Friday, December 16, 2011

Tebowing



Interesting post regarding some Long Island high school kids who were suspended for "Tebowing" in the halls during school. If I'm reading this correctly, they were suspending for blocking the hallways, not for any other reason.

Some of the comments on the message board are interesting to say the least. Here is a sampling:
"I love this. Seriously, its great. Imagine children all around the country are symbolically showing thier respect for a power greater than thier own. At a time when religion is going out of style with the youth, this comes along!! Its wonderful and I hope these children continue this "Fad", even if they dont understand the meaning, at least they are emulating with style!! Bravo!!"

"DUDE they were not praying they were pretty much just doing the gesture...a lot of people is doing that but it does not mean they are praying they just f-ng around"

"You are so right! Children all over the country are not symbolically showing their respect for a higher power. Do you not get it? In an awful lot of cases, they're not emulating it, but mocking it. What if they were actually mocking it? Would that change your perception? Talked to two of my grandsons about this and they said it's just effing around - and they both play HS football and think Tebow is a jerk, religiously, but a damned good QB.... "

"Touche, I'm glad the kids are praying/"tebowing" ( in school ) that is, I hope that's what they are doing. It would sure be an embarrassment if our youth were just emulating a gesture without understanding the meaning behind it."

"No matter how you look at it, this was NOT a religious issue. It was kids clowning around AND continuing to disrespect the teachers after being told repeatedly to knock it off. Sounds like they needed and got a reality check."


"Obviously you didn't read the article. They weren't actually praying, they were just on their knee like Tebow does. I can understand why they got into trouble, but suspended was a bit much."

One of the kids even said, "It was a joke between a group of friends that took a life of its own." So there was no acutal praying involved.

One of the students admitted they Tebowed in the hallway "out of respect for Tebow, and because Tebowing is the new thing to do.” So, they didn't do it as a stance against seperation of church and state or as a defiant act of prayer in the schools. They did it out of respect for a football player.

So, which is worse? Tebowing for Tebow or Mock Tebowing?

http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/msn/no_athletes_at_ny_high_school_suspended_for_tebowing_in_school_hallway/8753017



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