Tim Tebow Makes it Cool to Love Jesus

tommy neumann November 29, 2009 21


Tim Tebow may be the religious right’s best new weapon in the culture war, with the quarterback making a biblical statement every time he takes the field. Yesterday, was no exception as he wore Hebrews 12:1-2 on his eye black during his final home game against Florida State.

After the game, Hebrews 12:1-2 was the number one item on Google Trends, a testament to his enormous popularity. However, it still doesn’t take away the fact he prances and skips around when he throws and it makes me feel awkward. Kinda like watching Tom Cruise throw a baseball.


  1. Stacy Dean Devitt November 29, 2009 at 8:17 pm -

    Go Jesus go! This is what college sports needs!

  2. Breezy November 30, 2009 at 10:00 am -

    Tebow is gay. When he comes out all the religious nuts will crucify him.

  3. Ken Harrison November 30, 2009 at 10:59 am -

    Memo to Tommy Neumann: just because Tebow is religious and loves Jesus doesn’t make him affiliated with any political movement.

  4. Jim November 30, 2009 at 11:48 am -

    When you “know” who holds all the Power and Glory, it’s a great pleasure to serve Him. Jesus is everything….your a very person and honor to know Jesus. Believe in the Lord, and stop listening to lies.

  5. Michael November 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm -


    Since when does chastity equal gay? The fact that he is fleeing temptation by rejecting all the advances from promiscuous women doesn’t make him homosexual. Could it be he’s simply a handsome, gifted athlete who stands for something besides getting laid?

    Contrary to popular opinion, everybody isn’t doing it. Sex is for marriage, and real Christians take that seriously. May God bless and strengthen young people who refuse to bow to the idol of immorality!

  6. Shawn November 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm -

    People need to believe in themselves, and not mythical deities. Look around the world and you’ll see that religion begets violence.

  7. Ed November 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm -

    The problem is that the intolerent liberals cannot accept that someone can be an intelli-gent, talented and educated man and still be a true Christian. Folks who are not Christians and violently opposed to anyone who claims the name of Jesus have tried for years to say that all of them are bigoted Archie Bunker types. Then when someone like Tim Tebow comes along, they must find a way to bring him down because he does not fit the stereotype and they are so closed-minded that they are not willing to exa-mine their wrong-headed preconceived notions.

  8. mac November 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm -

    Good for Tebow for showing the world that he loves Jesus, and to Shawn about not believing in a mythical deities. let me assure you that Jesus Christ is NOT a mythical deitie, and real soon you will find that out! Jesus is real, and he is comming back soon to get us christians and I can’t wait. Hopefully you will have a change of heart. God Bless

  9. Josh November 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm -

    I completely agree Mike. As a young Christian about to go to Purdue for baseball, I find myself looking to Tebow as a role model for how a Christian should carry himself with all that temptation around him. I only hope I can be as successful

  10. josh December 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm -

    Tebow is a role model to Christians and non-Christians alike. There’s something about living out convictions that is deeply respectful and spiritual. On a side note…Even if Tebow turns out to be gay, he loves Jesus and that’s all that matters.

  11. Jerry December 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm -

    “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”

    Matthew 6:1

  12. Jim December 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm -

    And so Jerry – what’s your point? Is that supposed to be a dig on Tebow? The very next sentence from Matthew says:
    “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men.”

    Is Tebow out bragging about his missionary work in the Phillipines, etc? The vast majority of Tim’s “acts of righteousness” are done so far out of the public eye nobody EVER knows about them. Or ever will. As for his “eye black” and also his refusal to HIDE his faith – the gospels ALSO command us to share and spread the “good news.”

    Seems like he is conducting himself exactly how he should be.

    Shawn – er, what religions would you be referring to? Hmmm. I can think of exactly ONE. In today’s world that is. The Inquisition, etc. was centuries ago. And Hitler was a pagan and not in any way shape or form, a practicing Christian, so forget about trying that line of BS.

    So if somebody is chaste that means they are automatically gay? Wow — pretty sick society we’ve sunk down into.

  13. Jerry December 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm -


    32 “While the Israelites were in the desert, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. 33 Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, 34 and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. 35 Then the LORD said to Moses, “The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp.” 36 So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD commanded Moses.” –Numbers

  14. Jim December 2, 2009 at 8:23 am -


    Care to share any other random and completely irrelevant passages from the Old Testament, in a thread discussing Tim Tebow?

    How about one from Genesis? Here, I’ll help:

    “But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man”

    See,…hmmm…okay – well, uh…Tim is like Adam — yeah, that’s right….and see, there is a UF cheerleader someplace out there that looks like one of his ribs. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Snort. LOL.

    This is your brain.

    This is your brain on drugs (insert picture of Jerry).

  15. Shawn December 2, 2009 at 9:16 am -

    Jim – do yourself a tremendous service and read “The God Delusion”.

  16. Jim December 2, 2009 at 11:03 am -


    Thanks. Already did it. Not particulary impressed. I think Chris Hitchens is more fun to read.

    Do yourself an even bigger and more tremendous service, and make an attempt to expand your own horizons.


    That site is as good a place to start as any, off the top of my head.

    Oh, and the book “Deluded by Dawkins?” might represent a good read also. I haven’t read it, but you may want to, as I am sure you too would want to examine your own “faith” (Atheism is also an act of faith) from all angles, and not remain trapped in a closed mind.

  17. Jerry December 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm -

    “Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together.”
    –Deuteronomy, 22:11

  18. Jim December 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm -


    “Yaba daba doooo!!!”

    Flintstone, F.

    Woolen and linen would indeed make lousy sorts of garments for divers to wear. Wetsuits are better!!

  19. Jerry December 2, 2009 at 2:41 pm -

    “Slaughter it and take the blood and sprinkle it against the altar on all sides. Cut the ram into pieces and wash the inner parts and the legs, putting them with the head and the other pieces. Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, an offering made to the LORD by fire.”
    –Exodus 29:16-18

  20. Miss. Sophisticate December 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm -

    Jim you are excellent, your comments made the most sense and were on point. God bless you.

    P.S. Christ is King
    Tim Tebow is wonderful

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