Tebow Again?

Pat Robertson Blasts SNL Tebow Skit: ‘There’s an Anti-Christian Bigotry‘ That’s ‘Disgusting’

Oh Lord here we go. People were up in arms about him being very demonstrative of his faith. Now Pat Robertson is up in arms about Saturday Night Live doing a skit about Tebow, featuring Jesus.

1. Who cares if he kneels, points to the sky, or openly thanks God for his wins? It’s nice. Refreshing even. It’s a lot better than listening to the ones with the gigantic egos that make you wonder how they fit their heads into those helmets.

2. Lighten up, Pat. It’s a skit. A lot of people, myself included, found it funny. That’s the point of a skit on a sketch comedy show. “Anti-Christian bigotry” is a tad much. It’s taking the story du jour and making light of it. Like they do with whatever news story that has people talking.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen the video, here it is. Enjoy! I did. 😀

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14 responses to “Tebow Again?

  • John Barron

    I think there would be less outrage if other religions and their religious figures were as openly and publicly mocked as Christianity. But as it stands, Christianity is the go-to butt of the joke.

  • Hansi

    That was more than just a skit; some real truth in there too. Those who have been twice born, secretly love persecution; feeds into their martyrdom complexes.

  • beaglezmom

    I have to agree with Hansi there — Christianity The Religion historically thrives during times of persecution (it grew out of the Neronian Persecution and continues to use that as a tool for enlargement). So, any little thing (making fun of Saint Tebow, the imaginary “war on christmas”, etc) that can be turned into a “oppressor” is sought and lifted. It’s a sad thing to base your system on shared victimhood – but it does bring in numbers. Note: Christianity the Relationship – much different.

    As for Tebow – I don’t think its any more harmful than feeding people sugar for dinner. It’s spectacle, but not substance. There’s a thin line between showing faith and “show faith”. I think he’s crossed it. Showing your faith (from a christian perspective) is feeding the hungry, caring for prisoners and creating justice. Show faith is claiming God enabled a touchdown. Does Tebowing harm anyone – not in the long run — but I can’t say it really helps anyone either — and I loved that skit.

    As for Robertson – This is the same man who asked on air of Macaroni and Cheese was a “black thing”.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57330829/robertson-is-mac-n-cheese-a-black-thing/

    I don’t think he has much credibility left.

  • lbwoodgate

    That was hilarious. I need to tune in to SNL more often.

  • dcmartin

    That skit was fantastic, and the whole episode was just great for the first time in a long time.
    And anytime Buble is on is a plus………..BIG fan.

  • Sedate Me

    I haven’t seen Saturday Night Live in a long time, but that sketch was funny…because it’s true. Anybody who thinks Jesus has nothing better to do than decide which team of steroid powered jocks wins a game is beyond hopeless.

    But probably my favourite show on American TV, Squidbillies also did their own take on TimTebow -er- “Tom Treebow” back when he played for the Crocodiles of the Peninsula State just below Georgia. This here’s one a them there clips from the Interwebs.

    For the hearty few that may appreciate it, after some hard searching and some “copyright violating”, here’s the entire 10 minute Squidbilly attack on college football. http://www.megavideo.com/?v=CNR8KDMR

    “Remember, Jesus is all around you, but also, so is The Predator” -Tom Treebow, Helmsman Trophy winner

    Yeeha!

  • PoliticsRoom

    Funny skit and interesting comments. I agree with the essence of the skit – what will happen when the Broncos lose miserably? Was Jesus busy with something else? If Jesus really decides games, why doesn’t he end world poverty and hunger?
    I don’t want to get into a debate about Christianity, but I just think the skit showcases a great truth. That said, I frankly don’t care about what players do – whether they are praying to Jesus or Jupiter.
    PS. After a long hiatus I’m back!

    • Spinny Liberal

      That’s a good question – “what will happen when the Broncos lose miserably?” Me thinks Jesus had more important things to take care of.
      And after a long hiatus of my own, I’m back, too! 🙂

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