Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Separation of Christianity from State
Because when we say Separation of Church and State, what we really mean is separation of traditional Christian orthodoxy from public practice in America. I know, yoga is some strange fuzzy line that some say can be practiced sans religion. Of course this has much to do with the fact that our notion of religion is heavily influenced by Christianity. When the SCOTUS made its decision, you can't help but feel it had visions of tent revivals and Catholic masses dancing in its collective head. So when some eastern, mystical practice comes along, even though we are assured that the purity of our government can never be stained by the slightest religious influence, we have no problem with tax money going to promote a practice based on eastern spiritual disciplines by way of our government bureaucracy.