Washington Post columnist Tom Shales’ recent article on Brit Hume’s comments is a shining example of exactly what is wrong with a liberal minded culture.
Liberals in general, have been stuffing our nation’s youth with the False idea that absolute Truths do not exist. Perhaps Mr. Shales is just another “victim” of such a crappy education? I doubt it. God’s sheep hear His voice, those who have another father, do not.
Tom Shales writes – “Noting that Woods has referred to himself as a Buddhist, Hume knocked his fellow "Fox News" panelists for mortified loops when he dissed about half a billion Buddhists on the planet with the remark, "I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith."
It sounded a little like one of those Verizon vs. AT&T commercials -- our brand is better than your brand -- except that Hume was comparing two of the world's great religions, not a couple of greedy communications conglomerates. Further, is it really his job to run around trying to drum up new business? He doesn't really have the authority, does he, unless one believes that every Christian by mandate must proselytize?
1. Either Christianity is True or it is not. Yes, “one brand” is True and the other is False.
2. Yes, it is every believers “job” to tell others about Jesus Christ. To do otherwise, would be like watching a man burn while holding a perfectly functioning fire hose.
3. Yes, a believer does have the authority and commission to “proselytize.” That authority, by the way, comes from our creator.
What is most ironic, if not moronic, is Tom Shales’ entire column is his own attempt to “proselytize” his readers to think like him; specifically convince us that all faiths are True, and the similarities in one’s faith are more important than the differences. You will please notice, he does NOT tell his readers why his view would be more logical or more reasonable. It is, as he states, just plain wrong to offend a "majority" or large number of folks, by telling them what they believe is untrue.
If what I believed was false and had eternal consequences, I'd want to know, and not a small number of Buddhists have as well. They are now believers - in the Truth (Christians).
Tom Shales demands an apology from a man who spoke the Truth – why? If Christianity is false, if Jesus Christ was not God in flesh and God’s word is not absolute truth – give us the reason why, and why we should believe you - Mr. Shales.
Tom Shales knows very well he is unqualified for such an endeavor – by the mere fact he would have to explain away two-thousand years of history. Both Jesus’ followers and His enemies attest to the fact the tomb was empty, is just one tiny obstacle.
You see, Christianity is the only faith that is True; history, science, and archaeological evidence keep giving men more and more evidence. I ask you - how much evidence do you need?
Indeed – there is something about that name “Jesus”! In fact, the Tom Shales of the world, their very own reaction, is what Jesus Christ said it would be – unbelief.
...and that my dear reader is why folks go to hell for eternity, not a lack of reasonable logical evidence!