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Joined: 2010/7/16
Posts: 17
Bangalore, India

 yoga banned in UK Church as un-Christian

CHURCH minister has banned an over-50s yoga group as the exercise is NOT Christian.
The Rev Amanda Roper was concerned that the tutors in the popular, gentle Indian activity - linked to Hinduism and Buddhism - could be preaching the rival religions.

And she feared the yoga group's 30 members, aged up to 82, could be "spiritually vulnerable".

Now the group - which for the last ten years has paid £60 a week to meet at Bridge Methodist Church in Radcliffe, near Manchester - is looking for new premises.

Ms Roper, who recently took over as minister, told her congregation: "The teaching implied through the spiritual and physical exercises confuses the distinctiveness of the Christian faith."

But group founder member Iris Turner, 64, said: "This is an insult.

"Her views are extreme. We are hurt, disappointed and offended." Mrs Turner said yoga helped the group's health and has invited Ms Roper to take part in a class "to allay her fears".

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 2010/7/29 23:37Profile

Joined: 2008/10/25
Posts: 1196
North Central Florida

 Re: yoga banned in UK Church as un-Christian

Many things about this are disturbing but I do believe Yoga is dangerous for the same reason that Church minister expressed.

That said, I find it unscriptural for a woman to be in such a position within a Church.

What is to stop the participants of the banned Yoga class from doing simple exercises that are not related to chanting mantras? It seems satan is very busy doing what he does within that congregation. Why are they giving him the opportunity?

white stone


 2010/7/30 9:22Profile

Joined: 2005/1/8
Posts: 132

 Re: yoga banned in UK Church as un-Christian

Kudo to the UK churches.


 2010/8/15 10:39Profile

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