He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.
For the record, adultery is a sin, and the lifestyle that Tiger Woods has led is deplorable. Yesterday you could not get away from the news barrage about his long awaited apology. Quite frankly though, IMHO, an apology to the public was not needed. Besides, I think it’s only a PR ploy to help him start rebuilding the damaged Tiger Woods brand.
Recall when Pharoah acknowledged his sin to Moses:
“Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.” – Exodus 10:16 (King James Version)
He confessed his sin to those whom he had sinned against, namely, God first and the children of Israel second. Likewise, when Joseph was tempted by the wife of Potiphar, the basis for his refusal was that he would not sin against God or against his master Potiphar.
But he refused and said to his master’s wife, ‘Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand. There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” – Genesis 39:8-9 (New King James Version)
So, the only ones that Tiger needs to apologize to are God and his family. He has sinned against God, against his wife and against his children. Whether or not you believe his well-publicized apology was sincere or not doesn’t matter – there is no need for him to apologize to you. And if you think that he should be punished, believe me, we reap what we sow and the justice of God will prevail (see God and Karma). Just be careful though, and remember, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at him first.”
Do you agree?