Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tebow or not Tebow?

Ever since I was introduced (metaphorically) to Timothy Tebow during a visit to Colorado in December, I have been enchanted by the Denver Broncos phenomenon. Here is a guy that positively outrages the Good People because instead of wife-beating, coke-snorting, and other amusing hobbies of the rich and famous, he has the temerity to believe in God. And not just your moderately acceptable Unitarian god, but the one with the Son! Mr. Tebow kneels to pray, thanks Jesus for his successes, and wears a Purity Ring. Well!

Today it seems that the Broncos meet the New England Patriots, and oh boy, are the Good People hoping that the Pats will take Mr. Tebow down a notch or two. In anticipation, the Wall Street Journal has an op-ed on the Tebow phenom, and the New York Times has a similar but more subtle critique that runs under the guise of a news story. (It gets harder and harder, reading the Times, to distinguish between the editorials and the news stories.) "What, exactly, is it about Tim Tebow that so fascinates and provokes us?" asks the reporter/editorialist. Faithful readers of the newspaper will be relieved by his conclusion: "To date, there’s no hard evidence of any divine intervention."

Wow, that's a relief. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford


At 10:32 AM, Blogger Dan Ford said...

Well, I see from the gloating on Facebook that Jesus gave Foxboro a miss yesterday. These people must be half-convinced of the reality of heaven and hell, else they wouldn't get so frantic about about the menace of Timothy Tebow. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford


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