Re: Tebow Calls on a higher power to defeat Jets
posted at 11/19/2011 1:47 AM EST
Az I'm sure it came across that way but I wasn't gettin down on Tebow for expressing his faith. To be honest I really haven't been paying attention to the whole Tebow situation and I didn't even watch the game although now I wish I had dvr'd it. The OP's post just reminded of a soap box preacher or people like the westboro baptist church (although his stuff obviously wasn't as hateful). More than one religious group has come to my door and none of them were Jehovah's.
Also you and other posters bring up other things that bother me about religion, and this is not directed to you specifically but just society in general. One is that religious belief and morality go hand in hand (you eluded to that mindset with the Tebow/ DUI, sex assault etc. statement). I don't cause pain and suffering to other people because in my heart I know it's wrong, not because of the threat of eternal damnation or because someone said that god said it's wrong. On the other hand I do good for people because in my heart I know it's good not because I'm trying to save my soul.
Another is that faith and religion go hand in hand. I have faith- I have the faith that I will answer to a higher power for my actions. I also have the faith that my actions will lead me to a good place after this life is done because I've done my best to live up to the morals that I hold without the assistance from following any major religious institution.
Don't worry about me Oregon, I'm not missing out on anything. The religious institutions and the people within them are just as capable of spewing out hate and violence (westboro baptist church, Spanish Inquisitions, radical Islam, the countless wars fought in the name of religion etc, etc, etc.) as they are of good things so to me being a part of one is irrelevant.
In Response to Re: Tebow Calls on a higher power to defeat Jets
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tebow Calls on a higher power to defeat Jets : Uh, you can thank the drive by media for that. They ask him, he professes his faith, they run the story, KNOWING they got exactly what they want, and to create some form of controversy. I don't hear about, see, or know of any instance when Tebow sought out the media to "spread his word". They do a pretty good job all on their own. I find him refreshing. We'll probably never see his name in a story about an assault (sexual or otherwise), a DUI, a motor vehicle accident, financial fraud, or any other shenanigans going on in the wee dark hours of the morning. Unless of course you like that type of behavior...... I learned a long time ago to NEVER getinvolved with what anyother person determines what his faith is, and how he depends on it. Being a critic of someone else's faith is a standard that you can never live up to. Your options are few: 1) My faith (what my beiefs are) is better than his faith 2) how I apply my faith/beliefs in everyday life is better than how he does 3) I have no faith, and it's the best option. Besides, going door to door is pretty mush a Jehovah's Witness thing. This is NOT Tebow's faith.
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