Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Entry #12 in the New Age Series

Last time, we talked about Rick Warren and “The Purpose Driven Life.” We’ll conclude our discussion on Rick today.

Another one of his projects is The Daniel Plan, a diet program he launched in 2011. I haven’t read the book and know nothing of the plan except that it has to do with how the prophet Daniel ate as described in the Book of Daniel, but I found the three men that he invited to help him write the curriculum interesting. You might, too. The men are Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman.  Some websites have made adjustments so that Dr. Oz's name doesn't show up in conjunction with The Daniel Plan anymore.

You recognize Dr. Oz’s name immediately. It’s interesting that he’s a Sufi Muslim. The Sufis are more interested in the spiritual side of Islam, seeking the purification of the inner self. Why would Rick Warren invite a Muslim (of any order) to assist him with writing a curriculum? Dr. Oz’s wife is a massage therapist. Not just any massage therapist. She is involved in Reiki massage, a form of New Age massage. (“The practitioner stores energy in their own body so the heat and flow can translate to energize the meridians, qi, and chakras in the body.”  They call this energy, we call it demonic spirits. She is not just involved in Reiki, she is a Reiki Master. Dr. Oz has placed his seal of approval on this.

Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist, sometimes dealing with children. In his book “The Brain in Love” (formerly titled “Sex on the Brain”) he recommends tantric sex, which involves the worship of sex. This is not a Christian idea. Does it bother anyone besides me that a child psychiatrist is associated with worshipping sex? Does it also bother anyone besides me that Rick Warren asked him to help write a curriculum…for ANYTHING?

Finally, Dr. Hyman is a family practitioner, metabolic expert, and medical advisor for “The Dr. Oz Show” and to Bill and Hillary Clinton (Amy Chozick (April 11, 2014). "He Tells the Clintons How to Lose a Little". The New York Times) His book “The UltraMind Solution” offers practical medical advice but also suggests New Age resources and recommends yoga and meditation to his readers.

(Some of this information was also extracted from a pamphlet entitled “The Dangers of Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan” from Lighthouse Trails Research, where there is a wealth of knowledge on the New Age.)

I just have to wonder why Rick Warren would claim to be a Christian and invite three unbelievers to join with him in writing a curriculum for a diet plan…or anything else. Why would he ask three New Agers unless he’s into the New Age himself? If you were going to embark on a project that you need help with, wouldn’t you ask like-minded people to assist you? (I think Rick Warren did, don’t you?)

Stay tuned! smile emoticon