Monday, December 19, 2011

What’s the deal about Tim Tebow?

What’s the deal about Tim Tebow?
What’s the biggest talk in pro sports right now? It’s the rookie quarterback for the Denver Broncos who seems to be producing sports miracles and thanking Jesus for all of it!
Tebow's actions aren't new; athletes have been thanking God longer than they have been thanking mom, and fans have pledged loyalty to a higher being in exchange for a touchdown, a first down or a fumble.

"We've had athletes being very vocal about their faith and using their status as athletes to promote their faith for a long time now," said Tom Krattenmaker, author of "Onward Christian Athletes: Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers."

"But Tebow seems to have taken it to an extra level of intensity."
So why is a quarterback who has started barely a dozen games in his professional career the dividing line in how we like our religion and sports?

"People have a sense that he is shoving religion down our throats," said Patton Dodd, managing editor at Patheos, a website that is dedicated to religion and spirituality and author of "The Tebow Mystique."

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