Fox News Hume: Only Christianity is ‘True,’ Tiger Woods, Wife Forced to ‘Do the Best They Can’ With Buddhism
February 23, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Fox News analyst Brit Hume dug himself deeper into his continuing saga of “my religion is better than yours” foolishness, by suggesting that serial adulterer Tiger Woods is pretty much screwed in the forgiveness and redemption department, because he is not a Christian. But Hume, while appearing on the O’Reilly factor Tuesday night, being the magnanimous guy that he is, reasoned that Tiger Woods will just have to make the best of a bad situation with that satanic Buddhism stuff.
When the Tiger Woods’ sex scandal began to dominate the media, Brit Hume had previously suggested that the beleaguered PGA golfer should convert to Christianity as an example to the world:
“The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith,” said Hume. “He is said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of redemption and forgiveness offered by the Christian faith. 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.”
Of course every Republican politician worth their salt, surely knows that Christianity offers a better deal for cheaters. Gov. of South Carolina Mark Sanford returned home, fresh from a jaunt to Argentina to be in the arms of his mistress, and declared that he deserved to be forgiven for his transgressions, just like King David, the biblical King of Israel.
So, Brit Hume isn’t being offensive and bigoted with his remarks condemning non-Christian religions, he is just letting Woods know there is a better deal to be had with Christianity, if one wants to hypocritically rationalize wrongdoing.
During last night’s O’Reilly’s Factor, O’Reilly asked Hume to respond to Woods’ televised statement, in which he asked for forgiveness and declared that his belief in Buddhism was helping him remake his life. O’Reilly suggested that Woods’ remarks about his Buddhist faith were in direct response to Hume’s previous statements, and he may be right:
O’REILLY: “Tiger Woods references Buddhism on Friday in his confession. I believe that was a direct response to you saying that Christianity might help him because of the forgiveness—–Anything on that for us?”
HUME: “I’m not sure Tiger Woods ever heard about what I said… Tiger Woods showed himself in that presentation to be a shaken, chastened and contrite man and gone was the swagger, gone was all the radiant self confidence that we used to see in him. This was a pretty shaken guy out there. Now look, I think because I’m a Christian and I believe that Christianity is true, that Tiger Woods and his wife Elin would be a lot farther down the road towards forgiveness and redemption if they were both Christians. But they’re not and they are going to do the best they can with what they have and I wish Tiger Woods well.
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