Sport as a Religion

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Sport as a natural religion

In modern society sport plays a huge role. I think for many people it replaced religion. Sport became a new, strong religion and it gains new followers each day. We are facing sport everywhere. In commercials, movies, on the front pages of magazines. I can’t imagine my weekends without watching some sport. All year there are some championships in some sports that have fans. No single religion can exist without followers. I think in our days sport is the most popular religion in the world. It has billions of followers. Nothing in this world can unite people so strongly like sport. No matter where you were born or what color your skin is and are yours political views. People will gather and cheer for their team. Like in all religions sport has its ceremonies and rituals. For example, on Olympic Games all teams marching with the flags of their countries and wearing the same outfits. Listening to the national anthems. Also, the athletes can have their individual rituals, like: touching the grass before getting on the field or dancing after scoring a touchdown. Like Gods in standard religions in sport we have athletes whose names we will always remember and respect for their achievements in a particular sports. For example: Muhammad Ali will always be the God of boxing, Roger Federer – tennis, Michael Jordan – basketball, and a lot of others in each sport. Every new athlete will learn from them and try to reach their heights. Also, I think the best thing in sport that it teaches a lot of very useful lessons. Lessons that will help in life. It teaches you respect, sacrifice, courage, to overcome hard times. With everyday practicing, sport helps you to become better and stronger not only physically but also spiritually. In some cases it helps you defend yourself or your familly. I don’t think there are people in the world who have…...

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