PZ already highlighted this story, but I think it’s funny enough to repeat it. Apparently Tim Tebow was put in his place at the NFL scouting combine. Tebow is one of those hyper-Christians who has to throw religion into everything he says and does and make a very public and ostentatious display of piety (something Jesus spoke out against, incidentally). That act doesn’t play well with everyone:
At the Scouting Combine, the Wonderlic exam is administered to players in groups. The 12-minute test is preceded by some brief instructions and comments from the person administering the test.
Per a league source, after the person administering the test to Tebow’s group had finished, Tebow made a request that the players bow their heads in prayer before taking the 50-question exam.
Said one of the other players in response: “Shut the f–k up.” Others players in the room then laughed.
PZ also notes that Tebow only got 22 out of 50 on the Wonderlic test, which is staggeringly low on a test that a house plant should be able to get a 40 on.
I actually like Tebow. I liked watching him play in college. I think he’s a fantastic athlete and I think he’s tough as hell. And he obviously has every right to express his religious views. But I wonder why he feels such a crying need to involve everyone around him in it. That “group hug” aspect of religion is one of the main things that drove me away from it.