Blessed Are the Persecuted

Mark Joseph at the Huffington Post writes a post in defense of Brit Hume’s call for Tiger Woods to turn from Buddhism to Christianity.

Here’s another video of Hume, this time on the O’Reilly Factor.  In this video, Hume says, “I don’t mean for this to be a pun, but when you speak the name of Jesus Christ, all hell breaks loose.”


2 replies on “Blessed Are the Persecuted”

The idea that criticizing a newscaster for a clumsy attempt at proselytizing is an utter embarrassment to all the Christians around the world facing ACTUAL persecution.

Here in the US, you say something, you can expect people to take issue with it, particularly when you’re claiming that your religion is superior to someone elses. If someone wants to make that argument, then how can it be wrong for other people to argue back? Hume claiming he’s being persecuted for promoting Christianity is as silly as Buddhists who would claim that Hume is persecuting them.


I would be careful there Drew. ANY KIND of persecution is ACTUAL persecution. There are levels, to be sure. But whether it’s 40 lashes on the back or hate email, it’s still persecution.

2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Whoever desires to live a godly life in Christ Jesus WILL BE persecuted.” It never says it has to be martyrdom.

And by the way, I would also be careful with saying that Hume had a “clumsy attempt at proselytizing.” Saying, “I believe Jesus Christ has something to offer Tiger Woods that Tiger Woods desperately needs” doesn’t seeming clumsy to me.


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