You can be skeptical and friendly at the same time.
Follow Patheos Atheist:
The Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad hasn’t aired yet, but Jimmy Kimmel shows us the rebuttal ad that CBS will be airing
(Thanks to Ungullible for the link!)
In all fairness, “turning out like Tim Tebow” isn’t such a good thing either – jus’ sayin’
Apparently the video is unavailable in New Zealand. Blast!
Not available in Australia either
Turn out like Tebow? The guy who forgets to wash bullshit off his face?
While this is funny, and true (they don’t all turn out to be someone you’re proud of), it doesn’t really address the real reason people are upset about the Tebow ad: the fact the in the past, all “controversial” ads, or ads deemed to be political in their message, were banned from the Superbowl, and they suddenly decided to make an exception, but not for both sides of the issue.
I can’t watch it. The video doesn’t play on my country.
I wonder how many anti-abortion nuts would have objected if the following mothers aborted their fetus: Mrs. Hitler, Mrs. Stalin, Mrs. Pol Pot, Mrs Bin Laden, Mrs. [insert serial murderer's Moms' names here], Mrs. Himmler, Mrs. Eichman, Mrs. Nero, Mrs. Caligula, Mrs. Jones (Jim Jones’ mother).
Of course, I’d add the mothers of The Apostle Paul, Fred Phelps, Tomas De Torquemada, Pat Robertson, Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron…oh nevermind, the list is too long.
The rebuttal is not that abortion weeds out undesirables from the gene pool. It’s that Tebow’s mother took a serious risk with her life that could have resulted in the death of both her and her son. It paid off and I’m very glad for the both of them, but we indulge the gambler’s fallacy if we use that fact to say that every woman should be compelled to make the same decision.
The bottom line is that Mrs. Tebow made a personal decision about the life of her fetus without government interference, which is a choice that every woman should have. This is what I have trouble getting my conservative “pro-life” family to understand. Pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion.
…but I’m preaching to the choir here.
Dromedary Hump thought of something that I’d thought of some time ago. I’ll include some of his names:
Julia Vipsania Agrippina in 12 CE
Julia Augusta Agrippina in 37 CE
Maria Alexandrovna Blank in 1869
Ekaterina Geladze in 1878
Sara Ann Delano in 1881
Rosa Maltoni in 1883
Klara Poelzl in 1888
Franziska Tiefenbrunn in 1892
Wen Qimei in 1893
Anna Maria Heyder in 1899
Maria Schefferling in 1905
Lynetta Putnam in 1930
Dorothy Emma Howell in 1947
Pauline LaFon in 1947
Dell Cassidy in 1948
Betty Broder in 1952
Hamida al-Attas in 1956
Stanley Ann Dunham in 1961
Isn’t this game fun?
I couldn’t resist this additional one:
Marian Oldenhausen in 1897
Some opponents of birth control have also used this argument. They’ve said “Look at who would have been kept from coming into existence with birth control.”
I demand an apology for you wanting to abort Cameron!
…or you can toss in Michael Bay, and I may forgive your trespass
not available for Sweden
(if they start to send that program here i’m going to boycott them.)
Amen to Jennifer’s comment above.
I love this response ad. Would have garnered a lot of laughs from the super bowl crowd.
Follow Patheos on
Copyright 2008-2014, Patheos. All rights reserved.