Video: Is Extreme Fitness Replacing Religion?

Video: Is Extreme Fitness Replacing Religion?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Extreme fitness programs have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and according to a recent article in the New York Times, an extreme fascination with workout enthusiasts. What drives people to train like Navy SEALS? Longing for experience over what makes rational sense is a very real piece of what it means to be human and that longing for experience is reflected in the way Americans currently view religion. For more, watch my discussion below:

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Brad Hirschfield

Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC's Nightline UpClose, PBS's Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, "For God's Sake," for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.

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