Delhi, India * In a recent poll, 100% of Indian atheists agreed with this statement: Asaram Bapu, is a total waste of male gamete, and his father should have pulled out during intercourse. Mr Bapu's popularity has plunged since he publicly stated that the dead victim of the horrific gangrape on a bus was equally to blame for the assault as the attackers.
...should have taken God's name and could have held the hand of one of the men and said I consider you as my brother and should have said to the other two 'Brother I am helpless, you are my brother, my religious brother.'
Asaram Bapu, whose website humbly refers to him as His Holiness is a Self-Realized Saint from India., continued to prove the late Christopher Hitchens' point that religion poisons everything.
The accused were drunk. If the girl had chanted hymns to Goddess Saraswati and to Guru Diksha then she wouldn't have entered the bus.Taking a page from the Catholic Church's manual on how not to handle a rape crisis, a person within Asaram Bapu's organization proceeded to dig their hole of faith induced stupidity and inhumanity that much deeper.
An aide to Asaram sought to downplay the controversy over the remarks. Neelam Dubey said the remarks were made at a religious discourse in Delhi in the context of how one should invoke God's name to avoid incidents like crimes against women. Some reports said the event was held in Rajasthan.
Dubey said Asaram was trying ta drive home the point that incidents like the gangrape of the girl could have been avoided by reciting mantras, by reciting names of Gods. "If she(victim) would have taken God's name or recited a mantra God inside her might have suggested her to how to avoid such crimes," she said, seeking to explain Asaram's remarks.
"He was giving that idea to his devotees. He was citing the gangrape incident to say one should use commonsense to avoid such incidents," she added. (source)American atheists who read the comments to the article referenced above have taken cold comfort that logical fallacies, conspiracy theories, and poor spelling are not simply domestic problems.
The media house' reaction against Asaram Bapu is a sign of hostility pursued by self proclaimed progressive media gainst Hindu religous figures. He said there was fault from both sides. What was wrong in this? The girl boarded a wrong bus at 9.45 pm at night. It was definitely a mistake. - written by the commenter who identified himself as Overreaction and hostility by radical feministsThis writer sadly reflects on what he wrote on his Facebook status earlier today, Every villain is a hero in his or her own personal story.
* This story started as a Poe (obviously there was no poll). It didn't end that way.
Because there is no escape...
this is Purgatory.