Today it is 9 years since the Twin Towers disaster. Among those conscienceless people who try to make publicity for their religious beliefs and themselves out of this disaster are not only the fanatical pseudo-Christian book-burning Florida pastor Terry Jones, but also the followers of the Hindu Avatar Sathya Sai Baba, who have long tried cynically to capitalize on it to promote this Hindu cult teaching’s figurehead, the self-trumpeting Deity of all Deities Incarnate on Earth who is accused widely of sexual abuses and being an accomplice to murders. They have not been without some success in St. Louis, where the mayor announced that 9/11 is officially Sathya Sai Baba Day in St. Louis – see here!
The International Chairman of the Sathya Sai Organization made a claim which is an outright offense to all those who died in the 9/11 disaster and their families. He stated that Sathya Sai Baba said none of the victims were his devotees because he saved only those of his followers who should have been in the Twin Towers! Sathya Sai baba claims he is God Incarnate on earth today, almighty, compassionate, omnibenevolent. So the implication is that those who died in the 9/11 incident were not worthy of his blessing! How disgusting and hypocritical. But Sai Baba followers are pleased about this and have publicised it as much as they can!
It is reported that Dr. Michael Goldstein “gave some news that left the sweating audience mute: On September 11, the devotees that worked at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon didn’t go to work that day or were late getting to their jobs. ‘Thanks to our beloved Bhagavan,’ pontificated Goldstein, ‘all the New York and Washington devotees are safe.’ I shuddered to think that the public might applaud the news. But nobody did. Baba’s divine powers only benefit those faithful to him, or was this news passed on to avoid more desertions?” (from a live TV programme on Zona de Investigacion (Azul TV, Argentina) reported by the Argentian journalist and TV director, Agnostelli)
In the same programme, Leonard Gutter, Central Coordinator of the South American Sathya Sai Organizations, said: “Baba’s love encompasses all: There were 50,000 people working at the Towers and only 3,000 died; then Baba saved 47,000, not only devotees. Each person has his own karma: that was the destiny of those who died there.”
The TV programme’s 1st part is transcribed here.
These wild conjectures by Dr. Goldstein and Leonardo Gutter would be hard to surpass in bad taste, not to mention indoctrinated delusion that Sathya Sai Baba is God Almighty incarnate on earth, plus Jesus come again – but also the Father who sent Jesus!
Note too that Sathya Sai Baba and his various minions recently enthused in public about his visit to his great devotee in Kampala, despot and gruesome killer, Idi Amin (see proof here: Dictator Idi Amin – Sai Baba’s warm recollections).
The Sathya Sai Organization used 9/11 as a vehicle to try to publicise itself and recruit members to the cult.
A member of the top policy-making ‘Prashanthi Council’ Dr. William M. Harvey and Dr. Goldstein’s right-hand man spoke at the Sai Public Meeting in St. Louis, September 11, 2005 during celebration of Sathya Sai Baba’s 80th birthday (11/23) . He informed that the Mayor of St. Louis accepted their application to make 9/11 “Sathya Sai Baba day” in St. Louis! (see here) and see the report of Dr. Jack Feely, Regional President, Mid-Central Region US here) However, the secretary of the Mayor informed that over 200 such name days have been registered by the Mayor’s office, so it is no big deal. Rich Sai Baba followers in St. Louis influenced the mayor to accept their application. It appears that this celebration has been scotched since then.
The report stated: “The program was held at the 1904 World’s Fair Pavilion, a magnificent open-air shelter in the center of Forest Park. The 1300-acre park, considered the “Crown Jewel” of the city, was a picturesque setting worthy of a public program about Sathya Sai Baba, the Divine Crown Jewel of the universe.”The Sai Organization announced at great length its many efforts to get publicity, as in the following short example: “Personal letters of invitation went out to 49 professors of philosophy and theological studies of the major universities and colleges in the area, followed up with telephone message reminders. Press releases went to the major TV and radio stations, along with the major newspapers. Quarter-page ads promoting the meeting were put in a widely distributed spiritually oriented newspaper. That same paper accepted a 700-page article about Sathya Sai Baba and His teachings.”
Comment: Seven hundred pages would take 49 philosophy professors to do that job on short notice? But one suspects that far fewer attended or supported this scandalous misuse of September 11 to propagandise for an Indian fraud accused of sex abuses and murder cover-up?. The result has hardly been earth-shaking. Naively and without joking, Dr. Feely informed of the selfless service provided to participants as follows: “Cold bottled water, served to attendees throughout the program, offered physical comfort that added to the spiritual comfort the speakers’ words provided.”
See also this new article at http://barrypittard.wordpress.com/2007/09/12/memories-of-911-discredit-sai-baba-and-his-global-cult/