Tebow. People either love him or hate him.
If you believe in God and that he cares about us and guides us in our everyday lives, do you *really* think that God cares more about this one person in football than the faithful who have cancer or are homeless?
Why does his faith affect football at all? Yes, he has faith. Good for him! Just because he's more public than most doesn't mean you have to pay attention to him. He has faith that God gave him the ability to play football, and from the little I've heard about his post-game interviews, he thanks God for that ability.**
But I see people on Facebook that act like God personally helped him on specific plays/games. I see people I know are Christian threaten to convert to Islam if he wins the Super Bowl.
To both these extreme views I say: W.T.F?
I'm sorry to break it to y'all, but God doesn't really give a shit about football.
He doesn't seem to care about the thousands of children molested by their priests and elders. He doesn't provide the homeless with food and shelter. He doesn't provide those that need work with jobs.
God doesn't provide shit. Why the fuck would he care about a football game?
PEOPLE provide goodness, kindness, and love.
It's PEOPLE that give food, clothing and time to shelters to help the poor.
It's PEOPLE that create shelters in the first place, be they government or private.
It's PEOPLE that adopt families at Christmas so children have coats for winter.
It's PEOPLE that stand up for those abused by the very ones who claim to speak for God.
One of my biggest pet peeves are those that give "God" credit for all the hard work they themselves did. God didn't help you win that race, that promotion, that goal you set. YOU did. YOU worked your ass off for it. Not some invisible being in the sky.
People are all about giving God credit for the good stuff, but you never hear anyone give him credit for striking some kid with cancer or a fire that burns a house down. (And those that would comfort a grieving parent with "God has a plan" should die a thousand fiery deaths.)
Now, I'm not a believer in God (especially the Judeo-Christian one, he's an asshole), but hearing people give thanks to whom they believe in for whatever ability they have doesn't really bother me.
Hearing the media call the last play in the Bronco/Steeler game yesterday "divine" does piss me off. It wasn't divine. It was talent and luck. Nothing more, nothing less.
Judge Tebow all you want based upon his talent (or lack thereof) for actual football, but not for his show of religion.
Now, if he starts trying to convert people, all bets are off.
**No, I don't watch him, he's a fucking Bronco. I hate the Broncos simply because I'm a Chiefs fan, duh.