It was bound to happen: Two of the world’s leading apostates have come together to attempt to multiply the impact of their God-less and destructive, yet beguiling and popular, philosophies.
Joel Osteen, the Texas-based preacher and author who heads up America’s largest “church” congregation, recently
joined Oprah Winfrey in preaching New Age nonsense on her show on OWN, her ratings-troubled TV network.
The two have come to their partnership from somewhat different directions. Head of Lakewood Church and a bestselling author, Osteen long has preached his own form of the prosperity gospel which teaches that we, as individuals, are ultimately capable of creating our own happiness and success – a Christ-less road that is focused on material success.
Oprah, meanwhile, has long dealt in spirituality. And while she’ll call herself a “Christian” from time to time, all she actually has done is promote one form of New Age spirituality after another. When she held forth at Yankee Stadium in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001, it was as if Oprah Winfrey was America’s true spiritual leader.
As detailed recently on the web site Beginningandend.com, Winfrey and Osteen have gotten together to back the thinking in The Secret, the best-selling book that proposed what it called The Law of Attraction. It’s an occult technique that involves visualizing a goal, focusing on it and behaving as if you’ve already achieved it, and thereby “attracting” it to reality.
There’s also a heavy dose of self-esteem-boosting claptrap that leaves no room for worshipping God nor for a relationship with candian pharmacies viagra Jesus Christ:
“All good things are your birthright!” writes the author of The Secret, Rhonda Byrne. “You are the creator of you, and the law of attraction is your magnificent tool to create whatever you want in your life. Welcome to the magic of life, and the magnificence of you!”
Or, as in the case of Osteen and Winfrey’s dark alliance, “Welcome to the broad and wrong path to destruction!”