- 15,000 people showed up at a church in Georgetown, Texas to hear Tim Tebow preach on Easter Sunday. This gives birth to multiple questions. Aren’t there more qualified people to hear preach? Is Tebow saying something different from any other preacher? Why are people so enamored with this guy? Many people wear their faith on their sleeves such as Tebow does, but they are not as revered as Tebow. So what gives? Is it just because he’s a football player? So what? Why would you listen to a football player over someone who actually went to school to preach to you? Someone who, you know, actually studied the Bible (or whatever) and knows it intimately?
I also have some issues with some of the comments he made. In regards to athletes who claim they are not role models, Tebow said, “Yes you are. You’re just not a good one.” Tim, being an athlete does not make one a role model. If you are a parent and encourage adulation of athletes (or any celebrity for that matter) then you are not doing you job as a parent properly. Sure, it’s nice to have the ability to be an athlete, but just because you have the raw talent to be a football player doesn’t automatically qualify you as role model. Nobel peace prize winners are worthy of adulation and are fitting role models, athletes aren’t.
Secondly, Tebow says that “It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith.” No, it’s not. It’s okay to believe and to have faith, but many people believe different things and are followers of many different religions. The only thing every religion has in common is the belief that their’s is the one true religion and that all other religions are wrong. So if you go out spouting your faith you’re going to run into someone who thinks you’re wrong. Then we have confrontation and conflict.
Believe what you want, but keep it to yourself.
- Wow, talk about a woman scorned. Some Indiana woman broke into her ex-boyfriend’s house, clubbed him over the head, and literally ripped his balls off with her bare hands. Okay, not completely off, but his scrotum was torn. What the fuck? Some people just can’t handle rejection.
- From the “people are stupid” file, the alleged shooter of 5 black people in Tulsa, OK was pissed about his dad being murdered by a black guy two years ago. The guy that did it is in jail, but apparently that wasn’t enough for this dude. So he went on a shooting spree. What’s the logic here? How did this solve anything? I could understand shooting the guy that did it (not defending it), but just because some random black guy killed your dad doesn’t mean they all collaborated on it. If black people use your logic then they’ll start indiscriminately killing white people in retaliation. Stop being stupid, people!
- Pope Benedict XVI held an Easter candle at a basilica vigil Saturday night. Mysteriously missing from the story is when the Pope colored eggs and filled baskets with candy. And who hid the eggs?
- A fully preserved woolly mammoth was discovered in Siberia recently, and is estimated to be roughly 10,000 years old. Creationists have no opinion on this….
- The Titanic Memorial Cruise will retrace the voyage of the original Titanic. The MS Balmoral will set sail from Southampton with 1,309 passengers aboard begging the question: Who signs up for a cruise that ends up at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean?
- A 2-year old child fell into her grandparents swimming pool a died over the weekend. Again, where are the parents, grandparents, or any fucking adult that should have been watching this child? Why was a 2-year old allowed to play near a swimming pool unsupervised? What the hell is wrong with people?
- Some freaky woman was arrested in New York this weekend for stalking Alec Baldwin. If you’re going to stalk a celebrity, shouldn’t it be one that isn’t a gigantic tool? Or one with some talent?
- A handful of people showed up at the Cleveland Indians home opener with signs protesting the use of the name “Indians.” I’m not sure what these people are upset about. They claim that using the name is racist, but I don’t see the connection. Racists terms are normally thought to be derogatory, so why would the owners of the team choose a team name they didn’t respect? If they thought so little of “Native Americans” I doubt they’d keep the name. There’s a quote from one of the protesters in the article stating his belief that the club is somehow subjugating Native Americans by using the name. What?! How on earth do you make THAT connection?
People need to calm down and realize there are more important things to protest. It’s just a team name and no ill-will is intended. They chose the name to honor a Native American who had played on the team in the early 1900′s. Obviously different people are going to have different opinions, but it’s still a freakin’ team name. If you’re going to protest, protest something important like the war in Afghanistan or the attack on women’s reproductive rights. Or even the economy. Make it something worthy of your time.