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January 03, 2010


That's great. Thanks for posting this.

Hoorah Brit. Those are the kind of remarks that make the Christian heart soar especially when heard on national TV!

I made the mistake of reading about 30 of the comments on You Tube regarding this segment. The hatred toward Brit's message is palpable, and only matched by the desperate ignorance of basic Christian beliefs. Very discouraging on one hand, but on the other it confirms what the Bible says about the world's response to the Gospel, as well as pointing out the need for apologetic ministries like STR.

What does Hume mean by redemption? Since he separated it from forgiveness of sins, I am curious what it is.

I think only Brit could give you an answer to the question "What does HE mean..."

But there are several notions to consider, all of which are tangent discussions to the main idea that a well-known newsman took the story into a place news stories don't go today. Brit treated Tiger as a real person. The other guy after him (forget his name)was typical insofar that his comment was superficial, distant, and impersonal: Oh-well- another-scandal-sure-glad-it-ain't-me-pass-the-beer-nuts mentality. Fact is, he didn't seem to care. Brit did.

As far redemption / forgiveness. Forgiveness is the ingredient for redemption. Forgiveness is the prerequisite.

One thing to remember is the world promises redemption all the time...it just doesn't forgive. Which means the world's "promise" is a charade...a lie. There is a reason Christ is also called "Deliverer."

You Tube commenters are notoriously cruel and bigoted; I would never take what they post seriously, since so much of it exists to arouse anger, and not to enlighten.

I thought what Mr. Hume did was charming and loving at the same time.

The remedy is repentance and redemption, not the elimination of desire (in Buddhist terms).

Brit Hume's statement was clear, compassionate, courageous, and Christian. He packed a lot into that sound byte. What a great example of what it means to be an ambassador for Christ in one's vocation. May his tribe increase! Thanks, Melinda, for drawing this to our attention. Great post.

My wife and I Tivo Special Report and that's the only FOX show we watch regularly. We both thought is was too soon for that puppy Bret Baier to replace the old dog Brit Hume. You can have O'Reilly and Hannity. Brit gave me substance.

Thanks Melinda for making mention of it before the rest of the nation picked up on it and they have.Funny thing is the regular audio podcast of Fox News Sunday has yet to be posted.saw it via DVR last night.Miss seeing Brit everyday also.Bret does a good job..

It is interesting you have posted this. I gave you credit for leading me to the story of unearthing Biblical Nazareth. However, I also have a story on this in my que.
I recently left a comment stating I was going to write a piece on Nazareth, so, that get's posted. But, the Tiger Woods, Hume article will be up in the morning. I have a flag on it, so I have to post it. The Nazareth story will be up at 2:30am.

Hume's follow-up comments on the O'Reilly Factor last night were equally profound...if not moreso. They even talked about the ire raised when the name of Jesus Christ is spoken and of the volatility of His name...even though Brit only made mention of "Christianity" in regards to the Woods comment. (Brit reminded us that particular volatility is already made known to us in the Bible. The entire exchange was one of the better TV moments I've seen in recent years.)

It always takes courage to say the name of Christ to a world that hates Him...Bravo Britt you spoke for Christ!!

I'm curious if Brit or really anyone here really knows "the kind of forgiveness and redemption" that Buddhism "offers". Even Richard's comment on "desire" belies ignorance as it is only one of the three kleshas/"poisons" mentioned in Buddhism, and isn't even the central one in te whole of Buddhist thought (not to mention that it is one of the most one-dimensional translations that we have; not technically incorrect, but certainly not very indiciative of the term's meaning).

What have any of you read about Buddhism? Have any of it been from Buddhist writers or published anytime in the last 20 years (the earliest works on Buddhism are notoriously misguided and often make huge mistakes in explicating Buddhist thought, especially on emptiness/shunyata). Whatever may be said about Brit's comments (and everyone elses back patting in relation to it), such a statement made in ignorance doesn't bode well for the integrity of the person making it.

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