I’m one of those people who can start researching one thing on the web and then I end up somewhere completely different and wonder how I got there. I found this video at You Tube. I don’t usually get into the religious stuff as much, but Oprah’s endorsement of Obama and recent ties with The Secret garbage and Eckhart Tolle have grabbed my attention. I watched Oprah years ago, when her shows were more inane and served as a good back drop for getting my homework done. But she just gets more dangerous as she gets more power. This video reveals just a sliver of all the crap that Oprah is trying to feed the women of this country. Quotes such as, “God isn’t something to believe, God IS” and “God is a feeling experience, not a believing experience” reveal how far she has fallen from her Baptist upbringing. Now I agree that we are not to be broken up into all these denominations and their various rituals. But unlike Oprah who walked away from God because of her disagreements, I walked away from my denomination and realized that the Church is not a building and that Christians are not always a great visual of who God is and that liturgies and confessions are not true expressions of faith. And if God is a “feeling experience” we are in trouble because there are so many times that I don’t “feel” God. Jesus himself said in John to the disciple known as Doubting Thomas, “Because you have seen me you believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Message to Oprah, that’s faith my dear, not a feeling. Oprah should be losing ratings, but not because she endorses Obama. These heretical, anti-christ teachings coming from her “church” should be turning multitudes away. Unfortunately, the American Christian church is going the way of the Republic – down the drain.
UPDATE: I decided to look more into this Eckhart Tolle guy and found an interview with him at unityonline.org with their Unity Village. I managed to suffer through 15 minutes and finally had to shut it down because the guy was putting me to sleep which is not conducive to understanding the gobblygook he is shilling out. He sounds like every other New Ager teacher out there using flowery, empty language – reminds me of Obama. Eckhart said that Jesus said that the Kingdom of Heaven doesn’t come with signs to be perceived. Oh really? Don’t suppose he has a reference for that. You see, he didn’t give one and that is because he made it up. Jesus continuously taught throughout the New Testament to watch for the signs of the end times, so that we would be prepared when the Kingdom of Heaven along with His return would be coming.
I decided to skip to a question and answer time after the interview where Tolle was no longer present, but instead there was a panel of three Unity pastors. Reverend Robert Brumet was answering a question about how Tolle’s teachings relate to Unity teachings and he said, “I think the biggest relationship is that they come from the same source that the Unity teachings do.” Hmm..could it be Satan? (Imagine Dana Carvey’s Church Lady persona.)
I lifted this from Eckhart Tolle’s website where he answers questions to reveal what he thinks about the Bible:
I have been wanting to ask you this for months- What are your thoughts on the New Testament? It appears that you believe certain parts were add-ons, or apart from the essence of the teaching. Are there any parts in particular? And why?
The New Testament contains deep spiritual truth as well as distortions. Those distortions are of two kinds. Some are due to a misunderstanding of Jesus’ teaching, others arose because people had an agenda (wanting to fit Jesus into their preconceived notions, wanting to make converts etc.). At some point, if there is another book, I may write about this in more detail. But you can find all this out for yourself. When you are present, you access your inner knowing and you will sense what is true and what was added on or distorted.
I think that’s all that needs to be said on that.