COLOGNE, Germany — Churches across Germany are encouraging soccer fans to swap their barstools and pints for a pew and a prayer, hiring big screens to broadcast World Cup games to their congregations.
The process of inquiry as to whether I would do this would go as follows:
Minister: “Come watch this football game in my church”
Me: “Can I drink a beer while praying for victory?”
Minister: “Well, um… No… But you can pray…
Me: <Walks off in direction of nearest bar>