Monday, January 4, 2010
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
By Eric Von Salzen
I just saw this clip of news commentator Brit Hume recommending that Tiger Woods abandon his Buddhist faith [did you know Tiger is a Buddhist? Why am I always the last to know these things?] because “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 is, ‘Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.’"
My first thought was, What business is it of a news commentator to give such advice?
My second thought was, That’s awfully rude to the Buddhist faith, and culturally insensitive, too.
My third thought was, What Hume said is what our faith teaches, isn’t it? Aren't we supposed to make disciples of all nations? Even if we are TV news commentators?
What do you think?