Dr. Oz and Swedenborg
Posted: 14 October 2011 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A while ago I read that Dr. Oz (an Oprah created phenom for those unfamiliar with the good doctor) and his wife are recent converts to Swedenborgianism. I find this to be quite amusing. I guess I think of Swedenborgianism as a precognitive precursor to both Mormonism and Scientology. I used to live not far from the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco (a national historic site, I believe) before I moved to a different neighborhoods that had a Theosophical meeting place. My neighborhood was absolutely a hotbed of malicious animal magnetism. That’s my city. Has anyone else heard of this strange occurrence ? If you are not familiar with the amazing Swedenborg, there is an interesting introduction at Wikipedia. I don’t know how infested the information is by Swedenborgians, but it still has plenty of information regarding his outlandish teachings. Of special interest are his beliefs pertaining to the inhabitants of the various planets. I wondered if the writers of Star Trek TNG had him in mind when they came up with the Borg. Isn’t it amazing what “intelligent” people can convince themselves to believe ? I do not know how his religious beliefs affect his medical outlook, but they are enough to raise a red flag.

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Posted: 03 March 2012 10:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 06 March 2012 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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This doesnt surprise me in the least. I have ranted about Oz’s lack of scientific rigor quite a bit in this forum. His show is nothing but a woo filled carnival sideshow. I personally think he is a disgrace to the medical profession.

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Posted: 07 March 2012 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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macgyver - 06 March 2012 07:58 PM

This doesnt surprise me in the least. I have ranted about Oz’s lack of scientific rigor quite a bit in this forum. His show is nothing but a woo filled carnival sideshow. I personally think he is a disgrace to the medical profession.

IMO, this goes double for personalities like Dr. Phil, and such who offer their “expertise” re: individual’s personal problems, for public entertainment value.  Apart from generally being bunk, it is simply unethical.

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