Why do you think Jesus said what he said?
Why does Tim Tebow hit us over the head with his displays of "faith"?
Probably for the same reasons as 2012 Master's Champion Bubba Watson (from a current news article):
"For me, it’s just showing the Light," the 33-year-old said. "There’s people who want to put down Christians. I try to tell them Jesus loves you. It’s just a way to be strong in my faith." Among the 39,000-plus messages he’s sent into the Twittersphere, he’s sure to spread the gospel message: "God made everything & saved us from our sins & gives us hope and gives us eternal life! Godisgood" Sometimes he’ll Tweet out some of his favorite verses: "Hebrews 13:6 So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?’"
Perhaps the most powerful Christian impact Watson has experienced has been the PGA Tour’s weekly Bible Study, held every Wednesday night during tournament weeks. Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson, Jonathan Byrd, Webb Simpson along with Watson are some of the regulars, with attendance ranging from 16 to 50 on a given week. "For me it’s a way to get back connected with the Bible and with God and Jesus," Watson said. "Now you know other people you can talk to, ask questions to, tell them what you’re thinking, tell them what’s going on in your life." The one-hour study is something Watson looks forward to regularly: "Getting more in the Word and realizing that golf is just an avenue for Jesus to use me to reach as many people as I can."
What happened to Jesus' directive about praying privately and avoiding ostentatious displays?
His IQ of 87 might have some influence over his unnatural exuberance towards religious superstition.
because God wants sincerity not cheerleaders and bumper stickers and facebook posts.
And Tim Tebow is refreshing to see and hear precisely because he is so sincere. If he wasn't, people would tire of him.
I'm suggesting that the less intelligent or the more ignorant one is, the more likely it is that they will settle for the goddit myth, there are exceptions of course.
Would you rather live your 70 years or so with an average or even low IQ then spend eternity in paradise or have a high IQ now and spend eternity wailing and gnashing you teeth? We're not discussing whether or not one believes in heaven or hell...just let me know which makes more sense.
I believe that this might fall under the 'straw man argument', your question has conflicting components to it, but if I could I would rather have high intelligence for 100 years and then spend my eternal afterlife in your mythical heaven.
I doubt that science reinforces this line of thinking
Oh, but I think it does
Numerous books have been written explaining the remarkable consistency between science and the teachings of the Bible.