Brit Hume: Tiger Woods must become Christian to be forgiven | Raw Story

January 4, 2010

That doesn’t sound forgiving at all. Asking people to follow a faith or be unforgiven? It’s one thing if we are talking about a faith that is hurting people with violence, but I haven’t seen any sign of that in Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist myself. I have my reasons and it goes beyond asking why we must suffer, but I don’t see any sign of the religion being unforgiving. If anything the religion seems to disinterested in really making judgments in the first place… and that is a huge problem for me. From my perspective is that a dose of guilt might be just what the doctor. ordered. Escaping the wrong isn’t enough.

Buddhism is inferior to Christianity when it comes to forgiveness of sins, according to Fox News pundit Brit Hume. Tiger Woods should turn his back on Buddhism and become a Christian to be forgiven for cheating on his wife, Hume told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.

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Nekkhamma is a Pali word generally translated as “renunciation” while also conveying more specifically “giving up the world and leading a holy life” or “freedom from lust, craving and desires.”

Desire ultimately breeds fear and sorrow, but renunciation gives fearlessness and joy.

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“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.”

In the Pali Canon, in a discourse in which the Buddha describes antecedents precipitating his Awakening, the Buddha divided his thoughts between those that impair discernment, cause affliction and deter one from Nirvana on the one hand, and those that have the opposite effect.[2] In the former category, he included thoughts permeated with sensuality, ill-will and harmfulness; in the latter, thoughts permeated with renunciation, non-ill will and harmlessness

Woods is the most famous among several American celebrity Buddhists. Richard Gere, Herbie Hancock, Steven Seagal, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner and Orlando Bloom were recently called the most famous Buddhists in the world. The list goes so far as to argue Tiger Woods is more famous than the Dalai Lama himself.

Hume’s statements are particularly ironic given the recent sex scandals encountered by an assortment of Christian politicians.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 3, 2010.

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Brit Hume: Tiger Woods must become Christian to be forgiven | Raw Story

January 4, 2010

That doesn’t sound forgiving at all. Asking people to follow a faith or be unforgiven? It’s one thing if we are talking about a faith that is hurting people with violence, but I haven’t seen any sign of that in Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist myself. I have my reasons and it goes beyond asking why we must suffer, but I don’t see any sign of the religion being unforgiving. If anything the religion seems to disinterested in really making judgments in the first place… and that is a huge problem for me. From my perspective is that a dose of guilt might be just what the doctor. ordered. Escaping the wrong isn’t enough.
Buddhism is inferior to Christianity when it comes to forgiveness of sins, according to Fox News pundit Brit Hume. Tiger Woods should turn his back on Buddhism and become a Christian to be forgiven for cheating on his wife, Hume told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.
via rawstory.com
Nekkhamma is a Pali word generally translated as “renunciation” while also conveying more specifically “giving up the world and leading a holy life” or “freedom from lust, craving and desires.”
Desire ultimately breeds fear and sorrow, but renunciation gives fearlessness and joy.

via en.wikipedia.org

“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.”

In the Pali Canon, in a discourse in which the Buddha describes antecedents precipitating his Awakening, the Buddha divided his thoughts between those that impair discernment, cause affliction and deter one from Nirvana on the one hand, and those that have the opposite effect.[2] In the former category, he included thoughts permeated with sensuality, ill-will and harmfulness; in the latter, thoughts permeated with renunciation, non-ill will and harmlessness

Woods is the most famous among several American celebrity Buddhists. Richard Gere, Herbie Hancock, Steven Seagal, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner and Orlando Bloom were recently called the most famous Buddhists in the world. The list goes so far as to argue Tiger Woods is more famous than the Dalai Lama himself.
Hume’s statements are particularly ironic given the recent sex scandals encountered by an assortment of Christian politicians.
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 3, 2010.
Download video via RawReplay.com


Who is to blame? Tiger Woods or the mistresses

December 13, 2009


Here’s Robin Givhan, at the Washington Post, “The Tiger Woods Scandal is a Tale of Sex — and Sexism“:

“while Woods is being portrayed as complicated and troubled, the women are merely types. Golf fans muse over whether Woods’s reputation can be salvaged, whether it should be salvaged. The women are just “the mistresses.” The golfer has been called a dog, a liar and worse. But he still gets the benefit of being perceived as an individual. He is still Tiger Woods”
compare that to this analysis:

Mary Grabar, who addresses the glorification of sexual conquest (and repudiation of traditional morality) among young women today. See “Why Are Tiger’s Women Getting a Pass?“:

“But while these women will enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame, they will feel a sense of emptiness inside. As these women slip into middle age they will find that their false sense of empowerment has faded, with the men now able to pick and choose. The tables will be turned and many will end up alone, in a “sisterhood” not by choice.

But a man-less future is what the radical feminists wanted all along. That’s why “home-wrecker” holds no currency anymore.”

hmm when it comes to guilt you can’t offer to cut that baby in half now can you Solomon?
….oh wait Sol had a lot of lady friends too.

Who is to blame? Tiger Woods or the mistresses

December 13, 2009


Here’s Robin Givhan, at the Washington Post, “The Tiger Woods Scandal is a Tale of Sex — and Sexism“:

“while Woods is being portrayed as complicated and troubled, the women are merely types. Golf fans muse over whether Woods’s reputation can be salvaged, whether it should be salvaged. The women are just “the mistresses.” The golfer has been called a dog, a liar and worse. But he still gets the benefit of being perceived as an individual. He is still Tiger Woods”
compare that to this analysis:

Mary Grabar, who addresses the glorification of sexual conquest (and repudiation of traditional morality) among young women today. See “Why Are Tiger’s Women Getting a Pass?“:

“But while these women will enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame, they will feel a sense of emptiness inside. As these women slip into middle age they will find that their false sense of empowerment has faded, with the men now able to pick and choose. The tables will be turned and many will end up alone, in a “sisterhood” not by choice.

But a man-less future is what the radical feminists wanted all along. That’s why “home-wrecker” holds no currency anymore.”

hmm when it comes to guilt you can’t offer to cut that baby in half now can you Solomon?
….oh wait Sol had a lot of lady friends too.

Tiger Woods

December 4, 2009
…does anyone have any empathy for him right now?

Tiger Woods

December 4, 2009

…does anyone have any empathy for him right now?