Friday, January 13, 2012

Tim Tebow and the Taliban

What do conservative Christians and the Taliban have in common?

A lot, according to blogger Rick Marazzani, who thinks that while conservative Christian “Tim Tebow looks like an All-American guy” on the outside, “he has more in common with the Taliban than with our Founding Fathers.”

Obviously, Marazzani knows nothing about conservative Christians, Tim Tebow, the Taliban or our Founding Fathers if he’s honestly going to make such an inane comparison. Like so many other liberals out there, he seems hell bent on proving himself an ignoramus extraordinaire.

But – just for kicks and giggles – let’s throw out the most obvious difference between the Taliban and conservatives… one that should be apparent to anybody, no matter how ill-educated or brain-deficient: Conservatives don’t go around killing people like the Taliban do. (There’s also the matter of our God actually being God, but that’s another discussion for another day.)

If anybody shares characteristics with the Taliban, it would be liberals, who uphold the murder of unborn children as a sacred right and go around shooting people up on any given day. After all, have you ever met a conservative thug?

Probably not.

But let’s move on to the Founding Fathers, who Tebow – with his belief that “procreation is from God, a precious trust reserved for marriage,” “all Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in their own lives,” and “all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy” as Marazzani accuses – apparently has nothing in common with…

Thomas Jefferson closed his second inaugural address by asking America to seek “the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our forefathers, as Israel of old.”

In George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, he spoke of it being “the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

Benjamin Franklin successfully calmed down his fellow delegates at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia with these words: “In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered… I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

To be fair, according to distinguished scholar and author Dr. Mark David Hall, when it comes to America having a Christian founding, “history is complicated, and we should always be suspicious of simple answers to difficult questions.”

But it still seems overwhelmingly safe to say that the Founding Fathers would probably get along a lot better with Tim Tebow than liberals like Rick Marazzani who are ignorantly turning America into one big sad joke.

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