Tebow unifying religions of Christianity and Football?

Is Tim Tebow unifying the "religions" of Christianity and Football?

My Take: Is Tim Tebow performing miracles?

Stephen Prothero in CNN.com

In 1966, John Lennon famously claimed that The Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." Today that title may belong to Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback more famous for praising Jesus than for throwing touchdowns.

As anyone who has visited Dallas or Atlanta on any recent weekend can attest, America’s two great religions are Christianity and football. In recent weeks, these two great faiths have come together in Tim Tebow, the new starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos and America’s latest merger of faith in Jesus and faith in the Almighty Touchdown.

When viewed from the perspective of “the world,” Tebow is, at best, a mediocre NFL quarterback. When viewed through the eyes of faith, however, he is something like the Second Coming of Joe Montana. And maybe Something More.

On this burning question of Tim Tebow, I must confess to being an agnostic. But I understand the fervor on both sides.

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"Put no trust in princes,
in mortal men in whom there is no help.
Take their breath, they return to clay
and their plans that day come to nothing."

Psalm 146:3-4

"Dear children, keep yourselves from idols."

1 John 5:21

I've never quite understood the fetish evangelicals have for spotlighting young athletes and starlets -- known more for secular accomplishment than any particular piety -- as "Christian role models," when the proven, tried-and-true saints like Nicholas, Martin of Tours, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Brother Roger, Desmond Tutu and so many others near the end of their race or already finished with it are much more compelling in what they did with their lives.

When viewed through the eyes of faith, however, he is something like the Second Coming of Joe Montana.


JC Fisher
...Niners Fan from way back, inc. Joe Montana Glory Days! ;-)

Unless my aging eyesight is failing me, at least he is no longer being allowed to wear those **** scriptural citation eyepatches. Having graduated from his collegiate career and tutelage of his former coach who now seems to be fishing for a new job, Tebow's talent or lack thereof is much more clear.

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