Poll Finds 43 Percent Of People Believe God Helps Tebow Win

DENVER (CBS Denver) — Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is not the only one who thinks God helps him on the football field.

According to a national telephone survey conducted by Poll Position, 43 percent of people believe that “divine intervention” is responsible for his success compared to 42 percent of people surveyed who think that God has nothing to do with Tebow winning.

Breaking it down into demographics, the Poll Position survey shows that 52 percent of people in the 18- to 29-year-old age range believe that supernatural powers help Tebow, while about 48 percent of people aged between 45-64 believe the same.

Hispanic fans also feel that a holy power is helping the Broncos quarterback as 81 percent of those polled believe God is behind Tebow, compared to 59.5 percent among blacks and 38 percent among whites.

Among party affiliation, 54 percent of Republicans polled believe God is helping Tebow while 48 percent of Democrats think there is no divine intervention going on.

The poll surveyed 1,076 people.

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Quarterback Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos prays on the field prior to a game against the Chicago Bears at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Dec. 11, 2011 in Denver, Colo. (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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  1. JohnRalph says:

    Does God help the hot cheerleaders shake their butts too?

    1. christos says:

      You have a severe missunderstanding about God. He does not work the way you think, I will not get into it because it is useless with you at this time of your spiritual developement, but if your eyes are opened one day, you will know what a foolish thing you said, that is up to God to do and not me

      1. me says:

        Your god is a joke and you are a fool.

      2. EVF Jr. says:

        God is not a joke and I will pray for you. Jesus loves you no matter what you say.

      3. X Ample says:

        @ EVF Jr., Odin is not a joke and I will pray for you. Thor loves you no matter what you say.

      4. no says:

        That’s clearly not true. If your “god” loved everyone, why would he punish a whole team and all of their fans in favor of some jackhole jock on the other team? Pull your head out of your rear. People are responsible for themselves and the good and bad they do. When you do great, it’s of your own accord. When you do terrible things, it’s of your own accord (though your people like to excuse evil acts by way of “god” all the time, for some sick reason).

      5. Eric says:

        its one thing to blasphem God…but why get nasty?

      6. John Lones says:

        God told me to skin you alive.

      7. anon says:

        Your god answers the prayers of Tebow but not of starving children? Seems silly. Why not just conclude he doesn’t answer prayers at all.

      8. mrrational says:

        I guess God forgot about the starving children across the globe and the innocent people dying in wars and from suicide bombs in the middle east. He must be too busy watching football and answering the few thousand prayers from Tebow.

      9. ladjfafjlasjdf says:

        Ha, ha,..
        God doesn’t care about football or even human beings.
        She has got far more important creations to attend to.
        God only helps those who help themselves.

        GOOGLE EXCLUDED INCOME

        Make your government obey the law.
        Wake up, smell coffee.

      10. GV says:

        people like you are crazy

      11. TyroneJ says:

        No good Christian would ever think that Gad cares about trivial things like football games.

      12. matken says:

        Studies show believe in a god is related to IQ. The higher the IQ, the less likely one is to believe in god; the lower the IQ, the more likely you are to believe in god. Therefore, those people that believe god helps Tebow win tend to be people on the lower end of the IQ scale.

      13. Lou Jones says:

        God keeps open send and receive channels with over seven billion people on the planet, considers four to five billion prayers and supplications on a daily basis, manages the tides, monitors the continued expansion and other workings of the universe, relegates millions of departing souls to heaven or hell, and still manages to exert His influence in the outcome of sporting events. Folks, let’s hear it for omnipotence!

      14. nightlyt says:

        Really? You can’t or won’t? I am going with can’t. If anyone believes and god thinks more highly of Tebow than anyone else, it is no wonder the world is what it is.

      15. Lee says:

        Thank you for not telling us how God works. I know not, but I hope God spends his time on more importiant things

      16. Hal says:

        “I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or
        that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are
        details.” – Albert Einstein Albert Einstein believed in God, so much for studies on IQ and belief in God.

      17. James says:

        Sounds like when it comes to Sports, the Christian God is a CHEATER!

    2. JGKC says:

      God isn’t helping him win, He is using Tim to make us think about Him.

      1. Mike Corthell says:

        Exactly.

      2. Steve A says:

        How do you know this? or is this just your opinion?

      3. Chris Nölff says:

        That’s just your delusion.

      4. Henry Bouffard says:

        God doesn’t chose sides. Rather, people who are spiritual and have strong beliefs often find inner sstrength and peace which may, in turn, help them to navigate their way through life. It is like praying to God for success in battle (remember Patton required a chaplain to write such a prayer). Does anyone really believe that God wants to see anyone killed. It is the gift of free will which he gave us to make choices which makes a difference. Some people make good choices and some make bad choices but that is not God’s will but our own.

      5. parkay says:

        Tebow does not have a monopoly on God. But God has a monopoly on Tebow.

      6. no says:

        Yeah, because helping a dumb jock kick a ball around is a much better way to do that than helping the sick, poor, starving, neglected, abused, and war-torn. It sounds like your god is a pedantic idiot.

      7. t says:

        spot on brother

    3. Bubba says:

      I don’t know. But it is the devil that puts those thoughts in your mind as you watch.

    4. Eric says:

      @JohnRalph, no, its a choice….just like it was your choice to make a joke of it

    5. Lew says:

      Steve A- If you study the Bible, you can then draw your own informed opinion.

    6. johnmongrel says:

      There’s no good reason to believe in any god.

    7. Eve says:

      It isn’t about winning and if we pray, God will give us victory because God will be with us in victory as well as in failure. The real issue is that Tebow demonstrates the kind of relationship we all should and need to have with God. His playing football is a form of worship and praise and he offers everything to his creator because he owes God everything. We could all learn from Tebow. God works through all of us if we let him. Tebow’s faith causes us to listen and to talk and maybe that is just what God wants, our attention.

      1. Sammie Jo says:

        so what are you going to say if his team loses? He didn’t pray hard enough?

      2. Craig says:

        Eve is correct. God helps us all if we ask Him to help us. It’s not about winning a game, it’s about being a winner even if you lose.

    8. Pat says:

      Absolutely He does answer prayer. Ask and you shall receive is what God told us.
      Maybe He doen’t always answer it the way we expect, but he answers prayer. I am a living example. He has healed me so many times I can’t mention.

      1. Sammie Jo says:

        you would have been “healed” anyway.
        What about all the people who pray and their prayers aren’t answered?
        How about my friend whose husband beat her to death, I guess she didn’t pray hard enough to have the strength to walk away from him, and my other friend’s husband who got killed in a freak accident, I guess she didn’t pray hard enough that he would live.
        So much bs that you religious folks fall for. The biggest mass brainwashing in the history of the world.

      2. Lee says:

        Why would God heal you and not others who pray to be healed. You are silly.

    9. newton says:

      god made nice cheerleader butts. I like god’s creation’s and honor them.

    10. Gladeye says:

      If God really wanted to speak to us, it would be through blessed toast faces and stains. Not a random football player. Angels to some, UFOs to others.

      Take responsibility for your own actions. If you’ve gotta serve somebody, then serve yourself.

    11. Roflcopter says:

      You’ve heard the saying “Shake what God gave you” so if by that logic, then yes… yes he did.

    12. Beliver says:

      Believing God helps Tebow win is ridiculous. What about the others praying on the other side? God is dissing them because Tebow is more in the spot light? C’mon folks use your heads. God could care less about a football game.

    13. The Punditty Project says:

      It’s not just the “3:16” connection, another clue can be found in the name of the receiver: Demaryius Thomas. See:
      http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11261502-tebows-316-passing-statistics-coincidence-or-a-sign-from-god

    14. JimmmyTheKnife says:

      If only they would ask Him for help.

    15. BFOJ says:

      Another article for which has no relevance other than to sensationalize dimwitted polls and give the unknowing, unbelievers a place to rant about their Creator.

    16. Chester the Molester says:

      it’s too bad God would not tell the prissy hairlipped board ops in the trucks to show more of the cheerleaders during the NFL broadcasts, and spend less time showing the players walk around pounding their own chests after plays.

  2. Wow says:

    And it looks like we have roughly 57% of people who aren’t complete morons.

    1. Scarf says:

      43% being fiction believers is scary.

    2. ClumBaby says:

      Hoooooray! Someone who is actually smart comments here!

      1. Grimoire says:

        The *truly* smart question the basic validity of phone polls. These numbers are meaningless.

    3. lola says:

      God helps Tebow win but lets almost half the world live in abject poverty.

      1. Ariel Cardona II says:

        And have you done anything to stop that?

        People are starving because US, humans, have made the world the way it was, is and probably will be. God lets us do what we like to do. Maybe if God was a totalitarian. . .

        It doesn’t matter (and shouldn’t matter) if God helps Tebow and the Broncos win or not. What matters is that there’s a guy called Tim Tebow, who worships God and, instead of (as far as we know) taking drugs, being involved in sex scandals or be just a problem-filled man, is setting a great example on how to be successful and make people know about Jesus without opening his mouth or make a fool out of himself.

      2. no says:

        Ariel, you are an idiot. “God” lets you do what you like, but can’t help but get involved with a dumb jock. You’re a real smart on, you are.

      3. t says:

        so you think god doesnt exist yet he lets half the world live in poverty? god gave us free will, and those who believe and trust in him are never in poverty because he provides everything you need, not riches but what you need, look at the poor in china, india, pakistan and other places they dont believe in god, most people in china dont know him because being a christian there is illegal, in china its just the left wing communism americans are starting to love, look at the road it leads you down, now america is leaving god, he is withdrawing from you and you are becoming a poor country in poverty!

      4. lola says:

        Dear Areil Cardona II , You would make a lousy lawyer because you asked me a question you did not know the answer too that makes you look like the fool you are. I in fact gave my own hard earned money to charitable causes that help feed and clothe people all over the earth.
        Yes, I have done something about it.

    4. Eric says:

      so why is it “dumb” to believe in God? Just curious on your logic.

      1. John says:

        If God helps Tebow win, why didn’t he help the 3000+ people that died 9/11? (Many of which the were surely praying to him moments before they died)

      2. Brian Macker says:

        John, because some people believe God is on our side and a football game being won by Denver not Pittsburg is much more important to religious American’s pride than some NYC building full of people.

      3. no says:

        Why is it dumb to believe in witches, santa, the easter bunny, zeus, hera, and ghosts?

      4. t says:

        its not dumb, satan is in the world filling it with evil, disgusting music, disgusting movies, disgusting acts are all portrayed as being cool and if you like anything except the mainstream filth then you are a fool according to this world, but these people are blinded by sin, i hope one day many will find god but the fact is most will lead horrible lives then die because thats what they choose, never before in human history has it been cool to be an alcoholic, adulterous, violent, sick etc but today and for the past 20 years this has become the norm because the time is near

      5. steve says:

        “god” is a meaningless, incoherent concept (a person without a body). however, there are reasons humanity has, for the last 30,000 years since the dawn of our intellectual capacities, been universally prone to the delusion that “gods,” “spirits,” “souls,” “ghosts,” and the afterlife were intelligible, plausible ideas. our brains have developed the ability to create mental models of other people’s minds (psychologists call this, theory of mind). we can imagine the mental states of other people, even people not immediately present before us or even hypothetical people. the ILLUSION that minds can exist on their own, separate from people, is just a short step away. now, of course many other factors contribute to the explanation of the human propensity for inventing and wholheartedly believing in crazy religious myths and “spritual” entities (1,000s of religions and 10,000s of “gods”), but i believe the psychological mechanism i described is at the foundation.

      6. Gladeye says:

        t, you don’t need God to know right from wrong or to know how to treat others. You’re a simpleton if you think that people can’t understand right from wrong without a God daddy.
        And stop stereotyping atheists as leftists. There are intelligent right wingers too.

    5. t says:

      no it looks like 57% of people think they are smarter than their creator! will left wing atheists never learn? god is using this man to show you hes real, god does many things to show you hes real because your too blind to look at everything he created around you, open your mind man

      1. Nick says:

        Yep, he sure does things to show he’s real, like earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts and hurricanes that kill innocent men, women and children. While we’re about it, he also designed and put on earth not just cuddly puppies and bunnies, but also thousands of different bacteria, viruses, amebae, vibria, flukes, trypanosomes, etc. etc., plus the means of transmitting them, like mosquitos, flies and ticks, for the sole purpose of causing untold death, illness, suffering and grief. Just to mention malaria alone, that affects over 10 million people each year, killing 1.5 million, mainly innocent children, and leaving the rest crippled for life. Nice huy.

  3. Steve says:

    What a flawed lead. Tebow has never once said that he believe God helps him win. Do you research.

    1. Bouviermommy says:

      Right on, Steve. Such a god would be an idol, not the God of the Bible.

    2. Disappointed says:

      It’s not the supposed inaccurate lead that is disappointing about this article. It’s the fact that 43% of people believe that God helps him win. I already know Tebow is stupid but I had higher hopes for the rest of America… actually….no I didnt.

      1. Lew says:

        higher hopes for America…. the people that elected obama???????? And YOU “know Tebow is stupid”? You undoubtedly voted for obama. So who’s stupid, as well as abysmally ignorant? The Second Psalm says it all.

    3. mark says:

      The poll was not about whether people think that Tim Tebow thinks that God helps him win. The poll asked people if they think that God helps Tebow win games. Where is the flaw?

      It’s VERY scary that 43% of respondents think that God cares about football but neglects starvation on a massive scale.

      1. Bouviermommy says:

        Are you saying that in order to believe that God exists, He would have to deliver perfect peace, harmony, no death, no accidents, no jihad, no cancer, no pain, no tears, no starvation, no inconvenience at all?

      2. Grimoire says:

        Th flaw is the basic methodology of phone polls. I never answer phone polls because the selfish morons love to call during dinnertime.

        Maybe people who believe God is helping a man play a ball game are more likely to answer the poll to express their religious beliefs rather than just hanging up. Phone polls are completely useless, and reporting on them even less so.

        I guarantee there is some local politician in the Denver area pulling some sort of corrupt shenanigan right now that is going unreported and uninvestigated by CBS Denver. But, no, they need to report an some grotty, completely unscientific phone poll. Good job.

      3. Dude says:

        Bouviermommy: In order for god to exist, he needs to get his priorities straight. So do you. Otherwise, god rewards football players, and punishes thousands of innocent children who starve to death during each NFL game. Seriously – do you think that’s how god works?

      4. Bouviermommy says:

        Dude, who gets to decide what order of priorities God should adopt?

    4. bikertrash says:

      Tebow is just another victim of the Godless radical left who persecute religion as policy.For decades,athletes,especially in football can be seen giving thanks or crossing themselves after making a big play and nothing was ever said because at the time it was not part of someone’s political strategy and ideology to attack religion

      1. CyberKnight says:

        AMEN

      2. ahs2 says:

        As with most of my friends and colleagues, I am an atheist, I am not radical and I am not on the left. I follow the path that makes the most sense to me in all aspects of life. I do not have a burning need to be part of a group especially if it means compromising what I believe…I think you watch too much Fox News.

  4. Matt Doc Martin says:

    In other news, 43% of people are absolute morons.

  5. Pish says:

    Read the last paragraph closely…

    “Among party affiliation, 54 percent of Republicans polled believe God is helping Tebow while 48 percent of Democrats think there is no divine intervention going on.”

    54 and 52 think so…

    1. Bouviermommy says:

      I don’t know how the question was phrased, but God is helping Tebow….he’s helping everyone reading this board too. Without His grace, you won’t be taking your next breath, your heart won’t beat, your cells won’t divide, and you will be quite dead. God works His redemptive plan through all things, including you, me, and Tim Tebow.

      1. Bill Vernon says:

        “Without His grace, you won’t be taking your next breath, your heart won’t beat, your cells won’t divide, and you will be quite dead.”

        I’m pretty sure physics handles that.

      2. Tim says:

        I don’t know how the question was phrased, but Zeus is helping Tebow….he’s helping everyone reading this board too. Without Zeus’s grace, you won’t be taking your next breath, your heart won’t beat, your cells won’t divide, and you will be quite dead. Zeus works His redemptive plan through all things, including you, me, and Tim Tebow.

      3. Brad says:

        Billl Vernon
        and what handles physics?
        A question from an agnostic.

      4. Yakman says:

        I think it is The flying Spaphetti Monster not God

      5. Bouviermommy says:

        @Tim – On this comment and others, you are drawing an equivalency between the God of the Bible and various mythical gods — Zeus, Thor, etc. Could you point us to the historical record comfirming that Zeus or Thor livedon this earth?

      6. Brian Macker says:

        Brad, That’s a loaded ambiguous question that may not even be valid. Not every question makes sense. For example, is this sentence false?

        I suspect the answer you are looking for is Zeus which is the natural assumption when someone answers “I don’t know”.

      7. Lew says:

        Bouviermommy – your detractors haven’t a clue what you mean by God’s grace. What they don’t want, they will not get. They freely choose to reject Jesus Christ and spout venom at those who respond to the invitation of the Holy Spirit. They delude themselves that they do it their own way, relishing the lie of Satan. But truth is there are only two ways in this world, God through our atonement by Jesus Christ or Satan’s. The free choice made during our very short life determines where we spend eternity, where there are also only two choices, not freely made.
        As previously noted, Second Psalm applies.

      8. t says:

        they will only attack the true living god because he is not in them and they are not of him, notice they never attack buddists or muslims, thats because they are of satan and satan knows they are false teachings, they go all out to attack christians and hate them, god sent us into this world as sheep among wolves, dont forget it.

      9. Tim says:

        @Bouviermommy No, I sure cant. Could you point us to the historical record comfirming that the god of the Bible lived on this earth?

    2. drew says:

      @pish ; Bingo! (don’t know how I got moved…)

  6. John says:

    I am a Christian, and while I am not one who would dare to speak on behalf of God, I think it is simply an anemic flock that would think that God is involved in our football games. If you look at it plainly, the gambling and technically idol worship of the players stands diabolically opposed to the basic foundations of the faith… While Tebow may be blessed physically to be able to play the game, at the same time, I think Tebow himself may want to consult the scripture regarding the ways he is conducting his prayers…

    As it is written:

    Matthew 6:5-6: And when you pray, be not like the pretenders who like to stand in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets to pray, that they may be seen by the children of men, and truly I say to you, they have received their reward.

    But you, when you pray, enter into your closet and lock your door, and pray to your father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you in public.

    1. A guy says:

      You point is taken but it is a little out of context. The verse refers to pharisees who were hypocrites. They didn’t believe what they were praying instead only doing it for show and status.

      Tim Tebow is hardly in that category. The kid believes it and puts it into practice with his strong faith and works. If you are truly a Christian you should have a grasp of this concept. When the scripture tells you to go and pray in the closet it is alluding to the idea that you should pray for the sake of praying and not to bring honor to yourself. I don’t see Tebow in any way trying to profit from his honor, in fact quite the opposite. He has given quite a lot of money back to the less fortunate in a very short time as an NFL player.

      I think Jesus would approve of the stand that he takes and the example that he has set of trusting in God and leading a bold Christian life.

      In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

      1. John says:

        The first verse speaks of the pharisees, but the second does not.

        It is directed squarely at the believer and that is why it is written “but >>YOU<<[meaning those who were listening and not the Pharisees] when you pray, enter into your closet and lock your door, and pray to your father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you in public"

        Letting our light shine before men starts with our feet, not our mouths. Our walk dictates our testimony as what we say means nothing if we do not apply it to our walk…

      2. markus says:

        A guy is right. Jesus wasn’t commanding his disciples not to pray in public. He was telling them not to pray to impress others. There are numerous examples in the Bible where public prayer and praise to Yahweh were appropriate. See for example Luke 18:43 and Luke 19:37 for public praise. Jesus Himself prayed in public many times as when He raised Lazarus from the dead as recorded in John 11: 41-42. Furthermore, 1st Thessalonians 5:17 says to pray without ceasing so that pretty much includes while one is in public places.

        The verse must be considered in context with not only the passage in which it occurs but also in context with the entire Word of God in order to properly interpret it.

      3. ruth mallek says:

        Amen !

    2. Bob Billings says:

      This is about Tebow, not the system. If Tobow thinks God helps, then it indeed helm HIM. If God helps anyone in any endeavor. Then the individual who believes it then indeed is helped by God. Essentially, God is a mindset.

      1. Kevin Johansen says:

        Assuming your logic’s sound, God could also be a placebo…

    3. Joe Zambrano says:

      John, it also says in 1Thess. “Pray continually.
      The pharisees would pray with the intention of being seen and admired and praised. I don’t think T.Tebow does it with that intention. In fact, I think he does it despite knowing that he will be ridiculed for it.

      1. John says:

        Praying without ceasing is indeed written and in all things give thanks as well. However the other verse applies whereas it is written “but >>YOU<<[meaning those who were listening and not the Pharisees] when you pray, enter into your closet and lock your door, and pray to your father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you in public"

        As for Tebow, I do not think he has that intention, but take into account the lack of true shepherds in America to instruct him righteously. I think many believers today, many without realizing it, have a self martyrdom issue and almost seek to be persecuted… Not saying that is the case with Tebow either as I do not know the man, but just something I see happening more and more with other believers

    4. MedicineBowCO says:

      I have given your point thought but cannot agree, though I can certainly understand it. In the middle of a physical contest is no place to go find a closet. The question then is, is it appropriate to pray in public at all? If he goes out onto the street when he could just as easily be doing his daily worship and conducts it there, it would be unseemly and appear to be done for show. Since Tebow has been walking the talk for years, it is apparent that this is more than just show. Christ said not to pray in public to be seen of men. Tebow feels an obligation praise Christ as should ALL Christians. Unfortunately, there are those who use this as an occasion to attack his character when they themselves will not scarcely share the Christain message at all. It is a cheap shot. They will not lift a finger to hand out a tract or lift up a book to educate themselves on how to defend Christian belief.

      1. markus says:

        Well put, MedicineBowCO

      2. frank says:

        I am not a Christian, but at the same time, I am not offended by it. I see someone like Tebow refreshing, and I wish him success. This generation needs a sports hero that is not a money hoarding, drug doing, sell out for more money, shoot ourselves in the club type. I don’t think that God would care about football, but what irony that Tebow took out Rothlisburger? I loved watching it. After reading some of the comments here, I find it amazing that people with Christian beliefs are criticizing Tebow for doing this or that. Are you serious? This is probably why your religion has been on the decline for quite some time. Take it for what it is, and enjoy it. Be glad he is giving your cause some much needed positive exposure, and quit throwing stones at the kid. Just remember that the Amish still think you are going to hell anyways.

    5. Linda Kaps says:

      And who is to say that Tebow does’t do this as well

    6. Navin Johnson says:

      No wonder there are over 38000 sects of Christianity. No two Christians can agree on anything about the religon…

  7. Jack Reeves says:

    God intervenes in football games but won’t lift a finger to help abused children, cancer patients etc. 43% of Americans seem to not have a problem with this.

    1. John says:

      Lack of understanding would lead one to this conclusion. When Adam and Eve sinned, they lost a lot more than a villa in the garden and eternal life. They gave the crown to Satan. As it is written “The devil is the ruler of this world until his time come” and as the demons exclaimed to Yeshua when they saw him approach “Hast thou come to destroy us before the APPOINTED TIME”.

      Until Yeshua returns, the crown rests in the hands of Lucifer.

      1. dan says:

        So you would punish your grandkids for something you kids do? The logic is flawed. Either god is a jerk and like hurting people or he doesn’t exist and it is all made up just like every single one of the millions of other “beliefs”

      2. A guy says:

        Dan so you think that in order for God to exists that babies should never die or get sick or bad things happen?

        Take God out of the equation for a second, when do we as humans grow and mature the most? When everything is going well or under adversity? We become more mature as we work through life’s difficulties.

      3. MarkNS says:

        A guy: How does a baby that dies in pain at, say, 2 months old, mature as he works through adversity? Such narcissism! You think a child you know dying in pain is for your benefit…so you can “mature through adversity”. Just makes you and your god both look like jerks.

      4. Tim says:

        @ A guy: So if I punch you in the face, you should thank me, because I’ve now helped you appropriate what it’s like to not be punched in the face.

        Your perspective from your comfortable first world lifestyle is disgusting, to tell the BILLIONS of people suffering in the world that their “adversity” is for their own good.

        Any god that would allow that is a monster, and any person who would justify that is sickening.

    2. Johnny Barlow says:

      Amen, Jack Reeves. It never ceases to amaze me when people can’t wait to give God credit for causing everything good that happens, but never give Him credit for the horrific events that happen every minute of every day worlwide.

      1. Otto says:

        So, the other teams can now blame Jesus for their loss?
        “Yeah, we would’ve won the big game, if Jesus didn’t make me fumble!”

      2. Grimoire says:

        @Otto

        Maybe. I hear Jesus had a wicked awesome shotgun pass, and was unstoppable when scrambling in the backfield.

    3. Joe Zambrano says:

      John, we have taken God out of our schools and we constantly demean and ridicule people who pray and express their faith in God. We take the ten commandments off the walls of our court houses and try to take Him out of every facet of our daily lives, but when something bad happens the first thing we ask is, ” Where was God and why did he let this happen!”
      I know that God is infinitly merciful despite what happens. God gave his son Jesus, to die for our sins. Which of us would be willing to die for sinners?

      1. Tim says:

        “when something bad happens the first thing we ask is, ” Where was God and why did he let this happen!””

        I dont ask that.

        “God gave his son Jesus, to die for our sins. Which of us would be willing to die for sinners?”

        I would if it meant after three days Id get to come back to life and then return to my position as vice-ruler of the universe. Where exactly is the “sacrifice?”

      2. Bouviermommy says:

        Amen, Joe. Not to worry, though. God will make everything right in the end. On our last day, we can stand before a holy, righteous God who cannot look on sin of any kind in one of two ways — we can defiantly demand to be judged on our own deeds while on this earth, hoping that God will wink and say, “boys will be boys and girls will be girls,” or we can stand before Him as one of Jesus’ own children, washed clean by His blood and clothed in HIS righteousness which is indeed perfect. Praise God that Jesus is my magnificent defense attorney and assures me that “this one is mine” The repentent Christian who understands that nothing but Jesus can deliver is God’s gift to His son for what He did that day on the cross. He paid the debt that none of us can pay. What an amazing savior we have.

    4. frank says:

      Good point, and I don’t totally disagree. However, one could make the argument that Tebows fame and success have given him the ability to donate his money and fame to causes such as kids with cancer and so on. If it works for Tebow, then more power to him, and I wish him success. I wonder what the poll numbers would have been after that KC game?

  8. John Driskill says:

    It’s SOOOOO typical of liberals to lambaste those who believe in God.

    How can y’all be so STUPID???

    You don’t know who’s right so why are you so critical of how someone believes when you, yourselves, don’t believe in ANYTHING ?????????

    BTW, How do YOU know what he’s praying for??? He could be praying for YOUR soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. AWH says:

      Instead of all the “???” you should have completed the sentence…

      [non-believers] don’t believe in ANYTHING without supporting evidence !!!!!!! (RE: We don’t base our belief of something on “faith”).

      And as for your “soul”, as a whole, we don’t believe in souls, either. Thanks.

    2. Tim says:

      It’s SOOOOO typical of Christians to lambaste those who believe in Thor.

      How can y’all be so STUPID???

      You don’t know who’s right so why are you so critical of how someone believes when you, yourselves, don’t believe in Thor?????????

      BTW, How do YOU know what he’s praying for??? He could be praying for YOUR soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Josh says:

    Why must everyone think someone else is ignorant if they do not agree with their idea. Jesus, (pardon the pun) grow up. That type of behavior is repugnant whether religious or not. You are being exactly what you accuse the other of being. That’s all

  10. trent reynolds says:

    I am outraged at the opening line “Tim Tebow isn’t the only one who thinks God helps him on the football field”

    Except for Tim repeatedly saying He doesn’t think God cares much who wins the game but rather how people play and live on and off the field.

    So apparently, Tebow is in the 57%. too bad the author doesn’t have the journalistic integrity to get it right because it didn’t fit his cute storyline

  11. Mike Jones says:

    316 yards pass, average throw 31.6 yards per. Meanwhile he promotes John 3:16.

    Nah, it’s just a coincidence. Right?

    1. Tim says:

      No cant be a coincidence. Clearly the more logical answer is that a supreme being which created the universe intervened in a football game and altered Tebow’s performance to result in statistics that bear a superficial resemblance to the chapter and verse in the book that he inspire and gave to desert dwellers in the Middle East 2000 years ago, which for some reason his modern followers display at every sporting event in this country.

      Maybe Tebow’s 316 stats were engineered to be a reference to Sura 3:16 in the Koran, because the god in that book wanted everyone watching the football game to know that he is the REAL god.

    2. Disappointed says:

      http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/35obc3/

      just a coincidence, right? Nah, just arbitrary nonsense that can be applied to many purposes other than your John 3:16.

      Also: Hezekiah 31:6
      And to those who laud their belief over others I say, ‘you shall know the same penalty and the same punishment as those who decry the name of the one true and mighty Lord.’

      So please, follow your own ‘divine intervention’ advice and leave your religious beliefs out of my football stories, highlights and reports…

  12. Exchristian says:

    I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
    Mohandas Gandhi

    1. Lew says:

      Exchristian and those of your ilk- That is why one should never look at man for no man is good.
      Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

      … btw you never were a Christian for Jesus loses NONE of His flock.
      John 6:37 “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
      John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
      John 6:39 “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.
      John 6:40 “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”

      Matt 25:32 “All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;
      Matt 25:33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
      Matt 25:34 ¶ “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
      Matt 25:35 ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me {something} to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me {something} to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
      Matt 25:36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’
      Matt 25:37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You {something} to drink?
      Matt 25:38 ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
      Matt 25:39 ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
      Matt 25:40 “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, {even} the least {of them,} you did it to Me.’
      Matt 25:41 ¶ “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
      Matt 25:42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me {nothing} to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
      Matt 25:43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’
      Matt 25:44 “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’
      Matt 25:45 “Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
      Matt 25:46 “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

      1. Disappointed says:

        You’re certifiably insane. I feel bad for you.

  13. Subdermal Neurotransmitter says:

    If you read the Bible and believe in the Bible, God is involved in EVERYTHING. Who can say what he specifically does or doesn’t do? One thing is sure: Tebow has extreme faith, and there are a lot of weird coincidences around him as well as a lot of success.

    Life is meant to cleave the believers from the unbelievers to send the chaff into the flame and the wheat onto greater destiny. Believers will see God in coincidences. The others merely see nothing more than random synchronicity. All knowledge is gleaned and expanded by those that can latch onto the sublime signs of greater meaning within what others see as noise and meaningless events.

    1. Tim says:

      If you read the Illiad and believe in the Illiad, Zeus is involved in EVERYTHING. Who can say what he specifically does or doesn’t do? One thing is sure: Tebow has extreme faith, and there are a lot of weird coincidences around him as well as a lot of success.

      Life is meant to cleave the believers from the unbelievers to send the chaff into the flame and the wheat onto greater destiny. Believers will see Zeus in coincidences. The others merely see nothing more than random synchronicity. All knowledge is gleaned and expanded by those that can latch onto the sublime signs of greater meaning within what others see as noise and meaningless events.

  14. Dr. Reality says:

    People who believe in god are delusional. People who believe god talks to them are mentally ill. People who act on the messages from their unseen friend are psychotic and may be dangerous.

  15. Faughornn Vonn says:

    Yep, god watches American football and roots against the Christians on other teams. If you have Muslims on your team you’re doomed, but at least they get 72 cheerleaders when they die. Just remember that when a little girl gets kidnapped or when a child starves to death, it’s because Jesus was watching football that day. You are a bunch of morons!!!

  16. Joe Golfendude says:

    Those of you with so little faith watch this game carefully… This is one you should make sure you dvr it or tape it because you’ll want to watch it over and over again.

    BRONCOS WIN!

  17. Bouviermommy says:

    God ordains all things that come to pass, but not to the Denver Broncos glory or to Tim Tebow’s glory. History unfolds to God’s glory and to His good purposes that are always just and correct for those who love Him. There are no doubt Christian followers of Jesus on all NFL teams, and certainly in every team’s fan base. Our Creator and Sustainer God does what He does for much bigger purposes than winning a game or a super bowl.

    Despite what those who believe that everything happens by chance, something can come from nothing, and there is no discernible or immutable truth, Biblical Christians know that there are no stray molecules. Tim Tebow is humbled and delighted that God is pleased to reveal Himself through him. Win or lose, all Tebow wants to do is glorify Jesus. Awesome! Regardless of who wins, God’s purposes will be done.

    If we Christians are delusional, and if Christ is not raised, we are most to be pitied. How odd that atheists are so vitriolic about something that shouldn’t bother them a whit!

    1. Tim says:

      “Biblical Christians know that there are no stray molecules.”

      Where does the Bible mention molecules? The only reason you know about molecules is because of science.

      “If we Christians are delusional, and if Christ is not raised, we are most to be pitied. How odd that atheists are so vitriolic about something that shouldn’t bother them a whit!”

      It bothers us when you try to use the government to force your delusions on the rest of us.

      1. Hirk says:

        Tim, what are you doing? Just look at yourself. Look at what you’ve become.
        why? Whats the purpose of your excessive hatred? Did Christians hurt you at one time? Do you think what you’re doing and saying is the least bit productive? i guess i just don’t get it.

      2. Bouviermommy says:

        Then it’s okay to use government to force your delusions on Christians who believe God?

      3. Tim says:

        @Bouviermommy Which delusions am I forcing on Christians, and how am I using the government to do it.

        @Hirk No Christians have never hurt me, but a lot of people out there cant say the same thing.

  18. FreeThinker says:

    HEY! You are all going back and forth because the damn ideals of religion contradict themselves. Thats why everyone should shut up. He is a good football player who has a deity he thanks. LEAVE IT AT THAT!

  19. akcita says:

    God help Mr. Tebow, justngod has helped us all. He breathed life into him at birth, and gave him his physical being, and a stout heart.

    the rest is Tim’s job to do in thanking God for those gifts.

    Whatnisnsonhardnto understand about that?

  20. akcita says:

    i really can’t stand typing on an IPad…..

  21. Johnny B says:

    If God helps Tebow when the Broncos win, what has Tim done wrong on the weeks they lose? Is that God’s way of showing his displeasure?

    1. Bouviermommy says:

      No, God ordains the loss too. Tebow will thank and praise Him, win or lose. God does what God does for God’s purposes. He brings prosperity; he brings calamity.

      1. Tim says:

        So if your god ordains the wins and losses of football games, then what is the point of playing them? That means it has nothing to do with how hard a team practices or a player’s athletic ability, its just the result of the whim of a god. That kinda takes the fun out of football, dont you think?

  22. Jerry Frey says:

    God and religion are not synonymous.

    For POSITIVE Facts about Christianity, pls visit:

    http://napoleonlive.info/judas-the-galilean-and-his-unterbrink-books/

  23. Cathy Frenette says:

    Please, what drugs are these people taking. First of all there is NO GOD! Secondly there is no JESUS except for Jesus the illegal immigrant down the street from me, Jesus Vasquez! Third, he does it because he believes that he can do it. It’s called personal motivation.

    There is too much kool-aid drinkers in this country

  24. Nick says:

    So 43% think that God chose which side of a football game to back? Which only goes to prove, once more, along with other things like believing in Creationism instead of evolution, that a plurality of Americans are stupid, loony and ignorant. What is amusing is that in any conflict – either on the field of battle or sport – each side claims God to be on THEIR side. “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition” is countered by the Germans’ “Gott mit uns” as they raped and slaughtered millions in two world wars. The last words out of the 9/11 hijackers before hitting the buildings would be Allahu Akbar (God is Great.) God was on the side of the Conquistadores, apparently, and not the Incas’ as they ravaged S. America, on the side of the Crusaders, as they destroyed, burned and slaughtered, but not, apparently on the Muslims’ (except when people like Gengis Khan invaded most of Europe.)

    Someone wrote this many years ago, and it sums it up:

    God heard the people sing and shout,
    God this, God that and God the other thing,
    Gott mit uns and God save the King,
    “God,” said God. “I’ve got my work cut out.”

  25. JohnRalph says:

    Many secularist and “true” Christians of the third world see what America’s brand of Christianity has become. Our churches resemble Las Vegas style entertainment centers, with stadium seating (large enough to accommodate our morbidly obese frames), giant screen TVs, country and rap bands performing on stage. And don’t forget American’s beloved prosperity pimp preachers.

    To many American Fundamentalist, Pentecostals…or so called Evangelicals, Jesus was about six feet tall, half black American and half white American with straggly, dirty blonde hair and weighed over 400 pounds, just like most of them. The Four Gospels are not Mathew, Mark, Luke and John but rather football, pro wrestling, NASCAR racing and country/hip-hop music. The Virgin Mary is a papal w***e, but when Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Beyoncé or Taylor Swift are gyrating, boot-scooting or buck dancing on stage it’s for Jesus

  26. Joe V says:

    I won’t pretend like most do to know exactly what TT is saying to his Maker when he kneels on the field. Some say he is praying for a win, some for strength and others say it’s simply to thank Him.

    Frankly, I don’t care because it’s none of my business (or yours). I only know that by a simple and extremely harmless gesture, he has caused a tidal wave of constructive dialogue in this country.

    I don’t really know much about TT, but if I was ever lucky enough to meet him I would advise him to take the advice of a Man he admires:

    Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad!

  27. Disappointed says:

    This poll saddens me at the current state of the United States. You 43% really are dumber than I even expected (and I already thought most of you are stupid). God intervenes to help Tim Tebow win? So it must have been God that gave Ryan Clark sickle cell anemia, tore Mendenhall’s ACL, tore Hampton’s ACL, tore Kiesel’s ACL, ruined Pouncey’s ankle, and nearly burned RB coach Kirby Brown to death so that the Broncos could win again. I’m sure that was much more important than the starving people all over this country and people dying in Africa and around the world. I’m salivating to wait and see the Patriots destroy the Broncos by 28 points and ask you all where your blessed God was to save Tebow and answer his prayers. Whoever believes this is as dumb as Tebow himself. It’s time for Americans to wake the hell up and intervene in their own lives to make good things happen rather than sit on their couch and “hope” for “change”.

    PS Leave your religion out of all of this because those of us who DONT believe it (and we have that right) get quite sick of having it shoved down our throats by fools like Tebow. I look forward to seeing Tebow go the way of the Sanchize in the next 2 seasons…./end rant

    1. Mark says:

      Funny thing is that if the Patriots destroy the Broncos, Tim Tebow will still praise God, and thank him for the opportunity to be his witness. Also, the Tebow’s life work is rescuing orphans, and giving them food, shelter, education, but mostly love and the knowledge of a great God.

      Dear Disspointed, please examine your own belief system, and perhaps place it next to Tebow’s. Then you should pursue the quest for Truth. If you do, and ask for God’s help on His terms, you will find it. What a glorious day that will be!

    2. kevin says:

      @ disappointed good by non=believe i bet when it is time for you to go you will look up not down if you know what i mean.

  28. Eric P Turner says:

    same amount that would vote for dumbama says alot.

  29. Jimme says:

    God helps those that help themselves.

    1. Mark says:

      Not so.

      God is Mercy: Not giving to those as they deserve.

      God is Grace: Giving to those, though they are undeserving.

      Thank God he does not give me what I deserve.

  30. Al G. Funguy says:

    In other news, combustible shrubberies helped Bin Laden pull off 9/11.

  31. DestinyBender says:

    Back in 1977, in the movie Oh God, assistant grocery store manager Jerry Landers (John Denver) was tasked by the one, the divine being – alpha & omega, to spread the word that he (George Burns) existed. G-d, so the story went, picked this one average working man because he was “one very good man” as opposed to choosing someone more prominent, powerful or politically connected.
    Could it be that Tim Tebow, is the real Jerry Landers and that those last minute fumbles, field goals, receptions and interceptions are more than just the ‘fickle finger of fate’ setting the stage for one unlikely Bronco win after another? Could this miraculous winning streak actually be a divine game plan to spotlight Tim Tebow, the man and his faith in order to counter our progressively godless, liberal culture and let Americans reconsider the existence of G-d?

    1. ahs2 says:

      Uh, no and no…

  32. Al G. Funguy says:

    Hitler was aided by the invisible sky daddy.

    1. JohnRalph says:

      So were his other socialist (Nationalist and Communist) buddies too, Stalin, Mao, Obama….

      1. Ben Lyons says:

        You are seriously comparing
        Obama to the mass murders Stalin, Mao and Hitler

  33. Martin Weiss says:

    So was God having off days when Denver, with Tebow as quarterback, lost the last 3 games of the regular schedule ? Maybe God was busy helping a soccer team on Saturn. Oh no – now I’ve done it – I bad mouthed God so now I guess I have to go to hell. God sure is thin-skinned.

  34. Al G. Funguy says:

    Which God helps him?

    Is it one of these: A, Adad, Adapa, Adrammelech, Aeon, Agasaya, Aglibol, Ahriman, Ahura Mazda, Ahurani, Ai-ada, Al-Lat, Aja, Aka, Alalu, Al-Lat, Amm, Al-Uzza (El-‘Ozza or Han-Uzzai), An, Anahita, Anath (Anat), Anatu, Anbay, Anshar, Anu, Anunitu, An-Zu, Apsu, Aqhat, Ararat, Arinna, Asherali, Ashnan, Ashtoreth, Ashur, Astarte, Atar, Athirat, Athtart, Attis, Aya, Baal (Bel)…?

    Source: http://www.rationalresponders.com/a_big_list_of_gods_but_nowhere_near_all_of_them

    1. Mark says:

      It is the One True God – our Creator and Redeemer. Win or Lose!

    2. Eric says:

      Jesus…let me know if you have any other questions.

  35. perseus317 says:

    This is what makes me somewhat skeptical of organized religion. So many people presuming to speak for God, and telling the rest of the world what God thinks, and who is and who isn’t in God’s good graces. What hubris! I can see Tebow’s mom, and Tebow himself being grateful for the fact that he beat the odds and was born in good physical condition and with athletic talent. Beyond that, I don’t think even Tebow presumes to think or speak in place of the Almighty. The biggest problem with religion in this world is that too many MEN presume to tell us what God is thinking. In quite a few cases, we find that the people that presume to speak for God don’t really believe what they are saying, because their actions differ from their words. (And that is true for ALL religions, so don’t go pointing your fingers at one or two.)

    1. Mark says:

      Notice that its primarily unbelievers that associate Tim Tebow with religion. I trust that Tim Tebow, like Jesus Christ, do not approve of religion. In fact, Jesus was decidedly against religion. There is an exception, however, which is stated in James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and fautless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

      My view of the Tebow’s is that they are irreligious, except in the aspect of religion that God approves.

  36. Michael Boykin says:

    If God didn’t help Tebow, he wouldn’t even exist. The problem is not that God helps Tebow, but how does God manifest that help? The assumption is that it’s God’s will that Tebow be a successful football player. That is nothing more than triumphalism. Sometimes God manifests Himself through suffering and loss. Unless someone has a direct revelation from God that He is helping Tebow make touchdowns, it would be better just to say that you don’t know.

    1. Preacher says:

      You are so right. According to the Bible, God is against the spirit of emulation. I don’t think God is into maiming opposing players, severing spinal cords, causing brain injuries etc, etc, etc. Football is just another takeoff of the ancient gladiators trying to kill each other. Did you see the article recently about former NFL player who are suing the NFL because of injuries they received?

    2. Humble Fan says:

      I believe in the power of prayer, everyone inspired by Tim Tebow has at least thought a prayer for him, one way or another it helps the entire country for a few hours….

    3. Cheryl Agen says:

      Thank you. The man believes in something other than an egotistical self, so refreshing. And in this day and age many are trying to stop Bullying in our schools. With this fresh young man for our children to have as a role model, They also see Adults Bullying this man for what he so Believes in….YOU GO TEBOW!!!!!

      1. ahs2 says:

        PARENTS should be role models…if you’re not, you’re doing something wrong!!

      2. Godfrey says:

        Only a Christian would fail to see the inherent arrogance of Christianity.

        So… chat with the Creator of the Entire Universe lately?

    4. AintGOTnoCare says:

      Your last sentence would suffice. Well said.

    5. Hank says:

      That is about the most assine thing I’ve ever read. Sheesh, get a brain, scarecrow.

    6. Godfrey says:

      I can’t believe, in this day and age, we’re still arguing over whether the tribal war god of a tribe of ancient Hebrew herdsmen is intervening on behalf of a football player.

      This whole subject is asinine.

    7. Sam Bloom says:

      Interesting. Half the people in the world are starving to death. Tens of thousands are dying and or suffering agonizing diseases, all while wars rage on, and innocent victims are pillaged by criminals every second. And let’s see it is God’s priority to help some hot snot pro athlete win some meaningless game? What an interesting God.

    8. UyeahU says:

      You are correct. There are many examples in Scripture of those who served God faithfully yet suffered greatly, Joseph, Moses, Job, 11 of the Apostles (excluding Judas who presumable never had faith) of which all suffered and at least 10 of whom were martyred, and then of course Christ Himself. Plus those who have suffered for their faith since Christ under dictators, Communists, etc. Judging by some of the comments here, that hatred has not diminished but is at least constrained by the laws of the land. Funny, I don’t remember any of the Founders mentioning “separation of God and sports.”

      However, the Bible indicates that God also honors those who honor Him and the fact that Tebow by his faith and his (dare I say God given) talent is honoring God has provoked discussion of how faith operated in the lives of people. It has brought abortion to the forefront as well, because who knows the potential of any unborn child? Perhaps we allowed the destruction of someone who would have gone on to cure cancer. We will never know. But with Tebow’s life story and his talent, God certainly can use him for His glory.

      I am not a huge football fan and prefer college to the NFL, but having watched Tebow play for the Gators I have followed his career with Denver. Whether or not he makes it to the Superbowl is probably not the overriding concern in his life, yet obviously he loves the game, his teammates and of course Jesus. He continues to surprise the naysayers and confound the “wizards of smarts” among the commentators. He is a hero to many and isn’t it nice we are still allowed to have a few heros in 21st century America?

  37. Danielle says:

    Why do so many people care about Tebow and his faith? He clearly has strong feelings about his faith. Good for him. If you don’t share the same faith or any faith in a God, good for you. Clearly these are decisions people make for themselves. So why all the anger?

    1. ahs2 says:

      Are you serious? Because you can’t turn to any tv channe or listen to any sports radio program without having him crammed down your throat. And if you’re a fan of football, you can’t deny that he is a terrible QB who has a defense that dictates their wins & losses. It’s so baseless…

  38. mike says:

    I dont know about all this but it has been fun watching
    Tebow play.

  39. Chris says:

    God has nothing better to do than help Tebow win a kids game.

    That says it all, as far as how many people in this country are completely insane.

    1. Eric says:

      Big Picture: God is not helping Tebow win a game…He is just making His presence known.

      1. ahs2 says:

        double-talk, typical religious guy…

  40. Dave Rhodes says:

    God watches football? No wonder the world is in the state it is…

  41. Kay Wilson says:

    Just maybe, it’s not about God caring about football, but simply about a football player that cares about God! A quote from my very smart son!

  42. bob says:

    This is hilarious as if a god would ignore all the pain and suffering in the world and just help sport stars, the arrogance for this belief is staggering. Although it does give me hope that 57% of Anerican are not complete idiots

  43. Rick says:

    That’s encouraging to know only 43 per cent are complete idiots to think god cares about a frickin football game and pick sides. I guess they never read the bible.

  44. t-bone says:

    As an indifferent (Bear) fan, I like Tebow (and the Broncos) because of their underdog status. Add in the fact that he’s persecuted for his beliefs and humilty by the MSM, he is likened to David vs. Goliath. Although in my heart I do believe that he in fact has the nation behind him and which in itself is an unbeknownst spiritual power that God may be ratifying. Win or lose, he’s accomplished more than the naysayers of God can comprehend.

    1. ahs2 says:

      yeah, whatever…this is all media…he’s a terrible QB. look at the numbers!!!

  45. Truth Speaker says:

    While 43% may think God helps Tebow win…

    …I believe Tebow is helping God win!!!

    ————————————–

    In a time where it is not politically correct to talk about God, Jesus, or even religion, We are talking about it. If but one person’s heart is opened to the Lord because of Tebow, then Tebow is doing God’s work, not God doing Tebow’s work like the article suggests.

    Win or Lose this weekend, people are talking about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

    ——————————-

    Tebow’s stats last week
    Pass Yds: 316
    Avg Yds/Completion: 31.6
    TV Ratings at the end of game: 31.6
    Passing %: 47.6

    John 3:16 (3 times for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Psalms 47:6
    Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

    I’m just saying, but maybe I should be singing!

  46. EVF Jr. says:

    To those of us who are true believers “KNOW” that God helps all of us to do what is pleasing in His sight.

  47. Steven Barger says:

    Tebow would be a fool to pray for a win. I’m sure he is praying for a safe game for all of the players, that God gives him the strength to do his part in the game, and that God’s Will be done regardless of the outcome. The latter being the most important, which is why we are still talking about God and Tebow this late into January. Open your mind, folks. God is not helping Tebow win…God is keeping the conversation going. Believe or not, its your choice…

  48. Lebek Johnson says:

    If by God you mean the random chance that his father’s sperm and mother’s egg genetically combined to produce the athlete in question, then yes I suppose God does have something to do with his success.

  49. NoParty says:

    I don’t think the Kid ever said God helped him….or even Mary, with what could have been a “real Hail Mary” pass against Pittsburgh. He simply says he owes everything to God. That seems to drive many people nuts. Why do people salivate at the possibility of tearing down people who should be applauded and emulated?

  50. Lplus13 says:

    God is helping all of us win! We are just too stupid to put ourselves in the game. We’d just rather sit around and criticize how others are playing and blame players for blowing it for our team. What have we done to help? Hey, eating nachos and drinking beer may make you a smarter arm chair quarterback (at least it does for me ) but doesn’t really compute on the playing field…or in life. I think it’s awesome to see someone who has been given the ability and privilege to play in the NFL showing the world that Jesus truly is the way, the truth and the life. Tim Tebow is the George Bush of the NFL…people hate him with a passion….they just don’t know why. Sad

  51. zx9rt1 says:

    Divine intervention? if that’s what they want to believe. Thank about this foe just a second. We have people out of jobs, losing thier homes, barley able to keep food on the table, and not to mention other parts of the world that are suffering. And we have people at 43% that believe it’s devine intervention? Have Mr Tebow live off of 60k for one year and give the rest to the needy and you will soon see how big of a crook this whole thing is. 43% Idiots should have been the title to this story.

  52. Mark says:

    Tim Tebow is a bold witness for Jesus Christ. As such, he will achieve much glory, but not in worldly terms. His true glory will come when his work is finished in this world. He will fight the temptation, and struggle.

    Tim appears to be riding a wave of high popularity, but he will suffer greatly. He will be ridiculed, and he will be beaten in football games. But in these sufferings and defeats his strength and faith will grow deeper, as will his love for those who will persecute him.

    I have been praying for years that God would raise up godly leaders. I didn’t think it would be on the football field. God always surprises. It is thrilling to see God at work in our lives. I pray for a revival in the land. May the witness of Tim Tebow draw many to consider eternity, and in doing so turn to Jesus, the author and perfector of the faith.

  53. Mel says:

    Time to get Pat Robertson’s opinion. After all, he can phone up God and ask him. If Pat can’t do it, let’s dig up Jerry Falwell or Oral Roberts or maybe even Jim Jones. Can Jimmy Swaggart vouch for Tebow? Or let’s get real and call Pope what’s his name? Any doubt that much of America really belongs in the loony bin?

  54. st says:

    Agnostics are just afraid that this is going to trigger another one of those religious revivals. It always ends in Christians taking away the freedoms non believers. So that is why we are so afraid. Just when it looked like things were getting more secular and freedom was starting to break thru the clouds of a society that mingles it’s religion with its nationalism…more rain is coming. I hope too many do not have to go running back into religion to literally be a “real American”

    1. ahs2 says:

      Eventually, this silliness will go the way of the other thousands of religions over the last 30 million years,,,too bad I won’t live to see it!!

  55. Xenu says:

    This story is disheartening on many levels: (1) It is scary how many adults still beleive in fairy tales, (2) Even scarier that those that so many that believe in fairy tales actually think that their diety givces a flying F about a football game. Where was this diety while people in his name were torturing people for their scientific views or were raping innocent children in the confessional? (3) Not as scary as the first two but sad nonetheless is the author’s second to last sentence which was either very poorly written or an intentional attempt to mislead.

    Overall after reading this article and some of the comments here I am embarrassed of my fellow humans.

  56. Jim says:

    Look people, no one said a thing when Sayers crossed himself while Piccollo laid dying in the hospital or when anyone else crosses themselves on the field or sidelines. So what is the big deal? Tebow believes, so do I. Give it a rest. His stats this year are not that extrordinary. Let’s see what he puts up next year and see where he and the Broncos are this time next year and then we can call him the phenom, that is if he is one.

  57. Critter says:

    So why does God like the Bronco’s. There are many other Christian players on all teams. Seems like he’s biased to me. If I start going to church will he like my team better ? you all are funny…..quit regular donations to your church and see if your status changes, I did, now I see the light, it turned green……

  58. bob says:

    The Blood God Khorne is not a joke and i will pray for you. Khorne loves your skull no matter what you say

  59. BlasterFudd357 says:

    God could care less about football…
    He cares about Tim Tebow! If Tebow were a
    Tennis player he would be a success at that too!
    He gives his Creator the glory not himself!!
    Go God!!
    Go TEBOW!!

  60. FGump says:

    Christians declare Jesus as Lord and Savior. Easy to accept the Savior part, even if its only, “Just in case I’m wrong.” The Lord part is always the struggle, even for believers.

    Say what you want about Tim, that he is a believer or fool, but he has already used his money to start hospitals around the world because of his faith in a Lord. How many others sitting in judgement of his actions can say the same?

  61. Bubba says:

    I don’t follow football too closely, what position does God play?

    I would like to know whether people think that God helped Ben Roethlisberger in his rookie season when the Steelers went 13-1 with him as a starter. Or does someone else help devote idiots. Also, did God watch the when Big Ben consensually raped the drunken college student in Georgia.

    God help us all.

  62. Gilbert R Albright Jr says:

    Typical Religious Pinheads, giving credit to God when good things happen but none of the blame when bad things happen.

    These people are low IQ delusional Kool Aid drinkers.

  63. bikertrash says:

    Steeler Troy Polamalu makes the sign of the cross many times during the game,usually before a play and has been doing it for years. Has anyone ever said ONE thing about that ?Tebow is just the “VICTIM ” of choice by the left,because he epitomizes what the left despises-A true God fearing American. Not that Polamalu isn’t but his number just didn’t come up and the wacko left knows he wouldn’t hesitate to unload on them.

  64. Bubba says:

    Isn’t one of the commandments to Keep Holy the Lord’s Day.

    Should he be working on Sunday?

  65. beccadrum says:

    God, according to the Bible, is no respecter of persons. He is not a Denver fan, a Pittsburgh fan, nor a New England fan. That said, Tim Tebow gets strength and courage he (needs that in 2012!) from acknowledging and praising God. It’s Tim’s faith that draws him near to God. If Tim loses a game, he’s not going to freak out. He will still love, praise, and worship God. All Christians should be like this but, alas, we are weak and needy, actually the more reason to go to God. Please, please, please remember Christians are not perfect, Tim Tebow is not perfect and may sometime disappoint others which is not hard to do in a society which looks at fallen man instead of the Savior. More than anything, Tim Tebow needs our prayers because I am sure the enemy of mankind, satan, is very angry over how Tim is strong in the Lord God and will be trying his best to bring Tim down. There was only one perfect person, Jesus the Christ.

  66. leonard says:

    God does not win football games, he wins hearts. As for me I would rather have one foot in the door rather than be outside knocking when death comes. Reading these comments looks like there would be a long line behind me. Good night Gracie.

  67. Matt says:

    If God has taken such an interest in Tebow that he helps him win, then Tebow needs to hang up his cleats and begin researching the cure for Cancer and alzheimers, while brokering a middle east peace deal. It seems like a tremendous waste otherwise.

    Tebow’s faith helps him believe in himself, it helps him play without fear and not give up when his team is trailing. Tebow is a decent player who helps his team by being a leader, not giving up and controling the tempo of the game through long time consuming drives that give his defense to rest (which has resulted in a big improvement in pts allowed). He isn’t the most talented ball thrower, but his propensity to run forces teams play QB spy and keeps their defenses off balance.

  68. FGump says:

    Some believe the Bible is “True” in the factual sense. Some believe it is filled with “Truths” as in a proverb. After reading many of these comments this truth jumped to mind:

    Hated by the World
    18-19″If you find the godless world is hating you, remember it got its start hating me. If you lived on the world’s terms, the world would love you as one of its own. But since I picked you to live on God’s terms and no longer on the world’s terms, the world is going to hate you.

    20″When that happens, remember this: Servants don’t get better treatment than their masters. If they beat on me, they will certainly beat on you. If they did what I told them, they will do what you tell them.

    21-25″They are going to do all these things to you because of the way they treated me, because they don’t know the One who sent me. If I hadn’t come and told them all this in plain language, it wouldn’t be so bad. As it is, they have no excuse. Hate me, hate my Father—it’s all the same. If I hadn’t done what I have done among them, works no one has ever done, they wouldn’t be to blame. But they saw the God-signs and hated anyway, both me and my Father. Interesting—they have verified the truth of their own Scriptures where it is written, ‘They hated me for no good reason.’

    From the The Message

  69. Brad says:

    New poll just in…43% of those surveyed are delusional.

  70. Glenn says:

    God, if he exists, has made it clear he doesn’t want us playing football at all.

  71. Randy Bobandy says:

    Religion is a mental illness.

  72. Wilbur Post says:

    I like football as much as the next guy, but let me get this straight: God helps Tebow win? So we all agree that a god is supposesd to be omnisicient and omnipotent, right? He can see events before they happen and stop/alter them. So he helps Tebow to find his receiver on a post pattern and then guides the football to the receiver’s waiting arms.
    However, on the other hands this god takes a “hands off” approach to the suffering and genocide in Africa and on the little children with incurable diseases in hospitals all across the nation? Seems to me that this god is capricious at best and inept at worse. And don’t give me this “It’s God’s plan drivel”. His priorities are skewed way out of any semblence of a good and organized plan. However, that’s the beauty of religion; the fairly tale believers simply say “It’s God’s Will” and all is explained. I, myself, and other rational thinkers aren’t buying into it.

  73. mike says:

    I think God is helping him win. We all know he hasn’t won a game because of his quarterback skills.

  74. H says:

    Who cares if these 500 people think? its the same “team” mentality that has these people saying that an invisible, purely mental being is helping someone win a football game because they are all on the same team. they don’t want to say anything rational like “its dedication” or “man that kid just wants it more” because that’s not what the rest of the pawns would say, even tho it would make a lot more sense.

    1. H says:

      who cares WHAT…. sorry.

  75. mmm says:

    doesnt this just hak you democrats off…I HOPE SO.lololol

  76. Lew says:

    Perhaps the WSJ story might help people be more informed about Tebow.

    http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=MICHEAL+FLAHERTY+AND+NATHAN+WHITAKER&bylinesearch=true

    Michael Flaherty and Nathan Whitaker: Tim Tebow’s Role Model
    In Danny Wuerffel, the star quarterback had an example of both religious and athletic devotion.

    1. ahs2 says:

      He kneels, closes his eyes, mumbles praises and cries for forgiveness to a fictional character that has been widely adopted to make sense of the unknown…as has been the custom of humans through tens of thousands of gods over millions of years. I don’t kneed to read your link, I see all I need to see.

      1. Lew says:

        @ahs2 fictional? you are beyond abysmally ignorant, deliberately suffering from transmigration of grey matter to the anus and brown matter to the cranium.

      2. ahs2 says:

        Prove it Lew and “because the bible tells me so”, isn’t going to cut it…by the way, nice rant from a lovely christian. As far as ignorant, I studied, researched and concluded that I don’t believe in this god…so call me whatever you want, sheep

  77. Hank says:

    No wonder this country is so f*cked up. There is no god, idiots! Wake up, crawl out of your box. Learn!

  78. Tom Brady says:

    This. IS. CREEPY.

  79. Hirk says:

    Tim Teebow never once said he thinks God helps him win football games.
    I know people who dont like Teebow for some odd reason. Its stories that lead off like this one that cause the most of the dislike. Its not the man himself.

  80. JJinCO says:

    Even if God doesn’t directly intervene, God helps Tebow win. Tebow’s faith affects how he handles pressure and all the hype and attention. It allows him to focus on his game, yet still understand that there are things more important than a game. It keeps him grounded … which allows him to play better and lead his team. And he loves the game. Regardless of his play, his attitude is contagious. I think he improves the play of all around him.

  81. Laugrat says:

    It doesn’t matter what everyone thinks or believes… Just what he believes. The amazing bias by the media about someone with a Christian faith just blows me away. If Tebow wants to thank God for something … Whatever that may be (and frankly no one but Tebow knows what that ‘thanks’ involves), then it is his right to do so. If you don’t like it don’t watch. It is a sign of the times that he is attacked for such an innocent action. …a modern day witch hunt.

    1. no says:

      Yeah, you poor Christians! Always being persecuted what with your 80% of the population and almost complete control of lobbying, government, action committees, politics, etc. You poor, poor, mistreated things, you!

      And of course, you’ll turn right around tomorrow on another article and say something about how “all atheists should be killed”. You kindhearted christian, you.

      1. Disappointed says:

        SPOT ON

      2. ahs2 says:

        Well said…the hypocrisy is unbelievable. By the way, don’t forget to add controlling the military via the two-faced politicians you mentioned. After numerous trips to the sand box, it’s apparent there’s something more at work with our policy.

  82. KansasBeliever says:

    Of course God picks winners. And he defines losers (those going to hell). Tebow will keep winning as long as he is playing evil men – and that is all that the NFL is filled with, except for Tim. Ben Roethlisberger should be in jail for his sexual assaults. Tom Brady has a child out of wedlock — and no doubt guilty of more fornication than that. God is making sure that we all see His power – what better way than to use a true believer who has given his life to Jesus Christ to win the world’s largest sporting and social event.

    Look for the Broncos to go all the way and win in Indy. There is no doubt that this is God’s will – and so will happen.

    1. no says:

      Holy S**** you are unbelievably stupid.

      1. imbogus1 says:

        finally someone smart!

    2. Arlo says:

      “KansasBeliever”. Enough said.

    3. A Great Mind says:

      Either you gotta be joking here or incredibly stupid.

  83. no says:

    I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

  84. Lordrobot says:

    And 43% of people think obama is doing a good job… And 43% of the people think Afghanistan is a province in China.

  85. dkurtis says:

    “He who honors Me – I will honor” Chariots of Fire

  86. Lordrobot says:

    God doesn’t give two s hts about football or soccer… Get on your knees now and bow to your golden calf Tebow and pray for a great tailgate party.

    1. mrsharfer says:

      If being disgusting was your goal, you are quite the achiever!

  87. mrsharfer says:

    The real point here is that Tim Tebow is on God’s side! What a terrific young man. The criminals and gangstas that dominate professional sports are trash and do NOT deserve the attention they get. The commissioners would do well to stop tolerating this outlaw behavior.

  88. Jeremy M says:

    lol. Weren’t the romans too busy watching coliseum games while their “power and wealth” were burning to the ground?

    It is a sad sad fact that people actually care more about this nonsense than what is really happening around them. WAKE UP PEOPLE, YOUR MEDICATIONS AND DRINKING WATER IS MEANT TO PASIFY YOU INTO A STUPOR.

  89. MC says:

    Of course 1,076 people believe God helps Tebo. They are from the same cut of cloth as this poll: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-mormon-poll-20120113,0,5970792.story

  90. Shirley Temple says:

    In other words: Poll finds 43 percent of people believe in God.

  91. mrrational says:

    Ridiculous! There are people dying all over the world from suicide bombs and starvation.. and they think God is helping this guy win a football game??? What a bunch of ignorant morons.

  92. JRL says:

    Wonder what the 43% will have to say when New England hands Tebow his ass!

    1. Disappointed says:

      35-7 at halftime. I’m LAUGHING in the face of every one of these Tebow ass-kissers. Broncos to the Super Bowl? What was that? Better start praying Tebow. It’s too bad actual real like skill > your belief in Jesus giving you skill.

  93. Dave Lucas says:

    I continue to be impressed with Tim Tebow and the contribution he is making as an athlete and role-model!
    http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/2012/01/tebow-time.html

    1. ahs2 says:

      Parents should be role models, not athletes, not singers, not celebrities, PARENTS!

  94. Darren Knight says:

    If you haven’t seen this yet you should. It’s the Tebow translation of the bible: http://tebowtranslation.com/

  95. BGko says:

    Guess we know what percentage of Americans are idiots now…

  96. Otis Campbell says:

    The best thing about Tim Tebow is his ability to jolt Christianphobes into a conniption fit. LOL

  97. JohnRalph says:

    Many secularist and “true” Christians of the third world see what America’s brand of Christianity has become. Our churches resemble Las Vegas style entertainment centers, with stadium seating (large enough to accommodate our morbidly obese frames), giant screen TVs, country and rap bands performing on stage. And don’t forget American’s beloved prosperity pimp preachers.
    To many American Fundamentalist, Pentecostals…or so called Evangelicals, Jesus was about six feet tall, half black American and half white American with straggly, dirty blonde hair and weighed over 400 pounds, just like most of them. The Four Gospels are not Mathew, Mark, Luke and John but rather football, pro wrestling, NASCAR racing and country/hip-hop music. The Virgin Mary is a papal wh**e, but when Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Beyoncé or Taylor Swift are gyrating, boot-scooting or buck dancing on stage it’s for Jesus

  98. BroncosSuck69 says:

    There’s no way GOD is a Broncos fan. GOD is a Packers fan for sure. GO PACK GO!!!!

  99. ArcaniteCartel says:

    so, in other words, 43% of people are idiots.

  100. Dave Cook says:

    WRONG!! God is helping Tim Tebow to spread the gospel to those who would otherwise never get it.
    The fact that the opposing team loses in the process is just collateral damage!

  101. Dean says:

    that logic would suggest that God helped the other team lose…fairly stupid .

  102. smintheus says:

    Curious that the God-botherers don’t seem to consider the possibility that Tebow has sold his soul to Lucifer.

  103. Chief Arrowhead says:

    Jealous Tebow haters provide my entertainment.

    Thanks, knuckleheads.

    Carry on…

    1. ahs2 says:

      Not jealous, in constant wonder how such a terrible QB has been elevated to this level.

  104. newton says:

    God could care less about children’s cancer or the 9/11 victims, but he does spend time with football players?

    Nicely done, God.

  105. Matt says:

    It’s his faith in something that gives him the self-confidence, strength, and motivation to be good at what he does – not necessarily an almighty being that infused him with superpowers. It’s ok that he believes in a god… even if it’s not yours. Let it go already.

  106. Lady Velvet says:

    Brings us back once again to H.L. Mencken: “NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the American people.”

  107. David Crosby says:

    Where is this god and why can’t he show himself…this is further proof that humans are nuts…

  108. Gary says:

    This is bad news for those on the left!

    1. ahs2 says:

      Why does an atheist have to be on the left? I am not on the left and most of my friends/colleagues are not on the left. We don’t feel the need to be grouped with others if we don;t feel it’s a fit. Ignorant post…

  109. C says:

    It is just silly to think that a god is helping a football player win football games. It blows me away that we would still believe such primative things. Why would a supreme being care about a sporting event? Why would this being help one player out of all the others, because he prays openly? To think a god would help win a game but allow all the other horrible things to happen is directly behind what makes me ill at the thought of religion!!

  110. XIII says:

    Sorry, I can’t hear the “message” over the tens of thousands of starving kids in Africa.

  111. john says:

    Perhaps since most of us are so consumed with celebrities and sports..rushing home from church on Sundays to watch football..that God is using this player to remind us that He exists and is active in this world despite the darkness that is all around.From a Giants fan…I say Go Tebow.

  112. steven says:

    Would it be more or less accecptable were Tebow a Muslim and performed a little east-facing stinkbug acknowledgement?

  113. Jack says:

    What a fuc#in’ joke.

  114. Arlo says:

    If this is how God works, no thanks. We are truly a nation of idiots.

  115. RobertM says:

    my my, how far we have fallen… it appears as though the very mention of Tim Tebow stirs unrest with the wicked. Clearly, the wicked see him as a threat, and rightfully so. Woe to man who does not fear God, woe to man who blasphemes His name. You people are severely misguided and severely under-educated. Laugh now, it’s [your] soul who will pay the price in the end. Your time here on earth is shorter than a blink of an eye, but eternity is forever. People here on earth are becoming the 21st century Sodom and Gomorrah. Read up before its too late.

    1. A Great Mind says:

      “my my, how far we have fallen” You’re right. You christians have fallen. Your poisonous religion is slowly on it’s way out. Slowly but surely and not fast enough.

  116. Darwin was right says:

    Hey JESUS! Stop wasting your omnipotent powers on football and instead how about eliminating a disease from the world, like SMALLPOX. Oh, right, the scientists and doctors got tired of waiting for you so had to accomplish this life-saving feat themselves. How about stopping the rape and killing of dozens of little girls each year – oh, sorry, helping Tebow is more important. All of these awkward problems can be avoided by not believing in magical invisible characters who live in the sky.

  117. Brian says:

    This article was clearly published in effort to get the angry atheists panties in a twist. Nothing newsworthy about it.

  118. Amy says:

    I can promise you that Tim Tebow is not praying on the side lines that God will help him win a football game. He is praying that he will be a shining light to those who don’t know God. He prays that people will see God use him so that they might come to the saving knowledge of Him also. And, thank God for people like Tim Tebow! He is building an orphanage in the Philipines to help feed starving children. God has given Tim a platform to show His love and mercy!!

    1. ahs2 says:

      puff, puff, give…

  119. Doug Roberts says:

    43% believe God helps Tebow? That just means 43% are delusional.

  120. chester says:

    god doesnt care about the NFL. doesnt seem like its in the bible anywhere to be found. maybe it was god who decided some dude who can throw a football is worth more money than the people who save lives day after day(paramedics, ER workers, firemen, police, charity workers). money, and the NFL, and the BIBLE for that matter, are MANS creation. if any one of you read a spiritual book besides the BIBLE maybe you would get a clue that tim tebow is just another christian with an ego complex. you can only be one. ego<spirit. "starve the ego feed the soul" "–"blind pray to god to make them man" BTW christianity has been responsible for more deaths by persecution of religion than any other. every religion has a pagan background that you wont see if you dont look for it. how do you think they converted all those natives to christ?? they built the church on an piece of already sacred ground! god creates us, so we can create as well, what we create depends on our hearts.
    i believe in "god" but refuse to label our creator in such a manner. oh and your satan? well he is a christian idea, and im not christian so you can burn in your own hell that you created. i dont need some supreme being of evil to scare me into doing the right thing.

  121. Tired says:

    So “God” was the main man behind that game? Boy, it sure it swell that He’s the one lifting the weights Tebow uses in a gym. He’s the one throwing the football during Tebow’s long practices. He’s the one who manipulates Tebow’s trained physician to ensure Tebow is healthy for the next game. “God” would hate to see Tebow have to sit out, especially since He has front row tickets to the game, am I right? It’s a good thing “God” was there to block the defense, and not the linemen. Good job throwing AND catching that game-winning throw in overtime, “God”. Thomas’ catch had nothing to do with his athletic skill, but rather “God’s” amazing hands.

    Did Tebow pray harder than the Steelers? Does “God” not like Polamalu’s hair? Is there a single aspect on this planet that doesn’t involve religion?

    TUNE-IN NEXT TIME FOR MORE “God Plays Football!”

  122. PittsburghFan#1 says:

    Tebow will not save you.

  123. truther says:

    nice 43% of those polled are stupid morons…

  124. UrsusRexx says:

    Re: “…According to a national telephone survey conducted by Poll Position, 43% believe that “divine intervention” is responsible for his success compared to 42 percent of people surveyed who think that God has nothing to do with Tebow winning…”

    I’m NO ‘Steven Hawking’, but, regardless of how you split it, 43% support leaves the other 57% of respondents…
    some portion of whom didn’t think the subject important enough to be bothered with, and some portion who disagreed on the supposed ‘Deity-connectivity’ allegedly behind this athlete’s career – achievements.

    Since Mr. Tebow’s ‘piety-on-his-helmet’ form of public-religiosity is obviously NOT a dominant force, either on the football field, (with its ‘Ron Carew’ players & ‘Penn State shower’ issues), nor in America, as a whole…
    can we please tone-down the republican’s, (and t-baggers, prolifers, & assorted irreligious-sociopaths…), re abortion, contraception, marriage-equality, etc.??!

    Or must we endure the wait until, post ‘voting with their feet’, (due to various child sex, embezzlement, money-laundering and other scandals), the churchs, temples, & mosques are so reduced in membership & social influence that one no longer has to endure the nauseating sight of (un-certified) ‘psychological counseling’, performed by screaming douc’ebags outside woman’s health clinics, etc.?

  125. John says:

    Any god who cares who wins a football game isn’t a god.

  126. what says:

    I do not understand who’s God they are talking about.

  127. pdlenter says:

    It is totally logical that our Creator would bless those who praise Him and ignore those who mock Him. That blessing could be spiritual or physical. It is much more likely God would give Tebow exceptional talent than he would for those who have been too lazy to do the due diligence required to know Him. God’s ultimate purpose in all of creation is his own Glorification. If putting Tebow in a position to glorify God helps Tebow, then God will help him.

    1. ahs2 says:

      what a narcissistic a-hole your god is…If I am wrong and he does exist, I will gladly give him the finger as I descend into hell….

  128. rell87 says:

    Clearly Satan has a biiger influence on Football wins, look at all the championships the Steelers have.

  129. Homerfinn says:

    God loves Tim Tebow, but he sure hates those young boys who went to football camp at Penn State? Some people will believe anything.

  130. joker is wild says:

    BUT..does God help in ‘fantasy’ football…o wait, they’re BOTH fantasies…hypnotized fools, move on back to your to your iphones, nothing to see here…

  131. Darwin says:

    I’ll bet every one of them flunked science.

  132. Mark Matis says:

    The poll might also have noted that 90% of Democrats believe there is no God but Obama, and he sure ain’t gonna help Tebow!

  133. Sam says:

    Truly disturbing.

  134. A Great Mind says:

    Wow, 43 percent of people are fools.

  135. dkurtis says:

    As I read this thread – it is obvious that God has chosen the world’s foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world’s weak things to shame the strong.

  136. howie lee says:

    God is there for everything we do. i have seen so many examples in my life thru my faith. unfortunately, we are turning away from God with so many abortions, corruption, and absolute hatred of those who are believers. why are they so angry? of the millions who have been aborted for birth control, which of those would have found a cure for cancer? or ms? maybe one would have become president of the united states and instead of lying and spending us into bankruptcy and cutting taxes for the rich more than george bush ever imagined, would have been a God loving person and done good for this nation and this world. remember when obama called bush unpatriotic for his spending? remember when obama said he would cut the deficit in half and raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year? he did. and he had a supermajority in congress for 2 years, yet never presented a bill. never intended to. he also sent more troops to die in afghanistan than died in the 8 years bush was president. yeh, all you hypocrites out there, take a good look in the mirror. go gators, class of 1981!

  137. James says:

    Look, there may or may not be a “god” like entity out there but I think we can rest assured that it would not be anything like what Christianity (or any other known religion for that matter) says it is. Nobody knows for certain how the universe got here and since no written record exists from the beginning of time we aren’t likely to find out. Faith is a word that religious people use when they can’t explain something, nothing more. People seem to think it’s great when someone says stuff like “I’ll do whatever you want me to do in this situation lord, just tell me what to do” but it really concerns me because there isn’t a god talking back to you, you’re just filling in the blank with your own humanly flawed perceptions. Religion equates to mysticism and that’s just how it is…I won’t make fun of your beliefs, you can believe what you want to believe but you can’t blame me for thinking you’re naive at best. The worst thing about religion to me is the fact that all religions want to force their values on other people whether they want it or not. Again, you can believe what you want to believe but don’t try to force your silly morality laws on others or make political decisions with something as fickle as faith in mind.

    1. howie lee says:

      thou shall not steal is silly? i guess murder is ok too. i would never force anyone to believe in God as i do, but i will make decisions based on my faith and morality. fickle. i think not. mysticism is believing in a stalin, or mao, or hitler. when you gonna wake up?

      1. James says:

        You are confused. Morality laws are the rules of behavior an individual or a group may follow out of personal conscience that do not directly effect anyone but that individual. Murder and theft involve victimizing other people. As an example of a morality law I will reference the illegal status of marijuana. The usage of marijuana in and of itself does not pose a threat to anyone but the user…and before you say something stupid about people driving high I should mention that smoking pot does NOT mean that you will drive high. It should not be illegal to smoke pot but it should be illegal to drive high, just as it is legal to drink alcohol but not to drive drunk. If you would like other examples I’d be glad to oblige.

      2. James says:

        Also, I am completely awake, it is you who needs to wake up — and find a dictionary. Mysticism is not believing in a human figure. Mysticism is the belief in beings, and the communication with beings that are beyond normal human perception.

  138. JB says:

    When Tebow loses tomorrow what will the 47% day?

  139. Bill T says:

    The truth is that Tim Tebow (like many of us) knows that God does NOT directly help him win football games, nor does God care about the Broncos success, or lack of it. Tim knows that his physical gifts and desire to play football come from God and all he is doing is giving thanks and praise for it. Win or lose, Tim will praise the Lord and thank him for all the Blessings he receives each and every day regardless of the final score.

  140. gw says:

    Inteersting how people who dont beleive in GOD think they know what GOD does or does not care about. Why bother with them. Pearls before swine

  141. Gospa says:

    43%are only those who were surveyed. There are multi thousands of us who believe that God is helping Tebow to win, not for Tebow’s sake but for the sake of Tebow’s desire for more people to realize God is real and that He loves all of His people. Wgatever is wreong in the world is not Hod’s doing, but rather man’s. Human beings have caused all the problems the world has and is going through. Look at the dying fish situation in our oceans, man has polluted the waters and is destroying life in the oceans. Who has slaughtered nrstly 50 million babies before they were born ? It surely wasn’t Go. So please stop blaming God for all that is wrong and put the blame where it belongs.

  142. Elliot Klein says:

    43% of what people? Tea Party members? Students at seminary school? Kids at religious camp? Football players with head injuries?

  143. Martin says:

    Interesting, mix football and religion and the loonies come out to speak their minds!

  144. JohnRalph says:

    This is an outrage! How dare he besmirch the American religion of pro-football with his heathen behavior? He should be butt raped at midfield, during the Super Bowl halftime show.

    Why if pro-football is 80% black is it worshipped so by whites? It’s because the white fans, both male and female secretly desire to have sex with the biggest fattest black lineman…right.

  145. Brian Larson says:

    is this a joke?

  146. Aaron B. Cohick says:

    No wonder our species is in such dire straits, we refuse to evolve.

  147. FSM says:

    What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy.
    — James Madison

    I have examined all the known superstitions of the word, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth.
    — Thomas Jefferson

    1. Caligal says:

      George Washington
      1st U.S. President

      “While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
      –The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.

      John Adams
      2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

      “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God … What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”
      –Diary and Autobiography of John Adams

      1. AthensGuy says:

        C’mon. 1770s vs 2012. We have matured and learned some in 250 years, haven’t we?

    2. Caligal says:

      Thomas Jefferson
      3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

      “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.”
      –Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

      “I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.”
      –The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

      1. Mark Twain says:

        Jefferson was a deist, someone who believes in a god but not religious dogma.

        I recommend reading the “Jefferson Bible,” his edited version of the Christian bible. He took out the fairy tales and made it more practical.

        Adams, on the other hand, pushed through an early version of the Patriot Act, called the Sedition Act. He became very unpopular, which is why Jefferson replaced him.

        I am glad we (supposedly) have freedom of religion and freedom from religion.

  148. frakk001 says:

    To believe that Tebow was the only Christian on that field is simply ridiculous. Both sides have Christians, and to think God favors one over the other is ludicrous…and shows what little people know about the Creator and owner of all..

  149. Caligal says:

    Tebow has brought a lot of attention to those that believe we have to answer to someone/something. This thinking enrages some people who do not want to be held accountable. I feel this is why the country is in the turmoil it is in. We founded this country on christian values (yes, its true not matter how much our “new” history tries to hide it). The saying, “if you don’t stand for anything you will fall for anything” is true. Slowly our country is accepting more and more immorality. We are heading to destruction. I really don’t have an answer to what god does during a football game but I’m sure his prayer affects his life in a positive way,despite what we see. God bless you Tebow.

    1. AthensGuy says:

      thank “god” we are heading to destruction, and getting rid of christianity on the way..

  150. John Roberts says:

    43% are idiots

  151. AthensGuy says:

    What a miserable, vain and selfish god. Allows millions to die of disease, famine and wars; starves children and allow for their abuse, but will help Tebow score. What a fake.

  152. Codex says:

    So, at least 43% of Americans are brainwashed idiots, unable to question what they have been indoctrinated with, and unable to consider alternative possibilities. Who would have thought it? Oh, wait… 😉

    1. rex fortunatus says:

      You speak of atheist who have been brainwashed?

  153. Kevin McGill says:

    Okay…God helps one team defeat the other. So that means God is condemning the other (the losing team) to a loss.

    What did the losing team do to deserve this? Was it a fan of the opposing team that turned God’s favor away and tipped His Blessings to the Broncos?

    People who embellish on the “Tebow phenomenon” to glorify God basically trivialize God just as anyone taking God’s name…or using God’s name in vain would condemn themselves.

    Want to glorify God? Turn off the TV football game, the computer, gather your family and go help out at a charity.

  154. slobo says:

    If we are borne in the image of the Creator, then we all possess the ability to create. We can create good things or bad things in our brief lives. I see no reason why The Creator could not be a football fan, given The Creator is a living and intelligent Being, and enjoys “his” creations very much, much the same as we do!

  155. dave says:

    Wow sooo much anger and insults because a man chooses to believe AND live that belief. Facts
    1. Tim has the right to believe and share that beleif.
    2. He’s a good athelet and rolemoedel
    3. the Anti-Christian posters are angry, meanspirited, insulting, closed-minded and sounded threatened. The Pro Tebow/Christians are reasonable, kindhearted, polite and pray for the first. I’ll take the latter.
    4. Know one knows the mid of God. Maybe he lends a hand to promote his son maybe he does’nt. (I’ll ask him when I see him)
    Keep it civil folks. You belittle only yourself with anger and insult.
    Have a nice day

  156. Dave Ranzetti says:

    w sooo much anger and insults because a man chooses to believe AND live that belief. Facts
    1. Tim has the right to believe and share that beleif.
    2. He’s a good athelet and rolemoedel
    3. the Anti-Christian posters are angry, meanspirited, insulting, closed-minded and sounded threatened. The Pro Tebow/Christians are reasonable, kindhearted, polite and pray for the first. I’ll take the latter.
    4. Know one knows the mid of God. Maybe he lends a hand to promote his son maybe he does’nt. (I’ll ask him when I see him)
    Keep it civil folks. You belittle only yourself with anger and insult.
    Have a nice day
    GBA

  157. Dawn says:

    I think its sick that God would care about football but allow a little boy to die of leukemia, ignoring the prayers of his parents, grandparents, and hundreds of others praying for him. I don’t get it.

    1. A Great Mind says:

      I don’t get it either. That’s proof the religious dogma was invented by primitive man. The religious don’t get it either. On one hand when good things happen, it’s attributed to their god, when bad things happen it’s the devils fault or doing. Then they say that their god is in charge of EVERYTHING and knows EVERYTHING. What we are dealing with is bronze age superstitions still hanging on in our modern world. It will take a while but these superstitions will be erased slowly. Reality and science for the win!

  158. rex fortunatus says:

    So many people, Christian or Atheist, seem to misunderstand.
    We (still) live in and are part of this “fallen” world of which even Jesus said that Satan is the prince of. That explains diseases, wars, murder etc. But some posting here who obviously are atheists, still blame Him for all the ills. Go figure. To those who do believe, it was Jesus’ sacrifice that meant that authority/ownership./title was given back to mankind to have control over one’s life. If things seem to be out of control, it is the lack of enforcement of that authority. Re. Tim Tibow, there is nothing wrong with acknowledging God and thanking Him for one’s success. But it bothers some people to see that, to be confronted with that, because their conscience nags at them. The very reason why some get so incredibly upset at him for showing his faith in God.

  159. JOSE0311USMC says:

    WHO IS TEBOW ?? EVERYWHERE I GO, ALL I HEAR IS TEBOW….IS TEBOW SOME TYPE OF GOD ???MAYBE I SHOULD START WATCHING T.V.

  160. Martin says:

    Look, once again, Atheists aren’t angry at a god that doesn’t exist nor are we angry at this guy Tebow. It’s actually fun to make fun of you religious people and we do it whenever we get the chance. You people are low hanging fruit to be picked and it’s just too damn funny! LMAO! The only people that are mad is the ones who want everyone to accept their imaginary god.

  161. William Hooper says:

    God already knows who wins the game. He is not surprised, He doesn’t learn anything.. He controls every event almost always through His providence, not miracles. Yet….we are responsible for our actions. What we will and do matter in the outcome. A contradiction? Is it really a shock that we don’t fully comprehend God? What the Bible says about God is true. It actually describes the way things really are..

  162. John says:

    God could care less about football just as he could care less for the innocent children that are raped, beaten and killed by pedophiles, moms and dads.

  163. harviele says:

    The fact is that God does not help Tebow. The idea of God and his faith helps him. God does not do anything for anyone. The idea of God and their faith does do things for them. When there is no hope one putting his faith in anything will help him have hope. The Number of people killed in the Name of Christianity? Hundreds of millions over 2000 years. The number of people killed in the name of Buddhism? Zero. Which is the better religion?

  164. Lars says:

    so in other words, God allowed an illegal play to be a touchdown? Only 6 were at the line, but that was OK with God right? It was not God who helped the Broncos win. I am sure the other team was praying they would win too. And meantime during the game, the players taunt each other, and this pleases God too right?

  165. Sue says:

    Why won’t god heal amputees?

    Because it is impossible.

    All things are possible through prayer? lol

  166. John says:

    So God help Tebow… SO hes the only Christian in the entire NFL?

    And he sure didn’t help him against New England. I guess this makes Brady the better Christian.

    Do you people see how insane it is to think if there is a God that he’s actually picking a team?

  167. Ryan says:

    Reading this article and the comments has completely relieved me of any hope for the future of humanity and intellectual progression.

    If there is a God, I hope he hurtles an asteroid at this nonsensical bunch of apes ASAP.

  168. tim teeblow says:

    god helps teebow win huh, well looks like satan helps brady win and brady sent teebow and his god home with a sore butt lol.

  169. A Reasoner says:

    The difference between belief in a lucky jockstrap and belief in an invisible man in the sky is the jockstrap provides supportive evidence.

  170. John Lieberman says:

    As Augustinus said: You can’t prove His existance, and you can’t prove His non-existance. It’s a question of believing, not of knowing. What we all have to reject though is the idea of God intervening in our free choice. If we can’t choose freely, there is no way to sin, and we are all sinners, are we? All those frightful apocalyptics would indeed sit down on their backs and start wondering why on earth the end of times didn’t start with some mass slaughtering. Maybe some would even occasionally become normal citizens enjoying the music, the movies, good wine and good sex?

  171. Ben Lyons says:

    Pray all you like but praying on TV stinks of showboating. As a confirmed atheist I usually keep my thoughts to myself but more and more I get Christianity shoved down my throat and I implore all religious zealots that as much I respect your beliefs are your own I do not want to hear them 24/7 Thank you

  172. Jacalyn Simpson says:

    If god takes time to win a football game while leaving people to starve and suffer world wide, while allowing dictators to kill and destroy lives daily despite billions of frantic prayers, then it is no god at all and totally unworthy of worship.

  173. Renee Defibaugh says:

    I do not needed read all people. i know . Did you reading Bible book every day. What Bible said. it is nothing. goc cannot help you win or other. God is not here. Jesus is not here. Where They live. You cannot see.
    Same my friend prayer for me get hearing. God cannot help me become hearing. It is not working. i am still deaf. God cant help me get hearing from deaf. You see Tim was played football saturday. Score 45 to 10 lost. Tim got lost. God cannot help. Big talk people about it wow.

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