By Bo Gardiner. Excerpts from the full article at Patheos.
Are astrology and other New Age beliefs a kind of religion for those without religion? Real or not, should that religious stature grant them greater respect and less scoffing? The stars say yes in a New York Times op-ed this past week by writer Krista Burton. Does she make a good case?
“Wonder Girl” is one of countless popular YouTuber astrologers offering daily life advice.
“The universe gives back what we send out.” “Everything happens for a reason.”
These are among the most widely repeated dogmas of New Age thought.
I propose a simple test of the validity of a philosophy such as this.
If you would be ashamed to express your philosophy to someone who has lost a child in a tsunami, then it’s probably immoral… and false.
The gay community and any other sufferers attracted “so-called AIDS” to themselves with their bad thoughts and poor reality interpretations. If you’re seeking to avoid HIV, replace your condoms with spacetime possibilities. And if you’re a sufferer who’s hoping to reduce its symptoms, throw out your prescription and simply create a different reality.
The man spewing this murderous counsel, Deepak Chopra, is the media’s favorite spiritual advisor to the nation… and a medical doctor. That officially makes him far more dangerous than the worst of faith-healing hucksters. This garbage comes from a disturbing interview of Chopra that recently came to light. It opens with slimy self-help guru Tony Robbins saying “HIV is not the source of AIDS.” (at 22:30). Chopra agrees: Continue reading