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Atheist article calls Tim Tebow a "Christian Taliban"
Mindposts atheist web site ^ | Jan 12 2012

Posted on 01/12/2012 9:04:25 PM PST by Talkwire

Tim Tebow is called a "Christian Taliban" by an atheist, comparing Southern Baptists to Muslim fundamentalists. Link to Mindposts article here

Excerpt: "Superstar NFL quarterback Tim Tebow looks like an All-American guy, but he has more in common with the Taliban than with our Founding Fathers.

The press has given Tim an open mic to opine on abortion, virtue, and piety. When will reporters ask Tim to share his views on gay marriage, the subservience of women, the power of the devil, where the dinosaurs too big for the Ark, or the age of the planet?

His overt Christianity has resounded with the American public, most of whom claim to be Christian. The truth is that Tim Tebow’s medieval, fundamentalist, demon fearing, tongues speaking, Christ riding a dinosaur, beliefs are the antithesis of what most Americans believe. In fact, Tim Tebow thinks YOU (and most Americans) are going to Hell."


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: atheist; christian; taliban; tebow

1 posted on 01/12/2012 9:04:34 PM PST by Talkwire
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To: Talkwire

I think it’s funny when atheists talk about America having a “Christian taliban”, seemingly not realizing that if there truly was one, they would be stoned to death long before they could ever publically spout such nonsense.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 9:07:39 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: Talkwire

At the risk of contradicting myself, Why do we elevate these atheists to be worthy of note and comment?
Leave them in the weeds.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 9:08:36 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Talkwire

It sounds and smells like the atheist is lugging a load in his Huggies. Like someone said here yesterday, “Without God, there wouldn’t be any atheists.”


4 posted on 01/12/2012 9:09:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: Talkwire

bookmark


5 posted on 01/12/2012 9:11:25 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Talkwire

And the atheists will be the first against the wall when Sharia comes.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 9:11:48 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Talkwire

This guy is missing the boat entirely. The fact is, this is political, not religious. If Tebow were black, no one would say a thing about it. Black athletes thank God and praise Jesus all the time. But everyone knows they are probably Democrats... so no one says a word.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 9:18:27 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: Talkwire

Tom Brady, after living a full life, passes away. He goes to heaven and meets God. God takes Tom over to a nice, modest little house. A faded New England Patriots flag hangs in the window. “Tom, this will be your home for all eternity”, God tells him. At first Tom is humbled that God would give him his own home in heaven. But then Tom looks across the way and sees a beautiful, shining mansion. A large Tim Tebow jersey hangs on the front door. The place has a huge swimming pool in the shape of a bronco. Crisp, new Denver Bronco flags hand in every window. Taken a little aback, Tom Brady says to God “God, I thank you for my house. But I am an all-pro quarterback, I won 3 super bowls victories and I have broken many records. Why does Tim Tebow get a much bigger house than me?” God looks at Tom and laughs, “Tom, that’s not Tim Tebows house. That’s mine!”.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 9:19:26 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney / Anybody but 0bama))
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To: Talkwire

Tebow doesnt need defending. Like Palin. The left Hates them because their presence amplifies their darkness... If everyone is condemnable then no one can judge you. Not that Tebow or Palin would, but they are the nail that sticks up and must be pounded in.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 9:21:44 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Talkwire
The author of the article is yet another far-left-winger who obsesses with religion and himself.

A pic from another article he's written:


10 posted on 01/12/2012 9:23:54 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Talkwire

I think atheist is a misnomer. These people are antitheists. If given power, I have no doubt they would engage in actions equivalent to Mao’s Great Leap forward. Deadlier and more efficient than Taliban.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 9:24:19 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Talkwire

What the Atheists fail to realize that the yoke of Islam when it comes is going to show them no mercy. Christians at least acknowledge that people have liberty to decide for themselves peacefully. Islam affords no such right.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 9:24:55 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Talkwire
In fact, Tim Tebow thinks YOU (and most Americans) are going to Hell."

I don't know why the author is bitching... He doesn't have to go. There is another option.....

13 posted on 01/12/2012 9:42:19 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

You are right that if Tebow were black his praise of God wouldn’t bother so many people. Even if he merely said “Thanks God”, rather than Jesus, I think it would be less of a big deal. The name Jesus Christ is what seems to upset people the most.

Were he praising Allah instead of Jesus, he would be celebrated by the media and the left.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 9:49:53 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Yes. Liberal Christians and Muslims can be as vocal as they want (and to be black is to have absolute... dare I say carte blanche?) That he is conservative is what this is about.
15 posted on 01/12/2012 10:02:32 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Another thing about Tebow that I think bothers the left is that he is seemingly without vice. There are not stories of him sleeping around, drinking, drugging, living the approved alternative lifestyle.

Imagine how big a folk hero he would be were he gay.

Instead, he is polite, humble, and literally builds hospitals in poor countries when he is not playing football.

Aren’t liberals in favor of building hospitals?


16 posted on 01/12/2012 10:35:22 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Talkwire

Tim Tebow can believe anything he wants about “abortion, virtue, and piety,” “the power of the devil, where (sic) the dinosaurs too big for the Ark, or the age of the planet,” or for that matter, where I’m going when I die. As long as he isn’t trying to force me to agree with him, or to harm me for disagreeing, he has exactly nothing in common with the taliban. This is really so obvious that it shouldn’t be in question at all.

As for “Christian taliban” - remember all those Christians flying planes into buildings because of their religion? Oh... never mind.


17 posted on 01/12/2012 10:45:10 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: Talkwire

Hilarious, are you writing this from a mental ward?


18 posted on 01/12/2012 10:57:03 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Talkwire

Even idiots and assclowns want to share in Tim Tebows limelight!


19 posted on 01/12/2012 11:24:42 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: G Larry

Having buried several US soldiers killed by the “Taliban”
I would suggest that this person is a friggin moron.........


20 posted on 01/12/2012 11:26:14 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Talkwire
When will reporters ask Tim to share his views on gay marriage, the subservience of women, the power of the devil, where the dinosaurs too big for the Ark, or the age of the planet?

Answer: when reports ask atheists the statistical probabilities involved in "316" showing up so many times in that last game. And whether they think Tebow either "engineered" them all by himself, or that it's just an odds-defying coincidence.

I may be a squish Episcopalian, but it's pretty clear to me that Someone was sending a message with that.
21 posted on 01/12/2012 11:26:40 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Talkwire

I don’t listen to atheists on a topic they admittedly know nothing about.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 12:20:33 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Talkwire

I believe it was back in the mid 80’s a call came in to the “Bible Answer Man” told him: “If Jesus Christ was standing in front of me, I would spit in His face.”

The “Bible Answer Man” was very kind and said: “It has been done before.”

After I thought on that for some time, I realized it would never be done again. They [and we] mocked, railed on Him, and crucified Him; but it will never be done again.

“He was dead, but now He is alive forevermore!”

“I am He that liveth, and was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and I have the keys of hell and death.” (Revelation 1:18)


23 posted on 01/13/2012 12:55:38 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: Talkwire

If you took the gays out of atheism, you couldn’t fill a pink Prius.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 1:16:43 AM PST by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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To: Retired Greyhound
The fact that Tim Tebow chooses to live a live of obedience to God is a constant reminder to them of the very real possibility that there is indeed a God, and that the Scriptures may be true, and that part about everyone having to face God one day and give an account of his life may include them and that day won't turn out well for them at all.

Christians are called by God to be the "salt of the earth" just for this reason. To serve as a conviction to those who are perishing, and cause some of those people to come to Christ for salvation.

25 posted on 01/13/2012 1:47:02 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: G Larry
At the risk of contradicting myself, Why do we elevate these atheists to be worthy of note and comment?

Because they are clear and present danger to freedom of religion and freedom of speech in this country.

If they aren’t in the courts trying to ban a Christmas Crèche in the town square they are using ridicule in a bar or some other public place to make being a Christian publicly unfashionable.

But worse than that these Atheist are most often cowards when it comes to really fighting the hard battles for their convictions. They will not fight against the real Taliban at work in this country few of them will stand against CARE or The Muslim Brotherhood when they are promoting their faith.

No we must not let these attacks against Christian celebrities go unanswered because if we do they and the general public see silence as acceptance of such behavior as the social norm.

This is a Christian country and if we wish it to remain so we must fight against those are fighting to make it an Atheist nation. If it becomes an Atheist nation it will not remain one long because the Muslims are waiting in the wings to fill the void.

26 posted on 01/13/2012 2:27:07 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Talkwire

This is another example of why Tebow`s open expressions of faith are causing the godless types discomfort. If they`re so firm and confident in their disbelief in God, why wouldn`t they be laughing all this off as an exercise in futility, since — in their opinion — God doesn`t exist anyway?

But the fact is, this young man is an openly devout Christian.. offering prayer at any given time, even before 90,000 onlookers and on national TV.. and great numbers of Americans respond positively. And that threatens their agenda of destroying this nation`s Judeo-Christian underpinnings.

And even deeper than that, as the atheists` anger at Tebow rises, and he gets under their collective skin even deeper, I believe he`s starting to sow doubts among some and causing them to reexamine their core belief system... because they`re just... not... quite... sure.

So the attacks on Tebow grow shriller. He needs to be very careful about his actions and with whom he associates, because the forces of the secularist dark side see him as an enemy who must be stopped. If the secularists can`t find dirt on him, they`ll create it.


27 posted on 01/13/2012 2:37:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: tanknetter

Yep. And if Tebow had engineered them all by himself, he`d have needed help from the Steelers. Pittsburgh`s time of possession in that game: 30:16.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 2:44:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: Talkwire

“Christ riding a dinosaur”

The least this guy could do is actually understand what he is trying to condemn. But that would probably require something called thought.


29 posted on 01/13/2012 3:23:28 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Talkwire

He may have a point. Tebow did blow up the Steelers afterall.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 3:39:10 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

That is why if that was to happen, there would be for certain a second American revolution.


31 posted on 01/13/2012 3:44:04 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

Plus also Islam ONLY gives you three choices.


32 posted on 01/13/2012 3:45:56 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Talkwire

“Mindpost” Now that is funny!


33 posted on 01/13/2012 3:58:26 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Talkwire

If atheists are angry......I’m very happy!


34 posted on 01/13/2012 4:05:43 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: Talkwire

These people are nuts.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 4:10:56 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: wbarmy

“Christ riding a dinosaur”

The least this guy could do is actually understand what he is trying to condemn. But that would probably require something called thought.


Job 41:
1 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook
or press down his tongue with a cord?
2 Can you put a rope in his nose
or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he make many pleas to you?
Will he speak to you soft words?
4 Will he make a covenant with you
to take him for your servant forever?
5 Will you play with him as with a bird,
or will you put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will traders bargain over him?
Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons
or his head with fishing spears?
8 Lay your hands on him;
remember the battle—you will not do it again!
9 Behold, the hope of a man is false;
he is laid low even at the sight of him.
10 No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up.
Who then is he who can stand before me?
11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.


36 posted on 01/13/2012 4:57:11 AM PST by lupie
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To: Talkwire

The difference: Being Christian, Tim believes in love while the Taliban believes in hate, torment, torture, condemnation and so on and so forth. The author is a fool of the worst sort. May the Holy Spirit seek out the author and turn him to Christ.


37 posted on 01/13/2012 6:23:07 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Talkwire




There is one I like but can't find of two tebowing on fighter jets. Unconstitutional???
Idiot
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2011/12/15/military-tebowing-tacky-or-unconstitutional/
38 posted on 01/13/2012 6:23:33 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: RummyChick
LOLOL

39 posted on 01/13/2012 6:25:19 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: dragonblustar

And another thing, it doesn’t matter if Tim thinks most Americans are headed for hell (which with their porning, and fornicating and lying and stealing they might be). what matters is after most Americans croak, where they end up according to God on Judgment Day.


40 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:38 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RummyChick


41 posted on 01/13/2012 6:27:22 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: RummyChick
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42 posted on 01/13/2012 6:30:07 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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43 posted on 01/13/2012 6:31:19 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Talkwire
I just hope Tebow has a good Godly life. I don't think he will be a decade long player in the NFL, for a lot of reasons. But I appreciate what he is on and off the field.
44 posted on 01/13/2012 6:41:02 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
You are right that if Tebow were black his praise of God wouldn’t bother so many people

I wonder if you, like I do, find this just a little bit condescending to blacks. It's like, "Don't worry, we don't expect you to have the same sophistication that we liberal whites do. We only hate those that should know better"??

45 posted on 01/13/2012 11:05:27 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: chesley

Of course. Everything about the liberals is condescending to blacks. They think blacks are just too stupid to know any better. That is why they hold them to a low standard. It’s the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Us racist conservatives actually expect proper behavior from all people, regardless of their race, and we are against race based preferences. We believe that blacks are plenty smart and as capable as everyone else.


46 posted on 01/13/2012 11:22:20 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: lupie

Leviathan may or may not be a dinosaur, Job doesn’t talk about riding him, and Christ is the Incarnation and there were no dinosaurs when he was on earth.

The author still doesn’t know what he is talking about, and I see no reason for you to try and defend him.


47 posted on 01/13/2012 8:04:01 PM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: wbarmy
Leviathan may or may not be a dinosaur, Job doesn’t talk about riding him, and Christ is the Incarnation and there were no dinosaurs when he was on earth.

No, Job doesn't talk about riding Leviathan, whatever a leaviathon is (Job obviously knew), but the passage (in context) is about the fact that Job needed a lesson in the picture of WHO God is (and who Job isn't). God isn't speaking to Job about how God controls and rides the monster, but rather how He is sovereign and omnipotent and Job is not. It is not Job's place to question God.

The author still doesn’t know what he is talking about, and I see no reason for you to try and defend him.

The author needs a lesson, as did Job, about WHO God is. If I had been talking with the author, and he said that about God Himself riding a dinosaur, I would have given this passage as well as others that talk about the character of the Almighty God in that he doesn't need to ride anything for sport or to "show off". (Why else would one mention that Christ would ride a dinosaur except to mock His character?). Read the end of the passage quoted: 9 Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him. 10 No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me? 11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

I am not defending the author. I am sorry that you understood that I was. Quite the opposite really. The author is really in a very sad state with such a hardened heart. If the Lord does not choose to soften it, then this author will reap what he sows and that will not be pleasant for those who mock the Almighty God.

48 posted on 01/14/2012 5:40:25 AM PST by lupie
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