Have you enjoyed a session of yoga recently? Or even sampled an Indian head massage? Congratulations, you're a Satanist now.
That's according to a priest in Derry who believes that yoga and the like will lead to "the Kingdom of Darkness" and that practitioners of yoga would be lead to the "bad spiritual domain".
Fr. Roland Colhoun, from Glendermott, Co. Derry, went on and explained that "...when you take up those practices from other cultures, which are outside our Christian domain, you don’t know what you are opening yourself up to."
"The bad spirit can be communicated in a variety of ways. I’m not saying everyone gets it, or that it happens every time, and people may well be doing yoga harmlessly, but there‘s always a risk and that’s why the Pope mentioned it and that’s why we talk about that in terms of the danger of the new age movement and the danger of the occult today. That’s the fear."
Ah-huh. Sure. That's the fear. Yoga leading to Satanism. Already, Fr. Colhoun's comments have gone viral on Reddit, with many bemused by his statements.
We always thought Bikram Yoga was the devil, primarily because it turned you into a sweaty mess and wiped you out for the day, but clearly it's ALL yoga.
We might not be able to devote ourselves to the whole Satanism thing, we mostly like a cup of tea at the end of the day.
Via Derry Journal