Monday, January 04, 2010

I've always been a fan of Brit Hume

Brit Hume, in my opinion, has ben a transcendent figure in contemporary American Journalism. Not one to have imbibed in the kool-aide, Brit seems to be one whose ethos is fueled by a pursuit of the truth rather than putting forth a story through an agenda-tainted megaphone. Rather than being a Maddow or an Olbermann, or Schneider; Brit seemed to rather to be cut from the same cloth as those like Edward R. Murrow.

Brit Hume's concern for Tiger woods is real and visceral.

There are many right now whose heads are spinning clean off of their necks over Brit Hume's comments. But let's step back for a moment and take a purely objective look at the situation.

First, Mr. Hume wasn't taking a swipe at Buddhists. He did make an inference concerning the nature of Buddhism. Within that belief system, one is basically in a countdown towards absorption into the cosmos. Or, a practical annihilation. There is no hope or promise of redemption/forgiveness in this life.

Christianity however, not only offers the promise of redemption in the life to come, but the promise that in this life, we've been washed clean of our transgressions against the holiness of the Almighty.

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