Oprah and universal truth

What Oprah’s “New Age’ church comes down to is that there are no absolute truths other than the absolute truth that man can define truth anyway she wants.

The Church of Oprah Exposed: Are all religions really the same? – CWN

Have you seen the YouTube clip about Oprah’s Church? Thousands have been viewing it (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW4LLwkgmqA). No real surprises in her opinions. It’s the old idea that religions are the same and there are many paths that lead to God. She also romanticizes the notion that God can be whatever you want him/her/it to be. She celebrates the full sweep of isms. She blends everything into one big mush of warm fuzzies and group hugs for all! Why do people embrace this stuff? I’ve written about this way of thinking (or, not thinking) before. Here are some of my thoughts:

A remarkable trend has developed in our nation over the past several decades. We have moved from respect for the diverse and multicultural makeup of society (which is important), to an insistence that all religions representing this diversity be treated as equally true. What drives this idea? Is it fear of the religious imperialism our Founding Fathers rejected? Certainly the alternative should not be a type of tolerance which does not allow true rational debate. This is not what the Fathers had in mind.

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 Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.


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