Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Drumbeat of Triumphalism

The Tiger Woods saga took a new twist this past week when religion was thrown "into the mix". I found this article insightful:

'My God is bigger, badder than your God'
"'My God beats yours.' That's the essential message of triumphalism.
You can hear its marching band tooting along as various commentators parade across the airways and Internet debating which is the one true faith that can rescue Tiger Woods' reputation. The current drum major is Brit Hume, appearing at microphones daily to repeat his call to Tiger to turn to Jesus and Hume's own religion. It's one thing, however to testify to the peace, wisdom, joy and comfort your particular faith has given you. It's another to trash talk others' path to spiritual truth and a life of goodness beyond the so-called good life. No religion or atheist philosophy offers cover for serial adultery. There might be many paths to moral and social restoration for the wayward golfer -- and spiritual restoration as well, if Tiger hungers for that."

The entire article:

"As this cycle continues downward, it will be important to know what you believe in. You will be challenged to stand up for what you believe in whatever that is."
Random Roving - November 6, 2009

"Keep an eye out for increased religious conflict though."
Random Roving - January 1, 2010

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