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Reader: Tim Tebow could be phony about his faith, and if he is, the truth will come out

Kyle Garratt's analysis of a recent ESPN Outside the Lines feature on Tim Tebow touched on the debate about whether or not the QB's overt declarations of faith make him a polarizing figure. Our readers continued the conversation. Here's one whose own Christianity doesn't stop him from wondering about Tebow's sincerity.

S. Book writes:

I don't know Tim Tebow, although I admire that he is not ashamed of his faith. For some reason, he was given an opportunity to be some sort of public figure and he just openly talks about what he is most passionate about, not caring what others think. The media just loves that, no matter who you are. I do have to say that it's quite interesting that you use the word polarizing. As it says of Christ's followers in 2 Corinthians, "we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life." There will be those who like what you have to say and how you are living, and there are those who won't. To me, Jesus is the most polarizing figure in history.

Tim Tebow is no Jesus Christ. He could very well be a phony, but all of this is public speculation. You can take him for what he is or dismiss him for what he is. As a Christian and a football fan, I do wonder if this guy is really for real, but time will tell if that is the case. If he is a phony, then sooner or later, all of this will be revealed.

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