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Dawkins says Tebow “laid hands” on injured neck

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From time to time, some of you have joked that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow should try to heal injured players and/or opponents.

It’s time to stop joking.

Safety Brian Dawkins, who played for the Broncos during the two years of the Colorado version of Tebowmania, told Alex Marvez and Jim Miller of SiriusXM NFL Radio that Tebow tried to heal Dawkins’ injured neck last season.

“In our Bible study sessions when my neck was pretty bad and I’m hurting, [Tebow] along with our chaplain and [Broncos director of player development] Jerry Butler laid hands and prayed on me pretty good,” Dawkins said.  “They brought snot and tears to my eyes and all that type of good stuff with prayer.”

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344 Responses to “Dawkins says Tebow “laid hands” on injured neck”
  1. skoobyfl says: Mar 24, 2012 11:30 AM

    Say your prayers in NY, the Messiah has cometh home.

  2. wvuraven says: Mar 24, 2012 11:31 AM

    Wtf…

  3. waltdawg says: Mar 24, 2012 11:31 AM

    Could he “lay his hands on the neck” of Goddell? And then proceed to squeeze?

    Hail Skins Lawsuit 2012!!!!

  4. mikebe1 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:32 AM

    Hopefully he can lay hand on mark sanchez brain and heal that so my jets can win a super bowl.

  5. fitzmagic1212 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:32 AM

    tebows a great guy. even if he’s a bit crazy with his faith i respect him. hope he does well but i still hope the jets lose!!!!

  6. tebowmagic says: Mar 24, 2012 11:32 AM

    Tebow can you turn some of my water into wine? I’m running low on cash

  7. crs334 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:32 AM

    The power of Christ compels you

  8. emoney826 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:32 AM

    Praise Jesus! The comic book, I mean, bible, healed Dawkins neck. LMAO

  9. thcnote says: Mar 24, 2012 11:32 AM

    It didn’t work he missed half the season.

  10. jrfrom508 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:33 AM

    Can’t say I’m religious but tebow’s a good dude. I’ve got a pretty rough hangover I wish he’d pray on right now

  11. kilo0986 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:33 AM

    ….

  12. kingofthenorth92 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:33 AM

    Well whatever they did it obviously didnt work

  13. idealisticapathetic says: Mar 24, 2012 11:33 AM

    nope. who cares.

  14. sch00ns says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    I lol’d

  15. bhop49 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    Oh!!! This is gonna be fun

  16. 513guy says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    “laid hands on me and prayed on me pretty good…” Thats what she said.

  17. emma333 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    OK, now it’s just creepy..How will this play in NYC.

  18. kdish87 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    Who is this Tim Tebow guy everyone is talking about?

  19. bspn2 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    No comment.

  20. straighcashhomie84 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    Why is the son of God wasting his time on earth playing football?

  21. chuckyd317 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    Science > Religious Nonsense….

  22. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    Obviously it didn’t work enough that they wanted him to give “a blessing” to Manning’s neck.

  23. frankdatank23 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    que the godless haters…. im sure they’re lining up to bitch about this one.

  24. scratchnpost1234 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:35 AM

    What’s gonna happen when Rex goes off on a F-bomb rant at practice with Tim?

  25. permiepoo says: Mar 24, 2012 11:35 AM

    The Broncos’ defense was fine… could have helped more to have laid hands on Tim’s throwing motion.

  26. blue22ro says: Mar 24, 2012 11:35 AM

    Peyton next?

  27. wtfchiefs says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    This will be the most epic comment section ever.

    aaaaannnnd GO!….

  28. jackshine says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    If a Tiger Woods status sex scandal could happen with Tebow…

    I’d be soooo happy.

  29. ytrain says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    They brought snot to his eyes?

  30. whodeydaytonchapter says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    That is pretty funny, although I doubt it was done with the intent to “heal” the guy.

  31. benacci says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    It was reported that was the reason Peyton went to Denver to be healed by Tebow but he refused to “put hands on” Peyton’s neck so the Broncos traded him..

  32. warpd says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    Wow.

  33. bonniebengal says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    Sometimes we Christians do that. We pray for the sick and injured. Placing a hand on the injured neck while praying is not a big deal. It’s just prayer and certainly not something worthy of a headline on your site.

  34. ytrain says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    oh yeah, first

  35. raiderstotheship says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    Well come to Oakland mr tebow and touch run DMC

  36. mjkelly77 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    Yeah. Slow day with NFL news?

  37. raidermot says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    Elvis liked to lay hands and heal people too.

    So Tebow is a hunka-hunka burnin’ love away from being The King. I say “Go For It, Tim.”

    As they say in Denver, “Tebow has left the building.”

  38. johntonioholmes says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    Oh my god…

  39. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM

    I think I’m gonna puke! The NFL is quickly becoming a joke.

  40. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM

    I’ve seen a million people on TV thank God for winning an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, a Super Bowl, a World Series… but the media can’t criticize this Tebow kid enough.

    He’s criticized more than OJ, Ray Caruth, Chmura and Lawrence Phillips combined. Shows you what’s become of our society.

    We used to have freedom of religion once upon a time. If Tebow were anything other than Christian, I bet you’d hear a whole lot less criticism. Somewhere around the ballpark 100% less, in fact.

  41. max says: Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM

    “They brought snot and tears to my eyes …”

    Sounds gross, and potentially harmful, if you ask me.

  42. clarkwgrizz says: Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM

    Cool.

  43. your6ringsaremeaninglessnow says: Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM

    Religion is poison.

  44. danimal1027 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:38 AM

    Ya like I think I’m gonna throw up

  45. KIR says: Mar 24, 2012 11:38 AM

    Sanchez better get some extra rosary beads

  46. iregisteredforthiscomment says: Mar 24, 2012 11:38 AM

    This is good stuff. I wonder if it works via stiff arm?

  47. scottbragunier says: Mar 24, 2012 11:38 AM

    Do you think Pat Robertson would do the same for Manning?

    (Crickets Chirping Chirping Chirping…..)

  48. torgerl says: Mar 24, 2012 11:38 AM

    How is this a story? Tebow is a Christian. Many Christians believe in the power of healing, including Tebow and apparently Dawkins. So why wouldn’t they pray to the God they believe in for that healing?

  49. mlenenski says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    Faith is a powerful thing. I just wish it would work on his arm a little more….and on a gameplan to beat the Patriots.
    Maybe Tebow’s goal is actually bigger than football.
    And, he knows he’s got to win football games before he can win over the souls of the unbelievers.
    If he wins in New York, he’s betting that he can convert a few of those sinners at ESPN of their undying hatred of believers…..and hopefully a few Jets fans.

  50. redskinsfreak91 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST!!!!! LOL!!!!

  51. dolphins4 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    Tim believes the Bible and tries to do what God says to do ,there is nothing wrong with that.

  52. notmanning says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    Was Pat Robertson present?

  53. ~Hate~ says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    I love me some B-Dawk…… but “snot and tears”?

  54. prmpft says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    …only that it is pretty crappy of you to invite negative discourse on a topic that may be of import to people of faith – so thanks for that…

  55. easyeddie says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    OK, it’s let’s start the “let’s make fun of the Christians” time!

  56. nikkocheeba says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    Snot to his eyes?

  57. raiderapologist says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    Snot and tears. Amen. Did it work?

  58. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    Wait unto Sanchez injures his groin.

  59. cordellgc says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    that’s funny cuz no1 could lay hands on his passes.. but a man with that much power to heal is worth a roster spot.. i guess.

  60. wwwmattcom says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    If only Lem Barney had tebow as a team mate. Oh no wait, maybe Dawkins wouldn’t be hurt if he didn’t play like every receiver had a bounty.

  61. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    Mr. Miyagi calls shenanigans.

  62. davidcl77 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    What could it hurt? Damn good boy, that Tebow. With all the bull going on in the world, we need people like him. Hell of a football player too. Horse teeth will be sorry he traded him. Manning’s gone when the first 300 pound goon hits him.

  63. ramjam28 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    The tears and snot were from laughter, these guys are seriously trying to fix my neck with prayer!!

  64. teal379 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    I wonder – if Tebow were gay or Muslim, would people be so quick to comment/rag on him for what he is OTHER than a football player? Like so many are for his faith? Why is a person’s faith the last acceptable form of bigotry?

    I’m guessing not.

    Why not just keep the articles confined to his play on the field?

  65. stv1719 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    Dont leave a negative comment please, let people have their faith, and don’t steal it from them.

  66. egonpeon says: Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    Great story for us religious folk. Now time for the haters to hate. I’m hoping Kim K responds on here next.

  67. themonster49 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:41 AM

    Mike, I’ll comment.

    Tebow didnt tell the media, thats good. It means he may have disconnected his selfishness from his good intentions, which is what you must do, while having confidence, to accomplish something bigger than you by your own desire. Regardless of what it is.

    As long as it didnt hurt Dawkins, and nobody but Dawkins that was involved at least told anybody, then it is aiming in the right direction. ‘This isnt about me, or anybody else but you Dawkins’ is the way to approach that, if you are gonna do that.

    I dont remember his neck injury, did it get better? Couldnt hurt. Theres always the theory if there is a higher will, maybe it leads you to the help you need, maybe he found his way to that one surgeon in all the world that could fix him after that healing prayer, who knows.

  68. mvp43 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:41 AM

    Snot?

  69. jtfresh1 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    I hear Mark Sanchez wants Tebow to lay his hands on him and heal his wounded pride

  70. mrbigass says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Tebow will now lay hands on Rex’s feet to make them sexier…….

  71. dlmcc1010 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Heres what I have to say. Im not a religious type of guy. If thats what he believes in, more power to him. Let him and Dawkins read the Bible if thats what makes them happy. Why do I have a feeling if this guy was reading a Koran this PC country would be too afraid to make fun of it or criticize it?

  72. fancyleague says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    It’s still better than being treated by the medical staff in Cleveland.

  73. tjg25 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Idiots.

  74. orthomarine says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Like him or hate him….

    He’s a good guy…. Believe in God or Not, you cannot knock him if his faith makes him that good person…. He shares the same faith as many of those around him…. Faith is the hardest thing I think in life…. Can’t see it or feel it… You just believe….

  75. dawsonleery says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Jets will win the Super Bowl with Tebow, mark my words. Jets vs Bears in Super Bowl.

  76. backindasaddle says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    “They brought snot and tears to my eyes and all that type of good stuff with prayer.”
    ________________________________________________________

    Truly inspirational

  77. sackofnuts says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Fuuuuuuuudge….he really is the ‘CHOSEN ONE’

  78. eaglesfootballfan says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Only Tebow. Only Tebow can do these things.

  79. pinball123 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:43 AM

    Mike,

    This is pathetic…not sure whether you care or not, but I am starting to lose respect for you as a football analyst. I love your site, and love following football…but you are starting to be like the kid in HS always trying to start trouble. Get back to football would you please?

  80. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 24, 2012 11:44 AM

    berniemadoffsides says: Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM

    I’ve seen a million people on TV thank God for winning an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, a Super Bowl, a World Series… but the media can’t criticize this Tebow kid enough.

    He’s criticized more than OJ, Ray Caruth, Chmura and Lawrence Phillips combined. Shows you what’s become of our society.

    We used to have freedom of religion once upon a time. If Tebow were anything other than Christian, I bet you’d hear a whole lot less criticism. Somewhere around the ballpark 100% less, in fact.

    —————————————-

    We still do have freedom of religion….we also still have freedom of the press and freedom of expression. Freedom from public criticism isn’t granted by the constitution.

    Also….way to lump Chmura in with murderers and an attempted murderer, you lunkhead.

  81. drewsylvania says: Mar 24, 2012 11:44 AM

    Time to start laughing, you mean.

  82. timsmooth says: Mar 24, 2012 11:45 AM

    He needs to read defenses like he reads the bible.

  83. tednancy says: Mar 24, 2012 11:45 AM

    There a plenty of irritating things about Tebow’s grandstanding on faith, but this is not one of them. It happened in private, between consenting believers. I have no problem with it. In fact, it shows that Tebow really does walk the talk behind closed doors, as irritating as that talk may be to the rest of us.

    In other words, at the least the guy is genuine.

  84. mschurm1 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:45 AM

    Here’s where everyone who thinks they’re clever gets a chance to make a snide comment.

  85. kane337 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:46 AM

    Nothing wrong with saying a prayer. What’s the big deal?

  86. hookem6903 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:46 AM

    Silly Christians.

  87. thedetroitsportsfan says: Mar 24, 2012 11:46 AM

    haha, did it work?

  88. silverandblack1 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:47 AM

    ThemTebow is the messiah

  89. dsimp724 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:47 AM

    He should concentrate on lauing his hand on the ball and having it go 20 yds instead of 17

  90. sonofsamadams says: Mar 24, 2012 11:47 AM

    Oh sure, Brandon Marshall “laid hands” on a woman outside a nightclub and he’s a troublemaker. Tebow lays hands on a dude and he’s Jehovah.

  91. bdawkins2 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:47 AM

    On a related note, last night my girlfriend ran her hands over another part of my body. Brought out something other than snot.

  92. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 24, 2012 11:48 AM

    Chmura the child molestor, you mean?

  93. andrewsherylandharry says: Mar 24, 2012 11:48 AM

    Poking fun at Tebow for this is not poking fun at Christians, it is poking fun at a certain loosely tied denomination of (largely North America) Evangelicals. Plenty of Christians, Catholic and Protestant alike see this sort of practice as a joke, and even as blasphemy. There is a certain arrogance amongst Evangelicals who portend that their views represent an entire faith.

  94. swagjag says: Mar 24, 2012 11:48 AM

    Don’t laugh. It works 46.5% of the time.

  95. kash71 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:48 AM

    The one thing Tebow will not do is lay his hands on Sanchez to make him a better quarterback.

  96. indycolts1 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:49 AM

    And let the ignorant bashing begin just because someone has faith in god

  97. voiceofsweetness says: Mar 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    And this is a story why? I think the story ended with Dawkin’s already playing his final game. No miracle here people keep moving…..

  98. dlmcc1010 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    Didnt two guys on the Broncos sexually assault some girl last year? Could have sworn that they got drunk and one of them took the others girlfriend into the bedroom and slept with her even though she was too inebriated to say no.

    But its always Tebow and his faith thats in the spotlight for scorn right?

  99. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    And you missed my point completely: if Tebow were anything BUT Christian, you’d hear zero criticism. Ah, the hypocrisy!

  100. mattbmore says: Mar 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    HOLY………..sh!+.

  101. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    Medical science heals people. Talking into thin air doesn’t.

  102. genemalloy says: Mar 24, 2012 11:51 AM

    I thought Wolverine could heal himself?

  103. alstottwastheman says: Mar 24, 2012 11:51 AM

    Seems like this was something Dawkins agreed to and even believed helped his neck, since he was so moved by the prayers he was crying. Sounds to me Dawkins is just as religious as Tebow, so why is everyone just focusing on the Tebow aspect? Let’s all make fun of how religious Dawkins is too!

  104. alexnexus says: Mar 24, 2012 11:51 AM

    faith is good, real and human.

    faith plus talent, it’s even better!

    go eagles 2012!

  105. eaglestd says: Mar 24, 2012 11:52 AM

    It’s a love and grace thing… You wouldn’t understand

  106. detroitcityryda says: Mar 24, 2012 11:53 AM

    Thats why rex got him .To lay his hands on his belly hoping it will evaporate .

  107. maddogcraig77 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:53 AM

    the more i learn (or read) on tebow, the more of a joke he becomes…his play proves he is no nfl qb – now his ‘touch’ is proving he’s no mesiah. tebow has nfl talent, he needs to grow up and find out where he can best use that talent. he believes in God, he also needs to realize he is no Jesus Christ!

  108. lovetron says: Mar 24, 2012 11:53 AM

    Haters gonna hate. At the end of the day, I’d still rather have guys like Tebow and Dawkins in my corner.

  109. sixjak says: Mar 24, 2012 11:54 AM

    Mathew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    I think that is what is happening here.

  110. steviemo says: Mar 24, 2012 11:54 AM

    Oh, brother.

  111. cool10857 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:54 AM

    Tebow is God!

  112. milkmandanimal says: Mar 24, 2012 11:55 AM

    Maybe he should have tried laying hands on all those wounded ducks he was throwing last year.

  113. mrvikingsfan11 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:55 AM

    He is a good man that cares and believes, nuff said!!!!

  114. iluvbears says: Mar 24, 2012 11:56 AM

    Sheesh! Now I’ve heard everything.

  115. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:56 AM

    I pity the fool who he’s thinks he’s jeebus!

  116. xxxfixxxerxxx says: Mar 24, 2012 11:58 AM

    Tim “Morijuki” Tebow, he’s awesome, with sweaty palms that’ll heal you.

  117. jdjnewman says: Mar 24, 2012 11:58 AM

    Mike –

    Why is this newsworthy? or even PFT worthy? You and the rest of sports media have already established Tebow’s religiousness.

    This feels less like journalism and more like pandering – allowing those who don’t get Tebow to feel justified and for those who do get him to further believe.

    You can do better than this.

    JDN

    PS You’re still an inspiration that lawyers can do good things. :)

  118. rhopperstad says: Mar 24, 2012 11:59 AM

    What’s disgusting is if you bone heads were railing and insulting a Muslim for practicing his faith PFT would edit it out and not allow it . It’s so fashionable and cool to berate a Christian though isn’t it ? ? if he wore his cap sideways with his pants 3/4 way down his butt , and was covered with tattoos he’d be your hero right ? ? ?

  119. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Mar 24, 2012 12:00 PM

    Maybe he will put his hands on Rex’s mouth?

  120. yahmule says: Mar 24, 2012 12:00 PM

    Reports are unclear if there was any snake handling or speaking in tongues.

  121. narrabeen23 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:01 PM

    Why is this newsworthy? It is a common practice in christianity to lay hands on each other and pray for that individual. It’s no different than any prayer, like our president asking for people to pray for the trapped coalminer’s safety or someone saying “God bless America”. If this freaks people out just imagine if they learned about circumcision…oh wait.

    Why not respect Tebow’s faith? Doesn’t he deserve that much?

  122. huejackson says: Mar 24, 2012 12:02 PM

    Tebows hands would not be able to cure Mannings neck when he gets sacked by Seymoure ending his tainted career..

  123. packerzman says: Mar 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    In the city where i live there is a graveyard filled with young children that have died over the course of time because of their parents wacko religious beliefs where they refused doctors care and they believed in hands on faith healing and prayer (and finally the state is prosecuting these religious wackos and sending them to jail for murdering their young children).Naive and misguided people can believe in whatever it is that gets them through the day but if stories like this werent so laughable theyd be sad..OH B.S. theyre just plain laughable that anyone would be naive enough to believe this “quarterback” could heal with prayer and “hands on healing”..im thinking Jesus has more important things to worry about other than Dawkins neck and Tebows calls for healing and also absolutely ecstatic the Tebow circus stayed the hell away from the Packers.

  124. pfii63 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    wvuraven says:

    Wtf…

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    Sometimes the simplest comments are the best ones.

  125. maxl49 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    just because it’s not diagnosed doesn’t mean it’s not schizophrenia …

  126. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    Yup, all that prayer really helped them win a playoff game and Tebow stay the starting QB in Denver.

    Oh wait…….

  127. amanitoomerisgod says: Mar 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    dolphins4 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:39 AM

    Tim believes the Bible and tries to do what God says to do ,there is nothing wrong with that.

    ————————————————–

    Except that “God,” in His book, is quite fond of telling His followers to literally murder their entire families if they don’t believe in Him.

    But yeah, there’s nothing wrong with that. Or slavery. Or treating women and daughters as property. All great Bible ideas.

    Belief is a powerful thing. It’s just a shame that so many of you believe such a harmful, silly, redundant mythology that pulls us into the ignorant past rather than pushes us towards an enlightened future.

    I’m just sayin’sall.

    On a football note, aside from lacking the speed to be an outside run threat, Tebow is the greatest prototype ever for running a couple zany Wildcat plays a few times a game. Unless with a wink and a nod the Jets trinity of Johnson (father), Ryan (son) and Tannenbaum (roly-poly Ghost) intends for him to be the starting QB in a year or two.

    Who the hell knows with this team?

  128. bucfandango says: Mar 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Mind over Matter. Over 2000 yrs and still going strong. If you believe you are weak, guess what???

    Wish every offseason was this entertaining, but I’m ready for some fooosball and Bobby Boucher H2O.

  129. NoDecaf says: Mar 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Brian, Weapon X Dawkins, that is sir or Mr. Dawkins to you lot. ;)

  130. majbobby says: Mar 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Wait everyone here is missing the biggest point. And it is not Tebow’s Faith. Believe me we all know it as it is tossed in our faces at least once a day (No not by Tim).

    But here is the Story. Why Bible study at the facility do it on your own time Tim you have other things to worry about; Reading a Defense, Actual QB Mechanics, Ability to throw an actual spiral.

    Football facilities is for Football stuff. Not Bible Study.

  131. narrabeen23 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Why is this newsworthy? It is a common practice in christianity to lay hands on each other and pray for that individual. It’s no different than any prayer, like our president asking for people to pray for the trapped coalminer’s safety or someone saying “God bless America”. If this freaks people out just imagine if they learned about circumcision…oh wait.

    Even if you disagree with him, why not respect Tebow’s faith? Doesn’t he deserve that much?

  132. winkandthegun says: Mar 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    I can shed some light on this. He was not trying to “heal” him like Jesus or some tv preacher or anything like that. He was simply praying that God would heal – which is pretty reasonable for a Christian. It is extremely common for people to physically put their hands on the person they are praying for, whether it is for healing, safety, etc.

    I’m not a Tebow fan by any stretch, but people are jumping to some conclusions on this one that simply aren’t the case.

  133. barneyrumble says: Mar 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Forgive them for they know not what they do.

  134. believe829 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:06 PM

    Jesus said, if the world hates you realize it hated me first. Because you are not of this world and I have set you apart the world will persecute you!

  135. bobwilky says: Mar 24, 2012 12:06 PM

    Faith in Christ Jesus is what makes prayer work. People who are not save certainly can’t understand what is going on. God Bless everyone and maybe you will seek God to understand this.

  136. coreyn23 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:07 PM

    If he was really a christian, he would have tried to do that for Peyton too. You can see he is only interested in helping his own interests.

  137. packerzman says: Mar 24, 2012 12:07 PM

    and seriously Dawkins take an antibiotic or a pain pill and go play…why do you think God let someone INVENT medication? Its his way of saying “i dont have TIME to answer all these wacko faith healers requests!!

  138. fcs34 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:07 PM

    So what. Most of them time when you read about an NFL player laying hands on someone it’s in a charge report.

  139. fafaflunky says: Mar 24, 2012 12:07 PM

    Maybe he could touch landrys achilles heal

  140. joeinoh says: Mar 24, 2012 12:08 PM

    My mother is a ‘far out there’ religious-wise, and thank goodness she never laid hands on me. Anyways, the ‘laying of hands’ was/is pretty common place. So it doesn’t surprise me at all. What surprises me is that Dawkins “had snot and tears in his eyes.”

  141. jackntorres says: Mar 24, 2012 12:09 PM

    Maybe Tebow should lay his own right hand on his own left shoulder and say a few prayers to the gods of passing mechanics?

  142. roswelldk says: Mar 24, 2012 12:11 PM

    Tebow is going to part the Hudson River.

  143. majbobby says: Mar 24, 2012 12:11 PM

    Oooooo and also I never have seen so much time given to a NO TALENT Backup QB.

  144. bigbadal21 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:12 PM

    I am not religious. Is there a God? I don’t know. What I do know is that life is tough. I do not make fun of someone who uses their belief in a higher power to help them get through life. To make fun of someones beliefs only belittles you.

  145. giants56 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:13 PM

    Maybe now the Jets can complete a Hail Mary !

  146. kingkornkahn says: Mar 24, 2012 12:14 PM

    I heard the jury is still out on science.

  147. commonsensedude says: Mar 24, 2012 12:15 PM

    This is news? You guys at PFT actually wasted electricity and bandwidth reporting this?

    Yes, many Christians believe in the concept of praying and laying hands on people who are being prayed for. In other breaking PFT news, Tim Tebow will be celebrating Easter in a couple of Sundays.

  148. brianjoates says: Mar 24, 2012 12:16 PM

    Stop putting this guy on a pedestal, anyone who pretends they have magical healing powers should be locked up.

  149. lawrinson20 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:16 PM

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    What’s ironic is that all the religious fervor and devotion to a deity is actually just narcissism. To imagine a creator of the universe has any interest in some podunk, middling football player, or the outcome of his GAME is ego gone amok.

    “God/Christ is in ME.” Right. You’re an organism. No more. No less.

  150. heartlessthem says: Mar 24, 2012 12:17 PM

    It brought snot to his eyes? Sounds more like a plague than a blessing.

  151. bopar411 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:17 PM

    Why do some choose to make fun of what they don’t understand? Healing by God, asked for and believed in through the faith that Tim Tebow and others believe in is real and may be given. Good for Tim, in applying his faith. Good for Brian, in believing and looking to receive healing through his faith.

  152. sonic8us says: Mar 24, 2012 12:18 PM

    Good thing Dawkins didn’t have a sore groin (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

  153. lolb23 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:18 PM

    To imagine a creator of the universe has any interest in some podunk, middling football player, or the outcome of his GAME is ego gone amok.
    ________________________________

    And yet the whole world (including you) can’t take their eyes off of him. ;-)

  154. nastynate1980 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:19 PM

    I need an old priest and a young priest

  155. CKL says: Mar 24, 2012 12:19 PM

    dlmcc1010 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    Heres what I have to say. Im not a religious type of guy. If thats what he believes in, more power to him. Let him and Dawkins read the Bible if thats what makes them happy. Why do I have a feeling if this guy was reading a Koran this PC country would be too afraid to make fun of it or criticize it?
    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Couldn’t agree more, and I’m an atheist.
    Look at the comments for these two players (PFT links) and look at what Tebow gets.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/10/nfls-abdullah-brothers-get-white-house-invitation/

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/09/vikings-special-teamer-has-plan-for-ramadan-this-time-around/

  156. sundayisthebestday says: Mar 24, 2012 12:20 PM

    If this whole football thing doesn’t pan out, it’s good to know Tebow’s got a plan B: witch doctor.

  157. omikeyboy says: Mar 24, 2012 12:21 PM

    This is a perfect example of a non story.

  158. propertyofthebroncos says: Mar 24, 2012 12:21 PM

    wow….Tebow needs to be put in an institution….

  159. bigcarguy1 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    Mark 16:18 “…they shall lay hands on the sick and they will recover”

  160. jiggy3198 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    I am so tired if the Tebow bashers. I am not a fan but what is wrong with praying for someone to get healthy. Whether or not you believe you should not judge someone for having faith. Religion is such an important part of our society and with out religion and faith chaos and anarchy would rule. I am not the most religious person in the world but faith plays an important part in the lives of many.

  161. MichaelEdits says: Mar 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    See me
    Feel me
    Touch me
    Heal me

  162. toolnutz says: Mar 24, 2012 12:23 PM

    frankdatank23 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    que the godless haters…. im sure they’re lining up to bitch about this one.

    =============================

    In Job 12:4, God tells us this will happen. In fact, 2 Timothy 3:12 warned that our lives when following Christ will not be easy.

    Tebow knows this, and he’s prepared for this. The Bible warned us that people will mock him, but yet he follows Christ. This speaks more about his character. That’s why I admire him. This is coming from a Raiders fan, who hates the Broncos with a burning passion of a million suns.

  163. catquick says: Mar 24, 2012 12:23 PM

    I’m proud of my Christian faith and very disappointed that so many people have not just dropped theirs, but have open disdain for those who haven’t. Itscaused by their selfishness, not wanting to have anything get in the way of their “fun”. This happens to societies that get it too good, and they start to think they did it without divine help. Its the original sin of arrogance. The bad news? Every society that has done this has collapsed, and suffered badly for it. Ours is on the verge. Mothers kill their babies, fathers molest their sons, children murder others, and the “smartest guys in the room, the wiseguys who mock Tebow on here” and their ilk, can’t put that together.An fool will eventually expose himself, and these pages are proof.

  164. whatswiththehate says: Mar 24, 2012 12:24 PM

    “We present this information without opinion or comment. Because we suspect that at least 100 of you, maybe a lot more, will have something to say in the comments.”
    ——–

    Like we couldn’t figured our your reason for even posting this article in the first place, Mike. The Opportunist that you are.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t quite equate being a religious zealot with being a good person. We have seen thoughout history that religous zealots and goodness aren’t alway mutually exclusive. Many have taken innocent lives through violence, “in name of the Lord.”

    I had to LMBO at the “SNOT” part of the healing session. I remember those moments during my time in the Penticostal Churches..

    And as we’re now learning, just like his QB abilities, Tim has the will but God didn’t quite bless with the ability to healing either but he won’t give up.

  165. kcporkchop says: Mar 24, 2012 12:24 PM

    At the risk of ruining a good joke, this isn’t about Tebow thinking he’s some “blessed” one who can heal people with his touch. He and some others said a prayer for Dawkins to try and help him when he was having a tough time. It’s a sign of support, not a magic trick. When someone from our church is leaving for missionary work in a dangerous part of the world the pastor will often invite people down to pray over them. It’s about a show of support for your fellow man. Regardless of if you’re a believer or not, that shouldn’t be that hard to understand.

  166. vilelabyrinth says: Mar 24, 2012 12:25 PM

    religion is so foolish. LOL

  167. crazybroncs says: Mar 24, 2012 12:26 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……HA

  168. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:26 PM

    fine whatever. but snot to his eyes? i think dawkins has a serious problem.

  169. kuta82 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:27 PM

    Thank God For people spiritual men lik Tebow and Ray Lewis..These guys don’t back away from sharing their faith. That just sets a good example for young christian athletes to follow

  170. jerseytap says: Mar 24, 2012 12:27 PM

    Well he isn’t “laying” his hands on Diana Agron is he?

  171. waraggie says: Mar 24, 2012 12:27 PM

    Religion is such an important part of our society and with out religion and faith chaos and anarchy would rule.

    Yeah, look at those faithless, anarchists over in England….wait…no….

    Yeah, look at those faithless, anarchist over in the Middle East…wait…no….

    I got it…look at all those faithless, anarchist in Tibet….hmmmm…..

    I begining to think that religion plays a very small part and that events in our daily lives are pretty much governed by self-serving greed….

  172. source7769 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    i think tebow is stepping on Mr Miyagi’s area of expertise

  173. theprocessoflosingmymind says: Mar 24, 2012 12:29 PM

    I don’t understand why you mock him for his beliefs. Surely, there were more compelling stories where this level of mocking is deserved. Gene Smith in Jacksonville, Jeff Ireland in Miami, Carolina’s inability to sign a complementary WR for Steve Smith, and the NFL Nwtwork’s inability to properly protect whistleblowers to name a few.

    But no, keep on making fun of Tebow’s faith.

    Luke 6:22

  174. travishenryskid says: Mar 24, 2012 12:29 PM

    I went to the Jerry Butler football camp when I was in high school. It was like a brainwashing cult. It was one of the weirdest things I’ve ever done in my life. The guy is off his rocker.

  175. btwicey says: Mar 24, 2012 12:29 PM

    Praise the lord for you Tim, just makes me even more thankful we have you playing and surrounding our great sport.

  176. noahbird says: Mar 24, 2012 12:30 PM

    Ha.

  177. defscottyb says: Mar 24, 2012 12:33 PM

    I’m a believer in Christ and respect Tebow for what he’s trying to do but he can be a little over the top with it. It’s good to see an NFL player in the spotlight for something good instead of “making it rain” in the strip club, dui’s, domestic violence, non-payments to IRS or baby mamas, or just acting a fool. I’m not a Bronco fan or really a Tebow fan but I have to say he’s been good for the game. For us believers keep doing your thing Tim and maybe he may just enlighten some nonbelievers in the process. I have respect for all people and all faiths and non-faiths. Whatever you believe in is your choice and that’s cool. Whatever makes you happy and fulfilled. Hail to the Redskins, RG3 is coming to DC and God is good! Faith, hope and love will always prevail… Ok, my little sermon is over. Back to football.

  178. mempusa says: Mar 24, 2012 12:33 PM

    It makes me sick that some people mock religious practice and prayer. Regardless of their beliefs, you shouldn’t question or mock them unless someone is being harmed by it or you are affected personally.

    What kills me is MOST people who laugh and poke fun at Tebow for this are the same people who if put in a disastrous situation, the first thing they do is pray to God to help them through.

  179. raiderrob21 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:34 PM

    Im sure thats not the only man Teblow has layed his hands on!

    RAIDER NATION!!!

  180. purplengold says: Mar 24, 2012 12:34 PM

    lay hands on the ball
    focus on reality
    it’s responsible

  181. danimal1027 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:37 PM

    While I believe most of this excessive coverage is not tebows fault and more so media and his devout followers. I think that the image created and the means by which you show it(platforming your faith) is on the opposite spectrum of that of Suh’s. While one is negative and the other seemingly positive the results are ultimately the same Unwanted attention and distractions for the TEAM. So in essence they both need to tone it down and let the media move on.

  182. bronkko says: Mar 24, 2012 12:37 PM

    Ridiculousness like this is why they are made fun of.

  183. jacobslatter says: Mar 24, 2012 12:38 PM

    I’m glad to hear that (some) NFL players are at prayer sessions as opposed to becoming baby daddies or wasting their money at the clubs or any of the other negative behaviors they can become involved in.

  184. jaggedmark says: Mar 24, 2012 12:38 PM

    Prayer has never made things worse.

  185. skiski7 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:40 PM

    Hmmm lets see while our leaders sign away our civil liberties we sit on a pointless website to comment on someones faith because we don’t agree with it or don’t understand it if your favorite team wins the Superbowl you morons think your part of the team and you have accomplished something these football players are mondern day gladiators and the Roman empire is about to collapse then where will your opinions get you

  186. stampnhawk says: Mar 24, 2012 12:41 PM

    Wake me up when Tebow lays his hands on Merril Hoge’s mouth.

  187. Amadeus says: Mar 24, 2012 12:42 PM

    For people who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For people who don’t, no explanation is possible. — St. Thomas Aquinas

  188. jaws44mag says: Mar 24, 2012 12:42 PM

    If Tebow could only use pryer to throw accurate passes……..

  189. frenchy121212 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:43 PM

    Ho Ho Ho!!!!!! God is for people who are too old to believe in Santa Claus. You really think there’s some dude watching your moves to see how you behave? Goodness.

  190. krimou80 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:43 PM

    Can Tebow lay his right hand on his throwing hand and try to heal it…..

  191. sasattack says: Mar 24, 2012 12:43 PM

    If I had severe neck or any other injury, anything is worth a shot. Power of prayer may be stronger than we think!

  192. bleed4philly says: Mar 24, 2012 12:44 PM

    I actually prayed for someone when they had a malignant tumor, and after the operation was over, the doctor told her the tumor went from malignant to benign and she was going to be fine. who knows Wtf really happened but it doesn’t hurt to pray, unless you’re kneeling on a hard wood floor, that can be pretty painful.

  193. pastabelly says: Mar 24, 2012 12:44 PM

    The worst part of this is that Dawkins considers snot and tears in the eyes to be a good thing. If he wants that, all he needs to do is hang out around 10-year old boys spreading pink eye (conjunctivitis) around a summer camp.

    I don’t believe in god in a personal (as in a he or she) sense like many do and Tebow would be creepy even if I did.

  194. romoscollarbone says: Mar 24, 2012 12:45 PM

    Ehh, that’s what believers do. Trying to focus positive healing energy, he’s not a bad guy. We need to give him so air.

  195. romoscollarbone says: Mar 24, 2012 12:46 PM

    *some air.

    btw edit button, would be nice.

  196. tluke25 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:46 PM

    I love it! Tebow is my favorite celebrity. It used to be Charlie Sheen number 1 and Tebow number 2, but Tebow has just passed him!

  197. lyric406 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:48 PM

    Big mistake.

    They should have layed hands on Tebow’s throwing arm and prayed that he’d learn how to pass.

  198. vahawker says: Mar 24, 2012 12:49 PM

    When it comes to Tebow, Mike, you sure have become a female cleansing solution receptacle. But, you are a lawyer, so maybe it is just the natural you coming out.

  199. defscottyb says: Mar 24, 2012 12:49 PM

    To mempusa: totally agree. Most people have no use for god until the really need him like life or death situations “please god help me” amazing huh.

  200. gokafilm says: Mar 24, 2012 12:56 PM

    What happens if it’s a pulled groin???

  201. bowmanj35 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:57 PM

    makes me laugh, truly, out loud when I saw snot and tears and all that good stuff…. chuckling as I write this… oh ya, gimme some snot in my eye….

  202. thebigwhit says: Mar 24, 2012 12:59 PM

    I dare any of you classless schmucks to tell Dawkins how silly his faith is. Or Tebow for that matter. I have news for all of you. This country was founded on Christian principles regardless of what the Obama-left-wing trolls would have you believe. Shame on anyone who would make fun of someone displaying there values and beliefs. I guess if they were gang members or criminals or going to jail for not paying child Support they would be OK. Or better yet sit on their lazy butt and collect a government check. We should all buy their Jersey then huh?

  203. briang123 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:59 PM

    I noticed not one person mocked Dawkins for being every bit as a faithful Christian as Tebow. What they did together goes on every day all over America. I feel sorry for those that choose to mock because they obviously don’t have in their lives what people like me, Tebow, and B-Dawk have. Weapon X for life baby!

  204. sm407240 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    Prayer….. A way to do absolutely nothing but allow yourself to think you’re still helping.

  205. glac1 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    Reggie White was healed through prayer when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers. He was lost for the season when he injured his leg…. but healed weeks earlier then anticipated and finished the season for the Pack. I recall Lazerus was also healed a few years back…..

  206. hound32 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    coming soon to late night TV infomercials . for 29.95 $ i will save your soul ..But wait !! if you call now i will save two for the price of one ..Shipping & handling included . get your Tebow hands while supplies last .

  207. stonedwhitetrash says: Mar 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    PRAISE THE LORD!!~THANK YOU JESUS!~Benny Hinn move over the new laying on of hands grandson of God has arrived and in NYC one of the most ungodly cities on earth~~ Rex Ryan will weigh almost nothing after Tim cast all those demons out

  208. aces79 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:03 PM

    Why do people mock Tebow because he is a religious person i say good for Tebow for being like that if he worshipped the devil no one would have anything to say right! Have a look at lady gaga she worshipps the devil no one says a thing

  209. jmach396 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:04 PM

    It’s pretty awesome how Christians are the only people group which it’s politically correct to hate on.
    If he were gay and doing things associated with that lifestyle, and people mocked him as mercilessly and venomously as they do for his faith, it would be considered hate crimes. People would go to jail.
    This whole thing is sad. Tebow is a GOOD MAN. He’s not the best QB, but what does his faith have to do with playing football. He treats people with love and grace that most don’t deserve, yet gets vilified for caring.
    Sad.

  210. oldhighs says: Mar 24, 2012 1:07 PM

    Gotta love all the folks who believe their mythological deity is better than all the other mythological deities.

  211. sm407240 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:09 PM

    If people are willing to accept that god would fix Dawkins’ bad neck ( or cancer, or paraplegia etc.)…. could they explain what he has a grudge against amputees? Don’t recall ever hearing of successful prayer for a lost limb.

  212. danimal1027 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:11 PM

    The beauty of football is it is one thing that can bring 100,000 ppl from different classes, ages, races, RELIGIOUS backgrounds together and cheer for a common goal. This tebomania thing puts binds in that and pins us against eachother more so than bringing us together, and that’s never a good thing. I once shared high fives hugs and cheers with a group of ppl I had no clue of what their religion was how much money they made who they voted for. That is pure. All this is F’n that up for everybody!!

  213. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 24, 2012 1:11 PM

    Maybe Tebow can convince the Jets to hire Benny Hinn to be their new trainer.

  214. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:11 PM

    He had alot to say. He had alot of nothing to say, we’ll miss him.

  215. nflfollower says: Mar 24, 2012 1:15 PM

    Tebow is the man!! Far and away the most compelling athlete / celebrity in America right now. I was wondering how dawkins seemed to have revived his career and defied the aging process in Denver.

  216. hyzers says: Mar 24, 2012 1:17 PM

    Why has God never healed an amputee?

  217. rgb3i says: Mar 24, 2012 1:18 PM

    Over under on the number of days until Tebow is associated with a series of hooker strangling cases in central park is set at 768

  218. qdog112 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:19 PM

    OK, I’ll ask the question that is on everyone’s mind. Is Tim Tebow gay?

    Certainly if you remove all the Christian antics from his demeanor, his actions, manner of speaking, etc, would be considered pretty feminine.

  219. crabboil says: Mar 24, 2012 1:27 PM

    I’ll give you $10,000 to not touch the QB for the Vikings.

  220. movementarians says: Mar 24, 2012 1:29 PM

    They misquoted the article for one. Two, he never said that they touched his neck. They only prayed about it. If you are going to try and fabricate controversy, at least try and get the quote right. Click on the link they provied to see the full conversation.

  221. Philadelphia says: Mar 24, 2012 1:31 PM

    If Elway and/or P.Manning get struck by lightning or something crazy like that, I will definitely believe in him.

    But if Tebow made B Dawk cry, he has some power!!!! Dawk is a madman on the field and an AWESOME human being off the field.

  222. jjmaddog says: Mar 24, 2012 1:32 PM

    tluke25 says:
    Mar 24, 2012 12:46 PM
    I love it! Tebow is my favorite celebrity. It used to be Charlie Sheen number 1 and Tebow number 2, but Tebow has just passed him!

    I was think of Tebow as # 2. ;)

  223. ktgooch says: Mar 24, 2012 1:36 PM

    Maybe he could lay a foot on rex. It wouldnt work, i think thier idea of healed is completely different.

  224. danimal1027 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:38 PM

    Welcome to Ny where your touch won’t heal fans dismay over 38.1 completion %. The boos are coming!

  225. pastabelly says: Mar 24, 2012 1:38 PM

    For what it’s worth, most of us making fun of Tebow’s faith respect his faith. What we don’t respect is him shoving it our faces every chance he gets and that’s what we find to be obnoxious. Tebow uses the media as a platform to be some sort of Televangelist. He is fair game because he puts it in our faces every chance he gets. It’s intrusive. The best thing about him being a backup quarterback is that he just won’t have the same platform he had a starter (until Sanchez implodes).

  226. EJ says: Mar 24, 2012 1:43 PM

    I don’t mind Tebow doing his thing. It doesn’t bother me to see him drop to one knee during the game, but this healing business is a joke.

  227. danimal1027 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:47 PM

    I’m starting to believe in him. He prayed to get Denver to the sb and it brought them manning

  228. glac1 says: Mar 24, 2012 1:49 PM

    We should be mocking players in the league who have been on trial for murder…… domestic abuse…..illegal use of weapons or killing dogs etc.. Tebow seems pretty innocent compared to those jocks who never grew up.

  229. vikingsinla says: Mar 24, 2012 1:57 PM

    As an atheist, I don’t begrudge others for believing in things there is no evidence for. There is literally nothing the young and impressionable cannot be indoctrinated to believe in, based on “faith”.

    The fascinating/disturbing part of this is that apparently faith-healing was a legitimate aspect of the Denver Broncos rehabilitation program, as evidenced by their director of player development participating. I wonder how many other NFL franchises include faith healers as part of the medical treatment program? Maybe they could retain psychics to predict when players will get injured, and sit them out that play?

  230. jrdennis says: Mar 24, 2012 1:58 PM

    Wow, just a collection of atheists. If you have any kind of christian beliefs, laying of hands has been around since Jesus. I’m not the best Christian out there but I love it when I see good men that are. My wife was diagnosed with MS and friends of ours laid there hands on her. The only thing I will fault Tebow for is his mechanics on the field. I will not fault him as a man or his Christian beliefs. Dawkins and Tebow are some of the best of what the NFL and this country has to offer.

  231. stickysmell says: Mar 24, 2012 2:03 PM

    Don’t save a prayer for me now,
    Save it ’til the morning after
    No, don’t say a prayer for me now,
    Save it ’til the morning after

  232. laeaglefan says: Mar 24, 2012 2:03 PM

    Wow….Tebow brought snot and tears to Dawkins with his prayers but he couldn’t fix his sore neck. Now, that’s inspiring!

  233. chiadam says: Mar 24, 2012 2:06 PM

    They brought snot and tears to my eyes? Oh boy. Anyway, that’s it for me. I’ve had it. I give up.

    Sinecrely,

    Common Sense

  234. paulsdamnblog says: Mar 24, 2012 2:06 PM

    I have never seen so many comments to one article on this site or any of the NBC Sports Talk sites for that matter.

  235. assassins14 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:07 PM

    Why doesn’t he just pray to God that he be a strong and accurate passer of the football? That would resolve a lot of the issues with him,…Unless of course God wants him to suck

  236. rbtmountain says: Mar 24, 2012 2:07 PM

    Religion is proof that we still aren’t using our brains to their full potential.

  237. chazatlas says: Mar 24, 2012 2:08 PM

    I have no problem with Tebow at all. As long as he doesn’t endorse a Republican for president, he’s cool with me.

  238. sakatak says: Mar 24, 2012 2:10 PM

    Where was all the backlash when Reggie White did things like this?

  239. iwishstupidwaspainful says: Mar 24, 2012 2:11 PM

    Ok, all of this B.S. needs to stop… It’s just making my head hurt that this man gets all of this press. Whether it is pro or anti Tebow, I’m sick of hearing about the man and his faith. There are at least 1800 other pro football players that are more news worthy and have a better story than this clown.

  240. upperdecker19 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:12 PM

    tfbuckfutter says:
    Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM
    Mr. Miyagi calls shenanigans

    ————————————————

    Freaking awesome man

  241. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 24, 2012 2:18 PM

    so many weak minds that have forgetten how to THINK for themselves… so tired of Tebow.

    He is a NON -FACTOR. Hey… how’s Pat Roberson doing?

  242. bullcharger says: Mar 24, 2012 2:20 PM

    Giving Dawkins jazz hands would have had the same effect.

  243. hound32 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:21 PM

    in order to win the Super Bowl the Broncos sacrificed a virgin .

    they sent Tebow packing .

  244. danimal1027 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    Above posts from Christians upset over being mocked for their beliefs make statements calling those Obama left-wing trolls, or mocking those who mock tebow for the way they wear their hat or having tattoos. What’s the difference between you and them? Sounds hypocritical and contradictory gee where can I sign up for some of that Christian goodness? Keep diggin holes in water.

  245. screbels89 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    It’s called believeing the bible, which obviously Dawkins, Butler, and Tebow all do. It’s all about the faith of the one who needs healing. If he were a Muslim, PFT would have to censor all these negative comments.

  246. medic406 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:28 PM

    Jesus washed his disciple’s feet….How excited is Rex Ryan’s wife right now?

  247. sgnobgib says: Mar 24, 2012 2:29 PM

    The prayers of healing were lost in the pile of keeping my starting job prayers…Oops. Looks like that one got lost too.

  248. assassins14 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:30 PM

    I think he is gay and got a case of Jungle Fever

  249. 3octaveFart says: Mar 24, 2012 2:31 PM

    Hey guys, it snot funny…

  250. greymares says: Mar 24, 2012 2:33 PM

    you cant tell me Andy Reid doesn’t no when to get rid of a whack job no matter how great the fans think he is.

  251. bigal1952 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:38 PM

    So Tim Tebow lays hands on the sick, something the scriptures advocate, and ninety nine percent of the posters here mock him, the scriptures and Christianity. I bet those same ninety nine percent were baptized into the Christian faith. Now you’re just a bunch of mocking apostates, who Christ prophesied of when He said “But when the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the earth?” Or Peter, when he wrote, “in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, saying ‘where is the promise of His coming?’ Or Paul, when he wrote, “in the last days perilous times will come, for men will be lovers of themselves, arrogant, revilers,unholy, haters of good, holding to a form of godliness, but denying it’s power”. You mockers are in a very exclusive club. It’s the same club that found itself banging on the door of the Ark in the days of Noah, “who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the Ark, IN WHICH A FEW, that is, eight persons, were saved”. I Peter 3:20. But you all know better, right?

  252. wnstonchill says: Mar 24, 2012 2:39 PM

    People can say what they like, but think of this for one minute; at least Tim Tebow takes his beliefs and puts every effort to do good with them and represent his community with intergrity as opposed to many other “entities” that we read about daily where people say one thing and wind up “putting their hands” around something else (like young children perhaps) and making everyone else look like garbage. Tim Tebow has represented his beliefs with grace and character. The so called “leaders” of this country could learn a thing or two from this guy’s actions!!!!!

  253. musiccitymiracle says: Mar 24, 2012 2:43 PM

    You mean a religious person prayed with an injured friend and asked God for healing?? SHOCKING

  254. FootballFreeForAll says: Mar 24, 2012 2:52 PM

    Being neither a Tebow hater or a Tebow lover, all of this is amusing to me. I love how people say he throws his religion in their face every chance he gets. Negative. So he “Tebows” during games, he thanks God when he gets interviewed, that’s not throwing it in anyone’s face. He has his faith, and people hate on him for it. Clearly a sign of what American culture is becoming. This article is not Tebow proclaiming to be a healer or anything, in fact, it’s not Tebow saying ANYTHING. It’s people talking ABOUT Tebow, which is where ALL the drama, the “Tebowmania” comes from. That’s what it IS!

  255. pftfannum1 says: Mar 24, 2012 2:58 PM

    If history repeats itself, Tebow will be crucified sometimes in the future, probably in NY.

  256. willbrownimaging says: Mar 24, 2012 2:58 PM

    Awesome news!

    My knee has been hurting me pretty badly.

    I’ll be right back…gonna go rub some snot and tears on it.

  257. unlimitedcriticism says: Mar 24, 2012 3:13 PM

    You know, I really would have thought that someone with divine powers would be able to throw a 20 yard out route.

  258. pastabelly says: Mar 24, 2012 3:17 PM

    FootballFreeForAll says:
    Mar 24, 2012 2:52 PM
    Being neither a Tebow hater or a Tebow lover, all of this is amusing to me. I love how people say he throws his religion in their face every chance he gets. Negative.
    =================================
    Wrong, he does it in every interview and I cannot remember an interviewer asking him about “Jazus'” role in the game. If he kept “Jazus” out of it, the only thing people would make fun of is his lack of passing skills.

  259. weaponx73 says: Mar 24, 2012 3:17 PM

    Ok lets get one thing straight here. Praying for your friend to be healed and laying hands on them are two completely different things. One is something religious people do. The other is trying to preform a miracle. One is asking for god to use his power to heal your friend. The other is implying that you are on par with Christ. I’m suprised that more Christians aren’t upset about this. By the way someone should let Tim know pride is a sin.

  260. drama419 says: Mar 24, 2012 3:18 PM

    This is getting borderline pathetic, and quite scary. I wish Tebow would go away, because it’ll never stop as long as he’s in the league.

  261. whythecardinals says: Mar 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    You Idiots!!!! (I hope I don’t get banned…) Don’t any of you have any faith? How much hatred for what? my gosh if it was a racial thing, everything would be fie… but because a player actually believes that Jesus Christ IS his personal LORD and Saviour, you are going to attack?

    Dang skippy, Christians believe in laying hands, not through us, but through Christ… Freaking wake up, and what did he do that was wrong? Did he “lay hands” in the name of Tebow? NO!!

    You pompous arrogant jerks, really????

    Next time, someone asks you, your faith? say none…. please, don’t say Christian.

  262. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 24, 2012 3:27 PM

    Tim Tebow lives what he preaches. That’s more than you can say for most people. Is that his worst sin… Haha – I can’t believe all the Christiphobics on here.

  263. bobbyhoying says: Mar 24, 2012 3:30 PM

    The founding fathers of our country would have found nothing unusual about this story. It demonstrates how sick the culture has become. Then again people executed Christ for healing the sick. Who is Tebow compared to Him?

  264. lombardihero says: Mar 24, 2012 3:36 PM

    I am far from a Christiphobics but god needs to get Tebow laid… All this golly gee whiz stuff and him wanting to play for the Jets after watching the hard Knocks episode where Rex and the Coaches swear more than a sailor is enough of the Tebow holly roller act.

  265. kinguga says: Mar 24, 2012 3:42 PM

    Most Christians don’t do stuff like this. Tebow is odd.

  266. easyeddie says: Mar 24, 2012 3:43 PM

    The stupid comments from the imbecilic atheists make me want to puke.

    “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. “

  267. packerzman says: Mar 24, 2012 3:45 PM

    Going to church makes me a good person just like going into my garage makes me a car…seriously all you religious hypocritical “holier than though” people need to quit with the bible quotes..i don’t need to go to church and read the holy book to be a good kind human and do whats right in “Gods eyes”. The people you belittle as “nay sayers” and “non believers” aren’t mocking Tebows religious views or his faith..they’re mocking the fact that people can be such misguided and naive morons to think that laying their hands on someone and saying a few words of prayer is capable of healing anything.

  268. weaponx73 says: Mar 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    @whythecardinals

    Plenty of players in the NFL believe Christ is their personal Lord and Saviour they just don’t have delusions of grandure and think they are Christ. Thats why they don’t get all this flack.

    And like you said Christians believe in the laying of hands through Christ they don’t go around laying hands on people themselves.

    And if you ask me the guy walking around and behaving like Christ is the arrogant jerk you should be upset with.

  269. essentialsausage says: Mar 24, 2012 3:50 PM

    What a charlatan!

  270. mattw70 says: Mar 24, 2012 3:55 PM

    Knowshon Moreno is mad..he’s been hurt all this time and to think all Tebow would have had to do is touch his knee and heal his ACL.

  271. manuich1 says: Mar 24, 2012 4:01 PM

    They’ll hate you for my names sake
    – Jesus

    Odd how evil just plan out hates good.

  272. andrewsherylandharry says: Mar 24, 2012 4:02 PM

    bobbyhoying says:
    Mar 24, 2012 3:30 PM
    The founding fathers of our country would have found nothing unusual about this story. It demonstrates how sick the culture has become. Then again people executed Christ for healing the sick. Who is Tebow compared to Him?

    bobbyhoying: the only thing the Founding Father’s would be saying is ‘where did all these slaves come from!’

  273. weaponx73 says: Mar 24, 2012 4:03 PM

    @easyeddy

    Do you really believe that or does just sound like some really cold blooded s@&% to say to someone before you kill them?

    Seriously I doubt good was talking about people who poke fun at those who take religion too seriously when he refered to the tyranny of evil men.

    Personally the god I believe in doesn’t have such a gigantic stick up his butt.

  274. johntonioholmes says: Mar 24, 2012 4:11 PM

    easyeddie

    So you quote Pulp Fiction? You do realize that Pulp Fiction altered that quote…Tarantino didn’t take it verbatim from the bible.

    I least I hope so.

    Some atheists are WAY too irreverent with their rhetoric.

    Most, however, became atheists because they believe in live and let live–something that most organized religions do not.

    Do not mistake their mockery of Tebow for their mockery of faith however.

    If you’ll notice, Troy Polamalu is an extremely religious guy who does not get mocked for his faith. Why is that? Probably because he isn’t self-righteous enough to believe that he has special and divine healing powers.

  275. easyeddie says: Mar 24, 2012 4:12 PM

    @easyeddy

    Do you really believe that or does just sound like some really cold blooded s@&% to say to someone before you kill them?

    Seriously I doubt good was talking about people who poke fun at those who take religion too seriously when he refered to the tyranny of evil men.

    Personally the god I believe in doesn’t have such a gigantic stick up his butt.
    —————————————-

    Lighten up. Just a little Ezekiel and Samuel L. Jackson.

  276. johntonioholmes says: Mar 24, 2012 4:13 PM

    bobbyhoying

    History lesson: Most of the Founding Fathers were deists–not self-righteous Christians.

    They would have looked at this story and said…”Okay?”

    Trust me–there is no evidence to suggest that they believed in faith healing.

  277. frankdatank23 says: Mar 24, 2012 4:15 PM

    Touched by Tebow

  278. johntonioholmes says: Mar 24, 2012 4:17 PM

    sakatak

    Reggie White was into faith healing?

    That’s the key difference. Reggie White and guys like Troy Polamalu were/are very religious.

    But they don’t think they are Jesus.

  279. reidstinks says: Mar 24, 2012 4:19 PM

    bobbyhoying says: Mar 24, 2012 3:30 PM

    The founding fathers of our country would have found nothing unusual about this story. It demonstrates how sick the culture has become. Then again people executed Christ for healing the sick. Who is Tebow compared to Him?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    This statement just goes to show how little people actually know about our history. It’s sad.

  280. bleedsoe9mm says: Mar 24, 2012 4:19 PM

    i’m guessing timmy like to lay hands on allot of different men

  281. easyeddie says: Mar 24, 2012 4:21 PM

    packerzman says: Mar 24, 2012 3:45 PM

    The people you belittle as “nay sayers” and “non believers” aren’t mocking Tebows religious views or his faith..they’re mocking the fact that people can be such misguided and naive morons to think that laying their hands on someone and saying a few words of prayer is capable of healing anything.
    ——————————————–

    “they’re mocking the fact that people can be such misguided and naive morons to think that laying their hands on someone and saying a few words of prayer is capable of healing anything.”

    Morons? How nice and tolerant of you. Seriously, why lay all these insults on Christians?

  282. carolinakid says: Mar 24, 2012 4:22 PM

    Lol

    Sorry to all the thumpers trying to push their faith on here … but I use reason and logic to make my life decisions. Not some 3k+ yr old, multiple-human-author book , full of murder and slavery.

    Talking snakes and magical fruit ? No thanks.

  283. footballrulz says: Mar 24, 2012 4:22 PM

    Well, so far you were only off by 174 commenters. Some of you guys have a big surprise coming at you.

  284. carolinakid says: Mar 24, 2012 4:25 PM

    Tebow does know he can throw away that old book of fairy tales.

    We humans now know about atoms, germs, and round planets.

    No need for that make believe stuff anymore.

  285. thepitts says: Mar 24, 2012 4:33 PM

    C’MON MAN !!!!

  286. mpen15e says: Mar 24, 2012 4:34 PM

    The Jets do not team physicians anymore as Tebow will heal all. Instant savings!!!

  287. z561 says: Mar 24, 2012 4:38 PM

    @easyeddie

    What does Tim Tebow look like?

  288. samoanjungle says: Mar 24, 2012 4:39 PM

    WOW are there really that many people that hate Christians in this country?

    This is pretty normal in a lot of the Protestant Churches, to lay hands on the sick and pray.
    It doesn’t mean Tebow thinks he is anything special or is expecting a big miracle on the spot. He is acting on his faith and doing what the Bible tells us to do.
    If you have a problem with that, go take it up with God tuff guy.

  289. slipperyjohnson says: Mar 24, 2012 4:41 PM

    It’s almost as if timmy is doing all of this all for show at this point, his passive aggressive ego probably can’t get enough of all this attention….nothing wrong with showing your dedication to your faith, but enough is enough.

  290. easyeddie says: Mar 24, 2012 4:47 PM

    carolinakid says: Mar 24, 2012 4:22 PM

    Sorry to all the thumpers trying to push their faith on here … but I use reason and logic to make my life decisions. Not some 3k+ yr old, multiple-human-author book , full of murder and slavery.

    Talking snakes and magical fruit ? No thanks.

    —————————
    Wow, if people like you could turn all your vitriol and childish insults into something positive maybe you’d somehow become relevant in the world.

  291. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Mar 24, 2012 4:50 PM

    That crapola does not work at all! What they needed to do was get a room full of venomous snakes and have some old lady play the piano. Then you get some guy with a fourth grade education and a thick southern accent to start shouting obscure slightly altered scripture. Finally everyone dances around the room and through the snakes and you are cured.

  292. mpen15e says: Mar 24, 2012 5:00 PM

    “WOW are there really that many people that hate Christians in this country?”

    Look about 80% of this country is Christian of some sort so obviously people hating on Christians in this country is small. They’re just more amplified because of the Internet and the fact that atheists are feeling a little bit more comfortable at coming out and expressing themselves.

    Tebow can do whatever he wants but he’s not special in football or the God department.

  293. raiderinva says: Mar 24, 2012 5:03 PM

    OK can we all please just slow down a moment?

    Everyone is commenting so fast that the moderators can not delete them fast enough.

    So please everyone just chill and think about how Timmy was touched by his priest to learn this special skill that brings out snot and tears.

    Thank you.

    (meant in support of the moderators so that I finally will have a comment not get deleted.)

  294. electstat says: Mar 24, 2012 5:03 PM

    All these people that think Tebow is going to be shocked or surprised by the language in the Jets locker room have obviously never played a team sport. Tebow has been playing at the highest levels his entire life. The Jets locker room isn’t going to be the first he’s ever been in with F bombs being dropped.

  295. rollerino1 says: Mar 24, 2012 5:04 PM

    packerzman says:
    Mar 24, 2012 12:03 PM
    In the city where i live there is a graveyard filled with young children that have died over the course of time because of their parents wacko religious beliefs where they refused doctors care and they believed in hands on faith healing and prayer (and finally the state is prosecuting these religious wackos and sending them to jail for murdering their young children).Naive and misguided people can believe in whatever it is that gets them through the day but if stories like this werent so laughable theyd be sad..OH B.S. theyre just plain laughable that anyone would be naive enough to believe this “quarterback” could heal with prayer and “hands on healing”..im thinking Jesus has more important things to worry about other than Dawkins neck and Tebows calls for healing and also absolutely ecstatic the Tebow circus stayed the hell away from the Packers.

    ===================================
    Well, Tebow has had more than one surgical procedure done, so I’m pretty sure he and his family don’t try and heal serious illnesses/wounds with just prayer. He IS a devout Christian so prayer goes along with every situation in daily life.
    Stop trying to make the guy out to be a crackpot.

  296. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Mar 24, 2012 5:10 PM

    This is crazy! Who are you people talking about the founding fathers? It makes me think you have never had a history class. Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton are all well known non religious people. Alexander Hamilton might have been slightly religious but was known to make jokes at religion and religious peoples expense on many occasions.

  297. virusgvr says: Mar 24, 2012 6:11 PM

    Wow!!! 300???

  298. johnfeeser says: Mar 24, 2012 6:46 PM

    Wow… this is taken so out of context. They put their hands on him and prayed… So what? They aren’t trying to heal his neck by putting their hands on him, they are praying for him!

  299. hsteacher says: Mar 24, 2012 6:52 PM

    NFL tickets $200……. Tebow jersey $130…….. Story about Tibows “healing powers” priceless!

  300. captaintriumph says: Mar 24, 2012 6:53 PM

    I’m a Christian, and I will make just one short comment to the atheists, particularly the ones who are soooo against Christianity. My comment: If you’re right and I’m wrong, no big deal. But if I’m right and you’re wrong, you’re screwed!

  301. comquatsforever says: Mar 24, 2012 7:03 PM

    I hope Brian’s neck is better, but I hope Tbw can pray for the healing of countless players with incurable STDs, alcohol, coke, porn addictions; etc.

  302. carolinakid says: Mar 24, 2012 7:06 PM

    @captaintriumph

    So living your entire life under false pretenses and wasting ALL THAT PRECIOUS VALUABLE TIME is “no big deal” ?

    Sad to see so many people throwing so much of such little time away on fairy tales.

  303. axespray says: Mar 24, 2012 7:09 PM

    that’s it… Jets 2012 get to be on Hard Knocks, Tebow & Rex Ryan would be like a weekly episode of the exorcist or something.

  304. pastorstevelarson says: Mar 24, 2012 7:11 PM

    He prayed for him. Have you never experienced that? He didn’t tell him to avoid medical treatment, he prayed for him.

    We have become such a secular nation that prayer now seems weird and unnatural.

    One quick question: Do you think our nation is happier than when we believed in God. Do you think that the skyrocketing prescriptions of anti depressants, anti anxiety meds, and all the other psychotropic drugs are making us happy?

    Perhaps we were not designed to live apart from our creator and we are paying a price for our secularism. The price is simply an empty existence. Mock all you want, but Tim Tebow has a full heart and a rich (not money) life. I’m a nobody in the world’s view, but I feel wealthy in terms of what is truly important.

  305. pwc1970 says: Mar 24, 2012 8:16 PM

    God bless Tebow for being a positive role model and Christian. I find it sad how after every Tebow story I read, people have to flood it with hatred, anti-religion or atheist comments. What good is that doing? Does it contribute anything to the story with asinine comments? No, it just damns your soul even more and doesn’t make you look cool, or funny. It just makes you look pathetic. God bless the people who post positive comments.

    To carolinakid or whovever else, your beliefs won’t change anyone, it looks makes you look like a fool. God bless your empty life and soul.

  306. pwc1970 says: Mar 24, 2012 8:18 PM

    God bless Tebow for being a positive role model and Christian. I find it sad how after every Tebow story I read, people have to flood it with hatred, anti-religion or atheist comments. What good is that doing? Does it contribute anything to the story with asinine comments? No, it just damns your soul even more and doesn’t make you look cool, or funny. It just makes you look pathetic. God bless the people who post positive comments.

    To carolinakid or whovever else, your beliefs won’t change anyone, it makes you look like a fool. God bless your empty life and soul.

  307. djflav303 says: Mar 24, 2012 8:26 PM

    Tim, can you please lay your on Peyton Manning’s neck for all we did for u in Denver?

  308. dkinphx says: Mar 24, 2012 8:44 PM

    For those of you questioning whether this story should even be reported on I would answer that it depends on the answers to 2 questions:

    1. The persons named in this article( other than the chaplain) are all Broncos players. This suggests that the prayer group IS held ONLY for Broncos players and personel. If that’s the case, then that makes it a football related story unless you want to argue that the Broncos exist for something other than football.

    2. Only 4 persons are mentioned in the article. IF these 4 were the only ones at the prayer meeting then the fact that one of them had all the other people present lay hands upon him is a nothing story. On the other hand, if there were more than 4 people present at this prayer meeting, then there must be some sort of significance to the fact that specific people were asked to lay hands on( chaplain, Tebow, and Butler) but others were not asked to lay hands on. I can only conclude in such a situation that somebody somewhere was making the suggestion that Tebow and Butler provided some sort of additional “God presence” for lack of a better word. That would make this a story also.

    For the record, Tebow is a great guy and I wish him the best. I DO think that he has taken advantage of his status as an NFL QB to put forth religion. People can argue whether this is a good thing or a bad thing but it’s hard to argue that he isn’t using his celebrity to further the cause.

    Personally, I’m secure enough in my personal beliefs that it’s irrelevant to me whether religion and football get mixed together so long as one doesn’t stop the other from doing what we all love….football at it’s best.

  309. jimeejohnson says: Mar 24, 2012 9:07 PM

    “MichaelEdits says:Mar 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    See me
    Feel me
    Touch me
    Heal me”.

    Excellent!

  310. staffordsyear says: Mar 24, 2012 9:11 PM

    Well heres my 2 cents…

  311. merblack says: Mar 24, 2012 10:06 PM

    Awesome. It’s not religion (man-made) but relationship (what God seeks with us). Tim and others have this type of relationship with God and it’s cool to see, to say the least.

    (ESV) Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you…on account of the Jesus!
    -many of the hateful comments are expected, unfortunately. It’s a heart matter (of those writting) not a QB showing strength and compassion issue.

    (NLT) 1 Corinthians 1:18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who [want to be theyre own god]. But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

    Life is short, friends… You are loved. Receive it

  312. randyzabel says: Mar 24, 2012 10:35 PM

    patsaintsbroncoscheat says:Mar 24, 2012 5:10 PM

    This is crazy! Who are you people talking about the founding fathers? It makes me think you have never had a history class. Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton are all well known non religious people. Alexander Hamilton might have been slightly religious but was known to make jokes at religion and religious peoples expense on many occasions.
    ********************************************
    Wow – accussing other people of never taking a history class and spouting that drivel. The vast majority of the founding fathers were religious and Christian principles guided much of their understanding of society and government.

  313. randyzabel says: Mar 24, 2012 10:52 PM

    The two quotes below show the authors to know little about Christianity. Laying on of hands and praying for each other is not only encouraged it is Bibical to do so. Jesus instructs his followers to lay hands on each other and pray for each other. To pray for healing is also to follow the instructions of Jesus.

    weaponx73 says:Mar 24, 2012 3:17 PM

    Ok lets get one thing straight here. Praying for your friend to be healed and laying hands on them are two completely different things. One is something religious people do. The other is trying to preform a miracle. One is asking for god to use his power to heal your friend. The other is implying that you are on par with Christ. I’m suprised that more Christians aren’t upset about this. By the way someone should let Tim know pride is a sin.

    andrewsherylandharry says:Mar 24, 2012 11:48 AM

    Poking fun at Tebow for this is not poking fun at Christians, it is poking fun at a certain loosely tied denomination of (largely North America) Evangelicals. Plenty of Christians, Catholic and Protestant alike see this sort of practice as a joke, and even as blasphemy. There is a certain arrogance amongst Evangelicals who portend that their views represent an entire faith.

  314. djg1970 says: Mar 24, 2012 10:55 PM

    Those Who Live in Glass Houses Should Not Cast Stones! Leave Tebow Alone. Let Me Tell Everyone, If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Don’t say Anything at All……………..You can do 1 of 2 things…………. #1. Live your life like there is No God or #2. Live your life like there is a God! If your #2, then when you die, you have gained everything and lost nothing…… If your #1, then when you die, you have gained nothing, but have lost everything! Go Tebow! Nobody is Perfect, but his ♥ is in the right place!

  315. weaponx73 says: Mar 25, 2012 12:18 AM

    @randyzabel

    Why don’t you quote me that passage in the bible. I’m guessing you can’t. In my many years of going to church as a protestant I have never once witnessed anyone lay hands upon another. And my church used to collect names of people to pray for. Some right there in the front row. I’m sorry but the laying of hands is not a regular part of christianity.

    Anyway I eagerly await your response even though I know it wont happen.

  316. carolinakid says: Mar 25, 2012 12:23 AM

    and for everyone that post bible quotes I have one too

    Deut 21:18-21

    If your son misbehaves you are to stone him to death

    Go away with this book of brutality !

    Pls stop quoting the bible as it is some kind of moral code.

  317. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 25, 2012 2:12 AM

    Wow, there is a whole boatload of crazy up in here. Fables are for children.

  318. tatatoothy says: Mar 25, 2012 3:27 AM

    I just pooped my pants

  319. christiansagainstnike says: Mar 25, 2012 3:32 AM

    Tebow needs to lay his hands on his heart and pray for it.

    He was warned in late 2011 to stop endorsing the company honoring the pagan goddess of victory named NIKE. That is right… NIKE honors the name of the pagan goddess NIKE… and God hates NIKE!

    Tebow endorses Christians products AND Tebow endorses pagan products.

    http://www.christiansagainstnike.com/

  320. movementarians says: Mar 25, 2012 5:17 AM

    Randyzabel. Thankyou for one. Two if you actually read the article, you will find they misquoted dawkins and they never touched his neck. The “writers” on this site are trying tofabricate controversy and people are falling for it. You dont need to make stuff up to make evangelicals look crazy. Just wait. They will do it for you. The amount of fabricated material on this site is making me lose a ton of respect for them daily.

  321. movementarians says: Mar 25, 2012 5:22 AM

    Wait i just realized randyzabel is crazy and the other people were sain. Sorry about that. Point remains the same.

  322. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Mar 25, 2012 5:41 AM

    randyzabel says: Mar 24, 2012 10:35 PM

    patsaintsbroncoscheat says:Mar 24, 2012 5:10 PM

    This is crazy! Who are you people talking about the founding fathers? It makes me think you have never had a history class. Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton are all well known non religious people. Alexander Hamilton might have been slightly religious but was known to make jokes at religion and religious peoples expense on many occasions.
    ********************************************
    Wow – accussing other people of never taking a history class and spouting that drivel. The vast majority of the founding fathers were religious and Christian principles guided much of their understanding of society and government.
    ___________________
    Those are the ones who did the majority of the writing and as much as you would like you cannot alter history. Sorry for telling the truth. You probably think “in god we trust” has been around since the beginning and separation of church and state is just words and we are a christian nation. Grow up. I am not saying I don’t believe in God but I refuse to change historical facts to make my side of the story seem more poignant.

  323. movementarians says: Mar 25, 2012 11:21 AM

    @christiansagainstnike I hate to break it to you, but every thing about christianity is pagan in origin. As the Romans were conquering people across that part of the world, they absorbed parts of pagan religions to make christianity more palatable to the newly conquered people. Every single “christian” holiday was actually a pagan holiday they copied. Easter is not only about Ester the fertility goddess, but rabbits are ancient symbols for fertility. Even the resurection story is copied. The greeks did it first with Dyonysis, the god of wine and debauchery. But a lot of other early religions copied that story. Including the Mirthas, which started about a 100 years before christianity, and may have been copied directly to start that religion. So if celebrating pagan stuff bothers you, i would recommend changing religions.

  324. packerzman says: Mar 25, 2012 1:46 PM

    randyzabel says:Mar 24, 2012 10:35 PM Wow – accussing other people of never taking a history class and spouting that drivel. The vast majority of the founding fathers were religious and Christian principles guided much of their understanding of society and government.

    Seriously you need a history lesson randyzabel..maybe if youd read something other than your bible you’d actually become informed on historical and relevant facts…

    None of the Founding Fathers were atheists. Most of the Founders were Deists, which is to say they thought the universe had a creator, but that he does not concern himself with the daily lives of humans, and does not directly communicate with humans, either by revelation or by sacred books. They spoke often of God, (Nature’s God or the God of Nature), but this was not the God of the bible. They did not deny that there was a person called Jesus, and praised him for his benevolent teachings, but they flatly denied his divinity. Some people speculate that if Charles Darwin had lived a century earlier, the Founding Fathers would have had a basis for accepting naturalistic origins of life, and they would have been atheists. We’ll never know; but by reading their own writings, it’s clear that most of them were opposed to the bible, and the teachings of Christianity in particular.

  325. electstat says: Mar 25, 2012 3:25 PM

    Please don’t try to act like you are so knowledgeable about the bible by mentioning things like stoning. The “law” of the old testament was replaced by the new testament.

  326. randyzabel says: Mar 25, 2012 6:23 PM

    patsaintsbroncoscheat and packerzman

    Trying to rewrite history to exclude the very strong Christian influence and practices by many of the founding fathers shows a high degree of revisionist effort. To say that they were antithetical to Christianity and the Bible is shear nonsense. As to reading something other than the Bible and growing up, I happen to have a Ph.D. in Political Science from a major research university. I have spent a life time studying politics some of which includes the foundations of our own constitution.

  327. randyzabel says: Mar 25, 2012 6:27 PM

    John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson on June 28, 1813:

    The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were. . . . the general principles of Christianity. . . . I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are as unalterable as human nature.

    Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams organized the Boston Tea Party, and served as Governor of Massachusetts, a delegate to the Continental congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. In his 1772 work, The Rights of the Colonists, Adams wrote: The right to freedom being the gift of the Almighty…The rights of the colonists as Christians…may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutions of The Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.

    Franklin (yes he was a Deist) still said … As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think his system of morals and his religion, as be left them to us, the best the world ever saw, or is like to see (his moral view was shaped accordingly)

    Alexander Hamilton
    In my opinion, the present constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banner bona fide must we combat our political foes, rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provided for amendments. By these general views of the subject have my reflections been guided. I now offer you the outline of the plan they have suggested. Let an association be formed to be denominated “The Christian Constitutional Society,” its object to be first: The support of the Christian religion. second: The support of the United States.

  328. randyzabel says: Mar 25, 2012 6:32 PM

    Again I did not say all founding fathers were Christian, I stated that many were and that many had their view of government and morality shaped by Christianity.

  329. blowtorch1964 says: Mar 25, 2012 11:28 PM

    skiski7 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:40 PM

    Hmmm, lets see: while our leaders sign away our civil liberties, we sit on a pointless website to comment on someone’s faith because we don’t agree with it or don’t understand it. If your favorite team wins the Superbowl, you morons think you’re part of the team and you have accomplished something. These football players are modern day gladiators and the Roman empire is about to collapse. Then where will your opinions get you?

    To start with, I wanted to fix up your grammar, so I took the liberty.

    The problem is not with “civil liberties,” they long ago figured out how to enslave us without infringing too much on those. That way, we don’t get wise to what they are really stealing from us, which is our democracy and our ability to self determine our own future, and to live according to our own principals. They are giving the store away to the “1 Percenters.”

    Don’t call football fans “morons,” most of us aren’t, handicapping and second guessing coaching and management moves around the league is a fun pastime. We are not twiddling our thumbs, like Nero, as Rome burns, I for one, try to make my corner of the world a better place.

    Society won’t collapse here in the States, it will just become increasingly harder to live like a human being. According to a Harvard/McKinsey economist I know, the days of unchecked growth are over, and will never return. Competition for the world’s resources will get nastier and nastier.

    Christian or whatever, we are going to need some brotherhood to get through the next 100 years.

  330. playonward513 says: Mar 27, 2012 9:17 PM

    For the last two years I come to this site at least once a day. have read hundreds of articles… was as emotionally involved as anyone during the whole Favre/Rodgers saga… but this is the first time I’ve felt a need to comment.

    Anyone who thinks Tebow actually thinks he’s Jesus and can heal people is just as ignorant as someone who think that being pro-life makes them a Christian. I did a 40-day back packing trip with 8 other people this summer that’s part of a Christian organization. If someone had a headache, we’d lay hands and pray over them. Did the headache always go away? No. The laying of the hands was more about brotherhood and encouragement than anyone thinking they had divine powers.

    I grew up going to a church that would lay hands on someone who was dealing with the death of a family member. It is one of the most beautiful and compassionate acts one human being can do for another. And if you have a problem with it you’re just as much of a damn hypocrite as all the “Bible thumpers” you make fun of for being hypocrites.

  331. pantherdan says: Mar 28, 2012 12:46 AM

    I should have begged him to laid hands on my 5 1/2 inches and have him turned it into a Johnny Holmes worthy tool of evil.

  332. mojobag101 says: Mar 28, 2012 5:52 AM

    Good thing Dawkins didn’t have a hurt crank!

  333. pbanach01 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:43 AM

    Very common practice in all ages of humanity. The fact that we live in a media-driven society causes people to somehow look down upon this? If prayer can bring a full grown man who has been one of the toughest players ever at his position to tears, what can it do for you? I hope Tebow succeeds wherever he goes.

  334. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Mar 28, 2012 1:50 PM

    randyzabel says: Mar 25, 2012 6:23 PM
    Trying to rewrite history to exclude the very strong Christian influence and practices by many of the founding fathers shows a high degree of revisionist effort. To say that they were antithetical to Christianity and the Bible is shear nonsense. As to reading something other than the Bible and growing up, I happen to have a Ph.D. in Political Science from a major research university. I have spent a life time studying politics some of which includes the foundations of our own constitution.
    ________________________
    I did not tell you to read something other than the bible! I did tell you to grow up and I highly doubt that you have a Ph.D. in anything from anywhere but I never did question your level of education. All I am saying is that the most important and influential founding fathers, those that did the vast majority of writing, were far from religious men. The fact that they stipulated a division between church and state is enough for me. Stupid people argue that the division was meant to protect religion but I think it is fairly obvious that the protection was intended for both sides. Like I said I do believe in a creator and I am not attacking you personally. I also believe people like Sam Adams, and John Adams were a little less important that Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin but whatever.

  335. randyzabel says: Mar 28, 2012 2:21 PM

    patsaintsbroncoscheat says:Mar 28, 2012 1:50 PM “I highly doubt that you have a Ph.D. in anything from anywhere …”

    That is where you are very mistaken. I have a doctorate in political science. I’m sure with very little effort and google you could find the proof. I know people have a tendency to believe you cannot be a Christian and educated but that combination is more common than some want to admit.

    Notice I quoted several founders and even those who admittedly were not Christian embrace a view of morality and law informed by Judeo-Christian faith. You are correct when you say the protection works both ways: government from being seized by religion, and religion being suppressed by government. However, the idea that separation of church and state meant that government has to reject all vestiges of religion and specifically Christianity is simply not borne out by the statements of the authors themselves. There is a reason the first amendment has two separate clauses pertaining to religion: the establishment clause, the free exercise clause.

  336. straightfromthedonkeysmouth says: Mar 28, 2012 3:50 PM

    all these comments are really funny but the bottom line is we all have to wait and see what Tim can or will do for the (JETS)! Between Rex Ryan’s foot in mouth and Tim Tebow’s faith , heaven only knows what the future holds!

  337. discosucs2005 says: Mar 29, 2012 2:51 AM

    There is a lot of founding father talk going on (for some reason). First, if you refer to the founding fathers as “they” in regards to an opinion, you’re probably wrong. The founding fathers were a group of individuals who had different opinions and different specific belief systems.

    As far as the founding fathers intent, I think instead of debating what exactly it was, you have to think about it’s worth. The founding fathers couldn’t possibly comprehend the country we currently live in. Think about the NFL exactly one year ago. How many of us knew that Manning would be a free agent? The bounty scandal? The cap debate? The 49ers success? The mergence of Victor Cruz? Tim Tebow winning a playoff game, and then getting traded? No one could have guessed any of those things (and if they did, it was pure luck). Now try to image what the league will be like next year. Now try to image what the entire world will be like in 200 years. You can’t possibly claim to have an understanding of what the world will be like. And neither did the founding fathers.

    The great thing they did was they made it possible to edit their work. They were smart enough to know that world changes. I don’t know what the founding fathers would think, or want, or believe, but I doubt they would want you to try and figure it for them. So let’s leave the founding father talk else where, and talk about this actual story.

    Tebow placed his hands on another person’s neck in order to heal it. I am an atheist (I can almost hear the thumbs down button being clicked) but I don’t see why anyone would have a problem with this. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s stupid, and there is no way anything other than a placebo effect would actually occur (although there is something to be said about that), but I don’t see why anyone would care. As long as religious beliefs aren’t pushed on anyone, I don’t see them as worthy of this kind of discussion. Tebow certainly might play up his beliefs a little bit for his own reasons, and the attention he has received for his beliefs is comical, but that doesn’t mean we have to concern ourselves with his practices.

    I’ll leave you all to thumbs down repeatedly.

  338. discosucs2005 says: Mar 29, 2012 2:53 AM

    @randyzabel

    So what do you think of the Russian elections?

  339. philyeagles5 says: Mar 30, 2012 10:00 AM

    hes no John Coffey.

  340. chunkyloverfiftythree says: Mar 30, 2012 10:23 AM

    Randy Zabel Having a PhD in Philosophy is the academic equivalent to claiming you are the best at coloring. It does not mean very much and no one really cares. I am pretty sure you can get those if you collect enough bar codes on General Mills cereal boxes. Congratulations, you have demonstrated the ability to read and write. As one person said on here, the founding fathers were a diverse group of people and had different beliefs. To suggest you know what they meant to say instead of what they formed in the constitution is foolhardy. However, whatever their personal beliefs were, they were pretty clear on the whole separation of church and state thing. Exorcising the oppressive nature and rule of the church seemed to be a priority in the revolution. So the whole revisionist history thing where wacky Christians claim that the founding fathers secretly wanted oppressive church dogma to rule the country is neither factual nor relevant. It does not help your case when you are dumb enough to give a road map to your actual identity on a message board. Randy Zabel with the linkedin and wordpress profile that lives in Oklahoma City, claims to have received a PhD in Comparative Government at UT, member of the Nazarene Church, and claims to work at Southern Nazarene University as the “Director of Institutional Research.” First of all, it would be offensive to anyone in the science community that you are using the term “research” all wanton like. Second, if you are not that Randy Zabel, he is going to be pissed at you.

  341. chunkyloverfiftythree says: Mar 30, 2012 10:28 AM

    @discosucs2005 if you go to the site they provided, you will see that they changed to quote slightly to make it sound like Tebow put his hands on Dawkins’ neck. If you read the actual interview Dawkins pretty much just says they prayed about it. This site manipulated the quote to make it sound like the crazier thing happend so people would get riled up about it.

  342. timegambit says: Mar 30, 2012 8:25 PM

    –Dawkins says Tebow “laid hands” on injured neck–

    Was that Rebecca Hands from South Jersey? Cause I went to high school with her.

  343. Deb says: Mar 30, 2012 11:43 PM

    chuckyd317 says:

    Science > Religious Nonsense….

    ————————————————-
    You know, it’s absolutely possible for intelligent people to believe in scientific facts and still maintain spiritual faith in God. And maybe you should check your scientific facts. Many medical studies have been done on the effect of prayer in recovering from surgery, cancer, and other medical issues. While I don’t believe an individual such as Tim Tebow has the power to heal, research shows that people who supplement medical treatment with prayer do experience faster recovery times. So from a scientific perspective, the only one being nonsensical here … is you.

  344. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 2, 2012 2:46 PM

    The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?
    — John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, June 20, 1815

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