Tim Tebow: So What’s the Problem?
I’m not a big sports fan, but it’s impossible to escape the Tim Tebow epidemic. Everywhere I go I see his name splashed over the internet news, in the mainstream media, and comments about him on Facebook and Twitter. No one seems indifferent. What puzzles me is the nasty, vicious attacks on him by those who hate him. Why?
Why would anyone hate a clean-cut young Christian guy who plays football and prays? Oh, wait, that’s why. For some strange reason, the fact that he prays publicly on the football field is taken as a personal insult by those who don’t believe in God or prayer. His pose in praying has developed a new word, Tebowing. One sports writer called it the “infamous” pose. Infamous? What a puzzler. What makes it infamous? Shouldn’t the writer instead have said, “Famous”?
Another sports writer mentioned that Tebow is polarizing. How can that be? He is just a football player. It is the people who resent his public stance for Christ that polarize by their hateful talk. With all the current popularity of the word “tolerance” being tossed around, I see very little tolerance for those who stand up and admit that they are Christians. If they are Christians with conservative viewpoints, then they are bashed and battered by tongues and pens dripping with sarcasm and ridicule.
So, I say the problem is not Tim Tebow. The problem is not his praying in public or making statements about his beliefs in God and Jesus. The problem is that it has become politically correct to be intolerant toward Christians. It has become acceptable to throw swear words around like adjectives and adverbs, but not to say the name of Christ. It has become acceptable to tolerate any type of lifestyle, except those who believe in living by the ten commandments. I say, “Hurrah for Tim Tebow!” He has the guts and courage to stand up for what he believes, even with all the vicious attacks on him. Good for you, Tim.
I’m a writer who writes fast-paced stories that are not filled with sex, swearing, or graphic violence. Please check out my book A Singular Gift, a fantasy suitable for all ages available for $2.99 on Amazon or Smashwords.