it’s all about _________

Hat Tip: Jesus Needs New PR.

Don’t worry you too can choose yourself as the center of your life! And Oprah & Friends Radio is here with a study on ‘A Course in Miracles’ to help you do just that:

Yes, yes I know – I did cherry-pick them, but hey – scrutinize for yourself! It seems pretty amazing how you can talk about God and still put ourselves as the center…. but hey, maybe I’m missing something. Who knows…

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3 responses to “it’s all about _________

  1. Chris,

    I’ve looked through those materials a long time ago when a friend was pushing it on me and I agree with you. It seems incredibly self-centered.

    “Be your own personal Jesus.”
    – Depeche Mode

  2. Yeah what’s interesting is how they somehow integrate God into this picture of “me”:

    Who is the light of the world except God’s Son? This, then, is merely a statement of the truth about yourself. It is the opposite of a statement of pride, of arrogance, or of self-deception. It does not describe the self-concept you have made. It does not refer to any of the characteristics with which you have endowed your idols. It refers to you as you were created by God. It simply states the truth.

    To the ego, today’s idea is the epitome of self-glorification. But the ego does not understand humility, mistaking it for self-debasement. Humility consists of accepting your role in salvation and in taking no other. It is not humility to insist you cannot be the light of the world if that is the function God assigned to you. It is only arrogance that would assert this function cannot be for you, and arrogance is always of the ego.

    True humility requires that you accept today’s idea because it is God’s Voice which tells you it is true. This is a beginning step in accepting your real function on earth. It is a giant stride toward taking your rightful place in salvation. It is a positive assertion of your right to be saved, and an acknowledgment of the power that is given you to save others.

    Try today to begin to build a firm foundation for these advances. You are the light of the world. God has built His plan for the salvation of His Son on you.

  3. I’m not particularly shocked by this sort of amalgamated New Age religion. Before I was a Christian, I dabbled with many concepts similar to those being expressed on the Oprah site.

    What is alarming is that I bet many people just gobble this stuff up and have no idea what’s wrong with it. And another thing that I can’t help but notice — take the “I am entitled to miracles” for example. As you read it, imagine it is being spoken by Joel Osteen rather than this New Age guru lady. Can’t tell any difference? Neither can I.

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