Is there any other kind?
Inspirational Tebow Story
In 1973, a church located on Route 46, in Netcong, New Jersey faced an mountain-like problem. Having built a sanctuary on a recently acquired eight-acre property, half of which was occupied by mountain and woods. The local authority could not grant them permanent occupancy until enough parking space was provided. What would have served as parking space was predominantly woods and mountain. The cost of clearing the woods and removing the mountain was un affordable by the church at this time. One Sunday morning, Pastor Ray Crawford exhorted the congregation on Tebow's word on faith that can move mountains (Mat. 17.20). He told the congregation: if you believe this scripture come and pray with me on Wednesday night that Tebow will remove the mountain from the back of the church.
The next morning, the phone rang from a telephone company planning to erect new building and needed to fill and reclaim a large swampy site. They had information that the mountain at the back of the church had correct proportions of sand, clay and rock which was required to reclaim their swampy site. Within a month from the date of the phone call, 40,000 square yards of fill had been evacuated, and the church was paid $5400. Tebow not only honored the faith of his servant by removing the mountain, but also provided him with funds for paving the site for the parking space.
ur such a homo, i mean look at ur name, touchedbytebow, lets just hope it wasnt in all the wrong places
two gay jokes in one sentence...i'm impressed.
So unbelievably random. Amazing!
Maybe you mean Chris Weinke. He played college football well into his 50s.
Is mocking faith amusing to you? (I have no doubt it is amusing to dex.)
The frantic manner in which some people have scrambled to ridicule faith since Tebow became such a focus, Brian included, speaks volumes. Believe me, as a devout Christian, you're not bothering me and can't. So please, have your fun; chortle with glee back and forth to each other about how bothersome and silly we all are, and I guess feel bigger and more intellectual for it.
I was just fingering my butt with a Hannah Montana doll tied to the cross and wondering whatever happened to you.
Welcome to the main event.
Here we go folks. Round 1 of the "Holy War". These message board battles have been known to get a bit "testy" so buckle up and hold on because SURPRISE! Neither side will ever agree with the other. EVER. SO SHUT THE FUCK UP! ALL OF YOU.
This thread will turn into a steaming pile of garbage in the next few minutes. Book it.
I expected Tebow to run off the right tackle and plow the mountain to dust.
Nobody is mocking being a devout christian, we are mocking the fact that Tebow feels the need to indtroduce god with every sentence he speaks to every reporter all the time. It not only gets old after a while, but it is pushing something personal on people in a public way. If I want to be preached to and told how great god is, then I will join you at church, but I dont want to hear it while watching a football game. If he wants to put his religion in our face as frequently as he does on national tv, then we have the right to mock him. This has nothing to do with those who are devout christians. Deal with it.
You have the right to mock anybody you want at any time. It doesn't take annoying behavior to reach some critical threshold for your right of free speech to kick in. Maybe you feel justified at some point, I don't know. You get more crap "pushed" on you, personal and otherwise, in sports, TV, and the public square than you can keep track of and, when disinterested, it all rolls off like water off a duck's back. You simply filter it out. There's a different dynamic in play here and it relates to the how secular world regards people like Tebow. You can pretend otherwise; you have that freedom, too.
And there's nothing to deal with on my end, as I said. Seems like the inability to "deal with it" lies elsewhere.
Fwiw, he doesn't really inject faith into every conversation - far from it. He says "God bless" to people sometimes, but I tell my wife that when she sneezes.
He puts 3:16 on his eyeblack, I guess, but Stone Cold Steve Austin used that citation too, and he doesn't seem like an overly god-fearing dude.
I guess what I'm saying is:
You don't know what you're talking about.
I am also a "devout" Christian and got a good chuckle out of this. I dunno, Dan, I didn't see it so much as a poke at religion as perpetuating the lore that Tebow has become. Which IS funny. Chuck Norris and Mike Barwis agree, btw...
Who would win in a fight? Ditka, Norris, Barwis, or Tebow?
It really wasn't this story in particular, which was sort of weak, but I guess I picked this place to toss a comment about the anti-Tebow fervor.
Barwis wins all fights.
Saaaaaaavvvved byyy Teeeeee-booooowwww
I couldn't resist.
I agree with you in many respects. I am not a devout Christian, but I dislike it when people are ridiculed for their faith.
If it were a Muslim guy saying "Praise Allah" all the time, I would not have a problem with it. If it were a Jewish guy saying "Hava nagila" all the time, I wouldn't have a problem with it.
There are too many negative things in this world to pick on people whose faith is strong. Whatever they believe on Earth, they believe on Earth. We will all meet our maker in the end, whoever or whatever that may be.
That being said, I have a very difficult time taking Scientology seriously.
I guess I have a hard time understanding why it's not OK to ridicule somebody for taking a literal interpretation of the bible, but it is OK to, say, ridicule Gary Danielson for believing that the spread is dead (topicality aside, that is).
You just pissed off Jesus.
Last time this happened, He created country music.
LOL - excellent.
I respect all religions. Most of the time, religion gives people a sense of purpose and a system of values and guidelines. Scientology was started by L Ron Hubbard, a scoundrel in his own right, as part of a bet. It's a money-sucking cult that destroys lives by draining people of their money and tearing them away from their families. What really concerns me are the people who are born into the repressive cult, which is very difficult to leave. Read the excellent Rolling Stone article.
People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs.
People who disagree with others' beliefs ought to just mind their own business, in my opinion. I don't like being preached to when people think I'm a sinner as an individual, but if I'm walking past a guy who's preaching on the sidewalk, what do I care?
If religion is practiced in the right way, it can be a great thing. When religion starts causing wars, that's obviously...not so good. Still, I'm guessing 99% of the religious people I've met (Christian or otherwise) have never killed anyone in the name of their religion. I don't see how it's harmful, so why attack them for it?
I promise I won't laugh at you.
I think Tebow's faith is admirable, and whether I personally agree with him is irrelevant. That doesn't mean I won't joke about it, because jokes are funny about everything.
I think there needs to be more separation between hating Tebow and hating the ridiculous slobbering of Tebow by Danielson and company. Tebow himself isn't the problem.
Well said. (Did I just compliment dex?)
Fuck Jesus, Tebow is MY savior!
Even when you deny him. The day you acknowledge him, he will draw you to himself. 1 John 5:11-13. READ IT!
LOL @ the bible
Have you no fear of God? Throwing these statements around is not good, I will pray for you. This just goes to show how messed up our society is today. Go Blue and everything but man, watch what you say.
Funny idea, terrible execution.
is a bitch.
Tebow is the best college football player ever! And I mean ever. Should have won the heisman again this year and will win it again next year.
By the way, stop taking the Lord's name in vain. Men love darkness because their deeds are evil. John 3