Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tebow Teapot Tempest

I keep seeing on TV and the web about Tim Tebow. Apparently people are either thrilled someone is finally proud to show their faith openly, or appalled by the same.

As a "small a" atheist (e.g., I don't belong to any organizations, have any agendas, or feel either particularly empowered or marginalized), I'd simply like to say: WTF?

Don't either of these groups of people have more urgent things to attend to in our current economy and social situation?

If you're religious, I can tell you from my perspective the most impressive thing you can do is actually live the tenets of your faith consistently. I've actually known a few folks who've done that, and I've felt privileged to know them.

If you're not religious, unless someone attempts to satisfy their urge to bomb/maim/enslave/force you to pay an "infidel tax", you can practice some that tolerance you're frequently complaining you don't get (aka, live the tenets of your espoused philosophy consistently).

Walk the walk, or STFU.


BobG said...

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion."
- Abraham Lincoln

Memphis Steve said...

We've become such an anti-religious, over politicized society that any time people hear that a person believes in God and doesn't try to hide it they seem to feel entitled to throw shit at him like monkeys in the zoo. All he's doing is playing football. I don't know why he prays after every touchdown, but I don't really care. He's putting on one hell of a show and winning a lot of games in the final seconds, which is exciting. It's good football.