Thursday, May 11, 2006

A spiritual leader for the new millennium: Oprah?

You heard it right. The USA Today argues that Oprah has become a strong spritual leader in the world today. God help us. This article contains one of the DUMBEST quotes I have ever heard:
"She's a really hip and materialistic Mother Teresa," says Kathryn Lofton, a professor at Reed College in Portland, Ore., who has written two papers analyzing the religious aspects of Winfrey. "Oprah has emerged as a symbolic figurehead of spirituality."

Every student at Reed College should withdraw from school because the professors there are IDIOTS. The only similarity between Blessed Mother Teresa and Oprah is that they are both women.

Then there is the most accurate quote in the article, from Debbie Schlussel, a lawyer and blogger:

Schlussel says Winfrey followers "are incredibly gullible, bandwagon-jumping trend-slaves." Winfrey, she says, "acts as if her show has 'evolved,' but in fact, she still has the salacious sex and deviance stories, with a psychologist in the audience to make it seem highbrow and give it the kosher seal of approval. If this is the person whose morals we are putting on a pedestal, then America's moral compass is in much need of retuning."

Amen, preach it sister! It is terribly sad that millions of women (and some men) worship at the altar of Oprah. If she says it, it is Gospel.


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