Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

Good thoughts from India – re Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on January 23, 2009

I received a comment approving my efforts from a blogger, on whose interesting  blog I also then put a comment (see blog with comment here).  He has chosen the pen-name ‘nitwit nastik’ and thus, as an agnostic, he also differs from so many self-important religious believers in my experience (and they are very many) in being able to use refreshing self-ironic pen-name about his standpoint. One can see from his  writings that that he is far from being any nitwit, but an articulate and thoughtful person. He sent me the following reply, which he allows me to post herewith:-

“Thanks Robert for your comment. I am not sure if I am representative of the India of the future because people like me who challenge religious claims are few and far between in India. Most Indians are discouraged from challenging religion and most still don’t have access to internet and are not aware or open to of the vast amounts of knowledge/research available on the internet. The brainwashing of young children and the religious indoctrination at schools are also a major problem (although I am myself a living testimony that such things do not work all the time).

India still isn’t the place where independent thought is encouraged as it is done in a lot of western countries, although I must admit that the situation seems to be improving a bit. You are also right in saying that it might be years or centuries before we can cast off the shackles of organized religion, if at all. There needs to be a political will to uphold and enforce the freedoms guaranteed by our constitutions, the critical mass needed amongst children and youth to give this movement some momentum (as they are the ones most prone to religious indoctrination) and of course the money to support the free-thought/rationalist movement and counter the propaganda machine of believers. I firmly believe that all humans are born with a logical faculty which are discouraged by parents,society or by religious authorities, which leads to blindness in matters of religion. Probably, the only way this vicious cycle can be broken is by showing people reason and logic, patiently and compassionately (tough things to live by when attacked continuously by the religious right) and not through repressive tactics like in China, where repressive tactics have failed to curb religious belief.

Anyway thanks again for your comment. I will definitely visit your site on satya sai baba. Btw I didn’t know that you had written books on Satya Sai Baba so I would like to commend your efforts in bringing the activities of the charlatan to the fore and exposing the fraud that he is.

2 Responses to “Good thoughts from India – re Sai Baba”

  1. vravi58 said

    Thanks, Robert for the many enlightening and thought-provoking articles on this curiously spurious but phenominally successful organisation. And to the fellow Indian with the interesting pen-name “nitwit nastik” for his recent comments. One question to both of you which has been occupying an increasing part of my thoughts – what do you think will happen to the organisation and the millions of followers once Sai Baba disappears from the scene. Will there be internal squabbling, power struggle and so on, which commonly occurs following the demise of such grand-scale “one-man shows” (and this is SOME one-man show indeed!) Will the truth come tumbling out in bucket-loadS ? If it does, how will the events affect the millions of followers ? I am particularly concerned at the social impact of potentially millions of minds suffering the sudden shock of disenchantment and depression within a very short span of time ……

  2. nitwitnastik said

    Thank You Robert. I wish more people in India, followed your example and came forward with their doubts, complaints and false-stories about Satya Sai baba and helped expose him.

    Btw, the pen-name ‘nitwit nastik’ was chosen deliberately, to pre-empt the attacks of believers. Believers often call skeptics like me “dumb” and “stupid” since we do not have the “brains” to understand the “glory” of their God or guru. So by calling myself ‘nitwit’, I hope to get the ad-hominem attacks out of the way to begin with and concentrate on serious, logical discussions about their beliefs.

    Unless, of course, they don’t want to have a discussion with a ‘nitwit’ like me !!

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