From my morning paper:
Re: Bill O’Reilly’s Jan. 9 column, “Brit, Tiger, Buddha and good intentions”:
O’Reilly tries to provide cover for the silly and unprofessional urging by Brit Hume that “Tiger turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.”
A supposed journalist advocating such simplistic religious conversion is an example of why Fox News is not a real news organization but a propaganda network. Turning to Jesus is the traditional Republican get-out-of-jail-free card and now, according to Hume, it makes you a hero!
Christianity is the most manipulated religion in history demonstrated by the many factions, cults and denominations it has produced. It has been successfully interpreted to serve just about anyone’s needs, from justifying slavery to the right wing’s ability to completely ignore the primary doctrine of you are your brother’s keeper.
I am willing to bet Hume is opposed to universal healthcare, and I would like to see him square that with the philosophies and teachings of Jesus.
This is just another example of the hypocrisy of the religious right wing. It has no interest in the heart and soul and meaning of Christianity. It is just a doctrine the right wing uses to advance its philosophies so it can call anyone who opposes this point of view an enemy of God, much like al-Qaida.