exist
2. I no longer exist
3. I think that's all I can put on the list

Cogito, ergo sum

If you don't think then probably you weren't.



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Re: Folau
LI Bohemian (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 00:16
Quote:
Narbia
Quote:
LI Bohemian
I can't be sent to a place after I'm dead
1. It doesn't exist
2. I no longer exist
3. I think that's all I can put on the list

Cogito, ergo sum

If you don't think then probably you weren't.

That tolded me,

 
Re: Folau
x_ile (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:10
Do many Muslims get hammered for expressing similar views or is it just those expressing their Christian beliefs?

Just asking like, in the interests of balance.

 
Re: Folau
GHA (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 14:25
Quote:
x_ile
Do many Muslims get hammered for expressing similar views or is it just those expressing their Christian beliefs?
Just asking like, in the interests of balance.

Are you asking about Muslim professional sportsmen and women, or Muslims in general?

 
Re: Folau
x_ile (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 15:12
Not sure there is a difference in this context.

 
Re: Folau
GHA (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 17:28
Israel Folau isn't your average guy on the street, is he? Perhaps that's why he's getting hammered

 
Re: Folau
HMRH (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 17:38
If Sonny Bill Williams expressed the same views publicly Iíd expect him to get the same treatment.

As for the merits of various religious beliefs I donít believe thatís for here

 
Re: Folau
GHA (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 17:45
Spot on HMRH


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