The name of Jesus Christ was recently on the tongue of one of the world's most famous Buddhists, Tiger Woods.
The champion golfer had just stretched his long arms and readied his powerful shoulders for what he hoped would be a Tiger-classic shot on the 18th hole at the British Open.
His mind was riveted on the ball, and perhaps Tiger was envisioning its trajectory into the hole when his eardrums were suddenly assaulted by batteries of clicking cameras. The vision died in the bombardment, concentration was vaporized, his shoulders sagged and arms dropped in mid-swing.
A frustrated Tiger shouted at the photographers the name two billion people worldwide honor as the most sacred sound that can come from human speech. Tiger was not proclaiming the name, but, consciously or not, he was profaning it.