Sorry, but yes really! When you just label something New age crap, that is exactly what I refer to as born again bullshit(pardon the equal expression). They are first and worst to be judgmental twards the rest of the world.
They do label and do not listen, they are about as narrow minded as you can get. They group all "new age" ideas as "Devil worshiping and Satan", and group them into astrology, the occult, fortune telling, etc.
Sorry Q, but I can not ever forget the chastising my wife recieved by "born agains", while she was representing a legitimate school of clinical Hypnotherapy years ago. They were in a major shopping mall, with about 100 other carreer opportunity booths set up, when at least 5-6 born agains attacked them verbally screaming passages form the bible and telling them, "they were the work of the devil". They were complete lunitics, swooping down on them, and making a major scene around hundreds of people. My wife and this other girl pleaded for them to stop, hear them out, and hear the kind of work they do, but the born agains were on a mission. They branded them, and were gone, and had no interrest in listening to them.
Another time, My wife was a teaching assistant at the Christian School our kids went to. The Principle was a born again, and had very fundementalist views. We happened to be in a rock and gem club at my company, where you collect rocks and go rockhounding. My wife was wearing a necklace made form a crystal, as we also had a jewelry making shop in the club. The Principle saw it one day(keep in mind these are grown women), and she walked up to my wife, grabbed her necklace and demanded to know "What is this"? , She made reference to Crystals being a false idols, Like she was some new age devil worshiper, was the way she treated her. she did this in private with my wife, and was flat out mean and nasty with her, Intimidaiting, grabbed it and pulled it twards her, and got right into her face in a threatening way. My wife was so dumbfounded over it, and upset. Imagine a grown woman having to explain a necklace to your boss that we are in a rock collecting club. And be worried she was going to get fired. We were struggling to keep our tuituions current. In my company, had any manager woman or man, did what she did to my wife, they could get fired on the spot for it. In the end it turned out this Principle over the years with the school, created several building projects,(first remodeling her offices) and her husbands electical contracting business was the one "selected" for all the contruction. Some example of moral behavior!
Its the attitude of both insodents that these people are judgmental and have no boundries, and sorry Q, thats how I took you comment "new age crap".
I don't really quite follow malai5 in the "why" post, but to just say "new age crap", is typical of the kind of judgmental boloney typical of Born agains. This is also why you sidestepped my issue in the Catholic thread. You may say you love your Catholic Brethern, but thats not saying you recognize their Baptisms and Confirmations. We usually agree on many things Q, but this one reminded me of those 2 things my wife has experienced.