The proof that Christians want religious domination rather than the religious freedom that they preach about was proven with a recent football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots. Chiefs player Husain Abdullah after an interception ran 39 yards to make a touchdown.
But his big no-no came with his bowing in prostrate position on his knees after sliding into the end zone. It was just like – and might have been – a Muslim prayer as is often done five times a day on a prayer rug by Muslims. His team got a 15 yard penalty for this act. Abdullah is Muslim.
Of course, the NFL league and the referee association later waffled on this and rescinded the penalty (too late!), saying that the penalty was not for a possible Muslim prayer, but for sliding on his knees.
So what? We have all seen players making touchdowns jumping to catch the ball and landing in a heap, sliding on their side when reaching out to grab the football, dragging their feet to make sure that the touchdown is counted, etc.
It is after all, a football game and sometimes a little rough, muddy and messy. But even the supposition of a Muslim prayer as this was at the very least should be allowed. After all, look at the Christian or Christian-like symbolism throughout professional and amateur sports.
Jim Tebow went to a knee so much – presumably for Christian thanks to God, Jesus and prayer – that his name became a new word – “tebowing.” In past tense, it would be “tebowed.”
And it should be lower case – “tebowing.” As a friend points out, “If Louis Pasteur’s name does not retain the initial capital when it becomes a verb, then surely TimTebow’s name should not either. Pasteur, after all, actually did something for humanity. And he showed far greater courage than any football player has to show.
“Pasteur needed rabies virus for his experiments that led to the first rabies vaccine. His only source of live rabies virus was the mouths of rabid animals. Had any of those rabid animals bitten Dr. Pasteur, he would have had to die of rabies – because he had not yet created the first vaccine.”
You can look at many athletes who raise hands in the air, point a finger up, look up as to the heavens, or perhaps all three. All are presumably to give thanks to a Christian God or baby Jesus for their performance.
Or think of those who use such as a silent pray to God for a good performance before some athletic event. Consider Justin Tucker of the Ravens. Before each attempt at a field goal or extra point, he crosses himself as per the Catholic rite and ritual. His hand goes to his forehead, chest (sternum) and then to left and right shoulder to form a cross.
Muslim prayer, although a bit more complicated, involves kneeling on a prayer mat if possible with hands and head on the mat, just like the position taken by football player Husain Abdullah during the kerfuffle with the 15 yard penalty.
The point is that to the best of my knowledge in any sports game – amateur or professional – a player has never been penalized for using or adopting a Christian or Christian-like stance or attitude. Any and all of this is absolutely ridiculous but the same rules should apply to all.
But then Christians, with their total lack of tolerance, and desire for religious domination – not freedom – can’t possibly allow any other religion to be represented in any way on the sacred American athletic fields!