Wednesday, May 24, 2006

TM™ And Fundies To Battle For "Eternal Souls" In KS

File under: PP COM and Wackadoo Gurus

It's being reported in the Detroit Free Press that fundamentalist Christians in the heartland of Kansas are girding to battle TM™ers living in the shadow of the proposed World Capital of Peace:
[The TM™ers] beliefs are "not compatible with Christianity," said Greg Judy of Faith Community Bible Church. He is one of nine pastors who wrote to the editor of the Smith County Pioneer warning that they will compete with what many in the area call "the TMers" for residents' "eternal souls."
With the TM™ers promising a $15 million infusion into the local economy, local politicians like Smith Center, Kansas mayor Randy Archer are sitting on the fence waiting for their cut. Given the notorious history of the Madharishi's overblown visions and grandiose world power schemes, we recommend that the Mayor equip himself with an ample supply of sunscreen for the wait.

2 Comments:

At 5/24/2006 6:14 PM, Blogger not not fat said...

I am convinced TM is not a cult. Am I wrong? I am not trolling here, seriously. I think if TM is called a cult, it has to be on the flimsiest basis of the meaning of a cult. If I go in my room and practice transcendental meditation by trying to say the word booger without thinking of anything else for 20 minutes, have I really hurt Jesus's feelings?

 
At 5/24/2006 7:22 PM, Blogger jody said...

If I go in my room and practice transcendental meditation by trying to say the word booger without thinking of anything else for 20 minutes, have I really hurt Jesus's feelings?

Of course not. Then again, you're not going to magically lower the local crime rate either. TM™ is a cult insofar as they make exorbitant claims about the efficacy of what is a very ancient and exceedingly simple meditation practice. The Madharishi wasn't always crazy. The guy has been selling water next to the ocean for over 40 years.

 

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