Monday, July 23, 2012

Catholic Bandita on Sanal Edamaruku

Catholic Bandita


Let’s Blind Sanal Edamaruku and New Scientist With Real Science

Sanal Edamaruku is impressive enough to the folks at NewScientist that they have granted him an interview wherein he is portrayed as someone who is “debunking” Catholicism.
Indian rationalist Sanal Edamaruku faces a Catholic backlash after insisting that the “holy” water dripping from a statue of Christ came from a leaky drain.
The problem with Edamaruku’s claim is that he did not “debunk” anything. There wasno miracle ever proclaimed by the Church.
“Firstly, no one ever declared that it was a miracle,” said Arcanjo Sodder, lawyer for the complainant Agnelo Fernandes.
“We first asked him to apologise to us. Now the time for apology has long gone. He must be arrested,” said Joseph Dias of the Catholic Secular Forum who filed another complaint.
There is a provision in the law in India to arrest people who make false claims about a religion in order to provoke anti-religious sentiment. This is what Edamaruku has done and it is right to charge him under the law.
The fact that NewScientist is promoting him as a “miracle buster” should give their readers pause. In short, they’re lying to their readers. No miracle having ever been proclaimed by the Church, there is no “miracle” to bust.
Blind them with real science, Christians.

1 comment:

Gábor Biró said...

Oh so they never officially called it a miracle!? They never claimed the tears to be anything other then rainwater?!
Well I guess it's okay then. No harm done. It's probably completely coincidental that the place became the target of pilgrimage from which the church made profit (if not monetary then some other profit I'm sure). How very fortunate of them.