Re: God says, "To hell with Tebow..."
posted at 12/19/2011 11:41 AM EST
In Response to Re: God says, "To hell with Tebow..."
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: God says, "To hell with Tebow..." : In what way is TT's statement that Jews will not go to heaven bigoted? Rather bigoted of you to say, using your definition of the word. As far as your stereotype of all Christians; it is little different than saying "all blacks are criminals".
Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]
It is the definition of bigoted: "All those people are damned because they are different from me. Their beliefs are wrong and mine are right. They are not as good as me. I am going to heaven. They are gong to purgatory."
Don't confuse Tebow's brand of Christianity with other forms of it. I have been a part of it. I have been up close to it. Beneath the shiny, happy veneer, it is hateful, bigoted, controlling and mean-spirited.
For you to portray me as the bigot when I state the facts of Tebow's beliefs and statements of bigotry, is analogous to you denouncing me as a bigot for me saying that klansmen are bigots for their persecution of minorities and non-Christians.
P.S. - People have written that Tebow should not be considered offensive, "Hey, he prays for the inured rival player. What could be wrong with that?"
Well, maybe it was fine. But I have witnessed and also been subject to many Evangelists forcing their prayers on me or others, without permission. It is just as likely that Tebow started praying on Carter without consent as it is that he was first granted by Carter that it was alright to do so. We don't know which happened. In the Evangelical's mind, there is no reason why he should not be allowed to pray on somebody for healing, whether they want it or not. They don't ask, "May I pray for you to be healed?" They state, "I am going to put my hand on you and pray for Jesus to heal you." Very pushy. Part of their M.O. Again, been there, done that. You can take it to the bank.