by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals
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“People talk about Michael Vick as a convicted felon, well so was Jesus Christ yet he was able to do things above and beyond the naysayers to the point that we all recognize him today as Lord and Savior.”

– Michael Muhammad, head of the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association, which will honor Vick as a “hero” and “inspiration” later this month. And you thought Charlie Sheen was nuts.

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Livin Veg

    Totally round the bend. Wow.

    • Alicia Norris

      WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • don miguelo

    I would prefer them (SVAA) to promote an African-American that used the “visual arts, dance, music, literary arts and theater” to express their opinions on Michael Vick’s shenanigans, rather than hear this guy’s PR-filled opinion. That is what they are supposed to be doing. Obviously donations or something worse is talking here.

    Jesus Christ was politically “convicted” for no actual crime, which is fundamentally different than proven guilty (with a fair trial, forensics, and witnesses) for actual criminal actions, involving murder for entertainment. I’m not religious and I know better than this guy than to compare him to such an iconic figure.

    Yes, can convicted felons make a better life for themselves and make reparations? Of course. Should we look at them like saints and leaders (and fund them thru endorsements and tickets sales)? NO.

    And if the conviction was for something that you can’t take back in this world (murder, torture, etc) then they are gonna have to deal with many people never forgiving them. Count me in that category.

  • lizzie

    I’m so tired of people piling on the guy……would you rather that he does nothing and dog fighting keeps going and still being popularized…..what happened to people serving the time and then moving on to do better. The way people keep going on this site (and others) …..Who goning want to try to change?

    • herwin

      well, you got a point. Vick does a good job now and sure he will influence some people that dogfights are not cool.
      But i am almost sure that you can agree that comparing Vick with Jezus, is maybe a little bit too much credit for him? I mean, come, on, duh.

      • lizzie

        That’s true he’s not Jesus or should be compared to Jesus
        but I’m tired of all the bashing …want him to do better or not…

    • Tracy Lynn Wilson

      Yes. I would rather he NOT be ABLE to play ball. Certainly anyone with a brain can see that he is an act with no sincerity. He’s not sorry. He’s sorry he got caught. As far as the dogfighting goes, all that’s been proved (once again) is that pro-ballers are forgiven virtually ANYTHING. Take a look at O.J. Simpson.
      Mike Vick is simply another killer, and coward.

      • lizzie

        I personally thing oj didn’t do it so that’s a moot point with me….

    • Ethan

      Michael Vick didn’t do any time for torturing and killing the animals.Those charges were dropped in the plea bargain. Nor did he ever apologize for torturing and killing dogs. He is not sorry about what he did…he is only sorry that he got caught. And on top of it all, he stole millions of dollars from the football team that he left high and dry when he went to prison!!! This is a “hero”??? This is a man deserving of an award??? This is a man that should be compared to Christ??? Give me a break.

    • Irene Johnson

      Mv put himself in the public spotlight and continues to accept ridiculous awards and accolades. Maybe if he behaved in a more humble way and tried to keep a lower profile people wouldnt pile on him. He comes across as arrogant and totally unrepentant.

  • Vick

    So Michael Muhammad is retarded…

  • dooley1024

    Really people? Everyone loves a good redemption story, but you’ve taken it a bit too far comparing him to jesus. Vick has been given several awards lately…..comeback player of the year being one. You mean to tell me the ONLY person in the NFL with a great comeback was vick? And that no one else fit the bill for this most recent award in Virginia? Really? Really? Michael Vick isn’t really the problem any more, its all the doting sycophants around him. People can learn to forgive vick for his actions, but don’t shove these awards down our throats. There are more deserving people out there…..find them. If Vick didn’t have such a stellar season on the field would u be rewarding him as much for his off the field actions?

  • Karina

    I think I’m going to vomit. I don’t believe in religion, but I do know Christians and other religions worship Jesus. Are people saying this low life should be worshipped? Some people truly make me sick.

  • Linda

    Just the fact that that murder’s name and the name of our Lord being in the same sentence much less saying that he’s like him is OFFENSIVE on so many levels I can’t even begin to tell you. It just goes to show you that what ppl have always said is true,

    “There’s one IDIOT (I’d say something much, much worse) born every minute.”

    This makes me SICK and ANGRY.

  • Gail M. Jones

    Makes me sick too. After the horribly sick thing that he did, I can’t beleive anyone would honor him as a HERO as did a Virginian Pilot reporter (Cindy Clayton) did in an article 02-26-11. If she thinks he’s a Hero, then she’s as sick as he is. He has just cancelled two TV appearences …..It will be many years before his mind is healed and what he enjoyed doing to animals. He deserves no honors now. Let’s see where he is in 15 yrs. from now…..maybe an honor ….. no sure.