Friday, January 22, 2010

Christians Who Give Jesus a Bad Name

I am just catching up on this month's episodes of The Daily Show on Hulu and saw a clip of Brit Hume talking about Tiger Woods several weeks ago. He made the comment that Tiger is a Buddhist and Brit isn't sure that Buddhism offers the forgiveness that Christianity offers.

Brit, sweetheart, you are a journalist. LOOK IT THE FUCK UP! The only reason you don't know if Buddhism offers forgiveness is because you choose to remain ignorant about faiths other than your own.

The next day when he was being interviewed by Bill O'Reilly, Brit said that the mention of Jesus name causes all Hell to break loose. It isn't the mention of His name. It is your insistence that everyone must believe in Jesus as the son of God and that they must believe in Him the same way you do. I believe in Jesus and I'm kind of offended on His behalf. Nobody gives Him a bad wrap like his followers.

It makes me think of one of my favorite hymns. "They will know we are Christians by our love." Not "They will know we are Christians because we will tell them and then badger them until they are too." Perhaps Christianity and Jesus will be taken more seriously by others when Christians who are in the public eye begin to act their faith.