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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

A Question for Brit Hume.

We all know by now that Brit Hume slammed Buddhism this past weekend by saying Tiger Woods needs to turn to Christianity if he wants to be forgiven and redeemed. The irony being that by bringing up Buddhism on such a public level he has sparked curiosity in the religion. That said, Buddhists really don't care how many Buddhists there are in comparison to other religions. We're not interested in competing with other belief systems. We don't do the proselytizing thing. It's a bit too forceful for us easy going Buddhists. For a more in-depth analysis of this statement click here to read my original post but for the purposes of this post I want to ask Brit a question.

You say Christianity is the way to go and that Buddhism is lacking. However, you didn't specify, which church is the right one? What if Woods chooses the wrong one and every day he just keeps making "God" angrier and angrier? You didn't stop to think about that one did you? Stick to the news, Brit or enroll in a theology course and get educated. Better yet, go interview an actual Buddhist -- You're a journalist, so, go find out the facts of Buddhism before you denigrate the religion of 330 million people. Thank-you.

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7 comments:

Wendy said...

Yah, cause Christians never cheat on their spouses.

Sorry, for the sarcasm, but I couldn't resist.

anonymousbuddhist said...

More proselytizing on the O'Reilly Factor.

Can be seen @http://wp.me/pGbtj-hT

Pema Lodrön said...

Now you can read me Babel Fish translating. Lots of stuffs. Tashi delek!

tozan said...

The opinions of Britt Hume (and other Bible Belt denizens) count for little in the grand scheme of things. Nor do the misdeeds of Tiger Woods.

The Srimala Sutra tells us, "The (Buddha Nature) is not born, does not die, does not transfer, does not arise. It is ... permanent, stable and changeless."

Compared to This, the concerns of Christianity are profoundly irrelevant.

They call him James Ure said...

Wendy:

Hehe...yeah me thinks Brit Hume doth protest too much!!

Anonymous:

Thanks for the link. I wrote a second post about this video you linked to.

Pema:

Thanks!!

Tozan:

Well summed up.

RealityZone said...

May I use the Budha/Christ Picture for my blog?

They call him James Ure said...

Reality Zone:

You bet. I found it off Google anyway, so go ahead.

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