June 24, 2008, - 1:19 pm

HOprah Watch: Your Day in Oprah “Spirituality” and “Beauty” Wisdom

By Debbie Schlussel
I debated whether or not to post this on my site, since I find it disgusting and utterly tasteless and low-class.
But after opening my copy of USA Today, this morning, and reading a repeat of what I’ve been saying for years–ie., that, unfortunately, Oprah has replaced organized religion in America, and is the most influential woman in America–I decided to show you the “ultimate” in class and high-brow stuff that our national Jim Jones of daytime talk is purveying to America in her magazine, “O”‘s July 2008 issue.
In the latest Pew survey of Americans’ religiosity, Oprah is not mentioned once, yet USA Today finds it necessary to bring her into the mix:

“Americans believe in everything. It’s a spiritual salad bar,” says Rice University sociologist Michael Lindsay. Rather than religious leaders setting the cultural agenda, today, it’s Oprah Winfrey, he says.
“After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the national memorial service was at Washington’s National Cathedral, conducted by Episcopal clergy. After the 9/11 attack, Oprah organized the official memorial service at Yankee Stadium, and while clergy participated, she was the master of ceremonies.
“The impact of Oprah is seen throughout this survey. She uses the language of Bible and Christian traditions and yet includes other traditions to create a hodgepodge personalized faith.”

Well, America, here is a taste of your new spiritual salad bar, your “cultural” agenda setter. Don’t forget she’s supporting Barack Obama. Oh, and here’s a tip: If you’re embarrassed your son will read it, don’t write it.
Oprah TMI (Too MUUUUUCH Information)–it’s the new “Spirituality”:

In case you were wondering, this is the face–or is that, “Assistant High Priestess”?–that goes with this Oprah “Beauty” tip “Spirituality”:
Richly pigmented, a shock of mahogany mink. GUH-ROSS. If this is the “spiritual salad bar” of America, I’m sticking to meat and potatoes.
Ain’t Oprah “spirituality” great, America? Blecccch.

10 Responses

Oy Oy. I think people just make so much more of her than she is. No wonder she likes obama

mindy1 on June 24, 2008 at 7:02 pm

With the view and oprah I think the evidence is in. There’s something in the drinking water,lol.

samurai on June 25, 2008 at 2:06 am

I looked up megalomaniac in an online dictionary today and whaddya know…Oprah’s picture came up.

Carl on June 25, 2008 at 2:41 am

hopra gave birth to dr. phil. How can she ever recover after that horrible decision! she’s been one person that is horrible decision after horrible decision. Yes, she’s the richest person in the world..but HAR..so what? She lacks integrity, ethics, morality, common sense…. I’ve got mine.

diaphanous on June 25, 2008 at 6:09 am

I agree, Debbie, Oprah is WAY over hyped. WAY over. It’s scary, just how much influence she has over societal trends. Much like Martha Stewart USED to have but less so since her prison stint. Maybe something will happen to expose something about Oprah that will open eyes. We can hope, at least. As far as the Valerie…um, story. Well, hey. I have to admit I am “intrigued”, especially after seeing Valerie’s picture. Deb, it’s a “guy thing”..OK? I’m sure I’d be appropriately GROSSED OUT if it was a story about a guy doing that. Very grossed out. But the opposite sex doing it? Yeah, caught my attention. And, yes, it’s a stupid thing to do. A sad sign of the times to buy a dye kit for THAT. Sheesh. As you say…OY!

Floyd R. Turbo on June 25, 2008 at 10:10 am

Why is anyone surprised that Oprah IS “the new religion”.
Global Warming has also replaced religion.
The same Leftists that mock traditional religion are completely blind to the reality that the hysteria over Global Warming, and Oprah as wll, IS their religion.

Frank on June 25, 2008 at 10:44 am

“HOprah”? Isn’t that racist? I thought that was wrong.

Sue Denemme on June 25, 2008 at 12:08 pm

No. It is not racist to call her HOprah. Now, after consulting the 5,000 page PC manual for statements that can be made out to be racist, I discovered the following. If she had made the statement nappy-headed HOPrah, while discussing athletics. It would have been considered racist.

Ford Jones on June 25, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I’m sick of PC. They’ll get their ‘Fairness Doctrine’ and/or a hate speech law and shut all of you up. Then see how you like it, I’ll be laughing. I’ll say, “oh, what’s that…you want me to feel sorry for you?…because someone is trying to stop you from being hateful?…oh, I’m sorry, I would try to help you, but I’m afraid I can’t, because no one listens to me, because I was already so hateful, and I’m vile, and stuff.” And you’ll be like, “man, if only we had listened to john h, instead of constantly dumping on him, and not listening to what he was saying, because now we’re sorry” and I’ll be like, “oh yeah, well, you should have thought of that before you gave me a bunch of crap, and I’ll have lots of friends and stuff.

John Harper on June 25, 2008 at 3:01 pm

And I’m like, “This is actually kind of funny in a sophomoric way.”

DocLiberty on June 26, 2008 at 12:29 pm

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