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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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