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Tiger Woods asks the world to forgive his infidelities, Feb.19.

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Le Journal de Montreal, Canada

Sacred Bonds Tiger Sought to Preserve Weren't of Marriage

 

"It wasn't the sacred bonds of marriage that were at issue. It was the sacred bonds of the contracts he signed with Nike, Gatorade and Gillette. This is what he was attempting to save! ... You make a fool of yourself and soil the reputation of our brand? Bye bye, our marriage is annulled."

 

By Richard Martineau

 

Translated By Lisa Cabral

 

February 21, 2010

 

Canada - Le Journal de Quebec - Original Article (French)

While Tiger Woods attends a clinic for sex addicts in Mississippi, his former girlfriends have become sought-after TV personalities around the world. Above, Cori Rist makes an appearance on 'Chiambretti night' TV show in Italy.

 

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In communist China, citizens suspected of having criticized Mao were paraded in public with signs hanging around their necks listing the crimes they had committed.

 

In the USSR, enemies of the revolution had to beg for forgiveness from the people after a rigged trial before being sent to the gulag.

 

And in the Middle East, the enemies of Islam must disclose their crimes in front of the cameras before having their throats cut like animals.

 

In the United States, you can criticize the system with as much virulence as you like and no one bears a grudge. To the contrary: they salute your freedom of thought. But if you're ever caught red-handed in the midst of martial infidelity, you'll be obliged to parade yourself before the cameras, beg for the forgiveness of your wife and sob on Oprahs shoulder.

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It has happened to some politicians, it has happened to some movie stars. And now it's happened to Tiger Woods.

 

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In any case, it's a bizarre country. They elevate serial killers to the rank of superstars but treat errant husbands as if they were criminals. As if there were no worse abomination than betraying the sacred bonds of marriage.

 

All of this is surely tied to Protestantism. In effect, among Protestants, there is neither clergy nor the Vatican. The most important institution is the community. It isn't the Church that takes care of the poor, its the community.

 

Along the same lines, when you have erred, you don't confess your sins to a priest behind a closed door. You ask for forgiveness from your community.

 

It's the community that will judge you and decide whether or not you deserve a second chance.

 

Yesterday on my blog, I was saying that it was still surreal to see Tiger Woods expiate for his sins in this fashion. After all, he didnt kill anyone as far as I know!

 

But it wasnt Tiger Woods who spoke," a reader, Gilles Ouellette, responded to me. "It was Tiger Woods Inc. This was a public relations exercise to save his brand This is the best explanation that I've read of the affair. The guy didn't ask his wife for forgiveness (she wasn't even present at the press conference). He was asking for forgiveness from his sponsors.

 

It wasn't the sacred bonds of marriage that were at issue. It was the sacred bonds of the contracts he signed with Nike, Gatorade and Gillette. This is what he was attempting to save!

 

When two people marry, they are united "for better or for worse. But when a company agrees to associate itself with a personality, its only "for better."

 

You make a fool of yourself and soil the reputation of our brand? Bye bye, our marriage is annulled. You take your blows, pick up your bags and leave camp.

 

The specialists say, to get out of a sand trap, dont hit too hard. You have to go about it with grace and calm. That's what Tiger did Friday. He proved he has the credentials to get out of a trap. Say what you will, but the taskmasters know how to put sinners on the right path.

 

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