My husband's surgery this morning was successful, his doctors tell me. He was awake and alert within minutes after the surgery was complete to my amazement. He has to be very still for the next two weeks, not lift his left hand above his shoulder for the next several weeks. We are praying that the surgery will result in a stregthened heart muscle.
While in surgery, the doctors banished me to the hospital's dining room. CNN was just coming on with the National Prayer Breakfast speech by Tony Blair to be followed by President Barack Obama. I am hoping to find Blair's speech somewhere on the internet.
President Obama's speech I found disturbing on a few levels. He recounted something of the history of the Prayer Breakfast network and its start in Seattle in the 1930s. Being a former political speechwriter myself, that part was expected. Knowing, however, of the interrelationship between that network and the eternally New Age Institute of Noetic Sciences, does not cause me to sleep any easier at night.
Barack Obama told of his family's religious history. His faer was a Muslim who turned atheist. His maternal grandparents were lapsed Methodist and Baptist respectively. His mother, he said, had no use for organized religion but was one of the kindest, most senistive persons he had ever known. He did not become a Christian himself, until he moved to Chicago and met people there who introduced him to the Faith.
His perspective seemed normal for a person with the background he had . But I heard overtones of what I had heard before, specifically, Javier Solana's pronouncements on the "misuse of religion."
Bluntly, the speech had both New World Religion and Alliance of Civilizations similarities.
There is an excellent book written from an Afro-Centric perspective about the New Age Movement and New World Order: THE MILLENNIUM: A NEW AGE EXPOSE. Its author, Demond Wilson, is a devout Christian. He is probably better known to the world as the famed actor who played Lamont in Sanford and Sons, comedy television series.
I'm hoping Demond Wilson may one day very soon have the opportunity to meet with our new president and share his perspective. The New Age Movement and its related developments such as the alliance of Civilizations are perhaps a temporarily advantageous place to be for one who is NOT blue-eyed, blonde haired pagan. Anybody else in that "New World Order" where its "root teachings" of Theosophy are looking for the new eventual superman to come from the Aryan root race is in deep potential trouble. Sound familiar? It should. Those were root teachings of Nazism!
Everybody deserves one kind warning and that includes our current President! For excellent reasons well known to me and my readers, I suspect he will not get it from the Prayer Breakfast network crowd of Doug Coe, Paul N. Temple and associates.