Yoga is both popular and controversial. Does it consist merely of
physical exercisis or is Yoga first and foremost a religious or
spiritual practice? And if it is the latter, can one divorce the
physical from the religious elements?
In Yogasanas: physical postures, spiritual method or both?, Dr. John
F. Weldon takes a look at these issues.
As expected, Japanese prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for
Shoko Asahara, the guru who presided over the Aum Shinrikyo cult's
murders, gas attacks and other crimes.
"Meanwhile, nine of his disciples, who have testified they acted on
the guru's orders, have received death sentences, while six others
received life sentences."
This destructive cult, which at one time was defended by cult
apologists, including J. Gordon Melton, remains under observation of
public security authorities, who believe the cult remains dangerous.
Learn more about Aum Shinrikyo is this updated Apologetics Index
Hate Group Changes Name
The World Church of the Creator, a hate group that promotes white
supremacist under the pretense of religion, has been forced to change
its name after losing a trademark infringement suit. The group is now
known as The Creativity Movement.
Learn more about the hate group in this Apologetics Index entry
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