WND Reader: God Caused Broncos Loss. For Tebow.

Just when you think the wingnuts couldn’t be any more inane, they up the ante and prove you wrong. A Worldnetdaily reader named David Campbell wrote a letter to WND, which they of course published, claiming that the Denver Broncos lost the Super Bowl because God was punishing them for trading Tim Tebow (Peace Be Upon Him) for Peyton Manning.

God’s hand was all over this Super Bowl.

The book of Daniel, chapter 4, verse 25, says that God rules in the affairs of men and gives the kingdom to whom He will. Luke, chapter 18, verse 7, says that God will avenge His elect when they have been unjustly injured. Consider our latest Super Bowl.

Two years ago the Denver Broncos dismissed Tim Tebow after he had taken them to the playoffs thanks to his miraculous pass that won the game against the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow’s exhilarating 80-yard pass in the opening seconds of overtime won the game.

Not long after, the Broncos brought in Peyton Manning and replaced Tim Tebow as No. 1 quarterback. The rumor going ’round was that GM John Elway didn’t like Tebow, didn’t like his Tebow prayer, fans or following and wanted rid of him. Elway didn’t want him as backup quarterback either or on the team at all. Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets in March 2012.

Peyton Manning was brought in to much fanfare and hoopla. Big salary, big bonus, trumpets blaring.

Fast forward to Super Bowl XLVIII, Feb. 2, 2014: Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks.

Denver was the favorite, because of Manning. The Seattle quarterback? A kid named Russell Wilson. Christian, small guy, nothing really of note. No big records, no big wins, no big following. The New York Times labeled him forgotten, undersized and underestimated. Kind of like David against Goliath…

Who knew that God would use the Seattle Seahawks and their Christian quarterback to chastise the Denver Broncos and their quarterback, Peyton Manning?

I’m really glad I installed this big fluffy pillow on my desk to avoid concussions when I read something this stupid.

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  • eric

    Manning had an absolutely spectacular season. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that replacing Tebow with Manning is the reason they were in the superbowl in the first place.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Funny that God can make sure Denver loses because they dumped Tebow for Manning, yet he can’t stop Obama from getting elected, or women from having abortions. Not very omnipotent, is he?

  • dogmeat

    Well we know it has to be true, because the Jets won the Superbowl after they picked up Tebow in ’12 … oh, wait…

  • dingojack

    timgueguen – Or the RHCP sending 23 year old ‘coded messages’ to the god-hatin’, baby-eatin’ illuminati (or some such). @@

    Dingo

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    So the deity is a football fan, as well as being a political hack who endorses candidates he likes, and sending down earthquakes and floods if he finds out two guys love each other. Who knew!

    On the other hand, it must get pretty boring for him, sitting up there on a silly cloud for all eternity. So I’m glad he can get some fun. On the other hand, he might be a fan of some esoteric game played in Outer Mongolia — how would anyone down here know?

  • matty1

    It’s a question of priorities, God just doesn’t care as much about Obama or abortions.

  • Mr Ed

    I wonder that if there is a manila folder some where deep in the WND with a copy of an article about how God caused Denver to win.

  • sh3baproject

    if god’s hand was over this superbowel,then i am pretty sure a southern team would have won.

  • nich

    Finally! A more annoying football god than the one who appears regularly in Gregg Easterbrook columns.

  • roggg

    Why do they bother playing at all if God gets to decide who wins? We should just pray on it and announce the winner. Do away with all the idolatry of the event.

  • colnago80

    Re eric @ #1

    Right on. Without Manning, the Broncos quite possibly would have not even made the playoffs.

  • dingojack

    So what’s with ‘Touchdown Jesus’? Answer me that Whirled Nuts Daily!

    :) Dingo

  • Dave Maier

    What eric and dogmeat said. Also, this:

    The Seattle quarterback? A kid named Russell Wilson. Christian, small guy, nothing really of note. No big records, no big wins, no big following.

    is completely ridiculous. Wilson made a big splash last year as a rookie, and had a spectacular season this year. No one discounted him, and I never heard his religion mentioned EVER. Or Manning’s either, for that matter. Is he an atheist or something? Or just not Christian enough?

  • had3

    So god turned his back on Tebow the following week after the miracle win over Pittsburgh when Denver lost? Tebow must have masturbated after the victory over the Steelers.

  • colnago80

    By the way, it is true that Manning had a bad day in the 2014 Superbowl. However, some credit for that bad day must go to the Seahawks’ defense, which was the best in the league this year. In actuality, Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and has had a sterling career with both Denver and Indianapolis.

  • colnago80

    And by the way, no other team in the NFL had any interest in Tebow and there are a number of teams in need of a quarterback.

  • http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/ montanto

    Tom Tomorrow had the same thought today… Of course he meant it as a joke.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    I am vindicated!

    I said, immediately after the SECOND Timbow commercial appearance that his imprecatory prayer had FINALLY reached GOD’s ear* and that GOD was not just fuckin’ with Manning and the Broncos but everyone who took Denver and gave up the points.

    * I think it was a subliminal audible with the words, “Sodom-Gomorrah-Onan” in it.

  • John Pieret

    Gee … couldn’t God just have made Tebow a better quarterback, rather than punishing a team and city for wanting someone who could … you know … play the position?

    But the people of Tornado Alley should remember that passing better building codes for tornado resistant buildings is just gonna call down God’s wrath on them!

  • Chiroptera

    Huh. I just assumed that God is a Seahawks fan.

  • jnorris

    Is Mr Campbell’s reasoning an example of the sophisticated theology high-brow Christians believe will change every atheist into a godbot?

  • Wylann

    Ed: “Just when you think the wingnuts couldn’t be any more inane[.]”

    I have yet to think that….

  • busterggi

    “Two years ago the Denver Broncos dismissed Tim Tebow ”

    If it takes god two years to win a football game I don’t see how he could create a universe in six days.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    What is it with this obsessive belief that God is an NFL fan? Everyone knows God’s sport is curling.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    The reader makes the point that Wilson is a Christian, as if to imply that Manning is not. Actually Manning is quite a devout Christian himself, although he’s much quieter about it than Tebow is. Apparently God is much fonder of loud believers than of quiet ones, regardless of what His Son said in Matthew 6.

  • Amphiox

    Apparently God is much fonder of loud believers than of quiet ones, regardless of what His Son said in Matthew 6.

    Well, according to this guy, the punishment was for the Broncos franchise. Manning’s just an afterthought in his rant. So the “good” lord simply threw his faithful servant Peyton Manning under the bus to exact his retribution on someone else.

    And similarly did not spare a single drop of divine grace to help his faithful servant Tim Tebow perform better and secure a roster spot with the New York Jets (and seriously, how much divine mojo does it take to make a QB better than poor Mark Sanchez?).

    I would point out the glaring vindictive hypocrisy here, if it weren’t already established modus operandi for this particular god….

  • zenlike

    Well, finally, David Campbell convinced me: from now on, I believe in the Christian god.

    On the other hand, this Christian god seems to care more about a sports game then about all those people dying of easily preventable stuff (mild diseases, not enough food or water), so while I believe in this god, I will not worship this petty misanthropic shit-bag of a god, in fact I will oppose him at every turn.

    Hail Satan! (That was David Campbell’s point, right?)

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    The rumor going ’round was that GM John Elway didn’t like Tebow, didn’t like his Tebow prayer, fans or following and wanted rid of him.

    The rumor I heard is that Tebow was a lousy quarterback whose statistics were considerably worse than those of Kyle Orton, the guy he replaced, who himself had been having a bad year.

    Come to think of it, that’s more of a fact than a rumor.

  • colnago80

    Tebow, on his best day, couldn’t carry Manning’s briefcase.

  • http://adventuresinzymology.blogspot.com JJ831

    Shouldn’t god be all mad about the whole Football Sunday thing? I’d imagine more people tuned into the Superbowl than attended church (or at least, the correct church) on Superbowl Sunday.

    Ya’ know, that whole day of rest, worshiping false idols etc…

  • dingojack

    I thought rugby was the game they played in heaven…. none of this slow, sissy gridiron.

    😉 Dingo