There are, as they say, two sides to every story. In this case, we are presented with a man who likes the truth, even when it just isn’t comfortable. The other side of the story is a worldwide religious organization who claim an integrity that I personally do not think they deserve. The man, Sanal Edamaruku, is presently in hiding because he showed that a “miracle” at the Church of Our Lady of Velankanni was no miracle. Rather than embracing the truth, the Catholic Church has decided instead to attempt to silence it by having him charged.
There’s information on the New Humanist Magazine’s blog as well as an interesting post on Rationalist International if you want to know further details. I would ask that you consider signing a petition that has been created in Sanal’s support.
Would someone please explain to me:
a) how the Catholic Church can continue to claim to be a force for goodness in the world when it actively subverts the truth and lies to its followers?
b) how anyone can look to the Catholic Church for enlightenment knowing what we do about them?
c) if this behavior is what their supposed Jesus would do?