With the upcoming launch of Oprah Winfrey's new network, O.W.N., I wanted to share some...interesting...information with you. If you are wondering what OWN will be broadcasting, let me get down to the nitty gritty for you!
I quote from "The Week" - 'Best Opinion,' Brian Lowry in 'Variety Magazine' (http://theweek.com/article/index/210555/oprahs-real-job-manufacturing-experts, December 20, 2010): "The talk show queen's true power and worth lies in her ability to endorse — and essentially create — other authority figures,' says Brian Lowry in Variety. (Oprah wants to give us the opportunity to have a thorough understanding of ourselves as individuals so we can act independently of societal norms as well as the citizens of our communities, so she creates powerful TV icons such as Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, etc., for us to "learn from."~C. Goehring) "Winfrey has been crystal clear about the messianic aspect of her [mission]. As she told Barbara Walters during a recent ABC special ostensibly timed to help launch OWN, "'I am seeking the fullest expression of myself as a human being on Earth.' (Huh? I thought networks provided a service to their advertisers!~CG)
Oprah's proclaimed mission is to fill her network with "her favorite things." Well, in my humble opinion - who cares? What makes her qualified to fill my life with HER favorite things? Giving away billions of dollars of material goods? Joining forces with the likes of John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Jackson and Tom Cruise (notice a theme there? http://www.adherents.com/largecom/fam_scientologist.html)? I never cared about her favorite books, either, and still question her literary background as she showers us with her opinion of what makes a book worthy of reading. (Eckhardt Tolle? Really?)
Oprah has gained followers by being a marketing genius. Period. Where did she learn these marketing skills? Read on...
Oprah's theme for OWN is to fill the network with the kind of "learning" that makes each of us a powerful individual by personal truth. Personal truth is, in my humble opinion, nothing more than egoism and greed. For instance, If I learn enough about me, I don't have to depend on you, or anyone or anything else for that matter. God included. Be fearfully aware of the similarities of this type of thinking with the doctrines of Scientology.
According to The Church of Scientology itself: "Scientology is about the individual man or woman. Its goal is to bring an individual to a sufficient understanding of himself and his life and free him to improve conditions in the way that he sees fit." (http://www.whatisscientology.org/) Why Oprah! How nice that you have billions of dollars to improve world conditions in the way that YOU SEE FIT through your very own TV network. Pour it on. Tell us what you want us to know.
In "General Report on Scientology", Jonathan Caven-Atack says, "In a lecture, still sold as part of a Scientology course, Hubbard said 'But what kind of a government and what kind of a weapon is really serious? Not a weapon that destroys mud. A weapon that destroys minds, that's serious. Out of the body of knowledge which lies before you [i.e., Scientology] a sufficient technology is [sic - exists?] to take over, seize and handle any government on the face of the Earth ... You can control men like you would control robots with those techniques ... Contained in the knowable, workable portions before your eyes there are methods of controlling human beings and thetans [spirits] which have never before been dreamed of in this universe. Control mechanisms of such awesome and solid proportions that if the remedies were not so much easier to apply, one would be appalled at the dangerousness to beingness [sic] that exists in Scientology ... This universe has long been looking for new ways to make slaves. Well, we've got some new ways to make slaves here." (JCA-74). In private papers revealed to a California court in 1984, Hubbard said "Men are my slaves" (JCA-75).'
Friends, if you believe in God and in our Savior, Jesus Christ, I urge you to educate yourself about Oprah Winfrey's new network and her motivations behind it. If I lose friends because of what I wrote here, I am sorry. I love you and I pray for the best God has for you. My heart feels too strongly about this issue not to say something to the people I love and care for. Scientologists believe in taking in as many people (through their persuasive and hypnotic techniques) and their money as possible in order to have a single-world order. I believe God wants His children to be with Him. Keep your eyes on the prize, friends, and be aware of the road you travel! We don't need Oprah's New World Order.
In the meantime, God Bless us Everyone!