Written by cycleguy on August 3rd, 2021

My deepest apologies to all of you who tried to access the post yesterday and found a big, huge blank.  In order to correct my “technologically-challenged” abilities, (or maybe FB not allowing it to be reposted because it’s not “woke” enough. I’ve been reading Owen Strachan’s book Christianity and Wokeness and I have even less tolerance for that doctrine of the devil than before. I’d say I’m sorry about that comment but I’d be lying. What does that one commercial say: “Sorry but not sorry”? Yeah, that would be me at this point), I’ll give you a written version of what was said.

The picture was of Sydney McLaughlin with an American flag and flowers and a gold medal hanging around her neck. The following are the words written by her Coach William B:

“This 21 year old is now the only woman in history to run under 52 seconds in the women’s 400-meter hurdles and one of the preeminent faces of the new generation of track and field athletes. Sydney McLaughlin set a new world record and received the gold medal. Her words reflect her faith as she boldly said, “Records come and go, the glory of God is eternal.” And “I no longer run for self-recognition, but to reflect His perfect will that is already set in stone. I don’t deserve anything. But by grace, through faith, Jesus has given me everything.”

It is my understanding that she runs for the Gold against her chief rival tonight. May I suggest you Google her name? You will find out what you need to know about her there. She sounds like one phenomenal young lady.

From the previous post:

Now THIS is what it is all about. I, personally, have not watched one second of the Olympics because of all the political c_ _ p (you can fill in the word) that is going on. Kneeling before a soccer match. Turning a back during the National Anthem. Crossing the arms during a photo op. Sad that our world, and that games which were supposed to bring unity and sportsmanship,  have turned into political statements.  If the “O’s” continue like this, I will be hoping they go the way of the dodo bird. All this “woke” garbage is frying me. (You want to know how I really feel?)


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. How absolutely refreshing to hear about Sydney, Bill! Yes, I’m not watching either, and all for the same reasons you’ve expressed here. The woke stuff is frying me, too!

  2. Ed says:

    It’s an evil generation that displays un-sportsmanlike behavior. Nothing comes from it.. it’s pointless!

    Sydney McLaughlin sounds like she’s on the right path though! A true game winner!

    • cycleguy says:

      She is not only a true game winner but she also won the Gold. There are several others who exhibit this same spirit. They are not all bad eggs.

  3. It sure had taken all the joy out of watching the Olympic this year so we stopped watching too. EVerything is becoming too political and it all gives me heartburn. Our daughter is a para at the school and it gotten so bad she is thinking about quitting her job which she loves and has several years invested and home schooling her last one and finding a stay at home job for the extra income they need.

    • cycleguy says:

      It has taken the fun out of the “Os” Betty. There have been a few bright lights for which I’m glad. (although I still don’t watch them).