Skip to comments.Hindus Ask Pope Francis To Punish Priest Who Said Yoga Leads To Satanism, 'Kingdom Of Darkness'
Posted on 02/24/2015 8:03:21 AM PST by Steelfish
Hindus Ask Pope Francis To Punish Priest Who Said Yoga Leads To Satanism, 'Kingdom Of Darkness' By Bruce Wright @bctw on February 23 2015 The pope has been asked by some Hindus to discipline a Catholic priest who equated yoga and the devil. Reuters/Max Rossi
A group of Hindus is appealing to Pope Francis to intervene after a Catholic priest from Northern Ireland insinuated that the ancient discipline of yoga is tantamount to Satanism and paganism. Rev. Roland Colhoun from Glendermott parish was delivering a sermon in the village of Drumsurn on Feb. 8 dealing with the devil and exorcism when he said that both practicing yoga and getting Indian head massages will lead to the Kingdom of Darkness, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
The Hindu community on Sunday reacted with anger to Colhouns remarks, with Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, asking His Holiness Pope Francis to discipline a Derry Catholic priest who linked yoga to Satan. Zed, who has been a major proponent for incorporating yoga into everyday life for people across the world -- especially students -- said that yoga-related books could be found in the Vatican library.
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A dangerous precedent.
I was always told not to do it.
I used to walk by the women doing yoga exercises (huge glass front window) on the way to return tapes to the Blockbusters. Used to get the most sinful thoughts... *cough* cameltoe *cough*.
Yoga Turns you into a Pothead
I’ll not go into how I came to be in such a session; if you think a minute I’m sure you’ll have an idea.
This was before my conversion to Christ, I was only a nominal Christian with practically no understanding of the Bible.
Even so, what we were “chanting” was to me so wrong, I was afraid to say it. No chanting for me.
I'm sure there's a copy of Koran in the Vatican library, too. Does that mean the Pope supports everybody converting to Islam?
Is it wrong to do the exercising without the chanting? I am a Christian, but don’t see how exercise would be sinful on its own.
It is wrong to deny yoga’s Hindu origins
Thursday 2 December 2010 07.47 EST
...Thus, when a neophyte yoga student, hanging on to Jesus, anxiously queried: “Is yoga part of Hinduism?”, the savvy marketer claimed that the origins of yoga were lost in myth and mystery and that there “was no indication that it was ever part of an organised religion”, accomplishing two things simultaneously reifying Hinduism as a “religion” in the sense of “Abrahamic religions”, and denying it as the fount and foundation of yoga.
Joining these local marketers were the Indian-origin marketers, with the lead being taken by the savvy Deepak Chopra the glib, red-sneakers-and-red-designer-glasses-wearing Hollywood guru who would make PT Barnum proud. Thus, when Aseem Shukla of the Hindu American Foundation wrote an essay in the Washington Post in April this year arguing that there had been a deliberate attempt to represent yoga as separate from its origins in Hinduism, Chopra came pouncing. Ironically, he was joining hands with those demonising Hinduism and disembowelling it of its grand traditions. And when the New York Times, in a front-page article, recently commended the Hindu American Foundation for its intelligent activism, the nay-sayers screamed: “Hindu fundamentalists!”
But what do Hindus, not the deracinated variety, actually want? It is simply to urge the world to acknowledge that yoga has its roots in the millennia-old Indian traditions now known as Hinduism. There is no demand that those who do yoga profess any attachment to Hinduism, let alone become Hindus! There is no tithe to be paid, no conversion sought, no allegiance to a land and its people demanded. Hindus will gladly acknowledge that some modern versions of yoga that focus mostly on shaping and controlling the body do have some western innovators, though few religion and yoga scholars will deny the fact that yoga spread in the west because of the work of great teachers like T Krishnamacharya, K Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar all doing their morning and evening prayers to their chosen Hindu deities and proudly wearing their Hindu identity on their foreheads...
The purpose is to transform the consciousness.
There are other ways to do limbering exercises.
Third World members now “DEMAND” the West take its superstitions seriously. The West that once governed the world is dying.
Well, at least one pope seemed to be intimately familiar with the Koran.
"Who am I to judge?" PING
This will go down in tradition as the “Who Am I To Judge Papacy”
I too have done some chanting..
USA, USA, USA
Then I found out what an obelisk like the Washington monument and a pregnant dome building like Congress represent to satanic/occultic sun worshippers..
And I realized that I was an enemy to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob..And had a choice..
And it isn’t an accident there is also an obelisk and pregnant dome in Rome either..
Kindred sun worship spirits..
I don’t think the West is dying, so much as it is burned out. We ran the world, which is not something we should have burdened ourselves with in the first place. What the West needs to do is stop making the rest of the world our entire responsibility. We need to stop piling the world’s problems on our back as if it’s our job. It’s not.
In short surrender?
One can do the physical yoga exercises while contemplating the Trinity and that would certainly be acceptable.
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