Matthew R. Perry

The Truth about “The Secret”

In Apologetics on March 28, 2007 at 9:02 am

Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, has written a compelling article about “The Secret.” Here’s an excerpt:

We should be very concerned to live in a country in which so many citizens evidently want to be told that they, individually, are the very center of the universe. The Secret is just the latest form of American esoteric positive thinking run amok. The nation seems to endure periodic waves of positive-thinking nonsense, and every generation seems primed to believe that it can have all it wants and more. Can anyone actually believe this stuff?

Evidently so. Oprah is a big fan, as are other Hollywood and entertainment types. Byrne has attracted publicity, books sales, and attention, if nothing else. (To read the rest of the article, click here.)

This article is so helpful to me. I had one of our college students ask me about it, and I had no idea what she was talking about. Then I clicked by Oprah, and saw someone advocating it as well. Does this seem like a repackaged “Power of Positive Thinking?” What do you think?


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