I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha

By Bill Maher

In 2011, the Encinitas Union School District in San Diego began offering yoga classes to students as a means of promoting strength, flexibility and balance -- all of which come in handy when it comes time to have sex with the teacher.

Actually, the yoga is offered to augment the kids' regular physical education curriculum. Which you'd think would be a good thing, considering most kids' idea of exercise is getting up to switch the video game in the Xbox.

But no. Thirty families opted their kids out of the yoga classes and one couple -- Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock -- sued the school district, claiming that yoga instruction was a stealth attempt to convert their kids to eastern religions. And get this: they say it's in violation of the Constitution's intent to separate Church and State. Funny how, when it comes to Christian prayer in school, the Constitution guarantees no such separation, but if some new age gym teacher wants to teach the kids to bend and stretch, it's an unconstitutional indoctrination into Buddhism.

Well a judge took nearly two hours to explain his ruling that it's okay for the school district to offer yoga classes because they were just doing the bendy exercise part without any of the cultural references -- even going so far as to rename the lotus position the "crisscross applesauce" pose. 

My question is, if Christ really is "almighty," why are Christian parents always so concerned that some outside influence is going to strip their kids of their faith and replace it with some other nonsense? Between the home schooling and the pushback against any other kind of cultural or spiritual influence, it's almost as if they know it's all horseshit that can be easily swapped out for some other horseshit.

How weak is your faith if you think some stretching exercises can convert your kid into a Hindu or a Buddhist?