Friday, January 13, 2012


By now, we've all heard and/or read about (if not actually seen) the Wunderkind, Tim Tebow.  He's been considered something of a sensation since his college days and even more so, now.  I'm not sure what, exactly, makes him such a sensation except for his unabashed, unashamed and unrelenting (tho' polite) stand for his Christian faith and belief in God.  Tim does nothing to aggravate others with his belief except that he's vocal about them.  I guess, in today's world, it's okay to have Christian beliefs as long as you keep them to yourself.  Muslims can talk about their beliefs, but not Christians.

However, not getting into that debate.  I'm talking about Tim.

And witches.

Yes, witches.  Witches from Salem, MA to be exact.  The same witches who tried to do a "magical intervention" for Charlie Sheen last year when he seemed to have lost his mind as well as all sense.  (haven't heard much from ol' Chaz recently, but he seems to be calming down... and, I'm sure if you asked them, this group of witches would say it likely has something to do with that intervention spell of theirs)

This particular group of witches all seem to be Patriots fans, and Tom Brady fans in particular.  Good for them.  Nothing in any rule book that says witches can't enjoy football.  However, in the few articles I've read, I ended up with some questions.  Let's look at them, shall we?

CBS Boston has quoted them as saying; “Tebow is praying to the Gods [sic], and we, the Witches of Salem will pray for the entire New England Patriots team and raise the energy in their honor to maximize an outstanding performance,”   My first question (outside of who do they think Tim prays to) is, who are they praying to?  It's almost like when Paul was speaking to the Athenians in Acts 17:23 "For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship..."  These women are worshipping someone/thing. Do they know what or who?
My second question comes from another quote over in the NFL news which has one woman stating she's "going to raise the energy of the universe and send out all the good mojo." (to Tom Brady, of course)  Good golly, Molly!  How does one "raise the energy of the universe?"  Is this a "force" -thing, like in Star Wars or something?  What if the universe sucks the energy right out of you and leaves you a withered husk of a corpse?  What then?  Does it backlash against the Patriots and they lose in a royal rump thumpin' because the entire team came down with strep and chicken pox all at the same time?

There's another problem with this, going back to my first question, who are these witches praying to?  They say the "spirits" that inhabit the air, rocks, trees, the very universe itself.  I'm thinking they don't have a clue as to who/what those spirits actually are.  Ephesians 6:12 says "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  These women have no idea that it's not God or some "benign spirit" that is hearing their prayers, it's Satan and his fallen angels. (also, in the NFL news, another witch is supposed to "call in the Angels" to help the Pat's win.  Hmmm. Which angels, exactly, is she hoping to invoke?) 

Fortunately, there's another verse in the Bible that says "Greater is He that is in me (and Tebow!) than he that is in the world."  It doesn't matter who or what these witches pray to, that person/thing is still not going to be greater than the One who created it.  And that Creator resides in the life of Tim Tebow.

Now, I'll give these self-professed witches this much, they aren't going to try and hex Tim (not that it would do any good... refer to the previous paragraph if you don't know why at this point), they're "good" witches (all hail Glenda-the-Good-Witch-of-the-North!), they just want to send all the "good energy and mojo" towards Tom and the Pat's.  Good for them.  I'm not here to judge their chosen life (that's God's job and He'll take care of that when the time is right) nor am I here to promote mine or Tim's chosen beliefs.  I am here, however, to laugh my head off at the thought that these witches will have any effect on the outcome of tomorrow's football game between the Broncos and the Pat's. 

However, even though I know God doesn't step in and affect football games and their outcome, while the witches are praying to "whatever" they're praying to for good mojo, elevated universal energy juice and the Pat's to win, I'll be praying that, this one time, God allows the Broncos to give the Pat's a severely royal rump thumpin'!