The goal of this blog is stimulate a more penetrating conversation at your Shabbat table. Don't read it now - print and share!
OK, let's have the truth (today's first question for your table):
Who - sorry whom - do you prefer:
A. Lance-the-suspected-PED-abusing-teammate-and-journalist-bullying-Tour-de-France-Champ Armstrong or...
B. Lance-the-convicted-and-banned-but-still-bullying Armstrong or....
C. Lance-the-confessed-and-partially-apologetic Armstrong???
D. None of the above?
Perhaps you're waiting for Lance-the-totally-repentant-Mr.-Nice-Guy Armstrong ??
Sorry, if he was truly repentant, he would have looked at the camera and said, "I cheated, it was stupid, I am sorry."
To some, this looked like a staged PR event to save his $100 million brand.
So here's Question 2 for your table:
What do you think? Was his confession real, or no more trustworthy than the cheating that got him here?
And finally, the inevitable Question 3:
What do our answers to Q1 and Q2 say about you and me?
[Soapbox: LA's mistake was not the cheating per se. The cheating was
a symptom of an underlying confusion. He was, and apparently still is,
confused about the definition of greatness. He thought that greatness = looking good, and didn't or doesn't realize that greatness = being good. See Chapter 7 of The Art of Amazement.]
PS - An Onion classic