Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

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    Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    This story is unbelievable but true. Hopefully, it just reflects 1 man's paranoia. 


    Rabbi: Tebow Super Bowl Win Would Lead Christians to Burn Mosques & Banish Immigrants

    The Tim Tebow debate took a bizarre turn this week when a Connecticut Rabbi wrote a scathing, Onion-like article for Jewish Week, a newspaper serving the Jewish community in New York City.

    The piece, which was written by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman and seems more like a parody than a literal proclamation from a religious leader, claims that a Tebow Super Bowl win would lead to total and utter Christian-led chaos. And we’re not just talking angry football fans engaging in verbal outbursts — we’re talking mosque-burning hatred (among other purported antics).

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    A screen shot from the Tim Tebow article in "Jewish Week"

    Hammermanthe head spiritual leader of Temple Beth El in Connecticut, leads the article by writing, “I’ve got a Tim Tebow problem.” After setting the 24-year-old football player up as “a poster boy of the Christian right,” Hammerman says, “Now tiny Tim has grown and is on track to possibly appear in this season’s Super Bowl – on the field – and that is what scares me.”

    As the rabbi continues, he claims that the game of football is more popular than even God here in America (a point that many Americans would likely debate). His semi-lighthearted words quickly devolve. “When you combine the religion that is football with the religion that is religion, the mix can be dangerously flammable,” he writes.

     

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    Of course, he manages to slip in some leftist statements about Republican presidential candidates as well. He writes:

    When supposedly well-educated candidates publicly question overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution and then gain electoral traction by fabricating conspiracies about a war on Christmas, these are not rational times.

    Here’s where a bizarre turn is made. Hammerman writes that, should Tebow win the Super Bowl, the faithful (i.e. Christians) will “do insane things.“ The rabbi goes on to explain that a win would ”buoy [Tebow's] faithful” and lead to mosque burnings, gay bashing and the banishment of immigrants.

    Yes, that’s correct: A legitimate religious leader contends that Tebow’s open faith and a subsequent Super Bowl win would lead to violence and discrimination. Here were his exact words:

    If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants.  While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.

    This commentary was so startling that the Blaze decided to hold off on writing about Hammerman’s article until we could speak with him further to verify his views. Unfortunately, he was unresponsive to e-mail and phone messages.

    On Human Events, JWF writes, “It appears this Hammerman is merely a far-left crank who happens to be a rabbi. He diminishes the good work of non-political rabbis and pretty much anyone of faith. He should be ashamed.” Many on the right, it seems, agree.

    Even Fox News’ Bob Beckel, hardly a conservative, slammed Hammerman’s views:

     

    Ironically, Hammerman writes a column for Jewish Week entitled “Hammerman on Ethics.” Yes,ethics. As of Thursday morning, it appeared as though Jewish Week had removed the offensive piece.

    On his blog, the rabbi confirmed that the article was removed, writing, “The piece has been taken down and I apologize to all those whom it has offended. Some additional reflections will be forthcoming. Thank you.”

    We’ll be looking forward to seeing what these “reflections” will include.

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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    Hopefully this will not lead to some terrorist targeting Tebow.
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    "my god is an awesone goooood" -Tebow singing before game winning drive.

    All I can say is I hope they never find any skelotons in Tebow's closet.


    There is a long line of haters waiting to uncover something so they can denounce this guy, chastise him and burn him on the cross.


    It aint easy being Tebow, I tell you that.

    I'll give him props for not folding. You got to have faith not to consider suicide after all the hate he has recieved.


    All that said, I will be very happy when the circus leaves town on Sunday night and we can go back to some normalcy and It would help a great deal if we actuallly won the game regardless of playoff scheduling because there will more threads than ever about trading Tommy for Tebow....smh
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    I have never heard of Tebow saying anything against Muslims, gays or immigrants. Apart from the pre-Super Bowl ad, what do we know of his "political" beliefs?

    This guy is just some crazy crank. Of course, that could be said of a lot of people who post on this forum. Maybe is already posting among us...
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

     The country is full of bigot Christian Evangelical preachers who hate Jews, Muslims and Catholics so why is it surprising that the roles aren't reversed. We'd all be better off if religion didn't exist.
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    ROFL you have to be kidding. Was there a mass mosque burning because Kurt Warner won a SB? Last time I checked he was pretty religious to the point that people were talking about it (maybe not as much as Tebow but still).

    This seems like something our local communist or western would write
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    Simply the thoughts of one misguided, agenda driven individual.  If it wasn't for the 24 hour news cycle it would be a non story but since they have to fill 24 hours a day, everything is a story. 

    Tebowing- The act of being utterly useless for 54 minutes out of every hour.
     
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    In Response to Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?:
    ROFL you have to be kidding. Was there a mass mosque burning because Kurt Warner won a SB? Last time I checked he was pretty religious to the point that people were talking about it (maybe not as much as Tebow but still). This seems like something our local communist or western would write
    Posted by PatsEng


    Um...it's called "sarcasm."

    Look it up in the dictionary.
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    Is this really necessary?
     
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    In Response to Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?:
    In Response to Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings? : Um...it's called "sarcasm." Look it up in the dictionary.
    Posted by NY-PATS-FAN4


    NY-Pats-Fan4 this was a real article in the Jewish week which they yanked the article that day and issued an apology. Apparently they didn't think it was meant as sarcasm as they went to such great lengths to sweep it under the rug instead of calling it a sarcastic piece.

    here's what they have to say about it:

    "Rabbi Hammerman is a respected spiritual leader and longtime Jewish Week columnist whose writing over the years has been exemplary. This column, however, was more inciting than insightful, and we erred in posting it, which we deeply regret."

    from the Rabbi:

    "I have spent my entire career engaged in dialogue with people of all faiths while speaking out passionately against intolerance and extremism. I have the deepest respect for those who are committed to their faith, including Mr. Tebow. I realize the way in which I attempted to make my points was clumsy and inappropriate, calling to mind the kind of intolerance and extremism my article was intended to disparage. I sincerely apologize to Mr. Tebow, his family, the Broncos and Patriots and all those whom I may have offended."

    so even in his own words he admits he had intolerance not sarcasm in his piece.
     
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    In Response to Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?:
     The country is full of bigot Christian Evangelical preachers who hate Jews, Muslims and Catholics so why is it surprising that the roles aren't reversed. We'd all be better off if religion didn't exist.
    Posted by glenr


    MY God can beat up your God!!!
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    Ha ha ha! Tebow in the super bowl! That's a good one, rabbi.
     
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    Re: Tebow SB victory will lead to mosque burnings?

    If Tebow wins the superbowl this year, the rabbi may need to be listened to, and i will also buy into the 2012 doomsday
     
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