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The Tebowing Craze

Is it okay to pray anywhere?

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Visitor Comments: 44

(36) Allan, January 10, 2012 6:49 PM


Back in the fifties, there was an Hispanic player who always made the Sign of the Cross whenever he came up to bat. No one made a fuss; I think most people thought it was rather nice. Is the fuss about Tebow because he is praying in public, or because he is an Evangelical Protestant?

(35) Jersey Girl, January 4, 2012 10:24 PM

Where Are Our Players?

The Tebow controversy has brought up the fact that Jews are woefully underrepresented in the NFL. If we can repair the world, win Nobel prizes, cross the Red Sea, rebuild the Temple, survive the Diaspora - is it really asking too much to be able to get eleven enormous Jews on the field?

(34) Linda Calderon, November 21, 2011 11:02 PM

Too many want to be politically correct so this is refreshing

It should never be considered inappropriate to pray or bow in public as it's part of our rights plus it should not ever be wrong to giveGod credit for all of our successes because without Him we can do nothing of ourselves. Mocking his praying or thanksgiving to God is sick and sorry. That man on the opposing team will have to one day answer to God for that unless he repents before that time. That is something unbelievers don't realize. We need to pray for the mockers that they will have the scales removed from their eyes so they can know HaShem (God) too.

(33) Aliza, November 19, 2011 5:24 PM

pray yes mock no

I think it's brilliant that he feels comfortable enough to take a moment to do/say whatever it is he thinks/says at those moments. Why not thank God for his talent? God's the one who gave it to him. If he tried to lead everyone in a prayer, I would have a problem, but this is his own moment - go for it, I say. As for mocking, I think it's wrong to mock, period. It has nothing to do with whether it's right or wrong to mock Tebow's prayer, it is just cruel to mock people and make fun.

(32) Anonymous, November 18, 2011 5:46 PM

totally agree

I feel that there's no question whatsoever as long as he is bowing sincerely - which from what you were saying it seems so. Therefore, the only thing that is inappropriate is anyone mocking someone doing something like that! Thank you always for your words of wisdom - Have a awesomely uplifting Shabbos Kodesh!

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