Why does America seem to hate Tim Tebow?

I have seen and heard Tim Tebow mocked on sports shows, political talk shows, comedy shows basically everywhere but why? The link is an excellent article explaining why Tebow is a good guy, good football player who tries to be a good Christian and why he is seemingly depised for trying to be good. Read it and tell me what you think.


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  • Mo Rage  On November 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    It isn’t that Americans hate Tim Tebow. It’s the whole “I gotta’ pray in front of everybody” thing. There’s an arrogance there.

    Whatever happened to the part of the Bible–Matthew 6:6– that says: “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

    There’s your Bible for you.

    It’s the arrogance. It’s obnoxious. There’s a strong obnoxiousness to the whole thing. It’s repulsive, at least.

    • musesofamom  On November 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      I find it interesting that there is such a negative response to open prayer, but no one seems that bothered with open showboating and buffoonery. That kind of behavior is celebrated.

    • Elogam  On November 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Mo Rage, I believe you have said you are an atheist. (Please correct me if I’m wrong.) Let me help you here….

      Matthew 6:6. Many atheists refer to this, using it as “proof” that things like prayer before a high school game is “forbidden” by Jesus. Even some Christians mistakenly take this to mean they cannot pray in pubic. Actually, there are MANY examples where people prayed publicly. (Luke 10:21 for example. Also look at 1Kings 18:36. I could go on but you get the point. ) Let’s do what we’re supposed to do and take this verse in context. Jesus is contrasting believers with the Pharisees and Sadducees, the religious leaders of the time who were seen by him to be hypocrites. Those groups prayed loudly and publicly in an effort to be seen by men as pious and godly. (verse 6:5.) Jesus urged his followers to seek privacy so that their sincerity could not be questioned. Now if you feel Tebow is a hypocrite, maybe that would apply. I’d need evidence to support such a claim though.

      In short, Jesus ENCOURAGES His believers to pray in private, but does not FORBID public prayer.

      Now Mo, if you’re going to refer to the Bible, you cannot just take “the parts” (We call them “verses”) that you like or that appear to support your argument of the time. I refer you to two other verses: Psalms 14:1 and Psalms 53:1. May this be a blessing to you and yours.

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