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.
As with all human beings, we have good and bad. That applies to rabbis too.
Here’s a GOOD rabbi who really gets it:
Unless this is satire (poor satire).....I just don't see the connection.
This man is diabolically ignorant. ‘Certainty vs Doubt’, not ‘Good vs. Evil’?
That’s his world view, and maybe the world view of many liberal Jews. It explains a great deal.
It appears he knows little about football, baseball, or religion. I nearly stopped reading until I got to the ‘money’ line in his piece. ‘Certainty vs. Doubt’.
Putatively, Obama’s the man, for the very reason that he obviously doesn’t know what he’s doing, and essentially admits it daily. Moreover, he has an administration equally as ‘doubtful’ upon which to further his legacy.
In the same article he denigrates scientists who question the ‘evidence’ behind global warming, he attacks those who are ‘certain’.
Arrogant and ignorant, which is and always has been, a deadly combination.
What sealed the ignorance thing was this line:
“I saw a divine hand in the equally unbelievable Red Sox victory of 2004.”
Anyone who knows anything about baseball knew that after the Yanks lost that first game, they were out of pitching from there. Even the Yankees knew it. Joe Torre’s book lays it all out.
I can’t for the life of me understand why the Jews hate themselves so, and with such moral certainty (of all things).
I have a book from the 1970s put out by Jews for Jesus, callled “Jesus for Jews”. It is a collection of testimonies and conversion stories (including Jay Sekulow) and the consistent theme is how they were brought up to hate or fear Christians, how they struggled with faith in Christ while maintaining their Jewish culture and how many were disowned or banished by Jewish family, friends, and neighbors.
So this Rabbi thinks that Joseph should have "cooled it"?
Tebow has 11 TD passes and 2 interceptions this season, threw for more than 200 yards each of the last two games and threw 40 passes against the Bears on Sunday. Enjoy that "erratic arm" statement now ... he's getting better every game.
"I saw a divine hand in the equally unbelievable Red Sox victory of 2004.
I was going to post about the very same line . . .
Dave Roberts was going to steal second base. Everyone at Fenway knew it. Everyone who was tuned into the game on television, radio, or the interwebs knew it. And he beat the throw by the barest of margins because that's what Dave Roberts did best: steal bases.
God blessed Dave with his athletic talents, his drive, etc., etc., but God had no skin in that 2004 ACLS game whatsoever. Whoever finds something divine in athletic event is silly.
Did God really have it in for the Yanks, or did he really, really, REALLY want morons like Manny, Damon, and KFC Millar to win it? Really, don't you think God has bigger fish to fry?
Let's see what he can do against the Patriots' god-awful secondary. Maybe Edelman will get his first pick as a nickleback.
I don't have any idea what's going to happen in the Broncos/Patriots game but I know I want to be watching when it does.
Watch this 95 yard drive in last 6 minutes against the Jets ....it was all Tebow
Is that by Ruth Rosen?
The funniest line I have heard about this guy is:
“I have not heard so much about a white Bronco since the OJ trial”
Basically the rabbi is saying he knows the truth and disputes TT’s version, but he is putting it in the language of the twentieth century secular ideological mumbo jumbo of all white men are potential nazis unless they are complete degenerates or sychophants to an ideological cult. Personally I can accept a truce on “End Times” theology and ideology.
The rabbi is faithless. May Almighty God remove the veil from his heart.
Don't know if the Broncos have much chance of winning the Super Bowl, but it would definitely be fun to watch if they did (unless they play the Giants, that is!).
Yeah, that’s the one.
Tebow was only caught about 3 times in the first three quarters. Everyone was dropping the balls. The last quarter they started catching the ball. It really depends on your point of view. Some could say the punter won the last two games. It was a group effort. I do like Tebow though.
After I rread your post, I looked it up on Amazon. I might be interested in getting a copy. I’m assuming that you recommend it, but I’d like to be sure.
"If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants."
I find this fascinating in a horrid fashion, like watching a bad NASCAR wreck. The idea that this was written seriously demonstrates that fanaticism and idiocy are universal.
I liked it. It was interesting, having grown up in a Jewish community but not a Jewish family, to see the clash between faith and cultural identity.
This CLOWN is as much of a “Rabbi” as Caiaphas was a “High Priest”.
That was last Sunday's game against the Bears. ... where the field goal kicker saved the day.....Tebow executed key plays in the clutch to set up the two 50+ FG's ....one in OT....it was miraculous....marred by lot's of dropped Tebow passes in the first three quarters.
Well, thanks then. :)
And Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you as well. :)
As a rule I am a big fan of the Jewish people. I don't like secular Jews anymore than I like secular WASPs, but that's not because they are Jews.
About the only specific complaint I have is the idea that Christians shouldn't witness to Jews. Christians, in obeying Christ, MUST witness to ALL the world.
If a Jew, or anybody, is so insecure in their faith that they can't politely tell the Christian to take a hike if they don't want to hear what he has to say, is that the Christian's fault?
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