Daily Caller Imports Idiocy of Team-Sports Politics to the Spiritual Arena
The DC’s slam against Tolle is that “Christian Scholars” don’t think quite so highly of him. The piece cites all of two, but that’s enough to justify the plural.
I’ve read Tolle’s The Power of Now and thought it had some useful insights and advice, though not enough for me to shell out big bucks for some of Tolle’s other works. If you’re a Christian who cares deeply about doctrine, it’s probably not the book for you.
On the other hand, it’s also probably not the book for you if you’re a Muslim who cares deeply about doctrine. Or a Hindu, or a Taoist.
But here’s the funny part: If Islamic scholars were denouncing Tolle for his deviations from Koranic thought, the Daily Caller would make him out as a hero.
You don’t have to look very hard to find DC stories snarking about Islamic influence in the Occupy movement, for instance. Or printing columns warning about the dangers of Islamism. Or noting with raised eyebrows that Chris Christie’s attorney general has appointed Islamists. Or jabbing Nancy Pelosi for holding a fundraiser with Islamists. Or — well, you can find lots more yourself.
Five bucks says the Daily Caller really doesn’t care one way or the other about Eckhart Tolle. But since Ashley Judd said something nice about him, the magazine felt compelled to find someone on the right team — i.e., the Republican Christian team — to bash him, and thereby indirectly bash Judd for not being a very good Christian.
I bet she’s not a very good Muslim, either. And if Judd wants to get the DC off her back, the quickest way she could would be to find some imam to say so.