Need some thoughtful response to Brit Hume’s expressions of concern for Tiger Woods? Something more than typical knee-jerk reactions? Michael Gerson’s column in The Washington Post, (Brit Hume’s Tiger Woods remarks shine light on true intolerance, 1-8-2010), is the place to go.
“Attacking Christian religious exclusivity is to attack nearly every vital religious tradition. It is not a scandal to believers that others hold differing beliefs. It is only a scandal to those offended by all belief.” (Gerson)
“True tolerance consists in engaging deep disagreements respectfully — through persuasion — not in banning certain categories of argument and belief from public debate” (Gerson).
For Hume’s comments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVjuO5v5Cts
To read Gerson’s column:
My letter to the editor in response:
Michael Gerson’s piece, Brit Hume’s Tiger Woods remarks shine light on true intolerance, 1-8-2010, was brilliant! Nice to see it on the left side of the editorial section. Critics of Brit Hume’s comments about faith in Jesus Christ probably consider themselves to be open-minded. But, as Gerson masterfully displays, they actually foreclose on the very open-mindedness they profess. And the plot thickens as their fierce intolerance of Hume’s thoughtful expression is offered in the name of tolerance. The fundamentalistic dogmatism belongs not to Hume, but to the angry tirades against him for sharing his faith.
Millersville Bible Church
58 West Frederick Street
Millersville, PA. 17551