Marianne Williamson on bringing spirituality back into politics

Marianne Williamson, a self-described inspirational author and lecturer, is often characterized as a “spiritual guru” because of her focus on spiritual health, but she thinks that moniker doesn’t give her enough credit.

In an interview with CBS News chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett in this week’s episode of “The Takeout” podcast, Williamson said that calling her a “spiritual guru” was “dismissive” and made her seem “like I’m a less intelligent thinker, a little woo-woo.”

Williamson argued that her emphasis on spirituality in her campaign is what made her a strong and viable presidential candidate.

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“I think the issue is that politics has swerved,” Williamson said, opining that American politics has turned “toxic.” “The problem is with an over-corporatized, over-secularized political conversation so disconnected from values, so disconnected from issues of moral and ethical responsibility, as to have broken itself off of the major river of American thought and American life. That’s why so many people can’t relate to it.”

She said that the U.S. is suffering from a “sociopathic economic system” that doesn’t value the American worker. She also criticized conservative evangelical Christians for their focus on social issues.

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