(Original post by one2three_abc)
Religion: A system of beliefs, including belief in the existence of at least one of the following: a human soul or spirit, a deity or higher being, or self after the death of one’s body.
So i don't really think it can be called a religion. Could be a cult.
the dictionary defination of religion is'nt very helpful.
Football has been compared to religion ever since it became rationilised, namely Karl Marx.
An arguement against football as a religion is its question of loyality, i would say. The way i see it is religion is based on fixed beliefs, where as in football people may worship the star striker one minute, then after missing an important penalty, he could be jeered.
Last edited by trojan10_om; 21-08-2008 at 20:22.