It’s been argued previously in this column that Christians, above all white male Christians, are the last fair target; open to derision from anyone common enough to bring it.
When a white male Christian is particularly outspoken about his faith and has the platform on which to declare it, the scorn from atheist, secular, progressive types is likely to increase exponentially.
Enter Denver Broncos’ quarterback Tim Tebow. In the opposite corner, weighing in at 400 lbs. (including his ego and vulgar mouth) “comedian” Bill Maher.
During Denver’s Christmas Eve beat down at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, Maher, apparently a man void of anything resembling class or decorum Tweeted: “Wow, Jesus just f***ed Tim Tebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo’s killing them.’”
Of course Maher, being the odious lout that he shows himself to be, did NOT use the three asterisks in the big one, the granddaddy of all profanity.
Little doubt Mr. Maher tittered to himself all night at how devilishly clever he found his uber-vulgar Tebow diatribe; such is the manner in which this individual thinks and how he interacts with the world around him. Sad.
As contemptible and worthy of acrimony as the HBO host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” may be, Tebow is likely to respond with little more than “God bless him.”
Indeed Tebow’s post-game Tweet made no reference to Maher’s trashiness. Instead the second year QB, in his interminably positive manner posted: “Tough game today but what’s most important is being able to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas everyone GB²”
Speaking of HBO, a din is rising, in the wake of the incredibly offensive Tweet, from affronted Tebow fans, some of who are apparently HBO subscribers, for that pay TV network to cancel Bill Maher’s fusty program or a boycott of HBO will ensue.
Maher, an avowed atheist and extreme left wing liberal, who one blogger aptly referred to as an “irrelevant HBO shock jock… a pathetic cartoon,” has a long legacy of running afoul of Christian conservatives. In one instance he excoriated political figures Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann for their traditional views on marriage.
Not satisfied with merely slandering Christians, Maher has also characterized Christianity carte blanche’ as “a dress-up cult that hates sex and worships magic.”
The jury is still out on how sound Tim Tebow’s theological understanding may be. Indeed there are a few issues which need further examination and shall be addressed at a later time in this column. But to be sure, thus far in his time in the limelight, no one can rightly say anything against his character.
His “aw-shucks” mien, ability to countervail adversity, and outright boyish charm, companioned with his unabashed declaration of faith in Christ, make him an ideal role model. Much more so than MANY other NFL’ers who have come and gone before him.
Judging from the sort of man Tebow has shown himself to be, he, like all tried and true Christians, will pray for the likes of Bill Maher, his outlandishly bellicose insanity aside. God knows, he needs it.
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