Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pray that Marianne Williamson never gets published again

Dear God,
Please protect newspapers and magazines from publishing any of Marianne Williamson's idiotic articles, ever.

Ahmm. Here is an idiotic article by Marianne Williamson in the Huffington Post (!!) - Pray Away the Swine Flu:

Dear God,
Please take away the swine flu.

According to Martin Luther King, Jr. there is a power in us more powerful than the power of bullets.

King knew that that power was the power of the Spirit. Call it a religious power, a spiritual power, the power of consciousness or whatever - it has to do with the power of the mind, joined with the power of a Divine Creator.

So don't be fooled when it comes to this conversation about the swine flu. This flu wasn't created on the level of the body, because no disease is. It was created on the level of the mind, and it is there that we will root it out at the causal level.
And what is the cause?
For weeks, millions of people have been convinced by the media -- based on endless reports about the drug cartels -- that "Mexico is a dangerous place." It is a basic truism of spiritual philosophy that, as it is written in A Course in Miracles, "all thought creates form on some level." You get enough people agreeing in consciousness that Mexico is a dangerous place, and that dangerous thought will make it so.

So does that mean the media shouldn't have reported about the drug cartels? Absolutely not. But it does bear noting that today's media seems to have abdicated any sense of perspective, grabbing always for the most sensationalized, fear-producing angle of any story. And we should try to filter the fear thoughts than can get into our minds as assiduously as we try to filter the germs that can get into our bodies.
By the way, if media reporting was the case, the disease produced out of Pakistan would have already resulted in a mass-extinction. Oh - wait. The dinos didn't really die because of a comet impact. Instead, they were just not thinking enough positive thoughts. Publish!

If you have a high tolerance of BS, read this piece of crap here.


Matthew said...

I started reading that, and thought it was a joke at first. Oh man...

Did you read her bio? Apparently a poll of Newsweek readers listed her among the 50 most influential baby boomers. That certainly reinforces my belief that the baby boom generation represents the nadir of human civilization.

Kate Wellspring said...

I applaud your employment of the idiom "a piece of crap". This term is often used inappropriately, to describe objects or ideas that are mildly ridiculous or to register aversion. Rather, your application indicates an understanding of the correct usage, implying a waste that is properly cast out of the body, and which should be promptly disposed of in order to avoid infecting populations. Williamson's proposals are fundamentally destructive to societies in that they direct citizens to ignore the real causes of harm and suffering and divert their attention to nostra such as prayer, magical thinking, etc. I'm glad that you're willing to out this charlatan rather than ignore her. I enjoy the benefits of independent media, but admonish the Huffington Post for its irresponsibility in providing a pulpit for this kind of uninformed and potentially hazardous scribbling. Perhaps they will publish Williamson's next piece in which she may suggest that Joseph Ratzinger should be named the next Secretary of Health? A plague on all these fabulists!

Ginkgo100 said...

Alas, this is far from unique. My sniffer was already thinking "New Age." Then I saw the reference to A Course in Miracles and my suspicions were confirmed. Any reference to A Course in Miracles, The Law of Attraction, or The Secret means the writer's mind and reason have been taken captive by a particularly insidious flavor of New Age idiocy.

Oprah Winfrey is a big fan, incidentally. You can find out the top ten (tongue-in-cheek) things you never knew about other New Age Beings in a blog post I wrote last year.

Salman Hameed said...

Ha! Yes, and if I remember correctly, Oprah even endorsed The Secrets on her show.

I also read some chapters from one of the ACIM (A course on miracles) books...and oh...what crap! (yes, I'm using here Kate's definition of crap). They all join the what the bleep do we know hall of New Age idiocy.

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