Tim Tebow draws over 15,000 to Easter Service

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 09, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    "Tebow—the Heisman trophy-winning college star, prayer-kneeling NFL quarterback and bona fide cultural sensation—stood in front of more than 15,000 people Sunday morning at an “Easter on the Hill” service at Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas. (By comparison, newly appointed Cardinal Timothy Dolan drew an .estimated 3,000 to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City)"


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57411255-10391698/tim-tebow-draws-15000-to-easter-service/

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-leadership/post/tim-tebow-a-future-in-politics/2012/04/09/gIQAiiNH6S_blog.html



    This continues to be a fascinating story to watch unfold, as it seems to be getting bigger and BIGGER. If lightning happens to strike twice, and Tebow ends up taking over for Mark Sanchez and fires up the New York Jets, I don't want to even think about the heights that Tebow-mania could go. I love how he totally ignores the haters and just keeps moving on doing what he does. He has to have one of the best positive attitudes of anyone I have ever seen
  • Samurai

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    Apr 09, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    All this is hardly surprising. Tebow is good-looking, hunky, handsome and a star athlete. He is a perfect candidate to be a star in the born-again, charismatic church!!! As much money as he makes as an athlete he could make much, much more being a televangelist!!! I'm sure he's got managers and other born-again leaders telling him this. I'll bet you this is course he takes when his athletic career is over! If he's smart that is!
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    Apr 09, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said I love how he totally ignores the haters and just keeps moving on doing what he does. He has to have one of the best positive attitudes of anyone I have ever seen


    I could not agree more. I loved his point during the session when he said that athletes have been kneeling and praying for years, well before him. But he is getting so much attention for doing it for the past 7 years.

    The reality is there is something completely magnetic about Tim Tebow. People are drawn to him and either love him or hate him, but continue to talk about him. My friends and I just had a conversation about him at Easter dinner last night. Is it too much that he wears his faith on his sleeve and eye dress? Maybe. But there are many others that do no different.

    At the same time, I don't see him shoving his faith in people's faces to make them think or act the way he does. I have never heard him scold a fellow player because he doesn't believe in the same god or pray after every play. No, that's just Tebow's way of expressing himself on a personal level.

    One of my friends said last night: " He kneels and prays after every play. That's a bit much". My response, "how is that harming you? It's not so why is there a problem?"
  • Montague

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    Apr 09, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Siri doesn't work on Tim Tebow's iPhone 4S, because NOBODY talks back to Tim Tebow.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 09, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    Samurai saidAll this is hardly surprising. Tebow is good-looking, hunky, handsome and a star athlete. He is a perfect candidate to be a star in the born-again, charismatic church!!! As much money as he makes as an athlete he could make much, much more being a televangelist!!! I'm sure he's got managers and other born-again leaders telling him this. I'll bet you this is course he takes when his athletic career is over! If he's smart that is!


    I'm sure he will succeed in whatever he chooses to do after football -- though I feel like that is a very long time down the road because he will likely have a long and successful and, of course, highly scrutinized career in the NFL. After that, wouldn't be surprised if he chooses to get into politics, or maybe broadcasting in some capacity. If his fan base continues to grow as it has, there's no limit to what he may be able to do if he sets his mind to it.
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    I cant wait until he gets caught.
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    Won't it be a hoot when he comes out or is caught getting a BJ from
    A guy.
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidWon't it be a hoot when he comes out or is caught getting a BJ from
    A guy.


    LOL. That would be funny. I've never actually see/heard him in video. He does seem KINDA gay. My gaydar kinda starts flashing in fuscia and purple lights.

    I mean it's fine by me if he's gay... but I dont get the hype. He isnt that hot.... Who knows.
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said"Tebow—the Heisman trophy-winning college star, prayer-kneeling NFL quarterback and bona fide cultural sensation—stood in front of more than 15,000 people Sunday morning at an “Easter on the Hill” service at Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas. (By comparison, newly appointed Cardinal Timothy Dolan drew an .estimated 3,000 to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City)"


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57411255-10391698/tim-tebow-draws-15000-to-easter-service/

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-leadership/post/tim-tebow-a-future-in-politics/2012/04/09/gIQAiiNH6S_blog.html



    This continues to be a fascinating story to watch unfold, as it seems to be getting bigger and BIGGER. If lightning happens to strike twice, and Tebow ends up taking over for Mark Sanchez and fires up the New York Jets, I don't want to even think about the heights that Tebow-mania could go. I love how he totally ignores the haters and just keeps moving on doing what he does. He has to have one of the best positive attitudes of anyone I have ever seen


    AMEN to that!!!! Thats what I like about him so much, Gay or not. He is just a really upstanding dude. He may not be perfect but he tries damn hard to be a good person and thats half the battle right there. Is trying to be a good person.
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    Tim Tebow draws over 15,000 to Easter Service

    Whoopie!

    If lightning happens to strike twice, I hope the second one hits sanctimonious Tebow. He's annoying with his stupid, affected prayer pose.

    Yeah, I'm a Tebow hater. Actually, I could give two shits about Tebow. I don't understand the pedestals people put athletes on. All I know is it is fun to watch them fall, and they all eventaully do because they are human and subject to frailties like the rest of us mere mortals.
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    ^ Hey- that pose got me some lulz when I did it in front of my biology class the other day to demonstrate a dead mouse. (long story) Also to answer your question, read below as I heckle Curiousjock. icon_smile.gif

    Although Todd- admit it- you def have a crush on Timmy T the same way that Andrew Luck gives me warm fuzzy feelings inside. icon_razz.gif
  • LJay

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    Apr 09, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    What is it with Tebow? He's a flipping football player who is wrapping crowds around his finger with a pose.

    Whoopee dooo!

    As for another fancy haircut preacher....yawn.

    I overheard a conversation being held with a friend as to why he used to go to XYZ Rah Rah Church with the band and shouts. He said that his parents made him so he decided to have some fun at the same time. Get it? It is an out for religion.

    If Tebow can combine football and church in such a way that part of your ticket goes into the offering plate, he will thrive as a preacher/fundraiser. ["Not now, honey, it's the fourth down intercessory prayer."]
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidTim Tebow draws over 15,000 to Easter Service

    Whoopie!

    If lightning happens to strike twice, I hope the second one hits sanctimonious Tebow. He's annoying with his stupid, affected prayer pose.

    Yeah, I'm a Tebow hater. Actually, I could give two shits about Tebow. I don't understand the pedestals people put athletes on. All I know is it is fun to watch them fall, and they all eventaully do because they are human and subject to frailties like the rest of us mere mortals.
    You and me brudda!
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    Why would people hate him? So he is out, loud and proud about his religion - that's great! As long as he does not go after groups of people due to his religion, there is absolutely no reason to dislike him.

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    Apr 09, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    introjock saidWhy would people hate him? So he is out, loud and proud about his religion - that's great! As long as he does not go after groups of people due to his religion, there is absolutely no reason to dislike him.



    You are right, that alone would be no reason to dislike him, but his sanctimonious glenuflection grates on some of our nerves because we've all had experiences with these holier-than-thou types in our lifetimes and more often than not they are the biggest phonies you ever run across,

    I'd bet my last dime that he will either be caught with a hooker or in some public bathroom with a dick in his mouth.

    It's been my experience that over zealous, religious people who make public displays of their religiosity are usually overcompensating for some fault they hope Jesus will cure them of. I know of what I speak because I did the exact same thing with my homosexuality. I thought if I was the best Roman Catholic I could be God would reward me by making me hetero. It didn't happen. Luckily for me I wasn't a public figure whose fall from grace was made public. However, some family and friends who knew the sanctimonious me are still serving me some well deserved plates of crow.
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    Apr 09, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
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    introjock saidWhy would people hate him? So he is out, loud and proud about his religion - that's great! As long as he does not go after groups of people due to his religion, there is absolutely no reason to dislike him.



    You are right, that alone would be no reason to dislike him, but his sanctimonious glenuflection grates on some of our nerves because we've all had experiences with these holier-than-thou types in our lifetimes and more often than not they are the biggest phonies you ever run across,

    I'd bet my last dime that he will either be caught with a hooker or in some public bathroom with a dick in his mouth.
    It aint gonna be me! He definitely aint my type! Bleh!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    I think God has a lot more on his plate than the outcome of Tebow's football game. (or just as silly-- when rappers sing about ho's and killin', and then get a Grammy and the first person they thank is God)

    I always say that everyone is entitled to their religious (or NON-religious) beliefs. Just believe and shut up. Don't force your beliefs on ME or anyone else. If the world felt like that you'd eliminate most wars.
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    Apr 09, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    "When asked by Champion what needed to change culturally in America, Tebow echoed the thoughts common to most arch-conservative thought processes. "First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. The more that we can get back to that.""

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/15-000-show-tebow-easter-far-could-mandate-135137203.html

    No thanks... trying to cut back on fundamentalist, historical revisionist football players.
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    Apr 09, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    All those Christians, and no one thought to release the lions?
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
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    Although Todd- admit it- you def have a crush on Timmy T the same way that Andrew Luck gives me warm fuzzy feelings inside. icon_razz.gif



    Well, hell, he sure isn't hard on the eyes that's for sure. But, for me anyway, Tim Tebow is so much more than a football star. His presence, his personality, and the example he sets in virtually every aspect of his life is something to admire. I get it, I get it, not everyone admires him but that's THEIR problem. Let the haters hate...Millions beg to differ. The negativity is something he has lived with his entire life, and it doesn't seem to phase him at all. He just keeps doing what he does, and does it proudly. Good for him. We need more Tim Tebows in the world.
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    him and i are dateing, opps.
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    Although Todd- admit it- you def have a crush on Timmy T the same way that Andrew Luck gives me warm fuzzy feelings inside. icon_razz.gif



    Well, hell, he sure isn't hard on the eyes that's for sure. But, for me anyway, Tim Tebow is so much more than a football star. His presence, his personality, and the example he sets in virtually every aspect of his life is something to admire. I get it, I get it, not everyone admires him but that's THEIR problem. Let the haters hate...Millions beg to differ. The negativity is something he has lived with his entire life, and it doesn't seem to phase him at all. He just keeps doing what he does, and does it proudly. Good for him. We need more Tim Tebows in the world.


    I had to heckle you with that one because you start quite a few threads. icon_wink.gif But that's a very fair answer in why you admire him. I'd talk about Luck, but I'm not completely sure if this right here is the right place or time to. I have pretty good reasons why I like him. As for Tebow- I've already said it before, but he's just another quarterback in my book. If he came out as something (outside of Christian like he is already), if he were, then mad props to him.
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    Apr 10, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    I'm in the same boat as Todd on this one. When i first heard of Tim Tebow and his quests for the National Championships and the Heisman, I thought he was a good-looking guy with talent and leadership. But as soon as I found out about his missions and his speeches to the underpriviledged and prisoners, I saw him at a whole different level. His religion was neither here nor there for me at the beginning, but knowing that he isn't forcing others to come to the God-side and he doesn't criticize you if you don't believe or pray, he's only expressing his beliefs, I respected that.

    I won't speak to those that don't like him. They see him in a very different way, and that's their perspective. I think it's sad when people, in this board or elsewhere, choose to use such strongly hateful descriptions of the guy when he truly hasn't done any harm to anyone. I think it speaks more about who they are and not who Tim is.
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    Apr 10, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ saidI think it's sad when people, in this board or elsewhere, choose to use such strongly hateful descriptions of the guy when he truly hasn't done any harm to anyone. I think it speaks more about who they are and not who Tim is.


    ^^^ This ^^^