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Brit Hume, may God bless his soul, opined on television that Tiger Woods might consider Christianity rather than Buddhism for forgiveness and redemption.

This, of course, riled the politically correct mavens to react, once again, to any perceived offense, real or not.

In order to be believable, these scholars and pundits need to define their outrage and to do so by explaining why they believe that Christianity is an inferior religion in comparison to Buddhism or any other religion.

Maybe this exasperation is in response to the fact that political correctness adherents cannot find any reasonable, rational argument against Christianity's love, forgiveness and charitable behavior.

In a letter to the editor, a writer opined that "Hume should not use his position to tell other people their religion is not as good as his own." The questions on the table are: 1) whether or not Brit Hume told the audience the truth or 2) did he lie to the public?

I simply ask, does the PC crowd know the difference?

Another PC argument by the writer: "The rest of the country that doesn't believe in Christianity doesn't like being inundated with your beliefs all the time."

This is a ludicrous statement, because the writer assumes he knows what the rest of the country knows. I question the reality of that assumption. Secondly, he assumes that the rest of the country is being inundated with Christian beliefs. How does he know who is actually being inundated?

Brit Hume has no need to honor the request to keep his religious preferences private; nor do I. If you think this is an attack on political correctness -- it is.

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orb 04/05/10 - 09:38 pm
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Britt Hume was correct and

Britt Hume was correct and your letter is excellent. If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and I believe that He is, then He offers the only way to redemption and eternal life in the presence of GOD. That means that all other religions are false.

We have just celebrated the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. HIS resurrection is proof that what HE taught was true, that HIS death was indeed redemptive to those who are "true believers". His resurrection is the promise of the resurrection of those who belong to HIM when HE returns.

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Nat the Cat 04/06/10 - 12:00 am
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It never ceases to amaze me

It never ceases to amaze me how liberals demand 1st. Amendment rights with respect to just about anything, including but certainly not limited to, porno with friuit, and now Larry Flint's latest, a decapated female body; but mention Christianity, as Orb eloquently describes above, and man you have just committed the all-time worse sin [sorry, I better say intrusion] into the atheist's life you could possibly say or express.
Personally, and I can only speak for myself, not "the rest of the country," I am "sick" and "tired" of being inundated with your [the atheist's] beliefs all of the time.
Every time someone files another lawsuit to remove something referring to Christianity or God, it makes me "sick"....and I am "tired" of it! And yes, my beautiful Avatar is praying and expressing her devotion to God. So take that!

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Trey Enfantay 04/06/10 - 03:08 am
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grouse - Why don't you go

grouse - Why don't you go ahead and take tomorrow off from commenting? I'll fill in the blanks for you since the mantra mouthing is the same every day. Have a blissful one!

mpowel21
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mpowel21 04/06/10 - 03:15 am
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nat the cat is a moral

nat the cat is a moral reflection of our country? i THINK NOT, but the reality that there are idiots abounding

justus4
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justus4 04/06/10 - 04:21 am
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The writer's questions about
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The writer's questions about whether "Christianty is an inferior religion" appears to not recognize the damage of the recent allegations against the preists and getting hotter for the Pope. Their handling, or mishandling of those claims has done extreme & irreparable damage to that religious institution. In fact, this scandal could actually bring down the entire Church and who would be to blame? Oh, and Hume wasn't being politically correct, he was being arrogant. If Rev. Wright suggested that Beck come and join his church - the same people like the writer would probably have a slightly different tune - thus verification of my observations. That's why U keep it to ya self...

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carcraft 04/06/10 - 04:49 am
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mpowel21-give me a break,

mpowel21-give me a break, Christianity ended slavery in the western hemisphere, muslims still practice it in Africa, visit Durfur..Christianity and it's moral principals have made America the envy of the world for decades..Martin Luther King was a Christian and helped usher in civil rights...lets compare that to say oh the humanistic communism, over 50 million people killed, poverty, misery and suffering..need I go on..so please give me a break..

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carcraft 04/06/10 - 04:50 am
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And please powel21-I think

And please powel21-I think you are smart enought to make a point with out the name calling..or is that all the folks on the left and the antichristians have?

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johnston.cliff 04/06/10 - 05:19 am
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A well written and accurate

A well written and accurate letter, Mr Hogue. I'm sure you'll drive the p.c. left crazy with it.

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southernguy08 04/06/10 - 06:01 am
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JUSTUS, let me ask you
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JUSTUS, let me ask you this...was Reverend Wright keeping it to himself when he got up on the pulpit for years in that Chicago church and screamed "God (D word) America!"? As for these priests bringing down the entire Christian church, FYI, there are other branches of the Christian faith. Catholics in this country are a minority. Of course, since they are a minority, I'm surprised you don't give them more support in your post.

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Whyisit 04/06/10 - 06:04 am
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1 Corinthians 1:18 For the

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

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Dixieman 04/06/10 - 06:28 am
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Pray for the ACLU. It

Pray for the ACLU. It irritates them and just might help them.

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overburdened_taxpayer 04/06/10 - 07:12 am
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grouse - and those of us that

grouse - and those of us that are Christians are inundated with anti-religious views every day. What is good for the grouse is good for the gander.

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Republicant 04/06/10 - 09:47 am
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The erroneous point Hume was

The erroneous point Hume was attempting to make, is that Buddhism is inferior to Christianity. The arrogance of such Christians is what makes Christianity intolerable to many.

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dougk 04/06/10 - 09:56 am
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I'm reluctant to spoil this
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I'm reluctant to spoil this discussion by introducing facts, but southernguy needs to do his research.
Catholics make up the the largest single denomination in the United States (and in the world.) Certainly no numerical minority.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/06/10 - 09:59 am
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That wasn't arrogance, that

That wasn't arrogance, that was just Brit Hume's opinion.

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Republicant 04/06/10 - 10:09 am
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So a man's opinion cannot be

So a man's opinion cannot be arrogant?

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dani 04/06/10 - 10:12 am
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Prayer breakfast draws 1,000.

Prayer breakfast draws 1,000. What a great day the Lord has given us.

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Rhetor 04/06/10 - 10:17 am
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I'm not aware that Buddhism

I'm not aware that Buddhism endorses adultery.

Local Interests
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Local Interests 04/06/10 - 10:18 am
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Brit Hume was correctly

Brit Hume was correctly criticized because he suggested Buddhism was somehow inferior to Christianity.
I am a christian. However, there are many flavors of Christianity. In fact, most major religions have wide ranges within them.
The ignorant and idiotic suggestion that some particular sect of Christianity is the only true belief is a perfect reflection of what is wrong with this country.
Quit trying to quote Jesus and spend more time trying to UNDERSTAND Jesus.
As far as violence, historically Christians and Muslims have been the most violent people on earth when it comes to fighting over religion - not exactly the message I think Jesus was trying to send.

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InChristLove 04/06/10 - 10:54 am
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Tiger stated that he

Tiger stated that he practices meditation and in the Buddhist religion you have to work for it yourself, internally, in order to achieve anything in life. “It is all about what you do and you get out of it what you put into it.” Tiger said. Brit Hume, who is of the Christian faith, knows that it is through the redemption and the forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ that we achieve anything. His statement concerning Tiger and the healing process was “I don’t think that faith (meaning Tiger’s) offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith” His message to Tiger was “turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world”. Where in this statement was Mr. Hume’s arrogant or where has he made a false statement and putting down Buddhism? Saying that they differ isn’t putting down another’s religion.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/06/10 - 11:00 am
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Local interest, I don't know

Local interest, I don't know what type of "flavor" of Christian you say you are but I don't believe that anyone suggested a particular sect of Christianity is the only true belief. Are you suggesting that Buddhism is a part of Christianity? My friend, you are speaking out of both ends I do believe. If you are a Christian as you say you are, then you should know that the only way for forgiveness and redemption is through the blood of Jesus Christ and the only way to eternal salvation is through accepting him as Lord and Savior. I do believe that Jesus would have sent the same message to Tiger as Mr. Hume's did, turn to Almighty God and receive His free gift of forgiveness and salvation.

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howcanweknow 04/06/10 - 11:18 am
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"The ignorant and idiotic

"The ignorant and idiotic suggestion that some particular sect of Christianity is the only true belief is a perfect reflection of what is wrong with this country." So, I guess that Local Interest is stating that you can believe whatever you want. Everything is equal, and truth doesn't matter. That's political correctness, not Christianity.

How do you "understand" Jesus? Easy. Reading His quotes. That's the beginning. Christians believe and do their best to DO what Jesus said -- and that forbids hatred and violence, obviously. I'd be interested in hearing how L.I. believes we can understand Jesus better by paying less attention to His specific commands and teachings....

In terms of Tiger's Buddhism, there is no god in that religion/philosophy. As a Buddhist, Tiger is on his own. I hope he can meditate and chant himself out of his many problems. Personally, I'd prefer to rely upon the grace of Christ. In this respect, yes, I'd agree with Mr. Hume that Christianity is superior to Buddhism. But, to each his own.

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baronvonreich 04/06/10 - 11:40 am
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carcraft Tuesday, Apr. 6 5:49

carcraft Tuesday, Apr. 6 5:49 AM ---- give me a break, Christianity ended slavery in the western hemisphere....
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So the righteous ended slavery that was being promoted by who exactly? Were slave owners mostly Atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, or other Christians?

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baronvonreich 04/06/10 - 11:50 am
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Tiger, like all of us are on

Tiger, like all of us are on our own. Always have been and always will be with the exception of the socialism creep. If you go through life living with the belief or faith that a man in the clouds, an angel on your shoulder, or a spirit floating through the air will protect you, provide for you, or stop you from believing in and promoting a religion that promotes violence, oppression, and a hypocritical lifestyle then that is your own prerogative. Just don't expect to continue to use public funds, property, or structures for your nonsense.

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disssman 04/06/10 - 12:15 pm
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Nat. You haven't started

Nat. You haven't started praying for a idol (your Avatar) have you? Not very christian to do so. But then again my mother always said to be warry of self proclaimed religious zealots.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 04/06/10 - 12:30 pm
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DOUGK, I stand corrected. As
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DOUGK, I stand corrected. As for SINGLE denominations, Catholics are highest. I was referring to the TOTAL number of Protestants from every sect, and only in comparing in this country. Thank you for your information, but it doesn't change much. Will all respect, Catholics don't represent ALL Christians, despite the libs desire to put them all together.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 04/06/10 - 12:31 pm
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Sorry, I'm having problems
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Sorry, I'm having problems with my keyboard. Meant to say "With all respect..."

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/06/10 - 12:44 pm
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baron, your statement "Tiger,

baron, your statement "Tiger, like all of us are on our own" is the only true statement you made. If you don't have Christ in your life then you are most definitely on your own. As for my God, He's not in the clouds but in my heart, and angels don't sit on our shoulder but walk among us every day. As for the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is not here to protect us but to guide and direct us and doesn't float around in the air but resides in our hearts. Sadly, it is your prerogative to believe as you wish and it would take an act of God to change your heart, one that I pray He sees fit to accomplish.

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butler123 04/06/10 - 12:48 pm
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Everyone thinks their

Everyone thinks their religion is the correct one or they wouldn't believe it, duh?

Local Interests
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Local Interests 04/06/10 - 12:58 pm
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butler123: Very to the point.

butler123: Very to the point. Of course, not everyone feels the need to cram their personal beliefs down everyone else's throat like a few of the misguided posters to this article.

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