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NewsReal Sunday: Deepak Chopra Reminds Us How Dangerous Relativism Can Be
Posted By Paul Cooper On October 10, 2010 @ 8:00 am In NewsReal Blog | No Comments
Deepak Chopra is the most famous guru in America. He is sought out by many for his pretend wisdom. The Left loves him, and he sure doesn’t like the Right. And sadly his brand of religious relativism ends up putting Islam and Mohammad on equal footing with Judaism and Christianity. The more people argue that Mohammad is the same as Jesus the more we’ll forget the dangers around the world of things like Sharia law, forced conversions, and honor killings.
Chopra has long tried to be accepted by all people with his goal of selling Eastern mysticism for Western Dollars. But lately Chopra has stood up more and more against views on the Right. He’s become a frequent writer for the so-called liberal Huffington Post. Back in February Chopra attacked Sarah Palin and conservatives on Huffpo.
“In the past year the Republican have decided, as a group, that fostering lies, attacks, and smears is good politics.” – Deepak Chopra
Compare that to Chopra’s love for Barack Obama and the Democrats.
“My positive take is that Obama and the other smart people (always remembering that they are more than smart but also good-hearted, far-seeing, honest, and credible) are playing the role of adults trying to call forth the adult in all of us.” – Chopra
Chopra doesn’t limit his ‘wisdom’ to discussing politicians. His views of religion also reveal his Leftist views in how he promotes Islam as equal to other religions. Chopra is out promoting his new book, Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet. The so-called guru praises Mohammad as equal to Jesus and someone who can bring us all together.
Chopra actually calls Mohammad “a cure for us-vs.-them thinking.” I guess he hasn’t noticed that the more people study Islam and Mohammad the more they get concerned. Chopra also argues that Mohammad is like Jesus by raising our consciousness. It’s disheartening to read his words on this topic in a USA Today interview this past week:
“I can tell you, however, that what drew me to this story was my fascination with the way in which consciousness rises to the level of the divine. This phenomenon links Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. Higher consciousness is universal. It is held out as the ultimate goal of life on earth. Without guides who reached higher consciousness, the world would be bereft of its greatest visionaries — fatally bereft — in fact.” – Chopra
Do you really think Mohammad, a man who promoted violence and ill treatment of children and women was a guide to higher consciousness? And if the Muslim leader is so unifying why do you admit having to keep police updated on your whereabouts because of Mohammad’s followers’ reactions to your book? Do you really think Jesus and Mohammad are equal to point people to truth? Do you not realize how offensive that is to both Muslims and Christians? Maybe Chopra has never actually read what Jesus claimed about Himself.
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7
Jesus held He was the only way to God. He also said if you know Jesus then you know God, because Jesus is God in the flesh. The Savior offered to other options in future (or past) want-to-be prophets. Saying all prophets are equal is not only ignorant, but it is dangerous when you consider what some prophets asked their followers to do. Americans would be smart to start ignoring Chopra and his philosophy of Relativism.
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