[PAST UPDATES: See Hume on O'Reilly video from evening of Jan 14 here. See how The Daily Show, Don Imus, and others have initially responded, here. Tuesday evening: new radio interview with Hume.]
[JAN 6 UPDATE: CNN's Rick Sanchez gets the Buddhist perspective on Hume's comments from Ethan Nichtern of The Interdependence Project. Click here for our report.]
Okay, I’ve tried to avoid getting into the whole Tiger Woods story. There’s been way too much of it.
But this, via The Raw Story, is just too notable to, um, not note:
“Buddhism is inferior to Christianity when it comes to forgiveness of sins, according to Fox News pundit Brit Hume. Tiger Woods should turn his back on Buddhism and become a Christian to be forgiven for cheating on his wife, Hume told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.”
Click here for the rest. Or watch the video below. (Thanks, Steve Silberman, for the link.)
There’s so much that could be said here. So — what do you think of Hume’s statement?
Comment away! (The commenting has been really been amazing. Thanks, commenters, and please keep it up. Dialogue like this is fascinating.)
(And note that others in the press have now picked up on this story. For example, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Huffington Post and Mediaite. [And lots since, not to mention all the skippers of the Buddhablogosphere.] Will the mainstream media start to look at what Buddhism is, or what it isn’t? Hmmm.)
“Mindful Divorce” judge on Tiger Woods: Buddhism can help (February 20, 2010)