Re: What is so threatening about Tim Tebow, Maher?
Originally Posted by Galen Sevinne
Seems like you missed the entire point of the article.
Maher is a social commentator and a comedian....seems like Sally missed the joke.
"Set aside the intriguing question of whether Maher would have the nerve if Tebow were Muslim. Or whether he’s funny. (He’s not, really. Monty Python is.) What’s more interesting is why Maher, and other political commentators from Bill Press to David Shuster, feel compelled to rip on Tebow simply for kneeling.
Galen, you are a pyromaniac in a field of straw men.
Let me hold your hand and draw a circle around the main points:
"We prefer to keep religion at the abstract distance of historical or socio-cultural discussion, the safe range described by historian George Marsden, “like grandparents in an upwardly mobile family, tolerated and sometimes respected because of their service in the past. . . but otherwise expected either to be supportive or to stay out of the way and not say anything embarrassing.”
"Belittle Tebow if you must. But the trouble with shouting down Tebow’s religion, never mind the sheer offensiveness, is the same trouble with shouting down any other form of inspired expression. Do that, and you also shout down mystery, possibility, surprise. And some perfectly good questions. You drown out an awful lot that’s of interest, whether you agree with it or not."
Your the socially liberal one, why is it he is insulted by these liberal talking heads for expressing his belief's? He's not imposing his belief's on anyone. Could it be this is yet another blatant example of Liberal hypocrisy, and he is being bashed because his belief of choice is Christianity? I find it hard to believe that if he kneeled down to face Mecca he would be attracting the same liberal vitriol.
Last edited by Sirdowski; 01-03-2012 at 09:40 AM.
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