Perhaps not much better textbook illustration of proselytizing could be had than the following statement:
The Tiger Woods that emerges, once the news value dies out of this scandal, the extent to which he can recover, it seems to me, rests on his faith. He's said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be, "Tiger, turn your faith, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.What was Brit Hume doing here?
He was trying to convert someone to his own religion. Definition number one of proselytizing.
He was trying to convert someone from one religion to another. Definition number 1Ae of proselytizing.
He was trying to spread the gospel, make converts, or bring someone into the fold. Definition 1B of proselytizing.
He was trying to convert someone from a different doctrine, cause or faith to another. Definition number two of proselytizing.
He was trying to espouse his own doctrine.Definition number three of proselytizing.
That pretty much covers all the bases.
So what did Brit Hume have to say about it?
He said he wasn't proselytizing. And this is not a blog you are reading. It is a Martian alien space ray death star morphed into your screen to make it look like a blog.Which would be true, if you were suddenly a character in a really bad sci fi movie looking at a computer screen posing Martian alien space ray death star.
And the fact that Hume was not proselytizing, might also be true, in that same bad movie. Or maybe just on Fox.