You might remember Sanal Edamaruku — the “Indian James Randi,” if you will — from when he gave famed “tantric guru” Pandit Surender Sharma the chance to kill him using only his mind, something the guru claimed he could do:
I love how Edamaruku laughs during the entire exchange
For Edamaruku’s latest debunking, he went to the site of a “miracle cross” where water was seen trickling down Jesus’ feet…
Sanal Edamaruku identified the source of the water (a drainage near a washing room) and the mechanism how it reached Jesus feet (capillary action). The local church leaders, present during his investigation, appeared to be displeased.
It sounds funny, but this is very serious. Edamaruku has been charged with blasphemy:
Yesterday (10th April,2012) Sanal received a phone call from a Police official of Juhu Police Station in Mumbai directing him to come to the said police station to face the charges and get arrested. He also said that FIRs have also been filed in Andheri and some other police stations u/s 295 of Indian Penal Code on the allegations of hurting the religious sentiments of a particular community. Mumbai police has announced that they were out to arrest him. It is apprehended that he can be arrested any moment.
I’m still waiting to hear if there’s anything we can do on his behalf. I’ll keep you all updated if I find anything out.