Monday, October 24, 2011

What Was Jack Lalanne's Religious Affiliation?

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"You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life." (Link)

"There is a Supreme Being—something that's in us and all around us that will accomplish all things...Without spirituality you can't have self-mastery, because self-mastery is being able to control your emotions and control your life, and without this Supreme Being—this "God" or whatever you want to call it—without that power, you couldn't do it." (Link)

Lalanne used to close his TV show singing "May the good Lord bless you and keep you too." (Link)

Lalanne is reported to have once said that "religious belief was the greatest killer of human lives throughout history." (Link).

Lalanne once said "Billy Graham was for the hereafter. I'm for the here and now."  (Link)

"Living is tough, it's hard, and most people, especially religious people, spend too much time on their spirituality, hoping that this spiritual thing is going to do something for them. It doesn't work that way! They've forgotten all about honesty and integrity and really getting down to the nitty-gritty." (Link)

"[My health and fitness] is a religion with me. It's a way of life. A religion is a way of life, isn't it?" (Link)

“Does God knock at your gym door in the morning?  NO!  Jesus said he’d help those who help themselves.” - Jack Lalanne (Link)

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