Christians claim Tim Tebow stopped a fan’s seizure by praying. He didn’t.

Christians claim Tim Tebow stopped a fan’s seizure by praying. He didn’t. October 13, 2016
Image: YouTube screen capture
Image: YouTube screen capture

Charisma News is too excited by this story, and it’s amazingly false. As is anything published on Charisma News, though.

Former NFL player turned baseball player Tim Tebow was signing autographs when a fan had what appeared to be a grand mal seizure.

Here is how Charisma tells the story:

Tebow sprang into action and laid hands on the man, praying for his healing and comforting him until paramedics arrived.

The violent seizure reportedly stopped moments after Tebow prayed with him. The miraculous healing had many people take to social media expressing their amazement at the power of prayer.

Now, the average seizure lasts about 60-90 seconds. That alone explains why the seizure stopped.

Secondly, why is Tebow touching the person if he is not either rolling him to his side or opening an airway? Those are the only times you should lay a hand on someone having a seizure.

Tebow should have stood back, moved any objects that could hurt the person and asked people to give them space. Not jump in and pretend to be a fucking hero.

According to Charisma, this started a social media “frenzy.”

Kari Van Horn tweeted, “Tebow signing autographs. Fan has what looks like seizure. Not moving. Tebow puts hand on him and says a prayer. Man breathes. WOW.”

@danielkellybook took video and wrote, “My friend had a seizure at Mets game and Tebow prayed for him and stayed with him until paramedics arrived.”

This is just further proof the faithful throw out common sense in an attempt to make supernatural claims when none exists.

Someone’s seizure ending in an explainable way is not a miracle, and prayer is still worthless.

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