Skip to comments.Tiger Saves Awkward Moment (Man asks Woods "Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?")
Posted on 10/18/2006 9:25:27 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
IGER Woods got ambushed by an evangelical guest of Nike on Oct. 9 during an exclusive golf outing for top business and entertainment executives.
"During the lunch, there was a Q&A session with Woods, and most people were asking about their swings or golf questions," our source said. "Until some guy - a guest of Nike - stood up and said, 'Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? And if not, prayfully, would you?' " The source added, "You could have heard a pin drop. People were mortified.
But Tiger was as unflappable as he is on the golf course and responded, 'My father was a Christian - of course Christianity was part of my life - but my mother is Asian and Buddhism was also part of my childhood, so I practice both faiths respectfully.' "
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Thanks ... for forcing me to go open a dictionary.
But you agree it was the right word to use, yes? :-)
It's pronounced like "ghost" with a 'che' in the end. Now you can impress all your friends.
Simply not possible.
"I practice both faiths respectfully"= "No, I am not a Christian. Next question?"
'No, I can't,' he said. 'Buddha was not a Christian but Jesus would've made a good Buddhist.'"
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Conversation with the Devil
So he is not a Christian.
I have a problem with Christians grandstanding like this. You don't do this in front of other people in an effort to shame the target into awkwardly accepting Christ. It's not a true conversion.
This Christian man needs his head examined.
It is utterly gauche, as an apparently invited guest, to ask such a personal question in public. Tiger's religious beliefs are his own. People who like to intrude on anyone's inner life are gauche. And rude.
*Shrug* He's a public figure.
Presumably your quote is supposedly the Devil's response...if so, it simply is irrational (not that I expect that rationality was your point).
Agreed. Probably the most tactfully he could answer the question, though. I think Rush mentioned the other day that people like Tiger don't talk about political views to avoid offending people and becoming controversial. And when you think about it, it's nice to have some people who don't seem to be one side or the other. Not moderate, just publically apolitical.
BS. He's a fellow human being. Questions like that are soul-personal.
The questioner was an ass.
I think you are being too kind.
I think you're right! :-)
I agree with you...it was a very poorly done. And, for the record, I don't think Mr. Wood's response was intended to be flip or evasive. I doubt he understands what being a Christian is. He's got quite a bit of company as it's widely misunderstood.
He sounds like a typical NorthEastern Lib to me.
Religion is worn as an accesory.
Genuine belief in God is a view that is met with contempt in the NorthEast.
The Nike invitee probably just lost his/her invitation to future events.. Rightfully so.
If you ask someone what religion they are and they start their answer with "my mother is" or "my father was", you can bet that they have no religion.
Yeah, I gotta agree. I'm sure the questioner meant well, but we all know what the road to hell is paved with. Maybe next time he gets such an urge he'll bite his tongue.
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