Oprah's New Religion

Saw this on Ben Arment's blog. The influence of Oprah in this country shouldn't be underestimated. I hope this makes Christian women (and I guess some men) think twice before giving her too much say into their lives.

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."