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3394 Views 40 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2007 6:27 PM by mistaSteve Go to original post 1 2 3 Previous Next
  • Fionn mac Cumhail Rookie 288 posts since
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    15. Nov 29, 2007 6:18 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    quote:


    Originally posted by Iontach:

    Umm - what?

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    If more than a quarter inch of that reed goes in your mouth, you're going to hell, queer.....

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  • Iontach Rookie 1,340 posts since
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    16. Nov 29, 2007 6:18 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    quote:


    Originally posted by Fionn mac Cumhail:


    If more than a quarter inch of that reed goes in your mouth, you're going to hell, queer.....


     



    Now you tell me....

  • clasko2596 Rookie 44 posts since
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    17. Nov 29, 2007 6:23 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    The only thing I remember while attempting yoga is thinking...

    please don't fart, please don't fart, please don't fart...

  • JimUB Amateur 88 posts since
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    18. Nov 29, 2007 7:08 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    To paraphrase the statement of a prominent athiest when Jerry Falwell passed, it's too bad that there's not a hell for Pat Robertson to be sent to.

  • Endure Rookie 63 posts since
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    19. Nov 29, 2007 7:16 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    Don't do yoga while reading the Golden Compass or you'll burn. 

  • makeda023 Rookie 629 posts since
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    20. Nov 29, 2007 7:43 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

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    Originally posted by Lintu:

    Were you prohibited from Ouija boards? I was. At least it wasn't as bad as the girl next door, who wasn't allowed to watch Fantasia.


     



    Oh, mercy yes. Come to think of it, I've never even seen one.

    My mother didn't want me to read horror books.  She also took exception to the choose-your-own-adventure books with 'magical' themes.  I remember being so scared that I put them out in the hall so I wouldn't have satanic dreams.

  • bigapplepie Legend 2,455 posts since
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    21. Nov 29, 2007 8:23 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?
  • maryk071 Rookie 164 posts since
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    22. Nov 29, 2007 8:49 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    quote:


    Originally posted by clasko2596:

    The only thing I remember while attempting yoga is thinking...

    please don't fart, please don't fart, please don't fart...


     



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    Tawan, when I first started doing yoga, I was uncomfortable with the idea of chi. As far as I know, chi doesn't have a lot of scientific basis, so it felt kind of religious.

    Now, I'm ok with it.

  • MiniDriver Rookie 259 posts since
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    23. Nov 29, 2007 9:02 PM (in response to Tawan)
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    Only while burning the flag of the false god buddha.

  • cb025 Rookie 140 posts since
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    24. Dec 20, 2007 6:27 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    I especially like this part of their rationale -

    + Yoga originated with a blatantly anti-Christian philosophy, and that philosophy has not changed. +

    Yeah, except the foundation of yoga waaay pre-dates Christianity.  Do you suppose those Hindus conspired to create yoga as an attack against Christianity thousands of years before Christianity was even invented?

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  • bigapplepie Legend 2,455 posts since
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    25. Nov 29, 2007 9:56 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

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    Originally posted by cb:

    I especially like this part of their rationale -

    + Yoga originated with a blatantly anti-Christian philosophy, and that philosophy has not changed. +

    Yeah, except the foundation of yoga waaay pre-dates Christianity.  Do you suppose those Hindus conspired to create yoga as an attack against Christianity thousands of years before Christianity was even invented?



    Dude, before Christianity we were all sitting around drinking and having random sex. Jesus died to save us from that.

  • cb025 Rookie 140 posts since
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    26. Nov 29, 2007 9:58 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

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    Originally posted by bigapplepie:



     


    Dude, before Christianity we were all sitting around drinking and having random sex. Jesus died to save us from that.

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    Yeah, well thanks for nothing then, dude.

  • bigapplepie Legend 2,455 posts since
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    27. Nov 29, 2007 10:02 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

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    Originally posted by maryk:

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    Tawan, when I first started doing yoga, I was uncomfortable with the idea of chi. As far as I know, chi doesn't have a lot of scientific basis, so it felt kind of religious.

    Now, I'm ok with it.


     



    Huh huh huh, she said chi!

  • runbill Rookie 48 posts since
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    28. Dec 20, 2007 6:27 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

    What a silly question.  True Christians are too inflexible.

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  • Ray Andrews Rookie 226 posts since
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    29. Dec 20, 2007 6:27 PM (in response to Tawan)
    Re: Can Christians practice yoga?

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    Originally posted by mistaSteve:

    Christianity co-opts everything. It's part of a long tradition of absorbing things and mutating them to fit its purposes.


     



    Part of this is not without some theological underpinning, viz.<br /><br /><b>"I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some." (I Corinthians 9:27)</b><br /><br />It's an Evangelical watchword as old as the hills:  When in Rome, do as the Romans.  If you're gonna get people to listen to you, you're going to have to 'relate.'<br /><br />Problem is...well, two-fold:<br /><br />(1)  There's another scripture that mitigates the when-in-Rome thingy somewhat:  <b>"Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch what is unclean."  (II Corinthians 6:17)</b>  (Ah, that contradictory ole Bible! )      Where's the middle ground?  Don't ask me to adjudicate that for you; that's the Holy Spirit's job...or did He passed away with the Apostles?...hmmmmm....<br /><br />(2)  Skillful marketers have pegged "Christians" as a demographic.  Christians who ride motorcycles, listen to music, play sports, eat food, wear tee-shirts, etc., can provide a ready $$$ for enterprises who care to advertise in that market.  It's called "market capitalism."<br /><br />    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by mistaSteve:<br /><b>A co-worker once told me he was taking lessons in 'Christian Saxophone'.  Nothing is off limits.</b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br /><br />Well, I'm a Christian and I teach saxophone lessons.  So if you take from me, I guess you're getting 'Christian Saxophone' instruction?<br /><br />(Sometimes what is meant by that term is the repertoire being covered is primarily "gospel music"which these days is a particular form of urban light jazz that, yes, features saxophone improvisation a lot.)

    Hope that helped.      



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