No, I don’t believe the title is true. But I know people that do. I have been thinking about this subject the last few days and thought I would share my take on it.
When I was growing up in the Church I was told that meditation of any kind is dangerous because it opened your mind to Satan. Thinking about it now I have to wonder how this could be true. I mean, can Christians really be possessed by the devil if they are already possessed by Jesus? I don’t see how. I personally don’t think that the Devil is a real entity… But what do I know? 🙂
Meditation comes in many forms and is called different things. Christian meditation is called prayer. I think the problem a lot of people have with meditation is a general lack of knowledge. We seem to fear what we don’t understand. I would say the opposite is true also, we don’t fear what we understand.
In my humble, opinion Zen meditation would serve to protect the minds of Christians. If there is a being hellbent (ha ha) on getting into your mind, it would behoove you to train your mind to focus. That is one of the main points of Zen meditation, as far as I can tell. Would it be easier to break into a house where the owner is zoning out in the back room thinking about whatever comes to mind or a house where the owner is disciplined and focused, paying attention to what he does and what is happening around him? That is what meditation does, or can do. It helps train the mind to focus.