Seven Last Sayings: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
April 2, 2010
If you’ve watched the news much in the last couple of months, you’ve probably heard way more than you ever wanted to hear about golfer Tiger Woods and his multiple infidelities. It’s all a big sordid mess, to be sure.
Back in January, a news commentator named Brit Hume was on a roundtable talk show on television and the question was asked whether he thought Tiger would be able to make a comeback. The question was really about the terrible PR scandal aspect of his behavior and his career as a pro golfer, but Brit Hume made these provocative comments:
“Tiger Woods will recover as a golfer. Whether he can recover as a person I think is a very open question, and it's a tragic situation for him. I think he's lost his family, it's not clear to me if he'll be able to have a relationship with his children, but the Tiger Woods that emerges once the news value dies out of this scandal -- the extent to which he can recover -- seems to me to depend on his faith. He's said to be a Buddhist; I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.'"