There's an interesting article by Bob Hohler in today's Boston Globe about the surprisingly large number of evangelical Christians on the Boston Red Sox. I was fascinated by the respect all the players seem to have for each other and the apparent tolerance they all share. Gabe Kapler -one of baseball's only Jews- is quoted as saying the players all "live in harmony" on matters of religion.
The only thing that disturbed me was the quotation from Dave Jauss, a Red Sox scout, who said he feels it's their duty to introduce new players to the faith, much as it's their duty to teach them English, or teach them how to speak to the press. At base, my objection is to the evangelizing. I hate it. I am utterly opposed to any effort to spread any particular religious faith. It's like selling insurance.
Except sometimes insurance pays off when you die.
(photo by A.T. Roche)