Thursday, 28 April 2011

Sai Baba

Thousands flock to funeral of India guru Satya Sai Baba (BBC News, 27 April 2011)

Once more it is clear for all to see that BBC News is a bastion of religious apologetics and a haven for irrationalists of all hues. The lengthly article is full of praise for this con artist, charlatan, and quack.

There is one short passage with critical notes: "They say that he was a persuasive fraudster [...]". But this is immediately followed by "These charges were always strenuously denied by the guru and his followers, and were never proved."

For a more informative account of the life of Sai Baba, see:

India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba by Sanal Edamaruku (New Humanist)

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