The TAM 2013 Interviews Episode 1: Sanal Edamaruku

I humbly present to you the first in our series of interviews from The Amazing Meeting 2013.

I had the opportunity to sit down with the remarkable Sanal Edamaruku. It became less of an interview and more of me just letting him tell his story (trust me, it was better that way). If you haven’t heard of Sanal, he is the president of both Rationalist International and Indian Rationalist Association and spent years traveling around India busting so-called miracles.

Last year, when he was called in to explain a statue of Jesus that was “miraculously” dripping water, his entire life changed. You can read about it if you click on those links, but I recommend listening to him tell his story instead.

And if you’re wondering why I look like I’m crying in the above picture, it’s because I was. Partly because I’m a massive cry baby, and mostly because it was one of the most remarkable stories I’ve ever heard. (Sanal, if you’re reading this, I am so sorry I cried in front of you. It was extremely embarrassing.)

Anyway, take 12 minutes out of your day and listen to what Sanal had to say. You’ll be glad you did!

[Hemant's note: The last couple of minutes of this video, especially, just take your breath away. The courage this man has is just incredible.]

About Jessica Bluemke

Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.

  • The Other Weirdo

    Ever since I first heard this story, I’ve wondered why he was invited to try and debunk (random supernaturaley event) if the people promoting the event don’t really want it debunked.

  • Keiv M. Salmon

    perhaps they hoped he would not find a rational scientific explanation for the “miracle”, and therefore, in there minds, would call it “proof” for the existence of god

  • Cyrus Palmer

    He’s a criminal for saving countless people from drinking tainted water? Wtf?!

  • Sidharth Vijayan

    I am proud to be from the same state as this man. But I am ashamed to be from the same country that is treating him with so much injustice.

  • alex0701

    Me too :(

  • Manoj

    Here is Sanal Edamaruku debating the Mumbai Bishop. The Bishop joins the debate at time:7:46