Sceptic challenges guru to kill him live on TV
I would have thought that using the defence that he had no wish to harm the poor misguided sceptic should have seen him through.
I can only guess that he thought the reporter would bottle it as soon as he started his incantations.
an indian james randi.
we need more people like them.
Well, that guy can be all smart-assed, sceptical and secular *now* - but he'll be singing a different tune in 30 years, when he suddenly drops down dead.
Mystical powers can have a delayed action.
much like buying a used car.
ah, right, the delayed touch of death.
Originally Posted by Larus marinus
didn't think about that.
That guy does a lot of important work to stop horrible wooo related abuses
YouTube- Sanal Edamaruku on Godman trampling on infants (English)
Respect to him
Last edited by littleoldme; 3/23/2010 5:28pm at .
whereas the excuse he actually went for was:
Originally Posted by CrackFox
"he needed to conduct a ritual that could only be done at night, outdoors, and after he had slept with a woman, drunk alcohol and rubbed himself in ash. "
well at least it sounds like a good night out anyways. Maybe he was banking on getting a show-sponsered ho.
I assumed the sceptic was the one who had to have a drink, get laid, and make himself dirty, in order that the gods would not protect him? Also that the guru guy didn't make those demands until after the night time ceremony, at which point they said enough was enough. I guess I'll have to re-read the article.
Originally Posted by mumbler
I remember seeing a documentary about guys like this a while back, and one of the things they would do was to go out in public, down a shot of whisky and jump on a bed of nails. I know the aim was to show that the nail beds have no effect even if the gods are pissed off at you, but to me it looked like a whole lot of fun.