Yoga, The Enemy of Christianity?
|Letting The Demons In|
Christians, at least the fundamentalist or evangelical version, if you listen to them, will likely tell you that they are under attack, in fact suffering from persecution.
These attacks are coming at them from all quarters, the dark world of Islam, the secular humanists, Teletubbies, the fiction of Dan Brown, and now…get ready, Yoga.
In this video Mark Martin and Wendy Griffith of CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) inform the audience that Yoga can be dangerous to Christians because it “contains a spiritual component.”
CBN is the network that brings you Pat Robertson and his 700 Club where we’ve learned such things as the Haitian earthquake was God’s punishment for Haiti making a “pact with the devil” in exchange for liberation from the French and that Katrina was punishment for New Orleans’ sins.
The video is over four minutes long but you’ll probably get the point in less than half of that, but, watch the guy’s body language and his attempt at displaying a nodding, knowing gravitas.
Yoga? Dangerous? Demons? There is an inclination toward paranoia among these folks that completely baffles me. They purport to be afraid of nearly everyone and everything that is not…them.
What happened to their much vaunted “faith?” Of course, with the Pope traveling around in the Pope-mobile surrounded by four inches of armor plate and a platoon of guys with automatic weapons I guess that faith thing has been laid aside.