'SNL' skit has Jesus visit Tim Tebow
December 19th, 2011
10:34 AM ET

'SNL' skit has Jesus visit Tim Tebow

After the Denver Broncos emerged victorious in their game against the Chicago Bears last week, some have been wondering if the Christian faith of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow had something to do with it.

Over the weekend, "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the headlines, invoking an appearance from Jesus himself - as played by Jason Sudeikis.

The skit begins in the locker room after the Broncos' win, with Tebow thanking "the most important person in my life, my Lord and savior Jesus Christ," and lo and behold - a bearded Sudeikis appears.

"First of all, you're welcome. Yes, I Jesus Christ, am indeed the reason you've won your past six football games," he says. "Here's the thing: If we're going to keep doing this, you guys gotta meet me halfway out there. Let's face it: It's not a good week if every week, I have to come in, drop everything, and bail out the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter. I'm a busy guy."

His other instructions to an awestruck Tebow included stretching before the game, reading the playbook, and to take his displays of faith "down a notch."

What'd you think of "SNL's" skit?


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  6. hb

    Please don't hold the weird comments of overly fundamentalist Christians against Christianity in general. Most of us do have a sense of humour – within respectful limits, we even make Jesus jokes ourselves as well – like any group, our more extreme elements love getting offended by things, mostly in the USA I must say

    January 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Park

    For those of you who need proof that there is a God and that HE really exist, open your eyes and explain to me who keeps the stars, moon, and planets from crashing into each other and who makes the seasons change perfectly and who made man to enjoy woman, and who created a perfectly running universe, and who made thousands of different animals that each function in their own realm????. Just open your eyes and believe. You need allot of faith to believe there is no God. Get real and believe, it's easy to have faith in HIM without seeing HIM. The good thing is that you all will find out someday when it will be to late to enjoy your faith, so enjoy your lack of faith now and I will take comfort in my faith and sleep well tonight knowing HE is real !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 9, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • FreeThinker

      As a free thinker who appreciates evidence to support a claim, I'll take your challenge and attempt to explain to you how those things work. The stars, moon and planets don't crash into each other because of graviational forces. Seasons change as a result of the Earth's orbit around the sun. Men evolved from lower primates and possess a hormonal and neurological makeup that leads them to women. The statistical fluctuation that led to the early expansion of the universe occurs naturally according to the known laws of physics; the probability that such an event will occur is certain given an infinite amount of time. The claim that the universe runs perfectly is flawed given the amount of imperfection that exists on Earth and being there exists no observable basis for comparison. All life on Earth originated over a billion years ago in the form of a single-cell organism that over time genetically mutated and produced other species which evolved in response to opportunities present in theirrespective evironments. Not believing in God actually requires no faith if one looks for explanations that are consistent with observation and mathematical theory.

      PS "The good thing is that you all will find out someday when it will be to (sp) late to enjoy your faith" sounds a little creepy and misguided. Do you really believe a supreme being who supposedly has control over every force and matter particle in universe is going to eventually punish all humans who weren't fully invested in one specific method of spiritual practice? That sounds awfully arbitrary, petty and vain for an all-powerful, omniscient and omnipresent being. That sounds like something a human would have thought up.

      January 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lydia

    really guys. I am actualy a student, and came across this artical. What I was reading was so hurtful, if not stupid. So what I want to say is, no matter how many times you argue a point to prove that you are right, and no matter how many times you bash God's name and say "being religious" is not cool, and is just stupid... or if you want to prove you are right about somthing by adding all number of obsene words that really do not help the situation. God is still in control of all of the universe, and even if you deny him ten thousend times, in the end, you will be standing before his throne, and might hear the awful words "I never knew you." Now I am not threatening anyone by staying this.. for this line is streight out of the Bible. And to you who think Christianity is a joke because of other Chrsitains and the way they act. I am ashamed to think that some who call themselves Christians act the way they do, for it does bring down what we are trying to bring across. We are not perfect, and I say, please don't judge our faith because of a few people. I am not perfect either, but with my actions, words and deeds, I try to show Christ in me. Call me a Jesus Freak if you want.. for that is what I am! Think about your lives people. I know that my saviour lives. He is my only purpose for living.. the reason why I do not hate any of you for saying what you are staying. I thought we had to respect all religions.. or so I hear. Then respect Christians as well.. and do not bash us for it. I found that the skit from this show really hurt me, and made me very sad as well as angry at those who just make fun of Christ and our faith. I know it is comedy and everything.. but really, it was not nessesary. Sure, it makes people laugh, but really at the Christian faith.
    And I know that someone will probably make fun of me for saying this... but even so, I wanted to at least try to restore your faith in those who are Christians.. eventhough it is such a broad term.
    Merry Christmas everyone... :)

    December 24, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. morris

    It is suppose to be that the defense was tremendous, but there is the intangible "phenomenon Tebow". I guess that deserves discussion about what the Broncos record would have Kyle Orton continued to play. It looked like a losing team with Orton. The D is great, but Tebow say what someone should get some credit for the 7-1. QB is usually judged by victory and defeat plain and simple. The numbers may not be there but the most important. Now this could be the Trent Dilfer argument again, but these reimbursements fourth quarter just make the discussion more interesting.anyway, for more news, we can visit http://www.tebowformvp.com/... thanx

    December 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lady Bex

    A little sacreligious? Yes. Funny? Absolutely. Personally I feel that God provided us with a sense of humor, and He may actually appreciate a joke or two on His behalf. Besides, I think He has a little more to worry about than a couple of jokes (see hatred, murders, war, etc.).

    Btw, loved the comment about the kiddie soccer league beating the LA Galaxies. I would consider that a miracle of the highest sort.

    December 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Christian

    Christianity and the Lord Jesus is continually the object of scorn and ridicule. This IS selective racism. We can skirt around it all we want, but singling out any religion as is so commonly done with the Christians makes one a bigot. The shoe fits very well.

    December 22, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mike Buck

    I find it interesting that many of the Christians on this post want SNL to give equal time to poking fun at other religions but freak out if others, including atheists, complain about "In God We Trust" or posting the Ten Commandments in government buildings. As far as only Muslims blowing things up... lets not forget Tim McVeigh was part of a fundamentalist Christian organization and a terrorist as well. By the way I hear the Teabaggers want to ban the song Deck the Halls because of the line about wearing gay apparel!

    December 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Aaron

    To all the people that think this skit was bashing Christians.

    SNL is satirical comedy, its fun and game, stop thinking that just because they make fun of something, that means they hate it. Loosen up a bit

    December 21, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff

    Now you know you've got them when Pat Robertson is upset. Tebow is no Christian. What happened to "do things in quiet". Instead, this idiot is making a mochery of Christianity. The right wing, tea bigots and Baptists love it. Not surprising. All these women that want to have Tebow. This guy will get into politics and try to reverse women's reproductive rights. Wake up women unless you want to be controlled.

    Good for SNL. This guy should be ridiculed.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave

    another vote here for the skit being funny and ultimately respectful–love, not seriousness or judgment, is the message of Christ

    December 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Melissa, a Mormon

    I am a Mormon. I believe in Christ as my Savior. I thought the skit was funny. I think this bent in our nation towards being so sensitive to everything said and political correctness has led us to a place that weakens us as a nation. We should be able to laugh at ourselves.
    I do agree that there would be many that would not find the same type of skit with another religion appropriate. I would imagine it would cause outrage. Again, I think we should be able to laugh at ourselves.

    December 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Margherita

    its was funny..no harm done!

    December 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Gandhi

    I like your Christ
    I do not like your Christians
    They are nothing like your Christ

    Would it really make you feel better if SNL poked fun at another religion?

    December 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sinner

      Dear Gandhi ... thanks for the thought, but please leave Jesus' followers alone, nobody said they were perfect, after all ... that's why He died for them, because they all ARE sinners! Funny thing is, though Gandhi ... it wasn't a Christian who assassinated you ... it was one of your own people, Nathuram Godse – a Hindu nationalist. Better luck next time (in your reincarnated nowehere).

      December 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Diana

    Yikes, can everyone simmer down? I consider myself Christian, but I don't belong to organized religion. The reason why is that everybody gets so bent out of shape over a skit on tv. My friends dad is a minister and he does not find all religious humor offensive. I agree, Christians are the punchlines for many jokes and criticism. Why? Well, if your churches would stop shooting up abortion clinics, picketing funerals, plan a "burn the Qur'an day" and condemning everything that does not fit your ideals, then yes, I do believe people may be more tolerant. I have a faith in God, I do not have faith in people who hide behind religion to justify bad behavior.

    December 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Manjit Singh

    Hey, as a Sikh, I want to see some Sikh players in NFL, NCAA, MLS as rolemodels. I know we are a small minority everywhere in this world but they would make a nice change of pace. Jokes about Sikhs have been common in India like the polish, blond etc. here in US. But please no religious jokes or ridiculing someone's belief (and I mean any religion be it Christianity, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Jew and even Athiest). I think the community that laughs at itself is a health community.

    December 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dean

    As usual SNL ridicules Christians but wouldn't dare being 'politically incorrect' to any other religion. Why can't Tim Tebow express his faith while he lives it? How many Christians do you think will want to tune in knowing that SNL can't come up with anything better than slamming God? For a god that many don't belive in, they sure spend alot of time ridiculing Him. Could that be that they are uncomfortable with their own sin and must turn against those who have discovered the grace of God which forgives sin? All the comments pro and con don't change the fact of sin or God's love or John 3:16!

    December 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. 16halo

    Christian you and your dare are a joke. You're thoughts and views on Christianity is part of the reason that Christianity is a joke sometimes; and is ridiculed. They are not ridiculing a belief in God, but the behaviour of some Christians. Do you really expect rational people to believe that a God cares wheter or not some person wins a football game or any game, wins an award, receives recognition, etc...It's ridiculous. Its' a throw back to the belief of manarchies that their position/authority is ordained by God. The threat of being punish by God is a threat by you, not God. Worship, pray or do whatever it takes to justify your existance, but don't demean others to lift your self up.

    December 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Broncos Fan

    I don't think the SNL skit was making fun of Christians as much as it was people of faith who pray for trivial things such as scoring goals or winning awards. I personally don't believe in God, but if he/she does exist do you really think touchdowns or Best Rap Album accolades are foremost on the priority list? I sure hope not when there's so much disease and suffering in the world. At one point in the SNL skit Jesus says, "Okay, I'm off to a beauty pageant." The subtext was pretty clear.

    I think the late, great George Carlin said it best, "I always thought people treat God rather rudely. Offering up trillions and trillions of prayers everyday, asking, pleading and begging for favors, 'do this', 'gimme that', 'I want a new car', 'I need a better job', and most of this praying takes place on Sunday, his day off."

    I like Tebow as a footbball player and I don't begrudge him his faith or his public prayers. He can take Communion on the sidelines for all I care. He just needs to step it up earlier in games and play more consistently. Everyone else needs to relax.

    December 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Don

    What is obvious here is the large number of those who lack respect for another's faith. For all of you who make fun of those of us who believe that Jesus is the way please place that insensitive humor on the "demonstrative Muslims" or the Hezbollah and experience the response from them. Trust me, the response will not be so gentle. Better to write to the SNL producers and tell to lay off the disrespectful portrayals of any faith.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Blackened

    Jesus people are funny... Always with their pants in a bunch.

    Here is a quote from my bible:

    "Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all... I personally resent it bitterly." ~Isaac Asimov

    December 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. average_demographic

    SNL has had times of pure comic genius, which included comedy from: John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Jane Curtain, Garrett Morris, Al Franken, Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Mike Myers, Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Robert Smigel, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, (and the following pretty funny cast members) Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis.

    However there have been times when the show is not very funny, and other times when the show deserved to be cancelled. It seems SNL is immune to ratings. There have been much funnier shows that have been cancelled. I wish I knew what power (or Faustian Bargain) Lorne Michaels has over the top brass at NBC. May be NBC doesn't see the show as being "on the chopping block", but rather the individual cast members on the the show.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Papa Bear

    I do not watch SNL regularly and I do not care much for it. But it was wrong to make a joke out of Jesus. It is disrespectful to make fun of religious figures. Yes we all want freedom of speech, but we also have to keep up with good behavior and respect of one another.
    And for those who are daring SNL to portrait or make fun of Muslims or Jews, it would be better to ask SNL to stop making fun of religions, not dare them to make fun of others! Are you mad because they made fun of Jesus, or are you mad because they made fun of Jesus alone?!?!
    And by the way, I am a Muslim and I was offended by the Jesus skit.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  28. levi Smith

    The real joke is the cowards who think they are funny with this skit. Yeah I know know How about making a skit about the Muslims who stop traffic in N.Y. C and get down and pray to whatever they think is correct... Oh let's see any Christian group try to do that.infringe on the rights of others by disrupting their day. Yup Cowards who think they are funny and the majority of the country forced to accept something that is not OUR WAY OF LIFE

    December 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  29. American Realist

    As an open-mided Christian who is also a normal person and not a religious fanatic, I though the skit was funny. However, I do agree with what all of the fundamentalists are saying on here, SNL would NEVER have a skit or parody directed towards the profit Mohommad. If we are going to be a "politically correct" nation that includes being politically correct toward the white/christian majority as well as the religious and ethnic minorities. Remember that one day the majority might just be the minority in this country at the rate things are going. Will it still be okay to mock Christianity and/or white culture then?....It will be interesting to see.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Grant

    Ha! Anything that gets christians this worked-up is a jewel in my book. Go read more lies and let the 'liberal media' entertain those of us that can think for ourselves.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  31. nonyabidness

    While I didn't watch that night. There is nothing wrong I believe with the skit. The problem is with people, some of which, are too high strung. I like the fact that Tebow demonstrates his faith, no matter where it is at. Dropping to one knee and saying thatnk you to Jesus is a good thing. But let main stream media got their greedy mits on it and the whole world is in shock. Sometimes people forget. It isn't what we do. It is about what Jesus did some 2000 years ago...

    December 20, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  32. JiminTX

    Tebow is the one who made a joke out of Excessive Displays of Christianity, not SNL. If I were religious I would be upset.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  33. Jimbo

    Christian: "Why do they always make fun of us, why not make fun of Islam and mohamed? Waaaaaaaa!"

    December 20, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  34. Copper's Donut Shoppe

    "Heaven is eating pâtés de foie gras to the sound of trumpets"

    December 20, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  35. Me

    How about a skit that makes fun of other murder victims, no SNL would never consider doing that. But they think it's perfectly ok to make fun of the one that millions of people love beyond anyone else they know? They are so clueless..

    December 20, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  36. JesusEffenChrist-bow

    II truly was offended. First, the Jesus-man wearing a dress should have belched while drinking wine with his buddies and friendly women of the night, then hiked his skirt and defecated on Teeeeebow. That would have made me do myself.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Teedog Saviorman

      He did dog! He crapped all on me. Didn't you see the Pat's game?

      December 20, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  37. FYYFF

    I absolutely loved the skit...primarily because it focused on taking credit away from Tebow (who does nothing to help them win games but take the snap) I didn't focus attention to the fact that it was Jesus talking to him nor did i take offense to it. Wouldn't have mattered to me if it were Obama that came into the locker room, as long as the point got across that Tebow is annoying and Prater deserves more credit than Tebow! all in all, i thought it was quite hilarious! SNL skits have to be taken with a grain of salt....

    December 20, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  38. Cinman

    Like God cares if a touchdown is scored or by who. Not what he's about.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  39. Wawa

    Got to say. At least in the USA, people can do stuff on TV that many of us believe is inappropriate. But no one gets their head cut off for doing it. Just a frank discussion on the CNN website by people with many strong feelings about what SNL did or did not do. Go USA!!!

    And as for me, Go Jesus!!!

    December 20, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  40. Rick

    I love it. CNN only posted this article because they were hoping to offend Christian's, as it's well known that the website is anti-christian. But this basically backfired on them because everyone found it funny.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  41. Doc

    I think any comedy sketch that causes tight-ass Christians to whine, wail, and gnash their teeth to the degree that they are doing so on this message board is a comedic gift that just keeps on giving. So, please keep posting all you whiny Christians. I haven't laughed this hard in ages!

    December 20, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  42. JMH

    As Jesus would have said after reading all these comments: "Oyvey!"

    December 20, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Kathy from No. VA

      Jesus didn't speak hebrew, he spoke aramaic . . .

      December 20, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • He Did Not!

      He spoke English, Just like in the Bible, moron!!!

      YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!

      December 20, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  43. guest

    It's all true. Every word of it! Peace!

    December 20, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  44. Kathy from No. VA

    It's not about God helping the Broncos win, it's about a man's awesome faith in an awesome God. Tebow gets it and I hope others are touched by his example and belief in Jesus Christ who is real and wonderful. Let yourself learn about Christ and your life will be transformed. Merry Christmas to you all.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  45. Patriots versus Saints,... er, I mean, Broncos.

    Okay, I guess, what with Christopher Hitchens, Vaclav Havel, and Kim Jong Il dying this past week, Jesus Christ WAS too busy to bail out the Broncos one more time.

    "C,mon, Tim, this is getting old."

    December 20, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  46. Rr

    Hey cindyr. Like nearly all born againers you only read and follow 1/4 of the new testament. Matt 6:6 clearly states by the savior how and where to pray. Evangelicals always ignore this verse and just read the lords prayer. Those prayers on the white sideline by tebow are exactlly what Jesus tells us not to do. Romans 1:16 doesn't mean to ignore Matt 6:6

    December 20, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  47. Tony

    Why didn't I see all of these concerned Christians calling for an end to "South Park" when they did a show on Mohammed? There were death threats sent to the writers. Where was your compassion then? Oh, that's right – it poked fun at Islam and that's ok with you.

    If you are going to respond by validating Christianity as the only real religion, please try to prove it without quoting the Bible. Let me see how educated you are and use some other sources.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Oh yeah – and if there is a God, I sure hope he has more to do than intervene in a football game.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Kathy from No. VA

      but the bible is our history book. that's the way information was passed along. I always think it's so fascinating that people believe in Caeser and Cleopatra and every other ancient person but when Jesus Christ is brought up, well, that's another story. "Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic or who He said He is" – C.S. Lewis.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • kathy from No. VA

      and the death threats were from Muslim's, not Christians. For the record, no Christian I know supports that rhetoric from South Park or any other place toward Islam.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  48. Charlie

    Nice going NBC. Making fun of Jesus and Christians, just in time for Christmas.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  49. LookAndSEE

    This one crossed the line of BLASPHEMY

    December 20, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  50. Vince

    oh please – you can believe whatever you feel inspired to, as I can believe or not believe. However, I still think it is shallow to praise some higher deity for performance in a game. So what if everybody prayed? What would God do then? Would the victory go to the one who prayed "best"? And as far giving God glory, why only do it when you have a success? Does that mean God has failed you when you throw an interception? I just think it's a twisted view of religion, that's all.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  51. SKS

    I'm not much of a SNL fan anymore, but I thought the "Tebow" skit was funny and well done.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  52. Kyle

    I'm a Christian and I thought it was hilarious.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  53. Cig Hyle Baby...

    I would like to see a skit on the filthy jooze.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  54. ec1warc1

    Anything that pokes fun at Christianity gets a thumbs up from me!

    December 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  55. He-zeus

    jesus was a tard born from an affair by Mary.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  56. oh please

    Vince, there is a an all knowing all powerful God that is concerened about every detail of our lives from the least to the greatest. we are to honor and thank him for all things. all things are for his Glory. Tebow has recognized that, and knows his success is to bring Glory to our creator whether it is in a football game or anything else. god is genuinely concerned for every aspect of all of our lives. its hard to understand Gods ways, his thoughts are not our thoughts, but all things are for his Glory.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  57. jimmy

    pretty funny. but why doesnt snl have the balls to do a skit with muhammed????

    December 20, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  58. Robert

    Absolutely hytserical! One of their best comedy skits in a very long time. I agree with several other commentaries, Does Jesus really care who the hell wins a football game?" Just a great routine and one that should carry on!!
    Maybe Jesus got upset with the Broncos and had the Patriots put them in their place on Sunday.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  59. oh please

    DC DON DADA: no ones whinning but im sick of people getting so offended by Christians, when the world is falling apart. and quoting scripture...the bible is wisdom. people crack me up when they try to sound so "intelligent" by using this false logic or quoting other your right "far from perfect" humans, so dont tell me not to quote the bible, whether its wisdom to you or not, doesnt take away from its authority. i dare you to read it, and tell me it isnt truth. "A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD." -Proverbs
    19:3...is this not what we see today?

    December 20, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  60. Vince

    Why is it that some people are offended by this skit, but apparently not offended that someone would think that they could invoke the power of Christ to help win a football game. Seriously? With all the tragedy and pain that happens in the world every second of every single day, I would hope that, if there was a God or a Christ or some other benevolent, omnipotent, spiritual power, that it could find more important things to do than involve itself in a football game. The audacity of a person to thank God for their performance in a sport has always amused me. The audacity of those that elevate such behavior to a level of reverence is just sad. Aside from all that, the skit was funny.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  61. ensense

    I would like to see SNL have some good skits making some fun of the president. But i guess that would be too much to ask of you commi manifesto thumpers.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  62. Mocking Jesus = the peiple win

    Anything to annoy the christ nazis makes me happy.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  63. VP

    Please people they were not even making fun of christianity. They were making fun of the fact that Jesus would have better and more important things to do then to care about a football game. I wonder how many "christians" watched this skit!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  64. kymba0

    Good grief, no one has a sense of humor. I thought it was a funny skit. Most SNL's I have watched lately have not been funny. Oh, and a word to the wise........beware of those who feel the need to tout their religion, in whatever form it is. Privacy, folks, privacy.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • kymba0

      heard of satire? SNL thrives on it and has for what, 37 seasons? Funny or not, it was meant as a J O K E.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  65. Rozlee

    So nice to see that Jeebus answers the prayers of millionaire jocks while ignoring those of starving children in Sub-Saharan countries and refugee camps. Granting wishes to win a football game is evidently more important to deities than caring for the short desperate lives of suffering kids. Tebow reminds me of the Pharisee that prays loudly and publicly where everyone can see him instead privately and quietly like Zombie Jesus said people were supposed to do. He extolls his virtues of having worked as a missionary in orphanages in the Phillipines, but doesn't the bible say something about keeping your good works private and the Lord will reward you in public? Maybe he's setting up Tebow for some kind of epic fail–like at the hands of Tom Brady.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  66. m0use

    When you parade your faith ala Tim Tebow, unlike Steve Young, then you set yourself up for redicule. Seems Tebow can take it so why are the rest of you blowing smoke? Also, you don't see muslim players facing towards Mecca everytime they make a touchdown....see that is the difference.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  67. Dean

    Maybe they could do a skit on the quarterback from the Steelers. You know the guy who beat his 3rd Rape Charge-back to the Steelers for another season of drinking, bar hopping and criminal charges.
    But I guess he is more of a hero than Tebow is.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  68. hawkechik

    @poorxtians: I saw what you did there (Python lives!)

    December 20, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  69. S.Sammartino

    Bet if they were commenting on Muslims there would be an out cry of racism. Just goes to show the anti-religion movement in this country.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Trevor Knowles

      Religious intolerance, not racism. The Muslims I know would take that in good humor, but I undestand that some would not.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  70. redtrinity777

    Faith is everything..i dont have to prove n e thing!! iam blessed in every way,free, great family, health..i think ur with the problem of living a miserable life.. Praise the Lord!!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      You're blessed with everything except proper use of the English language.

      December 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Paulo Vares

    Back off Leave him alone. Don't make fun of his faith. It is what he lelieves in and if it works for him let be. One's faith is already under attack everyday. Stop it. Let it be.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  72. Dean

    What do I think? Stupid, idiotic, moronic, blasphemous, ignorant, insensitive......and last but not least.....completely expected from SNL.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  73. rev.spike

    I think that if Tebow were a Muslim, this would be considered outrageous. Isn't it ironic that while people complain that churches are filled with hypocrisy, that when someone "lives out" their faith that they are chastised. I could care less about football, but I would gladly shake Tim's hand for his willingness to express his faith. To suggest that he 'tone it down' is IMHO a form of hypocrisy in itself,

    December 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  74. Steven

    Here is the simple truth – if you are in the majority in this country you are fair game to be made fun of. If you are not in the majority you are off limits. Take for example that we have BET (Black entertainment Television) and we have Latino channels, but you will not see WET (White Entertainment Television) that would be racist!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • DC Don Dada

      Hey GENIUS... have you ever checked out the other 300+ channels on television??? There is your WET (White Entertainment Television)!

      December 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  75. Tha Chikin

    It was absolutely HILARIOUS!!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  76. Hashim

    Alot of you missed the point behind the SNL skit – although it was funny it really was presented not to use religion as your excuse or backup plan but to learn to do things yourself ala the Protestant work ethic in that God helps those who help themselves and the Christ figure clearly states that in the skit. I don't think Christians should be offended by this because unlike most other religions Christ has a personal relationship to all involved. And the message was presented in good taste. If other religions cannot do this it is because their god is too abstract and they don't understand what they worship and are therefore very insecure to begin with.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Tha Chikin

      Well SAID! You are probably going to get jumped on by the ovezealous but, that doesn't mean you aren't absolutely spot on!

      December 20, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  77. Dave Hale

    I am a Christian, I am proud of Tebow..as a vested NFL player, (Bears'69-'74) I KNOW how hard it is to win at that level Good for him...I also have a sense of humor– Why does everybody have to read so much into a skit?..Lighten up...I would suggest you seriously consider your relationship with God ...1:1 chance we leave this Earth Dave Hale Hale-agency.com

    December 20, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  78. Mike Muslim

    If I was muslim and SNL had pulled a gag using mohammed, there would be a hit placed on the cast

    December 20, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  79. Skegeeace

    Why do people get so hot and bothered by this man praying? Is he breaking any laws? Is he burning people with his laser vision? Is he persecuting minorities? Is the raising your taxes? Does he make your butt itch?

    WHO CARES WHAT HE DOES IN THE MIDDLE OF A GAME? Why do people need him to "tone it down" on his faith displays? Go walk up to a Muslim and tell THEM to tone it down when they pray to Mecca three times a day- oh wait, I forgot. THAT'S perfectly okay to do. What about Buddhists meditating? CALL THE POLICE? Oh wait, that's okay too. Why is his praying SUCH A BIG FREAKING DEAL???

    December 20, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  80. Hashim

    For more insight into Christianity and Islam read the novel - king of Bat'ha. It features a skit where instead of Alvin it is Muhammad & the Chipmunks doing the call for prayer.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  81. Tim

    This SNL Jesus was okay but he's no Phil Hartman.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  82. oh please

    are you serious? Christians are the most oppressed religion in the world, they are killed everyday...by muslims! we are to thank our Lord Jesus Christ, that we live in a country where we can speak so boldly. Proverbs 28:1 " the wicked flee when no one pursues them but the righteous are as bold as a lion." the reason christians are easy to make fun of is because there is no threat of revenge like the muslims believe is ok. they believe in a god that is so so insecure they cant even depict him in writting! Jesus is God and is a mighty savior. make fun of us all you want , he prepared us and warned us.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • DC Don Dada

      Quoting scriptures does not make any real point to people who don't read the same book as you do. Christianity is the largest religion in the world.

      Trust and believe that we have done our fair share of persecution on our way to the top. Let's stop trying to sound so righteous and portray ourselves as victims at the same time. Jesus may have been perfect, but the humans who have grown Christianity to what it is today are FAR FROM PERFECT.

      There is enough blame to go around, so be strong in your faith and enjoy your life... But let's cut out the whining.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  83. Former Brainwashed Xristian

    @rEdtrinity777 – Why would I want to try and please a god that does not exists and never existed? Please explain why you believe god is real...and try to leave faith out of it since having faith is proof of nothing.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  84. Bruce Dickinson

    I GOTTA HAVE MORE COW BELL!!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  85. ron

    Poor taste.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  86. rEdtrinity777

    @Brainwashed X you are definetely brainwahed from all that science crap. Without Faith its impossible to please God...

    December 20, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  87. Mary

    Tebow makes me laugh, you can't get ahead in the NFL being a right wing religious zealot making Pro Life ads with your mother. You get ahead with talent and as special as he may think he is if ther is a god or whatever form the higher power may be I think he or she is too busy to make sure Tebow plays well as Tom Brady showed him last week.

    Sorry Timmy T bible verses on your face and your fist to your forehead do not an NFL champ make.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • mary

      Oh yah SNL pokes fun at everything and this was funny but nothing surpasses or ever will surpass Alec Baldwins glistening round delicious Schweddy Balls. If you live stream on Netflix this month they have some Xmas episodes you can watch from different shows. I have watched Schweddy Balls twice and cried I laughed so hard each time. Sorry Tebow and Jesus aren't even close.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Woah, Mary! Sounds like you have some issues. Try not to swallow your tongue next time.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  88. missedthepoint

    The point of this skit was not, as CNN seems to think, a case of SNL poking fun "at the headlines". The skit is poking fun at Tebow and the way he expresses his faith.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  89. On the fence

    I don't know...While I enjoy a good parody, making fun of Tebow is a little too...popular.

    So he's having a great season and loves God? Why does that make everyone so uncomfortable? All the guy does is thank God in press conferences, kneel in the endzone out of reverence, and keep his nose clean. All of a sudden, America feels he deserves public ridicule? We've turned a simple endzone kneel (which, by the way, has been practiced for decades by other athletes) into a controversy. Shouldn't we be teaching our kids to admire a man of principle and integrity rather than trying to tear him down? I'm not asking that we indoctrinate our kids into Christianity. However, Tebow deserves a little respect for being an atypical professional athlete.

    Let's turn our attention towards celebrities with low character that really deserve mocking. Isn't that much more rewarding in the end?

    December 20, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • DC Don Dada

      @On the fence... eloquently stated! Athletes have been doing the same thing for as long as I can remember. If people stop placing so much attention on it, it would not be such a hot button.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  90. skykink

    Now I understand why the world is so screwed up. Jesus is busy watching football.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  91. Ebolyn

    I am a Christian with a strong sense of humor. The skit itself was funny. My objection is that the media feels it is appropriate to ridicule Christians, but no other faith. I agree that no one would dare do a comedy skit about Muslims. I can't recall seeing any directed at Buddhists. For some reason, it has become open season on Christians.
    Steve Young is a devout Morman, but did not receive the attention Tim Tebow has bacause of his faith. Why?

    December 20, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Former Brainwashed Xristian

      'For some reason, it has become open season on Christians'
      Ebolyn – Please read a few history books before revealing to the world that you are ignorant.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • DC Don Dada

      Your comment is baseless. I am a Christian too and I see jokes about all religions on all types of media outlets. Christians need to stop acting as if we are such victims. The US has the highest population of Christian followers in the entire world! We are not the victims here in America. Christians are truly being persecuted in other parts of the world and we have the gall to sit here an whine about a few jokes on a show that comes on at midnight that hardly anyone even watches. GET OVER YOURSELVES!

      Christ took a whole hell of a lot more punishment and did not complain or point the finger at anyone else. We are making ourselves sound like weak little children.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  92. Mark Silvers

    It was funny/satirical and hysterical!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  93. Former Brainwashed Xristian

    I think we need a good old fashioned christian slaughter a la ancient Rome. Those guys knew how to put some perspective on this religion thing. :)

    December 20, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  94. Matt

    Tebow went to Florida... He doesn't get any of my respect that Gator!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  95. Fran Piper

    TRASH!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  96. Former Brainwashed Xristian

    @justbecause – Jesus and Mohammed are both dead.

    Believing in texts that are thousands of years old as the truth to how to live your life is ridiculous, lacks critical thinking and is generally a way to self-identify as a person without any realization of the advancement of science.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  97. j

    What's SNL?

    December 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  98. justbecause

    So, the next skit will be about Mohammed, right? I mean presented in a funny way...him in the locker room, etc. Can you even imagine the backlash? Everyone would be apologizing all over themselves for demeaning Islam, even politicians would be condemning the network, companies would pull ads, etc., and they'd do it for a tiny fraction of the population who are Muslims. I'm not saying that the skit was blasphemous...I think Christians in general can see humor in religious satire from time to time, permitted it's not completely profaning God.I'm just saying that referring to Christianity in any way, shape, or form in a flippant, common, irreverent manner is absolutely not only permissible by the media, but strongly encouraged and pushed. Yet, they're the ones who call for "equality', y'know everybody gets the same rights, etc. So how come they don't do things like this about Islam? I'll tell you why...because they're afraid. Afraid of what, I don't really know. I know the politicians are scared to death of offending them, and I have my theories on why that is. So, then it stands to reason that the government has a huge control over what we are fed through media. That, my friends, is called propaganda. Our democracy, where majority rules is now completely reversed. Minority rules, and everybody else better make sure those who are the majority in any way (religion, race, gender, etc.) are put in their place. Again, not saying the skit was super offensive....just saying that if the exact same skit were done about Mohammed, they would be all over the media for desecrating their holy religion.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • DC Don Dada

      The story of the crucifixion and resurrection is about Jesus accepting the ridicule and torture of those who did not believe. At no point during his persecution did he call for his abusers to torment others. That would be cowardly. You would not respect Christ if he ad done that, so how can you expect Christ to respect you for doing so?

      A true Christian believer would never demand that persecution be pushed on others ("So, the next skit will be about Mohammed, right?"). For of those calling for SNL to make jokes about other faiths, you should be ashamed of yourselves. This is not Christ-like behavior. Being a Christian means that you can smile in the face of ridicule - that is if you are truly strong in your belief as you claim to be.

      Do not allow the words and deeds of others to engender iniquity within your soul.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  99. Murph

    @ DC Don Dada – Right on the mark, couldnt have said it any better, Merry Christmas.

    Great SNL, they were all on the mark. Laughed out loud, Lady ga ga dressed as the christmas tree, just plan funny. Enjoy life, you get one shot at it.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  100. Former Brainwashed Xristian

    When Tebow constantly thanks Jesus and god for his team's success at press conferences, he deserves this kind of ridicule.

    Get over it people... there is no god, no religion is true and those of you that still believe in these fairy tales are humans who lack the ability to reason.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  101. rEdtRInITY777

    i'm christian and it doesn't bother me..Its been Yrs since God hands has set free this country, w/out his protection..

    December 20, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  102. MobiusEight

    Sure, go for it. If it's actually funny, He'll be laughing too.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  103. m0use2

    Now we can all finally admit that jesus' team is the Patriots and Brady his favorite player? Poor Tebow, to have to wake up and realize, IF there truly were a god, he wouldn't concern himself too much with football!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  104. ADiff

    Those who parade their sacred cows in public have to tolerate having the ox gored sometimes. It's part and parcel of the public display. Ask any celebrity.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  105. Double

    Great skit. Comedy at its finest.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  106. Jim

    So, where's the SNL skit of Mohammed?

    I thought so!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  107. John NYC

    I have to admit that, apparently like many of you, I don't watch SNL very much anymore, but that was a great skit, especially where he says of Tom Brady, "hey, if I'm God's son, he's His nephew" and the devil routine about Belichick.

    Plus, the Broncos, um, did lose...

    December 20, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  108. DC Don Dada

    I am a Christian and I did not take offense to the skit. I happened to think it was very funny. Humility is an important part of maturity. There is nothing wrong with Tim Tebow taking a knee and praying and there is nothing wrong with joking about Jesus helping the Broncos win football games. I did not think that SNL was making fun of the religion. I saw it as them joking about the Broncos being a halfway team that needs divine help to be a winning team.

    Don't make this into a battle over nothing. There are real issues and problems in the world. All people of ALL religions and beliefs deal with jokes and ridicule. Christians tend to take it a lot better than others. So smile and go on about your life. Faith is a personal relationship with God. Who cares whether other people believe differently. I am not a Broncos fan, but I respect Tebow for being true to himself. I also respect the rights of others to believe as they choose.

    True persecution is much more harsh and much more brutal than an hour-long sitcom full of dry jokes. So please stop blowing this out of proportion. We are acting like a bunch of Muslims who just saw a cartoon caricature of Allah. GROW UP and enjoy the little bit of time you have here on earth!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  109. MTB

    Not even funny. When SNL grows a set of balls and makes fun of the so-called Muslim prophet, MOHAMMED....then maybe i will laugh.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  110. bigtimebilly

    One of the best SNL's i have seen in a while. I am quite tired of this Tim Tebow as
    Gods Qb" bull. Quite frankly it is one of the most ridiculous things I have heard about football this season, next to Favre wanting to unretire again! maybe...

    December 20, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  111. Floyd Johnson

    I liked Jesus' parting thought. "By the way, Mormonism, true, every word."

    December 20, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  112. Dave

    To the Christians getting your panties in a bunch over this...

    What is more offensive to your faith? SNL airing a skit mocking a known sports figure?

    Or

    The outlandish assumption that Jesus Christ cares at all about Broncos football?

    I think you should be more offended at Tebow than SNL if you want my opinion.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank!

      Excellent point!

      And, I kinda get my nose in a wrinkle when I hear a player thanking God for a victory. Is he claiming that God likes his team more than the other. You can thank God for your health and your ABILITY to play well, but victory on the field is a totally earthly HUMAN thing. I seriously doubt God cares. Also, players will sometimes say, "I give it all to God" after a victory. (Oh, if that we true.) What do they say when they lose? Do they curse God when they lose? Face it - if you're going to praise God for a victory, you must also blame him for a loss. And, as I said before, I don't really think God intervenes in sports. There are just bigger issues than some silly game.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  113. finnian

    It would be great if SNL would make fun of Mohammed and Mohammed Ali, or any other Muslim in professional sports. LEt us see if the have the guts. South Park did and their network refused to air it.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  114. PeteInOhio

    It's pretty strange that self-proclaimed progressive and highly educated people, such as those berating Christianity, can be the least tolerant and progressive. One would think that they could take the higher ground and not say anything. Given that, it brings one to start thinking the opposite. In every instance where someone in the "liberal elite" takes a position, they do so by mean criticism and calling conservatives/Christians stupid or other derogatory terms. And please don't respond by saying "well they do it too!" because then you sound like school children.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  115. rad666

    For the people slamming the skit, what kind of religion do you belong to, that you can't see the humor in this. Are you not allowed to laugh and have fun? I'll bet Jesus would have found this funny.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  116. Frank!

    I find the ironies here almost startling... almost. On one hand we have a guy who makes MILLIONS playing a game. And, o.k., he's claims to be a devout Christian and makes a huge show of it at every game. So, SNL comes along and makes fun of his displays and you guy get all up in the air about it. Let's face it, our society worships sports and entertainment way more than Christ, and I'll bet for many of you who are criticizing SNL this is the only actual quasi-religious thing you've done this week. I'd also bet that more people watched football this week than those who actively participated in church. Our culture raises celebrities up rather than noble people doing good things. Our country seems to praise soldiers and war and all the other trappings that make our culture so course. At my house, we don't watch football on Saturdays. Instead, we do things TOGETHER as a family. On Sundays we attend church, have lunch together and then visit a park or spend time actually PLAYING a sport together. We don't waste our time watching someone else play a game, and I suggest the same might be good for all of you wearing your faith proudly on your sleeve.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • DC Don Dada

      THANK YOU FRANK! I believe you may be one of the most level headed people on this string of comments. People need to get over their fake outrage and get back to what matters.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • zaq423

      BRAVO! Finally, someone who put sports in its proper prespective. I would also add that I detest when athletes and those in the public eye wear their beliefs or non-beliefs on their sleeve. One would be hardpressed to find any religous leader believe that God cares which team wins an athletic contest. Finally, lets make it clear that the SNL skit was not critical of Christian beliefs but did highlight the vanity and exhibitism of Mr. Tebow's actions.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim Tebow

      (Paraphrasing the Beatles)

      "I'm more popular than Jesus!"

      December 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Mitch

    I love all the fatwah envy coming out of butthurt Jebus worshipers in this thread.

    "Why don't you go pick on Muslims? You know - the people that make up a whopping 1-2% of the American population."

    December 20, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank!

      I agree. The logic behind "Why don't you pick on Muslims" is racist at best and just plain stupid otherwise.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  118. YOUR ALL A BUNCH OF FREAKS

    Most of these comment posting people are wackos! Why does a TV skit make so many people so crazy? GET A LIFE!!!!!!!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  119. The Big Story

    God creates paradise.
    God puts "Bad Tree" in paradise.
    God knows man will be plunged in "sin" if he does this. God knows eveything and knows this will happen.
    Eve and Adam bite Apple. God blames us(?).
    God gets upset and brings the flood, plan fails (we are still naughty)
    God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah, plan fails (we are still naughty)
    God sends Jesus, saves world? Nope, plan fails.
    Promise: Jesus coming back to rule for 1000 years (what will happen after that, why 1000?).
    I am not sure why God just didn't skip all that stuff in the middle and design us without sin. Either that or leave the tree out.
    It really is a weird story...

    December 20, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Hayden71

      And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world (satan) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4

      Isn’t it interesting how so many on this thread are mocking God, yet it’s a crystal clear indication of where they will be spending erernity after their little life is done. It’s also interesting how we all understand why we teach our kids that there are consequences to doing wrong and yet when they are at the age of maturity we let them make their own decisions…we wouldn’t want to have robot children, yet when God does the same thing, people accuse him of evil? We have a distorted sense of what God should and shouldn’t do because our pride is bent on our own selfish desires.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • 'Splain it to me, Lucy.

      "In their case the god of this world (satan) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ"

      If someone throws acid in my eyes, blinding me, people (at least, reasonable ones), don't BLAME ME if I stumble down a flight of stairs.

      "... when they are at the age of maturity we let them make their own decisions"

      So, by your analogy, my tumble down the stairs is a consequence of my own decision to be blind?

      Which is it?

      December 20, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  120. Katie

    Favorite part... Jesus: And by the way, Mormonism? All true. Every single word.
    Never would've seen that one coming!

    December 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  121. DCE

    Tasteless. Mocking someone's religion in the slightest is wrong.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeebus

      NOT mocking religion is wrong. Religion is a joke and should be mocked at every opportunity given. Your space ghost doesn't exist.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Rebelamerican

    Remember back when "Saturday Night Live" was funny?

    No, I can't either.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  123. vp

    It took approximately three minutes to scan through this wicked bad episode of SNL.
    Seth Meyers and Jude Law were the highlight.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  124. G'MorningStarshine!

    And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:5-6

    ... about this bible is crystal clear.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  125. Stingerboi16

    This Skit was about as funny as the people who made iT souls BURNING IN HELL! I will pray for the fools that make a mockery out Jesus and of Tim Tebow's faith! Do you think he laughed at this blasphemous humor? Tim Tebow is taking his salvation serious and your turning it into a JOKE! May God forgive you of your wicked ways! and may God Bless Tim Tebow!

    December 20, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  126. Sandman01DE

    I'm sure it was entertaining, but I dare SNL to do something similar with the prophet Muhammid.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  127. Bonnevillegreg

    The skit was only half as funny as Pat Robertson's reaction to it.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  128. Mike in SA

    Still waiting for Mohammed to come down and speak to a Muslim player with a few little jabs at Islam. Wonder when that is scheduled? Maybe never given the way a lot of Muslims take offense when their religion is dissed or made fun of.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  129. Sean M

    As a former hard-drinking, liberal minded, apathetic man, I think what it all boils down to is our priorities in life. My priorities used to be getting drunk and having a good time. I hit a point in life where everything was tumbling down. I almost lost it all....home, job, friends, and my life. I believe God gave me a second chance. Now I put God, and his saving grace exemplified, Jesus, as priority #1. Let me be honest and say I try to...I often fail at it. But I believe, and have faith. And I try and live a Christian lifestyle. Which means trusting in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

    And the thought of eternal life...of peace and happiness, compared to eternal suffering....is a nice reward!!!

    December 20, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  130. Frank!

    Please, will someone get a tissue for all these whiners who hate SNL, common sense, and the joy of laughter?

    December 20, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  131. Jeff

    Can we see a skit about the Prophet Mohammad....

    December 20, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  132. Rodney Hinds

    It is good to see SNL making light of the arrogance to be found in religious people believing that their god is involved in their personal triumphs while at the same time thousands of children around the world are dying of starvation. These sorts of people demonstate the epitome of arrogance.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Amber

      It's so interesting that you talk about arrogance as you sit behind your computer with the smug look on your face judging someone you neither know or will ever be lucky enough to know. How is it arrogant to thank your God for blessing you? You sir, are narrow-minded, short sighted and very much a hypocrite. Meanwhile, Ben Rothlisberger rapes a woman and gets away with it and no one talks about that is gets swept under the rug. I say, we need more men like Tebow!

      December 20, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  133. M

    anyone who believes in the fairy tales, lies, and hate spouted by "christian" cult members, and that "god" would care about some stupid assinine football player like Tebow or who wins an irrelevant $$$$ motivated "game" like NFL football, must have severe brain damage and / or mental illness. There have been more wars, deaths, hate, intolerance and discrimination inspired by religion than any other reason.

    December 20, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  134. Joshua

    I thought the skit was hilarious, I do not typically watch SNL but I'm glad SNL had the guts to actually make a joke about all of the ridiculous talk of God getting involved in sporting events. Pure Silliness.

    Matt Prater, I pray to you, brother! LOL!

    December 20, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  135. Gambit

    didn't see it but sounds like a humorous premise. people need to lighten up!

    December 20, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  136. ChuckNorris

    Tim Tebow doesnt score touchdowns, the end zones score a Tim Tebow!

    December 20, 2011 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  137. Pray

    Curious, would people be so positive about a less than funny skit if the person being lambasted was Muslim and Mohammed showed up? I would bet not!

    December 20, 2011 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  138. Disco

    It was funny, the whole sports world and beyond is consumed with Tebow. It's only fitting for SNL to try and capitalize on it and it was FUNNY! It's supposed to be a joke and if you don't watch enough football to recognize who Tebow is and understand the references to Brady and Belichick, that is ok. Jesus also pokes fun at African Americans and Mormonism as well. People need to stop being so uptight about a comedy show that really isn't all that great anymore. SNL isn't changing the world by what they do or say, only providing a service for those who wish to indulge in some comedic RELIEF! Laugh a little, they aren't hurting anyone.

    December 20, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  139. Tim

    I don't know who or what "Tebow" is.

    December 20, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  140. Dave

    The low brow humor on SNL always has been low hanging fruit. This skit pretty much fits in with all the rest. I'll bet the seven people who actually watched it thought it was a real howler

    December 20, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  141. ExpertCompSci

    So done before! How many times has SNL used this? Same old "get us off the hook for our own guilt by scorning the compassionate". I guess it still feels good to people who don't think.

    December 20, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  142. Absol

    Why does SNL get so much CNN front-page coverage? It's like the Family Guy of sketch comedy.

    December 20, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  143. Dan

    ALSO all you morons,, it's called comedy! Believe it or not, the whole skit was made up, that was not Jesus, nor did he help write the lines, a bunch of funny people made it all up,, and the nation obviously thouth it is was funny. I am a christian and thought it was funny, I'm guessing Jesus does not watch SNL,, so I am sure he will get over it. I hope the rest of you can.

    just sayin

    December 20, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  144. Dan

    First off Jimmy Fallon had little to do with the skit,, or played a key character,, and for what its worth,, his show is very popular,, way more so that Conan,, is he even on TV anymore?

    December 20, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  145. Jim

    Okay, so where are the muslim jokes? Where is Mohammed visiting Obama? Oh, that's right. Fundamentalist Christians are easy targets. We wouldn't want to demean other religions, would we?

    December 20, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  146. Ian

    It was hilarious, just some people making light to find the humor in things. The irony was the reference that Jesus had to take the next weekend off to go birthday shopping, so he couldn't help them against... the Patriots... and then the day after the skit was aired the Patriots dumped the 'Tebows' 41-23, they got to that kid bad. If the skit makes it in the best of it should show the highlights from the Bears vs Broncos before hand, the skit, then the highlights to the Pats vs Broncos. LOL!!!!

    December 20, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  147. I

    where did anyone get the idea that jesus looked like that? not even close.

    December 20, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
    • allah

      jesus looked like a typical child molesting,wife abusing, mormon loser!
      jesus had more dix up his b u n g h 0l e than anyone!

      December 20, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
    • I

      boy you sure told me. you win for most pathetic loser.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  148. Descarado

    Will SNL ever have the cojones to have a skit with Mohammed and Jeremiah Wright visiting Barack Obama? Doubt it...

    December 20, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  149. Mk2

    Am I the only football fans on these boards? I have yet to see one person post this :

    Tim Tebow is the Person to always say " God does not care who wins or losses football games "
    Tim Tebow is not preachy, he simply thanks his lord etc for his blessings
    Tim tebow cares more about sick kids worldwide than he does football

    When he thanks god for his blessings he is not talking of his blessing of running over linebackers but his ability to make a difference in crippled kids lives

    Tim tebow is about the most humble human being I have ever see.

    I get all this from actually watching Denver games and seeing ALL his interviews . I am not even religious .

    December 20, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • allah

      tebow is the typical christian infidel!
      we are the true sons of god!
      muslim people can trace their history farther back than any c r a c k e r religion!
      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayeyeyeyeeeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      December 20, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  150. akbar

    i love banging virgins
    i love to make them read the bible out loud
    i bend them over the railing, life their skirt, pull the thong outta the way, then as they are reading the bible i go to town and shred their b u n g h 0 l e s till they dont s h # t right for a month!
    then i pull out my s h # t covered s c h l o n g and cram it down their throats!
    that teaches them about the bible!

    December 20, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  151. colts90

    LOVED IT. I'm a Christian, but people need to be able to take a joke.
    Plus, I'm glad Jesus agrees with me that the only reason the Broncos beat the Chargers was because their kicker made an amazing field goal, not because of Tebow... :)

    December 20, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  152. allah

    as my great allah says....
    get the infidels on their knees and make them suck u till u pop a nut on their faces!
    that! is the way of allah!
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyeyeyeyayayayayayayayayayay!

    December 20, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  153. Moroni

    He said it at the end folks... Mormons. Just like the one South Park skit in heavens... the Mormons got it right. Jeez why do we take ourselves so seriously?

    December 20, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  154. Philip Rushton

    test

    December 20, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  155. Lenny Pincus

    I hate to break it to you goofs but Christianity is not a religion. The word describes a whole raft of specific religions that worship Christ as the son of God. Lutheranism is not the same religion as Church of Christ but they are both Christian. It's a tremendously important concept that Americans have trouble grasping. It means that you can chide Tebow for his weird belief that Christ would favor one football team over another without making fun of Christianity.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • george w bush

      uh eh uh...i am a born again believer!
      i was president
      my iq is 2
      but i believe god sent jesus to talk to tebow and to win games for tebow
      tebow is special
      uh eh huh uhhuh

      December 20, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mk2

      Tim Tebow always says that God does not care who wins or loses football games . You obviously do not know anything about him. Too bad you gust all your Tebow knowledge from an SNL skit

      December 20, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  156. iBod

    I think Saturday Night Live needs to bring in more controversial skits. They're slipping on the beat-down...more niceness...I find it they stay funny most of the time, but without the controversy, I can see they are struggling. I absolutely loved the Tim Tebow skit. I'm not a Denver Broncos fan, but I'll be one to admit he's a fine quarterback. What everyone has to understand is that regarding Saturday Night Live, no one is safe from ridicule. It was only a matter of time before Tebow was next. It couldn't have come at a better time–the Christmas special lol. It was good, overall. Probably one of my favorites! Complainers have too much tension in their lives...Ask Santa for a coupon to the spa, for God's sake. You're embarrassing yourself on a blog!

    December 20, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  157. MBW

    Tim Tebow is apparently a very concientious Christian. However, he doesn't appear to be very conversant with the Bible. He should read Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, enter into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly." Jesus was not
    too impressed with Pharasees who were too openly religious. Since Jesus was not a Pharasee fan, I don't think he is a Bronco fan either.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • ExpertCompSci

      Actually, Jesus prayed in front of large groups, small groups, with just a few disciples, and frequently alone. We should not pray to be seen by men, but we never pray enough.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  158. allah

    all christians and white people r child molesting losers

    December 20, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  159. Moe Smith

    anyone who took issue with the skit needs to pull their cranium out of their recycling center and wake the fnck up.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  160. janus

    the only time anyone should be on their knees??????
    when they are slobbing my knob and licking it like a lollipop!
    and i dont care if its a guy or girl-–as long as they swallow my babyg00!

    December 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  161. coderjones

    i think its god sending a message to tim tebow

    December 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  162. sumanadevii

    So down on the knees to worship Jesus when he let's the team win. Is he strong enough to get on his knees and thank him for a loss? I say he is a "show off" Christian. Life is the prayer, Buddy Boy.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Sumanadevii

    People that have a need to "show off" their faith usually have a secret to hide. Let's hope this isn't "another". When will people begin to understand that their "life" is the prayer?

    December 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • VONNIE

      Careful, don't judge it so swiftly. They said the same thing about Jesus and his method of miracles and preaching. God often use the foolish things to confound the wise.

      December 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  164. VONNIE

    FORGIVE them, for they know not what they do.
    The world has never understood Jesus or his purpose. They mocked him all the way to the cross, and still mock him to this very day – nothing has changed. This skit proves the world's curiosity about him and his influence, which are both good things. What's true about the skit is that YES, Jesus is just that personal.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  165. The Flamingo Kid

    NOTHING BUT BLASPHEMY!

    December 19, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  166. allah

    we muslims loved that skit!
    jesus was a f a g!!!!!

    December 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  167. DJ

    This "skit" was probably the most blatant and unapologetic example of religious bigotry in my 48 years of life. Is SNL planning to do a skit with one of its white actors wearing blackface??? How about a skit with a portrayal of Mohammed with a turban bomb??? Either of these abominable examples would be on a par with this pitiful excuse for humor. Anti-Christian bigotry is what it is and it's disgraceful. Shame on the writers for spewing this hate....shame on the actors for not walking off the set when it was presented to them....and shame on those who saw anything other than bigotry on display.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • allah

      ah go smell ur turban u rag hea d p.0.sh_T!

      December 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimbo

      are you insane? there was no hatred on display except in your taliban pea brain.

      you have the right to believe in your religion but there is no law that says I have to respect it.

      any religion that believes that dinosaurs came with saddles or in talking snakes is stupid beyond belief.

      December 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fat Bobby Joe

      You have that a bit backwards: it is your delusional religion that is offensive, just as all religions are offensive. They are offensive to logic and reason, which deserve far more devotion than comic book hero worship. The only reason religion survives is because people are stupid. There will always be stupid people, ergo, there will always be delusional people who believe in fairy tales.

      December 20, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  168. janus

    how come everytime i go down on my boyfriend he grabs my hair and goatee and says 'ur getting skull fu kk ed beatch!?!!!!

    December 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  169. vashti

    I am a Christian and admire Tim. Loved the SNL skit...very funny.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Rob

    I'm not a fan of athletes that push their belief system onto the fans. I never see an athlete blame Jesus for a loss or a miscue during a game. I'd love to hear an atheist or an agnostic give a post-game interview with their belief system on their sleeve. Of course, I'm sure that athlete would hear a backlash from the "Christian Jihadists" out there (yes I know Jihad is a term used to describe a Muslim fanatic, the Christian fanatics are just as bad as the Muslims).

    December 19, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  171. MikeyD

    Retarded skit, I din't even get a chuckle out of it and I'm not even a fan of Tebow, or Jesus for that matter.. SNL has been unfunny going on how many years now? after the original prime time players left.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  172. jimbo

    Doug

    Jimbo, correction. My note said "matter" when I meant to say mass. Mass is mass, period. It is not gravity dependent and is consistent even within quantum physics. Again, and correctly state this time, if there was no mass "in the beginning

    Heisenberg's uncertainty principle (which is scientific fact) tells us there is no such thing as a pure vacuum.

    Energy and time are two of the conjugate variables that cannot be known with arbitrary accuracy, just as with position and momentum. If we know there is perfect nothing,, then the time span in which we know it is infinite.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Elaw

    I am a very strong Christian but i thought that this was very funny. If you cant laugh at what you believe sometimes then what can you laugh at? Anyone who thought this wasnt funny because they are offended then they need to lighten up.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  174. ronnie

    i have watched snl for years .. i shut it down when they start kickin on my man Jesus.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  175. jimbo

    Science that states that matter can be neither destroyed nor created.

    No, it doesn't. energy is conserved but not matter.

    you missed out on the last 90 years of quantum physics.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Jimbo, correction. My note said "matter" when I meant to say mass. Mass is mass, period. It is not gravity dependent and is consistent even within quantum physics. Again, and correctly state this time, if there was no mass "in the beginning," then even by today's scientific standards, there could not have been mass two seconds later.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Chris

    Last episode of SNL I will ever watch. "Bring the displays of faith down a notch". I know you guys will flame me for this but that is way past crossing a line for a lot of people.

    I guess the show has been so unfunny lately they needed to resort to bashing Christianity again. Well they have a few less viewers in my tow.

    Wish them and all of you (even the ones who yell at me) nothing but the best, I love you all and God Bless!

    (I probably won't be back to check this site so if you ask me something the chances of me replying are slim, sorry)

    December 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimbo

      hope you rapture soon.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beelzebubba

      Good riddance, clown. Your fairy tale hero won't be there to greet you when you expire. You'll be dead.

      December 20, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  177. JT

    The reason you Christians are made fun of in the US is because you are the majority and persecute all those who do not believe in the myths that make up your cult. If Islam were such a force then Islam would be at the forefront of ridicule. You pretty much have your theocracy already and are the biggest threat to liberty. I, as an atheist, fear you Christians more than any religion since you are the ruling majority and are the single dominate reason our country is in trouble today. Get off the persecution complex you bullies.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  178. mfx3

    SNL Tebow isn't gay enough

    December 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  179. jimbo

    What the atheist cannot explain : where did the particles come from that initiated the Big Bang? It is, afterall, Science that states that matter can be neither destroyed nor created....yet, we all live and breath everyday...at some point, there had to be a Day 1.

    Intelligent people think the big bang was a quantum singularity.

    rednecks think god farted.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Yea and we all know that science is never wrong about anything. As I recall the world was once
      flat, Leeches were cures for the common cold. You can't seem to get two groups of
      scientists to agree on butter vs margarine. Not Christian... Just saying you are hardly on infallible ground.
      Yet you are perfectly willing to impose your belief system over someone else simply because yours
      makes sense to you. And so therefore must be correct. Sound familiar to you?

      December 20, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  180. Doug

    It is funny that the only argument people here have is that Christians are "dumb." I would venture to guess that the intelligence of most of the Christians on this page is as high as that of the doubters.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimbo

      you would be wrong.

      there is no science in the bible and creationism and intelligent design are BS.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Jimbo, you really should read a book before you condemn its contents. If you state, and truly mean, there is not science in the Bible, then you would be objectly ignorant of what it says. Actually study what it says and compare it to today's "scientific breakthroughs" with a reasonable mind, and you will see many of them had been stated thousands of years ago.

      December 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  181. jimbo

    seems like a lot of dumber than dirt redneck jesus freaks didn't like it.

    I loved it.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Doug

    mickey, you are quick to call everyone else stupid...have you ever heard of spellcheck???? Half of what you are writing is incorrectly spelled!

    December 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Conservative

    I think this is very sad. Low Class Show, Low Class Skit, Low Class Viewers. SNL has not been funny for a VERY long time, but because bashing Christianity by the elitists is so in vogue, SNL gets in the game, and of course gets great reviews by the progressives. Why don't you make your disrespectful skits anti-Muslim. I'll bet the tolerance level will be quite different.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank!

      Waaaaaahhhhhhhh! Waaaaaahhhhhhhh! Waaaaaahhhhhhhh!

      Just go back to watching Fox News. You guys have absolutely no sense of humor.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  184. b_dubb

    if there were a god ... god would have more important stuff to address than which team won which game. Tebow deserves to be mocked for being so self involved

    December 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      b_dubb, when has Tebow ever stated that God granted him the wins over others? Last I checked, what he says is that God has granted him with talents to be utilized. He also states that God grants others talents from other teams. Tebow, nor any other Chritian athlete that I know of, has ever stated that God favored one team over the other.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      Oh, come on. With all the arrogant, self-involved, criminal and just plain ridiculous athletes out there, people who are rewarded and celebritized because they are overpaid for doing nothing of value, do you really want to mock Tebow for not being any of those things? Seems to me like a little humility is good for professional sports. Kids can look up to someone who doesn't think the sun shines out his butt crack like most of the other professional jock straps out there. Give the man a little credit for believing in more than just his own greatness.

      Also? God believes in you even if you are too arrogant to believe in Him. Just sayin'...

      December 20, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  185. Ralph

    What does SNL know about Yehshua ??? Yahuah will do what Yahuah wants to do, and you and I can just get out of the God of Heaven's way, and be quiet and wonder.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  186. jebb

    how come everytime i go down on my boyfriend he grabs my hair and goatee and says 'ur getting skull fu kk ed beatch!?

    December 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  187. jebb

    god is a f u k k n moron !

    December 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  188. jebb

    its funny b/c jesus is a f a g and tebow loves to get cornh0led b4 every game

    December 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  189. jez

    HILARIOUS!!!!
    As for the angry atheists out there, chill the F out – this is nice, fun stuff!

    December 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  190. oh please

    THERE IS
    NO
    GOD
    People....grow up. Youre communicating Using SCIENCE.....
    SCIENCE!!!!!!

    December 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      There is nothing in the Bible that speaks against Science. In fact, there are many topics spoken about in the Bible that "scientists" had to discover on their own, completely ignorant to the fact that the Bible spoke to it several thousand years ago – eg washing your hands under running water while delivering a child in birth. The Bible does not say that Science does not exist or is not comprehendable. The fact is that the Bible itself reveals many of Science's shortcomings. For instance, the Bible does not state that the "Big Bang Theory" was not the mechanism utilized by God to develop the Earth and the solar system in which we live. What the atheist cannot explain : where did the particles come from that initiated the Big Bang? It is, afterall, Science that states that matter can be neither destroyed nor created....yet, we all live and breath everyday...at some point, there had to be a Day 1.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris Christie

      Doug, your infantile line of reasoning always falls into the black hole that all such conjectures do. If everything had to come from something, then god cannot exist, for there was nothing to create god. There is no logical line of reason that will explain that one away, yet imbeciles like yourself always trot that one out as if you have an ace up your sleeve.

      You don't. It's a perfect example circular reasoning.

      December 20, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  191. delectapix

    My religion is my concern, how come people ram their beliefs down other people's throats. Tebow can lick my balls!

    December 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • janus

      hmmmmmmm...i will lick ur hairy n u t s a c k!
      hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....p u b i c hairs in my nose and mouth!
      j i s m on my goatee and down my throat!
      hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

      December 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Micahel

    It doesn't bother me when people make fun of Christians. Comedy is comedy. What bothers me is that people think that it's okay to make fun of Christians, but if you make fun of Muslims, you are a bigot. I have double standards.

    December 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Rachel

    Christians can laugh at themselves, and should from time to time. But making fun of Christians is a world away from making fun of Jesus. If SNL (or any show for that matter) even hinted at making fun of Muslims or Mohammed, the extreme Muslims would put a death warrant out for the entire network (case in point–the Dutch cartoonist a few years ago who is on Islam's death wish list for drawing a cartoon of Mohammed).

    December 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Tammy from Tenn.

    Our lord needs to be thanked. For all the great things that he puts his hand on. The thing I don't like. He's not a joke, that's Jesus. To some folks Tebow is taughting Jesus. Tebow talks way to much about it. People that are not blist they don't have faith yet. Cause haven faith is a gift. That they haven't received yet. So, that pushes them away from Jesus. Tebow needs to thank Jesus and Jesus' father. Then all from Tebow. Is making alot of people sick of herein about our lord.
    That's not good, they need to received their gift. the gift of our lord Jesus Christ. Maybe Tebow needs to be a preacher.

    December 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy from educated

      And maybe you need to stop proving how wonderful education is in Tenn. Let's try this again in ENGLISH.
      "Our Lord needs to be thanked for all the great things he puts his hand on. The thing I don't like is that he's not a joke, that's Jesus." (can't actually translate this for you, are you saying that Jesus is a joke?) "To some folks Tebow is TAUNTING Jesus. Tebow talks way TOO much about it. People WHO are not BLESSED do not have faith yet. HAVING faith is a gift that they haven't received yet. So, that pushes them away from Jesus. Tebow needs to thank Jesus and Jesus' father. WHAT TEBOW IS DOING is making a lot of people sick of HEARING about our Lord. That's not good. People need to RECEIVE their gift of our lord Jesus Christ. Maybe Tebow should become a preacher."

      BTW, I don't agree with any of this. But at least now I can read it without getting a nosebleed! Have you never heard of proofreading?

      December 20, 2011 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      Tammy, you are just what we've come to expect of inbreeding.

      December 20, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Sean M

      Tammy, don't listen to these PEOPLE. Just pray for them. They are flawed like you and me. Or is it you and I? Personally, I know my grammar and spelling is terrible. My memory is laughable. Yes, I have a lot of personal failings and issues. So I put my faith and trust in Jesus to get me through my problems and failings. Amen sister!!

      *and I do think Tebow will be a preacher some day...

      December 20, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  195. nowhere land

    Homer to Bart, " What are you laughing at boy? You better not say Jimmy Fallon because I'll know you are lying" !

    December 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Philip Rushton

    As someone who seeks to follow Jesus I was not offended by this skit at all. A superficial faith that treats Jesus as the deciding factor in an unimportant football game is something I, as a Christian would want to call out as foolish.

    Jesus said 'blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake. Unfortunately conservative Christians today are getting persecuted for 'unrighteousness sake.' We get in trouble for the wrong reasons. Jesus cares about the poor, he doesn't care if Tim Tebow wins a football game!

    December 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  197. bud

    I am a Christian but I have always wondered how certain prayers are received by God. "Dear Lord, bless these men as they run 20 miles an hour into each other for the benefit of the media so they can get a million dollar contract.: Or, "please bless these millionaire racers as they go '200 mile nower' 'round this track". It just seems like they are mocking God who wants us to take care of our bodies. It's not like they're out hunting mastodons to feed their families for the winter.

    December 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JH

      > I have always wondered how certain prayers are received by God.

      For every winning player that prayed to God for the win, surely there's an equal number of losing players who prayed to God for the win as well. Makes ya wonder...

      December 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd (no, not that one)

      "I have always wondered how certain prayers are received by God"

      How are letters to Santa Claus received by Santa, himself? If you think that's a funny question, look at your own. They are both equally valid (as in, not valid at all).

      December 20, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Floyd Johnson

      "...and reject, O Lord, the pagan prayers of the other team...." Every high school team in the bible belt knows that having the best team chaplain is as important as havinging the best quarterback.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  198. Paul

    SNL has been on the upswing the last couple of years. Not every skit is a home run, but there are definitely some unforgettable gems. The Jesus / Tebow skit was on point. As for mocking religion, I'm all for it. Tebow has to show his faith every opportunity he gets. It wears thin on me and millions of others. And if you feel Muslims aren't getting the same treatment, know that they would if someone was rolling out a prayer rug every touchdown. Several NFL players are of different faiths and that includes Islam – they just don't feel like they have to stick it in your face. I'm with SNL – if anybody's behavior is over-the-top, then they are fair game to joke about it (they want the attention, then so be it).

    December 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex-catholic

      I heartily agree with the last Paul regarding "anybody's behavior is over-the-top, then they are fair game to joke about it"
      I see so much overt hypocrisy in the religion I grew up with, THAT is why the right-wingers are the target of ridicule. Anyone who believes and proclaims in THIS country, that a devout hindu or Buddhist or Muslim who is a good person is going to Hell because their God has a different name, has a perverted view of a wise and just God.
      Also, Child Please is right on target. Jesus was a totally cool due, as was Mohammad and Buddha, at the core, empathy and loving kindness is where all their teachings begin and end. It is all the man-made trappings that have warped these wise teachings which have lead to the hypocrisy. I feel quite certain that a wise, loving, all-knowing God would have been laughing his head off at that SNL skit, Laughter is one of the great blessing and joys bestowed by God, and Im certain he recognizes a good joke about over-the-top kiss-ass behavior when he sees one!

      December 20, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  199. Brandi Peterson (believe in Jesus Christ AKA God)

    If SNL attacked Muhammad like this, it would be dangerous for them, but attacking Jesus like like this is even more dangerous, because whoever produced this video is obviously not a believer in Jesus, which means they will spend eternity in Hell. It's God Himself Who said that whoever believes in Jesus will be saved. This video doesn't make me mad as much as it makes me sad, sad for the blindness in this world. 2000 years later, Jesus is still stirring people up. One day every knee WILL bow. Come Lord Jesus, quickly.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • JH

      > One day every knee WILL bow...

      ... to Zeus, god of sky and thunder, ruler of Mount Olympus.

      I hope you're believing in the right god.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Couldn't have said it better myself! Thank you for speaking the TRUTH. And the thing is, God doesn't want ANYONE to go to hell, but ALL to be with Him for eternity. It's a choice that people are making for themselves. But these people haven't had a true experience with the love of God...and that's sad.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheLord

      You Jesus fanatics are pathetic. You should take your lips off the crack pipe and listen to yourselves. I know it's hard for you but try and think for once.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Child Please

      The Bible also advises us to judge not, lest we be judged. Also I'm pretty sure there's something about he who is without sin casting the first stone. Just saying. Mocking religion is not NEARLY the same thing as mocking God. Relgion, folks, is a man-made concept. Who is any of us to look at another person and judge his or her spirituality or personal relationship with God?

      December 19, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  200. yneemee

    How very, very daring of SNL to yet again ridicule Jesus and those who believe in Him..... let's see how long it would be before they dare to be so "funny" about Mohammed and risk repercussions here on earth.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Butthead

      Where else would you feel repercussions? Some delusional fantasy land that exists only in the mind of mentally ill people, such as yourself?

      December 20, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  201. bud

    Where are the Muslim and Islam jokes? Terrorism is not funny

    December 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  202. MO-Hammed

    I am the prophet Mo-Hammed and I approved this message!

    December 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  203. John Gault

    Funny skit but SNL is obviously not very worried/concerened about the feelings of the millions of Catholics and Protestants who hold Jesus Christ as their Savior. Sad that this same kind of humor, good will or tolerance cannot be expected from Muslims if SNL has a skit based on Mohammed. Then NYC and SNL would be worried about snipers and bombers. The true difference between Islam and Christianity is in the forbearance of their followers.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • JH

      Is incessantly whining about your victimization your version of forbearance?

      December 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denny

      You said it exactly right!

      December 19, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Child Please

      @John Gault: Really? Is that the true difference? I can definitely see where NYC would be gunshy (for lack of a better word) about Muslim zealots. Perhaps if the show were produced in the US South, they would be gunshy about satirizing Christians who are 'pro life' yet feel murder is a justified and valid method to deal with those who work at abortion clinics? There are zealots in every religion. Christianity is no exception.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • janus

      jesus was a c 0 k s u k i n g home!

      December 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barnacle Bill

      Why should anyone worry about offending delusional people? If you're not a child, your delusion is a mental disease.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  204. Rick

    if comedy like SNL and Bill Mahr had a backbone they would equally rip muslims. they are cowards.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  205. REPUBLICANS LOVE AYN RAND

    December 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  206. alec

    i think it's amazing how the liberal media & liberal comedy (like Bill Mahr) will rip Jesus and Christians but they have zero guts when it comes to muslims. No back bone liberal cowards.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      the reason Bill Mahar doesnt do a bunh of muslem jokes, is that they do very little (in america) to warent the lambasting. He does make many jokes about the stupity of there governments. It is however by a factor of several 100, true that in the US the christians are the most outspoken and dumbest group in the nation.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Steve

    I'm a protestant who attends services weekly, sings in the choir & has been on various committees. This skit was both totally funny and totally right-on. The right-wing born agains could use a little humility. To "Christian", the point is that Tebow & others do believe that "god" or "jesus" is helping them personally. And folks, it just ain't so. Use religious beliefs as a guide for personal behavior, but don't try to imply there's a one on one relationship.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandi Peterson (believe in Jesus Christ AKA God)

      If there isn't a one on one relationship with Jesus Christ, then what is it? I'm sorry , but you don't know my Jesus. He is my personal Savior and He is very much involved in my life, every little detail.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Um brandi, a "personal relation with Jesus?" they is by definition skitsotypia, you should check it out. By definition supernatural thoughts is a sign of scitso. You (as an employer) can even leagally use it as a reason not to hire, or to dismiss an employee.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fat Bobby Joe

      Brandi Peterson mindlessly regurgitated this utter bullsheet: "If there isn't a one on one relationship with Jesus Christ, then what is it? I'm sorry , but you don't know my Jesus. He is my personal Savior and He is very much involved in my life, every little detail."

      You are delusional. Unless you are a child, you should seek professional help.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • @Brandy

      Brandy, I also believe in a personal relationship. But that in no way means that God is showing favor to Tebow's team just because he is a Christian. God intervenes on moral issues and the way we live our lives. Not the outcome of a football game.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  208. Really

    So if SNL was as GUTSY and CUTTING Edge as they think....Why wouldn't they create a skit mocking a Muslim with Mohammed?????? Plenty of Material

    December 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      they cant mock islam, because our fasciest government has put an injunction on them, and all media, there is a flat moritorium on the publishing of anti-islamic comintary. If you are so upset about it then blame your "christian government", btw G bush the Jr is the bozo who said no nasty talk about his oild producing pals.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  209. mike

    More Trash, as C.ommunist N.ews N.etwork and liberals continue their attack on Religion. Losers

    December 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      People who believe that comic book characters are real are losers, toolbag.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  210. Allah

    Absolutely Hilarious!!

    December 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Joshua

    I wonder what would happen if tebow were a muslim ...

    I doubt cnn would be mocking him.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Christian

    The show was a mockery of the Lord Jesus. I do not get the whole Tebow thing, nor do I think Jesus is giving him victory at something so inconsequential as football. But this does not negate the racism SNL displayed in insulting Christians and Jesus. Let me ask you a question. When was the last they mocked the god of the muslims, or the god of the jews? No, they haven't done that, have they? Hmm, bigotry at its best.

    December 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Child Please

      Christian: They were not mocking God, they were mocking Tim Tebow, and anyone who thinks God would care about something as inconsequential as the outcome of a sporting event. Also, bigotry at its best? Really? Christians, Muslims, & Jews all worship the same God. Try educating yourself about religion before spouting off about it.

      December 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • WrshipWarior

      @Child Please: Christians and Jews worship the same God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Muslims worship a different god. Allah is not the Great I AM.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Um you stupid Sh**. The god of the jews, the muslems and the christians IS THE SAME GOD. It is the god of abraham, YHVH, the tetragramaton, that which has no name, that which is called I AM, Johavah they are all the same. And when you say anything true or otherwise about jews, they whine "anti-smintism, and when you say anything about islam, some f-tard blows something up. I have no problem telling anyone at all that all thiests are stupid and need to shut up or deliver some form of proof.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • MC

      I'm not saying God cares about football...but I also have to say I think God DOES care about football. God has a plan and a purpose in place for Tim Tebow. So if winning games is part of the plan, then yes, his team will win. If it doesn't matter either win or lose, then it can go either way. For any of us to say with certainty, "God doesn't care about football" is silly. None of us knows the mind or ways of God. And I feel reeeeeally sorry for the people involved in the SNL skit. Reeeeally sorry. Would NOT want to be them on the day they stand before Jesus and have to answer for that.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Child Please

      @WrshpWarior: Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, Elohim, God. Use the word you prefer, they all refer to the same deity.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      "Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, Elohim, God. Use the word you prefer, they all refer to the same deity."

      There are no deities.

      They all refer to a similar comic book hero. Batman, Superman, Jesus. All similar characters. All nonexistent..

      December 20, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Correction

      Christianity is not a race, and therefore not racism.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  213. voll3ygirl15

    I love Tebow and Jesus and I thought it was funny!:)

    December 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  214. k.g.

    SNL hasn't been funny for years. It seems as though Christians are only ones who can be persecuted for their beliefs!! Keep sharing your faith, Tebow. God loves the morons too.

    December 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  215. papi

    I grew up in the Christian faith in conservative Indiana. for decades Ive heard Christians ridicule, condemn, and judge other religions, people with different mind sets, and anything out of THEIR "norm"! Give em' a taste of their own medicine SNL!!! WAHOO!

    December 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  216. zoe

    My Christmas wish is that Jerry Sandusky will perish.. Let us pray.. that he will..

    December 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      my christmas wish is that Iran and Isreal and Saudi Arabia will distroy eachother.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myrna

      To mickey1313: The bible also makes reference to Israel: Psalm 122:6 says, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!"; Numbers 24:9 says, "He crouched, he lay down like a lion and like a lioness; who will rouse him up? Blessed are those who bless you (Israel), and cursed are those who curse you.”; and Genesis 12:2 says, "I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and whoever curses you, I will curse “ God is speaking to your soul, mickey1313. I pray you listen.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      @Myrna Of course the bible says that. It was written by Israelites! You need not be this naive. People also say "God Bless America", does that mean that everyone all the time should always "Bless America" and anyone that opposes it should be killed? They lived in a different time people. They wrote for them, at that time. Get it through your heads. FFS. It's unreal.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Myrna

      To Joel: God promised in Psalms 12:6-8 that He would preserve His word, "The words of Jehovah are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace on the earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation FOR EVER. The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted." 2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." God will be working in you too, Joel.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      @Myrna You are quoting a book written by humans thousands of years ago and claiming it to be god's word. You also know they thought the earth was flat, and that looking into space with a telescope was sorcery. They also believed many other crazy things, but through science, education, and adapting, we're seeing what the universe as it is. God had his time to show me, 20 years of being raised in an evangelical home, getting a degree in theology and bible studies, etc. The only thing all of this did was lead me down the path I am today, to realize the delusion that is religion. My wife is a devout born-again christian still though, and we get along fine. I respect her need for beliefs, but she understands that I find them insane and unneeded.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myrna

      To Joel: God loves you so very much, Joel. He is filled with compassion for you and is waiting for you come back home so that He may wrap his arms around you. He is waiting to have a big feast and celebrate your homecoming. You must be familiar with the story of prodigal son. Take some time to read it again, Luke 15, at least verses 17-24. I am glad you have a wonderful relationship with your wife. I pray that God will be using her in her special loving way to help you come back.

      December 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  217. The Måd Råp3r

    This blog needs more SKY and CORA-LDS. They'll set the heathens straight..

    December 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Myrna

    The important question is not "what did YOU think of SNL's skit?" The important questions are "was God mocked by SNL's skit and what will happen to those who mocked Him?" The answer is, yes, He was mocked and Psalm 1:1-6 explains what will happen to those... "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
    Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season
    And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he (Tebow) does, he (Tebow) prospers. The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

    December 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Um, to the uppity christians, Matt:7, "judge not least ye be judged, and let HE (not she) who is without sin, cast the first stone." in other words, SNL is comidy and christians have no business ridiculing anyone, because your book of fantisy says not to. Anyone who is christian, and judgeing, IS A HYPOCRITE.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Kinsey

      You people are warped worse than a piece of lumber sitting outside in Seattle for a year.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack Pearl

      The whole point of 'judge not lest ye be judged' is that you don't judge another person's heart. You don't say, "He's a bad person.' And you certainly don't say, "Oh, I would never do that." But saying "It was wrong to do that" is perfectly ok. You don't judge the person, but there's no command against judging the rightness of an action.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myrna

      To mickey1313: 1 Corinthians 2:15-16 says "The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ." And John 7:24 says, "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” Nonetheless, I was not judging. I was merely quoting scripture. I am not attacking anyone. I apologize if you misinterpreted my comment.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      @Myrna Don't say you didn't judge, you called their skit a "mockery" of Christ. In reality, it isn't mocking Christ or the religion, but rather mocking Tim Tebow and anyone that agrees that God, or any God for that matter, gives a crap about a football game's outcome.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  219. MJ510

    I was extremely offended by the skit. As a devout Christian and a huge football fan, I think we need more people like Tim Tebow in both arenas!! If he was a devout Muslim, it would be completely politically incorrect to ridicule him. But, because he's a Christian, it's open season on him. GB2

    December 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Oh yes, because christians have done great things in this world. Lets see, genoscide against native peoples in every country other then europe, spreading hate and ignorance, and oh ya, saying that they preech love, unless you dont agree, then you are sent to hell. Yes christian are such good people and should be suported, lololololololol, I find it funny that christians hate pagans, but every single christian holiday is a pagan one 1st.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • D. Darko

      Buddy, you should be offended by the notion that your lord and savior Jesus is making this guy a better football player. Religion may have that psychological affect on Tebow, but somehow I doubt God or Jesus or any other perceived deity is helping Tim Tebow play better ball. The notion is particularly offensive to non-religious types because we see all of the huge suffering happening all over the world. And yet somehow, you people think Tim Tebow is being favored by god, while letting millions of children die of disease and starvation every single year. Is that not offensive to your Christian soul? Or shall you just continue to make Christians look like shallow people? Because if that's your version of Christianity, than frankly, it's no more a religion that "The Secret" is. And that would be what you call warped thinking.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • REALLY

      What in the HECK are you talking about. What world do you live in? Do you live in a Muslim Country? Because in the US, Christianity is BY FAR the most accepted religion and this was not an attack. You can be offended, it is your right. But I would strongly advise you to lighten up, trust me you will be much much happier in life. You may want TIm Tebow to be a the role model for your kids, I will be the role model for mine.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Too

      Sucks to be you huh?

      December 20, 2011 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      No free pass, MJ150. Your comic book hero is just that. Having faith in BS simply makes you a delusional fool, and I exclude no religion. It's all foolish nonsense to feed the lowest common denominator's unrelenting fervor for bullsheet.

      You are delusional and myopic. You could never see the truth with your eyes so forcefully shut.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • seaJames

      To hell with the NFL, lets bring back the Roman games! Throw those silly Christians to the lions!

      December 20, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  220. J-Christ

    @ derp, cause fool, Tom Brady is a G just like me. And dont be hatin on my Bears. Im gone hook them up next year.

    December 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      As a 30 year old man and a 30 year Bears fan. Hook us up JC! Make it rain, son... of man!!

      December 20, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  221. kb

    The more the media ridicule Tebow for his faith the more Jesus gets talked about. The word of God never comes back void, how many really have the courage to live out our faith! More power to him!

    December 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Courage is not the right word, it is stupidity that makes people act out there "faith". Faith is just another way to say "guess" but you are given credit for it. It is not something to be proud of, it is an embarasment to all of humanity.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • D. Darko

      Hey Allah, do you realize that "inshallah" means God willing? So your joke post translates as "I God, think SNL is awesome – if I'm willing".

      Why do I spend time on here correctly dumb-asses? Time to clock out.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • JP

      In my experience the more a person makes a public display of his faith the bigger hypocrite he is.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • SeaJames

      Agree, KB- it does get Jesus more attention. In other words, it's brilliant marketing for the biggest business on earth: churches. And God knows, he is short on money, so give him 10%!

      December 20, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  222. tina

    SNL sucks!

    December 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  223. CiteSimon

    Seems like they nailed it. Tebow needs to find better ways to communicate his faith. I say more on http://citesimon.com

    December 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  224. knittinyahoo

    I always thought that God was too busy to worry about football. The skit was right on target! God Bless Tim Tebow. I hope he uses his fame and fortune to do good works for other people. I see he has stopped wearing bible verses under his eyes on the black smug or what ever it is called. The first time I saw that HEB....I thought he was advertising for the HEB grocery store in Texas. : )

    December 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  225. GOD

    Clay, I figured it out. Shut up, son.

    December 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  226. GOD

    Da Bears need my divine help.

    December 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  227. *Captain Obvious*

    It's the Broncos.
    Broncos, by definition, suck.
    Tebow needs to get t-boned.
    Yeah, the skit was funny!
    (Although Phil Hartman would have made a better Jesus, rest his soul)

    December 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  228. AtheistDude

    Anything that makes fun of this tool Tim Tebow and his stupid Faith and love for a fictional God is fine by me.

    December 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      I agree, this guy is lucky, and people think he is good. Barber gave us the game against the bears. And his prostalitizeing will make him few extra fans in a blue state, where inteligance rules.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • UCF Kyle

      Religion is a joke. It was created by the wealthy thousnads of years ago to keep the poor people from rioting and suckers have been following it for years. No one will ever say I am a bad person and I don't need to some fake religion to make me a better person. Keep wasting your time going to church, I will be out enjoying my life.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  229. glenn

    Whose tebow?

    December 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Clay

    Dear god,

    Thank you for favoring me and smiting these other poor, dumb slobs who might as well all be Philistines. I just knew you played favorites, because I'm such a devotee on bended knee, unlike your Catholic priests who do it for another reason.

    Your loving son,
    T-Bo (chuckle, chuckle!)

    P.S. Don't worry. They'll never figure it out!

    A greater travesty of religion I've never seen.

    December 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      It amazes me how little Americans understand faith in Christ anymore. No one is saying, at least not that I have heard, that Tebow or anyone else thinks God favors him over the other players. Tebow and others are simply thanking God for the talents and gifts that He has bestowed upon them. Anyone that believes God doesn't grant individuals individual gifts is obviously blind to the Truth and to the rest of the world. It is quite sad that so many mock God...not referring to the skit, strictly referring to the words in these responses....

      December 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      "Tebow and others are simply thanking God for the talents and gifts that He has bestowed upon them"

      Hey Dougy, those "gifts" were given to him by his mother and father, not some mythical comic book hero.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      @Doug Hey, I get what you're saying, but in one interview, to give an example he said "I want to thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ and my teammates..." is this not direclty thanking the Lord for a win? Sure, you can say "thanks for the talents"... but it is direct relation to the "win". So thanking for the skills to play and win is thanking for the win. See? Christians play all over the league, and to say we won because God has given us the skill to win is saying thanks for letting us beat the other team who obviously doesn't have your favor." Honestly, do you really think God gave people talent to play a friggen game? With all this crap in the world, he focuses on the ability to throw a touchdown?

      December 20, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  231. @michaelholderby

    Follow me on twitter @michaelholderby

    December 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  232. dru mode

    that was the FUNNIEST snl skit in a long time. if people take offense so be it,it was a joke,jesus does laugh,honest! oh if heaven is the land of milk and honey,then the butthole tastes like a white russian haha!

    December 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  233. @michaelholderby

    I'm tired of people saying that God doesn't care about games. I thought He had a hand in all things?

    December 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      We laugh because there is no reason for him to favor any person or team. The majority of players on both sides are Christians and want to win. Why would he favor one over the other? But then again, discussing fiction is a moot point.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  234. J-Christ

    @ derp, Nah fool, im a Bears fan.

    December 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      If you are a bears fan, then why does Tom Brady have three superbowl rings and Giselle Bundchen?

      December 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bigcatmpls

      This is how the Jesus thing works
      1. Baby Jesus backs the Broncos
      2. Teenage Jesus they one we didn't get to hear about is for the Bears
      3. Messiah Jesus is a Pats

      December 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • @derp

      how is it possible they have 3 superbowl rings? uhm HELLO they CHEATED!! As for giselle...she's a brainless pretty supermodel who sees $ signs and popularity when she looks at him. It's business, not love

      December 20, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "uhm HELLO they CHEATED!"

      If that is the case, than Jesus helped them cheat.

      "she's a brainless pretty supermodel who sees $ signs and popularity when she looks at him. It's business, not love"

      Uhm HELLO, Giselle is worth considerably more money than Brady is.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  235. derp

    Looks like Jesus is a Patriots fan.

    December 19, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  236. adrianne

    That sounds hilarious! I wish I would hav seen it! I believe God does have a sense of humor because if the spirit didn't how is it that we do!

    December 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  237. jman

    I could see if some radical made a comment on whether this was ok or not but why is it the first reference to a christian is to bash him or her without reflection. Jesus taught us to treat people as we would treat ourselves... So what's wrong with making a joke as long as its in good taste... I am sure there was no harm in it.

    December 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  238. JoKeRzRaGe

    Being raised a Vikings fan (although not the strongest team in the NFL) I found that skit hilarious amd ballsy. I'd like to see more of that line of comedy.

    December 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Byrd

    Curious that 1+5= 6 and that whether viewed from front or back, the numbers you see whenever you look at Tebow's jersey are these: 666.

    Guess he really thinks he's the T-bo'. Sure didn't help him much yesterday.

    December 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  240. funny

    It was funny, because if anyone actually thinks that Jesus/God/any name for a deity has time to pay attention to the outcome of a freaking football game, they are crazy. It is a game.

    December 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Watching

      To be fair, in the Christian belief system, the deity is omniscient, so it would be silly to say that he couldn't be watching the game *and* everything else important and playing a hand in those important events. (Granted, this requires accepting the existence of said deity, which many do not)

      Of course, what may be the more powerful argument against this stupidity is that if god loved all of his creations (which he supposedly does), he wouldn't care about which of his creations won a stupid pointless sports event. Sorry, Tebow, your prayers don't matter at all. You're thanking him for letting you place a ball in a demarkated area of land and he's saying "Well, sure, I guess you're welcome. I mean, I did have the other team do the same thing like three minutes ago. But that's cool."

      December 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  241. Callia

    I got a chuckle from it. I would like to think God has a sense of humor.

    December 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Of course God has sense of humor. He gave us avocado pits and women.

      December 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Bill

      Ha, ha...oh really now? Come on...we’re not all that bad all the time..lol. Christmas miracles can happen.

      December 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anita Bleaujob

      "Christmas miracles can happen."

      No, they cannot. Miracles never happen, and they never will. Delusional comic book character worshipers will attribute normal events to miracles to support their delusion, but they are not miracles.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
    • uhhhh

      wait..delusional comic book characters? I thought comic books had pictures in block form that go in columns on pages. The characters have word/thought bubbles above their heads, and words like "BLAM!" and "POW!" in crazy colors appeared out of nowhere when people are pictured fighting. I see none of this when I read The Holy Bible, I see words. And like any book with words and stories, the reader can take their own take out of it and hear what they want. I was one that never saw what others did with metaphors in school, i was the one who always saw something different from what the mainstream would tell me to see and thought out of the box. So, I guess maybe I'm delusional? Or perhaps, I'm not a sheeple. :)

      December 20, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  242. Kdawg

    It was hilarious.

    December 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  243. residentBlagg

    "if it was muhammad that visited him..." is an argument some christian blowhard is going to try to make on this board at some point. And yes, some muslims would go bat@!?& crazy over it. the reason why we shouldn't is we shouldn't be bat@!?& crazy.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      Yes, Lorne Michaels would need an armored truck to transport him around if he made ANY fun of Islam on SNL.

      If Lorne allowed somebody to even draw a stick figure of Muhammad: armored truck for him.

      If Lorne allowed somebody to make fun of a burka: armored truck for him.

      If Lorne allowed somebody to kneel and pray on a rug facing Mecca in a funny way: armored truck for him.

      If you still think you have freedom of speech involving Islam in this country: armored truck for you too.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fair is Fair

      @Ralph...BINGO! If you're gunna mock and have fun, don't avoid mocking anyone if the mocking brings a litlle bit of negative consequence to ya. We all know that followers of Allah the world over give us plenty of great material to mock.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      You forget that blasphemy against the Christian god/gods was just as bad as the blasphemy against Islam is today just a couple thousand years ago. Sure, Islam keeps it going, but the Christians had some harsh laws against it as well. Anyone remember stonings? I mean really, every religion is persecuted, don't act like Christians haven't also had the same response as the Muslims of today and the past have had...

      December 20, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      Actually, I misspoke. Not a couple thousands years ago, it was very recent (in the great scheme of things) that blasphemy against the church wasn't met with certain harsh and terrible punishment.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Steven R

      @Joel

      How many times were people stoned (or harmed in any respect) by the hands of those being Christ like? Exactly zero.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      @Steven R Your bible teaches intolerance. You guys read it as literal word of god for all time, and that's not what it is. It is a bunch of teachings by an ignorant (unknowledgable) people for their time. Maybe it worked during that time, but things change. People evolve and cultures are different. I understand what you believe though, that's fine. I get it. I used to as well, bible school degree and all, but it IS what it IS. ABC is bad one year, and then another year it is fine.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven R

      @Joel

      Mark 12:31 – 'love your neighbor as you love yourself..."

      How is this intolerant? I'm afraid you've been given bad information, unfortunately.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  244. party down

    The bible thumpers probably don't watch SNL but if they saw the skit I am sure they were not laughing. It was another excuse for the Jesus freaks to whine about people that mock their faith. Go pound sand you preachy puds!!

    December 19, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • @ party down

      I believe in God yet I found that funny. It's called being able to take a joke. You must know some pretty interesting "bible thumpers." Either that or you made a silly assumption (I'd take the latter).

      December 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wagman

      Christians aren't Muslims. I quite convinced that Jesus went up to Peter and said, "Pull my finger."

      December 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • WrshipWarior

      @Wagman: LOL! I totally agree because Jesus was just as much a man as He was God. If he ate beans he farted just like the rest of us. I am a very devoted Christian myself and it always puzzles me how so many "religious" folks want to portray Jesus only as God but not as a man also. He was both.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      @party down

      If I could "+1" the last sentence in your comment, I certainly would. :)

      December 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy R

      At the beginning of the season, the Broncos were considered a below-average team across the board, i.e. defensively, offensively, special teams. No one was talking about any of their star players. Now they are a team with a great defense, super special teams, etc. These are the same players who played with Orton. But something has changed. What is the relationship between prayer and football? Tebow might pray throughout the game that God's will be done, that he is thankful for every opportunity that may come his way, or once in a while he might pray that the Broncos could really use a break at a particular time. Christians don't pray that others are injured or that others don't play well. We want everyone to play well with good sportsmanship and no injuries. Christians bring their prayer life into everything they do. We are advised to pray without ceasing (ref. I Thessalonians 5:15-22). We believe there is a huge war between good and evil going on here (on Planet Earth) and that satan would like to corrupt Christianity...something he has been pretty successful with so far. We have TV shows about Christians who have many wives, those with lots of children, those who are harsh disciplinarians, and so on. But Tim Tebow is really a normal Christian practicing Christianity as it is meant to be practiced. Satan doesn't like that nor does any guy that is struggling with his own demon addictions and immoral behavior because Tim is a reminder of their own vices. People really long for some virtue/morality in their lives, but they are so far gone in their own self-indulgence these days that many cannot even fathom what it must be like to live a clean life. There are millions of us who do it and thoroughly enjoy it though. It is just so foreign to others particularly those in the sports and entertainment worlds. When Tim gestures heavenward or gets down on a knee to send up a quick prayer, he is just doing what comes naturally. But he is also making a point to the youth especially that they should put God first for success and happiness in their life. He is a role model for Something very wonderful and he wants others – both youth and adults – to find what he has found.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • BeautifulNEveryWay

      All i can say is WOW!!!!!!

      December 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy Anderson

      @@party down:

      thanks for having a sense of humor, it's much appreciated, especially when so many of the holier than thou types seem to be humorless jerks. Here's a joke for the atheists:

      Did you hear about Christopher Hitchens' deathbed conversion?

      He started drinking Bushmill's.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      Some inbred country boy mindlessly blathered the following nonsense:

      "it always puzzles me how so many "religious" folks want to portray Jesus only as God but not as a man also. He was both."

      Without evidence that he even existed outside of your comic book, it is likely he was neither. It is certain he was not a god, because gods do not exist, outside the private worlds of the delusional and incompetent.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      Cindy mindlessly made the following nonsensical comment:

      "satan would like to corrupt Christianity"

      No satan. Sorry. You are delusional. If you need imaginary beasts to support your delusion, then your delusion is strong. Your religion, however, is based upon some really silly stuff, in a comic book written by other delusional people 2000 years ago. Some of the stuff in this comic book is really sick and twisted, however. Obviously it was the result of a sick mind, or a number of sick minds.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Quantum Mechanic

      "The crazy is strong with this one..."

      December 20, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Quantum Mechanic

      @Cindy

      December 20, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • waterman

      @CindyR, why does got hate Chicago Bear fans, many of whom are devout Christians?

      December 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • ensense

      Ok Commi Manifesto thumper we got it.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Kanye

      In the name of tolerance, Christians should keep their mouths shut!

      December 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Greg

    SNL mocking Tebow's public displays of faith on thier Christmas show, with Buble singing Christmas songs, surrounded by Christmas decor, with an 80 foot Christmas tree outside thier building, is more ironic than funny.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • PirateJohn

      Why is it ironic? Christmas has far more roots in Paganism than it does in Christianity.

      December 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rico

      How are you counting the roots?

      December 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soylent

      Let's play a game then. Show me where there's one christmas tree in the bible. Next, count how many christmas songs are also religious songs. Little Drummer Boy? Check. Silent Night? Check. Who can name a third popular christmas song that has anything to do with religion?

      December 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris R

      Haha..Silent Night is Christian...other popular ones are O Holy Night, The First Noel, Joy to the World...I could go on.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • FooBearBlahs

      The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard On High, Adeste Fideles, A Child This Day is Born, Away in a Manger, Christ is Born in Bethlehem. O Come All Ye Faithful, Oh Holy Night, We Three Kings. Oh, and Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. Christmas is largely an invention to mesh with the existing pagan traditions of the time, but there are a lot of religiously-oriented Christmas songs, for obvious reasons.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • LetUsReason

      "Let's play a game then. Show me where there's one christmas tree in the bible." That's easy Soylent, thanks so much for asking! The 10th chapter of Jeremiah clearly states that the Christmas tree originated from heathen (i.e., pagan) rituals, which is why we don't do it. Sadly, paganism has had a tremendous influence on organized Christianity and the tree is only a small part of it, with other pagan doctrines including the trinity, immortality of the soul, hell, the mass, etc. For example, the term Christmas comes from Christ's Mass (a.k.a. the abomination of desolation spoken of in both the OT/NT). I highly recommend the books 'Pagan Christianity' and 'The Two babylons', however, the best book for keeping you from falling prey to these pagan doctrines in today's mainstream churches is the Bible (go figure?!?)...rely on it to interpret itself and you'll be fine...sit in a pew like a submissive spectactor and look out!

      December 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soylent

      Yeah, and nobody sings those anymore unless they're in church. I'm still waiting on where there's a christmas tree in the bible. ;) Face it. Christmas isn't a christian holiday anymore, and it hasn't been for at least 30 years. There's nothing ironic about SNL mocking Tebag, even if there is a christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza so that NBC can pander to their audience.

      December 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oakspar77777

      There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. Isaiah 11:1

      True, not much to do with the Christmas tree (hanging evergreens for their magic powers and pinesol fresh scent in a world berift of bathing and deoderant).

      Are there pagan roots in most Christian holidays? Of course, the church intentionally included them to aid in converting those pagans to Christianity. So, when I put up a Christmas tree, I'm not committing a pagan nature religion right, I'm honoring the missionary movement that helped to convert my European ancesters to Christianity (a Middle Eastern Religion).

      As for mocking Christianity, SNL can go to town. Even on the weeks where Justian Timberlake is on and actually does something funny, Jesus still pulls in a bigger audience the next morning to a show that in most churches barely changes at all week to week and hardle pulls in a dry chuckle from time to time.

      Finally, Tebow likely does not believe that God cares about his football game, and if he does, he is wrong. What God does care about, however, is Tim Tebow the man. A little humility and thankfulness in professional athletics is a good thing – no matter who it is attibuted to.

      December 20, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  246. connie

    Tacky to say the least.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • khouryp

      WRONG!!!! it was perfect.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scruffy

      So, it's okay for Tebow to be an in your face, shove it down your throat holy roller but when someone disagrees, or make light of it, it's tacky or insulting?

      December 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • LeeAnn

      Maybe Tebow can be a tad tacky at times, but it does not excuse SNL for this skit. Yes and I will say it even if it is not popular to say .. the only "mainstream" religion that it is ok to publically speak out against much less ridicule is Christianity. Not that I agree with such messures but there is public outcry when muslim women are subjected to extra screening when wearing Burqas which is done in the name of safety not just simply entertainment.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • osufan

      Am I the only person who remembers the hate shown towards Islam in the past decade? How about the phrase that was oh so popular 5 years ago that made Jewish a pseudonym for bad? Face it, all Abrahamic religions catch crap, and it's because they're huge. Stop acting like the world is out to get you, pretty little lamb, and perhaps realize that nobody is trying to hurt you. Mind you, none of us care what you do in your home or your precious temples of praise, the only issues rise up when you caring, loving human beings shove your love and care in the faces of others.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      LeeAnn mindlessly blathered: "the only "mainstream" religion that it is ok to publically speak out against much less ridicule is Christianity."

      Why are inbreeders so insensitive to the needs of others? I've got four first names. Don't ask me why. Your religion, as all others, is a joke to those who are not delusional.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  247. mr loser

    does anyone that commie show anymore

    December 19, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • EnjaySea

      You're so right. There just aren't enough programs out there for capitalists.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • August

      Mr Loser, well that about says it all. It's a show, there are good and bad. Remember, if you don't like it, you can change the channel.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fat Bobby Joe

      There are probably commies hiding under your bed!

      Idiot.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  248. Tony

    I can truthfully say, yes I love it and he must tone it down a little bit better yet a lot!!!

    December 19, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  249. Seven Istheman

    It's hilarious, stop starting trouble where none is warranted you narrow minded, controlled news idiots.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim Buck II

      Narrow-minded? Media-controlled? You're speaking about SNL, right? Where do you think their form of propaganda originates? Directly from Progressive HQ you blind fool.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fat Bobby Joe

      Hey Timmy Buck Tooth Beaver boy, you're a hoot! Maybe if you stopped worshiping comic book characters, you would be able to comprehend something other than your narrow minded little world.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  250. emma

    It comes on too late at night.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  251. mark

    All 4 people who still watch SNL were laughing really hard.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Boyd

      Its still a very funny show.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Conservative

      Low Class Show, Low Class Skit, Low Class Viewers. SNL has not been funny for a VERY long time, but because bashing Christianity by the elitists is so in vogue, SNL gets in the game, and of course gets great reviews by the progressives. Why don't you make your disrespectful skits anti-Muslim. I'll bet the tolerance level will be quite different.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I am offended SNL would portray the NFL this way. I attend the NFL every Sunday and it's not a laughing matter.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Anything that pokes fun at religion is a good thing Conservative. Believe it or not, there are still a few idiots out there who actually believe in the hate-filled cult of christianity.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • SDLibbie

      @ Conservative...did you watch the whole skit? Must not have, b/c its not anti-christian, are you the type that believes God helps Tebow get touchdowns anyway? It just criticizes Tebow's christianity. Plus, Jesus seemed pretty cool to me in this skit.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      Hate filled? Sounds more like you. There are more than just a few, try a couple of billion. If you're talking religious people in general than we're the overwhelming majority and hate filled anti religious people like you are the extreme minority.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Joe: It's hard to believe anyone is so ill informed as to believe that christianity is hate-filled. The people sometimes are, but the faith is not. If you can read critically, you can see that. But if you can't, it's not your fault. That's because of our educational system.

      December 19, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Joe must be sspeewwing about the HATE Filled CULT of is slum! Right Dik?

      December 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      The skit doesn't say anything at all about Christ but speaks volumes about those who believe that he cares who wins a football game. This isn't a highly nuanced theological argument: If Christ roots for the Denver Broncos, then mankind is pretty well screwed.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Barnacle Bill

      "bashing Christianity by the elitists is so in vogue"

      Yeah, the smart kids are making fun of the stupid kids, yet again. Here's a trick: don't be so stupid, and you'll be surprised how people won't make fun of you anymore. Either that, or you could be a man and not be so butthurt every time someone criticizes your silly comic book religion.

      December 20, 2011 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      This is the same idiotic comment that people spout every year. It ranks up there with "The cast sucks now". People who no longer watch the show always assume it sucks. How would they know. I've seen nearly every episode since the mid '90s &, just like any other show, they have good nights & bad nights... as they always have. When it's good, it's one of the best shows on TV.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • JAG_Soldier

      Tom: Now that's funny.....and maybe a little too true LOL

      December 20, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  252. tracie

    Does anybody happen to know what his butthole smells like? I would like to lick it.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Seth

      Whose butthole?

      December 19, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Well,if communion wafers are the body of christ,Id imagine his butthole would be made of chocolate milano cookies.
      The other guy would just taste like butthole,that is whatever butthole tastes like
      Let us know if it tastes like chicken

      December 19, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • @Guest

      what the hell is the matter with you. lol

      December 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Troy

      f^^^^ts like you revolt me. Then, there are the retards who support your s&^t

      December 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank!

      Well you go right ahead.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • slupdawg

      Guest: I blieve YOU are a comedy genius. Thanks for the laugh!

      December 20, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  253. Say What

    LOVED IT!

    Lately SNL has been low on the funny side, but this episode was one of the better ones I've seen in a long time. Jimmy Fallon was great.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • doug

      Agreed funniest in quite a while Fallon is comedy magic

      December 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • purist

      how do you two sleep with yourselves? jimmy fallon is singel-handedly responsible for the downfall of snl over the last decade... nothing funny about him or his undeserved sense of accomplishment. shame on you.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • sCRUFFY

      Go preach somewhere else purist!

      December 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norman Trenton

      sCRUFFY, does UP YOURS mean anything to you?

      December 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • StevenB

      Lately? If by 'lately' you mean the last 20 years – then, yes, 'lately' it has been very lame.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Jimmy Fallon is the worst thing that has ever happened to SNL. Everything that guy touches turns to crap.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dale

      I agree with Purist, Fallon is pretty shallow as a comedian. He and Adam Sandler somehow appeal to a simple audience with their simple and banal sense of 'humor'.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Buffalo2002

      What SNL needs to make more funny on a regular basis is " more cowbell"

      December 20, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      To all of you who think they don't bash muslim's I guess you missed the Bin Laden reading his will sketch. Fred Armison is a genius. And having Jason Sudakis play Jesus was even funnier as he plays the devil in the weekend update sketches.

      SNL is funny. Chrsten Wiig and Amy Pholer (Who is no longer on the show) are the funniest woman on SNL since Gilda.

      December 20, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Chadwick Walenga

      It was funny. Any chance SNL could move out of the 'obviously funny' box and do a skit on the prophet Muhommad? Sometimes SNL can be like the song that never ends...

      December 20, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • American Christian

      This is how low the american media has come. This is a disgrace to all Christians. I would dare the SNL show a skit of a Muslim or Jesish Football player. Why do they have to disrespect only Christians. There is no need for disrepecting the Christian religion. I never watch SNL due to their ridicle of mainsteam Americans and I do not think the liberal news media should be force feeding the American public their propoganda.

      December 20, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • JOhnnn

      AmericansChristian: So you'd be happy if a Muslim quarterback got down on his prayer rug, facing east and did a few head bobs thanking Allah for his last TD? Really? Right. And that's why we don;t cater to Christians advertising their faith either at a football game.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Mikeaaa

      I would like to see a skit on muslims

      December 20, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • purist

      Paul: I did noticed how you skipped the delicate sidestepping you had to do on that one. SNL have been making jokes about Jesus liberally while they will get crucified for doing the same to Mohammed. Lets not be facetious. Liberal media has pretty much self-censored itself when it comes to Islam. That is the bare truth and you know it.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • PoorXtians

      Yes, you poor abused Christians. How dare anyone make a joke in your general direction? You're so oppressed.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Logic

      AC: I thought you people were supposed to turn the other cheek. It was funny, and If I was JC I would have said the same thing, 'cept for the Mormon thing...(which was also funny). For more "Christians stop taking yourselves so seriously" fun, watch Monty Python's Life of Brian.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Fair is Fair

      I think AmChristian and others make a pretty valid point...I would love to see SNL or any other show poke a little fun at Mohammad abd his followers. You want to mock a group for taking themselves too seriously???

      December 20, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • BrainFart

      Last I checked there werent any radical christians that go around performing suicide bombs and decapitating heads.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • ipmutt

      Just the kind of news we expect from a Godless media. Shame on CNN and hollywood and all of you that support them

      December 20, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • ComeOnMan9

      Fallon is cute but quite one note. That Hader man on SNL is the complete package, that dude has chops. SNL has been so badly uneven some years and I keep watching for sentimental reasons. I was 17 when this show debuted. You combine this show, the cuervo gold, and the fine columbian, this is quite the evening.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • ipmutt

      shame on you and CNN

      December 20, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      BrainFart, I guess you never studied the Crusades in school. And yeah, I'm pretty sure Muslims and other religions have been poked fun at in the media too. People claiming God is helping the Broncos win is absolutely ridiculous and hilarious, and deserves to be made fun of. Pretty sure players on the teams he plays against pray too. But Tebow is a QB and is white, so I guess his prayers count more.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      I dare you SNL to make a skit about other religion especially Muslim and let see how the audience will response.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Christian

      why is it that this country can not take 'belief in Jesus' seriously. this show is beyond offensive, and should be cancelled for this skit. there will be a day when we all will be before Jesus to answer for all that we have spoken, held in our heart, and have actively participated in. take that for a joke, if you dare, but you'll find that the joke is on you!!!!!

      December 20, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • JAG_Soldier

      Brain Fart: No radical christians just burns books, suppress knowledge, condemn innocents, start holy wars, influence politics to starts wars, etc. Extreme christianity is much more global. Don't be condensending. All religion, and athaists too are responsible for being extreme. Are are moderates and extremists of all beliefs or "non-beliefs." Can't we all just laugh a little at what this is. Media making fun of media hype on Timmy's faith, and maybe a little on his QB ability. Just relax people, I would like to think God would have a sense of humor.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave Patterson

      Given the awesome 'celestial' power that Jesus supposedly commands, I think it's shameful that He plays favorites by helping the Broncos beat other teams. It would be like LA Galaxy playing soccer against a team of little kids. What the hell is Christianity coming to?

      December 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Will

      With players being charged with attempted rape, drug possession and distribution, dog fighting, firearm charges, dui's and who knows what else we don't hear about, you choose to down grade a person of faith. God doesn't decide who wins football games. While not blessed with the greatest of athletic ability Tim Tebow has outworked others to get where he is. His faith and belief in Jesus Christ will change the lives of many not how many football games he wins. He is a great influence on our youth and if you are truely a football fan you know a positive role model is greatly needed. SNL will never play on my TV again! SNL and the actors (that's like calling me an astronaut) remember the day you chose to do this skit! You'll probably be reminded one day>>>>GOD BLESS YOU!

      December 20, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • NavyAg

      Why should Christians be offended by this? The theory is that God made us in his image according to Christianity, right? I think the guy who provided us with a sense of humor (or some of us) might find jokes fairly funny. Plus I'm sure with war, poverty, crimes, etc. going on that whatever all powerful being is up there isn't that concerned with a football team.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      It's amazing how sensitive Christian conservatives are. They cried that they were being unfairly target when SNL made fun of Sarah Palin, yet are oddly silent when SNL makes fun of Obama. They complain about political correctness, yet when SNL makes fun of Tebow, they complain that it should be considered politically incorrect to make fun of Christians.

      The simple fact is that SNL makes fun of whatever are the hottest topics in the news. And this sketch certainly wasn't making fun of Jesus, it was making fun of Tebow (I know that many of Tebow's fans don't realize this, but they are not one in the same).

      December 20, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Eltrip

      Funniest SNL I've seen in a long time also. If he has a sense of humor and was watching, I'm sure Jesus was laughing too.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Rookkey

      0users liked this commentThumbs UpThumbs Down0users disliked this commentrich la second agoRemoveI saw the skit on the net and it was pretty lame. No wonder NBC ratings are in the sewer. Personally as a praticing Roman Catholic I didn't have a big problem with this skit. We all know pretty much where the Christian-bashing media elitists stand and the portrayal of Jesus, although certainly irreverent, attempted to show humanistic characters to Him which is probably more accurate than not. Of course, the bigoted portrayal of Tebow as naive, fawning, juvenile, and ignorant of his playbook was par for the course for NBC and the liberal media establishment. It's obvious that Tebow's Christianity annoys these secular bigots to no end.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • And, Christian...

      You're just rubbing your little hands together in quivering, gleeful anticipation, ain'tcha?

      Dreaming of the day when you can peer down and watch all those wise guys who so tormented you in high school writhe in eternal torment, meted out by the Lord Jesus Christ, on your behalf, just reward for a life of faithful endurance.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • valdm

      My favorite line: ""Mormonism? All true. Every word. All right, peace."!!! Awesome plug for the LDS church. Loved this skit!

      December 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      it will be a great day in this world when men and women understand there is no real need for gods, the smarter we become the less we will need that crutch.

      December 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Crazyman

      Fallon is a loser just like most on SNL, remember these are the retards that were the class clowns in high school and got their little Butts kicked by the jocks. YOU WANT RESPECT SNL, DO A PIECE ON ISLAM AND MUSLIMS. NO BALLS YOU P.O.S. TV SHOW!!!!!!!

      January 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |

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