God doesn’t care about tim tebow more than 7 million dead children
Since I’m Australian I am not exposed much to American Football, so I apologise to my American friends for my ignorance.
Additionally I apologise to my Australian and other non-American friends who simply don’t care.
My exposure to Tebow did not result so much from football per se as much as from Christians getting mega-excited about the new Christian-sportstar on the block who reportedly once touted the Bible passage John 3:16 on his eye-black.
One of the things I have seen in the news (and on my Facebook feed) over the past couple of days is Tebow’s “miraculous” 316 passing yards on Sunday during the NFL playoffs. Here is how CBS, the American television station who aired the game, reported the event:
As our brilliant commenters point out below, Tebow completed 10 passes. That means he averaged 31.6 yards per pass. His final pass was to Thomas who just happens to have been born on Christmas Day. (!)
Oh and this: the Steelers-Broncos game was the most-watched wild-card game since 1988. In the final quarter-hour, the overnight rating was 31.6. Weird stuff man, weird stuff.
As it turns out, the lone interception thrown in the game on Sunday night came from Ben Roethlisberger. What down and distance were involved when he threw it? Third and 16. Of course.
Now let me state for the record, I know almost nothing about Tebow. For all I know he is probably a great guy, and sincere about his faith in Jesus. This post is in no way a criticism of him.
However comments by others I have seen, including by some on my Facebook feed, have treated his 316-laden playoff performance as some kind of portent, a sign that God has ordained the victory of Tebow’s Broncos.
One person commented:
Love it and BELIEVE! God working through others…
Maybe God is writing it for him…check this out….
Let me get this straight. In 2010 7.6 million children under the age of five died around the world, most from easily preventable diseases. There are currently 40+ conflicts raging around the world with a total fatality list stacking into the millions. Millions of Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith, often suffering physical violence and death.
Yet God chooses to involve himself in a football game?
The idea that God is active in a sports game while millions of people around the world suffer reveals a disgusting sense of how many Christians view God’s priorities.
I won’t make many friends by saying this, but perhaps it even strays into idolatry.
“Mummy, Daddy… if Tim Tebow exists, why is there so much evil and suffering in the world?”