Oprah's New Religion
Oprah has skyrocketed the career of another author on her book club. But this endorsement is a bit heart-wrenching. She's taking her fans through a year-long "Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Each day, her book club site features a different lesson on this essentially new religion. Here are some quotes from this book:
- "There is no sin."
- "A slain Christ has no meaning."
- "The journey to the cross should be the last ' useless journey."
- "Do not make the pathetic error of 'clinging to the old rugged cross."
- "The name of Jesus Christ as such is but a symbol... It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray."
- "The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself."
- "The Atonement is the final lesson he [man] need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation."