There are a few absolutes in this world. Real men don’t eat quiche. Real dogs don’t fit in purses. And real Christians don’t practice yoga.
Funny how those absolutes are all negatives.
Anyway, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler recently came up with that last one, kind of, about Christians and yoga. Yoga, he maintained, serves as a form of physicality leading to spirituality, and that don’t work in Christianity, which relies on linking to spirituality through faithtuality. Read full article here.
Yet Christians continue to engage in yoga as a form of exercise. They do so, according to Mohler, at the peril of their immortal souls because, “Christians who practice yoga are embracing, or at minimum flirting with, a spiritual practice that threatens to transform their own spiritual lives into a ‘post-Christian, spiritually polyglot’ reality,” which must be a fancy way of saying, “are going to hell because they’re mixing their milk and their meat.”
Wait, wrong religion.
Can’t we get along here, though? People who want to submit themselves to the rigors of yoga on the left. People who want to submit themselves to the rigors of the Southern Baptist Convention on the right.
Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He avoids yoga. Really, that’s exercise, man.