Life Theology

Do you avoid what is serious, controversial, and eternal?

This is an article from last year written by Greg Doyel of CBS Sports. Doyel writes about the so-called “anti-abortion” ad that Focus on the Family ran with Tim Tebow and his mother during the Super Bowl.

Basically, he wrote that it was wrong to run a 30-second “political” ad during the Super Bowl.  He writes, “Still, I don’t want to see. Not during the damn Super Bowl. And I’m not complaining about the ad because it’s anti-abortion and I’m not. I’m complaining about the ad because it’s pro-politics. And I’m not. Not on Super Sunday. If you’re a sports fan, and I am, that’s the holiest day of the year. That’s a day for five hours of football pregame shows and four hours of football game and three hours of postgame football analysis. That’s a day for football addicts to gorge themselves to the gills on football.”

Turns out, the ad really wasn’t about abortion at all. You can watch it here.

For a full disclosure, Greg Doyel rubs me the wrong way. He makes an the occasional appearance on a local sports talk radio show in Omaha, and more often than not, he’s rude and crude. The article brings out his true colors: the fact that he is more concerned about being entertained by football than talking about serious things.

My point isn’t to bash on Greg Doyel. My point is to expose an epidemic in America, and in the world at-large. The epidemic is that we want to avoid anything serious, controversial, and eternal. We want to make life a big Disneyland. I enjoy football, but football is not serious. It is not controversial. And it only lasts for four months of the year. Abortion is infinitely serious. It divides families and communities. And the decisions made regarding it will echo long into eternity.

Abortion is all that’s serious, controversial, and eternal. There are other issues. And until Christ returns, the epidemic that life is all fun and games will continue to spread and take millions of souls with it.


Monday Musings

Here’s a few thoughts and links to start off the week:

  • The Superbowl ads were kind of lame this year.  But VW’s SuperBowl commercial was the best, in my opinion.
  • You heard it here last, but I bet Peyton Manning will be having literal nightmares about that 4th quarter pick-six for months.
  • David Sills, a 13-year-old from Delaware commits to USC and Lane Kiffin for the class of 2015.  This whole situation represents everything that is wrong with college sports, recruiting, and sports marketing.  Here’s a video of Sills (I apologize for the terrible choice of music they used for this video).  A YouTube commenter said it best: “Congrats.  You are the king of middle school football.”  This is a terrible abuse of a child who will never be able to be a kid, grow up normal, or enjoy high school.
  • Tim Tebow and Focus on the Family’s Superbowl ad should not cause any controversies.  Why?  It wasn’t controversial.
  • I don’t think it’s a question whether Sara Palin will run for president in 2012.  The question is will she run for the Republican Party or Tea Party?