tiger worship

The recently exposed and well publicized transgressions of Tiger Woods have pushed one of the golf superstar’s most ardent fans to disband a “church” he started [1996] in praise and worship of Woods.

The self-appointed pastor of the “First Church of Tiger Woods” John Ziegler has publically voiced his diapproval of and disgust over the sports icon’s “personal sins.” In Ziegler’s own words, “He is no longer worthy of any special admiration. The events of the past days have revealed Tiger to be a serial adulterer, a blatant liar, and a selfish coward.”

Wow. While I understand this fan’s harsh response, I’ve got to wonder — don’t we set ourselves up for such complete and total disappointment whenever we elevate anyone to such prominent status?  For me, Tiger Woods hasn’t disproven his deity but rather unarguably proven his flawed humanity.

BTW…while Mr. Ziegler readily lists Tiger’s numerous sins on his soon to be defunct website, he fails to mention one sin he might want to consider himself — idolatry. Here’s something we all might do well to consider – are not seflishness and deceit sins present in all our lives?

“Why look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own?”

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