Tiger Woods: Why the Surprise?

As I ponder the allegations of Tiger Woods’ affairs I realize that but for the grace of God there go I. All sorts of pundits, both Christians and non-Christians, have opinions about “Why?”.  I really don’t know since I haven’t talked to Tiger and he hasn’t publicly said.

I have been pondering the various predominant cultural messages that most of us, including Tiger, have heard over and over for so long:

“If it feels good, do it.”

“There are no moral absolutes.”

The politically correct tolerance seems to be “You have no right to tell me that my behavior might be wrong.”

Pornography for the most part is culturally acceptable.

Multiple hookups before marriage are culturally acceptable.

TV shows such as “Desperate Housewives” apparently glamorize extra- marital sex.

For the most part our nation has no-fault divorce which basically means that if you commit adultery in violation of your marriage vows there are no legal consequences.

“You deserve a break today.”

The evolutionary concept of “survival of the fittest” is hammered home continuously.

The idea that we evolved from animals is repeated over and over.

I am not saying what Tiger is alleged to have done is right, but with the overwhelming messages out there, why are we surprised that someone  acts upon them?

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