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Twenty Things You Probably Didnít Know about Marianne Williamson
NRO ^ | 1 July 2019 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 07/02/2019 9:25:35 AM PDT by Rummyfan

One: Marianne Williamson told New York Jewish Week late last year that “had she received a better Jewish education she might have become a rabbi.” She was born in Houston, Texas, to a Jewish family. Her father, Sam, was a “Russian immigration lawyer who’d changed his name from Vishnevetsky.” She “grew up in Houston attending Congregation Beth Yeshurun, a Conservative synagogue that was hit hard by 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. She went to Hebrew school there while attending local public schools and recalled joining a Jewish sorority while at Bellaire High.”

Two: Williamson majored in theater and philosophy at California’s Pomona College, but dropped out in her junior year, 1973, moving to New York City to pursue a career as a nightclub singer. “I didn’t leave thinking I wouldn’t be back,” she told the college paper in February. “I thought I was just leaving for a semester or two, and then life just sort of took [me] elsewhere.”

Three: Those early adult years were a tumultuous time in Williamson’s life, but she was on the verge of what she came to see as a life-defining spiritual breakthrough:

She returned to Houston in 1979, opened a new-age bookstore, got married and divorced almost immediately — a “15-minute mistake,” she says. She was in therapy five times a week and nearing a nervous breakdown when she turned to the book that changed her life.

It was A Course in Miracles, the thousand-page new-age bible. A Course in Miracles was written in the ’60s by the late New York psychologist Helen Schucman, who maintained she was merely taking dictation from an inner voice that urged her to “write this down . . . this is a course in miracles.” The inner voice, Schucman came to believe, was Jesus.

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Thinking of contributing to her, just to keep her in the race. She's as valid a candidate as any of the other nut-jobs.

1 posted on 07/02/2019 9:25:35 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Number one: Who the heck is she? Never heard of her.


2 posted on 07/02/2019 9:26:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Rummyfan

She is actually the least deranged of the bunch.


3 posted on 07/02/2019 9:29:13 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Rummyfan

# 1 to #100 She is not getting Democrat nomination! BYAKT (but you already know that)


4 posted on 07/02/2019 9:30:03 AM PDT by SMGFan ("God love ya! What am I talking about")
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Twenty, huh?

And not a one of them that I give a rat's ass about.

Imagine that.

5 posted on 07/02/2019 9:31:56 AM PDT by Snake Skin Sonny
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To: Rummyfan

She’s a real genius. A “New Age” genius.


6 posted on 07/02/2019 9:32:31 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: cuban leaf

She’s long been known as a new age guru. In other words, a total nutcase.


7 posted on 07/02/2019 9:33:07 AM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.`)
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To: Rummyfan

How did she ever qualify for the debate? Is she friends or related to somebody high up in the Dem party?


8 posted on 07/02/2019 9:34:16 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Neo-cons are liberal Democrats who love illegal aliens and war.)
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To: Rummyfan

I actually liked some things she said.


9 posted on 07/02/2019 9:34:23 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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never heard of her, but she wasn’t fated for rabbinate

nevertheless, ANYONE would be a better D candidate than the pack of losers commies idiots and clowns they’ve got running now, HA!

i’ve never seen a worse bunch of candidates


10 posted on 07/02/2019 9:38:25 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( ¬ďPoliticians are not born; they are excreted.¬Ē Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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11 posted on 07/02/2019 9:39:40 AM PDT by PGR88
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After reading the entire article, my conclusion: she’s a wacky charlatan.


12 posted on 07/02/2019 9:41:25 AM PDT by be-baw
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To: Rummyfan

Good morning Starshiiiiine.......


13 posted on 07/02/2019 9:44:14 AM PDT by circlecity
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“Thinking of contributing to her, just to keep her in the race. She’s as valid a candidate as any of the other nut-jobs.”

I completely, totally support Marianne Williamson to be the Democrat nominee.

It’s time America had a candidate who knows how to boogie.


14 posted on 07/02/2019 9:48:58 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Skooz; Rummyfan

Here is an indicator of how she will deal with the Kim Jong Un’s and Islamist Mullah’s of the world:

Eight: Williamson frequently weighed in on political matters with unpredictable and unexpected views. A 1993 profile by Knight Ridder News Service declared, “If it were up to Williamson, President Clinton would have summoned a group of new-age leaders, say, even Williamson, to talk to David Koresh in spiritual terms, to encourage a peaceful solution” to the Waco standoff.


15 posted on 07/02/2019 9:50:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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RE: After reading the entire article, my conclusion: she’s a wacky charlatan

Well, you’re not alone in your observations. Even the left-wing liberal magazine, Mother Jones shares a similar opinion.

Nine: In 1997, the liberal magazine Mother Jones wrote a scathing profile entitled “Marianne Williamson is full of it,” declaring:

Offering religion without rules, salvation without sacrifice, the former cabaret singer has remade herself into the perfect priestess for a culture steeped in pop. “Love conquers all” is no cliché to Williamson and her readers. Focus on feelings, she reiterates in book after book, and the rest will follow — from a good man to a great salary to a God-fearing nation. Forget the fuss and muss associated with actual effort.

(The Psychology Today profile quotes her telling an audience, “You’ve committed no sins, just mistakes.”)


16 posted on 07/02/2019 9:52:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: unixfox

RE: She’s a real genius. A “New Age” genius.

Here’s how this “New Age Genius” would approach a natural disaster (FROM THE ARTICLE) :

Eleven: Her proposal for addressing the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon platform disaster was unorthodox: “Visualize the oil spill plugged. Close your eyes for five minutes and see angels coming over it, filling it with sane and sacred thoughts.”

Twelve: On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Two days later, Williamson tweeted, “Let’s see angels surrounding the nuclear reactors, pouring cold water over them, keeping radiation from escaping into the atmosphere.”


17 posted on 07/02/2019 9:54:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

How Marianne Williamson would approach the abortion issue:

Seventeen: In a 2006 radio interview, Williamson discussed the idea of instituting “speed bumps” for women contemplating abortion, including a mandatory three counseling sessions. In a subsequent interview, Williamson claimed the idea grew out her experience counseling women who were trying to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy. “I counseled them not to make the decision impulsively or casually,” she said. By the time of her 2014 congressional campaign, Williamson said she no longer supported the concept.


18 posted on 07/02/2019 9:57:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: Rummyfan

Who?


19 posted on 07/02/2019 10:02:58 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Rummyfan

Her “inner voice” was not Jesus.


20 posted on 07/02/2019 10:08:04 AM PDT by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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