Brit Hume was right

Brit Hume argued that Tiger Woods could obtain forgiveness if he accepted Christ as his savior, and Brit has apparently taken some heat for these comments.

Brit Hume made the seemingly unpardonable “error” of gently suggesting that Tiger Woods would be better off as a Christian than a Buddhist.  In Ireland, that may or may not be a legal crime, but here in America it is at least being made socially unacceptable by postmodern leftists who screech like a goth in the sun if they hear a simple declarative statement that Christianity is superior to other religions.

This is a free country, first of all. Real men say what they feel like saying. They don’t worry about what the spineless fools of the world think.

Secondly, Buddhism is a crummy religion. I am tired of this New Agey creeping in society toward the worship of ideals as opposed to worship of a divine person.  Star Wars was a good fiction movie, but in reality God is not a pantheistic “force.” God is a person. (Or more accurately he’s three persons, but if you think he’s one person you’re at least on the right track.)

Forgiveness does not come from a force. Forgiveness can only come from personal entities, such an individual or group of individuals.

Certainly Christians sin, including sexual sin, but biblical Christianity – which Hume said he is ardently pursuing – provides for forgiveness and redemption while those concepts are not part of Buddhism.  Hume believes that Christianity’s forgiveness and redemption is superior to what Buddhism offers; not a suprising, shocking, or even offensive belief for a Christian to hold.  The response from the “tolerant left” to Hume’s gentle, respectful suggestion is completely over the top.

Moreover, why anyone would glorify impersonality is completely beyond me. Just ask yourself which is superior — a computer program, or a human being. If you had to go into court, would you trust a computer program to analyze your guilt or innocence and apply the correct sentence? A computer program resembles the “force” of pantheistic religions, whereas a human being resembles a personal God. Even the most perfectly-written computer program could never account for every variation in life and respond accordingly. Only persons can adapt in such an appropriate manner. And if theoretically a computer could do so, it would constitute an artificial person and not merely a program. Personhood is the height of existence. Therefore, any non-theistic religion makes no sense.

This country was founded on Christian principles, not pantheism. If we abandon the Christian God, we will not last long.

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10 Responses to “Brit Hume was right”


  1. 1 Wayne D. Rogers January 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I would like to state something that is odvious to those who know about Buddhism. To say that you are “tired of this New Agey creeping in society toward the worship of ideals as opposed to worship of a divine person” Lets put the facts out there: Buddhism is at least 500 years older than Christianity. It is hardly ‘new’.

    I will not argue further with you concerning the founding fathers or anything else. I’ll just state that the only people Tiger Woods need to ask forgivness from are the people, his family and others that are directly affected by his poor decisions. And that is not your buisness, Brit Humes or mine.

  2. 2 Prolix January 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    “Real men say what they feel like saying.”

    You don’t have many friends, do you?

  3. 3 Drew January 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    lol @ Prolix

    Wayne, I actually believe that Christianity dates back to the beginning of the world.

    Genesis 4:3-5
    “In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.”

    Abel faithfully symbolized the atoning death of the coming Messiah, whereas Cain just tried to burn up some of his hardgrown plants.

  4. 4 xxx January 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    “Tiger Woods need to ask forgivness from are the people, his family and others that are directly affected by his poor decisions.”

    Only true if there is no God.

  5. 5 Akal Singh Krau January 9, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Drew,

    I sincerely hope that you intended this post to be funny. Sophomoric humor is, at least, tolerable. An intention any more serious, on the other hand, deserves less of a response than the obloquy it is bound to elicit in any thinking person.

    -Akal

  6. 6 Drew January 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Sorry but it was pretty much all serious. I find pantheistic religion absurd. Any being superior enough to create the entire universe would have to be a theistic entity rather than an impersonal force. Otherwise, such a being would be beneath me.

    I know that some sects of Buddhism have slight leanings toward theism (they worship Buddha himself as a god), just as Hinduism has a few theistic aspects, but overall those two religions are mostly pantheistic.

  7. 7 foxfier January 11, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Buddhism the way new agers practice it is a far cry from standard Buddhism, which a non-New Ager would know.

    Similar to the giggles you get from folks who have studied mythology in depth when someone announces they’ve converted to the ancient faith of Paganism. (especially if they then list off gods and goddesses from multiple cultures)

  8. 8 Wayne January 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Buddhism does not worship any being as such. We believe that the Worship of any being is well, to put it nicely, unnecessary.
    Some Buddhist are theistic, but not most. It is not part of the religion to worship, however you are free to do so it you like.
    I do wish we could spend a little time researching other faiths before we make blanket statements.
    I do regard your statements as ignorance, and in this day and age ignorance can be alliviated with a couple of punches on the keyboard.


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