On "Tebowing"

After reading this facepalmer from Fox News (shocking) that accused people mocking Tim Tebow's overt displays of piety of being "anti-Christian bigots", I thought it was about time to chime in. I'm not claiming to speak for anyone else here, but there are a few things to say about "Tebowing".

First, it's hypocritical. Jesus was flatly against these kinds of charades:
"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven." [Matthew 6:1]
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men." [Matthew 6:5]
Secondly, it's silly. Why would anyone really, honestly think that God gives two shits about who wins a football game? I dare say that if God is indeed helping Tebow throw a ball around, he's got his priorities back-asswards. How about, I dunno, getting rid of the famine in Africa so all those millions of kids don't die every year? What's that Lord? After the playoffs, maybe? Puh-lease.

We have every right – nay, duty – to call it for the nonsense that it is. The real bigotry is coming from the religious loons who react with utter shock and indignation at anyone who dares criticize their shallow, self-aggrandizing displays of piety.


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