Perhaps God IS trying to tell you something…

NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay the same day Tim Tebow gets cut from the Jets. Perhaps God IS trying to tell you something…

Jason Collins and Tim Tebow

Jason Collins comes out as gay, and Tim Tebow is out as QB in NY.

UPDATE: BTW, in case you’re asking, the purpose of this post is to examine the idea that God is attempting to “tell us things” when good or bad things happen.

Why is it that some people say that God is “telling people” something when things happen with which people agree? For instance, what is God “telling people” with natural disasters?

Why is it that when hurricanes hit places, or when punishments happen to people you don’t like or don’t agree with, God is suddenly “telling us something”, BUT, when things happen that shatter what we think about how God is supposed to work, then that can’t possibly be God telling us something??

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5 Responses

  1. Tebow is cut ? But I thought he was UN-cut.

  2. Great post! This part of the SI article (re-pasted below) really shatters the fundamentalist stereotype of gays. What will Mark Diriscole do now? A man who is a great athlete and grew up in a great family situation!
    From the article:
    “I’m from a close-knit family. My parents instilled Christian values in me. They taught Sunday school, and I enjoyed lending a hand. I take the teachings of Jesus seriously, particularly the ones that touch on tolerance and understanding. On family trips, my parents made a point to expose us to new things, religious and cultural. In Utah, we visited the Mormon Salt Lake Temple. In Atlanta, the house of Martin Luther King Jr. That early exposure to otherness made me the guy who accepts everyone unconditionally.”

  3. Poor Tim Tebow. Now, he’s a homeless millionaire.

  4. Thanx for the inspiration for the post.

  5. [...] Bob Cargill wants to know what it means that Jason Collins comes out of the closet the same day that Tim Tebow is released from the Jets … [...]

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