Movie star Julia Roberts–the ex-wife of Missouri Synod Lutheran Lyle Lovett–has converted to Hinduism, along with her entire family. She is starring in the movie version of the bestselling book Eat, Pray, Love about a woman who does the same thing. Maybe Hinduism will become the next religious fad in this country. It ties into postmodernism in an interesting way, positing that the objective universe is an illusion (cf. “there is no objective truth”) and that god is to be found within the self. Also, the issue for Hinduism is not so much sin–the body and what we do with it being part of the illusion–as escaping the physical realm by delving inside the self. It’s a good way to be spiritual without being religious.
Julia Roberts converts to Hinduism
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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.