Saturday, January 14, 2012


My latest discovery is that there are a great many people who truly, really believe in the divine intervention of god when it comes to the outcome of sporting events.

This issue is fascinating. Like the others, they all share a common belief that god has a lot of time on his/her hands to cater to the whimsical "needs" of certain people. No one has ever been able to prove the actual existence of god yet here he/she is busy at work determining who will win and lose games of sports.



A Company by the name  of Poll Position conducted a telephone survey this past week and asked people about Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback who thanks god on the field. These people were aware of his dramatic 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime last week that won the Broncos’ wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in football.

Quoting from a press release, “Seventy percent of respondents said they knew of  Tim Tebow’s success and among those aware of the Tebow phenomenon, 43 percent said they believed divine intervention was at least partly responsible for his success, while 42 percent said no it wasn't, and 14 percent expressed no opinion.

The 43 percent number is surprising in that so many people think God intervenes in sports and admit believing that to somebody, even an anonymous pollster. 

What's really interesting is the breakdown: belief in divine intervention on Tebow's behalf was weak among white people only 38.3 percent thought God had much to do with his success.

But among blacks, 59.5 percent thought they saw the hand of God, and among Hispanics - 81.3 percent saw the hand of God.

Republicans were also far more likely than Democrats or Independents to believe in Tebow's connection with God -54.2.

– Republicans: 54% yes, 32% no, and 14% no opinion.
– Democrats: 38% yes, 48% no, 14% no opinion.
– Independents: 35% yes, 49% no, 16% no opinion.

Oh, and men are less likely (40.6 to 46.8) than women (46.4 to 37.3) to think that God has a Tebow poster on his wall.

The scary thing here is that these people (the 43%) can vote, drive cars, and have children. So I guess God just gives the shaft to the Christian players on the team the Broncos are playing? Yeah…makes perfect sense to me.

If you do believe in God and you've ever wondered how he would reveal himself again should he want too, football is the highest rated live programming on American television, it would make sense for the Almighty to advertise there
when it comes to product placement.

There has also been a lot of  serious talk this week about Tebow throwing for 316 yards against the Steelers, and the link to John 3:16, and that Tebow's story seems almost Biblical in nature. Of course, none of this has anything remotely to do with football .

After Albert Pujols, the baseball player was erroneously linked to the Mitchell Report on the use of steroids in Major league baseball, he said, “I fear God too much” to take steroids. “If I do some stupid things to help me out, to hit .400 or .300-something or hit 30 home runs, He’s going to take that away from me.”

These are highly respected athletes, seemingly smart, articulate and professionals, all, saying things that sound sort of very weird to me. This poll suggests otherwise.
Are those guys and the 43 percent who responded to the poll crazy to think God flicks his divine finger and a ball goes sailing out of Busch Stadium? Or are 57 percent of us blind to the obvious truth?

Personally, in due respect to those of you who believe in a god,C'mon , get real,  do you really think your Lord and Savior cares who won a football game. Why is Tebow thanking Him? Because he threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to win a football game?  

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Tebow's success on the field has more to do with the fact that he is a 6-foot-2, 236-pound man with superior athletic skills than it does his ability to recite Psalms 23.

Clearly, if there is a god, he has a full 3 plates and more of life breaking important things in this world to be trying to fix. 

Maybe sometimes the greatest way to glorify God is to just shut up, put your big boy/girl pants on and take care of the real suffering and unfairness in our sick, totally dysfunctional, uncaring world world.

Take your pick below and get real, become compassionate, do something to raise awareness, make a difference in addressing the true things that a god would want you to get involved in to help others. Forget this football, sports bull shit intervention and face the the truth about what our priorities need to be. 

We need more of those people who care about the real life crisis of fellow human beings, regardless of their religious beliefs, because it would seem god would care a lot more about that than who wins a football game.

In 2010 7.6 million children under 5 died, mainly in 3rd world and developing countries,.

. In the U.S.A. on any given night, approximately 750,000 men, women, and children are homeless in the US.*

* 56% are living in shelters and transitional housing, while 44% are unsheltered.

* 59% are single adults and 41% are persons living in families.

* 98,452 are homeless families

* 23% are chronically homeless according to HUD’s definition.

*Over the course of a year, between 2.5 and 3.5 million people will live either on the streets or in an emergency shelter.

1.5 MILLION = the number of children in America who go to sleep without a home each year

1 in 50 = an American child’s chances of experiencing homelessness in their lifetime

In January 2011, the number of unemployed Americans is still 29.6 million

• At the end of October. 2011 there were 41,204 homeless adults and children sleeping in New York City municipal shelters, an all-time record. This is the first time ever that the number of homeless people sleeping each night in the New York City shelter system has exceeded 40,000 people. 

There is 1 person killed every 6 minutes by a drunk driver or a driver under the influence of other drugs , 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of people dying every year of cancer, leukemia, and other  horrible diseases.

If god has the will to stop evil but not the ability he/she is not omnipotent.

If he/she has the will but not the ability he/she is apathetic.

if he/she has both the will and ability then why is there evil?

if he/she has neither the ability or will then why call him/her god?

To those that believe in god, get off your ass and help with the work that has to be done if this world is to survive. Sitting only on your couch watching sports, going to Church, Synagogue, Mosque, Temple, being an Atheist, Agnostic, praying or not, it's not anywhere enough compared to getting involved in helping those in need, whatever way you can. Throwing a touch down pass or praying is not going to impress god, or change anything in this world for the better.

So where are you all? What's your excuse?

god only knows that, or not!

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