Fundies Freak Out Over TM™ And Yoga
File under: The Siddhi of PR and Wackadoo Gurus
The fundies of Smith Center, Kansas are still whining to whoever will listen about the TM™ hordes who are about to invade their town. Their main beef is with the Madharishi's claim that TM™ is a science, not a religion. Not to worry... only TM™ folks actually believe such nonsense, anyway.
Seeing giant spiders in closets is a fundie tradition, and now the new bugaboo is yoga:
Dr. Larimore argued that because yoga has spiritual roots outside Christianity, the practice can be dangerous. He argued that “involvement with Eastern spiritual practices is known to cause psychological and emotional problems in some people.”And becoming a rabidly fundamentalist Christian is a virtual guarantee of it.
Get used to it, folks. With so many expecting Jesus Christ to pop in at any second, there's no seeming end to the post-millenium millenialism. Anything not seen as sanctioned by that collection of fairy tales known as the Bible is gonna be bad, bad, bad for you. We're afraid it's going to be all downhill from here as ecumenicalism could one day die a horrible death at the end of a fundie's AR-15.