I was in the cafeteria tonight at dinner
and ABC News was on the TV. I thought nothing of it, and sat down, determined to read my book and eat some tasteless food, when I realized that they were reporting on all that Tebow nonsense. They were saying it was a “miracle” and whatnot. I could only barely hear what they were saying, but I could tell that they were pointing out all the ridiculous 316 coincidences. For instance they were saying stuff like “he threw a game-winning, 316-yard touchdown, and has a (something) average of 3.16!” I admit I don’t know that much about football, so a lot of the things they were mentioning had little to no meaning to me.
If you think about it, though, it’s really stupid to assume that a god would cause one football team to beat another just because one of the players really enjoys being his lapdog. For one, I see this whole thing as just another person thinking god’s on their side. To me, it’s exactly like how the US thinks they’re god’s chosen country. I’m pretty sure an all-powerful, all-seeing deity wouldn’t have favorites, especially not with something so petty and arbitrary as football teams.
Now, just to humor Tebow, let’s pretend that god did cause his team to win. Obviously god has a lot of free time on his hands, if he’s expending his omnipotence on a single football game. He could be stamping out AIDS or solving world hunger, but instead he’s throwing treats to his little lapdog.
I think the thing that really makes me roll my eyes about this is that the news is jumping all over this. It’s one thing to just have a short snippet on what happened, but if you’re really going to buy into all the 3:16 nonsense, you’re going to look ridiculous to those of us who aren’t superstitious or gullible. Please, there are more important things happening in the world.