I am a liberal. I would be a democrat, if democrats actually supported the things they theoretically exist to support. I am not religious, and I believe that religion has caused a great many dark things in human history, and continues to cloud otherwise reasonable people on issues like homosexuality and the application of science. All that said, I’m sort of ashamed by the response some people have towards Tim Tebow. There is nothing wrong with Tim Tebow, and your personal agenda is clouding your ability to see it.
On some level I understand this response, but I don’t agree with it. I don’t care that “In God We Trust” is on our money until it is pointed out to me as something that is supposed to have meaning. I’m not bothered that God is mentioned in the Pledge of Allegiance. I’m not personally threatened by these things. In a similar vein I’m not all butthurt that Tim Tebow likes God so much. Hell, I’m happy for this dude to be so pure in his faith. Too often athletes use faith as a prop. Tim Tebow genuinely wants to both be good and do good. This is awful to you, simply because it comes through faith?
Tebow was a Heisman winner at Florida and by all reports spent years there not getting a blow job by a new girl every other night. This man has a sacrificed more than I’ll ever be offered already. The hottest girl who was nice enough to have sex with you was there for Tebow every day. He turned her down because he is sincere in his beliefs. If Tim Tebow didn’t masturbate I would only be moderately surprised.
There are legitimate arguments to be made about Tebow’s viability as a NFL quarterback. But these points have nothing to do with why somebody likes or dislikes Tim Tebow, with the possible exception of some Florida and/or Denver Broncos fans, who have an actual personal interest. Very few people really like or dislike Tim Tebow because of the way the ball looks coming out of his hand. They care about him because of larger issues, issues that make sense to me when discussing a political candidate but not an NFL quarterback.
Yesterday good things happened to Tim Tebow, some of them actually because of Tim Tebow. I’m supposed to be against this because I don’t share Tebow’s faith? The only thing Tim Tebow’s faith might do that even vaguely affects me at this point is that some people get interested in turning their lives around and others contribute to whatever charity he happens to support. Well, that and I’m getting in an argument next time I’m drunk around the people who choose to associate with me.
If Tim Tebow is one day in the position to affect the abortion policy of this nation I’ll most likely stand against him (I might even vote). Right now his faith is only leading him to treat people with universal respect while he works towards maximizing his possibly limited skills as an NFL quarterback. If you don’t like that, really, if you don’t respect that, he’s not the asshole.