Rich Lowry is Wrong; Again

That's not too much of a surprise. I usually just wrap old coffee grounds in his column and move on. But today I feel the need to comment.

Rich is atwitter about the negative comments directed at Denver Bronco's quarterback, Tim Tebow's on field praying. As usual, Rich misses the point entirely.

The issue is not Tebow's religiousity - it's more about whether making a big production of praying for success in a football game presents a really good role model for Christians. Now, I know that I'm making an assumption here, but I don't think it's too much of a stretch. I doubt he's praying for world peace after the huddle.

Is that what praying is about? Getting a new car, winning a game, getting a promotion? I know kids pray for material things but is that adult behavior? If it is, then don't be too surprised when other people make fun.


mac said...

If I were a Christian, I'd try to follow the teachings of my religion:

"But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." ~ Matthew 6:6

Maybe God is ashamed that he's helping Tebow make millions playing a violent game while he lets children starve in Africa. Or when he ignores the pleas for help from that immigrant family living in the cardboard shack down the road from the stadium

pboyfloyd said...

I'm thinking that his prayers are as valid as anyone elses'.

He prays for what he wants and God answers, YES, NO or MAYBE.

If he gets what he wants, God answered YES.

Ahh, the power of prayer, it's like the power of commercials. If you're not the target audience it likely makes no sense at all to you.

I took a look at the University of Maryland's 'take' on spirituality in healing. They went so far as to say that studies show the efficacy of prayer. I don't think they thought they were lying, they were just giving the faithful some faith, no?

If the bar is set, well on the ground really, "YES, NO or MAYBE SO.", is 100% accurate all the time.

Freedom Re-Founders said...

I think the hatred toward Christianity in the media will more than likely spawn a new penalty for 12 Men on the field. Stay tuned...

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Refounder - Sorry I missed this comment - LoL