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Re: [bostonatheists] Yoga Lessons in public school

From: Raja
Sent on: Friday, October 26, 2012 8:44 PM
I think you do not see the obvious connection between yoga and supernatural fluff or between yoga and Hinduism because of the same reason that I had trouble in the beginning figuring out the connection between ID and creationism. It's possibly the cultural background. Yoga is always connected with hinduism and spiritual mumbo jumbo. It is packaged in the West under mysticism or something, but it always remained associated with Hinduism. I am glad that for the first time this covert  religious indoctrination is being challenged. 

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On Oct 26, 2012, at 7:35 PM, "Zachary Bos" <[address removed]> wrote:

"If ashtanga yoga is not teaching religion, intelligent design is neither, and we should be happily teaching intelligent design in public school. "

This doesn't follow. It depends on what exactly is being taught; you're binning all kinds of assumptions into the phrase "ashtanga yoga" which might not necessarily entail any kind of supernaturalist fluff. The comparison to the celebration of Halloween is a cogent one...

All best,

Zachary




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