Much has been made about Brit Hume's remarks on the Fox News Sunday program in which he told Tiger Woods he should turn to the Christian faith to receive forgiveness, be restored and be a great example to the world.
For those of you that are not aware, that's what the Christian faith is all about. We are all sinners. Not all of us are caught in brutal public spotlight but the very foundation of Christianity is based on us messing up and need forgiveness from each other and our Saviour.
I'm not sure why some are shocked by this. Nothing has changed about it in 2000 years.
Yet it seems like this is a new concept invented by Brit Hume if you ask Washington Post critic Tom Shales. Shales declared, “the remark will probably rank, even only a few days into January, as one of the most ridiculous of the year.” He goes on to say Hume must apologize for getting “carried away” with his faith, doing “the satellite-age equivalent of going door-to-door and spreading what he considers the gospel” and “not try to cross-pollinate religion and journalism and use Fox facilities to do it.”
I guess freedom of speech is not a consideration here. If Fox has an issue with Mr. Hume and his comments, then let Fox deal with it. I'm not calling for the Washington Post to fire Mr. Shales just because he uses the media outlet to present his ignorance of liberty and a faith.
In fact Mr. Shales is not alone is his stupidity quest. Buddhists have complained that Hume was insulting Buddhism by saying it cannot offer Tiger the redemption he needs. Well it can't. Buddhism does recognize sin the need for a Redeemer. If a belief system offers no Redeemer because it doesn't acknowledge sin then it can not possibly offer real forgiveness and redemption.
Mr Hume did what every Christian is called to do. Speak the truth. Not just when it comfortable or politically correct.
I can't tell you how tired I am of Christians preaching to the mirror. Mr. Hume did more in those few moments more then some Christians do in a lifetime. He shared his faith with everyone and anyone listening.
Step out the front door of the church and join the world. Sure it's violent, messy and you won't get a hero's welcome. but that's part of what you sign up for when you claim Christ.
St. Paul says “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor 1:18
If you really want to know someone..... share your faith.