(CNN)–A man in India is living in exile after being charged with blasphemy for debunking a "weeping Jesus".
There is an easy way to debunk all "miracles". Just point out that there are no gods and there has never been any evidence to say otherwise.
Bob, are you suggesting that bird poop and sewer water is not evidence?
but if you call all miracles debunked; because you believe there are no gods thus no evidence is of a the gods, you have already mad a judgment on the evidence that points out their might be gods. its hardly skepticism. no don't get me wrong i don't believe in "miracles" because their is nothing out side of natures design. now if a person slipped on a banana pill and fell up to the moon to pound cheese with rabbits, that would be a miracles. but a statue crying, nothing we haven't seen in Greece 2300 years ago.
Faithful flock to 'bleeding' Virgin Mary which is actuall bird poopies.
Ugh, "bleeding virgin mary? Must be a bad case of PMS there.
Did anyone stop to think why Jesus' tears smelled like sh!t?
Ours is not to question why. The smell and taste of Jesus' shitty tears is divine.
Queue the bird poop miracle redux.
Sorry Tom Tom.
We support his exile.
Barbaric country medieval culture. Get the hell out of India. No more aid.
why you were all dying in your medieval times from not bathing they were flourishing in a golden age, India is a 1rst world country, and a respectable culture stop the bigotry
If you are going to drink sewer water in India, don't forget to bring a towel!
These people want to drink sewage, drink poison, or handle snakes then I say that we encourage them so that they can die off faster.
what do you mean by "we encourage them so that they can die off faster"? did you mean "people" or "just the followers of Jesus"? In any case, you're just a cold hearted bas tard, go to Discovery or Nat Geo and learn about culture or people around the world, goon
Not just followers of Jesus, but anybody stupid enough to engage in such stupid, self-destructive acts.
I'm sure the fact that all the stupid, self-destructive acts Honey Badger listed are practiced by various sects of Christianity is purely coincidental.
Perhaps believers at this phony crucifix should be given an honorary Darwin Award.
Just watch out for the weeping angels.
Ha! That is such a great show!
ya, real Jesus is weeping too, on stupidity of HIS followers, his churches
How stupid; is the RCC checked this out for themselves, (as they do when "miracles" are asserted) and debunked it for themselves, would they kick themselves out?
Many weeping statues are found to be fallacy; yeah, charge the guy with blasphemy when yet another is debunked.
How utterly stupid.
I thank thee for abdominal discomfort, fatigue, weight loss, diarrhea, bloating, fever, Flu-like symptoms, watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, substantial loss of weight, bloating, increased gas, nausea, cramps, more nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, fever, and fatigue, Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, bloating, and flatulence.
I know how those people feel ya'll. I drank the water in Carl's pool.
I've seen that pool; oh, no, you DIDN'T!
It's ok. They gave me free jell-o at the hostpital.
Was it lime, with bananas in it?
Bananas go in strawberry jello. Grated carrots go in lime.
All I remember is when I squished it around in my mouth it turned into cool-aid.
When I was a kid I mean, I haven't had jell-o in decades. I do remember I never liked those carrots though.
I had the jell-o with the pinapple inside and whip cream on top ya'll.
I'm not up on my jello etiquette.
I have had those once, at the MGM Grand is Las Vegas. Tasty!
I learned all I know about jello at bible camp.
a video link and just a one sentence story, still enough to invoke Christian Kabbalah!
Hey, give the Christians a break. A little Botulism, Cholera, E. coli, Dysentery, Salmonellosis or Typhoid is nothing when compared to preserving the right to stay completely ignorant.
Kick his sorry ass out!
oh you are wrong there, miracle water supposed to cure "Botulism, Cholera, E. coli, Dysentery, Salmonellosis or Typhoid", not other way around!
Meanwhile is the world of the sane:
The recent discovery of the remains of the Nyasasaurus parringtoni, a labroador-sized creature with a 5-foot tail, are 10 to 15 million years older than any other dinosaur fossils, 243 million years old.
or maybe 6,000. Marco's not sure.
Give or take.
Everyone knows that those remains are to test faith.
It's not clear to me from this video how a leaky water pipe gets sewage on the crucifiixion statue which appears to be in a garden.
In any case, blasphemy laws should be obsolete. They are in clear contradiction to freedom of speech. Thankfully they are obsolete here.
There's another vid on Youtube that shows an image of a sewer line running along a roof above the statue. I think sewer in this case is what we southern rednecks would call a gutter.... either way, not something you want to drink.
I took it to mean that the water was dripping on and/or being abosorbed/percolating through thte statue material. Don't know what the statue is made of.
You are very wrong we have blasphemy laws you just cannot see them because you are not a believer. Slander and mocking God remain a sin with penalty. God’s laws and the authority of the Bible apply whether you personally believe or not. Your hope is that when you permanently leave this land the laws will no longer be in effect for some unknown reason.
No one cares anymore about what you say. you're dishonest and ignorant, and show it constantly. Do yourself a favor and stop before you make an even bigger fool of yourself.
You care because your 6th sense knows that what cannot be seen by your eyes is based on empirical observation seen by consistently by the majority of mankind. You also understand that you hide behind the logic of Greeks which that 6th sense tells you are great for debate but silliness if God exists.
Most of all you care because you long for something that eludes you. So, thanks for caring in your own special way.
And thank you for showing, once again, that you are a self-righteous, condescending, worthless fuckwit.
Ok, let's see if I can get this right. According to the video on Youtube the guy basically discovered that the water was coming from a leaking sewer pipe, which the devout were consuming as holy water. His thank you for potentially preventing people from consuming sewer water by pointing to the identifiable cause is to be charged with a crime. The RCC strikes again.
Christianity in India is a little different to the experience in the US.
In India they are a minority – but growing. The fact that Christianity is growing in India frightens people (a natural response to the intense proslytism by Christians) who in turn attack the Christians, sometimes physically, sometimes verbally. As a result, the Christians there have an even greater persecution complex than they do here, resulting in the kind of paranoid behavior you see in this story.
They are using the apparatus of the state (in this case an outmoded blasphemy law) as a knee-jerk reaction to what they are interpreting as an 'attack'.
Christians exiling a person of another faith, whats new, the Catholics did this in Ireland in the 1600 sending Druids to work tobacco fields or push stone fare away from the home
Interesting... so they prefer to keep drinking sewage rather than have their "miracle" debunked.
How dare this man use reasoning and reality. Religion has no place for either.
Apparantly critical thinking is a cardinal sin.
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