ronnewmexico wrote:The question is....do you agree that Christianity is the only viable spiritual outlet for Tiger Woods to find "redemption"?.
Thanks for the useable link which does contain the actual video of Britt Hume within it.
And it is quite humerous. I thought it notable perhaps none of the four comics were portraying a Buddhist however. Is Buddhism ready for prime time..perhaps not it seems.
ronnewmexico wrote:A right wing pundit on a American right wing national media outlet(Fox News) has advocated for Christianity in the specific case of Tiger Woods. The golfer is apparently guilty of many transgressions of the marriage vows, with multiple women. Tiger is reportedly a Buddhist. Britt Hume(the pundit) states only through Christainity can Tiger Woods attain forgiveness and redemption.
KeithBC wrote:All religions have essentially the same moral codes. They have different reasons for promoting them, but at a practical level, there is not a lot of difference: don't kill, don't steal, don't commit adultery, etc. They are common because, socially, they are what works.
So changing religions is not going to make a difference to the moral code that the person aspires to. Of course, this point is precisely what right wingers like to lie about: they would have you believe that their brand of religion is the only one with this moral code.
gabrielbranbury wrote:I have no idea what redemption means. Let me look it up...
"serving to offset or compensate for a defect"
Buddhism can permanently rid us of defects. To me that sounds allot better than mere compensation.
So much for Christianity...
Although maybe Christianity isnt using the Websters definition.
In that case I have no way to communicate anything about redemption.
Clueless Git wrote:'Lo Gabriel
When Christians refer to 'redemption' they mean it in relation to redemption of the 'original' sin, against God, committed by Eve in the Garden of Eden.
The only redemption for original sin is by acceptance of the one and only God having sacrificed his one and only son on a cross at Calvary.
That, for the sole reason of it being an exclusively Christian belief, makes, by Christian definition, redemption impossible outside of Christianity.
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