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ChristianKnight
Nov 15th 2008, 10:05 AM
I am wondering, where does the bible stand on physical fighting sports, like Boxing?

the inside out
Nov 15th 2008, 05:45 PM
Why do you feel the need to hit someone?

GitRDunn
Nov 15th 2008, 09:04 PM
I am wondering, where does the bible stand on physical fighting sports, like Boxing?
I don't believe it stands anywhere. While I wouldn't like to box, if someone wants to, I don't see any problem with it. Especially in inner-city areas, sometimes small, local boxing groups can be the only things that keep kids from joining gangs or doing drugs or other things.

Athanasius
Nov 15th 2008, 09:38 PM
Nothing wrong with boxing; it's your motivation that's the issue. My younger brother is a known boxer in the area.4

Ayala
Nov 15th 2008, 09:42 PM
Martial-arts and such can be a great thing. Builds physical and mental strength...as well as self-confidence. Teaches discipline. The only time one should be wary is when malice enters the heart.

Revinius
Nov 16th 2008, 03:15 AM
Sport is fine, any malicious intent is not. If you strike out because of anger then you conflict with Jesus.

Friend of Jesus
Nov 16th 2008, 07:55 AM
I've been doing Judo for 8 years... still going

There is a mighty fine difference between a fighting sport and a fight. Namely the motivation.

ChristianKnight
Nov 16th 2008, 09:22 AM
I do not live in the city, never would either.

I fight cause for one, it will help me become healthy.
It will give me a chance to try a sport that I might like.
I can make friends.

Ayala
Nov 16th 2008, 04:19 PM
If that is your motivation then more power to you.