Frank Pastore

Last Monday, Paris Hilton called Barbara Walters from jail to update her on how things were going (story here).

Paris said, “I'm hanging in there. I feel as if I'm a different person. I've dropped my appeal. I don't want to cause any more problems.”

Good for her. Maybe she’s learning her lesson.

Barbara asked, “How are you different?”

Paris answered, “I'm not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that. I have been thinking that I want to do different things when I am out of here. I have become much more spiritual. God has given me this new chance.”

Millions of parents are, no doubt, pleased to hear that. And, I’m hoping she’s truly sincere. Though I’m suspicious we’re probably hearing a script prepared by her attorney and her publicist. But, I’m pulling for her nonetheless.

Paris also shared that her spiritual advisor had helped her realize, “My spirit or soul did not like the way I was being seen and that is why I was sent to jail. God has released me.”

That’s when I saw the big red flag run up the pole, confirmed later when she told Barbara she was reading three books, “The Secret,” “The Power of Now” and the Bible.

She should throw away the first two and read the third, maybe starting in the Gospel of John. She’d especially be touched by reading the story in chapter 8, where Jesus says to the woman caught in adultery, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” The woman replied, “No one, Lord.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.”

Two of the three books Paris is reading have soared to the top of the New York Times “Best Sellers” list, thanks to being on Oprah’s Favorite Book list. And both are antithetical to the Bible.

No Christian should be deceived by “The Secret” and “The Power of Now.”

Frank Pastore

The Frank Pastore Show is heard in Los Angeles weekday afternoons on 99.5 KKLA and on the web at, and is the winner of the 2006 National Religious Broadcasters Talk Show of the Year. Frank is a former major league pitcher with graduate degrees in both philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
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