Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I am NOT pushing this book!

Wow! This pedometer thing has merit! I am so conscious of moving now! After yesterday's post, I took my grandson for a walk in his stroller. LOTS of steps! And did it ever pay off! When I took my pedometer off before I got ready for bed I had logged in 12,804 steps! I estimate I got about 6000 steps in my walk. Not sure..I'll check before I start next time.

Today I didn't do a whole lot of walking at school so As I was watching Dr. Phil today I ran in place between my weight lifting reps. I'm still only at 3002. I'm going to take a walk as soon as my daughter gets here so that should get me to my quota before bedtime.

The really neat thing about this - is that I can just run in place and log on another 100 steps whenever I want. It feels like I'm cheating! but I'm NOT! A step is a step and when I run in place - I'M MOVING! Why didn't I do this a long , long time ago!

On to another topic - totally off course here....

As I'm typing I have Oprah on in the background. She is doing a special program to "alleviate" fears that the new book she's pushing (A New Earth) is not a religion. There has been a lot of talk lately that the book embraces the New Age theology/religion and is blatantly opposed to the tenets of Biblical Christianity. does...and it is!

After I appeared on the Oprah show I read the book that Marianne Williams gave me. At first I liked it. It seemed to embrace the Bible....God....but between the lines very subtly, there was an aroma of New age theology that I couldn't shake. So I did a little homework on Marianne and what she truly believes. Bingo. My suspicions were right on. She believes there is no such thing as need of a saviour...we are all part of God.....yada yada yada.

And then I did some searching on this Eckhart Tolle book (A new Earth) which Oprah told me I must read - and was shocked! My apologies in advance to those I may be offending....I'm addressing this to those of my readers that are Christians.... Eckhart Tolle is a fruit cake and is downright scary. And Oprah has bought into his brand of Mystical Religiosity. And she is using her platform to reach 22 million people with this crap. And yes - it all sounds so well and good. Just remember that the enemy is a deceiver. I will say no more.

And I know I've lost some of you here. What the heck has Lora been smoking these days?? Just beware my friends.

This clip may help you understand where I'm coming from. And this was sent to me after I made the assumptions about Ekhart Tolle, Marianne Williams and Oprah.

Ironic isn't it? You'd think after being a guest on her show I'd be worshipping at the shrine of Oprah for the rest of my days. Nope.

Hope I haven't opened up a can of worms here. But for those of you who claim to be Christians...this is scary stuff.


Brittany said...

I need to remember to grab my pedometer. I never remember to pick it up. I'd love to know how many steps I'm walking a day. I know it will definitely shock me. I probably walk about 1,000. LOL! I know it's more than that, but not by much probably.

anonymouse said...

I, for one, am very impressed with your boldness. I am a Christian, too.

*ccc* said...

Yay for your pedometer and your step count!

As to the book--hey, that's what blogs are for...expressing yourself, no matter the topic. And I admit, I was tempted to pick up the book, but I don't know.

New age mumbo jumbo isn't really my thing...

Scale Junkie said...

Great job with the pedometer!

As for the book, we all have different beliefs and you can express any opinion you want on your blog, no need to apologize, no matter what you blog about, there will always be someone out there who wants to agree with you or disagree with you. This blog is YOUR stage, don't ever forget your are the star here in Lora Land!!

Kathy said...

I thought it was interesting that some people are blaming Oprah's endorsement of Senator Obama for her slip in ratings. I have watched very few of her shows recently after DVR'ing them because of the subject matter. I'm just not into her brand of "self-help". I love Dr. Oz and always watch when he is on, but her self-analysis mumbo-jumbo has always left me cold!

RunningNan said...

Isn't it funny how your views on someone change after getting to know them?

Rock on with the pedometer!

Grumpy Chair said...

One of my friends asked me on Thursday if I had seen the Oprah show and if I was going to buy the book?

I told her no - didn't watch and not going to buy the book either because I thought it rang a bit of new age religion (by the way, look at all the close friends Oprah as in the Scientology cult... Travolta, Cruise, Kirsti Alley; maybe she was searching for her own thing.)

It makes me sad that someone who as all that money is always searching for some sort of new age happiness. And you know there is something going on internally with her right now (hence the weight gain). Last year it was "the secret" and who knows what next year will bring.

Anyway, I told my friend to read "The Purpose Driven Life" instead.

I still enjoy her shows when it involves Dr. Oz or fun things.