Joe Paterno: The Rise and Fall of a False God - Page 2
Then just over one week later, Mr. Paterno, acting as his own God, told his worshipers that he was retiring at the end of the 2011 season. He and his worshipers could believe him, after all HE WAS PATERNO, Chief God of college football.
“I have decided to announce my retirement effective at the end of this season. At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as each for them as possible.”
So Mr. Paterno, announced. As it is spoken, it is done. Or so he thought...
Later that evening on November 9, 2011. Mr. Paterno had his crown stripped away from him. He was fired, unceremoniously, and told to leave immediately. His boss, that Paterno hired himself, was forced to resign also. Mr. Paterno finally saw the truth that He was not a God. His worshipers rioted in Happy Valley that night in the shock of their fallen God.
In fact, Mr. Paterno was a false god. Exactly the type of false god spoken about in the Bible, both in the old testament and the new testament. The false god who sacrifices his worshipers, allegedly 8 little boys, for the sake of his own glorious crown. This is allegedly what Mr. Paterno did, when he allegedly turned his back on the first little boy who was allegedly raped by Mr. Paterno's former defensive assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.
As for myself, I much prefer to worship a God who gave his life for me, who sacrificed it all for me. One who doesn't ask me to sacrifice my children or my neighbor's children for him. And whether you are an Atheist or a Christian, you can believe that is a principle of which all mankind should abide.