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30 Million Idiots

He’s dead, damn it!

Dead Indian guru frozen by devotees

Ashutosh Maharaj’s body has been kept in a freezer for nearly six weeks

Devotees of a dead guru in India have told the BBC they put his body in a freezer to preserve him as they believe he will return to life to lead them.

Ashutosh Maharaj was declared dead by authorities in Punjab on 29 January after a suspected heart attack.

But, confident that he was merely in a state of deep meditation, his followers froze his corpse.

He led the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission) which claims more than 30 million followers.

“He is not dead. Medical science does not understand things like yogic science. We will wait and watch. We are confident that he will come back,” his spokesman Swami Vishalanand told the BBC.

He said that although doctors had declared Maharaj “clinically dead”, he was actually alive and in a state of samadhi, which is the highest plane of meditation.

The guru is thought to have been in his seventies.

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Opinion:

Talk about mass hysteria, the guy’s dead, face it and move on.

 

You Used To Not Exist

Reblogged from: Life is but a Labyrinth

baby-in-a-wombYou used to not exist.

Then you were a baby.

Look at that belly button.

What a funny thing that is.

Soon, you will no longer exist again.

So where will you go?

Well… wait a second…

Where did you start?

Could it be you were always here?

I sincerely don’t see how it cannot.

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”

Source: The Truth You Always Knew

Religion or Mental Illness

US ‘prayer cure’ couple lose appeal over child’s death

Leilani and Dale Neumann identify themselves as Pentecostal Christians

The reckless homicide conviction of a couple whose daughter died after they tried to treat her with prayer, denying her medical help, has been upheld.

By 6-1, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled that a law protecting Dale and Leilani Neumann from child abuse charges did not cover their daughter’s death.

Kara Neumann, 11, died on Easter Sunday March 2008 from undiagnosed diabetes.

The couple were convicted in separate trials in 2009 and sentenced to six months in prison.

They have not served any jail time while the case went through the appeals process.

The Neumanns’ legal team argued that Wisconsin abuse laws granted criminal immunity to parents who put their faith in prayer to heal their child’s ill health.

‘Glory of God’

But government lawyers argued that such protection ends when parents realise a child is at serious risk of death.

The couple identify themselves as Pentecostal Christians and believe visiting a doctor is akin to worshipping an idol, the Supreme Court opinion said.

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Opinion:

This has clearly crossed the dividing line between religion and mental illness.

I am appalled that this couple only got six months in prison.

I am even further appalled that the law (Wisconsin) allows prayer healing in favour of medical treatment for any illness or condition. This is clearly abuse based on delusion.

I shudder to think that in six months or sooner, if the law allows reduction in sentences, these people will be out of jail and possibly making another child with all probability that the next child will meet the same or similar fate.

These people are so sick, that they will not recognise they were jailed for a crime, but martyred for doing ‘god’s will’. Because they were doing ‘god’s will’ they are devoid of any commonsense or remorse.

I sincerely hope that in the event of another child there are legal mechanisms in place to remove that child from their bloodied hands.