Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Provocative Oprah Thinking


Hmmmmm, I stumbled across this film on You Tube about Oprah and was stunned at the idea, but the more I think about it, the more I realize, she does have impressive power for good or not, and I'm convinced she's aware of that because she is not a dumb woman. So although I don't totally agree with everything that's said here, it brings up a really good point....do you believe something because Oprah says its true and just trust her because well, she's Oprah after all...or is it a good idea to balance what we hear against the Word of God? Because after all, he's God. So here's my thing...if I say that to a person who doesn't believe in God or the Bible to be the Word of God, then, what's stopping them from trusting Oprah or anyone else...could be Neale Donald Walsh for that matter. It's not the person's name that counts here. Its the source. When something can't name its source of power, I tend to get a little uncomfortable. There's only one source...God, Satan has to lie to make people believe he has power. So when reading, I like to be able to balance it by being very clear on naming Jesus as the only source...the "power within" just doesn't cut it for me. Even though I know Jesus is MY power within...if it's not named, I'm not buyin!
What are your thoughts on this controversial video? What does it bring up in you? Are you offended by this guy? And if yes, what is the nature of the offense? Just for the record, I don't think Oprah is the most dangerous woman in the world, I do think she has alot of influence because too many people forget to engage their brain when making decisions. Oprah is deserving of a Saviour too...I think she's just confused.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

I don't know if I am offended by the guy, but why is he so against her? Is HE trying to sell a book? There is so much hate out there. I think he's only making himself look bad. I don't think Oprah is necessarily the most dangerous woman out there, but yes, she is very influential. I just think if everyone prayed for her soul, just think of all the good that would come of that?

Mrs. Sam said...

Well put Jamie, I agree...instead of hating everything, why can't we just love people into heaven? I mean even that guy sounds almost angry and is that the message Christians want to send on National TV? It makes us all look a bit foolish I think...

Jamie said...

Yes, wouldn't that be nice! Love people into heaven...well we can do that by praying, right? I, too, think Oprah is confused or misinformed about religion, but what is his point? Why is he doing this? I think we should speak out about things but only if good is the outcome. He's just going to make people mad.

Thanks Mrs. Sam!