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Bow Down Before Her Mighty Boots

Oprah is God, according to this USA Today report which chronicles the talk show icon’s growth as a spiritual figure.

“She’s a really hip and materialistic Mother Teresa,” says Kathryn Lofton, a professor at Reed College in Portland, Ore., who has written two papers analyzing the religious aspects of Winfrey. “Oprah has emerged as a symbolic figurehead of spirituality.”

First of all, a “hip” and “materialistic” Mother Teresa?  As if the original weren’t those two things in spades.  And second, if Oprah is God, where does that leave Eric Clapton?  Or Tiger Woods?

Warren BellWarren Bell was nominated June 20, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a member of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of a ...


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