(Closed) What do you think of Tim Tebow/Tebowing?

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it’s sad that someone cannot express thier faith without it being turned into one big joke.  Says alot about our society doesn’t it.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@tksjewelry: Said it much nicer than I could’ve 🙂

I love Tebow. I dislike Tebowing.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Love love love Tebow. Religion aside, I wish more of our pro athletes were like Tebow. He is an awesome man!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think that he is acting according to the way he was raised, with evangelical missional parents who spread the word of the gospel wherever he went. He’s using his position to spread God’s glory, not take glory, and I’m okay with that.

Do I think Jesus loves Tim Tebow? Yes. Do I think Jesus loves everyone? Yes. But do I think that Jesus gave Tim Tebow magical football powers? No. I think that he was placed where he is for a reason, though. At least it makes people talk about their faith.

He described his relationship with God as this: “When you are married, do you only tell your wife that you love her once, then it’s over? No, you tell her every chance you get. And that’s what I plan on doing with God.”

On an unrelated note, I’m not sure he lived such a holy life in college.

Also Urlacher was right when he said that they got beat by a halfback. Go Bears.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not sure why people are making such a big deal about the fact that he takes a knee after the game. I’m sure if RG3 goes there next year- or whenever he goes pro -like some are projecting it’s going to be a big hubub, because two Christian QBs? *Gasp* It’s going to be like Angels in the Outfield or something.*
 
Going to Baylor and seeing most of the team go to the endzone to pray before the game and Griffin crossing himself or praying in some fashion at a touchdown, “Tebowing” doesn’t seem bizarre to me- in the proper context. The guys who “Tebowed” in the hall as a sort of flash mob? That doesn’t make sense to me.

 

*so much sarcasm.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

After a lifetime of dealing with people pushing their religion on me, I can honestly do without such public displays in non-religious settings. I respect his right to express his religion however he wants, and I assert my own right to have whatever feelings about his expression.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I love Tebow (hubba hubba) and I love that he is MAN enough to bow and be GRATEFUL on national television. I think it is sad more attention is paid to him being modest than to the obvious criminal and showboat activities from other players in the NFL. Booooooo sports media for having poor priorities.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@eliwhit: I was at UF the 4 years he was here and I didn’t hear a bunch of rumors about him being unholy, but maybe we’re just all drinking the Koolaid lol.

  @KatM: Yeah I see your point, I just don’t think he’s pushing it on anyone, he’s just making it known as a personal bit about himself. I hate Christians who push religion (“you’re going to burn in hell if you don’t love Jesus!” “You’re unholy cause you’re not doing as I do!”) so I do see what you’re saying. I just appreciate that it’s a display, NOT what I think of as a sermon.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s hard for me to like Tebow, mainly because I’m a Seminole that went to FSU during the UF Urban/Tebow era.  Then there was so much media hype about him and then it goes into NFL today.

As a Christian I appreciate his sentiments and am so glad there is finally a pro NFL player that kids can look up to.  I think he’s a great role-model.  But it’s still hard for me to go from hating that UF QB to liking him in pro…it’s been too ingrained in me.  I’m working on it though.  I think he’s a good man in his personal life.  Unfortunately, now he has very high standards to live up to and if he falters even the slightest (as all humans do) there will be SO much media about it.  I feel bad for him in that sense.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@kate169: This is one thing that has always bothered me about him.  I was reading a Bible verse the other day about not praying in front of other so as to bring attention to yourself as that is what the heretics of the day did and God frowned upon that.  I hope he’s not doing it for the attention, but it would be sad if he is.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@jenewitt: Ha similarly it’s been difficult for me to get on the Ponder bandwagon, but I’m trying to like him for Percy Harvin’s sake… the UF/FSU hatred runs deep 🙂 I’m not really an NFL fan but I like to follow players, so it’s always interesting to have to shed my college views of them.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@kate169:  he could be a lot more vocal about it. His interviews are never about him thanking God or anything religious. They are always about how he could improve on this, or do this differently. He doesn’t have a huge head, he just plays the game IMO. Sure, kneeling on the field is a visual display of his faith but look at how many players vocally thank God for their wins?

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