I’ve been using gymnastic rings for calisthenics since last spring and recommended them to my friend who is looking for an upper body workout. I told him my 2021 goal was to master the front lever skill. He replied that it didn’t look very difficult and I should be able to hit my goal easily.
Has anyone else found this a common reaction among people that don’t do BWF/calisthenics?
A Christian told me that the only way to get into heaven was to worship and believe in their god, I told them that if I have to worship some psychotic god just to get into heaven where I have to worship him forever I’d rather go to hell.
They then tried to convince me that their god is not evil, and kept changing their story. They ended up saying it’s demons that make us suffer, and I said did god not create these demons knowing what they would do? Can god not stop them from causing us pain, or is it that he refuses to do so?
Where I was getting at is that the demons that supposedly are causing us pain were created by god to cause us pain. Also they said human deserve to go to hell but god sacrificed himself to save us from our sins, but apparently we still sin and go to hell, so did god so nothing then? Also he sacrificed himself to save us from himself, and then claims that he saved us and that we should worship him.
I mean like reading everything it really seems like Yahweh is really some narcissistic psychotic sadistic asshole who loves to be worshipped and loves to torture people for fun. But somehow Christians do the best mental gymnastics I’ve ever seen and still think he’s a loving god who wants to help them.
I see it so much and so often on Reddit. Except now because of the events yesterday, I see it so much more. People have this heroic superiority complex over a huge group that they generalize into one persona! This happens on every single side ever. It’s crazy. It’s always “[insert a side of the political spectrum] is a [violent group]” and no one ever wants to understand each other because everybody wants to live in their own heads. So annoying, I swear to god.
It's unclear to me which events those will be. People on Twitter are (rightly, I think) speculating about JO Nationals and such. What's a huge blow to me as an international fan is this part:
" For events airing on NBC’s platforms, FloSports will have international rights. "
In previous years, events were streamed on Youtube for people not from the US (or ppl who set their VPN accordingly). Often I found that the stream was much more comprehensive, especially if you were interested in non-Simone coverage and coverage of actual gymnastics and not just chalking.
Why is this terrible, you ask?
FloSports and USAG are promoting this as "growing the sport". This is most likely not true.
Other sports communites have been going through this and have been clear how terrible they think it is. Here as a good reddit thread on it: https://www.reddit.com/r/MLS/comments/b088bq/unmasking_flosports_mlss_new_mysterious_streaming/ .
P.S.: Dear people with access to the NBC coverage, please put it on Youtube so we internationals can still enjoy US gymnastics...