A RESPONSE TO “A tale of two Christianities on its knees”

Well my dear friends, you’ll find me different today.  My comments to   | May 3, 2017

“Mike Frost, obviously you did your research about the charitable giving of Kaepernick, you did nothing about the charitable giving of Teebow. This I call a lie by silence. Why did you not include that in your article. I haven’t researched to call one over the other but you certainly should have. Also you present the “taking the knee” as equal, I consider it vastly different that one did it during the playing of the national anthem; the other did it on the sideline before the game. I don’t think it was ever done during the playing of the national anthem. Two very deliberate and important omissions you have made. If they were not deliberate, you do not deserve your reputation to casually leave out such important details.”

This article compares Kaepernick’s Christianity with that of Teebow’s.  The writer’s conclusion is that the two Christians are both worthy, kind, clean-cut, etc. but they are vastly different in that Kaepernick does all these great things for social justice and Teebow’s is all talk and no walk –  (my words but his implication).  He presents the “kneeling” as being the same.  But he neglects to say that Teebow did not do it in protest to his country and he did not do it during the national anthem.  He lists many things that Kaepernick does in  charitable giving but says nothing about Teebow’s giving which I think is a lie by implication.  I was/am upset!

TEEBOW’S CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A CHRISTIANITY WHICH IS ALL TALK AND NO WALK!  AND TEEBOW IS AS MUCH A CHRISTIAN WITNESS WITH WORDS AS KAEPERNICK IS WITH TATTOOS.  ACTUALLY I HAD NOT RECOGNIZED KAEPERNICK’S TATTOOS WERE ALL CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS.  I WONDER IF HIS FOLLOWERS CAN READ HIS TATTOOS.  I’M SKEPTICAL THAT HIS TATTOOS ARE LIKELY TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL OR FEED THE HUNGRY.

I’m slightly ticked off at a blogger who presented all the article as the last word.  She also failed to research any further than her nose.

You can send me to my “private” corner if you wish.  I’ll talk to the Lord about whether he would be pleased if I would get a lot of Christian symbols tattooed on my body.  😀

 

 

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13 Responses to A RESPONSE TO “A tale of two Christianities on its knees”

  1. To quote a popular girl ‘anthem’….”THIS GIRL, eh woman, IS ON FIRE!!!!”
    Spot on Oneta!!!
    100%!!!
    Mr. Tebow is a man of great faith—in that he has always, from all outwardly appearances, been seen to put God, the honor of God, first in his life. It is to God he yields and it its to God he gives the glory.
    Mr. Kaepernick, it appears not so much.

    Whereas both young men have their giving and charitable moments we will readily admit, we must be observant however as to whom and to what each man kneels…

    One kneels before God as in demonstrating a level of knowledge as to Who is the greater.
    Kneeling in respect, reverence, thanksgiving and even awe….
    While the other kneels in a self-centered anger and protest… kneeling to and with a world gone awry as he and the masses knell to at the altar of worldly culture that is heavily laced with vehemence, intolerance, hatred and anger….not the things Mr Tebow kneels before….

    Thank you Oneta!!!

  2. Faye says:

    I do not know who the people you are referring to are – I presume celebrities or footballers etc BUT here in Oz the principal is the same. Its not the National Anthem which is the most important but respect of what the anthem stands for……but above and beyond EVERYTHING only if GOD IS FIRST….above the game, above the glory above everything is anyone a true follower of Christ. People today are wearing crosses, kneeling in public spaces screaming hallalelujah! and none of it shows commitment to the ONE at all. We have the blasphemy of players being called the Messiah and the KING – nothing about God at all……all about the game and personal Glory. Thanks for your blog even if I do not know the story. Blessings!

    • oneta hayes says:

      They are both footfall players. Tim Teebow is well known as a Christian, he knelt at the sidelines before the game as an acknowledgment of respect to God . He is against abortion and pre-marital sex, is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kaepernick is a well tattooed football player who knelt “took a knee” during the national anthem as a protest against America. He claimed it was against cops who he was accusing of being racist. He wore socks that had pictures of pigs as cops. I never heard him say anything about being a Christian. He didn’t get much support until President Trump said, in impolite words, that those who “took a knee” during the anthem were disrespectful and should be fired. That caused the final furor. Gave a new reason to spend a few days on Trump hating. So now we have a third grade class whose coach allows them to “take a knee” during the anthem. Of course our allegiance as Christians is with God but he is not likely to get much respect if our young people are raised with no respect for family, school, law, or government. Many pretty much disdain all authority.

  3. I love reading your posts!! My husband and I spoke about this tonight. Why did Tebow get bashed for praying and taking a knee during the National Anthem is acceptable? They are in no way the same. These NFL players are supposedly doing this because of police brutality, etc. They claim they’re oppressed. How is that possible? They make millions. How about they put some of it where it’s needed most and stop spitting on the American people who pay their salaries. Ok. I’m joining you in the corner. We can talk to God together ❤️

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