Hume on Religion

Buddhist all agitated over lack of redemption

Buddhist all agitated over lack of redemption

Until now my blog has been proudly 100% Tiger-Woods-free, but I can’t resist quoting Brit Hume as he shares with us his vast knowledge of comparative religion:

The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith. He is 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.”

Yeah! No redemption for sinners in Buddhism! So take that, Ashoka!

In vaguely related news, this paper examines the question of what the other Hume might have known about Buddhism.

5 Responses to Hume on Religion

  1. MBH January 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    My favorite in all this comes from Pat Buchanan.

    Buchanan says that “[Hume] means well.” David Shuster says, “[but he’s] denigrating Buddhism in the process.” Buchanan says, “Well, there are not a lot of Buddhists watching Fox.”

    What’s the saying? “Praxeology without Understanding is empty.”?

    • Roderick January 5, 2010 at 12:08 am #

      Well, there are not a lot of Buddhists watching Fox

      Turns out, lotta Buddhists watching YouTube though.

      • MBH January 5, 2010 at 12:46 am #

        Ahhh… the miracles of new media…

      • MBH January 5, 2010 at 1:01 am #

        Speaking of: have you seen this?

        For whatever reason, Mind and World is easier to understand with his voice in mind while reading.

  2. Charles H. January 5, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    Hume and Buddhism? Talk about Scottish Enlightenment!

    (Yes, I’ve been sitting on that pun for a while now.)

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