The Church of Oprah
Posted by thecanvasgrey on April 25, 2008
If you haven’t seen this yet, it is worth a peek.
I’m going to discuss the content of what Oprah and Tolle are talking about and the “new age” religion (and that is what it will become despite other intentions).
People who do so well for themselves in “this world” terms have a very difficult time dealing with it. Winfrey has looked to Tolle (for now) because he is telling her what she wants to hear or believe…or feel (whatever term they want to use).
It is difficult for people like Tolle and Winfrey to imagine that this in itself is ideology and easily could produce a “religion.” They are searching and believe they’ve found the “answer” to it all.
My questions; What if an inner spirit wants to be negative, hurt people, hurt the people who support the church of Oprah for example. Is that okay if the inner self wants to do negative works or negative things? This is where it comes back to “I Universe” junk or new age “that I am in control of everything around me” and in my life. WHAT?
I’m sure we don’t all believe the same even if we all went to the same church, synagogue, temple, mosque, cathedral, etc. Since we all have free-will and make a choice to either listen or ignore God then YES, we do make our own beds in many ways; however one cannot control the missed path of another who decides to drink and then drive their vehicle into an innocent. THAT certainly didn’t get planned in most days; it is a consequence of an action.
Which brings me to something else…we are NOT machines. It seems that scientists, physicists, mathematicians, even some physicians try to break humans down into these systematic beings. Some I’ve heard think at some point we will be able to describe and explain everything through math and physics. HAAAAAAAA! Got to laugh at that one. Because just when they get things so figured out…BAM! They discover something they never saw or considered before.
I’m all for trying to understand things and learning, discovering with awe and wonder, not with pompous, self-important, effacing purpose.
The truth is no one knows. We believe we know, we feel we know, we think we know, we have faith but we don’t know.