Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I realized the other day that I have very rarely posted a picture of Keith on my blog. In fact, I have hardly even posted MY picture here! Mostly because we focus the camera on our kids, and don't think to take our own pictures. Well, the other day I grabbed the camera on a whim, and snapped a picture. So, here we are!
I just had to post about this next thing right away, because it was so disturbing to me. I was reading Elizabeth's blog, and she had this video posted today. I've always kind of been a fan of Oprah, but known that she has some kooky ideas about God. I think I've come to the point of avoiding her show though.

Please watch this video. It is SHOCKING what she has to say. Not that I think everyone is a Christian and should believe like I do, but she is such a public figure, who loosely associates with Christianity, to the point of having a major 'Christian' following. She is leading so many people astray. Like that Casting Crown's song says, 'What if the family turned to Jesus. Stopped asking Oprah what to do. What if His people prayed...'

16 comments:

Lindsey Dueck said...

That video is scary...i used to like Oprah as well, she had done many good things, but I am scared of what she is drilling into people's minds now...

Hooray for the lady in the crowd standing up to Oprah.

I love the pic of you and Keith, very nice!

Sheila said...

Our biblestudy group discussed this video briefly a few weeks ago. It is scary, and the more I think about it, the more I am realizing that Oprah is pushing a "one world religion".
She is probably the most inffluential, and wealthiest woman on the planet, and it is sad what she is doing here. Her influence is far-reaching, and I fear for the many gullable people out there. My respect for her has truly gone down the tubes, desite all the great things she has done for humanity.
Really sad is what it is.

Drea said...

wow... i passed it onto my blog. thanks for sharing. i never watch oprah any way.. last time i saw it was with jenny mccartney.. and the only reason i watched that was because i was so curious about Jennys story about autism

Andrea said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog! And yeah...that video is crazy. I never really did like Oprah, but I did watch an odd show here and there before we had Tate...but since then I haven't watched any...mainly because I don't agree with a lot of her stuff, and sometimes the shows just aren't good for kids to see...but this definitely makes me even LESS of a fan!

Jobina said...

I gave up on Oprah a while ago, I just got really sick of her pushing her views on people. She takes Christianity and warps it into a New Age religion. My Mom actually said the other day, she would not be at all surprised if Oprah was the Anti-Christ. Strong words, but when I see her following and how she leads them all astray, it kind of makes me say "Hmmm".

Andrea said...

I didn't watch the entire thing. I honestly think Oprah is kind of wacky. She thinks she is God half the time and acts like she knows EVERYTHING. I haven't watched her in a very long time.

Dan & Laura said...

I like the new look of your blog! It's very pretty. Good job :) I'll have to check out that video when we're at Dan's parents (they have high-speed). I've lately wondered about Oprah and wishing she wasn't such an influential woman in North America with some of the views she is making public!

Erin said...

For some reason the sound on my computer isn't workng, so I'm gonna have to watch this when it is...I love your new look on the blog too, so so pretty...(I'll be adding the button soon, too...as soon as I have a chance to photobucket it!!;) Love the picture too, what a great lookin' couple!!!

Mark said...

A discussion is never any fun without a devil's advocate...

Hmmm...maybe it's just me, but is Oprah really all that bad? I mean, yes, she is new ager and we should take in everything she says/does with discernment and wisdom. And I liked the video that showed footage of her real views (although who knows they may have changed since then). But is Oprah any worse then any other non-believer? Don't get me wrong, I don't make it a practice of watching her show but for the most part most of what she says is not bad. It's certainly seems more "acceptable" and "virtuous" than a lot of other TV and movies that I see Christians watching.

I think if we are going to reject Oprah, maybe we'd better be ready to reject a lot of the other stuff we watch and allow ourselves to be influenced by. And we shouldn't discount the good things she does either. Anyway, just thought I'd put in a bit of a counterpoint just for fun. Hope that's OK! Of course I could be way off on this one, just some thoughts...

Stacey said...

Hey Mark! Well, I think that maybe we SHOULD get rid of the negative influences and shows that we watch, though right now I don't think I am prepared to do that. I have thought about it many times though, and I'd be happy to get rid of our TV. I don't Keith would though :)

My biggest problem with Oprah is that she still ties herself to Christianity in some ways, and she is sending a very confusing message to people. If she would come out and say that she is in no way a Christian, then maybe I could accept it a little more.

If no one associated her with Christianity, then she would appear as any other non-Christian just trying to be a good person.

mattandsteph said...

Hi Stacey -

I think we have connected through our mutual friend, Jobina. Nice to meet you fellow blogger!

Thanks for posting on my blog and for the good advice on the Graco products. Where do you find the expiration date for the products? I think we're okay for now -it's a "newer model" where the infant carrier will hold up to 30 pounds -which seems to be the "new" thing these days.

Take care!

Mark said...

Interesting. I don't know Oprah's show well enough to know if she professes to be a Christian or not. It didn't appear so in the video. On the other hand her "unique" version of "faith" seems quite inclusive so I can see her agreeing with people of all sorts of faith. Perhaps this does make her more dangerous. I do think though that Christians should be wary of accepting the influence of anyone who throws around God talk without clarifying their terms. Great topic!

Alyson said...

I agree about Oprah. It goes to show you how reading certain books and philosophies can sound so good and stray us from the truth. The book 'New Earth' sounds a lot like the 'Celestine Prophecy' that came out years ago. It as well sounds good....but misses the point altogether....about the Truth.

on another note....your hubby is cute;)

Alyson said...

Hey wait a minute...isn't there something in the Bible about 'One religion?' Scary....but it shows we are in the end times I suppose.

Anonymous said...

I don't profess to be a faithful Oprah watcher, but I do watch when she talks about some subjects that interest me... maybe if you are not as strong in your faith and think that Oprah is the "anti-christ" or the "devil" and automatically believe whatever you hear on T.V. you should not watch!

I don't see why people are so up in arms about Oprah sharing her views. It's called "Oprah" for a reason. It's about her views and her opinions and her discussing subjects that she deems valid.

I think it's ridiculous that people attack her for saying what she believes... do you want this to become a communist country where you are not allowed the right of freedom of speech? You might as well attack someone who is Jewish or Muslim or Buddhist, etc., because they don't believe the same things that you do.

Am I wrong or are there not different denominations within the Christian community? Would you attack the views of catholicism because you have mennonite beliefs? .... maybe not, because that would be too much like a Winklerite attacking the views of a huge public figure such as The Pope.

If I may, I will tell you a little of MY truth and why this kind of talk irritates me to the core...

I grew up in a non-religious family and only became a christian about 4 years ago and only to the thanks of one person... my husband. I truly believe that I never would have if I had not met him and that is because of his respect for how I was raised and his patience with my questions. I had come across many christians before him who totally turned me off of wanting to hear a word they had to say. Now I am the only christian in my family including my extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins...) and when I hear people talk about "non-Christians" as if they are all heathens and somehow sub-standard human beings it infuriates me...

... or maybe I just need that reminder every once-in-a-while of where I am living now ...

~Alison~

Stacey said...

~Alison
I hope I didn't offend you in the way I posted about this. My intention was just that Christians be aware of what Oprah's message is with this book she's reading.

There are a lot of Christians who may be weak in their faith, and would be easily lead astray by what she is talking about. She is talking about going by feelings instead of belief. That is COMPLETELY against what the Bible teaches, and that is why I am concerned.

Like I said in my post, I don't believe that everyone has to agree with me, because we do all have different backgrounds and faiths. And though I wish that everyone would believe the way I do, I don't expect it. I also try not to judge others.

I admit to growing up in a very sheltered community, but I did get to live in another community when I was first married that was completely opposite of here. At my job I was one of 2 Christians. I ended up making some great friends there who were not Christians, and though we disagreed, we still got along great.

Like you said, you were happy to have someone who respected the way you were brought up, and I think the respect needs to go both ways. There are Christians who were brought up to not associate with non-Christians. They don't know any better.

I may be a bit shy around people I don't know, but I would hope that I wouldn't come across as being judgmental or rude.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I like to hear all points of view. How else do we learn about each other and love each other?