Southern Baptist leader on yoga: Not Christianity

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    And the stupid just keeps getting stronger. Aside from the fact that this moron doesn't know his theology, i.e. Christian meditation, he also seems clueless about the physical benefits of yoga.

    Southern Baptist leader on yoga: Not Christianity

    A Southern Baptist leader who is calling for Christians to avoid yoga and its spiritual attachments is getting plenty of pushback from enthusiasts who defend the ancient practice.

    Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler says the stretching and meditative discipline derived from Eastern religions is not a Christian pathway to God.

    Mohler said he objects to "the idea that the body is a vehicle for reaching consciousness with the divine."

    "That's just not Christianity," Mohler told The Associated Press.

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    The point of yoga, is it can be whatever you want.
     
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    As i mentioned in the other, rather long, thread on this topic. I humbly disagree with his assertion.
     
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    So a free man gives his opinion about Yoga and Christianity. My, my, we can't have any of that. This is clear example of why the left is dangerous to all of our constitutional freedoms.
     
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    I agree. Pretty crazy to mock someone for having an opinion that is dfferent than yours. I thought lefties were "inclusive" and "tolerant' of different cultures? Guess not. Maybe we should post an OP about a muslim cleric who thinks women are property. Would that be crazy also?
     
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    It maybe clear to you. What is clear to me is that under the color of authority a man hopes to get some attention, and most people - it seems - see not an exercise of freedom, but an exercise in attention seeking.
     
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    You have the right to your opinion, just like I have the right to think you are crazy.
     
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    i guess you can couch it that way. different opinions don't bother most of us, I would think. But mocking others' opinions seems to be currency on both sides, so i wouldn't be so quick to attribute it to the 'left' (though I know the rightwingnuts love doing that)

    on the other hand, some 'opinions' are simply nuts and should be mocked.
     

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