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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tiger Woods a reflection of your morality

Tiger Woods' current infidelity problems-(the current rumor I have heard is that shortly after his wife's discovery of his sex-texts and subsequent confrontation-she hit him in the face with the club she later took to his car.  Tiger then drove away-crashed-went to hospital-then needed plastic surgery and ended up in a upscale clinic in Phoenix-and that is why he dropped out of golf, he needed time to heal-true or not true I do not know)-seem to pop up in the conversations at work during lunch at least once a break of the midday fast.

One of the common themes is a observation that notes that if you were in Tiger's position (Rich, young, famous) you would have made the same decisions Tiger made, if not whored to even a greater extent than he.

While I have to make two caveats.  The first is I have never been in Tigers position so I really do not know what it is like and second, I have a basic understanding of how difficult it would be holding back when everyone and anyone is throwing themselves at you.

That said I find it interesting that the above observation is not really statement of incite into Tiger Woods current situation but rather a brief manifesto of your own personal morality.  What they are really saying is I could not stay faithful to my wife/husband if sex was always available.   There have been a few of my friends that have championed the opposite view that Tiger's conduct was revolting are the men and women that have a higher moral standing.

It is not to say that the moral proponents would not fail when tempted but sexual immorality is a choice not a forgone conclusion.  You can and should resist-adding women and men in between your marriage partner and yourself.  You can say no and if you could not believe Tiger could ever be able to say no when he was in his position maybe you should stop thinking about Tiger's moral conduct and refocus on your own.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

1 comment:

Slamdunk said...

I agree.

It is easy to take someone else's troubles and talk of how lousy he/she is, but it requires efffort to reflect on those problems in terms of one's own life and try to learn something from it.