I got into a brief theological kerfuffle in the Twittersphere today over Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who openly (and for some, obnoxiously) expresses his evangelical Christian faith. After Tebow led the Broncos to a dramatic overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers (and as usual, thanked God for the victory), a friend of mine tweeted:
according to Tebow, God has nothing better to do than help him win football games. Tebow is the Santorum of quarterbacks.
To which I responded:
From a Denver fan pov, it’s not that God wants Tebow to win, it’s that this belief gives him the edge he needs to win games.
My friend then tweeted me back:
Tebow sure doesn’t see it that way. His ostentatious proselytizing is loathsome and contemptible.
Loathsome and contemptible? I dunno, I don’t agree at all with his politics or theology, but those are pretty strong words. I’d sooner use those words to describe roethlisberger’s behavior than tebow’s…
My friend responded to this:
if the best you can say about Tebow is that he’s a better man than Roethlesrapist you’ve made my point for me.
never said that was the best I could say about him. Only applied ur words more appropriately.
Another Tweeter chimed in:
I can’t fault Tebow for his faith, but I can fault Roethlisberger for his actions.
Further thoughts welcome…