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Atheist Group Believes Tebow ‘Full Of Crap’ With Public Display Of Christianity

By Matt Higgins

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has seemingly made himself the poster boy for Christianity, praying on the field after a win, putting Bible verses on his eye black during games and even starring in an anti-abortion ad during the Super Bowl, but one atheist group believes he’s doing it all for personal gain.

American Atheists — a New Jersey based group that promotes the separation of church and state — tells that the only reason Tebow is popular is because he constantly injects his Christianity among the public.

“When we watch a sporting event, we are all united for our team,” says David Silverman, president of American Atheists. “Tebow takes religion and injects it into the mix and divides the fan base.”

Silverman states that Tebow’s repeated references to God into his post-game comments after a win is “bad for football.

“(Religion) injects the divisive force into football,” Silverman says. “Why in the world are we talking about religion when we are talking about football?”

Tebow’s popularity rose during the season with his improbable comebacks, the latest coming in a thrilling 29-23 overtime playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers after an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas.

The fascination over Tebow officially reached national heights when people across the U.S. started “Tebowing,” mimicking Tebow’s sideline prayers.

Silverman believes that Tebow is “full of crap” when he publically displays his Christianity on the football field and said his prayers are for publicity.

“It’s not that Tebow prays, it’s that he waits for the cameras to be on him to do it,” Silverman says. “He’s totally faking.”

As some criticize Tebow for his overt Christianity, the Christian Coalition believes the Broncos quarterback is being mocked for his religious stance.

“I think that atheists just need to get over it,” Michele Combs, spokeswoman for the Christian Coalition, tells CBS Denver. “He’s a Christian giving his ability to God. What’s wrong with that?”

Combs goes on to say that she believes people embrace his show of faith.

“I think more positive has come from this,” she says. “Young athletes look up to him.”

Silverman says if Tebow is truly a Christian, he would pray in private, not public.

“It is not surprising Tebow ignores Matthew 6:5 in which Jesus says, ‘When you pray, do not pray like the hypocrites in the street,’” Silverman says. “They pray to be seen praying. Pray in the closet.”

  • Skip Cook

    Wow the Atheist are using Tebow to get attention how ironic and funny is that…

    • IGotAComment

      ‘When you pray, do not pray like the hypocrites in the street,’”
      Maybe the atheist don’t recognize the fact that he is ‘not praying like a hypocrite in the street’, but like a Christian. Only the Good Lord knows what is in his heart, and He should be the only one to judge him.

    • Dr Mikey

      Even funnier – an atheist quoting the Bible to get his point across

    • dimmu

      I think it’s funny that they say the only reason he is popular is he injects Christianity into football.

      1) since when was injecting Christianity into anything something that made you popular??

      2) could be the whole 6 game winning streak, heisman trophy, college championship, overtime win in first play-off game against the steelers.

      *facepalm* /shakes head
      what is it with these atheists and being downers?

    • Karen

      Why do atheists feel compelled to ridicule Christians? I really don’t get it! Why do they feel the need to offend with such a hateful, pompous attitude?

      • max

        Because, if Christians are right then atheist are wrong. and they will pay.

    • Silhouette

      “The Devil can quote scripture for his own ends….” Atheist may not believe in God….but He certainly believes in them.

      • clirus

        God has even prepared Hell as a place of abode for Atheists for all of eternity.

    • abbey

      Ever notice that most atheists are Jews? And that they always attack Christianity but never Islam or Buddhism or any other religion. It’s always Chirstianity. They hate Christianity. Why?

    • sevanclaig

      ironic hilarity. But seriously, join all atheists of every walk of life in celebrating their very own non-religion religous holiday the 1st of April.

      • Tom Calhoun

        a great quote from Vance Havner a true man of GOD now deceased.


      • Auser

        Atheists need no specific day to celebrate what they know to be true. Unlike those who are followers of organized superstition, that is to say any religious cult (which all religions are), no atheist celebration is required. Being able to think for one’s self, rather than having thinking done by some fanatic cult faction, is celebration enough. Besides, why would atheists want to take away the one and only day when all religious believers can celebrate in a manner that is befitting their true mentality?

        In all seriousness, believer or non-believer, tolerance for all is the true answer.

      • Steve

        @Max Calling any religion a cult is accurate, not hate.

        Cult- 1. A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
        2. A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.

      • Max

        @Auser. You hate on religion by calling it a cult then tell us that we all need to be tolerant???? I’m confused.

      • Derek

        @ Steve

        Actually, designating all religion as a cult is a bit off mark. “Cult”, in almost every modern usage of the word, means religious veneration that is unorthodox or spurious. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddism, etc, the common religions and dogmas wouldn’t be called cults, at least in their unaltered forms. Aum Shinrikyo, Branch Davidians, etc, would be called cults due to their unorthodox nature. Any other definition of cult makes the word no longer useful to us.

        Auser used “cult” in an attempt to align all faith with that of cults (e.g. Aum Shinrikyo) and yes, that is offensive to many. Also, as it has already been noted, he closes ironically by saying we should be tolerant of one another.

        Also ironic that many who preach tolerance are the ones trying to silence those they disagree with (e.g. American Atheists)

      • Lou Bator

        @sevanclaig: Love it! Such a great day for a non-religious holiday! Go Tebow!

    • Christopher James

      What I found Ironic was it is a group for Sep of Church and State. Last I checked…The NFL was a PRIVATE OWNED company with Private Owners that hire their people to play the game. So there is no laws or anything being broken here…I guess this guy would want Tebow to be some thug, drinking beer, snorting coke, having gay or unprotected sex, cussing every other word out of his mouth…for him to be a good role model. One time I will tell you is these types of groups will scream DEMOCRACY….next time they do…go ask them what the def. of the word is and then ask why didnt our Fore Fathers not make us one!

      • MorganGray

        But, Christopher, this is the same bunch that argues since the “airwaves” are regulated by the government, they are government property, and thus subject to the mythical Constitutional wall of separation.
        This is the same bunch which argues a creche on private property, but is visible from the public street violates the First Amendment.
        This is the same bunch which says a government employee cannot send his child to private Christian school because the government pays the parent, and therefore, government money is going to a Christian school, thereby violating the “wall”.
        Logic doesn’t enter into it. Law doesn’t enter into it. This is just pathological hatred of Christianity.

      • Hal McCombs

        They act like Tebow is Michael Vick. leftists hate goodness.

      • Chris

        @ Bill

        Bombings and terroristic acts have nothing to do with my statement. But since you brought it up; ask any Buddhist monk living in Tibet in the late 40s – early 50s how the athesist Chinese army treated them. “Terroristic” would probably be a word they woud use – amoung others. “Religion is poision” was one of the slogans the Chinese used at the time.

        As for the hatred of Christianity; name me one example of any atheists group getting this bent out of shape over any peaceful public display from any other religion.

      • Bill


        You’re incorrect. When was the last time you heard of an Atheist bombing or terroristic Atheist acts? They don’t care about any religion so to state they hate any one in particular is rediculous. What is frustrating, however, is when individuals like yourself put words in other’s mouths without taking the time to learn anything about that group of people before bad-mouthing them.

      • Chris

        I think it’s pretty obvious by now the these atheists groups’ ultimate goal is to stamp out Christianity all together. They may disagree with all religion, but Christianity is the only religion they hate.

    • prage

      God doesn’t believe in athiests.

      • John

        “The fool has said in his heart there is no God” and then there’s this little jewel :”God has created everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil.” (Proverbs 16:4) God never called the wicked “His Children.” They are called beasts, the unGodly, the lovers of darkness, and though He takes no pleasure in their death, they are like the animals of the field. (it’s a verse …. look it up)

        God’s children are spoken of in a completely different light and tone.

        It’s tough to admit, but God isn’t only Love, He’s also a God of Wrath. He isn’t just the God of Mercy, He’s also the God of Justice. He isn’t just the God of Heaven, He’s the God who created Hell.

      • Hamish

        that is not true god created everyone and calls them his children. Despite athiests not believing in him he still loves them and wants to support them

      • Hal McCombs

        ‘Hamish’ +10

    • steve

      Liberalism is the destruction of the human soul.

      • Santino Vannozzi

        In other words you must let go of your love for earthly ** posessions **

      • Santino Vannozzi

        @ John T Draper:
        He wasn’t liberal in the slightest as a matter of fact quite the opposite, your point about turning over the money changers tables was in reference to the fact they were doing it within the confines of the Temple. The money changers were conducting business in the temple as a sort of Church Sponsored Enterprise today that would be like a government sponsored one, or as we conservatives would call it crony capitalism, à la Fannie and Freddie, Federal Reserve etc…
        tl;dr- Jesus was angry at corruption

        As far as your “eye of the needle” goes, it was a smaller gate in Jerusalem, where the traders had to remove most of the baggage carried by the pack animal so that it could then be reloaded on the other side of the gate. In other words you must let go of your love for earthly, not that you must be a poor miserable wretch.
        tl;dr- you must love God more than your stuff.

        You have fallen into the trap of cherry picking bits and pieces without having a complete grasp of what the story was or means. The same kind of person who reads Marx’s “Communist Manifesto” and still thinks its a great idea.
        tl;dr- comprehension is more important than simply reading.

      • Tomas

        RogerCFromSD: No. Conservatism has absolutely nothing to do with religion. It is the philosophy that we are better off by maintaining a status quo in the society, and only allow minimal gradual change.

        Conservatism is often linked with religion, because they also oppose change, as they have a static culture based on old scriptures.

      • JByrd42


        The problem with Atheists is, they are always trying to push their non-beliefs on to others. Atheism is their religion. When will we finally realize this? I wonder if Tebow were say black, would they becoming down this hard on him? You never really hear Atheists bash Islam. I wonder why? COWARDS maybe?

      • Santino Vannozzi

        I see Mr. Draper never responded, obviously a troll filled with hate. Probably wouldn’t hurt for you to find God.

      • Carlos Reid


      • EG

        political cheerleaders are the real problem.

      • RogerCfromSD

        A Conservative, by philosophy, believes, as our Founders did, that there is a God who bestows us our rights. There is no such thing as a Conservative Atheist. An atheist can be a Constitutionalist, but not a “Conservative.”

      • John T Draper

        What could possibly be more ironic than liberal-hating christians? After all, jesus – who overturned the money changer’s tables and who said it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the ‘gates’ of heaven – was one of the most liberal figures of metaphorical literature.

        By the way, what’s up with those gates? What kind of neighborhood is heaven in?

      • Sean Patriot

        Atheism is not liberalism. Im a very far right wing conservative atheist.

      • Steve Ramsey

        God bless Tim Tebow. Now there is a real role model. He loves the Lord and is not ashamed of it. The Lord is using Tim Tebow to draw attention to Himself. As for liberalism…………liberalism is a huge cancer on our great country. It must be cut out and thrown away. It is simply eroding the very fabric of what made this country the best and most powerful nation on the face of the earth.

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: steve
        RE: Liberalism & Atheism

        Liberalism is the destruction of the human soul. — steve

        And its more awful form ‘progressivism’ is as godless as atheism.

        So what’s your problem with ‘liberalism’? If you’re the same steve that is promoting atheism farther down this thread, you should embrace it, as all such think there is no such thing as a ‘human soul’.


        [The Truth will out….]

    • Slamdunk

      The poor atheists are mentioned in the Bible: “The fool hath said in his heart there is no God.” (PS. 14:1)

    • Mad Dog69

      “Tebow takes religion and injects it into the mix and divides the fan base.” – Fan base – REALLY? I didn’t know the NFL was a big hit in the Muslim Middle East!

      In the wake of Islamic terrorism, I don’t mind a fellow Christian waging his battle on the grid iron vs. spilling blood on the streets of Jerusalem.

      • Texas mom

        The brothers who put up the billboard in support of Tebow are Muslim. They have no problem with his Christianity.

    • Slamdunk

      Message body

      There’s a little more to the Tim Tebow 316 story. We know about his 316 yards passing (10 of 21) for a 31.6 yard completion average. We also know that the OT segment captured a 31.6 TV rating (whatever that means). And we know that he has had John 3:16 under his eyes during football games. That’s “four” 316s. The final score was 29-23. When you add the four digits, you get “16” and Tebow’s TD pass from their 20 yardline was caught on the 36 yardline, which makes it a “16” yard completion. Well, not exactly “316s,” but spookily close to it. Too bad Tebow’s jersey number is 15. Maybe they’ll change it to “16” next year.

      But here’s something else. There is a verse in the Bible that says, “No longer will Jacob be ashamed, no longer will their faces grow pale. But when Jacob sees among his children, the work of My hands, they will keep my name Holy, acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob and stand in awe of the God of Israel.”

      This verse can be applied to Tebow.

      While the verse is talking about God’s chosen people (Jacob), it can be expanded to pick up on ALL of God’s children. So when the children of God see the work of His hands among themselves, they will sanctify God’s name and stand in awe of Him.

      The verse is Isa. “29-23,” the final score of the game.

      • chad

        its easy to see number combinations all day long if you are looking for them. it is not spooky

      • John

        You are trulan idiot playing the numbers game. How long did you spend figuring that equation ?

    • Todd

      He only prays when the cameras are on him??? How exactly does he know when the cameras are on him? And why would someone work so hard to gain a spot in an anti-abortion commercial…I would be willing to bet that the pay was not nearly what it could have been if he would trick into thinking he is a rapist or dog-fight ring leader.

      The Atheists are just mad that they day in the sun will never come, however they days in the surely will.

    • Janice Smith

      As far as I can tell, Tebow had never proselytized to anyone in the media or the public during or after a football game. He may wear his religion and have a strong belief but he does not tell anyone to act or believe like he does while he is playing or in interviews after. He is not the first football player to kneel after a touchdown and raise a hand above his head. He is apparently being talked about so much because he apparently believes. These athiests must be upset because no one is paying attention to them.

    • Bert Williams

      Actually, it’s even more ironic that a man who professes to no belief in God whatsoever purports to be a scholar of the Bible when he tries to school Tebow on the right way and the wrong way to pray. Typical.

    • Kim Walker

      Well this atheist love him some Tebow! Go Tim!!

    • Mark

      These days it seems atheists want to shove their view point on others more so than the Christians do…

    • Fred

      Silverman. A man with nothing to live for.

    • buckeyebilly

      atheism is a religion/belief system. dont kid yourselves.

      • Bradley Kinney-Tiry

        Atheism is NOT religion OR a belief system.

    • Jose Garcia

      Oh get off of your high chair you babies. Tim Tebow being religious is his perogative not yours. If he is being Fake about it that is between his conscious and his God. People are mad when Mike Vick Kills dogs and rightfully so and even madder when what seems to be a genuinly good guy is too clean. Which one is it?

    • alpha senior

      Jesus was not rebuking people for thanking God publicly, but for thase who boast in public.

      KJG Psalm 109:30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my 1 mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

      KJG Psalm 106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

      Maybe the people will start saying Amen after Tebow prays.

    • Josh

      Well, let’s be clear: Tebow’s public “praying” or “Tebowing” is purely body-language, as expressive as a “high-five”, a touchdown dance or a slam-dunk. It is a physical gesture, and none of us can really know what he is thinking, or what thoughts or feelings are in his brain. Just like when Shaq slams and glares at the opponent and everyone says “ooooh, Shaq mad.” Same thing, Tebow bows and everyone says “oooooh, Tebow super loves Jesus” or whatever.

      Also, how do we know that he ISN’T “praying in the closet”… ala Ted Haggart, Jimmy Swaggart, the pedophile priests, etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc.

      Nuthin’ against Tebow, that dude is CLUTCH when the game is on the line. Maybe we should just keep it all about football…

      • dave

        lee U mad bro? free speech, 1st amendment. tebow can do what he wants. If you’re an atheist you wouldn’t get offended as it’s just a silly thing he does, only people who doubt really care.

      • MorganGray

        Lee, whatever happened to “If you don’t like it, don’t watch”?
        That’s what you lefties always tell us when we object to nudity, or profanity, or blasphemy on TV or in the movies.

        Or… are some animals more equal than others?

      • Lee

        Fine. Let him keep it all about football on the field and keep it all about religion in his church.

    • John Blankenship

      Tebow dose not wait for the cameras to be on him to prey they go to him as soon as they see him start. How many other players cross themselves r prey when they score a touchdown? They just hate him because he is open about it and not afraid to tell them about his SAVIOR.

    • cato123

      Not nearly as ironic and funny as the idea of an omnipotent, omniscient, and benvolent God concerning himself with the outcome of Broncos games while also turning a blind eye while boys are given the grand tour of the Penn State locker room.

      • CurtL

        It does bother me, but I understand that God is not the enemy. It is sinful human beings, following through on their own decisions, who commit atrocities. You seem to want to claim that if God exists he should step in and prevent evil from occurring. Okay then, first define evil. Is it what God claims is evil or what you or someone else claims is evil? And how is He to deal with it? At what level of evil should He intervene? God’s standard is absolute holiness (yes, I know this is redundant). Should He start at His holiness or somewhere else? Btw, He did intervene by commanding the Israelites to wipe out societies where evil abounded which included throwing babies into fire pits as offerings to pagan gods. But of course, we then accuse God of committing genocide.
        Outside of an almighty God, from whose very essence good and evil have real meanings, there is no dividing line. It is simply personal opinion or one society’s opinion verses another society’s opinion. It still all boils down to what is is, and that’s all there is. Just because someone doesn’t like something doesn’t make it good or evil.
        Its amazing how we want to set ourselves up as judge of what we claim is good and evil, without any standard outside of ourselves, and then claim that if there is a God then He should act based on our standard.
        God was right when He identifies that man’s sinfulness is rooted in his pride.

      • Krakatoa

        cato123 has a point. Why would God care about football when adults are destroying kids lives? Why would God care about football when people are starving and dying across the world?

        As a Christian, I struggle with the amount of credit/blame that I assign to God for events in the world. Did the Broncos win because Tebow prayed, or maybe because not enough of the Steelers prayed? If credit is given to God for the good, why not give blame to God for the bad? God is either responsible or He is not responsible. He is the Creator of all things, right?

        Tebow is not asking anyone to believe the way he believes, nor is he forcing anything down anyone’s throat. The uproar surrounding his expressions of faith centers on other peoples’ interpretations of his actions, but does not center on the actions themselves.

      • Realist431

        It is called free will. We are not in heaven and therfore there is good and evil on this earth. The Teebow miracle wins and 314 yards with 31.4 yards/pass are signs from a higher power that He is pleased with Tim Teebow. Teebow plays to glorify God and praise God. Because of this God blesses Tim Teebow. It is right there for the world to see.

      • mikeinga

        Wow!….Sounds like you should be God’s personal assistant…You seem so wise!….. lol

      • Nobody

        You can be wise too just read The Bible

      • Robbie L. Gibson

        h mitchell, sorry, but you’re all wrong. Jesus did pray in public – what about the cross – “father, forgive them…” that was the most public event of the day. Crowds gathered from all around.

        You’re also wrong about it not being the job of Christians to convert everyone. What happened to Matthew 28:19-20 in your gospels? The difference is, while Christians are indeed commanded to go, teach and make disciples (convert), we always leave it up to the individual to decide, unlike the Muslims who convert by force.

        Tebow doesn’t force anyone to accept his Christianity, he simply lives out what he beliieves. He also doesn’t force telivision crews to film it, they do it because of the controversy it causes – giving them a good rating.

        One last point – since when did atheist take to quoting scripture in order to make their point. If the scripture is not true or worthy of following – why bother using it to make your point. More hypocrosy from a religion (atheism believes they are their own gods) that just can’t measure up to truth.

      • Deb G.

        Cato123 – Obviously you never listen to what Tebow says about why he prays. He does not pray for God to intervene in the game, he knows God doesn’t do that. Don’t be silly. He prays, like most Christians pray, to say THANKS so God for his blessing and physical gifts that enable him to play football so well. God doesn’t stop the creeps that hurt children and He doesn’t help you win a football game. Get real. It is up to us to stop the creeps at Penn State, which up until they discovered it, many were praising those that committed the crimes. THATS what should disgust you, not this young man thanking his God for his gifts he believes his God bestowed upon him.

      • isukusa

        The reason why God appears to be absent is because of the age we live in. Most English versions of the Bible obscure this fact because they use vocabulary not found in the manucripts words like “forever”, “eternal”, “everlasting” rather than the word “age.” God is not absent He is silent – big difference – because we live in an age of Grace. The next age will be one of indignation where He will not be silent. BTW He uses all things for his ultimate purpose it can be a Denver win one week and a Denver loss the next. It has nothing to do with Tebow.

      • John T Draper

        CurtL: As a christian, why doesn’t it bother you?

        The fact that there is no god has no bearing on whether raping children is bad. ‘Good’ and ‘bad’ have real meanings outside of the bible.

        The bible contains explicit instructions from god on how to take one’s enemy’s children as sex slaves. Thanks, but I’ll get my advice on morality elsewhere.

      • cathyp

        yeah- I’m going to have to call BS on you here cato123.
        You know very well that no one has ever said that God concerns himself with the outcome of a Broncos game. Tebow has never said that. He says his strength comes from his belief in God. Even you should step up and admit that there’s a huge difference between the two. Or perhaps the truth just doesn’t fit your agenda.

      • CurtL

        “..benvolent God … turning a blind eye while boys are given the grand tour of the Penn State locker room.
        As an atheist why would this bother you? If there is no God then there really is no difference between good and evil. Whatever is, is. On what basis do you decide what is good and what is evil, someone’s opinion? Or perhaps society’s arrogant claim, as determined by those in power, that it decides? Ultimately there really is no good or evil, just what is.

      • jncarlo007

        So you obviously are not paying attention when Tebow says that he doesn’t think God really cares about the winner of a football game, to not wear his name on your back, and talks about the great people he has had the opportunity to meet as a pro player, and love, and caring, and sharing, and all that.

        Your whole concept revolves around the idea that God helps win games while children suffer?


      • Kenny

        h mitchell , Jesus did pray in public. Go and read John 11:33-42. That was a public prayer. The Bible does not condemn praying in public. The Bible condemns praying to recieve attention and glory from humans. When someone prays in public they are either doing it to recieve attention or they are doing it out of sincerity. That is between them and God. You or I cannot see into a person’s heart and know for sure if it is hypocritical or sincere. We cannot judge a person’s heart. Only God can see people’s heart.

      • Sean Patriot

        Wow KEN, your last name isn’t PASCAL by chance is it?

      • kendrick1

        So, you know exactly what Tebow’s prayers contain?

      • skpam

        H mitchell. Sorry, but you are wrong. Jesus said don’t be like the hypocrites who pray in public in an atttempt to glofify themselves. Every comment I have seen Tebow make appears to be an attempt to glorify God. If you are going to quote the Bible, at least quote it correctly. You are also neglecting all the verses that say: let your light shine before men, go tell everyone what the Lord has done for, make disciples of all nations, etc….

      • Stan B

        cato123, you – as most Atheists and Agnostics – have missed the point entirely. Tebow never said God had any interest in who won or lost a given game. Tebow is practicing HUMILITY – a virtue that most atheists I talk to have no personal knowledge of. Tebow thanks God that he is talented, capable, and given the opportunity to win. Tebow understands that it is the Grace of God that puts him where he is, and instead of talking about what “Tebow” did in the game, he is talking about what Jesus did for him!

        And the old saw about God allowing “evil” in the world – yes, He does. But without Evil, you could not even understand Good, could you? And I’d LOVE to hear your take on how to implement a creation which includes “Free Will” without allowing people to make bad, horrible, or evil decisions….

      • Dennis G

        Silverman claims Tebow’s actions divide the fan base?! Knucklehead. Look, I don’t enjoy watching defensive players make tackles or offensive players score touchdowns and then do some ridiculous dance for the cameras, either. But those personalities are part of the game, and if i don’t like it, I’m not obligated to watch. Players of Tim Tebow’s mindset are part of the game, too. And if Silverman and his band of evolving neanderthals don’t like it, they are not obligated to watch, either.

      • h mitchell

        no paul your wrong. jesus didnt pray in public he called those who prayed in public hypocrites. you should read the New Testament, specifically the gospels.

        Oh and Christian, Athiest, whatever, its none fo anyones business what tebow or anyone else dose concerning their religion or lack there of. it is not the job of christians everywhere to convert everyone to their religion and its not the job of athiest to “enlighten” all religious poeople they meet to the fact that God doesn’t exist. mind your f-ing business and leave people alone.

      • steamboat

        Typical athiest liberal spin. Tebow has made it clear that he’s simply thanking God for the gifts he’s given him, and has said he’s not praying for God to have him win games. Now you can go back to watching Sponge Bob in your mom’s basement.

      • paul

        I wish that atheists would stop talking about their religion and stop their attempts to force their religion down peoples’ throats.

      • Paul

        I find it very funny that the Atheists are criticizing Tebow for praying. If I’m correct, Jesus prayed in publc all the time..Just sayin~!

      • Ken

        What’s even funnier is that you’re willing to take the chance that ” omnipotent, omniscient, and benvolent God” doesn’t exist.

      • Ted

        I can not think of a better word than “Stupid” to describe that comment.

    • Ed

      …and quoting the Bible to make their case against Tebow. That’s doubly ironic.

      • keithg369

        Always interesting when non Christians attempt to use scripture to make a point, since inevitably they take it out of context or misquote completely. Jesus comments were specific to the religious leadership who took the front rows in the temple, and gave insignificant donations with great display for the purpose of showing how holy they were, while all the while breaking the two themes of all the laws (as described by Jesus) – Love God/Love Neighbor.

        Tebow hardly seems to fit that example.

        As for whether he’s faking, time will certainly tell. I wish you’d have the same level of skepticism when the media and the political leadership speaks.

        On public displays, I’ve got bad news for you. Jesus is pro display. It’s the intent that we’re judged on not mechanism we use. We often pray in public before eating, and one of the things I’ll say is “we do this because you’ve asked us to, so that others may know that you are”.

        Lastly, in the scheme of things with athletes on drugs, selling drugs, rape, alcoholism, illegal gun possession and so on, should his actions be the ones we regret? My guess is some part of you believes in God which is why you care so much to organize against it. Would you get upset if he gave praise to Santa Claus or simply write him off as a nut and move on?

      • Arty V

        If they understood the Bible better than Christians, they wouldn’t be atheists.

      • Doug

        You can’t make opinions about something if you’ve never looked it over yourself.

      • Michael Craney

        Well, misquoting actually. Jesus criticized religious hypocrites for praying in public; he never banned public prayer (which He himself engaged in) but rather suggested that to avoid falling INTO a public display of hypocrite, it might be better if the average person spent most of their prayer time in private.

        Tebow is neither a hypocrite or an average person in this regard.

        Further, (a) he has no idea when the cameras are on him or they’re not, and (b) he’s out building hospitals with his money, not Bentleys (this Silverman is obviously more comfortable with greed than piety.)

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: Arty V
        RE: TARGET!!!!

        If they understood the Bible better than Christians, they wouldn’t be atheists. — Arty V

        Cease fire….


        P.S. Good shooting, soldier….

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: Steve
        RE: Better Knowledge?

        hat’s because many atheists understand the bible better than Christians, lol… – Steve

        As if someone who hates the Word of God has a better understanding of it than someone who loves it.

        If that were true—in another venue—the Communist Chinese would have become modern capitalists in the 1960s. The Soviet Union would have been there before World War II.

        Talk about foolish people. They’ll lie about everything.


        [The bloodthirsty hate the upright. — Proverbs]

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: Lee
        RE: Heh

        It [the Old Testament] is considered by the Council of Churches to be of equal authority as the New Testament. — Lee

        Your ignorance is showing.

        I don’t know this ‘Council of Churches’. But I DO know the Bible. And the New Testament TRUMPS the Old for Christians.

        Let alone your claims that….

        The Old Testament is all about racial and religious murder. — Lee


        You seem to be totally ignorant of much of the Old Testament:

        • Ecclesiastes
        • Psalms
        • Proverbs
        • Prophecy in the Old Testament
        • History
        • A poetic description of the Creation

        Your example of ‘ignorance’ and pride therein gives the lie to what Steve said about how atheists know the Bible better than Christians.


        [Stupid, adj., Ignorant and proud of it.]

      • taudawg

        Lee, the Council of Churches? Seriously, your understanding of the Old and New Testament goes only as far as needed to back your opinion. For Christians, Christ completed the law, not change it. But he became the blood sacrifice needed for salvation. By his Grace, we are saved.

        No, we no longer sacrifice animals. We no longer hold to the cultural laws of the day as expressed in the Old Testament. The Bible has many cultural dealings, it teaches in parables and is also very specific in what it means. There is much history in the Bible, but it doesn’t mean we follow those cultural norms.

        Christ commissioned us to spread the gospel, not sit silent. If Christ had sat silent, he would not have been killed. If Paul had been silent, he would not have been killed.

        I don’t understand why Tim Tebow is such a problem for everyone. He is not hurting anyone. It all boils down to groups like this wanting to bash Christians.

      • Scott Whiddon

        The Bible also says to pray constantly….so should he stay in a closet all day…should he be a closet prayer…no, he needs to come out of the closet and let everyone know that he prays.

      • Michelle

        Good point, talk about projecting.

      • Lee

        The Old Testament is all about racial and religious murder. It is considered by the Council of Churches to be of equal authority as the New Testament. I’ll go with the atheist on this one.

      • Cortega

        Oh that is a great observation.

      • steve

        That’s because many atheists understand the bible better than Christians, lol…

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: Sean Patriot
        RE Having Read, But Still….

        Ive read the bible several times and studies Christianity among other religions and Im an atheist. — Sean Patriot

        ….NOT Understanding.

        I believe you. Why? Because I read that Old Book every night four seven years. A chapter a night. Although a LOT of it just didn’t make much sense to me. I couldn’t understand it at all.

        Went to a great church. Sang in their choir. And I STILL WASN’T an honest-to-God Christian. I was just going through the motions and thinking I was alright, albeit I was STILL totally FUBAR.

        I can imagine your sorry state as being even more FUBAR.

        I was then, as you are today, ‘stupid’, i.e., (1) ignorant and (2) proud of it.

        Then, one day in January 1990, a minister pointed an important perspective to me that I had not grasped.

        Unless you accept Christ as your personal Savior, you will never understand.

        It’s not written in so much black-and-white in that Old Book, but if you step back from the beating at the trees you actually CAN see the proverbial forest and appreciate it.

        Thinking on it, I accepted his invitation to accept Him. We prayed on it.

        A couple of months later, in my nightly reading of that Old Book, I realized that things that I had read and not understood so many times before began making sense.

        Ever since then, every day has become a new adventure with Him as my guide. Today’s adventure is sharing this with you and others who care to read it.

        Yesterdays was helping one of my grown-up children prepare herself better for her life ahead.

        I look forward to tomorrow’s exploits with eager anticipation.


        [Life is boot camp. We are all expected to go out and be heroes.]

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: Michael
        RE: Are You Being….

        @Chuck. Your comment that “the New Testament trumps the old”. When Jesus spoke of the Scriptures, what do you think he was talking about? — Michael

        ….(1) ignorant or (2) obtuse?

        [1] He is the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Old Testament.
        [2] He does not destroy the Old Testament. When I say ‘trump’ I say His order supercedes what was written of Old.
        [3] He even says, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies….”

        We love atheists, despite the fact they hate us. We just try to explain the Truth to them, but they hate us all the more.

        It’s a variant on an old axiom….

        Give money to a bad debtor and he will hate you,


        [Let no good deed to unpunished. — Atheists axiom]

      • Sean Patriot

        Arty V, thats the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Ive read the bible several times and studies Christianity among other religions and Im an atheist. I doubt you have even read the entire New Testement.

      • Michael

        @Chuck. Your comment that “the New Testament trumps the old”. When Jesus spoke of the Scriptures, what do you think he was talking about? He said the He was found in the Scriptures. He,also, on the road to Emmaus, explained the Scriptures to the disciples. The Bible is the word of God, Old and New Testaments. One book of faith.

      • paul

        John 3:16. 316 yards. 10 completions for average of 31.6 per completion. All had to happen on one play that went for 80 yards. If he has to complete another pass, then no 31.6 per completion. I would rather be a believer than a small minded, self limited, self-consumed/absorbed atheist whose main concern is self. After self is satisfied, then will consider helping another self.

      • john v

        i am amused at the continual reference to the amalgamation of “church and state…”how it should not be.
        well then, what church is tebow citing???
        what religion is he promoting???
        truth frightens people,
        he is neither combining church nor, and he is doubly NOT promoting a religion!

    • picomanning

      No, atheists are training the politically correct take on religion. The leftist media would be all over these athiests if they were arguing against gay marriage. Any Chritian values are fair game for the Progressive Liberals to destroy. If they could they’d nail Jesus to the Cross. You know I’m right!

      • ItsJo

        YOU ARE RIGHT. Liberals can do anything and it’s OK- This is part of the
        “Worldwide Attack Against Christianity”. Just look at the Muslims burning the churches and killing Christians. Same here in the USA when they DON’T want us to have a nativity scene. NON Believers, Want Everyone To Be LIKE THEM…
        Sorry, that is offensive to those of us who ARE Christian.

    • Dave

      I would suggest a real atheist wouldn’t care. A public display of something I don’t believe in as an atheist neither inspires nor angers me. I may as well be seeing a STOP sign instead of a cross or some guy combing his hair after a touchdown. I think these so-called “atheists” are just troublemakers. Why? Again, actual atheists wouldn’t give a hoot one way or the other.

      • Tenface

        “I think these atheists want a watch a football game without someone’s idiotic religious ideas interfering”

        Well then I suggest (as an atheist) that they watch some other sport, maybe they can start a league for ignorant and intolerant people where public displays of religion are banned. This is a free country and if someone wants to praise their god then that’s fine with me and their right. Frank brought up a great point, plenty of people would like to enjoy a football game without seeing two guys kissing each other. Both the people who don’t want to see two guys kissing and people who don’t want to see people praying have about the same maturity level.

      • Ed

        I’ve always felt the same way, Dave. I do not understand why atheists are so passionate about non-belief. If someone else wants to publicly believe in God and pray to that God, live and let live. Many atheists are just as dedicated to their “religion” as Tebow is to his.

      • Jennifer

        I completely agree. I am an agnostic and could give a fig what anyone does in public to demonstrate their religion, as long as it does not involve violence. Recently I attended a play on Broadway, the playbill’s copy was peppered with quotes from the actors “giving thanks to God who makes all things possible”. Entertainers routinely give thanks to God during awards acceptance speeches. If beliief in God is what has inspired them to great achievement, more power to them.

      • DESaylor

        I never saw anywhere that there is a seperation of church and sports. Go Tebow show your faith is is an inspiration to millions. I hope you win the Superbowl and there will be a half time prayer for everyone to see/

      • Chris

        “He’s totally faking.”

        The fact that the president of this group would use those words in a prepared public statement tells you all you need to know about American Atheists.

        He comes off sounding like a C student from a public middle school.


      • Truth

        Real atheists don’t care one whit because it is irrelevant to them. Militant atheists, on the other hand, are just bitter and angry because of their own mediocrity. They try to escape that mediocrity by trying to troll someone eise into feeling bitterness and anger. They are more childish than the superstitious folk they attack.

      • Doro

        I think these atheists want a watch a football game without someone’s idiotic religious ideas interfering. The bible is all well and good when the religious folk want to make a point, but not when it serves to chastise their ridiculous behavior.

      • MisterPundit

        Doro, get a grip. What mindless pathetic loser would see Tebow drop to one knee for a second or two, and consider that “religious interference”? I’m an atheist too and it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. The way I see it, atheists complaining about something that trivial have never really fully resolved their own position on religion and are battling with insecurities. Sort yourself out first before you start whining about Tebow.

      • Sarah

        II think that alot of people are taking Mathew 6:5 out of context,,,In the days of Jesus, the hypocrites would bring one other person with them to blow a trumpet while they offered their Alms and prayers,,, jesus was criticizing their intent instead of the act of prayer, that is the difference,,,,Tebow is offering his thanks to our Lord for,, only Tebow knows,,,,,What is the problem !???? He bothers only the unbelievers,,SO , TOUGH !!

      • Avenger

        Good Post, Mr. Pundit. I do pray, however, that you will find Jesus Christ as your Savior before you die. I was once an Athiest. Can I explain how I came to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Not really. I think the thing that really cements my faith is how totally assinine and illogical the THEORY of evolution is. Google 10 to the 157th power.

      • LLinLa

        Well said Pundit! Worshiping gangstas, drug addicts, womanizers, movie stars,, Ok. Kneeling, “3:16” under your eyes . . . crucify him! Happened once. Let’s not do it again.

      • Un Believable

        I too am an atheist and haven’t been bothered by Tebow either. Yeah I don’t like how it’s spreading into Christian advertisements at game time. And it’s silly if people actually relate his playing and some wins to God. I mean- when I see photos of starving children, I doubt a god would say, “You know what? That Tebow! Gotta help the game instead.” rather than worrying about bigger problems. But either way as long as he doesn’t shove it down my throat I don’t care. (Which the advertisements are pushing it)

      • James

        I think Silverman’s right — Tebow is motivated by money and fame, not genuine religious devotion.

      • Dave

        your post is on the mark and I am grateful for it. Its all about RESPECT. As long as no one is forcing you to believe and they can’t in America then why all this hate being poured down on Tebow or any believer???

        I respect an atheist’s right not to believe, they should do the same …. respect my rights

        Where does all this hostility come from? I mean come on…..

        if you atheists are correct, than we are all just a bunch of deluded fools practicing nonsense… it seems to me that if you athesists were secure in your superiority, you would have pity, not anger for “foolish” Christians…

        in any event… just let us be… RESEPCT our right to believe and we promise to do the same for you

      • weeone

        Brother, you can say there ain’t no Heaven but you better pray there ain’t no Hell

      • Dan

        Atheist quoting the Bible, sounds like Tebow is winning. Question, “If you are an atheist and you don’t believe in a God and God does not exist why does it bother you? I don’t get upset when people talk about Snow White. Thanks for letting me know you atheist believe in God. Your atheist champion Bill Mahr has what 300 viewers. Tebow reaches more people in 30 seconds than all you atheist do in your life time. Must be a said life rallying against something you say does not exist. Good day.

      • john

        MP I accept your analysis re. Doro.
        Although not an athiest, I too accept all religions for what they are….they are beliefs but not universal truths. If so they wouldn’t require belief.
        My belief is that religions are man’s attempt to make sense of our unpredictible realities. It helps to believe that there is some order within this random chaos.
        Incidentally, even Athieism is a belief and not a universal truth :^)
        So Doro, you also are a believer!!! Nothing wrong with either belief. It’s not real so who cares???

      • aberdeenvet

        Right on. Athletes have been motioning to above saluting their god for ever. If the media and atheists did not make such a big deal of Tebow’s actions, fans would not take offense. Whatever motivates him is no one else’s business.

      • Justin Thompson

        Wow atheist’s are so smart they figured it out. It is for personal gain….Jesus Christ’s Personal gain…..that is what all Christians are charged to do.

        Matthew 16:26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?

      • Barbara Baxter

        I’m also an atheist who has no problem with Tebow. He is simply expressing his beliefs (which we all have a right to do) and is not forcing them on anyone.

      • Carl M

        Well Put

      • Jack

        Thanks for throwing in some common sense…here is my take on some of the comments and the story. First, I believe in God and was raised in a Catholic household, however I don’t attend church, don’t talk about God to others and keep it my own business. The separation of church and state is not something the founding fathers wanted in the context that these atheists want. They were only worried about the country forming an official religion. This argument has been skewed over the years. Next, they state that Tebow is dividing the fanbase, nothing could be further from the truth: This is amongst the highest rated game ever. Next, where is the outrage against Troy Polamalu? He blesses himself during games…but nothing is said, he does it after plays…there is no difference. Whether you believe in God or not Tebow is a good role model, he is kind to people, he helps people, he is grounded in short he is the type of son you would want. If your kids looked up to him and followed even of some of the things he does, they would turn out pretty well. Another point, he just professing his love for Jesus and honestly I don’t even know what religion he practices…as far as I know he never stated. But I do believe he is a born again Christian…but it’s a moot point. The ref. 3:16 has been at football games since I was a kid. My bottom line is this: Who is this guy really hurting? I mean, just recently in FL I think, Atheists got upset about a manger scene on public property. Someone actually stated they needed to put their head down when walking past it. That’s ridiculous: I don’t like porn, but I don’t put my head down when walking past a theater that shows it, I detest abortion, but I could walk past one with catching fire and I detest many other things, but I deal with them and go on with what’s important in life. Why can’t atheists do the same?

      • Nimby


      • Matt

        I’m with you, and an atheist as well. Why this would bother someone is beyond me. We are all free to express our beliefs no matter what they are, atheism embraces that line of thought.

      • ItsJo

        This is clearly, another attack against someone being Christian. These athiests don’t mind it when someone make a TD, and “Dances, Gyrates & Poses in the Endzone, but let a man get on a knee for a second, and they get unglued”

        Get over it, and STOP pushing your “NO BELIEF SYSTEM OFF ON US”

      • Pastor Phil

        Mr. Pundit, I am a Christian and I totally agree with you and totally respect you for your response. I would totally enjoy the spectacle of an atheist Q.B. saying after an overtime win, “I want to thank my lord and savior self.” I wouldn’t go, “I don’t want to hear his idiotic spiritual beliefs.” Long live Tim Tebo, sane Christians and tolerant atheist.

        Pastor Phil

      • Joe Black

        Quit your pathetic whining, pundit. Tebow states that god gives him this platform to promote his god religion. I pay for NFL All Access channel to enjoy football games. Not hear some some nut preach jesus to me. If I wanted that, I’d go to church on Sunday. With all the damage religion does in this country, sociall and politically, I’ll exercise my freedom of speech to protest the promotion of that mental disease. I don’t really care who whines about it.

      • frankie

        oh and lets say two gay men go at it on a public corner, i bet the athiests would have a problem with that,too??AH YEAH RIGHT!!! no, only Christians expressing there Faith, thats what these commie loving Godless idiots care about!!!!

      • cathyp

        agreed, Dave.
        It’s a very sad statement about our society that some people would rather watch some gangster beating his chest like a baboon, acting all “we bad” after a play, then a young man who spends his free time giving something good back to society, taking a second to quietly take a knee and give personal thanks. He doesn’t run to the cameras, they run to him.
        If he’d told the media that he was just thanking his dead grandma, people wouldn’t have their panties in a knot.
        I’m sure the next agenda item will be to eliminate any public displays of anything Christian, but lets keep throwing the wife-beating, dog-murdering, gangsters at our kids for role models ‘cuz it’s working out so well…… the US has turned into bizarro-world.

      • Chris

        @ Bill

        I was referring to the group’s name “American Atheists,” not Americans who happen to be atheists.

      • Bill


        The fact there is a group of them should indicate they aren’t actual Atheists. They’re just frustrated pessimistic whiners. Actual Atheists are not against religion nor are they in favor of it. However, media outlets will paint an ugly picture on a group of people if it boosts their ratings just like a priest who committs a crime. People know that most Christians are not like that just like most Atheists are not like this man.

    • Clark

      I’d love to get behind Tebow, I really would. His intentions are good and he has pulled off some impressive wins. However, his religiosity has been used to endorse some really confused philosophical reasoning and false pattern recognition. I’d love to enjoy these wins, but facebook and the internet light up with advertisements of stupidity regarding Tebow after every win. To use rational people it is like seeing someone say, “Manning threw for 12 yards with 25 minutes left! 12/25, like Christmas! Santa IS REAL!!!!!” It’s mind numbing. I think Tebow is a great well intentioned guy. What I dislike is superstition, I wish we were more intelligent as a people. Tebow is constantly reminding me that we’re not.

      • Tim


        The problem with your line of reasoning is that God is an eternal being. To suggest that He was “created” by something outside of himself is to suggest that He is bound by time because his creation could be pinned down to an exact point. God exists eternally and is not bound by time. He equally exists today while at the same time equally existing 1000 years ago and a 1000 years from now. Not only that, but God existed before time began, so even if your theory is correct, it would be impossible to say when He was “created” because time didn’t exist at that point.

        God is not a myth, and you and your fellow atheists know it. However, you’ve deluded and lied to yourself that carnal knowledge trumps God. God reveals himself through creation, He’s right there if you just open your eyes. I understand that there have been some terrible things done in the name of God and Jesus through the ages, but also understand, not everyone who claims to do something in the name of God actually is.

      • Bradley Kinney-Tiry

        Time has no beginning and no end. It’s that simple.

      • Alan

        To Jeff,

        You’re grasp on theology is deficient;our answer to who created God is “no one”! God is not created; He is self-existing.His name is YHWH, translated as “I am that I am”

      • steve

        You explain how DNA, a 64 bit code arises to code for 20 bit information (proteins) and codes for 100,000 of them in the human body without a creator to instruct the assembly. The main problem with atheists is that they are REALLY stupid.

      • Jeff

        To Steve,

        So your argument is that this world is so complex that something must have designed it. You are using the intelligent design theory. Correct. Yes I am correct. Then tell me this, if all we see had to be created by something then what created your god? You have no answer to this and thus your theory of intelligent design is not supported. God is a myth created by man. Deal with it.

      • Clark

        Correction “To us rational people.”

      • Alan G. Eskew

        You know what the Mind Numbing this is…. your inaine attempt to impose your religious intolerence and bigotry into the arena. More intelegent people than you are counted as part of the faithful. Speaking as an Ex Aitheits I have seen my proof that there is more out there than just us. But thats me, not you. What chaps my hide is that sad sacks like you who clame a smug superiority over those that believe diffrently. You have already forsaken the key principals of science by saying that there is no higher intelegence that shaped this reality. Where is the Hard irrevocable evidence? There is none to prove or to disprove. “Rational People” are agnostic not aitheists. But if you were a scientificly minded person you wold know that. Go back to your “Im angry at my dad/god complex” you got working for yah.
        God, as with 99% of all things out there, we have no explination for it and never will.

    • Auser


      You obviously missed reading the last line…which puts the first paragraph into perspective. Care to look up the meaning of satire?

      In any case, since you read the first paragraph and responded then the words must have inspired a thought process, my task has been accomplished.

      As for my “hate on religion”, I’ll just let religion speak for itself. More Fighting, maiming, raping, pillaging, plundering, and killing has been done in the name of (fill in the name of any religion you care to here) than any other cause in the history of mankind. Even the crucifixion of Christ was done in the name of religion.


    • Heated Battle

      These folks are jealous because they’ll never have a Hail Demaryius moment.

    • joe

      What is it that atheists are frightened about? They do not believe there is a God,so,what’s their problem?? I am not trying to convert them.. Just leave us alone. We will all find the answer after death. ….so I suggest that Silverman and others clean out their own colon and let us figure it all out for ourselves. “.Methinks they doth protest too much”

    • weeone

      If your living life like there is no hereafter
      You better be right

    • Iconic Freedom

      Matthew 6:5 look it up folks

    • Scott Chester

      “Tebow waits for the camera before he prays” NOT! The cameras search him out continuously to get shots of him praying. Really no difference when groups of players join together prior to & following a game to give thanks & pray for no injuries.

    • Barry Soetoro

      Funny, NOBODY ever complains about muslums prayer in public when the guy in the tower starts wailing and everyone kneels on their little rugs and start moaning… Common atheists, scared of the muslums?

    • solarman

      Typical leftist misery lunge… miserable and cant muster up anything positive in themselves, so therefore itheygotta rain on everyone elses parade cause they cant find there way out of a paper bag. you athiests need to keep ur misery to urself. its your own poor judgment that put you in the frame of mind your in… quit watching cnn and mslsd to.. its turning ur minds to mush, its like drug abuse in many ways.. KEEP YOUR MISERY TO YOURSELF!

    • Eagle

      God will take care of the Atheist, We (Americans) will make liberals a non factor. Im no a broncos fan, but I hope they win it all so they can watch Tebo and the rest of the country prey with him in JESUS name. Go Broncos.

    • Ashlyn

      Where there is a bold presence of God there is a threatened Satan. And Satan will do whatever he can to ensure that God is not seen righteous. Think of the millions of people who watch football and have seen these displays of Christianity through Tebow. God calls Christians to share the gospel with the world, to be salt onto the earth. He commands that whatever we do whether it is to eat or drink, work, play football , whatever it is do it all to the glory of God. Tebow’s act of worship is allowing people to see his dependency on God and the boldness of his relationship with Christ. It is great that someone may be able to plant seeds into peoples’ lives.

      Matthew 6:5 was directly written to those who are actually hypocrites and do “religious acts” to please people not God, because there are some people who do so. James 5:13 says, “is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”

      Let this argument be God-honoring. Do not be quick to respond but when you see fault or falsities first pray; ask God for wisdom in your response and remember to honor the Lord with your conversation. For once it becomes an argument out of hate and anger it is very displeasing to God in will not bring Him glory.

    • Bill

      “Atheist group” is a paradox. We don’t have a group because there would be nothing to talk about. These are just sad little pessimists banding together to feel important.

    • John Smith

      American Atheists quote the bible to make a point, lol
      why are atheist so hateful ? why do they care what others believe ?

    • GGG

      Which is more pathetic?

      Christians who think Tebow’s public prayers further their cause?

      Atheists who are offended?

    • Dumpy Mcgee

      And notice the name of the head of the ATHEISTS.

    • M.P. Klein

      Great point.

    • dstc1987

      I agree, if the atheist do not believe in God, why are they making a big deal about this subject. Bunch of assclowns who want everyone to believe or in their case not believe thier way. Hey atheist please continue because you are showing God’s glory to the people. PS quit your crying, boo hoo he said Jesus boo hoo. Assclowns.

  • Gunny B

    It’s almost funny when atheists take Bible verses out of context to say what they want them to. In the exact same sermon Mr. Silverman quotes, Jesus says, “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt 5:16.)

    Jesus is saying that if we do things in order to be praised by men, then we have obtained all of the reward we’re going to get. But if you truly look at Tebow’s motives, he NEVER takes credit for himself for ANYTHING! He is letting his light shine before men, not praying as the hypocrites.

    • R. C.

      As usual the fearful atheists pick only words that meet their need. Read Mathew 6:5 again and understand Jesus is talking about motive for praying not method, for heavens sake… Tebow’s history speaks to authentic belief, authentic love for Jesus, yes I wrote JESUS and that ticks the atheist off, no doubt… Get over your fear of belief in something greater than you Mr. atheist! You might find authentic peace if you would but open your heart to real life, life with meaning…

      • John

        Why do you not investigate beyond what you you were told to believe ? Your bible originated with pagan religions based in ignorant superstition.

      • Bradley Kinney-Tiry

        My life has plenty of meaning without the need for an imaginary friend.

    • Raptor

      So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God

      • dave

        jewish christian mormon and islamic god are the same, it’s their accounts of their religion that differs

      • Slamdunk

        Only one true and living God consisting of Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Not three Gods in one, but one in three persons.

      • Lee

        Which God? The Jewish God, the Islamic God, the Christian God, the Mormon God or do you have another one?

    • AFChief

      Right on Gunny, and that’s why he drives the secular press and atheists crazy. He is as real as it gets. Can someone give me an AMEN!

      • Zipperhead

        Amen Chief.

      • 9nerFan

        First off Tebow says he’s blessed no matter whether he wins or loses. Watch Sports Center you’ll hear it. Also he not only gives praise to our Lord and Saviour but he also heaps the praises on his team mates and coaches first! Not only that but then he puts down the achievement of winning a tough playoff game behind spending time with a young person who is ailing after the game! His highlight of the day was being charitable and giving. Yes, giving thanks to God for your triumphs and taking ownership of your shortcomings or loses is a tenet of a good Christian.

        Not only do Athiest haters want him to shut up they want to see him fail. But you know what? He wouldn’t lose one nights sleep over not being able to play in the NFL. He could go back to doing missionary work and good works which he has done his entire life and be totally happy. While the rest of you will keep on hating. Hating others, hating yourselves and hating your lives.

        He is trying to be an example of humility and giving to young people who look up to our sports heroes! But haters gonna hate because he forces them to confrot their own shortcomings and they find themselves lacking and are afraid. I know as a man a decade older than him I respect his maturity and passion. I wanna be like him when I grow up!

      • jamie

        When you have to meet your maker someday, you at least will have no excuse because you’ve watched Tim Tebow praise Jesus in public. :)

      • Doro

        Yes, he’s genuine. Because he always gives thanks to the god figure when…oh, wait. He only does it when he wins. Huh.

      • Clark

        “He’s as real as it gets.” That’s what they said about Zeus. Do you believe in Santa too? It’s adorable, really adorable that you have imaginary friends.

      • Bradley Kinney-Tiry

        Most Atheists are actually more open minded and understanding and what not than most religious folk.

    • nitrox

      I love it when zealots misquote the Bible to fit their argument against Christianity! Matthew 6 does not tell people to keep their beliefs private, it says do not do “acts of righteousness” before men, to be seen by them in an attempt to make you look good. Don’t give to the needy for the tax write-off or for the service awards. Don’t pray big lengthy prayers to make everyone think you are pious. It DOES NOT say keep your religious beliefs to yourself!

      These zealots are not “free” thinkers, they are limited thinkers.

      • adam

        Steve there is no such thing as a closet Christian. Only one group sits in the closet and I can tell you it isn’t Jesus’ true disciples.

      • steve

        There’s a difference between not “keeping things to yourself” and making a spectacle of your piety on national television…

    • Heywood Jay

      True. But let’s try to remember that these people are lost and angry. They deserve our pity and not our scorn.

      • R. C.

        Thanks Haywood, but we need to speak the truth clearly. A change of mind is not likely but we never know if a seed of conscience is planted however we approach a reply to their fear of God… Thanks again for your observation…

    • Tyler B

      I look at Tebow and recognize the light of the Lord in him… its a quality too few of us share, and something I also believe is a completely genuine faith. Atheist’s might want to look at 2 Samuel 6:16-24, and see if that better describes the situation.

    • Mike R

      Atheists have great personal faith in themselves. They worship themselves. They have faith…religious faith in but in THEMSELVES! These guys despise anyone who has the courage and humility to rely on The Almighty…when trouble, suffering, loss and death comes. Atheists can not be honest with themselves. But we all die, believers and unbelievers alike…and then?

      • frank

        Your thoughts are not HIS thoughts.

      • Emm Wun

        It’s amusing when Christers jump on that slippery-slope we call “thinking.”

    • Andrew W

      do you know the difference between “context” and “contradiction”?

    • bob

      sents when does an Atheist read or quote the Bible

      • Mark F

        I’m a Christian, but I have to admit, the average atheist knows the Bible pretty well — better than a lot of Christians, in fact.

        Gunny B unintentionally made an interesting point, too. Why would Jesus give two seemingly diametrically opposed pieces of advice in the same sermon?

      • xJonx

        >> “When you pray, do not pray like the hypocrites in the street”

        Christ judges our hearts, not our actions. WHY we do something is more important than what we do.

        So, If you pray in public for the purpose of being seen, then your motives are selfish and God will see in your heart the hypocrticy. But if you pray for the purpose of Glorifying God, in public or in private, then God will judge your actions to be selfless and loving.

      • Ken

        Mark I think that they are not diametrically opposed, if you don’t consider the praying to be one of the good deeds.. But then if you do that, Gunny B’s point becomes invalid.. Whatever who cares what someone else does or think? Boring…

      • JustinG

        @Mark F

        You have to remember who he was talking to at the time and who he was speaking about and to. Also in that day they prayed aloud, as christians, all the time.

        Atheists: GO READ ACTS and tell me all of that was done in a closet!!!

      • Lindy

        Great point, Bob! That’s probably the only biblical verse they know!

      • WT

        As far as conflicting with Jesus’ sermon, is Tebows looking to heaven and thanking God and different than when Jesus looked to heaven and thanked God at Lazarus tomb (John 11:41) and in public no less…oh the scandal, the shock…please.

      • John

        A good percentage of atheist were once christians and saw the light of reason.

    • Mireya Ayala

      Those “poor” atheists!

      They whine about “tolerance” and whether or not Christians are influencing government and society…and then spew all sorts of hateful bigotry in the same breath.

      The hypocrisy is astounding!

      • Ken

        So one atheist does this, and therefore all atheists do this? Seems like no matter what year we’re living, so many people continue to employ the logical fallacy of claiming causation from correlation in order to bolster an argument. Sheesh.. Parents, teach your kids some logic so that discussions like this don’t have to devolve into emotional diatribes filled with assumptions, sarcasm, and loaded words, like “whine” and “spew”.

      • niner_fan

        Commie regressives like this Sliverman goon are just such nasty people!!!

      • seanmahair

        Just as one Christian does A then all Christians do A. We’ve learned to play the game really well. Thanks for the lesson. We’re really fast learners.

      • Mireya Ayala

        No one is saying that ALL atheists do this. It just seems to be a trend among those who use the internet to introduce wild and bigoted stereotypes about people like Tim Tebow.

        Many of them do rant about “tolerance” while simultaneously mocking and ridiculing the sacred faiths of others or the “logic” displayed by anyone who might not agree with their views on religion.

        That is the sad irony of it all.

      • Mireya Ayala

        In fact, just look at many of the comments to the articles. It shows just how much some people value “tolerance” when it conflicts with their atheistic views.

        BTW, I have no problem with people who are atheists (even if I disagree with their views). However, I have a big problem when people think that their atheism is the “end all” and that it should be shouted from the roof tops while simultaneously calling for Christians to keep their religious views to themselves.

        It is the perennial “pot calling kettle” rhetoric that I find so disturbing.

      • Enoch Root

        Good point. It seems to me the so-called “Diversity Crowd” loves diversity of everything EXCEPT diversity of thought (and White Christian Men).

      • Jsmith


        They can’t seem to leave Christians (or anyone of faith, but mainly us, it seems) alone.

  • TiredOfTheBashers

    So Mr Silverman, when you state, “It’s not that Tebow prays, it’s that he waits for the cameras to be on him to do it, he’s totally faking.”. All I can say is wow, how cool that you can afford be at all the games to personally witness all that we can’t see from home on TV. Seriously? Give me a break……

  • jcruenv

    Dear Atheists,

    Your religion is not as attractive as you think. That’s why you crave the attention you do, you want to spread your religion and people aren’t interested.

    So sorry.

    • AbbaDBabba

      “If you can prove that one miracle took place, I will believe He is a just God who damned us all because a woman ate an apple.”
      –Edward Fitzgerald (d.1883)

      • Dave

        AbbaDBabba, you’ve quoted Edward Fitzgerald. Let me make sure I understand Mr. Fitzgerald here.

        God creates the universe and human beings.
        God showers them with love and blessing.
        God warns them not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (clearly He has a plan for them in regards to this Tree).
        The devil convinces them that God’s withholding some other blessings. Though they have no reason to believe this lie, they do anyway.
        They rebel against God (Does Mr. Fitzgerald honestly believe there shouldn’t be any consequences for that?!)
        Their sin sets them at odds with their Creator, ruins the world He created, and brings death to everyone and every thing.
        God immediately promises to save them.
        He keeps His promise.
        Instead of “damning us all” as Mr. Fitzgerald states (which, in fact, would be justice), He saves us at enormous personal cost to Himself (remember the cross?)

        And Edward Fitzgerald has a problem with the justice of God?! I doubt that this man would ever be willing to abandon his faith (or lack thereof) if someone were to truly prove one of the Lord’s miracles, but let me try:

        He put up with a man like Edward Fitzgerald.

        If that’s not a miracle, I don’t know what is.

      • Mireya Ayala

        Ummm…God didn’t “damn” anyone and the Bible doesn’t say that Eve ate an “apple.”

        I suppose that Fitzgerald just thought he was being “witty.”

    • BunnyD


    • Blake Turner

      Atheism isn’t a religion. It is a lack of belief in any supernatural creator or force or creators due to lack of evidence. If that constitutes a religon then I guess I am a polytheist as I don’t believe in Osiris , Thor, or Leprechauns. Atheists dont crave attention any more than Christians and when we speak our beliefs we speak only to evidence, science, reason, and logic. If those things offend you or threaten your beliefs, how strong is your faith truly? I believe religion has been the greatest hindrance to mankind and is the greatest threat to our future, that is my only reason for speaking.

      • Mary

        I believe in Christ, If I’m wrong and he isn’t real, what harm has believing caused? If you’re wrong and Jesus is real, what do you have to lose?

      • espy

        I hear more from Atheists about how Christianity is stupid then I do from Christians about God. I see more in the news about Atheists protesting Christian institutions and Christian ideals than the opposite. Atheists crave attention. They have a need to be seen protesting religion, otherwise they’re just another person. Another problem is that the primary religion Atheists react to is Christianity. My response to that is, really? What has Christianity ever done to you personally? Has it called for your death? Has it done anything that has outright hurt you? Christianity is merely the easiest target of people making ad hominem attacks. You point at the pedophilia present in the Clergy. Guess what the great majority of the Clergy aren’t pedophiles, and the fact is that pedophilia exists in every walk of life. What else do you have? The AIDS debacle? Guess what if people actually followed Christian ideals when it came to sex then the number of STDs would be lower. You point at the Crusades. They happened hundreds of years ago when the world was a very different place. These examples come from the Roman Catholic Church merely because its the one getting targeted the most.

        Prove to me God doesn’t exist. Outside sources from the Bible prove the existence of Jesus Christ. Einstein believed in a higher power as did Newton. The two men that most fashioned the modern view of the physical world acknowledged the existence of a higher power. Einstein was an agnostic while Newton has been called an Arian Christian.

      • Edgar Friendly


        Are you that simpleminded? If you were surrounded by Muslims and attacked their faith the way you do the Christians, you would be beheaded and wouldn’t spout off about anything anymore. You atheists attack Christians because they turn the other cheek. Don’t see any of you spouting off about Muslims now do we? Not only do you have nothing higher than your own egoes but you have no balls to back up your mouths either.

      • MorganGray

        If atheism is not a religion, please explain to me why atheists just sued the Pentagon to have their own Chaplains.
        Last I heard a Chaplain was what the military calls a religious leader.
        So, if atheists want a Chaplain, and a Chaplain is a religious leader, then atheism must be a religion.
        Or, does logic not apply in your atheistic religion?

      • Blake Turner

        Einstein said belief in God was a ” childish superstition” (1954)
        Atheist primarily criticize Christians because you are the faith that is around us in the US. If I were in a Muslim country, my main attention would be to Islam. Christians affect me everyday with their influence in goernment and their philosophy that loves death.

      • Wayne

        If you were in a Muslim country you would not utter a word against Islam or Allah. Because in Muslim countries, you convert, or you die. So answer this question — to yourself — in an intellectually fashion. Are you truly willing to die for your (non) beliefs?
        Just curious.

      • mydh12

        @Blake Turner. You say that Christianity loves death?! What have you been smoking?! Christians are pro-life in terms of not wanting unborn babies to be aborted. That was true in ancient Rome and also today. Christians are the ones who are fighting against euthanasia and “death panels” in Obamacare. Christians are the ones who stopped the practice in India of wives being thrown on the funeral pyres of their husband’s dead bodies, and thus being burned to death. Christians defend INNOCENT life. What is the record of countries which are officially atheistic? Look at Stalin and Mao, Pol Pot in Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba, etc. 100 million innocent citizens slaughtered. That is atheism’s record.

      • mydh12

        Atheists have faith that there is no god. That is a strong opinion on a “religious” topic, hence it is a “religious” viewpoint which is part of an overall “religious” worldview, which is simply another name for a “religion.” Atheists love to have their secular humanist faith and religion promoted in our society, including in our schools, but they will do all they can to censor out Christianity.Hypocrites!

      • Shiloh

        True Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship with God the Father through His Son, Jesus the Messiah. While it is true that too many professing Christians do not live out what they often say, and many do not even believe in the inerrancy and authority of God’s Word (the Bible, in the original Hebrew and Greek, faithfully and accurately translated) and have adopted false doctrines clearly contrary to Scripture, true Christianity is NOT “the greatest hindrance to mankind and [is] the greatest threat to our future.” It is the greatest benefit to mankind, past, present and future. Atheists are uncomfortable because they hate to feel the fire. Go Tim!

      • chuck

        Nature herself has imprinted upon the minds of all, the idea of God – Cicero.

        The only thing more ridiculous than believing in God, is mocking those that do. – Me.

      • useyourbrain

        Poor Blake,

        There are a few people, like yourself who choose not to believe in a God-like supernatural being.
        Everyone has to make these kinds of decisions for himself.
        However, I will contend that people who refuse to believe in God or in “a” god, always believe in magic. When you examine science with the assumption that no one designed anything, you must to believe in magic.

        What else would you call the evolutionist’s theory that the first life was created when a bolt of lightning struck a pile of mud?

        What else would you call it when you realize how perfectly the solar system and the rest of the galaxies around us move in perfect synchronized patterns year after year, century after century?

        What else would you call it when one microscopic cell from a male and one microscopic cell from a female join together, re-shuffle thousands, if not millions, of pieces of genetic information, and a new organism is created?And then that new organism shares characteristics of both parents.

        You may choose not to believe in God, but your only real alternative then, is to believe in magic.

      • chad

        i do see the appeal in believing in an ancient zombie with super powers, but i just can’t push myself to actually do it. the bible is an inspirational work of fiction for the most part though.

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: All
        RE: Blake Turner….

        Christians affect me everyday with their influence in goernment and their philosophy that loves death. — Blake Turner

        ….and ‘Projection’

        I’ll bet Blake supports abortion on demand. The greatest mass murder in the history of mankind. HERE amongst US. 83+ million murdered since 1973.

        Beats Hitler and Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot, combined.

        ’nuff said.


        [The Truth will out and the athiests are NOT going to like it.]

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: chad
        RE: Okay, Buckie

        i just can’t push myself to actually do it. the bible is an inspirational work of fiction for the most part though. — chad

        Answer my question I asked of Blake in the first reply under his comment.

        Go on. I defy you…..


        P.S.That’s only ONE example of many of how God’s Word is true. How can prophecy—fulfilled—be ‘fiction’?

      • Edmund Burke

        I am a committed Christian, but I am not bothered by the fact that some people are atheists or agnostics. Nor am I bothered that other people adhere to other religions. I am bothered by some of atheists I have known who want to destroy all religion. They seem almost fanatical in belief and make every effort to shove these beliefs down other peoples’ throats. Three of the greatest Atheists in the 20th century were Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Mao Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung). They murdered millions of people in their effort to build atheist Utopias. Where in the 20th century have Christians done this?
        Most of what atheists know about modern Christians seems to come from Hollywood movies. For as long as I can remember, most movies portray Christians as ignorant, deranged, hypocritical, greedy, etc.
        Our founding fathers knew the importance of religion in everyday life, but did not want the government to establish a state religion, like the Church of England, or to interfere with a citizen’s religious practices. The 1st Amendment makes this clear:
        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” See:

      • Hamish

        Blake, christianity is not “a philosophy that loves death” christianity focuses on the resurrection of jesus and the amazing reward and relationship we can have with god as a result.

        I would also like to give an analogy. the prophecies in the old testament (which have been accurately carbon dated to being created before jesus’ birth)are simply proved by jesus birth. there are around 400 of these prophecies surrounding jesus all of which were fulfilled. the probability of this occuring andbeing fulfilled by one man is like having a box the size of the universe and filling it with silver ballbearings and 1 gold ball bearing, then dipping your hand in and picking out the gold ball bearing.

        Now the coming of jesus did occur, and it was highly improbable according to common sense.
        Now there are twice as many prophecies concerning the second coming of jesus so it seems pretty likely that he’s gonna come back.
        God bless you blake
        anymore questions and email me at

      • gdd2010

        RE: Blake

        Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
        Albert Einstein, “Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium”, 1941

        Funny, you look up to a man who contradicts himself.

      • gdd2010

        One more for you Blake. As the Father of Physics of which Laws are named after him:
        Sir Isaac Newton Said of God:

        Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done.

        This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent Being. […] This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called “Lord God” παντοκρατωρ [pantokratōr], or “Universal Ruler”. […] The Supreme God is a Being eternal, infinite, [and] absolutely perfect.

        Opposition to godliness is atheism in profession and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors.

      • SilverState

        Yo, Blake, good point. You are right to point out evidence, science, reason and logic. My problem is that I wasn’t around when God created everything, so I have to take someone’s word for it. You weren’t (I don’t think) around when life first crawled out of the ooze a couple million millenia ago, so you just have to take someone’s word for it. But we do have one important thing in common: we both prove the Bible right when it says that we live by faith and not by sight.

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: Blake Turner
        RE: Heh

        Please explain how someone ‘nails’ the name of a runaway nuclear reactor from about 2000 years before the event.


        [Atheism is a non-prophet organization.]

    • William Crissey

      dear jcruenv

      atheism is not a religion its a lack of a belief in a diety. do you believe in allah, zeus, thor or any of the other 30,000 man made dieties? i would bet the answer is no, so that means YOUR AN ATHEIST ALSO to those sets of beliefs. as stephen f roberts said: when you relize why you dont believe in those other gods you will relize why i rehject yours.

      2nd atheists dont crave attention, what dave is doing is giving you theists a dose of what your religion does and if you dont like it then follow matthew 6:5, cause we all know that you guys would complain if scientologists or muslims were doing the same thing and screaming at the top of your lungs bout your kids being exposed to other “false” teachings.

  • Dennis

    There’s nothing to do with Government, and separation of church and state here; the atheist simply wants to express his distaste. In this case he should practice what he preaches and keep quiet.

  • Steve

    Would atheists be upset/offended if Tim Tebow were praying to Tinkerbell? No. They would think him silly and ridiculous. So, given that they believe that Jesus is as real as Tinkerbell, why are they upset? Hmm….

  • Elayne Houck

    Why does he have to “pray in private” because he’s a Christain? Do the Jews at the wailing wall “pray in private”? Do the Muslims anywhere in the world “pray in private”? Oh that’s right,…….the rules are different for Christians

    • Liam

      you’re exactly right. people nowadays are all saying how we should accept other people, especially of other racial and religious backgrounds but they forget to accept christianity. but the rules are different for christians, we turn the other cheek.

    • KennyP

      I think it’s hilarious the atheists want Christians to pray in private while they publicly moan and groan what they don’t believe

  • Subes

    So when are athiests faking?

    • Common Man

      When they pray in private!

  • HeathenCharge

    Atheists using a Christian to get the attention they need. Hows that for irony? Keep it up atheists, you only look like hateful, venomous idiots.

    • useyourbrain

      It seems like their whole lives are about poking religious people in the eye with a stick.
      Ironic though, that as atheists, they see God everywhere.

  • tricia

    Oh, boo hoo hoo. Someone prays and you watch with disgust. Turn your head if it bothers you. Way to go, Tebow. FREEDOM REIGNS!

  • Pkpost

    The obsessive disdain of Tebow was written about in the following article. Maddy O’Hare’s legacy lives on.

  • Steve


    Tebow is NOT good for football, eh?
    Wow, imagine that. A hateful atheist, so rare.

    dude, it was the most watched wild card game in 25 years.
    26% of U.S. households watched it BECAUSE of Tebow.

    let go of the hate dude, embrace the Love.

    • Morrison Braddock

      What in the world does “love” have to do with religion? Very little. You must not be paying attention.

      • jeff weaver

        You are correct Morrison, “love hsnt nothing to do with religion, but it has EVERYTHING to do with real Christianity! See Luke 10:27. Bless you brother!

      • MorganGray

        Morrison, you want to give examples of where real Christians, not the loons from Westboro, for example, are not demonstrating the Love of God in this world?
        Or are you content with just bad-mouthing people of faith, and spouting slogans?
        And how about all the love those nice fuzzy muslims are spreading around the world? is that a problem for you? Or, is saying anything bad about a muslim a hate crime?

      • Morrison Braddock

        Not the Christianity I’m witness to in America Steve. Sadly enough.

  • Mike Myers

    If a 23 year old said he gave thanks to Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, people would say he’s insane.

    How is this different?

    • pooploop

      Wow, invoking the flying spaghetti monster. How original? Do you dimwitted atheists ever get tired of your boring, lockstep “arguments?” Do you think 1000 years from now people will be reflecting on the wit of “the flying spaghetti monster?”

      • steve

        Well, it worked with Jesus and Mohammed so why not?

    • Rob

      You’ll find the answer to your question one day, but it will be too late.

    • GT

      @Mike Myers
      Actually Saint Nicholas did exist, but hey I guess atheists can only regurgitate misinformation they pass amongst themselves on their little hate blogs.
      Google it you might actually learn something.
      He lived in the third century and was the Bishop of Myra (which is nor Demre, part of modern-day Turkey) in ancient Lycia.
      Santa Claus is a modern invention.
      Oh, snap you’ve been pwned!

    • astralweeks

      To begin, Jesus was an actual person. History proves it, he existed. There is no doubt he was an actual person. The bible, according to history, only touched on a fraction of miracles attributed to him. Whether you believe he was the son of God is up to you. But know this, Jesus is not your enemy, he is your friend, and no, he is not against you, he believes in you and wants you to succeed.

    • astralweeks

      Well, to begin with, Jesus was an actual person. History proves it, he existed. There is no doubt he was an actual person, as is there is no doubt that thousands claimed to witness him performing miracles. Whether you believe he was the son of God is up to you. But know this, Jesus is not your enemy, he is your friend, and no, he is not against you, he believes in you and wants you to succeed.

      • just_facts

        The Jewish historian Josephus has several references to Jesus.

      • Al from Dadeville

        Of all the dumb arguments atheists use “the Jesus didn’t exist” is so historically ridiculous that no legit historian would dare use, including unbelievers.

      • Morrison Braddock

        Incorrect. There is no proof of Jesus’ existence. In fact, It took almost 60 years for anyone to reference him at all. And it wasn’t until about 300 years that they got the official story line straight. The Jesus myth, best we can tell, is a amalgamation of many popular myths of the day.

      • Mike Myers

        So was St. Nicholas.

        Believing in 2000 year old fairy tales which were translated and retranslated multiple times is insanity.

    • Brett

      If you don’t already know the answer to that, you need to see a psychiatrist.

      • Rich

        No, just a beating will suffice.

  • mark lewis

    It also says in the Bible to be Bold and to go into the world and make disciples of all men. Who are the ones dividing people?

  • stacie

    Why do they even have an opinion on Tim anyway – what is it to them….

    • trisha

      Perhaps they are Broncos fans or even Tebow fans!! Wow!

  • jeff weaver

    How dare Mr. Silverman insert his atheism into football! I find that terribly divisive and I won’t stand for it. I’m forming a group called American Christians and we are going to be for the Seperation of Atheism and Football. The Truth is Mr. Siverman is a lost soul who needs our prayers.

    • Morrison Braddock

      Are all Christians ego-maniacs? Keep up with your conceit and people will continue to leave the church as they have been for 50 years.

      • jeff weaver

        Morrison – Do all athiest lack a sense of humor? Keep up with your deficiency of mirth and people will continue to come to Christ as they have been for 2000 years!

      • Crazy Christian

        Numbers please?

      • BuckeyeJRD

        Your assertion that Jesus was not an historical figure is an outright lie – you do Satan’s bidding by promulgating such nonsense. Christians, and Tim Tebow in particular, are the antithesis of egomaniacs. A true Christian understands that he is to humble himself before God Almighty, to thank Him for creating him and giving him any talent or opportunity he has. The reason Tim Tebow is so thankful to God is that he realizes that God created him in His image,; He blessed him to be born into a wonderful family full of love in the freest nation the earth has ever known. Tim knows it is only by God’s grace that he has the height and weight and athletic skills to do what he is doing. It is common courtesy to thank someone for doing something for you. Tim Tebow is merely thanking God for creating him and dying on the cross to save him from eternal damnation. If you knew in your heart that people would be eternally separated from God after they died if they don’t humble themselves before God Almighty and acknowledge His sovereignty over their lives, wouldn’t you want to tell people about that?

  • Brett

    Did an Atheist just quote from the Bible? We are making progress with those idiots.

    • Mark S

      I can understand your frustration. But if you really want to make headway, I’d leave the insult at the door. I don’t remember Jesus insulting nonbelievers.

      • steve

        Indeed, that is very true.

  • Alex

    Why is it that the ones critisizing others of fanaticism are the ones that are the most fanatic? No wonder, most of this kind tend to be socialists, et. all. These people will not tolerate ANY expression of religion, and they will take away your right to do so (along with all your other rights) to form a humanist, technocratic state.

    If you want to see the end result, I reccomend a very good book called, “Cambodia: Year Zero”. However, it is very rare. But still a frightening experiment on what godlessness can do to a nation.

    • Bradley Kinney-Tiry

      Godlessness can only help a nation. Christians are hateful people. So atheism can only help. Hitler used the bible to justify his acts of genocide.

  • Dave

    I’m a Christian, and many times not a great one, and think its time we all came out of the closet. Maybe if we did we’d be more convicted to be the people Jesus wants us to be. It’s easy to behave unchristianly when noone knows we are.
    Tim is a role model for us all. Especially our children.
    I pray for Mr. Silverman

    • Morrison Braddock

      Come out of the closet? You must be joking. Do you live in Iran? North Korea?

      • pooploop

        Yes, because Iran is famous for its religious persecution of Christians.

      • Morrison Braddock

        Exactly “pooploop” – they way christians in america cry about “attacks” you’d think they lived in Iran. You can’t even mildly laugh at a christian without most of them becoming unglued. I’ve been fortunate in my life to enjoy fairly extensive world travel, and no where in the world will you get hit over the head with christianity like you will in some parts of the USA. On your radio, billboards, television and your average dazed demon fearing citizen – all desperate to rope you into the cult.

  • kk

    I would rather belive in God and be guided by the words in bible and be wrong than not belive in him and be wrong

    • flinchferguson

      @kk — The argument for Santa Claus works the exact same way, and for the exact same reasons. “If I don’t believe and do exactly what the invisible man wants, I might not get a reward.”

      But try getting a believer of one of the Christian sects to explain the difference between Santa and Jesus… Every argument against Santa works against Jesus, every argument for Jesus works for Santa. AND you never see them in the same place together. ;)

    • John

      Wha if you are worshiping the wrong god and the true one punishes you for that horrible sin. Fear is what makes religion tick. You do good things because you fear eternal punishment. That is not goodness. It is fear based.

  • Chuck Pelto

    TO: All
    RE: Atheist Defined

    One praying to God that he doesn’t exist.


    [Happy Atheist is an oxymoron.]

    • Bradley Kinney-Tiry

      How the heck is “Happy Atheist” an oxymoron? Do you know anything about the english language? An oxymoron is two words out togther to make another word. Like Holy Hell, found missing, virtual realitiy…

      • flinchferguson

        @Bradley — I think he’s saying that if you’re an atheist you can’t be happy…? Implying that it’s better for you to be scurrying around in fear of damnation, because then you’ll be happy about something…? Obviously he hasn’t really thought any of this through.

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: flinchferguson
        RE: Thinking Things Through

        @Bradley — I think he’s saying that if you’re an atheist you can’t be happy…? Implying that it’s better for you to be scurrying around in fear of damnation, because then you’ll be happy about something…? Obviously he hasn’t really thought any of this through. — flinchferguson

        Look who’s talking.

        I’ve been thinking about this for the last 30 years. How much time have you spent on it?

        RE: Fearing Damnation

        Only the atheists need fear such. And maybe that goes far in explaining their hatred of any expression of Christ. It reminds them of their final destination.


        [Angry atheists are, by definition, ‘clinical paranoids’, afraid of an entity that they swear doesn’t exist.]

      • Chuck Pelto

        TO: Bradley Kinney-Tiry
        RE: Maybe, YOU…..

        An oxymoron is two words out togther to make another word. Like Holy Hell, found missing

        oxymoron |ˌäksəˈmôrˌän|, noun — a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g., faith unfaithful kept him falsely true).

        Both of your examples are oxymorons. But your definition is WAY off.

        Instead of challenging my grasp of the English language, maybe you should get a better dictionary.

        Hope that helps….

        ….but I have SERIOUS doubts.


        [Oxymoron: Microsoft Works]

  • astralweeks

    The religion called Atheism is very amusing.

    • griffin

      I really don’t understand what drives Silverman and his ilk to be such a hostile, vicious, and intolerant people?
      It can’t be worth it.

    • flinchferguson

      So you have multiple religions, @astralweeks? You don’t believe in Zeus. You don’t believe in Thor. There are about 30,000 gods you don’t believe in, right?

      And you say atheism is a religion? Since you’re atheist about every god ever concocted by people — every god but your version of the Christian one, I suspect — then you are guilty of having multiple religions yourself.

      Some versions of the Christian deity would think that is a very bad thing. Worth sending you to hell for. Just sayin’

  • Tony Romo

    New Jersey = God’s Toilet

  • mcw1142

    I’m an atheist and believe Tebow can show his belief anyway he wants even though it is not a belief I share. This atheist group is just a bunch of whiny jerks who don’t respect other’s free speech and they don’t represent me.

    • Andrew Williams

      I agree with ya there.
      Most atheists aren’t like these schmucks, but some are however and these few give the rest of the atheists a bad name.

      • Matt

        Everybody says hat about the outspoken in their belief system.

      • steve

        Atheism is a belief system as much as your non-belief in Zeus and Quetzalcoatl is a belief system. Somehow I doubt that you define yourself as anti-Quetzalcoatl

    • Chuck Pelto

      TO: mcw1142
      RE: Well….

      I’m an atheist and believe Tebow can show his belief anyway he wants even though it is not a belief I share. — mcw1142



      [God is alive….and Airborne-Ranger qualified. — Chaplain at the Airborne Chapel, Benning School for Boys, a.k.a., the US Army Infantry School]

  • jksu2

    “Silverman says if Tebow is truly a Christian, he would pray in private, not public.”

    Since when do atheists know that the only way to be a “true” Christian is to pray in private.

    Worshiping in public or around other different/non-believers does not make you a true Christian?

    Muslims line up to pray outside all the time. Is that acceptable and Christianity is not?

    Hindus make public pilgrimages all the time to their holy places. Should that be outlawed?

    The argument sounds very flawed to me.

    • flinchferguson

      @jksu2 — Atheists typically know the bible inside and out — the main versions of the bible that is (usually the weirder versions are harder to follow, it depends on which revision of the bible and which editors, and which crazy group decided what to put in…)

      Long story short — you can trust that Silverman knows the KJV bible at least inside and out, since his job is to beat back the worst excesses of Christianity, regardless of which sect is being horrible or merely annoying.

      As the saying goes, if you want to make someone an Atheist, get them to read the bible.

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