Thursday, October 07, 2010

Why Are New Agers Speaking For Christians?

By:  Min. Angela Lee Price

New Age Movement leaders Deepak Chopkra and Marianne Williamson were two of three guests interviewed on CNN last week about a new Pew Poll showing atheists and agnostic know more about religion that Protestant Christians and Catholics.  The poll aside, I want to ask why were new agers being interviewed on CNN to lend a  "Christian" response to the results of the poll?  Oh, that's because we Christians don't know enough about religion to know what the Word of God says.  We don't know enough to question Chopkra's belief in chakras and Williamson's trumpeting of the new age book, A Course in Miracles, a book that was supposedly channeled by psychology professor named Helen Schucman.  All we know is that these people are constantly paraded on the Oprah Winfrey and Larry King as spiritual experts, and so it only seems prudent to invite them on CNN in times like these.  Sad. 

It would seem to me, and I'm just an average blogger, that if the CNN decisionmakers wanted to interview someone who could better represent the orthodox Christian faith, then they'd do better getting a former-athetist-converted-Christian, Lee Strobel perhaps.  He has written books, A Case for Christ, and A Case for Faith, and other books that examine the toughest objections to Christianity.   The poll is disheartening enough, but to then have people who believe in reincarnation and the divinity of the self, notions that are antithetical to the Word of God, call themselves speaking for me, adds insult to injury.

New Pew Survey Shows that Atheists and Agnostics Know More About Religion than Protestants and Catholics - BCNN1

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves.  Jesus saves!


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