Given that the Indy 500 auto race is coming up today here shortly (and given that I am a proud Hoosier myself!), I was just thinking on a paragraph I ran across in the Catechism while searching another topic which might prohibit both auto racing and some, if not all, other sports.
In paragraph 2290, it seems to discourage people who have, among other things, a love of speed and seems to call such a participation in the idolatry of the “cult of the body”. Now, the main focus here seems to be temperance, so, perhaps what is meant here is an excessive love for speed, etc. which can result in the endangerment of lives.
What are your thoughts on 2290 as it relates to the practice of sports? Is a love of speed, so long as it is done in moderation / with propriety/reasonableness, morally correct?
(And, yes, if you believe this and wish to watch the Indy 500 today, it IS ON TODAY! Doesn’t seem to get as much publicity as it used to “back in the day”.)