Tim Tebow 'Jesus Jerseys' Are Harmless


Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow
Okay. I know Tim Tebow fans are loyal with a capital ... who am I kidding, they're LOYAL in all caps. So I guess if you're a true Tebow supporter, altering the jersey of the NFL quarterback for the Broncos to read "Jesus" instead of "Tebow," wouldn't seem over-the-top. Particularly since the QB is so emphatically Christian, he once painted scripture references on his eye black.

Here's the thing: It is over-the-top, not to mention tacky, to imply that a football player is the Messiah. (Plus, can you even picture Jesus playing football?? Foosball, perhaps.)

BUT ... Tebow and his disciples have every right to reference the Son of Man whenever they please. It's not like he's the first celeb with a god complex. Remember when Kanye West posed as Jesus for Rolling Stone, crown of thorns and all?

Consider the annual abundance of I wanna thank my lord and savior Grammy award acceptance speeches. True, these celebs don't go so far as to wear Jesus name-tags, but they're so exuberant in their thanks that no one could blame you for half-expecting The Man Upstairs to reach down from the heavens and high-five the winning musicians.

So I don't particularly think Tim Tebow fans are breaking new ground here. Yeah, he's one heck of an arrogant God-fearing dude, but who cares?

Of course I would take back everything I just said if, say, another NFL player put a Darwin fish on his jersey and the Tebow contingent cried foul.

Tolerance goes both ways.

Are you offended by the Tim Tebow "Jesus" football jerseys?


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tmarl... tmarland04

Why add arrogant? I do not think someone who gives all the credit to God could be considered arrogant. Also there are a lot of assumptions in this article. By adding Jesus to the jersey who said that they are implying he is the messiah? If you knew ANYTHING about Tim Tebow prior to writing this you would know he would never imply or support someone else implying him to be the messiah. You talk about tolerance but are you truly showing any? This article is obviously biased. Stick to writing parenting articles please,

bills... billsfan1104

TMARLAN, give it up. Thestir writers, the majority of them, hate everything about Tebow. They hate that he is Christian, they hate that he admits he is Christian, and they hate him more because he doesnt pay them no mind when they write this stupid ass articles.

douxm... douxmusique

Aaw love me some.tebow! And billsfan is pretty much on it.

zandh... zandhmom2

Jesus is the son of God not man.

nonmember avatar Gertie

Ha. The go to topic when The Stir writers were in creative crisis USED to be Gwenyth.... now its Tim Tebow.

jayboff jayboff

"Even if the phrase 'Son of Man' is a reference to Jesus' humanity, it is not a denial of His deity. By becoming a man, Jesus did not cease being God. The incarnation of Christ did not involve the subtraction of deity, but the addition of humanity ... In fact, it is highly revealing that the term 'Son of Man' is used in Scripture in contexts of Christ's deity."

BeSwe... BeSweet707

I feel the same way. The writers are rude and disrespectful when it comes to people that love God. SMH. Leave them alone...

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

TheStir is a waste of time. I like it for the sometimes informational, wacky news.

All of the "opinion" articles and their writers need to go.

Nobody cares about your opinion on someone's religion.

Tell us something real, informational, and factual.

Sometimes I think it's called "TheStir" because the writers like to "Stir" shit up.

You might as well go to the NationalEnquirer with this article, Jaqueline Burt.

Ari. Ari.

Not to sound ignorant here, since I'm a baseball girl and don't really pay much attention to football... why is Tim Tebow such a hot topic?

butte... butterflymkm

Maybe I'm off base here-but if I were a Christian (and I'm not) I could see how these jerseys could be taken offensively.

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