Monday, December 12, 2011

... and another thing.

Tim Tebow's Denver Broncos won another game on Sunday.  The reason, we are led to believe, is that Tim is a Christian.  God looks out for Christians and he bestows them with superhuman traits, such as the ability to get a football team far enough down the field so that their kicker can make a 59-yard field goal to win the game in overtime.  He also encourages the opposing team to fumble and allow the Tebow to go on that 20 yard game-winning drive.
It is in times like these that I question what year this is.  Are we really superstitious enough to believe that all this is some sort of divine intervention?  Aren't there Christians on other teams?  Why would their God want some to succeed and others to fail?   What about all the Satan worshippers?  Isn't Satan trying?

Now, there are rumors by his ex-wife that professional wrestler Hulk Hogan had a homosexual affair with another wrestler, the aptly named Brutus Beefcake.  Hogan, of course, denies the story and sidestepped around the gay issue, saying in essence that "there's nothing wrong with that" but that it would also damage "my career."  Really?  How would it damage your career?  You earn a living tearing your shirt off and posing half-naked in a ring.  If anything, I think being gay would enhance your image.  She also said he abused her, but Hulk is obsessed with the gay rumor, as though the spousal abuse would be acceptable by comparison.  To some, it probably is.

I'm reading that the Duggars are planning a memorial service for their miscarried twentieth child.  If I am supposed to summon up any sorrow for this event, I'm losing the grip.  Jim Bob told People magazine. "This is life, and I understand that we are going [through] something that many others have. You think about the what-ifs, but God gives us strength to go on. We won't be able to see this child's life and the phases that we've seen for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day. We are thankful for each child, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven."
Really?  They named the kid Jubilee Shalom.  I'd guess that's because the kid will never live to have his classmates ridicule his name and have his 19 brothers and sisters threaten to come to school to kick their ass.  Otherwise, they could have named it John or Sarah or whatever name is left over from their hideously large family.
The problem with living in a so-called "free society" is that we allow people to do what they want, within the confines of our defined laws.  Having 19 children is a sick and twisted abuse of that privilege.  And you can bet your next paycheck that they aren't done attempting to procreate.
I think they're mentally ill.