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From GQ‘s September cover story on Tim Tebow:
(via Christian Nightmares)
Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Why give this asshat any more publicity?
Ok, that is something I did NOT want to see!
Somebody really needs to ‘shop a cross behind him.
Surely this exists already…..
But my Googling has led me to some very strange Tebow photoshops, but not that one.
Somebody ‘shop a bunch of arrows in his torso and make him St. Sebastian.
Or just the one, to his knee. Just for the geeky lols.
Isn’t there something in the Bible about idolatry? I seem to remember that…
Much as I love to make fun of Tebow, I’m willing to bet he had no idea what the final image would look like. I can see him being dumb enough that with the context that’s been cropped out of the photo he never realized he looked like a crucifix. That seems more likely than that he thought it would be a good idea to make himself look like Jesus on the cross. Wonder if he’ll have a statement on this?
Or, even more charitably he was poking a bit of fun at his own public image as the proselytizing quarterback.
That would imply a level of intelligence, self-deprecating humor, and willingness to include his religion in a humorous statement that I am unwilling to grant him.
I share similar reservations.
What should go over well? The picture?
I would expect that at least some Christians will get their panties in a twist over this one. Someone more clever than me should really put this together with the one of Ricky Gervais!
If it was someone who isn’t a big time fundie Christian posing like that, we’d already be hearing the complaints from Christians.
I’ve got some long nails, anybody have a hammer?
Thor does. (sorry, it was just there and…sorry)
I think Jesus had a better forward pass, and could recognize a nickle blitz.
Looks a bit homo erotic. Which I think is ironic for a evangelic Christian.
Have you ever seen any interviews with him? He does not come off all that heterosexual if you ask me. And now with him so close to the Chelsea boys I think a scandal (and announcement of entrance into some ex-gay “therapy” program) is inevitable.
Ironic, yet so true-to-form. Which is ironic in itself.
i’m surprised! he’s actually pretty fleshy for a star athlete.
just reinforces my long time observation of the *ick*/sick erotic nature of all those disgusting pics of Jayzus on the cross. All those lonely old folks with that picture in a place of honor in their living rooms. Shudder!
Do you think Tim would be bothered by knowing that there are probably a few, at least, homosexuals fantasizing about him now?
WOW what a pompass ass
They may not mind it. They sure stuck by Carrie Prejean even when she posed with her silicone-enhanced ta-ta’s out for the world to see, because she was a *Christian*, and she was defending “opposite marriage”. They don’t seem to mind certain breaches of their alleged moral purity so long as others (Don’t be gay!!!! ) are still upheld.
Whoa. Eye candy.
This photo was taken years ago and he was probably holding weights which of course is cropped out to stir controversy, which it has. Another great way to divide our nation…black/white, gay/straight, Christian/atheist.
Huh… I would have thought a professional quarterback would have a better physique. I’ve a couple friends that are more cut than that and they work all day in the office.
Cut != Fit, or strong, or whatever. A competitive distance runner needs to minimize fat so they’re not carrying any unnecessary weight. Same with a sprinter. But a quarterback doesn’t have to do that. As long as whatever body fat they have doesn’t interfere with they’re ability to throw the ball and run the little bit they need to, it’s not a problem. Tebow runs more than most QBs, but he doesn’t have to have the speed of a sprinter, and a little more body fat provides some extra cushioning on impact, which fits his running style perfectly.
This is informative and related: http://ninamatsumoto.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/athletic-body-diversity-reference-for-artists/
Wow, that’s the first time I’ve looked at Tim Tebow and not wanted to vomit. I’ve finally found something I appreciate in Tim Tebow–his abs. Don’t worry, it’s the only thing.
He’s more popular than Jesus!
want to be nailed to that cross
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