Deepak Chopra: 'Catch God With His Pants Down'

Lighten up about religion, says new-age fan of 'Love Guru'
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 2:24 PM CDT
Actor Mike Myers poses on the press line at the premiere of the feature film "The Love Guru" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.    (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Real-life new-age guru Deepak Chopra is a big fan of Mike Myers' movie, The Love Guru, and writes that laughing at God is exactly what we need right about now. "More comedies should cross the line between vulgar lampoon and reckless disrespect. Let's catch God with his pants down—or more especially those who peddle faith in God so self-righteously," Chopra writes.

Chopra himself is parodied ruthlessly in the film, and—he writes—he loves it. What's more, he doesn't shed too many tears for Hindu fundamentalists who are shocked and offended by the comedy. "The Love Guru is a ridiculous farce, and it has offended some Hindus, but I'd wager it will do more good for people than a week's worth of sermons," he says.