What the hell, brown people… it’s all fun and games until someone hurts babies for real.
In the video, Sanal Edamarku discusses a very disturbing ritual from Bihar, India performed by a “godman” — he’s trampling infants in an effort to “bless” them. The possibly NSFW video is here (the sound is extremely low).
There’s at least one positive to come from all this:
Two days after this TV interview, the godman was arrested and this ritual ended.
So why does anyone fall for this?
Gullible people who think their children are getting blessed by a man of god will allow him to do damn near anything to their kids.
Is this really that different from letting a Mohel perform a bris? Or letting a priest dunk a baby into a vat of water to perform a baptism?
At least this moron is only hurting himself.
(via Atheist Media Blog)