• Why is american football called "football" when they are actually playing with their hands and throwing the ball around?

    Best answer: Because football players "run" with the ball in their hands. At a time when most sports were played on horseback, the term "football" was originally used to describe games that were played on foot (not a game in which you kick a ball with your foot). This includes soccer, rugby and American... show more
    Best answer: Because football players "run" with the ball in their hands.

    At a time when most sports were played on horseback, the term "football" was originally used to describe games that were played on foot (not a game in which you kick a ball with your foot). This includes soccer, rugby and American football. "Football" as the rest of the world knows it (or "soccer" in the U.S.) was originally known as Association Football, which became "soccer" for short before being widely known as just "football." American football is more an evolution of rugby football or Aussie rules football, which emerged around the same time as Association football. The term "soccer" stuck in the U.S. while in Europe and other parts just "football" became more popular than "soccer." So when people say it's weird that the U.S. calls it "soccer," they only do so because the term was invented in Europe, and was the original term for the sport before it became just "football". In short, American football is known as such because of it's similarity to rugby football.
    9 answers · Cancun · 2 days ago
  • You may lose your chance of repentance if you don't heed Jesus' most serious warning, which is...?

    Discourse 2. Neglect of Divine Calls and Warnings Jesus tells us Himself, that, if the inhabitants of Tyre and Sidon had seen the miracles done in Chorazin, they would have done penance and turned to Him. That is, there was that which would have converted them, and it was not granted to them. Till we set this... show more
    Discourse 2. Neglect of Divine Calls and Warnings Jesus tells us Himself, that, if the inhabitants of Tyre and Sidon had seen the miracles done in Chorazin, they would have done penance and turned to Him. That is, there was that which would have converted them, and it was not granted to them. Till we set this before ourselves, we have not a right view either of sin in itself, or of our own prospects if we live in it.
    6 answers · Cancun · 1 week ago
  • Is using the authority of science to promote ones atheism a logical fallacy?

    Best answer: atheism relies far too heavily upon logical fallacies, dear.
    Best answer: atheism relies far too heavily upon logical fallacies, dear.
    6 answers · Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo · 5 months ago
  • There are more atheists or religious here?

    Best answer: 69% of Americans identify as Christian. This doesn't include Americans who identify as Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, etc. Only 3% of Americans identify as atheists. So there are far more religious people here.
    Best answer: 69% of Americans identify as Christian. This doesn't include Americans who identify as Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, etc. Only 3% of Americans identify as atheists. So there are far more religious people here.
    9 answers · Merida · 5 months ago
  • Fireball can you say something positive about any other person on this site?

    Best answer: She consistently speaks highly of NCWJ. As far as I recall, that's the only one. Unless, as I sometimes suspect, referring to Shadowfire as the Warlock might be an effort at flirting.

    Oh, I remembered GANGSTER GHOST. She says he is sweet.
    Best answer: She consistently speaks highly of NCWJ. As far as I recall, that's the only one. Unless, as I sometimes suspect, referring to Shadowfire as the Warlock might be an effort at flirting.

    Oh, I remembered GANGSTER GHOST. She says he is sweet.
    8 answers · Cabo San Lucas · 5 months ago
  • If there's a God, how could he let my son have diarrhea on the waterslide?

    They had to close the pool after my 12 year old son had an accident going down the waterslide. The local news reported the incident, and didn't say who the boy was, but everyone knows. We might have to move. I'm reconsidering my faith too.
    They had to close the pool after my 12 year old son had an accident going down the waterslide. The local news reported the incident, and didn't say who the boy was, but everyone knows. We might have to move. I'm reconsidering my faith too.
    11 answers · Mental Health · 5 months ago