Christian parents group to sue school over yoga classes

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  1. W.G.Ewald

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    Christian parents group to sue school over yoga classes - Telegraph
     
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  3. Phenom

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    May be the school could start teaching Christian Yoga and avoid all this hassle.
     
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    What a self defeating and morbid attitude.
    Fine if they don't want to salute the Sun, at least do the other exercises.
    I would salute the Sun anytime, for it provides the entire planet (including me) with energy necessary for life to sustain.
    I also salute (touch feet of) my parents every morning as a sign of my gratitude and to get their blessings.
    I consider Sun, Teacher and Parents as visible forms of Ishwara whom I can pay my respects and so I bow to them.
    But thats me and the culture I belong to. Other are free to follow theirs.

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    y so mush fuss. goras around the world are mad about yoga
     
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    Perhaps these Parents thought that since in Yoga the Hindus worship Sun; so the Sun is a Hindu type God and not for them? :rolleyes:
    Just speculating ....
     
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    Practicing yoga doesn't pull the children away from christianity, besides yoga is too popular in the west to ban it.
     
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    And they call US of A a secular country :facepalm:
     
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    Yes, Yankees, keep it up. Spread more hatred and animosity. The world is not enough, now you must make fissures in your own communities.
     
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    Didn't the European pagans salute the sun as well? As well as worship trees?

    They are just going back to their own roots!
     
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    Their loss. If these parents want to be ignorant and stupid then their children will not benefit from a clinicaly proven therapeutic activity like Yoga.
     
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    Firstly, US is not a secular country and parents every where in the world have full rights to decide what their children should learn in schools! That's US - land of the free and sensible!

    Can you in India tell a Convent or an Xian school to not to give religious prayers and sermons at assemblies to the the young who are non-xians? We all know how all the corrupt, secular, leftist and jholachaps will be up in arms! If this is secularism in India then US is far better!
     
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    If anyone tells that then he will become communal and that will be against the constitution of INDIA. The constitution of INDIA says (according to congress) is Beat a HINDU, kill a HINDU, talk ill about HINDUISM, this is what INDIAN CONSTITUTION says now.........
     
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    People this thread is not about Indian society but about USA.
     
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    Convent or Christian schools are private schools so what's wrong with Christian prayers? I went to a Convent school as a kid. We learnt about Jesus, Mother Mary, and did Christian prayers; so what? Am I Christian today? Same thing in the West, there are plenty of private Catholic schools and there is nothing wrong if they do Christian prayers in the morning. Infact in the West, if you are a Catholic, the school will give you a big discount and your kids will have to pay less fees, but if you are a non-Christian who wants to attend, the fees is actually higher! So some folks actually convert to give their kids a better private education. A lot of Chinese do this, and I know an Indian family who has also done this.

    That being said, these are all private schools, but the school in question is a public, government-funded school! So you can't make a comparison there!
     
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    I'm all in favor of yoga. Not so long ago I used to ridicule it as a pansy activity, until I tried Asthanga yoga with Deepika Mehta and got ****- r****d!

    P.S. She makes yoga look verrry sexy!
     
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    They seems to be going the way few narrow minded Muslim groups were going by claiming Yog is un-Islamic.

    This puts those Yankees and ignorant Muslim groups in the same league :thumb:

    These idiots are ok if we learn about Jesus in our schools but not the other way around.:tsk:
     
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    Gauging from the number of people that practice yoga in western countries, I'd say that's a pretty off-the-mark conclusion.

    How Yoga Won the West
     
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    :laugh: Yes indeed. At the end of the day, none can deny that Muslims and Christians are actually long lost cousins.
     

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