Sunday, January 3, 2010

Brit Hume: Tiger Woods Should Turn From Buddhism To Christianity

Fox News pundit Brit Hume offered Tiger Woods theological advice: the scandal-beset golfer must turn to Christianity, which is superior to Buddhism in terms of personal redemption. Watch:

Hume: "The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith. He is said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger would, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

Woods discussed his spiritual practice in a March 2008 Reuters article:

"I practice meditation -- that is something that I do, that my mum taught me over the years. We also have a thing we do every year, where we go to temple together," he said.

"In the Buddhist religion you have to work for it yourself, internally, in order to achieve anything in life and set up the next life. It is all about what you do and you get out of it what you put into it."


carl said...

Re Brit Hume's advice to Tiger Woods. We all know born-again types would not be subject to the same type of indiscretions Wood's has been guilty of. Anyone remember the names Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggart, Billy James Hargis, Paul Barnes. The list goes on. Declaring your self a Christian does not make you fault proof

Moss said...

Arguments against Buddhism

Jeff Tone said...

You're quite right, Carl. The hypocrisy is blatant. What matters is what one does in relation to others, not what one declares.

Jeff Tone said...

Moss, when I first saw the title, I thought it was an attack on Buddhism instead of a defense of that tradition against unfair attacks. Perhaps Brit Hume should read it.