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Secular Progressives Mock QB Tim Tebow - And Us
Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 10, 2012 | IBD Staff

Posted on 01/10/2012 4:55:17 PM PST by raptor22

Leadership: Even before George Washington is said to have taken a knee in prayer at Valley Forge, men and women of faith and courage endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights have guided this nation to greatness.

Some 45 million people watched Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow complete that 80-yard touchdown pass play to Demaryius Thomas on the first play from scrimmage in overtime to lead his team over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's wild card playoff game.

They also saw him take a knee and give thanks to the God he believes in, an act that's been dubbed "Tebow-ing."

The act has been mocked by comedians and pundits and derided by the secularists among us, those who've banned prayer from the public schools, and fought Christmas displays on public property, the words "One Nation Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and even the words "In God We Trust" on our coins.

The fact that Tebow had 316 yards passing and averaged 31.6 yards per pass in the game didn't escape notice. Tebow wore "John 3:16" on his eye black in the 2009 BCS Championship game, a Bible passage often seen on signs held at sporting events at every level.

On the postgame show, CBS analysts "Tebow-ed" in unison, mocking the seriousness of Tebow's intent. "Saturday Night Live" has done a skit in which Jesus appears in the Bronco locker room. God does not take sides in football games, Tebow's critics say.

Tebow would agree with that, but he also acknowledges a higher power's influence on his life, win or lose, just as the Founding Fathers did when they acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence that we were "endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights," rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of, not from, religion.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: christianity; faith; moralabsolutes; prayer; religion; tebow; tebowing; timtebow
Onward Christian quarterbacks.
1 posted on 01/10/2012 4:55:20 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22; little jeremiah
The militant secularists are judgmental and intolerant beyond belief. They're guilty of the very self-richeousness they accuse Christians of and their endless carping has turned the American public against them.
2 posted on 01/10/2012 4:58:55 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: raptor22

Amen to that.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 4:59:22 PM PST by MissMagnolia (ObamaCare side effects: headache,delayed treatment, 0 choice,sky-rocketing taxes & premature death)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ver never met anyone who was intolerant and mean spirited that wasn’t a liberal.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 5:00:52 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: raptor22

The “progressive” commie libs only bash Christians because bashing Muzzies is a “hate crime” in Barry’s Amerika.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 5:03:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: raptor22

I guess they won’t be so high and mighty at the Great White Judgement Throne of God.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 5:05:57 PM PST by Rodm
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Tebowing ping


7 posted on 01/10/2012 5:06:36 PM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Thanks for posting this article.
The anti-Christians have given a lot of exposure to Tebow’s humble Christianity.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 5:07:33 PM PST by zot
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To: raptor22

Just more of the frequent hate and bigotry from the left.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 5:10:06 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Drill Thrawl

And I will say that some of the most religious people I have know are not only the most loving-—they are by far the happiest—and most joyful. Not a hateful bone in their body—just full of joy and thankfulness.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 5:14:54 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: raptor22
God does not take sides in football games, Tebow's critics say.

Maybe not, but in life He takes the side of His flock, and the smirkers have just put themselves on the opposite side. Go Tebow!

I'm no fan of Denver, but if the Niners can't win it, I hope Tebow pulls out a Super Bowl win on a Hail Mary and this football brouhaha smacks the secularists upside the head in 2012.

11 posted on 01/10/2012 5:18:02 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: raptor22
Amen.

Tebow vs Brees

12 posted on 01/10/2012 5:23:26 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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13 posted on 01/10/2012 5:35:48 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: raptor22

Related...

http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2012/01/god-telling-us-something.html


14 posted on 01/10/2012 5:38:26 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: raptor22

If these Tebow haters weren’t so blind and stupid, they would know that after EVERY NFL GAME, a certain percentage of players from both teams meet at midfield or the end zone and join hands in prayer to thank God. The networks don’t show it, of course.


15 posted on 01/10/2012 5:39:43 PM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: LibWhacker

Tebow, unlike many un-believers realize that he is only an instrument in the hands of the almighty.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 5:42:47 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: raptor22

I’m not particularly a Denver fan....but I’ve become a huge fan of this young man, Tebow. As an evangelical Christian, I respect his devotion to his faith and his unwavering courage under withering fire from critics from all sides. He responds with a kindness and compassion I cannot understand....since, despite my Christian faith (I’m very much a work in progress), I’d tell ‘em all to kiss my a**.

He doesn’t. He just smiles, says nice things about them, continues to kick butt on the field, and gives ALL praise and credit to the Father and His Son. I love that. So does, it seems....America.

Denver winning the Super Bowl....that is what I’d now love to see more than anything.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 5:43:53 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Drill Thrawl

You must not be married....


18 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:12 PM PST by utford
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To: dainbramaged

Indeed. The last time I saw one shown was when Mr. Tebow joined in. This has been going on for years.

I think it’s a search for fail of Tebow. Just because he’s new to the NFL.

Kurt Warner was similar in his profession of faith, but I think because he was such a proven winner, older, etc., he was not as suspect to “ridicule”.

Forgive them Father, they know not what they do...


19 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:49 PM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: raptor22

I think it unlikely in the extreme that God cares about whether the Broncos win or lose. I am certain though that God deeply loves and cares for the players and spectators, which is what Tim Tebow acknowledges by kneeling in humble thanks for his accomplishments.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:22 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

“I am certain though that God deeply loves and cares for the players and spectators...”

Amen to that. That’s what all the haters totally miss. By praying while on the field of play, Tebow acknowledges and thanks God for for watching over him, helping him do his best, and for His love. The score on the scoreboard has very little to do with it. The success and sheer goodness of Tebow drives the haters nuts.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 6:04:52 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The “progressive” commie libs only bash Christians because bashing Muzzies is a “hate crime” in Barry’s Amerika.

It can also be bad for their health....we won't shorten them at the neck for mocking our God, He can take care of Himself. The naked hate aimed at Tim Tebow (and Sarah and GWB and Israel, among others) is just a manifestation of Satan's hate for all things of God. It's how you can tell who is genuine - whoever is getting flak is near the target. As for the Steelers, we'll be back, but maybe it's time to retool a bit. Best of luck to the Broncs next week, and all the best to Tim Tebow - I've never felt better after a crushing defeat.

22 posted on 01/10/2012 6:16:58 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Go Steelers (what's the baseball team called again?))
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To: raptor22; Alamo-Girl; P-Marlowe; wmfights; Dr. Eckleburg; wagglebee; Jim Robinson

What is hard for the media when it comes to understanding that Tebow is simply thanking God for the talent God has given?

I’ve heard of 3 year old geniuses and prodigies....is that because they worked hard, studied hard, and perseverence won out in the end?

Hardly.

Some are gifted in certain areas, and the giftedness is there already, and it provides a foundation on which they can build through hard work. Their efforts then seem awesome, even superhuman, to the rest of us.

One of my all time favorite movies was “Chariots of Fire” in which olympic runner, Eric Liddell, an awesome distance runner in his era, and also a Christian, said “when I run I feel His pleasure.”

Giftedness is a circle that is complete when the gifted one gives thanks to the Creator for the gift received.

Tebowing should be pronounced by Christians in the same way as “bowing before God”. It is Te-bowing. 316 316 316

Perhaps Tebow’s acknowledging God for his gift is a message to us from God about the wonderful gift of freedom in a free land that we’ve been given. It would then be a message that we would be best served by thanking God for that gift.


23 posted on 01/10/2012 6:17:29 PM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: Rodm
I guess they won’t be so high and mighty at the Great White Judgement Throne of God.

They will be speechless, and they will bow the knee, involuntarily, but they will bow the knee.

24 posted on 01/10/2012 6:18:35 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: dainbramaged

25 posted on 01/10/2012 6:19:04 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: raptor22

VP broncos football operations: JOHN elway
Tebow yards passing: 316
Tebow average yards per completion: 31.6
Pittsburgh time of possession: 31:06
TV ratings for the game: 31.6

looks like HE likes football as well

:)


26 posted on 01/10/2012 6:30:39 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

I hope Denver wins the Super Bowl 31-6.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 7:02:59 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

that would be pure win!


28 posted on 01/10/2012 7:11:17 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: pgyanke
I hope Denver wins the Super Bowl 31-6.

I thiunk they should lose to the Packers 31-6....they should remain humble you know. Besides the colors of Heaven are GOLD...and maybe green??

29 posted on 01/10/2012 7:44:37 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: xzins
Well and truly said, dear brother in Christ!

Giftedness is a circle that is complete when the gifted one gives thanks to the Creator for the gift received.

Amen.

Two more examples of incredibly gifted children: Akaine and Evancho.

30 posted on 01/10/2012 9:24:09 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: BobP

just another reason for me NOT to watch the C-BS pre/post game shows


31 posted on 01/10/2012 9:25:32 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Alamo-Girl

Awesome links, A-G. Thank you.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 9:36:58 PM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: RightOnline

From the looks of things, something powerful is beside him. Though, it seems a bit strange for God to choose football, and choose Tebow, to get his message out. But who am I to judge?

All these 316’s have me a bit taken back.

Go Tebow!

I am a believer!


33 posted on 01/10/2012 10:15:05 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
"I’ver never met anyone who was intolerant and mean spirited that wasn’t a liberal."

Just stick around here long enough, there are plenty here who will disabuse you of that misconception.

In fact, try expressing support for the idea of a Sarah Palin presidency. Despite the fact that virtually all the regulars here will adamantly proclaim their own "conservative" credentials, you'll get raped repeatedly with snide comments egging on the perps from the slunkish peanut gallery.

:^|

34 posted on 01/10/2012 10:40:29 PM PST by Gargantua (Men are CREATED equal, but 21 years later... you get the picture.)
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To: raptor22

“Secular Progressives”

Make that “Communist Revolutionaries” who want to close churches and turn them into warehouses.

(Scu*bags one and all)

IMHO


35 posted on 01/11/2012 4:47:58 AM PST by ripley
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To: xzins; raptor22; Alamo-Girl; P-Marlowe; wmfights; Dr. Eckleburg; wagglebee; Jim Robinson
What is hard for the media when it comes to understanding that Tebow is simply thanking God for the talent God has given?

They know.

The media is comprised of liberals. We like to think sports is one of the areas in our society that is immune from the prevailing anti God PC group think, but it is not. They have to mock him because he's dangerous. He represents those of us who believe in God above all else.

I think what makes Tim Tebow so dangerous is his response to his critics. He is always polite, humble and positive and most importantly he always gives credit to God. In being so public about his faith and being such a good example of how to respond to critics Tebow forces people to consider which side they are on. Are we on the side of those that don't think faith is important, or are we on the side that believes all glory is to be given to God.

36 posted on 01/11/2012 8:11:06 AM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: raptor22
I think it's disgusting that sports commentators are ridiculing Tebow!
37 posted on 01/11/2012 8:15:48 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: raptor22

Not only were there 316 passing yards, but the Denver time of possession was 31 minutes 6 seconds.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:53 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: raptor22

I missed where these classless gutter dwellers mockingly got on their knees and stuck their butts in the air to debase Allah. The bigoted cowards know they would get their butts kicked.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 8:23:52 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: upcountryhorseman

“I think it’s disgusting that sports commentators are ridiculing Tebow!”

I’m not so sure that they are really ridiculing Tebow. I think they are simply trying to make light humor out of the fact that Tebow might actually be on to something. The NFL has never seen anything quite like this.


40 posted on 01/11/2012 12:50:44 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: sten

Reference bump! ‘-)


41 posted on 01/11/2012 3:44:19 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The militant secularists are judgmental and intolerant beyond belief.

They're Stalinists. Totalitarian Stalinists. Why do people waste time composing hyphenated, long-winded descriptors of these hardface intellectual thugs? We know what they are. They killed 100,000,000 people in the century just ended. Why temporize or hold back?

42 posted on 01/11/2012 3:51:56 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: raptor22

Paging CBS’s affiliates and advertisers......


43 posted on 01/11/2012 3:54:31 PM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: terycarl

GO PACKERS!


44 posted on 01/12/2012 10:37:29 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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