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I'm a Catholic, so I guess you can take my words with a grain of salt, but I think the defining feature of Christian meditation is the focus on God through Grace. From my point of view, the physical techniques that the, say, Buddhists use are not wrong per se, but rather are just things humans can do to help them contemplate something. Since Buddhists and ...


I think the Biblical model of meditation is not to do with emptying your mind, but on filling your mind with the good things of God. There are plenty examples in Psalms: Ps 119: 15 I meditate on your precepts ... Ps 119: 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Ps 77: 12 I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty ...


There are very few issues on which "Christians" would come to (near) unanimous agreement about, but there is a high probability that you've found one here: Could the OCD behaviours of an atheist be (legitimately) considered as prayer? 99.9% of Christians would say No. cf. Matthew 6:5-15 for what actually does constitute Christian prayer.

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