To All Christians Fawning Over Tim Tebow

I’d like to introduce you to the guy who looked like god against Denver last night.

“Look at the attention I get: It’s because I throw a football. But that’s what society values. That’s not what God values. God could give a shit, as far as I’m concerned. He didn’t invent the game. We did. I have some eye-hand coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don’t think that matters to God.”  ~ Tom Brady in 2008

If god was ever going to pick a time to ignore real suffering and intervene in a football game against the wicked, he sure missed a chance to suit up last night.

Conversely, Tim Tebow played as though he was giving Jesus a piggy-back ride.  In a season where the Broncos eked out wins against shitty teams (or injury-depleted teams) and lost to good teams (as one would expect in a godless universe) Tebow completed 46.5 percent of his passes and had 13 fumbles in 14 games.  Show me one other QB with stats like that who even gets to be a third-stringer in the NFL.

There is no god, but there were a few miracles this season: that this guy got any playing time, that almost half the nation thinks so little of god that they think he prioritizes NFL games against crappy teams over bringing mercy to the suffering, and that those same people think they’re better than anybody.

The same god who once held the power to create the universe has apparently been reduced to robbing people of perspective.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.