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Alabama school Yoga Ban

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by The Hammer, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. The Hammer

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  2. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    I only did it for a couple of years but had to stop as it was turning me into an unpatriotic, LSD using, turban-wearing devil worshipper.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I do know which is greater: their ignorance or their bigotry.

    Meditation is as old as the hills and is found in all major religious traditions, and "yoga" just another term for "meditation" in Hindi, and one can take entirely secular classes on yoga, which my wife & I did many moons ago.
     
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    Fair is fair. Hindus should be happy about it because it means we're treating it as a religion, instead of something else or totally ignoring it.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    How forward-thinking of them!
     
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  6. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Hindu cootie syndrome.

    Yea I made that up but it was fun.
     
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    Yoga is certainly Hinduism. But I doubt what the school was promoting was actually Yoga.
    Asanas, Meditation and pranayam are practices. They're commonly used in certain denominations of Hinduism, but unless doctrine is being promoted, they're just exercises.

    Was Hindu doctrine being taught?
     
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    SigurdReginson Grēne Mann
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    What's Christian Yoga???
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Same as Christian Zen. A bunch of malarkey.
     
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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Chanting "Christ have mercy" instead of "OM" ;)
     
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    Not as far as I can tell. My guess is it is/was a very western style, secular yoga. Poses, and maybe some mindfulness? Nothing theological.
     
  13. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Lmao! Old people do tai chi for exercise. I guess they’re all Taoists now
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I do half an hour's yoga each morning, i have done most mornings for over 30 years and i can honestly say it has never tempted me to take up any form of faith.
     
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    You don’t think Christianity is compatible with Zen?
     
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  16. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    It seems that Alabama christianity isn't
     
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    Much athletic stretching resembles the kind of 'yoga' they do in schools. Somebody should report the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
     
  18. Vinayaka

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    Secretly, we're reprogramming you via those stretches. One of these days you'll just realise it.
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    You'll have your work cut out for you.
     
  20. Vinayaka

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    Yeah, some nuts are hard to crack.
     
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