Monday, April 06, 2009

Americans United blogger comments on TM in schools

Rob Boston, a blogger with, and communications director for, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, commented today on David Lynch's Radio City concert event and the issue of TM in public schools. Rob writes:

Like advocates of creationism, TM devotees know that if they admit that their system is grounded in religion, it will be summarily ejected from the public schools. So they deny it and attempt to dress it up with scientific-sounding jargon.But let’s say, for the sake of argument, that TM has been secularized.

Does that mean it’s a good idea to bring it into the public schools? Call me skeptical. TM advocates have a history of making grandiose claims – that their meditation can bring about world peace, that their system can reduce crime and even that they teach people to levitate (“yogic flying”).

Read the entire post - titled, "Transcending The Constitution?: Why TM Doesn’t Belong In Public Schools – Even If Ringo Wants It" - here.

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