Sunday, April 22, 2012

Indian Skeptic Charged by Church for Blasphemy due to debunking "miracle"

An Indian skeptic, sometimes known as "James Randi of India", was threatened with arrest because he recently debunked a miracle at Church and explained the "seeping Jesus on a cross" dripping water logically: it's from a nearby drainage pipe. reports:

Sanal Edamaruku, an Indian skeptic, went to Mumbai and revealed that a “miraculous” weeping cross was really just a bit of statuary located near a leaky drain whose liquid reached it by way of capillary action. The local Catholic Church demanded that he retract his statements, and when he refused, they had him arrested for blasphemy.
Yesterday (10th April,2012) Sanal received a phone call from a Police official of Juhu Police Station in Mumbai directing him to come to the said police station to face the charges and get arrested.

I would like to think of myself as a somewhat amateur skeptic, focusing on more economic topics than scientific topics, but the idea is the same: debunk bad logic and baseless beliefs.
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