In California, old time Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman (pro-abortion, pro-sodomite politician) decided to retire from office. That's the good news. In the Democratic primary to replace him, one Marianne Williamson ran (unsuccessfully) to take his seat. The fact that she was well received and was a serious contender should send chill's down one's spine if you aren't a total apostate. Who is Marianne Williamson?
Born July 8, 1952, Williamson is a self-proclaimed "New Age guru." She has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers. She has sold more than 3,000,000 copies of her books. A college drop out, Williamson wanted to be a cabaret singer, but when that didn't pan out, she open a "metaphysical bookstore" wherein she became encompassed by New Age religion and philosophy. In 1990, she had her only child (a daughter named India) by a man whose identity she refuses to reveal, and calls herself an "unwed Jewish mother." Williamson bases her teaching and writing on a set of books called A Course in Miracles, a self-study program of "spiritual psychotherapy", based on universal spiritual themes.These books were "channeled" by the author, Helen Schucman (meaning she was possessed by demonic forces). (Some info from Wikipedia)
Most recently, Williamson is also the force behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars, she encourages women to run for office and align their politics with their decidedly New Age "spiritual values." (Christian values would allegedly violate the First Amendment, but the ACLU is conspicuously absent when New Ageism is espoused). Williamson was supported and funded by the New Age "queen" Oprah Winfrey.
Not since Shirley MacLaine has any single person done so much to promote and normalize New Age mysticism to the public, as has Oprah. Her biggest venture is promoting Eckhart Tolle, a German "mystic" who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.
According to Tolle himself, his influences include:
- Sufism, which is a mystical form of Islam
- Zen Buddhism
- The Australian turned Hindu mystic, Barry Long whose teaching includes 20 books most of which focus in detail about sexuality between man and woman and its use to purify them both and rid them of personal, human love.
- Tolle acknowledges that his teachings are a synthesis of the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of the most famous of Hindu Yogi's and J. Krishnamurti. (Krishnamurti was once declared the "Messiah" and was proclaimed as the new incarnation of the Maitreya Buddha by the Madame Blavatsky's Theosophical Society.)
- The aforementioned A Course in Miracles.
When asked during a webcast how she has reconciled Tolle's spiritualist teachings with her previous Christian background Oprah responded as follows.
"I've reconciled it because I was able to open my mind about the, ah, absolute, indescribable hugeness of that which we call 'God.' Ah, I took God out of the box, cause, I grew up in the Baptist church and there were you know, rules and belief systems, doctrine. And, I happened to be, ah, sitting in church in my late twenties, and I was going to this church where you had to get there at eight o'clock in the morning or you couldn't get a seat and a very charismatic minister, and everybody was, you know, into the sermon. And this great minister was preaching about how great God was and how omniscient and omnipresent and God is everything. And then he said 'The Lord thy God is a jealous God.' And I was, you know, caught up in the rapture of that moment until he said 'jealous.' And, something struck me, I was I think about twenty-seven or twenty-eight, I was thinking, 'God is all. God is omnipresent and God’s also jealous? God is jealous of me?' Something about that didn't feel right in my spirit because I believe that God is love, that God is in all things. And so, that's when the search for something more than doctrine began to stir within me."
Oprah then asks her guru, Eckhart Tolle, what happens to humans at death. Tolle responds "I don't give it any thought." Oprah further pontificates that "God, in the essence of all consciousness, isn't something to believe. God is! God 'is' and God is a feeling experience not a believing experience. And if your religion is a believing experience, if God for you is still about a belief, then it's not truly God." (See, e.g. Edwin W. Lutzer, Oprah, Miracles, and The New Earth Moody Publishers 2009).
Now compare what Pope St. Pius X wrote in his great encyclical Pascendi about Modernist teaching:
"Hence the principle of religious immanence is formulated. Moreover, the first actuation, so to say, of every vital phenomenon, and religion, as has been said, belongs to this category, is due to a certain necessity or impulsion; but it has its origin, speaking more particularly of life, in a movement of the heart, which movement is called a sentiment. Therefore, since God is the object of religion, we must conclude that faith, which is the basis and the foundation of all religion, consists in a sentiment which originates from a need of the divine. This need of the divine, which is experienced only in special and favorable circumstances, cannot, of itself, appertain to the domain of consciousness; it is at first latent within the consciousness, or, to borrow a term from modern philosophy, in the subconsciousness, where also its roots lies hidden and undetected.
Should anyone ask how it is that this need of the divine which man experiences within himself grows up into a religion, the Modernists reply thus: Science and history, they say, are confined within two limits, the one external, namely, the visible world, the other internal, which is consciousness. When one or other of these boundaries has been reached, there can be no further progress, for beyond is the unknowable. In presence of this unknowable, whether it is outside man and beyond the visible world of nature, or lies hidden within in the subconsciousness, the need of the divine, according to the principles of Fideism, excites in a soul with a propensity towards religion a certain special sentiment, without any previous advertence of the mind: and this sentiment possesses, implied within itself both as its own object and as its intrinsic cause, the reality of the divine, and in a way unites man with God. It is this sentiment to which Modernists give the name of faith, and this it is which they consider the beginning of religion." (para. #7).
Modernism, like it's cousin, New Ageism, teaches that religion is a search for spiritual feelings - but not absolute truth. For experiences - but without foundation. Now the same people who hijacked the Church are slowly infiltrating all areas of government. The Vatican II sect did nothing to warn people of Williamson's candidacy, and why would they do that? Their end goal is the same, and propelled by by the same Satanic ideology, just repackaged a little differently. Some Protestant preachers warned people about Marianne Williamson, and she came up short--this time. We can never prevail unless and until we realize that the primary problem is not the elections but the false doctrines of Vatican II which unleashed the powers of Hell.