Miracles have sprouted throughout the world for centuries, some even causing entire cities to grow around them, and forming a flimsy bedrock that the religious use to argue for their God. But recently small swindlers and renowned gurus of India alike have something to dread : a buster of miracle mongers.
Many of the swindlers amass fortune and fame through their deception, conning masses of people who don’t even have money to eat to part with their pennies. Sanal Edamaruku, head of the Indian Rationalist Association and Miraclebuster-in-chief, has diligently been rooting out ruses for over three decades. Recently he explained a crucifix that was apparently dripping a holy Jesus juice from the wooden figure carved on the cross as nothing but faulty plumbing from the building behind it. Masses had come to drink the ‘tonic’ in the hope that it would cure a host of ailments, which worried Edamaruku as the water contained raw sewage and was potentially dangerous. He very publicly condemned the crucifix as a hoax.
However, instead of public outrage at the deception he was greeted with furious retaliation from the Catholic-Christian Forum, branding him a heretic and demanding his imprisonment. And succeeding. Every ‘miracle’ must be confirmed by the Church before it can claim to be legitimate, and as such claiming legitimate leaking-loo crucifix is a scham is heresy, which is still against the law in India. Edamaruku must now face a trial that could very possibly lead to a conviction and imprisonment. Currently there is a petition for the charges to be dropped, which you can sign here. Reason over Ruse: You choose!