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Oprah Denies The Faith

June 10, 2008 Comments off

Says “God Is Jealous” Of Her And Denies Jesus

The feedback online to the above posted Oprah video is overwhelmingly negative towards her.

Many notable publications have tried to figure out why Oprah Winfrey has been experiencing such a big drop in ratings, readership and viewership.

Some questioned if it was due to her supporting Barack Obama, but how could it, when he won the nomination. A more likely cause is Oprah’s descent into unbelief and New Age teachings that she is promoting on her show.

When I was a teenager I use to watch the Oprah Winfrey show, but then some of the things she started saying became quite unsound and I stopped tuning in. I’ve written about this before on my sites.

The public should have known when she brought this dude on that something had indeed gone wrong

She seemed to be abandoning her roots as a Baptist and I love the Baptist church. Furthermore, John Hagee is on for half an hour during her time slot and I watch his show.

While, God loves us and grants us free will, Oprah seems to forget that America has a Christian majority (70%). You start talking that New Age mumbo jumbo and speaking words that go against God and Jesus, trying to diminish Their role, and people will tune out.

Here’s hoping one day you will return to the faith.

Obama numbers up, Oprah ratings down

They also seemed angered over her public advocacy of new-age spiritualism, including among her book club choices.

Now come new TV ratings showing that her daytime audience, which is still the largest and was nearly 9 million at its height in 2004-05, has fallen for the third straight year, to 7.8 million a year ago and now to 7.3 million.

Her monthly publication, “O, The Oprah Magazine,” has also lost 10 percent of its circulation in the last three years, according to a New York Times story. And a new editor is being sought. Officials of billionaire Winfrey’s company, Harpo Productions, profess no concern over the dip in numbers.

They say daytime audiences have generally declined and her audience is still about one-third larger than the No. 2 daytime program, Dr. Phil. Many Ticket commenters also said they had switched their viewing habits to The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Figures also show that Winfrey has lost about 25 percent of her female audience between ages 25 and 54 in the last 36 months.

Harpo sources point to last winter’s opening success of Oprah’s ABC reality philanthropy show, “Oprah’s Big Give,” which drew more viewers than all shows but “American Idol.” However, the “Give” audience fell by almost 33 percent in its next seven weeks. And Winfrey decided to discontinue production of the program.

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SPIRITUAL Obstacles

June 1, 2008 Comments off

Sometimes in life we are faced with obstacles that make us want to give up. Things can get pretty dark sometimes, but it is in those moments, that you really have to hold on to your faith.

It’s the equivalent of walking through a situation, where you’re not sure where you’re going or if you will survive it, but by God’s grace you can.

Though you may feel very discouraged, you can make it out of the difficult situation you are in. God is not about giving up and you shouldn’t be either. You must not lose your faith. Be encouraged and optimistic that things will improve for you. Don’t throw in the towel when obstacles appear.

Get up and peacefully fight for what is yours and where you want your life to be. Don’t let anyone take that from you. Out of dreams are born great ideas that go on to change the world.

http://soundoffcolumn.com/may_08.htm

SPIRITUAL When Giving Up Looks Like The Easy Way Out

May 1, 2008 Comments off

Sometimes giving up looks like the way out of a stressful, frustrating situation. Sometimes it feels like it is easier to let go. But I want to encourage you not to give up. Push forward and hold on until you get that breakthrough you need. Yes, sometimes things can get pretty dark in life, but those who succeed, are the ones who don’t give up.

Pray and ask God for the strength to continue and not lose sight of your goals. Tell Him in prayer when you are overwhelmed and feel like you can’t go on. He will give you the discipline, dedication and drive to move forward and achieve your goals. It’s not too late.

http://www.soundoffcolumn.com/april_08.htm

SPIRITUAL With God All Things Are Possible

March 1, 2008 Comments off

With God all things are possible. Remember that the next time someone tries to crush your dreams or tell you what you want to achieve is impossible. So many great people of faith, who have accomplished much in this world, faced great adversity, but by God’s grace overcame it through perseverance and faith. When you gain a true spiritual picture of who God really is, you realize nothing is too difficult for Him to do.

So, you have faith in Him and look beyond what your troubles and circumstances tell you. Work on moving through those difficulties and problems and don’t let them get you down. As the old saying goes, “This too will pass,” meaning you will get past your current troubles. God bless.

http://www.soundoffcolumn.com/february_08.htm

SPIRITUAL Values

February 1, 2008 Comments off

What are values? They are the moral code one lives by. Values vary from person to person, but in society there are basic guidelines as to what is acceptable conduct and what is not.While you can’t live your life for other people, you need to live in a manner that your freedom doesn’t harm someone else. We all have rights and you don’t want the choices you make to infringe upon that of others.

Your values should be seen in your work and personal life. On the job, work with integrity and when you date or choose to marry, pick someone that reflects the things you believe in and the high standards you live by.

If you choose someone that is not instep with your faith, being mismated as the Bible calls it, it can create significant problems in your life, as you will not be on the same page in matters of life, family and spiritual well being.

http://soundoffcolumn.com/january_08.htm

Christian Heritage

February 1, 2008 Comments off

As you go out to vote this year, here’s a interesting article excerpt about matters of the faith and America’s foundation:

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were…the general principles of Christianity. – John Adams

Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine. – James Wilson, signer of the Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court Judge

The practice of morality being necessary for the well-being of society…We all agree in the obligation of the moral precepts of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses. – Thomas Jefferson

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” – Patrick Henry

The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws…All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. – Noah Webser

This is but a handful of the evidences that the Founders of the United States were almost entirely Christians, and serious Christians at that. Further, that they saw the precepts of Christianity as essential to freedom and good government.

So it is particularly disturbing when we see people who not only don’t like Christianity (everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it runs contrary to the evidence that Christian precepts have blessed the U.S.), but attempt to erase this key aspect of our national heritage.”

http://www.dakotavoice.com/2008/01/atheists-want-to-hide-americas.html

Here’s an interesting article on France’s Christian Heritage:

“French president acknowledges Europe’s Christian heritage”

Paris, Jan. 31, 2008 (CWNews.com) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy has spoke out in support of recognizing “the Christian roots of Europe.”

At a meeting of his political party, the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, Sarkozy said that leaders of the European Union were wrong to exclude an explicit reference to Christianity from the language of the proposed EU constitutional treaty. (The French voters rejected that treaty in a 2005 referendum.)

“We erred when we turned our back on the past, and in a certain sense turned our back on our roots, which are obvious,” Sarkozy said. Echoing the argument that has been advanced by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, the French leader said that without a basis in Christian culture, the European Union will have no firm foundation.

“If we reject our past, we are not ready for our future,” Sarkozy said.

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=56318

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The Golden Compass Bombs At The Box Office

December 10, 2007 Comments off

The Golden Compass Compost Heap Reaps Big Losses For New Line/Warner Bros.

This is a follow up to my November 29, 2007 article and boycott request titled “Boycott The Movie The Golden Compass That Features A Child Killing God

Because the public boycotted the film the movie bombed…and not just a little, but a lot. It is being called the biggest bomb of the year – a title no studio wants.

Well done to all who did not go see this film. Why should Christians pay movie makers to insult our faith.

I think it’s only fair. They tried to kill our God so the church tried to kill their movie. Fair is fair. When Hollywood doesn’t like something they protest, does the church not have that same right.

Several sites reported the movie’s budget, as confirmed by the director, the thieving Chris Weitz, and the equally unoriginal Phillip “my books are about killing God” Pullman, was $250 million dollars (LOL) and they were hoping for a $60 million debut weekend, like the Chronicles Of Narnia, that was released this very weekend a year ago.

However, the Golden Compass opened in theaters with $26 million for the weekend, which is a major bomb under the circumstances. New Line/Warner Bros did not respond for comment to news outlets such as the AP and Reuters (LOL again).

Movie studios get 55% of the gross, while the other 45% ($11,700,000) goes to movie theaters for showing the films.

Therefore, thus far, they’ve made $14,300,000 in the U.S. and Canada on a $250,000,000 budget film that has no legs. Oh yea, and then there’s taxes. Hence, people calling the movie a major bomb.

They were positioning this demented tale to be the next major box office smash. It didn’t happen, but I want to know what grade of drugs they were smoking when they thought this was a good idea.

The National Ledger wrote, “Nicole Kidman and “The Golden Compass” Fail at the Box Office…The film was ripped as being “anti-Christian” and that controversy likely didn’t help the box office numbers.”

Deadline Hollywood wrote, “Golden Compass’ = 2007’s Bigger Bombs…This flop should sink New Line Cinema chairman Bob Shaye’s chances to stay on when his contract expires in 2008”

Cinematical wrote, “’The Golden Compass’ Crashes and Burns — Is Bob Shaye Finished?”

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Faith In Times Of Trouble

December 1, 2007 Comments off

In times of trouble people sometimes ponder the meaning of their life. We live in a world that is in turmoil, often with more problems that we can count. But you have a choice.

You can do the courageous thing and face your problems with faith, in the belief that with prayer things will get better – or you can do the negative, let go to defeat. The latter is not the right path to choose.

Sometimes the unthinkable happens. No one wants that, but sometimes it does. However, it is in those moments that you have to decide in your heart and mind that you are not going to give up, but move forward in faith.

Time will diminish the hurt. But you have to take that first step forward in the path of progress.

http://www.soundoffcolumn.com/november_07.htm

Boycott The Movie “The Golden Compass” That Features A Child Killing God

November 30, 2007 Comments off

Phillip Pullman: “My books are about killing God.” – 2003

Hollywood is once again engaging in more Christian bashing. Their latest foray into hatred of the faith, comes at the holidays of all times, via the film “The Golden Compass.” Many Christians have been urging a boycott of this twisted movie, written by atheist, Phillip Pullman, and directed by criminal copyright infringer Chris Weitz.

Phillip Pullman stated he hates C.S. Lewis and “The Chronicles of Naria,” so he decided to write vitriolic, violent children’s books that have now been made into a movie, “The Golden Compass.”

Phillip Pullman: “My books are about killing God.” – 2003

Number one, “The Golden Compass” director Chris Weitz is a fraud. He has shown that via the theft of the movie “American Dreamz” that a successful boycott launched by my site completely tanked at the box office click here (thanks again to everyone that participated in the boycott). It’s one of the barefaced, blaring infringements apart of my FBI criminal complaint that I sent to my FBI point of contact as additional materials for comparison in the investigation (they confirmed to an investigative agency I went to last year, Kroll, that they received the comparative materials).

But once again, here comes Chris Weitz with another rip off film that is a sub-par, demented version of a preexisting copyrighted Christian film, but this time it’s “The Chronicles of Naria” he’s knocking off. Get some originality already, you lazy degenerate. You and your brother. Copyright infringement is a crime.

Not only does the infringing imagery in 2007’s The Golden Compass look like the imagery, sets and costumes in 2006’s The Chronicles of Naria, the plot is the same, with the one difference being a child killing God, in the former (The Golden Compass). The films even start out the same:

“Lewis’ epic begins with a young heroine named Lucy ducking inside a wardrobe that opens into the land of Narnia. In The Golden Compass, 12-year-old Lyra Belacqua hides inside a wardrobe, where she hears her uncle talking about Dust, a mysterious element that becomes a key component of the story” – Toledo Blade

Number two, I am not for sacrilegious films. They are offensive, unnecessary and fruitless.

Number three, I am not for children being exposed to violence. How could it be healthy for children to be exposed to a film about killing God, Who is loved by many (Christianity is the largest religion in the world with billions of believers).

PRESS ARTICLE:

The ‘Golden Compass’ points to controversy

The Golden Compass is being advertised as “an exciting fantasy adventure” for children set in “a world where witches rule the northern skies, where ice bears are the bravest of warriors, and where every human is joined with an animal spirit who is as close to them as their own heart.”

But the $180 million Hollywood movie, which opens Dec. 7, is also drawing criticism from religious groups that describe it as “militantly atheistic,” “blasphemous,” “heretical,” and “diabolical.”

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the American Family Association are among the groups calling for a boycott.

The controversy stems from His Dark Materials, the series of children’s fantasy novels on which The Golden Compass is based. Written by 61-year-old British author Philip Pullman, the books in the trilogy have sold more than 14 million copies since debuting in 1995…

Mr. Pullman has made it clear that he is not happy with the way religious institutions have answered those questions.

He told the Sydney Morning Herald in 2003, for example, that “my books are about killing God,” and that he was amused that American Christians have been more critical of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books than His Dark Materials.

“I’ve been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything old Harry has said,” Mr. Pullman said.

He has stated a number of times that he wrote His Dark Materials in part to counter the Christian themes and values woven into C.S. Lewis’ literary children’s classic, The Chronicles of Narnia. That series was the basis for the 2005 blockbuster film, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, grossing more than $740 million worldwide, and a sequel, Prince Caspian, due for release in May…

“I hate the Narnia books, and I hate them with a deep and bitter passion,” Mr. Pullman told one interviewer, according to Christian movie guide Plugged-in Online.

Lewis’ epic begins with a young heroine named Lucy ducking inside a wardrobe that opens into the land of Narnia. In The Golden Compass, 12-year-old Lyra Belacqua (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards in the film) hides inside a wardrobe, where she hears her uncle talking about Dust, a mysterious element that becomes a key component of the story…

“By the third written text, it’s very explicit that God needs to be ‘taken out,'” Mr. Edwards said.

Compared to Lewis’ skill at telling stories with spiritual metaphors, Mr. Pullman packs in his atheistic message “like a sledgehammer,” he said…

http://toledoblade.com

SPIRITUAL The Benefits Of Looking Ahead

November 2, 2007 Comments off

Some of you find yourselves in situations today where things are bad, bleak and seem devoid of hope. I have learned from personal experience that God is greater than anything one can face. When you’re in a tough situation, try to positively look ahead, getting pass it. Each decision undertaken in life will produce a positive or negative effect. It is up to you to chose which one. Through the struggles, you can face life with confidence that God is there and thoroughly willing to walk you through.

With God anything is possible. Nothing is too great for Him to do. With Someone like that in your corner, you are in good Hands.

You don’t worry about what others say. You keep your faith anchored in God and your focus on Him. He is your source. Keep praying and believing. As the popular phrase goes, “Prayer changes things” and it does. I know this for a fact. It is where faith meets fact and becomes reality.

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