Thursday, October 7, 2010

Another Good Reason To Do Yoga

Another good reason to do yoga: it pisses off closed minded, ignorant, 16th Century paradigm, fundamentalist Religious Leadership.  Tip of the hat to Jill (master of libraries, or mistress of libraries?) for this link (here). 

"Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler... says "the idea that the body is a vehicle for reaching consciousness with the divine." "That's just not Christianity," Mohler told The Associated Press."

Maybe the Southern Baptists will follow the example of the Roman Catholic church in alienating and driving away all of it's core followers (1 in 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic), and further reduce their congregation attendance by sticking to the narrowest, most exclusionary interpretation of dogma possible. 
Once again, Fundamentalism shows its true self.  'Adhere to our narrow view of things, of get out of our club'.  'We're right, everyone else is wrong.'. 

Yeah, increasing flexibility, muscle tone, reducing stress, helping to regulate blood sugar, increasing breathing control, lowering blood pressure, practicing biofeedback, weight reduction, relating to your natural environment, practicing self discipline and control... these are ALL so very un-Christian[TM].

I wish the best of luck to Mr Mohler and his ilk.  It truly is nice when the face of evil, exclusionary, closed minded fundamentalism shows it's ugly head. 


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