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Living On Oprah’s Words

I’ve made it clear that I don’t agree with Oprah – about much of anything. When I heard about this story on the radio this morning and I just had to learn more about it:

The Great Commander

Would your life improve if you did everything Oprah told you to? One local woman gives it a shot.

July 10, 2008

Oprah Winfrey loves the turkey burgers at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago restaurant in Palm Beach and thinks everyone should “experience” them. So last week “Lo,” a blogger whose pseudonym is an acronym that stands for Living Oprah, spent an evening sauteing Granny Smith apples, fresh parsley, and celery and blending the mixture with $28 worth of organic turkey meat. “Usually our dinners take about 30 minutes to make,” she says. This one took three hours.

Lo, a 35-year-old actress, writer, and yoga teacher, is trying to do everything Oprah recommends for a whole year. She’s listening to recommendations Oprah makes on her talk show, and gathering others from her Web site and magazine, and keeping track of her project at livingoprah.com. She hopes to get a book out of it, but for now she’s keeping her identity secret, partly to avoid giving the impression that she’s looking for handouts.

So I checked out this lady’s blog about her experiences, and she seems pretty straight forward (click the title to read the entire article). She’s definitely a fan of Oprah’s, and you have to admit – it’s a pretty interesting experiment to see how far someone would go to pledge allegiance to “goddess Oprah” (my words).

So this is how the entire experiment got started:

Living Oprah got its start one day three years ago when Jim came home from work to find Lo, who’s suffered from scoliosis since her early 20s, lying on the floor in pain. Doctors wanted to fuse her spine together. “That’s Western medicine,” Lo says. She began searching for alternatives online and noticed that many holistic methods used the pitch line “As seen on Oprah!” Lo was also noticing how her mother, friends, and yoga students all talked about Oprah as if she were a friend. “Well, Oprah says that we should . . . ” they’d say. Even Lo’s grandmother was in on it, urging Lo to contact Oprah for help with her career. “My grandmother kept telling me for years to get in touch with Oprah. She didn’t understand why I didn’t ask her for help. She seemed to think that was all it took.”

So instead of seeking the Lord for healing – and surrendering to His will no matter what, Lo consulted with goddess Oprah, and the rest is history.

This article got me to thinking – many sheeple parrot the tired line “I’m living on every Word that God put’s in the mouth of my pastor”, or “the man of God speaks into my life as though it’s from the mouth of God”. Many use those excuses as crutches to follow vipers, pimps, pimpettes, and manipulators to the ends of the earth. Instead of running to the Word of God when trouble arises, they run to the Profit and Profitess (don’t worry, I know how I spelled those words) to “get a word”.

At least this lady is following Oprah as an experiment – some sheeple follow their pimps as though their lives depended on it. I can’t help but remember the Words of God given to Jeremiah the prophet:

Jeremiah 17:5-6 (New American Standard Bible)

5Thus says the LORD,
         “(A)Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
         And makes (B)flesh his strength,
         And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
    6“For he will be like a (C)bush in the desert
         And will not see when prosperity comes,
         But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
         A (D)land of salt without inhabitant.

Some of you had better be careful chasing after spiritual imposters like Oprah (or your favorite pulpit pimps), or you’ll end up like a bush dying in the dessert. Cling to the Word of God – not the words of those who claim to speak on His behalf.

“Is Eckhart Tolle A Christian?”

Of course not – and neither is his chief apostle Oprah (but I’ve already covered that).

I’m taking a moment to interupt the conversation on reformed theology in the black community because I read an interesting article from Christianity Today magazine. The article took a closer look at the new-age warlock Tolle from a Christian perspective:

Nothing New

Popular spiritual author and Oprah favorite Eckhart Tolle quotes Jesus a lot. Is he a Christian?

Tolle claims no specific religion and states that his teaching fits with the essence of all spiritual paths. While he quotes freely from Jesus, Buddha, and others, he focuses on the divinity in all beings. “How ‘spiritual’ you are has nothing to do with what you believe but everything to do with your state of consciousness,” he writes in A New Earth.

Click the title to read the article in it’s entirety. James Beverly (the writer) goes on to discuss that although Tolle may quote Christ’s words (even the Devil quoted scripture to Christ, remember Matthew 4:1-11?), he mixes Hinduism, Buddhism, and various tenets of New Age garbage. Come to think of it, maybe this is what attracted Oprah to him in the first place.

Anyway, Beverly closes the article with an interesting observation:

For Tolle, ascribing any unique significance to Jesus of Nazareth is ultimately wrong-headed. The Power of Now states: “Never personalize Christ. Don’t make Christ into a form identity. Avatars, divine mothers, enlightened masters, the very few that are real, are not special as persons.” In Tolle’s system, “Jesus” is little more than a cipher for “awakened consciousness.” The particular God-man Jesus and his saving acts in history are of no concern to Tolle. In fact, Jesus only becomes “the way” when the crucified, risen, and exalted Lord of history is put aside.

 At least Tolle is playing his role well – what else would we expect from someone who can’t accept the Deity of Christ or that He is the Only Begotten Son of God the Father?

Whenever I read of the latest New Age philosophical garbage, I’m reminded of Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill – specifically addressing the “religious philosophers” of his day. Read Acts 17 for the full context, but take a look at the overarching statement:

Acts 17:22-23 (New American Standard Bible)

22 So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of (A)Athens, I observe that you are very (B)religious in all respects.

 23 “For while I was passing through and examining the (C)objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD ‘ Therefore what (D)you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.

And Paul goes on to explain the consequences of mixing God with all other manner of “religion” and philosophy:

Acts 17:30-31 (New American Standard Bible)

30 “Therefore having (A)overlooked (B)the times of ignorance, God is (C)now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,

 31 because He has fixed (D)a day in which (E)He will judge (F)the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has (G)appointed, having furnished proof to all men by (H)raising Him from the dead.”

Yet more evidence that every biblically sound Christian should avoid Oprah…and ANYBODY that she recommends.

It’s Not Obama, Oprah…It’s YOU!

If you’ve arrived at this article by way of Google because you’re a fan of Oprah OR Obama – you might want to keep it moving…

Many have been debating whether or not Oprah Winfrey’s early endorsement of Barak Obama is the reason that her ratings have started slipping.

Conventional wisdom says that Oprah’s top demographic is white women (who overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton) – and they were none too pleased that their goddess betrayed them for (gasp) a Black man!

Take it easy ladies.

In my not-so-humble opinion, Oprah’s ratings are slipping because the more she opens her mouth (and her radio studio) to the false prophets of Baal and the Antichrist spirit, the harder it is for Christians to turn a blind eye and compromise their faith by supporting her.

I can hear the grumbling now…

You’ve crossed the line now, Speaking Truth. You’re ok when you call out the pulpit pimps, but you’re gonna roast in hell for talking about my Oprah!”.

Before you ship me of to Hades, examine the evidence:

  • She stopped going to a baptist church because “God was jealous” of her
  • She is an admirer (dare I say devotee) to that certified nutjob Ekhart Tolle
  • And she’s throwing her considerable clout around to make sure that Tolle poisons the minds of her followers by recommending his trash to her “Book Club”

While all of that apostasy would be enough, Oprah stepped up her false prophetess game and is now pushing the witch Esther Hicks – some nutjob who claims to “channel” Abraham – yeah, that Abraham:

Um, OK.

Let’s all read Leviticus 19:31 together, shall we?:

31‘Do not turn to (A)mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

I guess Oprah really isn’t disobeying God because she doesn’t serve Him anyway.

At the beginning of this “excercise”, Oprah essentially “prophesied” the ratings predicament we see today:

I really don’t think the television audience is ready for this

She got that right…

***hat tip to Independent Conservative for pointing me to witch Esther’s tape***


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