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Old 11-02-2011, 01:59 PM
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Default Is the Tim Tebow "Tebowing" trend, Mocking God?

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/t...lessing-102911

The growing phenomenon of Tebowing, which sees people record themselves kneeling in a prayer pose in tribute to NFL star Tim Tebow, has gained its biggest endorsement yet -- from the Broncos quarterback himself.

Tebow was alerted to the craze, popularized by Denver native Jared Kleinstein's Tebowing website, by teammate Von Miller, who pointed him toward the proliferation of photos uploaded online, the Denver Post reported.

"What's funny about it is how rapidly it's caught on, and how much it has taken off," Tebow said Friday.

While his critics have adopted Tebowing as another way to mock the former Florida star, who is famed for his deep religious devotion, Tebow insisted he was focused only on those taking inspiration from his prayer position.

"It's not my job to see people's reasons behind it, but I know [of a kid] with cancer that tweeted me, 'Tebowing while I'm chemoing' -- how cool is that?" Tebow said. "That's worth it right now. If that gives him any encouragement or puts a smile on his face, or gives him encouragement to pray, that's completely awesome."

Even Kleinstein, a dedicated Tebow fan, opened the door to ridicule with his definition of the practice as "to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different."

But Tebow was taking the description at face value.

"It is serious, for me," Tebow said. "At least it's being talked about, and that's a cool thing. If I can help be an example of that, then I look at that as a blessing."
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:26 PM
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http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/t...lessing-102911

The growing phenomenon of Tebowing, which sees people record themselves kneeling in a prayer pose in tribute to NFL star Tim Tebow, has gained its biggest endorsement yet -- from the Broncos quarterback himself.

Tebow was alerted to the craze, popularized by Denver native Jared Kleinstein's Tebowing website, by teammate Von Miller, who pointed him toward the proliferation of photos uploaded online, the Denver Post reported.

"What's funny about it is how rapidly it's caught on, and how much it has taken off," Tebow said Friday.

While his critics have adopted Tebowing as another way to mock the former Florida star, who is famed for his deep religious devotion, Tebow insisted he was focused only on those taking inspiration from his prayer position.

"It's not my job to see people's reasons behind it, but I know [of a kid] with cancer that tweeted me, 'Tebowing while I'm chemoing' -- how cool is that?" Tebow said. "That's worth it right now. If that gives him any encouragement or puts a smile on his face, or gives him encouragement to pray, that's completely awesome."

Even Kleinstein, a dedicated Tebow fan, opened the door to ridicule with his definition of the practice as "to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different."

But Tebow was taking the description at face value.

"It is serious, for me," Tebow said. "At least it's being talked about, and that's a cool thing. If I can help be an example of that, then I look at that as a blessing."
I don't think it mocks God but I can see how somebody might. I think it mocks Tim if anything but he seems to be in good spirits about it.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:48 PM
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i agree that i don't think the people are doing it to mock God ... but it the QB that did it happened to be other than Christian say, muslim and got down prostrate and people started doing that, i don't think it'd go over as well ..
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:09 AM
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No...I think it might be seen as mocking the religious a little...but the guy didnt do it to get this response, so he is clear of conscience on that level. GOD looks at the heart...so I dont think he will be mocked, nor will he take as a form of piety that position for the sake of that position.

In essence it was probably something mean towards the guy himself. But he seems to have the right attitude about it. It doesnt offend him, He means it when he does it, and if its exposure causes anyone to really think then all the better.
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