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Bible Out, Jesus Out, God Out… Transcendental Meditation in Public Schools

March 15, 2008

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“We can’t pray or read the Bible in Public Schools, but are kids being taught Transcendental Meditation.” (Scott Kessler)

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  1. Jiselle Lina permalink
    March 31, 2008 2:35 am

    Meditation is not a religion, it’s a breathing exercise to calm the senses. This is the point of being mindful, by taking a moment to pause and not think for several breaths. Day to day, we are constantly doing something, meditation is just a break from the hectic chores. It helps with self-control, so people will have more control over their breathing, therefore more control over better choices with sensibility which is good because life is all about the choices we make. We just sometimes need a moment to pause and ponder how we should react for an outcome best for everyone in life.

  2. RAP permalink*
    April 1, 2008 4:39 am

    Silence is golden, I will hand you that. But meditation to clear the mind is absolutely “religious” and “spiritual.” The problem is the doors that this opens up to. When Scripture talks about meditation, it is always to put something into the mind, not to clear it.

    Read Psalm 1 “I will meditate on your Law day and night” is part of that verse.

    When we meditate we are to put God’s Word into our minds, not cause it to be vacant… as some Eastern religions would proclaim.

    My challenge: Embrace God’s Word and put it into your brain and you will find true peace of mind.

  3. Gerard Owmby permalink
    May 9, 2008 4:03 am

    Religion is a belief system, a matter of faith. There is no belief required in the Transcendental Meditation technique because it is a mechanical procedure that works even if you believe it won’t work. We don’t exclude memory enhancement techniques from schools, and there is no reason to exclude a technique like the Transcendental Meditation technique which develops full mental potential. People of all religions practice the TM technique, and one does not have to change their religion to practice it.

  4. Gerard Owmby permalink
    May 9, 2008 4:09 am

    Furthermore, the Transcendental Meditation technique is not “meditation” in the traditional sense. With the TM technique, the mind transcends — goes beyond — thinking. So we aren’t even “meditating” on God or anything else.

  5. RAP permalink*
    May 9, 2008 10:02 pm

    “With the TM technique, the mind transcends — goes beyond — thinking. So we aren’t even “meditating” on God or anything else.”

    So in a sense it is “ritual religious thoughts” = transcending or going beyond to a “higher” “power”? To a “nothingness”? Buddhism maybe, religious nihilism maybe? Opens the doors to the demonic!! Yes! Don’t practice this junk. It will ruin you and your soul. Meditate on the Word of God for it will cut through to your soul and revolutionize your life. Cling to Jesus, not man-made mumbo jumbo!

    In Love, RAP

  6. Gerard Owmby permalink
    May 10, 2008 8:22 am

    None of the above. Your ignorance gives a bad name to Jesus.

  7. RAP permalink*
    May 10, 2008 11:28 pm

    Mixing Jesus with the world gives Him a bad name. Be transformed by the renewal of your mind – this is done through meditation on the Word of God and believing in His Son, the Messiah Jesus.

    TM doesn’t do any of this… it doesn’t renew your mind. I would rather go take a nap than practice this worldliness.

    Believe in Christ and turn away from this stuff.

    If you want to call it ignorance that is fine. Your verbal persecution does not phase me. I believe in Him who sancitifies my body and my mind by the washing of His Word… not through TM.

    I call this prudence… I stay away from things that are not godly and TM is definitely a doorway into the demonic. You may think it is harmless… But for me, I will serve the Lord. This is dangerous doctrine. I pray for you brother.

    In Love, RAP

  8. July 9, 2008 1:09 am

    I really love the comments by RAP. I could not have said it better myself. The last few weeks I have been in an interesting dialogue with a self professed Yogi who claims that he believes in Jesus as a Master Teacher, as if that is suppose to appease God. In truth, if you press him, he will admit that he does not see Jesus as the Living CHrist. Yogi’s and Buddhists alike have been deceived by a very seductive spirit and you need to be VERY careful when even conversing with these people, lest you be convinced that somehow they are enlightened and Christ like, for they are not in the least. They believe some of the things that Jesus taught, but they strain and choke at the very notion of sin, right and wrong, good and evil, the existence of demons (though they will profess a belief in angels), hell, heaven, the Resurrection etc. Be very careful.

  9. Gerard Owmby permalink
    September 8, 2008 6:16 am

    Same to you.

  10. RAP permalink*
    September 9, 2008 2:57 am

    Thank you Tim.


    Also, if Jesus was a Master Teacher, ask these individuals about the claims that Jesus made about Himself… that will usually cause them to see the madness of their statement.

    In Love, RAP

  11. Zane Biddle permalink
    April 4, 2009 6:42 pm

    Only problem with saying TM isn’t religion: TM is the first step in a process that ends in religion. To follow the path of Self is to ignore the path to God.

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