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Religion is a touchy subject, and everyone is surely entitled to believe what they want — but even this is a little bit silly!
In an opinion piece in a Christian college (John Brown University) newspaper, the author straight up claims that yoga is evil.
We guess the key-word there is 'opinion!' Ha!
"This column is not a theological exegesis, but rather a heartfelt cry. I understand that yoga has become an accepted part of the American culture. The National Institute of Health promotes it vigorously and much of the Church has accepted it as harmless. I have to disagree.
As I have been thinking of all the arguments and reasons why yoga is not as beneficial as we've been led to believe, it all keeps coming back to the fact that yoga has its roots in the worship of demonic Hindu gods.
I believe that while yoga may offer some benefits, those benefits have hidden, demonic strings attached. I spoke to one of our chapel speakers years ago about this. He was a Dalit "untouchable" from India who had become a Christian. His view is that yoga is the beautiful face that the very ugly religion of Hinduism uses to sell itself to Americans."
Of course the paper that printed the op-ed had to specifically state that they do not agree with the author's views. We mean, at its basic core, yoga is breathing and stretching!
Besides, so what if yoga is demonic, you'll have a demonically seksi bod and we're just fine with that!