Hysteria: A Tebow Super Bowl Win Could Lead to Mosque Burnings, Gay Bashing and Mass Deportations

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm
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Hmm, let’s see. None if this happened after 9/11, but what the heck, with Tebow-mania sweeping the nation, who knows how rowdy those Broncos fans could become?

I admit I’ve been tempted to bust some things up when my New York Giants lose tough games, and I was perilously close to calling for mass deportation after that DeSean Jackson fiasco last December. But really, is a man who causes such inspiration capable of unknowingly inciting mass violence?

For all the Tebow analysis from non-football types, this may be the dumbest.

People are always looking for signs of God’s beneficence, and a victory by the Orange Crush over the blue-clad Patriots, from the bluest of blue states, will give fodder to a Christian revivalism that has already turned the Republican presidential race into a pander-thon to social conservatives, rekindling memories of those cultural icons of the ‘80s, the Moral Majority and “Hee Haw.”  The culture wars are alive and well, and, if the current climate in Washington is any indicator, the motors are being revved up for what will undoubtedly be the most cantankerous Presidential campaign ever.  When supposedly well-educated candidates publicly question overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution and then gain electoral traction by fabricating conspiracies about a war on Christmas, these are not rational times.

Into the middle of it all rides Tebow.  Absolutely confident that God is on his side, he comes across as a humbler version of the biblical Joseph, who, in this week’s Torah portion, audaciously lays claim to being the Chosen One, and then goes out and proves it.  Tebow’s sanctimonious God-talk has led even pious peers like Kurt Warner to suggest that he cool it. Joseph could have used the same coaching.

If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants.  While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.

Little of this insanity, mind you, has to do with Tebow himself.  I admire much of what he stands for.  His mom’s decision to risk her own life rather than abort her fetus flies against my own – and Judaism’s – values, but neither am I pro-choice in all cases.  His story is so improbable that if he were to win it all, a part of me would be wondering whether there is a Purpose behind it, just as I saw a divine hand in the equally unbelievable Red Sox victory of 2004.  And it makes me wonder whether other Jews, the ones who don’t happen to have advanced degrees in religion and a few decades of rabbinic experience, might be even more seduced by this unfolding drama.  Will legions of Southern Baptist missionaries hit the college campuses the very next day, spreading this new gospel of Tim?  Already there is a “Jews for Tebow” Facebook page.

No, this wasn’t some deranged satire from a Daily Kos post, but it’s execrable nonetheless. Sad to see it’s authored by a rabbi, who should know better. Such ugliness and bigotry should not be coming from such quarters. Sadly, this jerk seems to be infected with the disease known as liberalism.

Shameful.

Via Ben D.

Thanks to Hot Air for the link.

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39 Responses to “Hysteria: A Tebow Super Bowl Win Could Lead to Mosque Burnings, Gay Bashing and Mass Deportations”

  1. itsonlywords on 13/13/11 at 7:15 pm

    The good Rabbi’s head is filled with so much twisted thinking, it’s hard to know where to start.

  2. el polacko on 13/13/11 at 8:52 pm

    this rabbi is, obviously, a whack job…but i will say that tebow’s public sanctimony is getting to be a bit much. i’m a christian, you’re a christian…i get it…now just play some ball.

  3. wnb on 13/13/11 at 9:11 pm

    @el polacko: Some Christians feel a responsibility (as pointed out in Scripture) to bear witness to the Word.

    You accuse him of sanctimony – on what grounds do you claim he is a hypocrite? Maybe you should look the word up.

  4. el polacko on 13/13/11 at 11:40 pm

    @wnb: he’s borne PLENTY of witness…who doesn’t know that he’s a christian by now ? at this point all of his theatrics are affectations (i.e. sanctimony). after all, the good book also admonishes us to do our praying in private… not at nationally televised public events.

  5. Ozzy Osbourne on 14/14/11 at 12:03 am

    This rabbi is dead on!
    I have everything ready… just in case.
    Tebow wins and I go crazy! No Jew will be safe! No Muslim will be without outrage! I’ll serve trans fats near ME-Chelle Obama and put salt on restaurant tables in New York City!
    I’ll flush toilets twice!
    I’ll eat Happy Meals!
    I’ll leave a light on when I leave the house!
    I’ll tell some gay guy he needs to dress better!

    How did this Rabbi know?
    Who is leaking the PLAN to this – this man of brilliance?

  6. M Anderson on 14/14/11 at 12:35 am

    The rabbi is merely trouble making! He has no right to be equating a Christian expressing love for Jesus with arson and riots! It is a straight out lie!! Maybe I have missed all the Christians rioting. When did that happen? It didn’t ever happen. Now if the rabbi wants to tell the truth he could always talk about Christian churches being burnt to the ground in certain countries around the world.

  7. Barry Davis on 14/14/11 at 1:45 am

    Joshua Hammerman is a rabbi in name only – in reality he is a social justice devotee and Anti-Israel J Street supporter. He is an embarrassment to all Jews and an an fellow traveler of all who seek to undermine Israel. His congregation condones his disgusting bile..

  8. Amy P. on 14/14/11 at 6:23 am

    after all, the good book also admonishes us to do our praying in private… not at nationally televised public events.

    But only in the context of using the prayer for show and hypocritical self-interest. The parts about going out and making disciples of all nations runs counter to praying in private, doesn’t it?

  9. susan on 14/14/11 at 7:48 am

    “His mom’s decision to risk her own life rather than abort her fetus flies against my own – and Judaism’s – values”

    So this Rabbi has ‘his values’, not Judaism? The man comes across egomanical as also indicated in his declaration “overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution” .

    If climate change science based is upon riggged data what evidence is there that it is true?

    And everyone knows that Darwin’s own two reasons stated in Origins of Man-molecular biology and lack of fossil records-are evidence as to why his evolutionary theory is invalid.

    One the other hand; Tim Tebow delightfully possesses humility-a concept many egomaniacs are unable to wrap their overbloated egos around.

  10. susan on 14/14/11 at 7:55 am

    PS: Those who throw around their bogus ‘climate change’ fraud as some proof that they are scientifically superior are in fact attempting to hide their ignorance of that which they can never understand.

  11. Rob Crawford on 14/14/11 at 9:09 am

    ” at this point all of his theatrics are affectations (i.e. sanctimony).”

    As are your protests. What are you saying except that you’re a “better Christian” than he is?

  12. Bill Bissenas on 14/14/11 at 9:14 am

    I knew that Jesus overturning the tables of the money-changers in the Temple could only lead to more trouble…

  13. Kristo Miettinen on 14/14/11 at 9:40 am

    This is actually a postcard illustration of leftie language-twisting. Consider this sentence: “His mom’s decision to risk her own life rather than abort her fetus flies against my own – and Judaism’s – values, but neither am I pro-choice in all cases.” The rabbi is saying that Tebow’s mom making the choice she made can be excused as an exception to being “pro-choice”! What the rabbi should say, except his worldview won’t allow it, is that he applauds Tebow’s mom for choosing according to her convictions, and that this is precisely what being “pro-choice” is all about. Instead, for the rabbi, pro-choice clearly means no-choice, that there is a correct decision in every situation (e.g. according to his understanding of “Jewish values”) and no room for the mother to express herself through choice, unless she is willing to make the correct choice. The mother making the “wrong” choice is only acceptable as an exception to otherwise supporting choice!

  14. Bart in Golden on 14/14/11 at 10:03 am

    What has the Rabbi been smoking?

    Regardless of past conflicts, it is the evangelical Christians, like Tebow, not the corrupt liberals, who have been the Jews best friends of late. Obama would gladly let Israel get destroyed if it would win him another Nobel prize.

  15. lou mulkern on 14/14/11 at 10:07 am

    Tebow should simply convert to Islam, then bow to Mecca everytime he scores… the media would respect that and leave him alone, or cover him with plaudits…

  16. George on 14/14/11 at 10:09 am

    This Jew will be converting to Christianity if Tim Tebow wins the Super Bowl this February. Sorry.

  17. Jon Rosenbluth on 14/14/11 at 10:11 am

    What is pathetic is that this so-called “rabbi” is not even a Torah-observant Jew. He is a JINO – “Jew In Name Only”. He puts Marx above Moses, and “social justice” above the Torah. Torah-Observant Jews love their Christian brothers and sisters, and rejoice in the rebirth of faith that has been sparked by the triumphs of Tim Tebow.

  18. GodogGo on 14/14/11 at 10:25 am

    With all of the egotistical (moronic end zone dancing) and pathetically dangerous (Suh stomp) behavior on display in the NFL; a player acknowledging his humility and dependence on the transcendent should be the least of anyone’s concern. Cameramen could simply be instructed by their networks not to show Tebow’s gestures, as well as the twit pissing in a cup (Novak). Face it, it’s all about generating controversy…panem et circenses, keeping the masses entertained.

  19. billc on 14/14/11 at 10:45 am

    I have never heard him say that God was on their side in any of this. I have heard him say that God doesn’t care who wins or loses and that to him personally that football is just a game and his faith to him is more important. It is not surprising that a democratic Jewish rabbi write some tripe like this. It reminds me of some of the self righteous people that I used to go to church with. I consider myself to be evangelical and it took some time associating with those folks to learn not to look down on other people of faith or unbelievers. People who consider themselves religious tend to do that but I so far have not seen T-Bow beating his chest proclaiming that he is God’s warrior or something like that.

    I think the main component of what T-Bow is about is that it allows the team to be closer and believe in themselves and to come together to be victorious. There will no doubt be some who will come to the Lord not because of winning games but because of looking at T-Bow and how he leads his life and by following his example. The same goes for us who have children. I see it every day on how my children pick up the things that I do both good and bad. I sometimes look at them and wonder, where did they learn that? Then I look back and remember O yeah from me.

  20. Burmashave on 14/14/11 at 10:55 am

    Mmmmm…Rabbi, d’ya think that Israel might be just a smoldering hole in the ground if it were not for the steadfast support from the same conservative Christians for which you hold animus and irrational fear?

    Fellow traveller or weak sister?

  21. OccamsRazor on 14/14/11 at 11:03 am

    susan on 14/14/11 at 7:48 am
    “His mom’s decision to risk her own life rather than abort her fetus flies against my own – and Judaism’s – values”

    So this Rabbi has ‘his values’, not Judaism? The man comes across egomanical as also indicated in his declaration “overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution” .

    This.

  22. 12th Legion on 14/14/11 at 11:38 am

    Seems this kind of hyperbole, bigotry and hate was written by the same type of mindset that wrote the Elders of Zion!!!! Kind of ironic.

  23. doc on 14/14/11 at 1:41 pm

    …”emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. “…

    Seriously? Give a couple examples please. Now, churches and synagouges get burned with some regularity and gays do get bashed (particularly in the places where the mosque attenders rule).

  24. Mashiki on 14/14/11 at 4:02 pm

    Perhaps the good Rabbi is need of some psychotherapy? It’s pretty obvious he’s suffering from a case of severe paranoia.

  25. Josh on 15/15/11 at 9:39 am

    Hammerman must be a reform rabbi (reform and rabbi purposely not capitlized in this case). An Orthodox Rabbi would never spout such left wing drivel. If Hammerman doesn’t like living in a Christian country he should move to Israel – Oops he would never do that; he probably opposes Israel more than Christianity.

  26. Andy on 15/15/11 at 12:33 pm

    There is an old Yiddish saying, “for every two Jews, there are three synagogues.” Clearly this Rabbi is the leader of a D-bag congregation.

    At least he breaks the myth of all Jews being smart (and he embarrasses me on behalf of all of us).

    In fact, I think I will now seek out and join “Jews for Tebow”.

  27. DANEgerus on 15/15/11 at 1:03 pm

    Iran needs test pilots for their nuclear missiles, I say we allow the Rabbi to sign up, just to show us ‘bigots’ who the really tolerant people in the world are.

  28. Christopher Steele on 15/15/11 at 8:57 pm

    OH SO AWESOME AND FUNNY
    “This rabbi is dead on!
    I have everything ready… just in case.
    Tebow wins and I go crazy! No Jew will be safe! No Muslim will be without outrage! I’ll serve trans fats near ME-Chelle Obama and put salt on restaurant tables in New York City!
    I’ll flush toilets twice!
    I’ll eat Happy Meals!
    I’ll leave a light on when I leave the house!
    I’ll tell some gay guy he needs to dress better!

    How did this Rabbi know?
    Who is leaking the PLAN to this – this man of brilliance?”

  29. Neal on 17/17/11 at 5:41 pm

    This rabbi is a troll or he spent to much time in countries where people actually behave like that.

  30. Ken on 20/20/11 at 10:38 pm

    Wow, I thought Jews had come further than that. It pains me to hear him speak like that…after all they have defended and been thru in history. My prayers are with you rabbi, (prayers to Jesus Christ).