Tebowmania died Saturday night, but not before Stu Bykofsky of the Philadelphia Daily News went there in his column on Friday:
People of science, who are rational and therefore never wrong, in 1987 told Tim Tebow's mother, Pam, to abort him because her pregnancy threatened her life, and they expected her son to be stillborn. A woman of faith, and therefore "irrational," Pam said "no" and carried him to term.
Some 20 years later, Pam and Tim infuriated some people by appearing in an anti-abortion commercial aired during the Super Bowl. That's where America first heard his story. Pro-choicers went bananas.
Christian conservatives were accused of trying to shove their religion down our throats. Some do, just like hard-left secularists. They also want to shove their "religion" down our throats - and their religion is atheism.
That's a hard sell in America, the most "believing" industrialized democracy. And those beliefs paved the road to 9/11.
America's strong Christian beliefs, writes Lawrence Wright in his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, is what inflamed al Qaeda. Not so much because of America's actions, as some (Ron Paul) believe, but "because they saw America as the locus of Christian power."
Wait. What were we talking about again? [With Leather]