Why Do We Hate Tim Tebow-Fox Sports ran an interesting story about the criticism that Tim Tebow so commonly faces. I don't know much about him, but it does seem he faces more criticism than most professional athletes. Perhaps more broadly, the article addresses the double standard that exists between Christianity and other religious systems. Floyd-Engel asks, "What if Tim Tebow were a Muslim? Imagine for a second, the Denver Broncos quarterback is a devout follower of Islam, sincere and principled in his beliefs and thus bowed toward Mecca to celebrate touchdowns. Now imagine if Detroit Lions players Stephen Tulloch and Tony Scheffler mockingly bowed toward Mecca, too, after tackling him for a loss or scoring a touchdown, just like what happened Sunday. I know what would happen. All hell would break loose. Stinging indictments issued by sports columnists. At least a few outraged religious leaders chiming in on his behalf. Depending on what else had happened that day, they might have a chance at becoming Keith Olbermann's Worst Person In The World.
And there would be apologies. Oh, Lord, would there be apologies — by
players, by coaches, possibly by ownership with a tiny chance of a
statement from NFL commish Roger Goodell. You cannot mock Muslim faith, not in this country, not anywhere really."
Two Links from Stand to Reason: The first addresses pluralism, the second addresses the problem of evil.