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Rick Warren Teams up with Swedenborg Cult Follower Dr. Oz
Christian News Wire ^ | Jan. 13, 2011 | Steve McConkey

Posted on 01/21/2011 4:08:13 PM PST by Gamecock

On January 15, Rick Warren will kick-off a 52-week Daniel Plan to become healthier with Dr. Mehmet Oz, a follower of cult leader Emmanuel Swedenborg.

According to Warren's website, his church will host a 52-week course to stress losing weight and becoming healthier. The kick-off event will include Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. All three have Eastern spiritual connections.

Dr. Mehmert Oz is a follower of Emmanuel Swedenborg according to The New Church website. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University.

He is inspired by Emmanuel Swedenborg, a cult leader who died in 1772 in Sweden. Swedenborgianism has up to 50,000 members worldwide according to the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry website. They deny the atonement, the trinity, and the deity of the Holy Spirit.

They believe all religions lead to God and that Christianity must go through a rebirth. Also, they do not believe in a personal devil. They believe the Bible is not inspired and that when people die, they become an angel or an evil spirit.

Emmanuel Swedenborg had a vision in 1745 where he supposedly saw creatures crawling on the walls. He believed God then appeared to him as a man and told him that he would be the person to promote the new teachings to the world.

The other two speakers are Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman. Dr. Amen teaches tantric sex, a Hindu mystical approach to sex. He teaches Eastern religion meditation and energy-based Reiki, a New Age practice. Dr. Mark Hyman promotes mystical meditation based on Buddhist principles.

Christian Investigator President Steve McConkey says, "It is troubling for a top pastor in the United States to promote false teachers. We are living at an all-time low spiritually in the United States with weak leaders. We need to teach basic Bible principles without legalism."


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: droz; emmanuelswedenborg; faithandphilosophy; mehmetoz; rickwarren; swedenborg; ybpdln
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1 posted on 01/21/2011 4:08:15 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

“Swedenborg had a vision in 1745 where he supposedly saw creatures crawling on the walls”

Early LSD from bad rye bread?


2 posted on 01/21/2011 4:11:22 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: DocRock; del4hope; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; Dr. Eckleburg; jude24; Ottofire; fishtank; ...
YBPDLN PL Ping The YBPDLNPL is generally published infrequently, but based on the exploits of the megachurch pastors posts can spike for a period of time. If you would like on or off of this list please FReepmail me.


3 posted on 01/21/2011 4:12:23 PM PST by Gamecock (The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both historically credible and existentially satisfying. T.K.)
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To: Gamecock

One has to wonder how long before Rick’s “church” will kick him out.


4 posted on 01/21/2011 4:13:09 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: Gamecock
They believe all religions lead to God and that Christianity must go through a rebirth. Also, they do not believe in a personal devil. They believe the Bible is not inspired and that when people die, they become an angel or an evil spirit.

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6

Quite a contrast. This Jesus fellow seems to define things pretty narrowly. Either belief A is right and belief B is wrong. Or, belief B is right and belief A is wrong. Or, belief A and B are both wrong. But belief A and belief B cannot both be right.

5 posted on 01/21/2011 4:17:17 PM PST by Prince Caspian
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To: Gamecock

why not a 52 week plan to become holy.

Nah. Wouldn’t make money.


6 posted on 01/21/2011 4:22:04 PM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Gamecock

Oz, Amen and Hyman?

Why bother with a comment? The joke has already been played.


7 posted on 01/21/2011 4:22:43 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gamecock

Ok, if I have to make a comment. It’s so Oprah.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 4:25:17 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gamecock
If this is the Swedish Borg they're talking about, then I might have to consider joining up with Dr. Oz's cult ...


9 posted on 01/21/2011 4:27:46 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: LadyDoc

‘xactly.

I suppose Jesus died on the cross so we can lose weight. < /sarc>


10 posted on 01/21/2011 4:28:05 PM PST by Gamecock (The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both historically credible and existentially satisfying. T.K.)
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To: Gamecock
According to Warren's website, his church will host a 52-week course to stress losing weight and becoming healthier.

Basically, they want people to be malnourished either by following Daniel 1 (no meat) or Daniel 10 (fasting)

According to the Scriptures...

Daniel 1:15 "And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat."

Change an 'a' to an 'i' - fatter becomes fitter, mix in some New Age in you have your modern Apostasy

1 Timothy 4:1-5 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons...and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

How sad, they recommend a diet that made Daniel and his friends fatter and they tell you to lose weight and abstain from eating meat...

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink..." (Col 2:18)

11 posted on 01/21/2011 4:29:50 PM PST by The Theophilus
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To: dynachrome
“Swedenborg had a vision in 1745 where he supposedly saw creatures crawling on the walls”

Early LSD from bad rye bread?

Ja. My thought was "we know what causes that now."

12 posted on 01/21/2011 4:34:11 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("I've studied bible prophecy 30 years." usually means "I've never hear of Geerhardus Vos.")
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To: Gamecock

Swedeonborg was not a cult leader, he had visions about the nature of the afterlife and wrote about them, prior to that he was a renowned scientist who wrote a lot of scientific material. As far as I know he did not establish a church, those who read his works and believed in them established the Swedenborg Church after he died.

Whether you believe his visions were real or not, they appear to be more than just DT’s or hallucinations, they appear to be more more along the lines of an extended near death experience since similar visions have also been reported by people who have had a near death experience.

They may all be insane though, who knows. My father had a near death experience during and after a car crash and that brought him out of his Pantheism to a belief in a personal
God. If they are hallucinations, they are certainly very powerful ones, and in his case, a very beneficial one. He was MUCH happier afteward.


13 posted on 01/21/2011 4:34:57 PM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Gamecock

LOL! Sad but true.

“Jesus died so you could get a new BMW”
Joel Osteen

“Jesus died so I could fawn over Islam & Obama plus get rich”
Rick Warren

“Jesus died so I could pay Phillip Johnson (renowned architect) a boat load of money to design the Crystal Cathedral.”
Robert Schuller


14 posted on 01/21/2011 4:36:09 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Gamecock
This is Rick Warren, right?

Of course he's starting a 52 week program ~ some kind of program ~ he's a program sort of guy eh.

On the other hand, I think this is our MORMON THREAD OF THE WEEK.

Many serious analysts have argued that Joseph Smith pretty much taught the Swedenborg point of view ~ plus some other things ~ but most of the modern Mormon belief system (as counseled by the test of time) is pretty much consistent with all the main parts of Swedenborgianism.

Others argue that Mormonism looks an awful lot like Free Masonry, but that's usually because they've never looked into Br'r Swedenborg!

Once you've done that you'll never go back to the Masonic model for guidance in the matter.

Frankly, I have not looked into the Swedenborg movement enough to figure out if it's just another quasi-Christian group based on a cult of personality centered on this Swedenborg guy, or another Arian revival, or simply some left-over Gnostic mutterings, or maybe a fairly straight forward precursor to what became known as the Mormon movement.

As with the Apostolic Charismatic Church of the First Born, or its partner, the Church of the First Born and the General Assembly (or Faith Assembly, or a dozen other related groups), Swedenborgianism has some Scandinavian connections.

Anyone who ever watched "The Immigrants" with Liv Ullman would quickly realize that friction existed between the state church in Sweden and individuals who had interests in something a bit more freeform (unspoken was the probable use of traditional household gods such as Thor, Odin, Little Red Man, and Herb Woman).

By the time 1812 came around and the Swedes had to give up Finland to the Czar (and withdraw their forces from the Continent) the North Country all the way to Central China was in a fullblown drought/famine/disaster of Biblical Proportions!

Immigration out of Scandinavia to America began with a vengeance. Millions of people fled the area over the next 40 years ~ literally depopulating vast areas formerly given over to dairy farming and rye! The droughts, crop failures and famines continued to occur over the next half century all over Europe.

Well over a hundred million Americans have an ancestor who came in that ultimately vast volkswandering.

Here with the very first Great Famine of the 1800s the followers of Swedenborg actually led the way. At the same time many of them went first to an area of New York state purchased by a mysterious gentleman named Count Beaumont ~ one of Napoleon's agents. The Swedish nobles formerly resident in Finland had sold what they could and fled to a number of spots in America, along with the Swedenborgians, and Napoleon's own family members.

Within 20 years Joseph Smith announced he'd found some gold plates. Well, he announced some other things as well, but the big thing for most commenters was his gold plates claim.

Joseph began his ministry right there in the midst of an area with several times anyone's fair share of Swedenborgians.

Now I'm not saying there's a tight connection here where Swedenborgianism flows directly into Mormon theory and practice, but there is certainly a very strong hint of a KOINKYDINK, and ultimately I think history researchers will find out how it's all hooked together.

Maybe Rick Warren will give us a sermon on the matter!

15 posted on 01/21/2011 4:36:17 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: HarleyD
One has to wonder how long before Rick’s “church” will kick him out.

Ain't gonna happen.

16 posted on 01/21/2011 4:36:28 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("I've studied bible prophecy 30 years." usually means "I've never hear of Geerhardus Vos.")
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To: dynachrome
Look, for most of Swedish history rye is both a source of nutrition for man and beast, but is also looked upon as ENTERTAINMENT!

There's gotta' be a reason for that.

17 posted on 01/21/2011 4:37:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I prefer my rye made into whiskey!


18 posted on 01/21/2011 4:43:13 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: HerrBlucher

Didn’t Rick Warren have a fairly recent “near death experience” when his church had a cash flow issue and he had to hit the congregation up for a tidy sum?

Dr. Oz is a charlatan but Rick probably sees an untapped market with him.

Warren is not a real pastor.


19 posted on 01/21/2011 4:44:21 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Lee N. Field
Unfortunately, you're probably right. Its like Schuller. After driving the “Crystal Cathedral” into bankruptcy, is there any call for him (or his family) to leave?
20 posted on 01/21/2011 4:48:07 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: Frantzie
Sure he's real ~ as real as you want him to be.

You and I could do the same trick ~ and we could do worse than follow the classical Swedenborg model to make it work.

A little song, a little dance, pass the hat, drop your pants ~ you can do it! Something like that anyway. Many others have tried their hand at it and done well if not good!

21 posted on 01/21/2011 4:49:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gamecock
On January 15, Rick Warren will kick-off a 52-week Daniel Plan to become healthier with Dr. Mehmet Oz, a follower of cult leader Emmanuel Swedenborg.

I saw this, various places. So bizarre. One wonders how many other big box churches and wannabes will follow suit.

22 posted on 01/21/2011 4:50:49 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("I've studied bible prophecy 30 years." usually means "I've never hear of Geerhardus Vos.")
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To: Frantzie

I can’t stand “Dr. Oz.” He gives me the creeps.

Has anyone noticed how often he inappropriately touches the females he calls up from the audience?

Eeeuuuuwwww.....


23 posted on 01/21/2011 4:52:21 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: muawiyah

Well if there are Swedish women around then I might be able to drop my pants.

I have been to Sweden - I went, I saw, I drooled.


24 posted on 01/21/2011 4:53:06 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: HerrBlucher
brought him out of his Pantheism to a belief in a personal God.

Which one?

25 posted on 01/21/2011 4:53:58 PM PST by topcat54 ("Dispensationalism -- an error of Biblical proportions.")
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To: The Theophilus
Basically, they want people to be malnourished either by following Daniel 1 (no meat) or Daniel 10 (fasting)

And not a bit of anything of redemptive-historical significance.

26 posted on 01/21/2011 4:54:39 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("I've studied bible prophecy 30 years." usually means "I've never hear of Geerhardus Vos.")
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To: Gamecock
It's a weight loss seminar. If Buddhist principles are useful for weight loss, go ahead and use them.

Then again, looking at a picture of Buddha, how effective could his weight loss principles be?


27 posted on 01/21/2011 4:55:06 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Frantzie

Wave the flag ~ of course ~ why didn’t I think of that?


28 posted on 01/21/2011 4:57:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: topcat54

The one that created the universe.


29 posted on 01/21/2011 5:01:27 PM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Gamecock

Roman Catholicism looks better every day. (and I’m not Catholic)


30 posted on 01/21/2011 5:03:00 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: La Enchiladita
Ewww. I dumped TV over a year ago cause the obama worship everywhere. I see this guy on web banner ads or in the drug store on magazines or things. Isn't he an Oprah stooge like that other idiot Dr. Phil?

I see a sexual discrimination suit in Dr. Oz future. It is one of those faux biblical "visions" I just had. Rick Warren is the Ron Popeil or Billy Mays or the sham wow guy of faux christianity. "Buy my book and I will save your soul plus throw in this set of steak knives!"

31 posted on 01/21/2011 5:06:16 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: muawiyah

LOL!


32 posted on 01/21/2011 5:08:31 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
That's Ho Tai (the laughing god) ~ not Buddha!

So, how can you tell the difference? Well, Ho Tai laughs and Buddha looks serious and frequently has his pet dog with him.

Then there are the Foo dogs (actually stylized lions). They come in pairs ~ the female has a cub under a paw, and the other has a ball with a flower of life I believe it's called under his pay.

if you find a setting with a Buddha character, and a couple of lions that look like dogs, that's Buddha. If he's just a seated fat guy having a good time, that's almost always Ho Tai.

More important for you, though, is to learn the difference between Neko Neko and Hello Kitty! (Hint: It's the green sash).

NOTE: the statue we are looking at here looks very much like Ho Tai, but he has that Ball with the Flower of Life under his hand. He could be Buddha ~ giving one of his Foo Dogs a bath (just off stage where you can't see it) ~ hence, it could be Buddha with a Foo Dog's ball!

33 posted on 01/21/2011 5:09:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gamecock

It is getting harder every day to find a Christian leader who is not being swayed towards the New Age stuff. I don’t know if they truly believe it or if they think it’s the only way they can attract more of a following.


34 posted on 01/21/2011 5:28:36 PM PST by Supertex
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To: muawiyah

“Anyone who ever watched “The Immigrants” with Liv Ullman would quickly realize that friction existed between the state church in Sweden and individuals who had interests in something a bit more freeform (unspoken was the probable use of traditional household gods such as Thor, Odin, Little Red Man, and Herb Woman).”

“The Emigrants” is the 1st of a four book series written by well known Swedish Author Vilhelm Moberg.

The period covered in that volume is the early to mid 1850s, in both Sweden and in Chisago County Minnesota.

The author, Moberg, lived in Minnesota for a time, researching the people. He also lived in Carmel and in Laguna Beach, California before returning to Sweden where he eventually commited suicide.

I read all his English language works; but don’t recall mention of Mormonism, Odin, Thor, Little Red Man, or Herb Woman.

I do recall very powerful writing about the ocean crossing in a wooden vessel, the river and overland trek from New York to Minnesota, and life in Minnesota alongside wild animals, natives and other people, and a harsh environment.

Although small in number, the people of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland have made a big impact on history—far far from their homelands.

It does not surprize me they did chafe under the bit of a strict state religion.

Doing genealogy is relatiely easy for Sweden due to official records which were kept by the church, for births, baptisms, deaths and Bible proficiency.


35 posted on 01/21/2011 5:30:49 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker
Didn't mean to skip ahead 40 years like that (1812 to 1850's) but the point to be made was that the official state religion was still going strong that late, and people remember Liv Ullman even if they don't recall the movie (or certainly not the books), plus, I was necessarily discussing the BEGINNING of major Scandinavian emigration to America, not the latter stages.

Back to the movie, the social points made in that movie are relevant to the whole period from American Independence to probably 1900 (from the Scandinavian point of view).

Now, about residual traditional paganism ~ I'm sure it'd scandalize even modern Swedes to know that NOT EVERYBODY was a Lutheran in the late 1700s and early 1800s, nor did they even share in that particular tradition ~ plus, with the destruction of the Swedish Empire at the end of the Napoleonic Wars (1812), all sorts of Swedish subjects were SENT BACK HOME from all sorts of places where they'd picked up all sorts of unusual beliefs. Lord only knows what the Carpathian Mountain miners picked up (for example).

Then there were the non-Swedish Swedish citizens who'd never really given up the "old ways" ~ emigration was quite high in that group!

Now, to bring this back into line with Rick Warren's sudden gravitation to Swedenborgian vegetablarianism ~ I think that's something new that's been grafted onto the basic structure since the 1850s or so ~ something similar happened with Jehovah's Witness and Seventh Day Adventist in more recent times.

Rick could stand to lose some weight.

36 posted on 01/21/2011 5:56:07 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gamecock

Rick Warren is a HUGE PHONY!! And Dr. Oz is just as creepy!


37 posted on 01/21/2011 6:02:30 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Gamecock
"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers."

Reagan's philosophy works every time it's tried. A lot of conservatives, including Rush (!), would do well to apply this eminently conservative principle to lifelong "battles" with weight. That a pastor would take it upon himself to help his congregation lose weight and become more fit makes me wrinkle my nose.

Here's the deal. It's a fantasy that there are normal, healthy peopel who can "eat anything they want and still not gain weight." It is bullsh*t. Take two identical twins from many generations of thin folks, many of whom it has been said, "He/she can eat all he wants and never get fat!" One marries a wife who feeds him the standard American cuisine high in mostly processed starches and wimpy in the hard protein department; even the cheese is over-processed. As he ages, he gets pudgier and pudgier.

Take the other identical twin -- these are human clones, nature's clones -- and have him eat the way he was brought up. He stays thin, wiry, healthy, and vital. He walks and moves a lot. He can eat prodigious amounts of food and not gain weight.

Their genetics are identical. One starts to get fat, the other stays thin, because of two things: exercise and nutrition. I've witnessed it up close.

Look at crowd footage of New Yorkers and Americans from the turn of the 19-20 centuries. They weren't thin because they went to the gym. They were thin because they didn't ingest a steady flow of carbonated soda instead of water and overprocessed starches and sugars in prepared foods.

Yes, many people have an emotional trained connection to food as a trigger for comfort or praise. Time to get past it and move forward.

Simple. Not easy, but simple.

38 posted on 01/21/2011 6:08:26 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Then again, looking at a picture of Buddha, how effective could his weight loss principles be?

I do believe he's holding a pint of Ben&Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk in his left hand. I could go for that kind of diet! ;o)

39 posted on 01/21/2011 7:39:29 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: HarleyD
"One has to wonder how long before Rick’s “church” will kick him out."

Never. Rick's whole appeal to his congregation is that he doesn't require them to get all bogged down with that "Jesus" stuff and Christianity. It's all about losing weight and being the best purpose driven you one can be.

40 posted on 01/22/2011 3:44:10 AM PST by circlecity
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To: La Enchiladita

He gives me the creeps too but I can’t put my finger on why!


41 posted on 01/22/2011 9:58:41 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: muawiyah

Back when he first came to the adoring media’
s attention, it was his sloppy looks and unwashed greasiness that attracted them, he didn’t look like a minister. He needs something to rev up the coffers, Oprah’s new network must have made an offer. Now that OZ guy I’m glad I’m not the only one that finds something ‘off” in that one, he’s some kind of weirdo somehow


42 posted on 01/22/2011 11:57:33 AM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

43 posted on 01/22/2011 12:15:59 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: Gamecock

My Pastor thinks this guy is saved.. as apparently does John Piper

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=5636


44 posted on 01/22/2011 1:47:25 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Gal 4:16 asks "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?")
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To: muawiyah

“little red man” and “herb woman”? Are these Nordic deities?


45 posted on 01/22/2011 2:14:34 PM PST by Cronos (Bobby Jindal 2012)
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To: Cronos

I wouldn’t say strictly “Nordic,” for the little red man at least. Teutonic maybe.


46 posted on 01/22/2011 2:16:08 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Question Liberal Authority
I hate that portrait of the Buddha -- it's got Chinese features and is fat, whereas the real Gautama Buddha was Indian, and was an ascetic earlier on, so more than definitely thin. I think the best depictions or most likely true to life are found in the Indian cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora and Kanheri


47 posted on 01/22/2011 2:18:45 PM PST by Cronos (Bobby Jindal 2012)
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To: muawiyah

ha ha! Neko Neko — anime rocks! And foo dog!


48 posted on 01/22/2011 2:20:30 PM PST by Cronos (Bobby Jindal 2012)
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To: Frantzie
I see a sexual discrimination suit in Dr. Oz future. It is one of those faux biblical "visions" I just had.

LOL!! I had no idea you're so funny. And Rick Warren! Don't get me started!

49 posted on 01/22/2011 2:21:57 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: Cronos
They can be if you want!

"Little Red Man" refers to an hallucinogenic mushroom called "amanita muscaria". It's red with white dots. Reindeer love to eat them. In the good old days it was the duty of the shaman to eat the mushroom and then urinate into a container which would be passed around the community for a "high".

This is the ONLY substance of its kind that does not get metabolised in the human body. Consequently it is believed to be "soma" as referred to in ancient Indo-European texts.

"Herb Woman" appears to have many tasks ~ gathering herbs is definitely one!

Thor and Odin were picked up by the locals.

50 posted on 01/22/2011 2:22:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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