Monday, January 09, 2012

Tim Tebow: God's Messenger? Hmmm....

Regular readers of this blog know I like to trot out the occasional conspiracy theory.  While Occam's Razor is probably the best starting point for interpreting the universe, truth is often much, much stranger than fiction.

And what else is a conspiracy but a series of related coincidences, tied together to form an unlikely pattern, in order to support an unsteady theory?  And yet....

It seems to me that every now and again - and more often lately -  The Big Guy is trying to send us a message.  Personally, when I read about the limited but very specific damage caused by that very unusual late-summer Virginia earthquake, I felt a chill go down my spine.   I just felt it again, in reading some of the Tim Tebow post-heroic wrap-ups:

The fact that Tebow had 316 yards passing and averaged 31.6 yards per pass in the game didn't escape notice on Sunday night. Tebow wore "John 3:16" on his eye black in the 2009 BCS Championship game and has since become identified with the famous Bible message. The coincidental stats caused millions of fans to perform Google searches on the Bible passage in the past 24 hours. Here's one more unbelievable stat: John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that the final quarter-hour television rating for the Broncos-Steelers game was, you guessed it, 31.6.


As it turns out, the lone interception thrown in the game on Sunday night came from Ben Roethlisberger. What down and distance were involved when he threw it? Third and 16. Of course.

 I don't know what it all means.  But just to be on the safe side...

John 3:16 -  "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

And then, of course, there's always this:

"They say when you talk to God it's prayer. But when God talks to you, it's schizophrenia."
~Agent Fox Mulder (The X-Files: All Souls)

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