About OM: Um…

statue of Krishna

This post is based on what I gleaned from an article titled “What Does Chanting Om Mean?” The entire website where that article appears is designed to help Christians feel OK about doing yoga. Frankly, I don’t see how that article can have anything but the opposite effect. Origin of om The very first paragraph directly ties the word to…

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Religion and Health Care

doctor with clipboard

In May 2017, Jay Sekulow’s website featured the story “Faith Shouldn’t Disqualify You from College” (an update from an ongoing lawsuit). A college interviewer had said that the applicant to a medical program “brought up religion a great deal during the interview.” And in the interviewer’s opinion, the radiation therapy field “is not the place for religion.” So the applicant…

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“Step into My Parlor,” Said the Spider

spider web

People often defend practices like yoga and visualization, saying that such things are actually neutral . . . and are problems only if we put religious aspects into them. Is a practice neutral if its origin is pagan, if its original purpose is pagan? Let’s think a bit further. About yoga: It’s interesting that when yoga first came to the…

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