Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Fodder

I was home Monday afternoon flipping through the channels and ran across Oprah. Because the last couple of years has been geared to what she calls "spirituality", I was interested in what the latest fad was. After all, yesterday she was deemed the most powerful celebrity.

It seems a female (born Tracy) had lost her mother at 12 and then began taking testosterone and living as a man (Chris). After marrying another female, Tracy/Chris and the "wife" decided to have a child. The "wife" couldn't carry the baby; therefore, Tracy/Chris decided to do so. Tracy/Chris said, "I don't believe pregnancy is a female thing or a male thing. It's a human thing." The couple had been through 10 other doctors, before finding one that was comfortable enough to provide her services. The two women had approached People Magazine, who then contacted the Oprah show. They just "had to tell (their) story."

I was discouraged about society in general, throughout the show. But what really set me off was Oprah saying, "The world may not be ready for this now. But this is exactly what we've been studying in Eckhart Tolle's The New Earth." According to the most powerful celebrity of our day, in 10 or 20 years, this will be commonplace.

Of course, Oprah doesn't know everything. But think of the influence she has on those who tune into the program. If even half of her viewership believes what she says, society is in a sad state of disarray. I'm with John, "Come quickly Lord Jesus!"

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