It's easy to pile on Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll and his crazypants ramblings about how practicing yoga is a one-way ticket to hell. But Driscoll isn't alone. In fact, the Pope's former personal demon banisher agrees: Yoga = Satan.
The UK's Telegraphreports that Father Gabriele Amorth--a man who for years was the Vatican's chief exorcist, and claims to have saved the possessed souls of 70,000 Christians--says that yoga is Satanic. And as a bonus, he even compares it to the Harry Potter series, which is apparently equally evil.
"Practicing yoga is Satanic, it leads to evil just like reading Harry Potter," he told a film festival in Umbria this week, where he was invited to introduce The Rite, a film about exorcism starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as a Jesuit priest.