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Religion Psychology Why do sports people cross themselves?

Blobbenstein

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When they score a goal, or win some game or wotnot.

Is it a Catholic thing?

To me crossing oneself is asking Jesus for protection.
 
When they score a goal, or win some game or wotnot.

Is it a Catholic thing?

To me crossing oneself is asking Jesus for protection.
Catholic thing. Can mean thank God, or whew that was close, etc. I haven't been Catholic for 30 years, but I still cross myself when I see an ambulance with lights flashing. To wish the person inside well, I guess.
 

Joe

Celebrity Member
When they score a goal, or win some game or wotnot.

Is it a Catholic thing?

To me crossing oneself is asking Jesus for protection.
My father used to cross himself as kind of a gesture of amazement, as if to say, "I cannot believe this is happening!"
 
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