Skip to comments.My Tim Tebow Problem (Tebow Derangement Syndrome)
Posted on 12/14/2011 8:19:33 AM PST by OddLane
Ive got a Tim Tebow problem.
I want to root for the guy, but Im afraid of what will happen if the hulky Denver Bronco quarterback continues to pull off what is fast becoming the Greatest Gridiron Story Ever Told. Since taking over as starting quarterback earlier this season, the Heisman winning national champion from the University of Florida has been winning consistently and dramatically, in the final minutes of the game or overtime, relying on powerful legs rather than his infamously erratic arm and confounding skeptical fans along with the Bronco management, who, it is said, were hoping he would fail.
A poster boy of the Christian right, Tebow steadfastly thanks Jesus after every game and, while in college, often inscribed biblical messages on his eye paint. Homeschooled in Florida, this child of missionaries turned down his selection as a Playboy All American because it was, well, Playboy. His trademark prayerful touchdown celebration (imagine Rodins Thinker on bended knee, or your grandfather davening Tachanun with a football) has become a verb. Google tebowing and youll find 84 million hits, including lots of YouTube parodies. Tebows mother, a Baptist missionary, became comatose during her pregnancy and was saved by drugs that nearly killed the fetus. Doctors anticipated a stillbirth and recommended termination to protect her life, but Tims mother refused to abort. Trumpeting that decision, mother and son appeared in commercials for Focus on the Family during this past seasons Super Bowl.
(Excerpt) Read more at thejewishweek.com ...
If Tebow Wins Super Bowl Christians Will Be ‘Burning Mosques, Bashing Gays, Banishing Immigrants’
FoxNation.com ^ | Dec 12 | Joshua Hammerman
related? the stories are identical with different wording
what’s that about?
WOW! His problem isn’t with Tebow, but with Christianity. And Tebow’s brand of salvation is as available to Jews as to anyone else.
Do they wish to remain Jews? Is that the problem? Who is banishing them from the Jewish community? It is not Christ; it is not Christians. Must be other Jews. After all, a Jew can be an atheist, a pagan, even a Buddhist, and still be considered a Jew. But not a Christian?? How come, I wonder?
I didn't realize that someone posted a link to the entire column later on in the same thread.
Too bad you can't see past your own prejudice to recognize the positive effect someone like TT could have when today's youth sorely need such a role model.
What is it about strong white men of virtue that drives nutters like this... nuts? People of color spew this kind of “certainty” every day and this clown goes off on TT like he is Hitler.
Being an outspoken Christian is not new in the NFL. Think Reggie White, Phila, GB, Carolina (last year). Go Pack!
I hadn’t seen the prior article so I appreciate this one, OddLane.
Yes they are.
There are so many flaws in this rabbi’s editorial that I don’t even know where to begin...or end. Tebow is a witness to his Lord. May God continue to bless Him for his faithfulness.
I wouldn’t expecta a gay, communist, fake rabbi to like Tebow.
Get used to drivel like this.
I suppose the good Rabbi discounts those of us who attend Messianic Synagogues every Saturday. At last count there are over 15,000 Jews in Israel who believe that Jesus (Yeshua) is the Messiah. They are still Jews.
The author of this piece doesn’t seem very rabbi to me.
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