Pat Robertson On Yoga: It Get's Spooky!

Q: I've always been curious about yoga. What is the Christian view of this form of exercise? Does it really have its origins in evil? Can engaging in such a form of exercise adversely affect our spiritual health?


Robertson: “Well the truth is that yoga is a form of meditation in the Hindu religion. And [in] some of the mantras they give you, you’re actually saying prayers to Vishnu and Krishna and you’re not even aware of it.

The idea of stretching is great. I think stretching before you exercise is fine. And they have some stretches that are part of the yoga regime which are very good for you. But when you get into that other stuff, and you’re into a higher consciousness, and you’re supposed to merge with your spirit in with the ever-present god, and gods everywhere, it’s a form of pantheism. It gets really spooky and I just don’t think you ought to be engaged with yoga. But in terms of stretching, by all means stretch.”

[From ABC Family 11/28/07 via the Huffington Post via Mediacology & Eddie.]

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Spiros Antonopoulos

TAGS — Christianity, Hinduism, Huffington Post, pantheism, Pat Robertson, yoga

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Sun 02 Dec 2007 at 04:28PM

Antonio Lopez

When it comes to spooky, Roberston sure knows his stuff!

Tue 04 Dec 2007 at 10:02PM

bb

I like the part about stretching being okay so long as there's no higher consciousness involved.

Wed 05 Dec 2007 at 01:20AM

linda

Yeah, that Krishna dude, what the hell was HE smoking?....
"Be fearless and pure; never waver in your determination or your dedication to the spiritual life. Give freely. Be self-controlled, sincere, truthful, loving, and full of the desire to serve...Learn to be detached and to take joy in renunciation. Do not get angry or harm any living creature, but be compassionate and gentle; show good will to all. Cultivate vigor, patience, will, purity; avoid malice and pride. Then, you will achieve your destiny." (Krishna, Bhagavad-gita)

that is WAY evil, man!

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