Some Thoughts on Tim Tebow

I am a Patriots fan but even I can admit that I’m rooting for the Denver Broncos. It’s hard not to. What Tim Tebow has done for the team is nothing short of extraordinary. He might not play defense but he’s sparked something in them that woke them all up. He also might not play offense that well but you try being compared to John Elway your first pro-football game and see how you fare.

Amongst my Christian friends there seems to be a mixed reaction, if Facebook/Twitter are any indication anyway. Some feel like he is to over-the-top with his faith. He makes the faith look silly, stereotypical and are just waiting for the ship to crash into another, what they think is inevitable, Christian hero failure. Others feel like God is using Tebow and that this is a great opportunity. The media is even worse. They don’t know what to do with him. He’s a right-wing hack according to some lady on MSNBC. He’s just an honest, down-to-earth faithful believer according to a CNN blog.

There’s just something about Tebow!

I am somewhere in-between on this but I will say I’m probably on the bandwagon (so I guess I’m not really in-between but whatever).  However, Rick Warren captured my feelings exactly with the following tweet:

“Of ALL the attitudes on display at NFL games,the last people should by bothered by is a guy kneeling to thank God.”

Amen.

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Stem Cell Lies

I am a closet fan of Payton Manning (I’m a Patriots fan) and any article that has him in the headlines is going to grab my attention:

Star quarterback Peyton Manning travelled to Europe for controversial stem-cell therapy on ailing neck

The only controversial stem-cell treatment would be if he had used embryonic stem-cells. Opening the article this is their explanation:

“Fox Sports reported Sunday that the four-time NFL MVP had boarded a private jet for Europe to receive stem-cell therapy, a procedure not approved in the U.S.

 

Reporter Jay Glazer said the procedure involved taking fat cells from Manning’s body and growing them in a culture.”

The problem here is that the author states that the procedure is not allowed in the States but juxtaposes that with the statement that “stem-cell therapy” is not allowed in the States. Are all stem-cell therapies not allowed?

No!

Just embryonic stem-cell research is resisted by a majority of Americans and Payton did not have that treatment. Either the author of this article is not educated on the issue (which is probable) or wants to paint those who oppose embryonic stem-cell research as against all forms of stem-cell research (which is more likely).

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038946/Star-quarterback-Peyton-Manning-travelled-Europe-controversial-stem-cell-therapy-ailing-neck.html#ixzz1YRVRpauK