Monday Morning Quarterbacking on Faith

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.

My response:

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…

(Ben Roethlisberger, btw, is the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who was accused of sexual assault in 2008 and 2010).

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…