Skip to comments.Tom Brady: "There Has To BE More Than This"
Posted on 02/27/2011 12:20:49 PM PST by SeanG200
In this post you will see Tom Brady in a 60-Minutes interview say he is still searching for something. Even with a super model wife who is a millionaire, his multi-million dollar contracts, three super bowl rings, etc., etc., he feels like he is missing out on something:
John 4:1-14 (The Message):
.....He came into Sychar, a Samaritan village that bordered the field Jacob had given his son Joseph. Jacobs well was still there. Jesus, worn out by the trip, sat down at the well. It was noon. A woman, a Samaritan, came to draw water. Jesus said, Would you give me a drink of water? (His disciples had gone to the village to buy food for lunch.) The Samaritan woman, taken aback, asked, How come you, a Jew, are asking me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink? (Jews in those days wouldnt be caught dead talking to Samaritans.) Jesus answered, If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I would give you fresh, living water. The woman said, Sir, you dont even have a bucket to draw with, and this well is deep. So how are you going to get this living water? Are you a better man than our ancestor Jacob, who dug this well and drank from it, he and his sons and livestock, and passed it down to us? Jesus said, Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirstnot ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life.
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And if God doesn’t work for him, turn to Aristotle.
I have a relative like this. He was raised a southern baptist, says by the time he was ten or eleven years old, he was having doubts, by high school he was a full fledged agnostic. We’ve gone through this over and over, he’s read the bible cover to cover more than once, apologetics like CS Lewis, etc, and remains unconvinced. He says the answers to life’s questions are unknown and unknowable and anyone who believes otherwise is kidding themselves.
Nice guy, will give you the shirt off his back, devoted husband and father, but he seems impervious. Maybe he’s not one of the elect.
Aw....poor little drama queen.
Yep, that's why they call it faith. It usually comes (is bestowed by Grace) in young childhood or after a lifetime of searching and emptiness. Sounds like Tom has noticed his car is filled with "stuff" but the fuel light is on and the gauge reads "empty".
A better, more secret hair clinic??
It’s an ancient truth: Money cannot buy happiness. People will keep going on through history trying though.
They say he’s a Dem who would like to get in politics......wonder if he’ll run against Brown?
He has a house in Maine, maybe he’ll run against Olympia or Susan.
Two ways to go in my experience:
1) Continue living the life of a teenager in heat. Don't get married, play the field, you get bored, get another. Get a yacht, other water toys (girl magnets) play around Miami Beach's bikini clad babes by the truckload, non over 25 years old. Enjoy yourself.
2) Return to the Church, to God, meet your wife at mass one day, get married and have 12 children. Raise them well, so they don't end up living an irresponsible extended childhood for 40 years like you did. AND before you know it you are a grandfather and you have 144 little clones that have your good name to carry forward.
It does not matter what one did wrong, what matters is how one ends up. Remember, Mary Magdalene was a whore, and St. Augustine a fornicator. Who remembers them for that?
Could happen. I just remember him saying in an interview way back when that he would be interested in running someday, the Dems would love to have him, and there’s enough idiots out there to vote for him.
Tom did get married.
Even Aristotle had his unmoved mover. I say cut out the middle man and get straight to the good stuff.
Your relative sounds like me. I wish I could believe, but I just don’t. I am happy for those that do as it must be quite comforting. Ahh well, pray for me. Perhaps I will see the light before it is too late.
My bad. :)
Mark Twain was the same. There’s a fairly recent biography of him that is simply heartbreaking, and a recently released collection of his private papers. He lived in despair.
I couldn’t finish the biography. Once his children started dying, I gave up and took it back to the library. Murder mysteries are more cheerful.
There is no grace salvation in the Catholic church, and its mass continually offers 'un-bloody' sacrifices of Christ Jesus who "was once offered to bear the sins of many Hebrews 9:2
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE for ALL TIME". Hebrews 10:10.
"For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with [Catholic] hands" Hebrews 9:24
“He says the answers to lifes questions are unknown and unknowable”
My simple question to this kind of statement is “and how do you know that?”
It seems he would have to ‘know’ something about life’s questions to know they are unknowable. It’s sad but there are always two types of ‘searchers’ for knowledge. Those that are serious and truly looking for an answer and those who aren’t serious and only looking for an excuse.
The world will ALWAYS get you down. That is why it is important to be at peace wtih God.
“Theology is easy, tunnel building is dangerous”.
Don’t have, nor watch TV. Played football myself though, wide receiver and punt returner. I know he married some super model, but I have not heard of any children. Marriage without lots of children was always considered a curse. Maybe that’s his problem.
IIRC, he dated celebrity actress Bridget Moynahan, had a baby with her, and then left her for celebrity model Gisele Bundchen, who he is currently married to. From what I see of him, he is a major a-hole and one of my least favorite players in the NFL, although he is sometimes considered to be a “classy” and “respectable” NFL star.
**”There Has To BE More Than This”**
I said the same thing, from time to time, while a proud, studious member of a rural, very conservative, Presbyterian church. At the age of 25, I met some oneness Pentecostals, and over a three year span went out persecuting them verbally, condemning them whether they were present or not. Then God knocked me to my knees financially. I obeyed Acts 2:38, being born again of the water and the Spirit (God gives the Holy Ghost to them that obey him. Acts 5:32).
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
That’s really sad ... and makes me appreciate the gift of faith!
I grew up Roman Catholic, went to Catholic elementary school, was an altar boy, the whole nine yards. Roman Catholicism never taught me about Jesus Christ. I grew up, joined the Marines, was a rebel in my 20’s living the fast life, chasing women, and thought life was just about women and partying.
I was pissed off at the Roman Catholic church, and the years right after I left active duty were spent searching. I dabbled in the New Age and Buddhism, and at the same time was reseacrhing all I could about this God Man Jesus Christ. God gave me the gift of faith, and it is a miracle I am a Christian Reformed Protestant today. My life has changed, I give it all to Him, I give Him All the credit, He had mercy on me, I deserved none of it. And it isn’t about money or prosperity like the lying prosperity preachers preach.
Walk a mile in my shoes, Tommy Boy, you lucky, bored bastard!
Tom sounds like your typical moral-relativistic, subscriber of liberal pop culture easy believism.