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Jürgen Fliege is an evangelical theologian, publicist and talkshow moderator.
Fliege studied Protestant Theology at the Wuppertal Church, and the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. He was elected vicar of the Evangelical Church Community of Aldenhoven in 1977 after the Vicariate. In 1989 Fliege changed to the private television station Sat.1 as the representative of the Evangelical Church in Germany. As a priest of the Protestant Church in the Rhineland, Fliege was emeritus as of 1 April 2010.
Fly became known to the public through the presentation of the talkshow named after him, which was broadcast from February 1994 to September 2005 in the afternoon program of the first.
The one-hour program was mainly focused on an older audience. The program consisted of doctors, naturalists and life counselors, who expressed their opinions about the problems and fates of other guests and gave advice. Talks were also held with numerous prominent guests about their lives and their cheerful everyday results. Physically or financially in need got legal accompaniment in connection with their talks. In addition, Fliege had a search for missing persons within the scope of this program, and so enabled the missing one to meet with their relatives.
In addition, Fliege also had to accept criticism. When the actress Cleo Kretschmer interviewed him in 1999, Fliege describes God as "the old gangster up there" and as a "crook up there". Therefore, and because of his critical attitude to the German policy in the Yugoslavian conflict, the program director of the Bayerische Rundfunks Gerhard Fuchs wanted to stop the program and terminate all contracts with the moderator. According to audience protests and support by some print media, the ARD directors decided to continue the series.
Nevertheless, the show was canceled in 2005. After this, Fliege continued to appear on the Bavarian TV channel in the TV broadcast We in Bavaria. When he criticized the behavior of the SWR director Peter Voß in connection with the ARD clandestine scandal in the Munich Abendzeitung, there was no further moderation under TV director Gerhard Fuchs.
After the broadcast pause, Fliege moderated a five-hour show from November 2006, called Flieges Welt, on the Call-in-Channel Help TV. Since the beginning of 2008, the program has been broadcast daily from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm as Livestream via the Internet. At the end of February 2008, however, it was discontinued.
In the meantime, Fliege-TV is again distributed over various regional and cable producers and offered as livestream or call-up video on the Internet.
Until the end of 2012, Jürgen Fliege was the publisher of the monthly magazine Fliege - Die Zeitschrift, after which the magazine was sold. In over 20 books, Jürgen Fliege describes his philosophy of life and gives advice in the fields of faith and personality discovery. His last book, The Healing Power of Water, he wrote together with Masaru Emoto. His autobiography was named by Jürgen Fliege based on the horse-whisperer Monty Roberts Menschenflüsterer.
Public Perception and Controversy
Since Jürgen Fliege's departure from the public television, he is criticized repeatedly because of his appearance in the media. Above all, he is accused of the fact that he uses his prominence for the support and application of, among other things, his own pseudo- and paravisian healing methods, products and seminars, which he regularly describes as a spearhead and revolution in school medicine and science.
In this context, headlines were made by Flieger's diverse advertising for a device called Aquapol, which is said to be able to dry damp buildings with the help of "gravimetric" energy, produced by a manufacturer associated with Scientology. For the effectiveness of the device, no scientific proof could be provided, which is why, among other things, TÜV has also been taking legal action against the manufacturer for several years. In an interview with the Evangelische Zeitung, Fliege defends his advertising activity for the device and asks, among other things, more social tolerance against Scientology and its business practices.
The so-called "fly essence", which he had advertised and distributed for several months in 2011, met with considerable criticism in the media public. According to Jürgen Fliege, this person personally gave healing by means of laying on hands and praying according to his own statement and product description. Due to the massive negative media impact on the sale of its fly essence, the sale was discontinued in September 2011.
Ursula Caberta, the former sect commissioner of the state of Hamburg, also moves close to esoteric gurus and Scientology, and accuses him of making esoteric charlatans and their methods and products available and giving them a touch of seriousness. Jürgen Fliege himself defends the methods and business models he promotes, with the argument that both he and these methods and products are in the tradition of ancient Christian methods of healing and are legitimate for this reason.
In the ZDF-broadcast Markus Lanz, Fliege was caught up in the criticism of the other invited talk guests and the moderator due to his business models and his application of esoteric products; Charlatanism, misconduct, and profiteering with the suffering of other people were only a few reproaches made to him.
In October 2011, the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland reported that there was a suspicion that Fliege had violated its official duties. A disciplinary procedure was initiated with reference to the Pfarertienstgesetz of the Evangelical Church in Germany, which obliged the pastor to retire to an appropriate life-style. A complaint within the framework of the procedure, according to which Fliege had suggested to a couple, an ecclesiastical marriage was possible without any attachment of the married couple to the church, was dropped at the beginning of January 2013.
In 1995 he and the television producer Johannes C. Weiss founded the "Stiftung Fliege", which supports people who are in need.
Jürgen Fliege is the father of two daughters. He lives privately in Feldafing on Lake Starnberg, where he also has his headquarters.