Pelagian and Semi-Pelagian Sport
January 14, 2007
If scoring is the criterion, then basketball is semi-Pelagian, at best. For a truly Pelagian sport, one would have to consider the quintessentially English sport of cricket, which is much higher scoring than basketball, and where even the bowlers can manage to score the occasional run or two. If Carl ("Don't Call Me Fred") Trueman has overlooked this important truth, it must be because, for the English, international cricket seems to involve so much suffering -- a more traditionally Augustinian virtue.