Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Honest Abrahamic censured by devious co-cultist

dec 1st, 2010

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: K

"Albert Mohler doesn't think so," he continued. "In his view, 'When Christians practice yoga, they must either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their practice of yoga.'" 

"While I disagree with Dr. Mohler on a variety of subjects, I find myself persuaded by his logic here," Denison said. "Christianity and Hinduism are contradictory worldviews. Jesus taught that 'whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life' (John 3:16). Hinduism embraces reincarnation, thousands of gods, and eventual 'moksha' whereby one is absorbed into Brahman and ceases to exist. If one is right, the other is wrong."
....(That's the reasonably honest part)
"Spiritual practices like yoga can be infused with Christian meaning without opening the door to New Age thinking," Mason said. "It requires knowing what one believes and why, but Mohler's alternative of rejecting everything outside his world view of the Christian faith is not a healthy or faithful approach to a God who is also at work in the world outside of the Christian community."
...[English Translation - We're happy to hijack, pirate, subvert, and mangle your ideas and practices (as we did with Platonic philosophy), but Mohler's honesty makes our theological buccaneering that much more difficult.] 


Agneya said...
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Harish said...
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Agneya said...

Bhagavad Gita is not the source, but if one wants to understand the paths of Yoga fairly quickly and easily, the Bhagavad Gita is a great option. That was my point.