Saturday, August 23, 2008

Oprah Winfrey is in danger and everything in me is screaming "NO!"

Today I watched a YouTube video in which Oprah is asked how her spiritual beliefs are reconciled with Christianity. I enjoyed that video, and was very interested to find the parallels between her journey and mine, right down to the age at which she began to question. Questioning is a great failure in the eyes of the Christians I grew up with (and as), but in truth it is the beginning of the journey of discovery. I'll embed the video below, so you can see it if you are interested, though this is not the main point of my story.

As usual with Youtube videos, there were other related videos listed on the screen. I watched "Warning to Oprah Winfrey" by some new covenant pastor. He was all friendly and nice, but hard line of course. Then came the clanger - "New Age Oprah - World's Most Dangerous Woman". This video I didn't even watch all the way through, for it epitomizes the attitude and energy of the patriarchal, old and entrenched religious viewpoints, that whole feeling of hatred and antipathy towards anyone who does not follow their lead, their doctrine, their control. You can see this attitude in any hard-line church, not just Christian ones, but the underlying feeling is the same - do as we tell you or you will suffer, and if you are a woman, well, so much the worse for you. I will not link to this video here.

Several seconds into this video, I was on my knees on the floor howling in grief, for I could feel how they hate Oprah. These are the sorts of people who bomb abortion clinics and who torment pure souls in the name of God, who make sure that anyone who falls within their reach is severed from their connection with God as soon as possible, so that they are easy prey for their control.

I howled for Oprah, and for my desire for her to be safe. She is standing tall, doing what she can to bring the new energy to this world which so desperately is crying out for it. I want Oprah to be safe. I want her to bring her part of the new energy to those who need it.

If there is anything I can do to help her with this, I will! I pledge this now, with all my being and all the power and energy of who I AM.


Rev. Don Spitz said...

You seem to imply there is something wrong if a babykilling abortion mill is burned or bomb. Which do you prefer, a pile of bricks or a pile of dead babies? Innocent unborn babies deserve to be protected just as born children deserve to be protected. You would have no problem protecting born children if they were about to be murdered.
SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

CarolW44 said...

Rev Spitz, I agree with Oprah on this, that Jesus came here to show us a better way to live as humans. I don't think he came here to build a structure to give people like you power over others.

Why would anyone who believes in a loving God believe in hell simultaneously? Any child could tell you (unless you've broken it's connection with the divine by now) that this is very, very wrong.

Carol King said...

Carol, you are soooo right, your post reminds me of when I first learned about 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne. I went online to read some reviews and the most passionate, hate driven reviews came from so called 'christian' sites, and I wandered how they could in one breath preach the word of God and in another direct such deep hatred towards another human being who's only crime (if indeed a crime has been committed) is having a different opinion to them.

Oprah unfortunately is suffering the same condemnation as Ms Byrne we must pray for them and direct stong positive thoughts to them because I am sure you already know that,

"Great Spirits Have Always Encounter Violent Opposition From Mediocre Minds"

Great post have a blessed day.

CarolW44 said...

Hi Carol, thank you for your comment, and for "getting" what I mean! I love your "Inspired Living" blog.