‘Group’ loyalty is almost always associated with disparagement with other groups (football being case in point – most religion another, of course).
I mentioned this earlier today in a comment on Simon's blog in relation to his points on the online 'echo chamber'
'I’m more interested in is an unwillingness to engage with alternative viewpoints. Through our emails, RSS feeds, Twitter streams and selections of articles to click through, we are self-selecting the news and views we read. We lack balance and nuance in our understanding of issues. This can in turn lead to close mindedness.'
One thing leads to another and I stumbled upon the above clip from Fox News on the Tiger Woods kerfuffle.
'Buddhism is inferior to Christianity when it comes to forgiveness of sins'
So says Fox News pundit Brit Hume.
His 'advice' for Tiger Woods is that he should turn his back on Buddhism and become a Christian to be forgiven for cheating on his wife.
Interestingly enough the Sanskrit (classic language of Indian Buddhist texts) word for tiger is in fact Vyaghra, ie Viagra.
'...the tiger is believed to have multiple powers that range from producing rain to fighting dragons, healing the sick and banishing children’s nightmares.'
These are the value adds of course.