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Jan 9, 2012, 12:03 PM
 
Drudge links to the Denver Post article as "Tebow wins big, Throws for 3:16 yards"
     
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Jan 9, 2012, 03:10 PM
 
Very funny coincidence, makes a person want to believe.

No, Tim isn't "there yet", he has a whole lot to learn. But he has passion, drive, and a love of the game. As long as he holds on to that, and keeps working on his mechanics, he can be a very capable franchise QB. I look forward to watching his progress over the next few years, and the Tebow movie that Disney is no doubt already working on.

Will they beat the Pats next week? Something tells me no, but stranger things have happened.
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Jan 9, 2012, 03:18 PM
 
Of course, we all know why it is that Jesus cares so much about football: Songs: Jesus Can't Play Rugby

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Jan 9, 2012, 05:46 PM
 
Jesus just gave it to Mahr again. I hope he made him squeal.

Broncos deliver TV ratings hit, another 3:16 coincidence - KDVR

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This thread should be renamed Bill Maher.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
This thread should be renamed Bill Maher.
Spelling, blah. I should have just said "jackass" and people probably would have known who I was talking about.

Jesus knows his name. He's apparently on his list. LOL
     
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Jan 9, 2012, 11:20 PM
 
Tebow prays better
     
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Very funny coincidence, makes a person want to believe.
He threw for 316 yards

He averaged 31.6 yards passing.

The big defensive play where the Broncos got an interception the Steelers where 3rd and 16.

The final quarter hour TV rating for the game was 31.6

The dude is known for promoting this verse, which promotes the central theme of Christianity under his eyes. All this happens after a major media figure disses Tebow and Jesus in an attempt to make the case that Jesus wouldn't give the guy a hand due to his unshakable faith and passionate promotion?

Coincedence? Possibly.

If I were a supreme being and wanted to send a message without "showing my hand," this is how I'd do it, however. Maher has been noticeably silent post game. I think he's nursing a sore ass.
     
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Jan 10, 2012, 09:54 AM
 
It's a good thing you're not being serious.
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Originally Posted by stupendousman View Post
Spelling, blah. I should have just said "jackass" and people probably would have known who I was talking about.

Jesus knows his name. He's apparently on his list. LOL
I said thread. As in, this is what it's really about.
     
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Jan 10, 2012, 11:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by stupendousman View Post
If I were a supreme being and wanted to send a message without "showing my hand," this is how I'd do it, however. Maher has been noticeably silent post game. I think he's nursing a sore ass.
Thankfully you're not a supreme being.
     
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I think the key thing here is to realize it's very important to supreme beings to "not show your hand."
     
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Jan 10, 2012, 02:46 PM
 
Yes... I'm told supreme beings like to work in mysterious ways. I guess it's to add excitement and intrigue.
     
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Jan 10, 2012, 02:56 PM
 
I wonder how the losing team feels about God picking the other team. Must be a real blow to their faith.
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Originally Posted by stupendousman View Post
Coincedence?
Yes.
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I wonder how the losing team feels about God picking the other team. Must be a real blow to their faith.
The other team has Rapistburger, they had it coming.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I think the key thing here is to realize it's very important to supreme beings to "not show your hand."
Exactly. If the Bible tells us anything about God, it's his appreciation for subtlety.








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Just in case the raping of married women and murdering babies didn't catch anyone's attention.
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Everyone was seeing "911" everywhere after the WTC attacks, which could be written off as coincidence. Or, it could be that the will and focus of large groups of individuals can actually cause change.

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Just in case the raping of married women and murdering babies didn't catch anyone's attention.
Good thing Jesus condemned such things, right?
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Everyone was seeing "911" everywhere after the WTC attacks, which could be written off as coincidence. Or, it could be that the will and focus of large groups of individuals can actually cause change.
Or it could be confirmation bias.
     
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Good thing Jesus condemned such things, right?
But if Jesus is God, doesn't that make him a flip-flopper?

No, I'm not serious.
     
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Good thing Jesus condemned such things, right?
Do as I say, not as I do, right?
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Do as I say, not as I do, right?
I'm not aware of Jesus murdering babies and raping women, but I might be wrong. If you could point me towards some examples of this in the Gospels I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Or it could be confirmation bias.
Mmmaybe, or some weird example of large scale observer effect.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
But if Jesus is God, doesn't that make him a flip-flopper?

No, I'm not serious.
Jesus is not Elohim, but He is Adonai. 92% less severity, 208% more compassion, with only 1/3rd the calories.
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If you could point me towards some examples of this in the Gospels I'd appreciate it.
I guess it depends if you think Jesus is God.
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I guess it depends if you think Jesus is God.
See above post.
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
See above post.
That's your interpretation, anyway.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I think the key thing here is to realize it's very important to supreme beings to "not show your hand."
If you want the seeds of your creation to figure out on their own, just by viewing all of your other miraculous creations, and figure out that it was made by a higher power, you wouldn't.

It's the whole "faith" thing. You know - believing in something because your heart tells you that there is more to the stuff you observe but can't prove. Like God, ghosts, or something like man global warming.
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I miss the days when God would have just melted the Steelers like the Nazis in Raiders.
     
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I miss the days when God would have just melted the Steelers like the Nazis in Raiders.
Uhm, Superbowl 45 !!!

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Okay...

I miss the days where the quarterback's wife had to cut his wang and smear the blood all over the tent to keep God from marching in like he owned the place.
     
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Jan 11, 2012, 09:44 AM
 
True, as a younger God he was a lot less subtle.

With age comes wisdom and patience. You learn that sometimes less is more.
     
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Originally Posted by stupendousman View Post
If you want the seeds of your creation to figure out on their own, just by viewing all of your other miraculous creations, and figure out that it was made by a higher power, you wouldn't.
So why is he trying to subtly cheat?

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True, as a younger God he was a lot less subtle.

With age comes wisdom and patience. You learn that sometimes less is more.
It's true. The longer your ageless existence goes on for, the more omniscient you become.
     
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Jan 11, 2012, 10:08 AM
 
You can tell he's really mellowed out by what's predicted in Revelation (that's the Lamb of God, back there, in the background. Pay no mind to the carnage.)


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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
So why is he trying to subtly cheat?
Plausible deniability. Our leaders engage in it all the time! Why should God be any different?
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
You can tell he's really mellowed out by what's predicted in Revelation (that's the Lamb of God, back there, in the background. Pay no mind to the carnage.)

Even patient and wise old people get pissed off and snap when pushed too far.
     
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It seems very disingenuous to me to suggest that God, in his (presumably) infinite patience and wisdom is an entity satisfied with letting his creation "figure it out on their own" over the last 2,000 years, but that there's actually a hidden deadline. For an entity to whom time as we know it has no real meaning, that doesn't seem analogous to some process of maturity. It seems more like the same old sh*t.

(This actually makes sense historically because Revelations, of course, draws on a tradition of Jewish apocalyptic literature, and early Christians were inclined to believe that the second coming would probably occur in their lifetime. But now it's in the Christian canon so you get to deal with it. Yay!)
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Originally Posted by stupendousman View Post
Plausible deniability. Our leaders engage in it all the time! Why should God be any different?
lulz
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
It seems very disingenuous to me to suggest that God, in his (presumably) infinite patience and wisdom is an entity satisfied with letting his creation "figure it out on their own" over the last 2,000 years, but that there's actually a hidden deadline. For an entity to whom time as we know it has no real meaning, that doesn't seem analgous to some process of maturity.
God = Q?

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I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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So why is he trying to subtly cheat?
Must have had a cheeky bet on.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Must have had a cheeky bet on.
I think he's trying to create some balance because he's pissed that Maher is an ugly jackass who somehow serial dates the beautiful models he creates. I think he probably thought they'd serve a higher purpose than that when he made them.
     
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Alright, I don't know about you guys, but I'm ankle deep into Poe's Law now.
     
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You can tell he's really mellowed out by what's predicted in Revelation (that's the Lamb of God, back there, in the background. Pay no mind to the carnage.)
All this time I thought it was Pop Tart Cat.
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Pop Tart Cat's genesis story is much more plausible.


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Alright, I don't know about you guys, but I'm ankle deep into Poe's Law now.
So I take it what happened was Maher told some off-color joke at Tebow's expense? Like everyone else has? And now that Tebow has won a playoff game, stupendousman has started a thread on MacNN to make sure that Maher doesn't forget it!

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So I take it what happened was Maher told some off-color joke at Tebow's expense? Like everyone else has? And now that Tebow has won a playoff game, stupendousman has started a thread on MacNN to make sure that Maher doesn't forget it!
I'm guessing Maher guaranteed Tebow would lose.

But I'm referring to the posts in the latter part of the thread.
     
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Originally Posted by stupendousman View Post
True, as a younger God he was a lot less subtle.

With age comes wisdom and patience. You learn that sometimes less is more.
does god age?

that implies god was once born...from mother nature?
     
 
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