Brit Hume is my lord and savior

Brit Hume is a senior political analyst for Fox News, and one of the network’s three or four most important figures. In a sense, he is their Sam the Eagle. While bulbs like Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly can spout off freely under the guise of “entertainment journalism,” Hume is supposed to be the voice of reason. He is the calm, cool, calculated presence at Fox; the moral equivalent of what Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw were in their heydays.

Hence, the above clip is … uh, what’s the word I’m looking for? Weird? No. Dumb? No. Insane? Not quite.

Ah, yes—pathetic. Incredibly pathetic.

Hey, enjoy your Christianity. Embrace your Christianity. Looove your Christianity. But as Andrew Sullivan wisely suggests, perhaps a Google search for “Buddhism” might help him get the facts straight.

What so-called Christians like Brit Hume eternally fail to grasp is that statements like the one he made ooze irony. How can one major in forgiveness and insist the only route toward forgiveness is via Christ? And, equally important, does Brit Hume thinking spewing his moronic drivel will convince more people to follow his lead? His example? It’s just so, well, stupid.

And wrong.

9 thoughts on “Brit Hume is my lord and savior”

  1. Well, while I agree with your major premise (that it was unprofessional for a news anchor to pass judgment on the faith of Tiger Woods), I have to disagree with your assertions of Buddhism. As I understand it, since Buddhism isn’t a theistic relgion (meaning they don’t believe in a personal god or Gods), there’s no one, spiritually speaking, for a Buddhist to be forgiven by. Furthermore, being forgiven isn’t a goal of a Buddhist; rather, the main purpose of their religious acts are to free themselves from cravings and desires of all kinds. So, not only does he not have anyone to forgive him, I’m not positive that what Tiger did in cheating on his wife is any more or any less negative to his spiritual state than the rest of his earthly desires.

    So, technically speaking, since Christians believe in a personal God who offers forgiveness for personal mistakes, Christianity DOES offer forgiveness in a way Buddhism doesn’t… though to say that is actually a red herring, since an educated Buddhist would seek no such thing.

  2. drew, that only works if one agrees with your premise that one even NEEDS forgiveness from a ficticious being. from my own personal perspective, i feel getting the forgiveness from a real life human being is much more important than convincing yourself that you have forgiven yourself on some imaginary beings behalf.

    i wonder how brit hume feels about suicide and how one cannot enter the gates of heaven (christian rules) when one takes his/her own life… which is what birt humes son did abotu ten years ago.

  3. Jason,

    You assumed my premise. All I did was point out that there is a difference between what Buddhism offers to its followers and what Christianity to its.

    That’s precisely the problem with the ‘every religion is equally valid’ train of thought – that may work if every religion claimed to be for the same purpose as every other one, but that’s not the case.

    And as far as what you say about suicide, you may be thinking of Catholicism, which has its own unique beliefs apart from other forms of Christianity. As I understand it, the Bible (and therefore, many Christians) at no point condemns those who commit suicide to eternal damnation.

  4. drew i stand corrected. i misread your comment before.

    but heres another question, why do protestants (im assuming you are one, since you dont consider catholicism to be christianity) insist catholicism isnt christianity? the term christianity means to follow christ, or a follower of christ. are catholics not followers of christ? (im an atheist w/ a catholic school background that had many friends who were born again protestants in college, much to my annoyance ha). i semi kid. not to sound snarky… i just never heard the reason for that thinking.

  5. and as far as christians view on suicide goes, i guess youre right. there are so many inconsistencies in the bible that you can interpret that yes, suicide is murder and you cant go to reconciliation, or no, suicide is not murder. depends on which day you read the bible, i guess.

  6. Jason,

    I didn’t say Catholicism was not Christianity – I said Catholics have unique beliefs that other Christians do not (suicide being one of those). Therefore, a common mistake is to take their perspective on a topic and assume that they speak for Christendom (which is not unlike assuming all Muslims are radicals who strap bombs to themselves and fly planes into buildings). However, by the definition of ‘followers of Christ,’ Catholics would certainly fit the bill.

    I, personally, do my best to follow Christ in my own life, while helping others who choose to do the same. When you consider the historical and Biblical Jesus, I can’t imagine him debating the finer points of theology or taking potshots at those who disagreed with his perspective; therefore, I try to avoid passing judgment or attacking the views of someone else (though, I will admit that I don’t always live up to this goal), no matter what they believe.

  7. What makes Hume even more pathetic is that he has been married more than once. Yeah, that’s the guy I want marital advice from. He’s a joke.

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