I must say I was very surprised to hear how negative Oprah is towards non-believers. I always thought of her as an openminded person who accepted all groups of people, but we have been greatly mistaken.
She has openly admitted to her own audience that in her view or belief that atheists are incapable of awe. While interviewing professional long distance swimmer Diana Nyad. Nyad is openly atheist and has no problem admitting it, and does so when she is questioned about her beliefs in the interview. She claims that she sees no contradiction between her being an atheist and her ability to experience awe as she says:
" ... to weep with the beauty of this universe and be moved by all of humanity.”
To which Oprah responds by saying and I quote:
“Well I don’t call you an atheist then, I think if you believe in the awe and the wonder and the mystery, then that is what God is.”
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So what do you think about this? Has your opinion of Oprah changed now after knowing this? As far as I’m concerned she is dead to me. I can accept someone having different beliefs to me. But for someone to assume my inner thoughts just because I don’t believe as they do? Thats sheer narrow mindedness and is unforgivable.