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(RNS) In his opinion, San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer explained that although yoga is rooted in religion, it has a legitimate secular purpose in the district’s physical education program. He also said the practice, contrary to parents’ complaints, does not advance or inhibit religion.


  1. Nelson Robison

    Frankly the idea that fundamentalist Christians will in the future be thought of as weird or unbalanced is a good thing, IMO. The reason I think this is because as a fundamentalist Charismatic Christian I was required to suspend my own rational thinking and I was required to suspend disbelief for a belief system that beggars belief.

    The hard thing about fundamentalist Christisnity, is the fact that these people though they believe in freedom of religion the freedom of religion is only for them and no one else. The rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights according to the fundamentalists of Christianity are only for fundamentalist Christianity, by example Google, Bryan Fischer, David Barton, Phyllis Schlafly, Marion G. (Pat) Robertson,

    The pervasive thought pattern among fundamentalist Christianity is a overblown sense of self-importance.

  2. Well said Nelson. These poor people are aggrieved not because their sacred ox was gored, but that is was bumped up against by a member of the “dirty unwashed”. Pity the poor dears.

  3. I went to a seminar to hear a former Brahmin priest who became a follower of Jesus Christ. I’ll never forget what he said about yoga. “Yoga means: to be yoked with the gods. There are over 300,000 little gods.”

    Now, you tell me! It’s my opinion that the judge who handed down that decision is sorely uninformed! He needs to ‘bone up’ on various religions!!!

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