Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What If Tim Tebow Was a Muslim?

This is a great article pointing out the hypocrisy of people who rip Tim Tebow for his faith and public profession of it.  I really like the way the journalist points out that Tebow's displays of faith make non-Christians uncomfortable, and how badly people want Tebow to screw up so they can put away the idea that there really is a God who is with his people.  
What if Tim Tebow were a Muslim? 
Imagine for a second, the Denver Broncos quarterback is a devout follower of Islam, sincere and principled in his beliefs and thus bowed toward Mecca to celebrate touchdowns.  Now imagine if Detroit Lions players Stephen Tulloch and Tony Scheffler mockingly bowed toward Mecca, too, after tackling him for a loss or scoring a touchdown, just like what happened Sunday.  I know what would happen. All hell would break loose. 
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I could not figure out what was causing this onslaught of venom for a guy almost everybody claims to like, and I finally decided it is more about us.  He makes us uncomfortable.  He is a reminder that the blue-red, liberal-conservative fight over taking God out of everyday life is intellectually dishonest. He is too good. 
Tebow is proof that God goes comfortably into whatever arena of your life you wish to take Him.
Read the whole article.
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