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Hey Bloggers. Why Is It Ok For Hume To Tell Tiger To Become Christian? What If He Had Said Muslim?

The right blogs are all up in arms about Brit Hume.  He suggested that Tiger Woods should abandon his religion and embrace Christianity for forgiveness.

I was shocked when he did so.  I hate when people try to push their religion on you.  Its annoying and arrogant.

But more importantly, what is the deal here, bloggers?  I have seen plenty of posts lambasting people for telling others they should join Islam.  Sure, its usually a terror loving freak who says it, but they are attacked for having the gall to tell us we should become Muslim, yet you are fine with Hume getting on tv and telling someone to become Christian.

I wholeheartedly agree that the liberals are VERY anti-Christian, but it doesn’t mean that justifies being inconsistent in what you stand for.

Anyway, Pajama Media has a good article up.

Fox News’ Brit Hume stirred the pot this weekend, commenting on Tiger Woods’ infidelities. Hume said:

Whether he can recover as a person depends on his faith. He’s 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. So my message to Tiger would be, “Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.”

Many commentators were offended. Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution responded:

But seriously, I do not understand and can’t begin to comprehend the arrogance it takes to publicly anoint yourself someone’s spiritual adviser, and to then lecture them about their faith and its alleged inadequacies. This was a prepared, considered remark by Hume, not some off-the-cuff aside.

A person’s faith is a private matter between that person and God, and is not a matter to be judged by some pompous TV anchor.

And then there were those, like Pajamas Media’s own Charles Martin, who rejected Hume’s remarks on religious grounds. Charlie wrote:

Please mention to Brit that his knowledge of Buddhism leaves enough to be desired that he probably shouldn’t opine thereon.

I’ll grant that Buddhism doesn’t provide a transcendental entity which can forgive sin, but then Buddhism doesn’t actually provide the concept of sin either; we replace it with “things which lead to a peaceful life, causing no avoidable harm to others” and, of course, the opposite.

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