TeBowing – more than you might think.

Mocking Christians, whether it’s by SNL, South Park, in books, magazines or music, has become so commonplace that people barely take notice. Sad to say, this even includes some of the religious church-going public. Why? The media, around election time, still declare that eighty percent of Americans are Christians. Really?

The latest attack, which is really two-pronged, revolves around Bronco’s quarterback, Tim Tebow and his willingness to be out front about his faith, kneeling in prayer on the football field. Were Tebow of the Muslim faith, would there be a rush to mock Allah, or would prayer rugs be the hot ticket item on Ebay. Neither. What is it about mocking the Christian God and not other religious gods that appeals to such a wide audience?

The TeBowing phenomenon has gone viral. High school kids think it’s comical, and claim they are proclaiming their admiration to Tim Tebow. For this they were suspended. Had they claimed they would – are you ready for this – Worshiping God, they could have claimed their right to religious freedom and not been suspended. This coming from Judge Anthony Napolitano. Blocking the hallways would have been the only infraction. Nothing more.

So, while thousands, are bending a knee, perhaps God is smiling. Perhaps Tim Tebow is a messenger and that we are closer to the time when “’As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.” Romans 14:11

Your comments are always welcome – discussion is a good thing.

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8 comments on “TeBowing – more than you might think.

  1. Scott, as the graphics/media person for Bikers for Christ International, I see some of the members risking their lives to share the Gospel with Hells Angels, Mongols, Outlaws and other 1%er motorcycle clubs. They go to rallies and are not afraid to approach these guys – some have even been invited to the club compounds – and, believe it or not – well received.

  2. i completely agree! love tim tebow and everything he stands for, but feel sorry for everything he is going through because of the media

  3. You’re right – some people are hollow to the core. Thanks for checking in. Merry Christmas from me and Max.

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  4. I respect anyone who believes in something that makes them a better person and actually strives towards that goal. I think Tebow is sincere in that way.

    On the other hand, making an opinion statement that there is a bit of histrionics in his public displays of adoration (PDAs) is not the same as “mocking the Christian God.” In my opinion.

    Not to cherry pick the Bible but verse Matthew 6:6 may speak to this point:

    “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.”

    The Bible also says something along the things of going forth and preaching the word of God. I guess it might be valid to ask if PDAs are the proper way to do that.

    Thanks for the thoughtful post!

  5. Thanks for your comment and reflection on Matt.6:6 It’s all about heart and motive. Did Tebow, like the pharisees, beat his chest and shout his prayer so loud as to be heard in the last row? My husband reminded me that Tebow is not the first player to honor his God, Who will be the actual judge on Tebow’s actions in public. He is a role model, unlike a number of thugs in the world of sports.

    People pray in public places, perhaps offering comfort to someone waiting in the hospital lobby, or where the homeless are lined up outside a soup kitchen. People are always near by and rarely offended. What distresses me are those pastors, and others who make a spectacle of themselves on TV and stadiums.

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  6. It’s interesting that Tebow’s genuflecting has made such a big deal. You see football players grouped in prayer all the time both before and after games. I have tried to figure out why this is different and I can’t come up with anything.

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