Video: The obligatory “Brit advises Tiger Woods to convert to Christianity” clip

posted at 8:38 pm on January 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

Not the first guy I would have thought of if you’d asked me to guess which Fox News anchor would call on Tiger to embrace Jesus, but oh well. I’m as ignorant of Buddhism as I am everything else, but isn’t one of the key teachings that all suffering is caused by, er, desire and that the path to serenity lies through freeing yourself from that desire? In which case, Tige’s problem might not be that he’s got the wrong religion but that the one he’s got hasn’t quite penetrated yet. No pun intended.

Update: A question for Brit from DrewM: What’s your advice for, say, Mark Sanford?


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Good for Brit. It’s only through the redeeming power of Jesus Christ that people can break free from addictive sins.

David Mickelson on January 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Brit is right. Tiger should talk to Glenn Beck about redemption.

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

I thought we wore this one out in the headlines.

Cindy Munford on January 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Have no fear Allahpundit, Tiger is about as likely to follow Brit’s suggestion as you are…

doriangrey on January 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Good for Brit!
God Bless him.

OmahaConservative on January 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Brit is really strong Christian. He thinks that the Christian faith can help Tiger through this period in his life. I agree.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I thought we wore this one out in the headlines.

Cindy Munford on January 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Round two, my dear.

OmahaConservative on January 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Brit is right. Tiger should talk to Glenn Beck about redemption.

He is? No Jews, say, ever found redemption in their religion after struggling with a personal crisis?

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

No pun intended.

For the Love of Christ…!

Seven Percent Solution on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Wow. I mean that in a good way. I admire Brit Hume even more now.

Babino on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Brit is right. Tiger should talk to Glenn Beck about redemption.

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Just not about Mormonism…

Tim Burton on January 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Yeah, because following a guy who never got married will help you not be a douche to your wife. Makes sense to me.

Blarg the Destroyer on January 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

You don’t need to be a Christian to understand it’s wrong to double time your wife fifty times.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

He is? No Jews, say, ever found redemption in their religion after struggling with a personal crisis?

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Brit is a Christian, not a Jew.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Brit Hume speaks the truth!

flytier on January 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

but isn’t one of the key teachings that all suffering is caused by, er, desire and that the path to serenity lies through freeing yourself from that desire?

As in Christianity, one gains the world by giving it up.

Not sure this was the appropriate venue for Hume although his message was a good one.

Time and place, sorta’ thing.

SteveMG on January 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Since Brit is a Christian, it only makes sense that he would encourage Tiger to convert to his faith. That does not negate any other faith.

Babino on January 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

You don’t need to be a Christian to understand it’s wrong to double time your wife fifty times.

Hah. My thoughts exactly.

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Wow.. props to Brit for not biting his tongue on suggesting to Tiger as to what to do. That said, had Brit proposed any other faith, I suspect that the majority of comments would be vastly different, certainly of a differing nature.

2010: The year straight talk returned with a vengeance. ;-)

itzWicks on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Since Brit is a Christian, it only makes sense that he would encourage Tiger to convert to his faith. That does not negate any other faith.

Why not encourage him to take a closer look at Buddhism, then? Evidently Tiger hasn’t given that faith much of a shot either.

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

It comes down to the fact that only true, spiritual redemption is through Jesus Christ, a point I’m sure we won’t agree on. That’s exactly what Brit meant.

There is no redemption otherwise.

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

I’m as ignorant of Buddhism as I am everything else, but isn’t one of the key teachings that all suffering is caused by, er, desire and that the path to serenity lies through freeing yourself from that desire? In which case, Tige’s problem might not be that he’s got the wrong religion but that the one he’s got hasn’t quite penetrated yet. No pun intended.

He talked about forgiveness and redemption. Nice try, though, AP.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Brit is a Christian, not a Jew.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

And Glenn Beck is not a Christian; he’s a Morman.

davidk on January 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Since Brit is a Christian, it only makes sense that he would encourage Tiger to convert to his faith. That does not negate any other faith.

Babino on January 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Exactly

CWforFreedom on January 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

AP, get with the program. The only real redemption is through Christ. All other Redemptions are fake and imaginary if not something created by Lucifer. If not being Christian makes you feel good, you are being decieved. The only real happiness is with Christ, even if you are unhappy as a Christian.

Savvy?

Holger on January 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

There is no redemption otherwise.

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

in your mind.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Please read my first sentence again. Thanks.

Babino on January 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

You don’t need to be a Christian to understand it’s wrong to double time your wife fifty times.

True. But I think Christians believe in the sanctity of marriage. So there is spiritual competent that is missing from someone who is a non-believer.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

He is? No Jews, say, ever found redemption in their religion after struggling with a personal crisis?

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Just ask Rev. Wright, he’ll set you straight on that one.

Fuquay Steve on January 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Mormon.

davidk on January 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

in your mind.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Someone is sensitive.

HMM

CWforFreedom on January 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Retired people say what ever comes to their minds…
I am not sure that Tiger is looking for redemption, just new sponsors.

d1carter on January 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

And of course here come the atheists and universalists to tell us that Brit was wrong in saying that he should look to christianity because of it’s teachings of forgiveness and redemption but who will still, of course, not say a peep when atheists call christians stupid, moronic, retarded, etc. for not becoming atheists.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

competent

Component

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

And Glenn Beck is not a Christian; he’s a Morman.

davidk on January 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Wait, what’s the difference? Don’t Mormon’s believe in Jesus Christ?

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

CWforFreedom on January 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

not sensitive about anything, actually

im just allergic to preachiness.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Ugh, I hate these religious throwdowns. I’m going back to the Kick-Ass thread.

Emily M. on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

why would someone suggest the religion of buddah if they are not a follower of it? silly

CWforFreedom on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

why would someone suggest the religion of buddah if they are not a follower of it? silly

CWforFreedom on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Exactly!

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

allergic to preachiness.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Define allergic. My allergies make me sensitive. lol

CWforFreedom on January 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Oh, and here come the atheists and liberals to bitch that the Christian (Brit) is following the christian faith by following the passage “preach to all the nations of the world”. Of course, in another post they’ll bitch about a christian because they are NOT following their faith.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

CWforFreedom on January 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

touche :[

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Ugh, I hate these religious throwdowns. I’m going back to the Kick-Ass thread.

Emily M. on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

with your Barettas?

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Wait, what’s the difference? Don’t Mormon’s believe in Jesus Christ?

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

http://www.irr.org/MIT/is-mormonism-christian.html

davidk on January 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

I’m as ignorant of Buddhism as I am everything else, but isn’t one of the key teachings that all suffering is caused by, er, desire and that the path to serenity lies through freeing yourself from that desire?

And some believe that one frees oneself from desire through excess and immersion – just as Tiger was doing.

Buddhism has nothing to say about what constitutes enlightened “action”, let alone actions that specifically lead to enlightenment, other than meditation.

neurosculptor on January 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

In which case, Tige’s problem might not be that he’s got the wrong religion but that the one he’s got hasn’t quite penetrated yet.

That is an awesome line.

Re: converting…isn’t that the 3 step program? Heck, Paris took a Bible to prison. It’s just an issue of appearance, really, isn’t for Tiger?

Spirit of 1776 on January 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Allahpundit trying to start wars between Jew vs. Christian.

Disrespect for religion is contained in his moniker. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

PrezHussein on January 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I’d also like to point out that redemption isn’t really about the fact that he cheated on his wife. We are all guilty and sinful and deserving of death (spiritual, which is the worst). We don’t deserve the opportunity that has been given to us by God.

But regardless it’s offered to us through and by Jesus, and it’s only through him that we can find true redemption with God.

That’s what is really about. It’s not about what we do, good or bad. It’s about knowing Jesus and the only way we can know him is through redemption.

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM

So there is spiritual competent that is missing from someone who is a non-believer.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Nice

Spirit of 1776 on January 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM

i hope tiger gets the penetration he needs.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM

And Glenn Beck is not a Christian; he’s a Morman.

Lawnchair and popcorn time.

firepilot on January 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM

with your Barettas?

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

I wish. ;)

Emily M. on January 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Having desires is very human and essential for survival.

What Buddism teaches, though, denies us of the very things that make us human.

TexasDude on January 3, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Yarrrr… his words be true… yarrr.

AbaddonsReign on January 3, 2010 at 9:00 PM

And some believe that one frees oneself from desire through excess and immersion – just as Tiger was doing.

Buddhism has nothing to say about what constitutes enlightened “action”, let alone actions that specifically lead to enlightenment, other than meditation.

neurosculptor on January 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Oy. Google “Eightfold Path”, please.

So much profound ignorance of Buddhism in this and the other thread.

Allah’s comment at the top is about the only accurate statement I’ve seen, and he self-professes ignorance of Buddhism!

Purple Fury on January 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM

And eff all those people who lived before jesus, they should have known he was coming and believed in him anyways. Amirite?

thphilli on January 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

A question for Brit from DrewM: What’s your advice for, say, Mark Sanford?

To ask Jesus for forgiveness.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

And here come the atheists/liberals/universalists to whine that a christian is acting like a christian by following the Bible (“preach to all nations of the world”). Of course in a day or two those very same people will complain about some christian not following the Bible.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Glenn Beck is a Christian. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ.

PrezHussein on January 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Who brought Glenn Beck into this?

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

It comes down to the fact that only true, spiritual redemption is through Jesus Christ, a point I’m sure we won’t agree on. That’s exactly what Brit meant.

There is no redemption otherwise.

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

And the religious bigotry comes out again. All Hot Air Jews should just crawl under a rock for the duration, I guess.

ProfessorMiao on January 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Infidelity knows no religious or atheist boundary.

Kini on January 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Wait, what’s the difference? Don’t Mormon’s believe in Jesus Christ?

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Not the way Christians do. They also deny the Trinity, among many other things. Here is what the Christian (Lutheran) Cyclopedia has to say about them. Most Christian church bodies do not recognize their baptisms as valid.

Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
(Latter-Day; Latter-day; Latter day). a. The Ch. of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (see also par. g 1) was founded 1830 with 6 mems. at Fayette, Seneca Co., New York, by Joseph Smith* Sr. He claimed that Moroni, son of Mormon (alleged 4th c. AD prophet in Am.; collected and revised the material later pub. in The Book of Mormon), repeatedly appeared to him and said that God had work for him (Smith) to do in the latter days to help restore the full Gospel in preparation for the premillennial coming of Christ. He claimed that in 1827, at the direction of Moroni, he found thin metal plates, ca. 6 inches by 7 inches, gold in appearance, which had been buried ca. 420 AD near the top of the W side of a hill (anciently called Cumorah) near Manchester, Ont. Co., New York; the plates, he said, contained a record in “Reformed Egyptian” and 2 stones in silver bows, fastened to a breastplate (Urim and Thummim), by which he tr. part of the record; he pub. his tr. 1830 as The Book of Mormon; the plates, he said, were returned to Moroni when he called for them. The Book of Mormon includes a purported hist. of ancient Am., parts of the Bible (e.g., parts of Is; the Sermon on the Mount acc. to Mt.; Pauline passages), and apparent reflections of some Ref. confessions of faith.

b. Smith and Oliver Cowdery claimed ordination to Aaronic priesthood by John the Baptist May 1829 and to Melchizedek priesthood by Peter, James, and John shortly thereafter. In 1831 the ch. numbered several hundred. It moved to Kirtland, Ohio, the same yr. and also began to settle in Jackson Co., Missouri, where it hoped to build the city of Zion with a magnificent temple. It was driven from Jackson Co. 1833. Lillburn W. Boggs (1792–1860; b. Lexington, Kentucky; gov. Missouri 1836–40) expelled the Mormons from Missouri by military force 1838–39. They moved to Illinois and immediately settled in Hancock Co. at Commerce, renaming the settlement Nauvoo (“Beautiful Place,” acc. to Mormons from Heb. naveh, “pleasant”); Smith had civil and military control of it. Discontent arose when Smith claimed a revelation authorizing polygamy. Civil war became imminent. State militia intervened 1844. Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were imprisoned in Carthage, where a mob stormed the jail, killed both, and wounded other Mormons including John Taylor.*

c. B. Young* assumed leadership. When persecution again became fierce 1846, the Mormons moved from Illinois first to Iowa, then W of the Missouri R. near Omaha, and 1847 to Great Salt Lake, Utah, where they founded Salt Lake City and est. the “provisional govt. of the State of Deseret [which, Mormons say, means 'honeybee']” with Young as gov.; other settlements were scattered over the face of the entire region.

d. The Territory of Utah was created 1850. Young was appointed gov., reappointed 1854 when Colonel E. J. Steptoe declined to accept the appointment; succeeded 1857 under US military pressure by Alfred Cumming (1802–73; b. Augusta, Georgia; gov. Territory of Utah 1857–60). Peaceful relations were restored 1858.

e. Mormon Articles of Faith:

“1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. 2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression. 3. We believe that through the atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. 4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are:—(1) Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; (2) Repentance; (3) Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; (4) Laying on of Hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost. 5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands, by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. 6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, viz: apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc. 7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, etc. 8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly; We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. 9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. 10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; That Zion will be built upon this [the American] continent; That Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, That the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. 11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. 12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. 13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul, We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, we seek after these things.” (“Articles of Faith … ” by Joseph Smith, in J. E. Talmage, The Articles of Faith [Salt Lake City, 1899], p. iii)

f. Smith claimed sanction of polygamy by revelation, which Young openly promulgated first 1852. The practice of plural marriage, as it was called, was undergirded by the thought that it insured more inhabitants of heaven. Marriage rites took place in temples to which outsiders were not admitted. W. Woodruff* issued a “manifesto” against polygamy 1890: “I now publicly declare that my advice … is to refrain from contracting any marriage forbidden by the law of the land.”

In baptism for the dead, performed only in temples, with only approved Mormons admitted, a living person is proxy for one who died without a chance to hear or accept the Gospel.

g. Latter Day Saints divided:

1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See also pars. a-f.

2. Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Josephites [after Joseph Smith* Jr.]). Formed as a result of division among Latter Day Saints after the death of Joseph Smith* Sr. Differences involved the question of succession of leadership, the doctrine of the Godhead, and polygamy. Joseph Smith Jr. became leader of the dissenters. Reorganization began in Wisconsin 1852, was completed 1860. Headquarters were moved to Plano, Illinois, 1865, Lamoni, Iowa, 1881, Independence, Missouri, 1920.

3. Church of Christ. Formed in Bloomington, Illinois, as a result of division among Latter Day Saints after the death of Joseph Smith* Sr., by men who opposed baptism for dead, exaltation of men to be gods, and the idea that God was once man like other men, the doctrine of lineal right to office since the Christian era began, and the doctrine of polygamy; to Independence, Missouri, 1867; bought “temple lot” there. Headquarters: Temple Lot, Independence, Missouri

4. Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites). Organized 1862 at Greenock (Green Oak), Pennsylvania, by William Bickerton; opposed baptism for dead, polygamy, and other features of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

5. Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites). Organized 1853 at Fisher Grove, Fremont Co., Iowa, by Alphaeus Cutler.

6. Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites). Organized 1844 near Burlington, Wisconsin, at a place which was given the name Voree (said to mean “garden of peace”), by J. J. Strang* after the death of Joseph Smith* Sr. Denied virgin birth of Christ.

OmahaConservative on January 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Glenn Beck is a Christian. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ.

PrezHussein on January 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

You left off a bit at the end. =)

Emily M. on January 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

And the religious bigotry comes out again.

So simply being a Christian is bigotry? Nice.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Heh. Exactly.

Babino on January 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Wait, what’s the difference? Don’t Mormon’s believe in Jesus Christ?

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM
http://www.irr.org/MIT/is-mormonism-christian.html

davidk on January 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Huh. Looks like a really unbiased site with no axe to grind. Manbe now I’ll skate on over to Huffpo to find out what that pesky Tea Party movement is all about…

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

OmahaConservative on January 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Mormons believe in a Holy Trinity: Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They just believe they’re all seperate individuals. Mormons also don’t believe in original sin.

Emily M. on January 3, 2010 at 9:06 PM

What? No calls for Tiger to embrace Islam? INFIDELS!!!!!

Sugar Land on January 3, 2010 at 9:06 PM

ProfessorMiao on January 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

The funny thing is that he would be chanting “Allahu Ackbar” if he was born in Iran and would be saying that Islam is the “one true faith”, etc.

thphilli on January 3, 2010 at 9:06 PM

So much profound ignorance of Buddhism in this and the other thread.

Allah’s comment at the top is about the only accurate statement I’ve seen, and he self-professes ignorance of Buddhism!

Purple Fury on January 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Post us the evidence that Buddhism puts an emphasis on redemption and forgiveness.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

im just allergic to preachiness.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Did you really think that Brit was being preachy? Can anyone, and especially straight white Christian males, make any embracing or even just positive reference to Christianity without being called to task, like AP just did, that they weren’t inclusive of other faiths? Or is it only acceptable to use bromides like “faith tradition” or “spirituality”?
Brit was asked a question and he gave a heartfelt answer. He said he wasn’t sure that Buddhism offers redemption in the way Christianity does – that was hardly preachy. I thought it was refreshing that he didn’t shy away from the subject of faith.

CarolynM on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

So simply being a Christian is bigotry? Nice.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Nice try. Implying that there is no redemption for any members of any other religious faith is bigotry.

ProfessorMiao on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

OmahaConservative on January 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Yeah. I am a Mormon. My original comment was intended to bait davidk, but I should haved assumed I going to be casting a pretty wide net.

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

CarolynM on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

its totally acceptable to say what he said
i dont question that
i just didnt like it

but i really dont care cause Brit rules

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I suspect that the same people who take offense to what Britt Hume said are most likely the same people who extol the virtues of Hit Girl.

royzer on January 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Bringing in the sheaves
Bringing in the sheaves
We shall come rejoicing
Bringing in the sheaves

I think that “Tiger” has already got the verse down, just not the same words.

Banging in the sheets
Banging in the sheets
I shall come all over
Banging in the sheets

MB4 on January 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

What is funny is that the Christian god in the bible was the most unforgiving of them all. He killed millions upon millions of people, and the reasoning behind most of them were faulty at best.

thphilli on January 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Wait, what’s the difference? Don’t Mormon’s believe in Jesus Christ?

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

“Mormons” do believe in Jesus Christ.

I mean, the official name of their religion is The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matt. 16: 24, KJV)

Jesus makes it pretty simple. Come unto Him. That’s Christianity in its basic form.

Conservative Samizdat on January 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

You really expect a Christian to suggest that someone take a closer look at building their faith in something other than Christianity?

That seems as likely as expecting an atheist to suggest someone take a closer look at building their faith in Christianity, I think.

Midas on January 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Nice try. Implying that there is no redemption for any members of any other religious faith is bigotry.

ProfessorMiao on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Yep, here we go. Brit Hume is a straight white Christian male so it was only a matter of time that there would be accusations of bigotry.
Countdown to “racist” 3..2…1…

He didn’t imply that there is no redemption for other faiths, d*pshit. I mean, Professor.

CarolynM on January 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM

ProfessorMiao on January 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Jesus told the Jews the same thing. It’s only by and through Jesus that you can know God. It’s only by Jesus’ blood that you can find the atonement needed to know God.

therightscoop on January 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Nice try. Implying that there is no redemption for any members of any other religious faith is bigotry.

ProfessorMiao on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

It is called the precepts of Christianity. If you don’t like the precepts of Christianity just come out and say it. It’s not bigotry.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM

CarolynM on January 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Are you serious? You call him a d*pshit when you cant even read. How stupid are you? Context for CHRIST sake.

thphilli on January 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM

What’s your advice for, say, Mark Sanford?

The same advice.

Do we Christians really need to explain this to you?

pabarge on January 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

I don’t know much about Buddhism but the belief that one religion is as good as another, and all interchangeable, is the belief in multiculturalism and more particularly it isthe belief in non-discrimination, which practically every modern person now alive accepts as essential to being a good person. But Christians are called to discriminate in favour of Jesus Christ and against all other faiths, including Judaism. There is no reason to affect a kind of detached neutrality. Being seen as tolerant is not important.

aengus on January 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

What is funny is that the Christian god in the bible was the most unforgiving of them all. He killed millions upon millions of people, and the reasoning behind most of them were faulty at best.

thphilli on January 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

You mean like the atheist Stalin regime?

Let’s not forget the most infamous school shooting of all time, Columbine. The killers were atheists (“do you believe in god?” “yes” *blam*).

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Do we Christians really need to explain this to you?

pabarge on January 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Really. It’s like Christianity 101. Even if you are an atheist in America, you should at least know the basic tenets of Christianity. They are playing dumb.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 9:15 PM

The best way to stop cheating with tons of women is the atheist way.
Right AP?
Way of the Piece-less Warrier.

Stephen M on January 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM

God’s knockin’ on Tiger’s door, it’s up to Tiger to open it.

ted c on January 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM

“Mormons” do believe in Jesus Christ.

I mean, the official name of their religion is The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matt. 16: 24, KJV)

Jesus makes it pretty simple. Come unto Him. That’s Christianity in its basic form.

Conservative Samizdat on January 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

do mormons believe Jesus is God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth? the First and the Last? as it says is Isaiah 43:10??

“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after me.

right4life on January 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Romans 1:16-17 (English Standard Version)

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
16For(A) I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is(B) the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew(C) first and also to(D) the Greek. 17For in it(E) the righteousness of God is revealed(F) from faith for faith,[a](G) as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”[b]

OmahaConservative on January 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

The funny thing is that he would be chanting “Allahu Ackbar” if he was born in Iran and would be saying that Islam is the “one true faith”, etc.

It’s true that if he or any of us were born into a country which is basically a religious dictatorship and does not allow freedom of conscience let alone freedom of religion we might be banging on about Allah and “kill the infidels” etc. But even in Iran people secretly convert to Christianity on pain of execution if discovered.

aengus on January 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

The best way to stop cheating with tons of women is the atheist way.
Right AP?
Way of the Piece-less Warrier.

Stephen M on January 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM

i forgot the non believers all cheat on their wives.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

But even in Iran people secretly convert to Christianity on pain of execution if discovered.

Hmm that doesn’t read right. But you can infer my meaning.

aengus on January 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Nice try. Implying that there is no redemption for any members of any other religious faith is bigotry.

ProfessorMiao on January 3, 2010 at 9:07 PM

No it’s not. Not all religions contain theology regarding eschatology.

atheling on January 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

I thought we wore this one out in the headlines.

Cindy Munford on January 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

We did, and it’s almost embarrassingly obvious that this is just a ploy for starting something. Reminds me of my teenagers.

And at the risk of repeating myself- Brit Hume is second only to Rush Limbaugh in my estimation. He could tell Tiger Woods to dance naked on a Carnival Cruise and I would nod my head in agreement.

anniekc on January 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

i forgot the non believers all cheat on their wives.

blatantblue on January 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

That is not what Stephen M said. Stop putting words into people’s mouths.

terryannonline on January 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

He is? No Jews, say, ever found redemption in their religion after struggling with a personal crisis?

Allahpundit on January 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

+∞

Lance Murdock on January 3, 2010 at 9:19 PM

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