Monday, June 08, 2009
Your Schoolchildren and the "OM"
In this USA Today article, journalist Marilyn Elias files a story on the growing use of "meditation" in schools and hospitals. Doesn't that just thrill your socks off?
I'll bypass the hospitals and focus on meditation being used in schools, as it ought to concern Christian parents. Those advocating such practices will deny it through their teeth, but the links to Eastern mysticism and the occult are undeniable. Biblical meditation on God's Word and this type of meditation are two completely different animals. We're talking about altered states of consciousness here, folks.
The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi worked for years to get Transcendental Meditation accepted in the mainstream as "non-religious." It was a really slick sales job. Never mind that it came straight out of Hinduism, and that the Sanskrit initiation called for offerings to Guru Dev. If this demonstrates anything, it's another classic lesson in how subtle Satan's deceptions can be. It's oh, so innocent looking. Anti-freeze tastes good to a dog, too.
I don't care how they label it. Public schools are the first to try and shut down any Christian expression from students or parents. Yet they'll allow stuff like this to be pushed toward children, and never mind the Hindu origins of the practice.
I think it's time for the reins to get yanked again.