What are your feelings about the Tim Tebow controversy?
How do you feel about Tim Tebow always thanking his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at every interview? How would you rate this controversy alongside controversies surrounding other professional sports stars?
I think if he wants to thank Santa Claus at every interview, he should be allowed. People get way too offended over things that they shouldn't. I am not Christian, but I don't care if people want to talk about God or Jesus or any other belief system...as long as they don't tell me I'm wrong about what I believe. I say more power to him. I think he's a great role model for teenagers and kids everywhere. He's motivated, he doesn't do drugs, he's an overall good person. What's so wrong with that?
I don't understand why it's a controversy. Like kittythedreamer said, he is a great role model. He doesn't condemn others for their beliefs, and he is honest with his own. Why is it when Christians express their beliefs it's a controversy and when people with differing beliefs express theirs it's freedom of speech? What am I missing here?
Let's just say it's a controvery here in Colorado. We are getting news from all over on this one, and some people, including some very outspoken NFL or former NFL players have had a lot to say about it.
I don't know if it's as much as a controversy as it is an attention-getter for some reason. He was raised in my neck of the woods in Jacksonville, FL so I've seen him play since he was in high school and he hasn't changed a bit. His mission trips and hospitals in the Phillippines are a testament to the truth he believes. I hope his faith continues to drive him to be a better player and a better person every day.
Boy, kitty. I was all set to post my answer, than I read yours. You're being far more gracious than I on this one and making me take a harder look at my opinions.
I too, live in Co. but have never been a fan of the Broncos. More of my issue is with Bronco fans and how rabid they are about the team. I can tell you, I'm totally sick of the Tebow hype already. Although he has proved his toughness and his will to win, which I admire, the man is a mediocre QB that will most likely be booed off the field by the same selfish fans that worship him now, as soon as they see through the hype. The same way every other QB has been since Elway.
As far as him being so public about his religious beliefs, I don't much care for it, but kitty's right. I just wonder how much media attention he would get if he did thank Santa Claus instead. Would the fans still adore him and convert his jersey to read "Jesus" on the back? Would the act of kneeling in prayer after every touchdown still be called, "Tebowing," if he thanked Zeus, Rama, Mohamed? I bet it wouldn't and there in, lay my objection.
Praying to win a football game? Look at the state of the world and the misery, suffering and death. Can't you leave God alone to deal with slightly more pressing issues? Mine is probably a minority opinion-- after all, I get irritated when people are praising Jesus and saying God watched over them when the tornado bypassed them... even though it killed a dozen children. I suppose the kids somehow displeased Him and He didn't follow the other football team. I guess I just don't like to watch millionaires praying for more stuff.
Honestly, if he thinks God is influencing the NFL, more power to him. To me, God is kind of a personal being, everyone has there own interpretation. Tim Tebow's God is super interested in the Bronco's winning games, lucky for him. On a side note, it is depressing to me when there is controversy over an athlete thanking god after victory and controversy over the president not thanking God enough. People need to re-prioritize.
Why do people have perfectly good seeing eyes and then act like they're blind. Football is an American sport, I used to play it in college. Our country (America) is based on God with liberty and justice for all! On our money it says In God We trust. Then as soon as God is mentioned people start acting dumb and scared and say the worship the universe??? Something is wrong with this. Why don't people say anything about the beer commercials on the TV when so many people in America are mutilated in car accidents because of alcohol? A lot of people are going to be surprised when Jesus comes back! If you think this stuff is made up you are mistaken, hell is 4real people. Some of your favorite music artists worship Satan and hate Jesus. How can you hate someone that isn't real. If you don't believe me look up interviews with the Beach Boys. Look up articles on Led Zeppelin and Marilyn Manson. Better yet read about The Eagles and The Beatles. On the Beatles album "Sergeant Pepper" Allister Crowley is on the cover. The Beatles said on that album they put their heroes on the cover. Allister Crowley started the church of Satan. People think Christians are crazy but a lot of evil things are happening, people are being overtaken by demonic forces and do some crazy stuff. For example: one rapper brutally murdered his girlfriend with a pairing knife! When he was in the psych ward the next day he remembered nothing! We need people like Tim in this world who are positive and who won't murder our children. I want people to see what's going on, society today has been disillusioned!
by carwil256 years ago
One of the ESPN analysts , can't remember, felt that Tim Tebow was a fad. I am appalled by this statement because you're basically saying Christianity is a fad. It is awesome that a kid like this addresses his faith out...
by Steven Escareno5 years ago
I saw this debated on first take on espn a while back, but i want to know what you guys think. Do you think that Tim Tebow gets the most unfair scrutiny than any other quarterback in nfl history? Or...
by Mikio5 years ago
I don't know what it is, but Tim Tebow's devotion to his god scares me. He is a good citizen and says the right thing on T.V., but his ostentatious display of his faith raises a red flag. Why does he push...
by Paul Edmondson5 years ago
I really want to see Tebow play. It's not enough that the Jets can't run the ball or pass it for Tebow to play significantly. What will it take. If he comes in and runs the table, the Jets could be a...
by Steven Escareno6 years ago
In the spirit of good old trash talk in the nfl, Terrell Suggs calls out Tim Tebow, and throws in a god reference to that insult as well. Wow, talk about heavy. Here's a link to find out what was exactly...
by Paul Edmondson4 years ago
The Titans, Bills and Jags need QB help. I hope this creates an opportunity to see Tebow play this year.
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