IF YOU CAN FIND A BETTER DEAL, TAKE IT!
On a Fox News panel discussing Tiger Woods, Brit Hume said, perfectly accurately:
“The extent to which he can recover, it seems to me, depends on his faith. He is 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.”
Hume’s words, being 100 percent factually correct, sent liberals into a tizzy of sputtering rage. This illustrated, once again liberals’ amazing ignorance of Christianity. (It also illustrated Jesus’ words: “How is it you do not understand me when I speak? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my words.” John 8:43.)
In The Washington Post, Tom Shales demanded that Hume apologize, saying he had “dissed about half a billion Buddhists on the planet.”
Is Buddhism about forgiveness? Because, if so, Buddhists had better start demanding apologies from every book, magazine article and blog posting ever written on the subject, which claims Buddhists don’t believe in God, but try to become their own gods.
Does anyone think Tiger’s problem was that he didn’t think of himself as a god? Maybe not always, but definitely after that final putt in the Arnold Palmer Invitational last year.
In light of Shales’ warning Hume about “what people are saying” about him, I hope Hume’s a Christian. He might just know what Christianity is, unlike Shales and every other liberal. Given the reaction to his remarks, apparently one has to be a regular New Testament scholar to have a passing familiarity with the basic gist of Christianity.
On MSNBC, David Shuster invoked the “separation of church and television” (a phrase that also doesn’t appear in the Constitution), bitterly complaining that Hume had brought up Christianity “out-of-the-blue” on “a political talk show.”
Yes, why would Hume mention religion while discussing a public figure who had fallen from grace and was in need of forgiveness? Boy, talk about coming out of left field!
What religion — what topic — induces this sort of babbling idiocy? (If liberals really want to keep people from hearing about God, they should give Him his own show on MSNBC.)
Most perplexing was columnist Dan Savage’s indignant accusation that Hume was claiming that Christianity “offers the best deal — it gives you the get-out-of-adultery-free card that other religions just can’t.”
In fact, that’s exactly what Christianity does. (I know it seems strange that a self-described atheist and “radical sex advice columnist faggot” like Savage would miss the central point of Christianity, but there it is.)
It’s the best deal going. God sent his only son to get the crap beaten out of him, die for our sins and rise from the dead. If you believe that, you’re in. Your sins are washed away from you — sins even worse than adultery! — because of the cross.
“He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14. Surely you remember the cross, liberals — the symbol banned by ACLU lawsuits from public property throughout the land?
Christianity is simultaneously the easiest religion in the world and the hardest religion in the world.
The Gospel makes this point approximately 1,000 times. Here are a few examples at random:
— “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
— “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8.
— “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23.
In a boiling rage, liberals constantly accuse Christians of being “judgmental.” No, we’re relieved….
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