As I was watching the Broncos lose yesterday, several times the camera cut to the sidelines to show Tim Tebow on one knee, head bowed, eyes closed, verbally praying. You can imagine what he was praying for. He wasn’t praying for a cure for cancer. He wasn’t beseeching god to fill the empty stomachs of starving children. He wasn’t imploring the almighty to aid the escape of rape victims across the world. Those things could wait.
Tim Tebow was praying for god’s assistance to win a football game.
This says a great deal about Tebow and other believers who give voice to their most pressing concerns, but it also says a great deal about what they think of god. And it says to me that they lose all rights to get mad at me for pointing out that god, if he exists, is petty and indifferent. They treat him that way already.