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Indian Rationalist Faces Jail for Exposing ‘Miracle’

Way back in March of this year, the President of the Indian-based skeptic organization, Rationalist International, was invited by an Indian TV channel (TV-9) to visit the Church of Our Lady of Velankanni in Vile Parle, Mumbai to offer his opinion on a supposed miracle. The President, Sanal Edamaruku, is like the Indian version of [Read More...]

Indian Skeptic Charged with Blasphemy for Rationally Explaining a ‘Miracle’

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 [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Sister Wants to Help Her Younger Brother in India

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I really enjoy reading your column on Friendly Atheist. I think it is so helpful to have someone advise people from an alternative point of view. That was one of the first blogs that I started reading when I started feeling like an [Read More...]

Indian James Randi Gets Great Press

There’s a lot of religious nonsense that takes place in India. A lot of times, it’s just a petty scam and people lose only money as a result. Sometimes, it’s much more tragic and lives are lost. Last week, it was reported that an Indian couple couldn’t conceive a child, so they went to a [Read More...]

Solar Eclipse Freaks Out Indians

Well, this is just embarrassing for my people. Not as bad as having to marry a tree before your husband, but still nothing to be proud of. Indian astrologers are predicting violence and turmoil across the world as a result of this week’s total solar eclipse, which the superstitious and religious view as a sign [Read More...]


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