Tim Tebow, the new face of Christianity. God could do a lot worse

Tim Tebow.  The newest face of Christianity.

Let’s face it, he’s a better representative of the religion than Christianity has had in the past.  Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, and Oral Roberts.

Ok, let me get this straight.  Tim Tebow takes a knee on occasion, during a football game.  Never on the field, never interfering with the game.  And people all across the country get their panties in wad.  Sounds reasonable to me.

And the only reason it’s a big deal?  Is because the media has made it a big deal.  I am sure he is not the only member of the NFL to say a prayer or two or ten during a football game.  He just happens to be a QB that wins.  Would people have their panties in wad if it was one of the Manning Brothers?  Or Brett Favre?  (Now that’s a man who needs some Divine Intervention).

Back in November, Nick Novak, kicker for the San Diego Chargers,  was caught on camera urinating on the sidelines. He was taking a leak, he whipped it out and watered the astro turf.   And you want to be offended Tebow says a prayer.  Get the fuck over yourselves.

Frankly I am tired of saying it, but say it again I must.  You are guaranteed a whole lot of things in The Constitution and The Bill of Rights, but the right to not be offended is not one of them.  People are going to do things that offend you.  Tim Tebow’s taking the knee and saying a prayer? His Constitutional Right. I have not heard any reports that Tebow has stopped a game and grabbed a mic and asked the entire stadium to bow their heads in prayer with him.  I do not think he went to the press and asked for this coverage.  Kudos to him for defending his faith.  Kudos to him for saying “Yes I believe in God The Father, and in Jesus Christ and I am not ashamed.”

I am not going to get all preachy here.  It’s not my thing. It’s more my dad’s thing, or at least it used to be.  I just want to say a few things.

  • There is a song that says “His eye is on the Sparrow, so I know he watches me”.  If God can care about all of his living creatures, including sparrows, I’m sure he has time for Tim Tebow.  If you want to tell me God can’t be bothered with touchdowns, do you also tell your kids you don’t have time for their activities?  To Tebow, it’s the same thing.
  • I’m willing to bet he did not actively seek out this attention from the media about his religious beliefs.  This is a story the media jumped on and now it’s become a divider of people.
  • For once there is an NFL player who has made the news for something besides drugs, guns, alcohol, or an arrest.  You all should be glad he’s setting a good example.
  • He’s not bashing you for your beliefs, why bash him for his?

I could go on about how you high and mighty know he’s praying for God to put everything else in the world aside and give him a touchdown.  Is it possible he’s saying Thank You for the ability to play this game?  Isn’t it possible that instead of asking for divine intervention for personal gain, he’s offering up thanks for skills and talent and ability. Because clearly giving thanks is a truly heinous and offensive thing to do.  The nerve of the man.  And isn’t it possible he’s giving thanks for the skills, talent and ability of his entire team instead of being a selfish son-of-a-bitch and just giving thanks for himself?  Seriously, WTF is wrong with this man?  WTF is he thinking?

Cross posted at Welcome to My Life

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