Re: Would the Tebow fan(atic)s still be in love with the guy if he were Muslim?
posted at 1/12/2012 6:19 PM EST
In Response to Re: Would the Tebow fan(atic)s still be in love with the guy if he were Muslim?
[QUOTE]In Response to Would the Tebow fan(atic)s still be in love with the guy if he were Muslim? : First of all what is Tebow doing wrong? He's kneeling and pointing to the sky. Freedom of expression. You don't like it don't watch after he scores-simple as that. Turn away if it bothers you, same for a Muslim. I'd rather see Tebow kneel than someone doing some stoopid jig like a hula dancer in the endzone.
Posted by kansaspatriot[/QUOTE]
The fact that he's not breaking a law doesn't mean we can't disagree with what he's doing.
What if all of the Broncos bench started kneeling to pray after each TD. Would that be called a penalty for group celebration? Or are they also just using freedom of expression?
The fact is that you can justify this kind of overt religiosity in public only because he's a one-off etc. Everyone says "what's the big deal" or "so what if he does, who cares?". And then you have two guys doing it, and then three. And then you raise an eyebrow. And by the time they are all at it, you can't stop it even if you wanted.
Religious fundamentalism (which is what this is..... he may not be a jihadist, but he's a fundamentalist) is a danger, and overt religosity a greater danger.
What I want is one major sports figure who is atheist to score a touchdown and everytime start yelling "I'M AN ATHEIST". Next thing it would be a huge scandal that someone is parading their secularism on live television, and what a horrible example this sets for our kids.
The double standards make me want to throw up.
Don't tell me "it's no big deal". It IS a big deal, and people are right to criticize him. Tebow is no better than a televangelist. He knows the business he's in and the audience he has. He gets TV time and he needs to us it to full effect. He could just as easily pray to god while standing still ... but NOOOOOOO it has to be this dramatic kneel position with head bowed down, so the whole world knows that AT THIS MOMENT Tebow is praying, and ofcourse so the cameras can turn and zoom at him. Give me a break. It's called grandstanding, and the gullible will gulp it down same as they do with others.
What next for Tebow? Probably a book deal or two, ofcourse endorsements for all kinds of Christian products, who knows a movie???.
I feel I have a right to criticize Tebow for the good of this society. The fact that he's not breaking a law (freedom of expression you say) doesn't make my protest any less legitimate.