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I dont know what your definition of liberal is, but for German standards, Petkovic surely is not liberal.
The American "liberal" doesn't exist in Germany (or in the majority of Europe), not as a term and not as an idea. There is a political term "liberal" in the German language, which, again, does not have a direct correspondent in American English and in American politics.
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I always hate when Serena thanks "her God Jehovah" after winning a tournament.

Keep it private, girl!!

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I always hate when Serena thanks "her God Jehovah" after winning a tournament.

Keep it private, girl!!
Or ? Have a problem with this ?

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Or ? Have a problem with this ?
IMO religion belongs to the private life.



PS : I'm biased when it comes to religion...

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IMO religion belongs to the private life.
And she says it as a private person, doesn't offend anyone, doesn't enforce her relligion on other people, whats the problem then ?

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And she says it as a private person, doesn't offend anyone, doesn't enforce her relligion on other people, whats the problem then ?
But we all know she a public personality talking in front of millions of people.

BTW this is a bigger debate (often discussed in France these days....). No need to argue here.

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I always hate when Serena thanks "her God Jehovah" after winning a tournament.

Keep it private, girl!!
Why are you driving ppl to worship underground? This isn't 14th Century Medieval times, players have every right to publicly thank a greater good for blessing them with gifts of life, it's not like they're worshiping satan in front of millions.

Turn off your tv & don't watch if you feel offended that a player is acknowledging their God
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Why are you driving ppl to worship underground? This isn't 14th Century Medieval times, players have every right to publicly thank a greater good for blessing them with gifts of life, it's not like they're worshiping satan in front of millions.

Turn off your tv & don't watch if you feel offended that a player is acknowledging their God
OMG....

Serena is my favorite current player!
I was just saying that I don't like when she's doing that

Mentionning god in a speech is very "North-american" (look at Obama who has to swear on a Bible!!). I'm pretty sure you'll never see that from an european player.

That's just a cultural thing I guess.

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It looks like a Catholic cross though. Unless if it has a design like this and we can't see it:



Or she could be Orthodox and just wearing a catholic cross.

Are there a lot of Catholics in Russia? I don't think so. She has to be Orthodox.
in orthodox church eight-pointed , six-pointed and four pointed crosses are acceptable. Actually prince Vladimir "Red Sun" took a four -pointed Latin Cross from Konstantinopel when was christening Russia. It's enough to look at Jaroslav the Wise (son of prince Vladimir) grave in Kiev to understand that Russian Cross was initially the same as Latin
http://89.r.photoshare.ru/00891/0088...2ecccfcd7f.jpg

in 1855 St. John of Kronstadt wrote dissertation in which proved that 4 pointed cross is equal to 8 pointed cross in orthodox church.

the only difference is that if cross is with crucifix , catholics consider that Christ's boots were single-nailed, while orthodox - with 2 nails
One more difference is that Catholics portray dead Christ, sagging heavily while Orthodox portray Christ not dying but resurrected spreading His arms out freely as if embracing the whole mankind.

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I should have known better than to bump this topic. Well at least this offers evidence that compared to 2007 "discussion" on TF has become inane.

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I always hate when Serena thanks "her God Jehovah" after winning a tournament.

Keep it private, girl!!
Isn't like spreading the word in the open an official way of Jehova Witnesses? I swear this is the most public-oriented religion in the world apart from Islam. Keeping your Jehova beliefs in private is kinda against the pattern so no wonder Serena thanks her God every now and again

btw, Sharapova is definitely Eastern Orthodox as visibly indicated by the cross she's wearing. This is not a Latin cross which is far more common among Catholics.


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pirru GOAT once said that her religion is wimbledon......
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Niculescu should be an atheist based on her game alone.
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Surprised no one has mentioned the incredible vanishing Patty "Carmen Sandiego" Schnyder and her orange juice cult in this thread.
I don't think religious views (even alternative ones, like those of Scientology) were ever a part of this Suisse Saga. And I don't just mean with Herr Hofmann (aka Rainer II, the real "Carmen Sandiego" type character here) but even with Herr Harnecker. AFAIK, said "Rainer I" claimed 2B a great holistic healer (including of cancer) and motivator, but never said he was a messenger of Jesus, etc.

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A lot of them are from countries where you can disappear for saying the wrong thing so this is a pointless question
But many don't need to fear such repression. The main reasons they generally avoid politics are probably not to risk pissing off sponsors, and because (even if personally on the left) they don't want to pay for than the least taxes possible.

Among former players, Martina I has been a fairly active Democrat re. American politics, and Marissa Irvin went to work as an intern in the (George W Bush) White House after her retirement.

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Why are you driving ppl to worship underground? This isn't 14th Century Medieval times, players have every right to publicly thank a greater good for blessing them with gifts of life, it's not like they're worshiping satan in front of millions.
Hey, leave the poor Satanists alone, will you? Not only do you deny them their right to worship their god in public, you rub in their faces that the greater evil that cheated and defeated their god now can, and by your word, _should_ be worshipped.

Could you please stop dishing out double standards and become a little more open minded about public display of religiousity?
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