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ENTRY 1216 | January
received one response to my request for new topics,
which I held to add to today's buzz over tonight's NFL playoff game
between Denver and Boston, and so I am interrupting the discussion
of heaven and/or hell to open this alternate and inevitable thread.
What is your take
on Tim Tebow and the "Tebow" bashing that has been happening
in the country? Being a longtime Pgh Steeler fan, I thought
if we had to lose [last weekend] maybe being beaten by Tebow
and the Denver Broncos would be OK with me. Any thoughts?
happy and healthy New Year,
course, and take the "Tebow bashing" as part of the persecution
Jesus told his disciples they would undergo. Those who despise Him
will despise anyone identifying with Him.
more important than the bashing is the enthusiasm Tebow is inspiring
as the first genuine hero and role model the nation seems to have
had in a long time. That should never become worship, of course, but
it is appropriate to hold up such examples for emulation and imitation,
especially by the young, which is what has always been behind the
whole tradition of sainthood. I've found it heart-warming to see panelists
on a show on the Catholic network EWTN last week joining the enthusiasm
for the evangelical Protestant Tim Tebow, and also to note that Orthodox
Jews are among his admirers.
idea of giving credit for heroism where it is due is captured just
right, I think, in a quotation from a response to an online opinion
article about Tebow: "An atheist watching Tim Tebow is like an
orphan watching a child being doted upon by loving parents; profoundly
sad." Of course this is what we would hope-for for every Christian,
but it will always be the exception rather than the rule.
the link to the excellent article by Jewish writer and radio host
Michael Medved that inspired the quotation above and which has much
more to say about the bashing. And below is a YouTube embedded clip
of a game-winning play to show anyone who's missed it what the fuss
is all about.
always, additional thoughts or comments are welcome.
to Zan Kriegel for sending me the links above..