Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Intolerance of Brit Hume

Much is being said about the intolerance of Brit Hume. This past Sunday, the Fox News analyst gave Tiger Woods a little advice. Nothing too radical, just "Hey Tiger, you really screwed up and I believe the Christian faith may offer you a little peace of mind, and a chance at redemption!"

Now everybody from the Huffington Post to Jon Stewart is all over Hume.

Sorry, but I don't see it.

Its not like Hume was slamming his fist on the table like some backwoods Alabama snake-charmer. He wasn't licking his chops at the thought of another conversion notch in his belt.

The left likes to ramble on about the Crusades and the Inquisition, conveniently forgetting  that the Christian faith was widely responsible for the abolition of slavery in America and that many of our greatest scientific minds were people of faith.

To give equal time, the right likes to paint America as a "Christian Nation", when most of the founding fathers were actually Deists. Which is just to say they believed in a Creator but not necessarily the God of the Holy Bible.

And then there's state-sponsored atheism of the Soviet variety, which was directly responsible for Joseph Stalin's murderous rampage through the Russian population, killing approximately 20,000,000 people.

Brit Hume's only crime was actually professing a belief in something greater than himself that did not include Mother Nature. He just gave Tiger a little advice. Something he can probably use right now.

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