Sathya Sai Baba

"Sai Baba's materialisations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces, and watches, along with reports of miraculous healings, resurrections, clairvoyance, bilocation, and alleged omnipotence and omniscience, were a source of both fame and controversy."

Wikipedia page.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 25, 2017
     Category: Cult Figures and Artifacts | Frauds, Cons and Scams | Religion | Superstition | India

It's amazing how a bunch of crummy magic tricks + a little show biz and a sprinkle of "Faith" can cause otherwise intelligent people to think they are witnessing miracles.
Posted by PupTentacle on 05/25/17 at 11:33 AM
Quality is so poor that I can't see what's going on.
Posted by DavidP on 05/25/17 at 04:34 PM
@DavidP - Lousy, obvious slight of hand that wouldn't fool a 4th grader but apparently works on the "faithful" just fine.
Posted by PupTentacle on 05/25/17 at 04:38 PM
Sure are a lot of white women there.

I grew up in California during the 1960's to 1970's where this bunkum was rampant. And probably still is. I wonder if he's related to Baba Rum Raisin?
Posted by KDP on 05/25/17 at 04:48 PM
I really want to know about the guy in the thumbnail. Is he a human or a horribly misshapen puppy that happened to wander into the gathering? Because THAT is the definition of fawning subservience! And it's it interesting that Swami Ramalamadingdong there can create the necklace out of thin air...but can't make the chain a little longer?

Posted by PupTentacle on 05/25/17 at 04:55 PM
Bilocation sounds interesting; maybe I'll sign up. Hope swami knows the difference between it and bifurcation.

There was some place in Lake County, Ca., near some relatives of mine in the 80's (and likely is still there). It was called the Center for the New Age of Enlightenment and something else equally ridiculous. Apparently, some people actually go to these con joints.
Posted by Virtual on 05/25/17 at 07:35 PM
This kind of nonsense is totally accepted if it´s called christianity and practiced in the States.
Posted by F.U.D. on 05/26/17 at 12:42 AM
Except no, FUD, this is what you get when "rational" idiots drop proper religion for something more "honest" and "spiritual". That's why it's rampant in places like Californ-ie-ay and the suburbs of London, and not in Michigan and Aberdeen.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/26/17 at 07:54 AM
In Calif., we now have this: Clown Wielding Bloody Machete Tries To Hitchhike Along Highway 101 in California
Posted by Virtual on 05/26/17 at 05:16 PM
There's one interesting name in Wikipedia's list of notable followers: Nicolas Maduro, autocratic leader of Venezuela.
Posted by ges on 05/28/17 at 03:06 PM
Can anyone give me the definition of what includes or excludes a religion from being a "proper religion"?

As an outsider to all of them, none of them have much scientific or logical merit unless you were indoctrinated into them at a young age.
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 06/01/17 at 11:24 AM
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