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  • 12/12/2011, 01:44PM ET

Tebow should be quiet, when it comes to talking about his religion..

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Tebow should be quiet, when it comes to talking about his religion..

Could you imagine if he was Muslim.. And he went on and on about praising Ala..
It would be incredibly awkward..

Sports is suppose to be about an escape..

When you throw religion into people's faces.. It ruins that escape..

I know, he is not intentionally trying to make people feel uncomfortable..
But Im sure, there are several people out there, that feel "oh no, here we go again, another chat about religion!"..

Let your play do the talking Tebow..
Religion is a personal thing, that you are better off keeping to yourself..


83% of Americans claim to belong to a religious denomination.

40% say they go to Church/Temple/etc... every week

60-75% say they are some form of Christian

Upwards to 75% of Americans believe in Jesus and God!

Tim usually only answers questions from the media. If you want Tebow to stop talking about Jesus or God, tell the media to stop asking him about it.

If you don't want to listen to him, hit Mute. Change the channel.

I've seen him joke about all the fuss over the religion and it was pretty funny. For example, when asked about Barber running out of bounds yesterday against the Bears, Tebow was asked:

"What did you think when Barber ran out of bounds to stop the clock?"

He laughed and said:

"I mighta thanked the Lord when he did that."

That's pretty dang funny.

Almost every pro team I've seen or followed prays before a game, either in the locker room or right on the field. Religion is a big part of sports.


The fact that 75% believe in Jesus is borderline irrelevant..
What about the people that dont believe in Jesus?
What about their feelings and comfort level?
Didnt Jesus want everyone to be comfortable? Yes, Yes he did..

By making people uncomfortable, Tebow is actually hurting his cause..
There are plenty of athletes that are very religious..
And guess what? You dont see them running around, acting like a messiah..
Marianno Rivera, is as religious as you get, and he doesnt say one word about God..

Religion, is a very personal thing..
You are supposed to believe in God, within yourself..

Thats what the mormons and Jehovva witnesses, just dont get..

You try and ram religion down someones throat.. And more than likely, you will make them feel uncomfortable..


He isn't trying to ram anything down our throats.

Tebow doesn't tell us to go to church. He doesn't tell us to pray, to believe, to find Jesus.

He says what he believes in or what he is thinking. In America, he is free to do so. He can say whatever he wants, so long as it isn't against the law, infringe on our rights or is against NFL policy.

LOLZ!

There is still time Froggy, Jesus can save you.

I don't care if an athlete is Muslim, agnostic, atheist or Catholic. I don't care what he talks about.

You are trying to do what you THINK Tebow is doing. You think he is trying to tell us how to live (be Christian), but you in turn are telling us what HE should do.


Im down 34-6..
I SURRENDER..
(But I wont forfeit, I want to see how bad I lose by:)
My all time loss record was 66-11!


I don't think there are 77 active users on this site still.

In any event, if there are 2 things I've learned in the last 8 weeks:

1. Don't bet against Tebow

2. Or Jesus

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December 12, 2011  01:48 PM ET

Vote right

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December 12, 2011  01:59 PM ET

It's much better than listening to that former Falcon/Packer/Jet/Viking QB talk about retirement/unretirement.

December 12, 2011  02:04 PM ET

Is it any worse than listening to a NASCAR driver rattle off a thanks to each of his sponsors before answering any question?

Actually...

Is it any worse than listening to a NASCAR driver answering any question?

December 12, 2011  02:10 PM ET

Religion is a joke...leave it out of sports. No one cares what your god may or may not have done for you. It's make believe. Same as saying you believe in santa, but you don't see anyone running around proclaiming it...you know why? becasue they'd look ****--ing foolish, Everyone knows it is a bedtime story for kids...how come religion isn't treated the same?

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December 12, 2011  02:13 PM ET

Religious people are quick to throw the "If you don't agree with me fine, but don't go starting an argument about it"

[B] BUT[/] for some damn reason, religious people are allowed to express their belifes with the expectation that someone should be senstive to it, and accept it.

December 12, 2011  02:16 PM ET
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Religion is a joke...leave it out of sports. No one cares what your god may or may not have done for you. It's make believe. Same as saying you believe in santa, but you don't see anyone running around proclaiming it...you know why? becasue they'd look ****--ing foolish, Everyone knows it is a bedtime story for kids...how come religion isn't treated the same?

So, it's not cool to thank God, but it's fine for you to go on a rant about being an atheist?

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December 12, 2011  02:19 PM ET
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It's much better than listening to that former Falcon/Packer/Jet/Viking QB talk about retirement/unretirement.

Well said...

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December 12, 2011  02:21 PM ET
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So, it's not cool to thank God, but it's fine for you to go on a rant about being an atheist?

Umm...seriously? Are yout hat narrow minded? The topic was brought up for discussion, and not by myself. It's not like I joined a random TD with nothing to do with religion, to say my views on the subject.

I merely stated that if people want to run around spouting their views, then there should be nothing wrong with myself or others spouting ours. That never happens though. If an atheist viewpoint is brought up or into a conversation, religious folk get offended that I'll try to disprove religion in general (not their view points). Somehow, that's unacceptable.

December 12, 2011  02:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Is it any worse than listening to a NASCAR driver rattle off a thanks to each of his sponsors before answering any question?Actually...Is it any worse than listening to a NASCAR driver answering any question?

At least they can articulate their gratitude for the almighty dollars that put them in a seat... as opposed to an ungodly number of NFL players who can't even read, much less speak proper English.

December 12, 2011  02:24 PM ET
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So, it's not cool to thank God, but it's fine for you to go on a rant about being an atheist?

Just by you quoting me, proves that if my end of the spectrum gets brought up, people speak out saying why can you but not relious people? Well that's not hte ase, now is it? Tebow says what he wants when he wants about his veiwpoint, and nothign is ever said, but as soon as an atheiest says something....you get people like you, with the response you gave me, which is quoted.

December 12, 2011  02:25 PM ET
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I disagree. At least Favre was a good QB.

Oh, please, the retirement tour took almost five years out of everyone's life and accomplished nothing.

December 12, 2011  02:26 PM ET
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Just by you quoting me, proves that if my end of the spectrum gets brought up, people speak out saying why can you but not relious people? Well that's not hte ase, now is it? Tebow says what he wants when he wants about his veiwpoint, and nothign is ever said, but as soon as an atheiest says something....you get people like you, with the response you gave me, which is quoted.

Time for a new keyboard?

 
December 12, 2011  02:26 PM ET

Hahahaha, tiem to slow down when typing!

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