Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wow, I'm Becoming a Football Fan

Atheists angry at Tebow for praying! How shocking! Wait, no. I mean how hilarious and freaking typical. Complete, of course, with the "an atheist lectures Christians on how to be Christian with a bible quote, mangling the understanding in the process" routine.

Of course, they also know for a fact that Tebow is just trying to look pious. He's "totally faking it". You couldn't make atheists look more petty, self-absorbed and thin-skinned if you drew a cartoon featuring them.

So, in honor of the move, let's return the psychoanalysis. As ever, these are not mere irreligious - they are anti-theists. And the idea of a celebrity being not only Christian, but publicly so, bothers them. They worry that maybe this will inspire people to be more public with their faith, or worse, to spread it. So they desperately want a forum to rant about it, to attack. But since, as Vox Day notes, self-described atheists tend to have a severe case of social aspergers, they just come off looking so damn bad.

Leave the attacks to the people with skill, Cultists of Gnu. Trust me: you guys are at your best in the dark, in the basement, on the computer and massing in some poor guy's comments section.

5 comments:

Blue Devil Knight said...

I know Christians that don't appreciate that he distracts from the game by using it as a platform to get his Christian message out. It isn't just atheists that don't like Tebow's antics. For goodness' sake he literally had bible verses on his face. Not all Christians appreciate his in-your-face style.

I enjoy watching evangelicals get apoplectic when others say they don't like Tebow. They act as if you told them their Christ sucks.

I pray that the Patriots put away the Broncos for the season.

Crude said...

It isn't just atheists that don't like Tebow's antics.

I never said it was. I did say that the atheists in this article were petty, self-absorbed and thin-skinned. Accusing Tebow of "faking it" and trying to knock him by using a mangled interpretation of a Biblical quote to whine about it makes my case for me.

I'll note that what I criticized here wasn't a neutral complaint about using football to promote one's beliefs. This complaint was not left at "it distracts from the game, it's inappropriate". Accusations of "he's faking it!" and "he's not doing what Jesus said!" flew.

I suppose I should note in fairness that plenty of irreligious think atheists like this are socially crippled basket-cases. It's not only Christians.

I enjoy watching evangelicals get apoplectic when others say they don't like Tebow.

I'm pretty sure they enjoy you getting worked up over Tebow, so I'm sure a good time is had by all. ;)

I pay next to no attention to football, and I assume the Broncos will lose soon enough since they've already lost a couple times. But the fact that praying on TV can make some atheists freak out and start hoping Tebow's team loses for that reason alone is pretty damn funny.

Blue Devil Knight said...

Plenty of players play on the field. He is doing much more than that. It goes against good old New England quiet Protestant 'don't bring up religion or politics' values.

There is a reason the NFL doesn't let him put verses on his face. Same reason they won't let you wear political messages. It is divisive.

People without the evangelical mindset (which includes tons of Christians) dont' get Tebow. I'm in the South, I see that crap all the time. Hell, people here ask me to pray with them before they take a dump. It is ridiculous.

It is a clash of Evangelical and other ways of thinking, not atheism etc.. That article was interesting, but too narrow a focus.

I find it quite entertaining that Tebow has become a culture-war symbol.

Crude said...

It goes against good old New England quiet Protestant 'don't bring up religion or politics' values.

Yeah, that's precisely why the atheists in the article I quoted are throwing a freaking tizzy. We all know the Cult of Gnu is all about being politely quiet about religion and politics.

It is a clash of Evangelical and other ways of thinking, not atheism etc.. That article was interesting, but too narrow a focus.

What a damn shame it is, then, that the article is precisely what I brought up and was responding to, eh?

Like it or not, the atheists and their precious little organization said what they said and did what they did. Don't like that they came off as petty social retards? You won't be the only atheist to think so. But I wasn't criticizing Christians who think one should never discuss their religion or politics in public, or even the irreligious who merely think that.

some kant said...

*spend money on billboard making fun of Christmas*

"HA HA! Chill XIAN it's all jokes don't worry and remember we have the right to do it anyways."

*watches Tim Tebow pray for a couple of seconds during the game*

"WHAT?! HE'S TRYING TO PUSH HIS RELIGION DOWN MY THROAT!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?! SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!!!! CALL THE ACLU, SPLC, AIPAC, AA AN FFRF NOW!!!"