The Church of Oprah

Sure looks like a religious revival to me!

Yesterday, after a 25-year run, the Oprah Winfrey daytime talk show came to an end. That doesn’t mean she’ll disappear. On the contrary, Oprah has launched her own TV network, OWN. The woman will never go away. LOL

I’ve never really understood why Oprah’s show was so wildly popular. On the infrequent occasions when I tuned in, it was obvious her studio audience was comprised almost entirely of women.

In her new book, Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon, Yale University professor Kathryn Lofton claims that the reason Oprah is so successful is because she’s the equivalent of a religious icon.

Having seen every episode of the Oprah show, Lofton explains that Oprah uses a Southern preacher’s rhythmic speech patterns and her show structure resembles a sermon. “Gospel is a word that means ‘good news’,” and “Oprah says that the good news is ‘you’,” Lofton told New York Post. Oprah became a religious icon in 1994 when she focused on The Gospel of You. “The time has come for this genre of talk shows to move on from dysfunctional whining and complaining and blaming. I have had enough of people’s dysfunction,” Oprah declared in 1994.

And yet, the National Enquirer points out Oprah herself is “a master of dysfunction – from her BFF Gayle King, on-off BF Stedman Graham and her shaky relationship with mom Vernita.”

Since I’ve watched very little of her talk show, I didn’t know about the New Age Church of Oprah until I watched these two videos.

What a load of horse manure! The Gospel of Oprah turns out to be the same old same old — the First Sin of narcissism.

Update (Jan. 11, 2018):

As you can see above, the two videos no longer exist. Here’s another video that I found, in which Oprah says Jesus did not come to die on the cross for our sins; man made God is his own image (not the other around); and belief in God is a matter of one’s feelings:

~Eowyn

7 responses to “The Church of Oprah

  1. Biggest “crying” man hater, I’ve ever seen. Never have I seen a host and guest with more “issues” then I have of “Super Chevy” Magazine, and trust me, I have those magazines stockpiled like crazy!

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  2. Research John Ankerberg, out of Chattanooga. He has a program on one of the religious channels on Sunday nights. About a year ago, he did a series of programs on Oprah and her underlying messages and how they go against Christian beliefs. Makes some very interesting points.

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  3. If you go to this site, you will also find information regarding another guest that was on the show, apparently to show one of those other ways to … That “open mindedness” demonstration was the very episode that stopped me from watching the show entirely. Yep. One episode.

    Actually, one part of one episode. I leapt to my feet and turned the television off. (I didn’t own a television with a remote at the time.) Over many years, I’d only seen about a dozen by then, but seeing this one was what convinced me it was 13 too many, and I don’t mean baker’s dozen. Check it out.

    http://noolmusic.com/google_videos/oprah_has_an_admitted_satanist_on_her_show_.php

    As for Tolle, and the Church of Oprah, I feel most sorry for those that will not hear the true and real truth because of her. The pain of it literally forces me to my knees in prayer.

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  4. lowtechgrannie

    Celebrity guest talk shows generally bore me so I’ve never tuned in. A co-worker says she gives fabulous gifts to the audience on a regular basis. That must have kept the ticket requests fairly steady. Nothing like a freebie to bring in the crowds.

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  5. it’s interesting how they always “claim” to be “Christian” to get their proverbial foot in the door to gain trust, but then change their understanding of “Christianity” to be that of some friendly “spiritual” free-for-all which doesn’t even recognize Christ, but falls more in line with satan.
    and the followers eat every word of it.

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  6. idolatry…no place in Christianity

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