POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 11, 2013 AT 02:35 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 11, 2013 02:35 IST


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Amanda Holpuch reports in the Guardian: Evangelical Christian group helps sue California school over yoga classes:

A group of California parents are campaigning for the withdrawal of school yoga classes, believing the activity promotes Hinduism.

In an effort to promote student health, a school district in Encinitas incorporated the yoga classes into its wellness curriculum this week. But a vocal minority of parents, spurred on by an evangelical Christian group, are calling for the program to be dropped.

The parents are backed by the National Center for Law & Policy, a Christian civil liberties organization that advocates for religious causes. The NCLP, a non-profit group, said it is considering suing the school because it claims yoga is inherently religious.

Read on at the Guardian

POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 11, 2013 AT 02:35 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 11, 2013 02:35 IST
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5/D-106
Mar 01, 2013
11:21 PM

ALL religions need to be put in their place.

The US schools were wrong to implement an unscientific practice in schools.

Male Unblocked
Chennai, India
4/D-101
Feb 13, 2013
05:58 PM

Contrary to common sense, Yoga is actually religious practice and not merely a system of physical exercise. The practice shown in the accompanying picture is 'Asana' which is one of the eight 'limbs' of Yoga, the culmination of which is 'Samadhi' which is merging of the individual soul, mind and body with the Divine soul.

So it is natural that Christianity, which teaches that salvation is to be found only through grace of God and is not merited by works, is incompatible with Yoga. So too, Islam. There are Indian religious traditions (for e.g. Odiya Vaishnavism) that would strongly discourage Hatha Yoga on the same grounds.

Only superficial cosmopolitan types would be offended or even surprised at Christian/Muslim opposition to Yoga.

Prashanth
Bangalore, India
3/D-96
Jan 18, 2013
05:06 PM

 Ashokji .... "... but a way of Scientific living."

This is a new one. I don't see much of science on display in our daily lives. Of course there might be someone else to blame for all this but us but then again .....

The US separation of "church and state" is very strong .... so if this is a public school it is not a surprise. We can get US style separation of "church and state", I would be thrilled but then I might be unscientifically dreaming of the impossible (and I understand given our history).

Arun Maheshwari
Bangalore, India
2/D-57
Jan 18, 2013
11:18 AM

Muslim fundamentalists in India talk the same Language as being talked by Evangelical Christians. ***Yoga is a pure Human Body Science. This System is so perfect that it has both Preventive and Curative effects on the human body. But these fundamentalist will not accept the depth of this Science because this has come a country which preaches Hinduism forgetting that Hnduism is not a religion but a way of Scientific living.

Ashok Gupta
Indore, India
1/D-95
Jan 11, 2013
11:09 PM

Evangelical Christians are just like the RSS and the Talibans.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
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