People are flocking to collect ‘Holy Water’ from a statue of Jesus, in a village near Mumbai in India, that has started crying. Police have had to be called in to control the crowds.
The last time this happened at church in Mumbai, in 2012, Sanal Edamaruku came along to disprove the miracle and proved that the source of water was a blocked drain. Instead of thanking Edamaruku for protecting their health, the people turned against him and a number of blasphemy charges were brought against him. Edamaruku is well know for exposing fake miracle workers. After death threats were made and a fellow activist was murdered, he sought refuge in Helsinki, Finland and remains there to this day.
Jesus has been accused of being gay and has been pictured holding beer and a cigarette. No wonder He is appearing in flames.
Elton says Jesus was gay
In an online interview for parade.com, Elton John started a torrent of internet outrage by claiming
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.
He also stated
On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel.
These remarks complimenting Jesus, have lead bloggers and tweeters to post many outraged responses.
Textbook shows Jesus holding beer and a cigarette
Meanwhile over in the Indian state of Meghalaya, the government has had to confiscate school textbooks depicting Jesus holding a cigarette and a beer can.
Over 70% of the population are Christian and are outraged.
The State Education Minister is considering taking legal action against Skyline Publications, of New Delhi, who are the publishers.
The picture was discovered in a cursive writing textbook in a private school.
Although private schools are not obliged to use prescribed textbooks, the government has reacted by seizing all copies of the book from shops and schools.
The catholic church too has reacted, by banning all textbooks from Skyline Publications in all its schools.
They also asked the government to take strict action against the publisher and to ban any such objectionable publications from schools in the future.
Jesus appears in flames
Perhaps this is unrelated, but apparitions of Jesus have moved away from foodstuffs, to fire. While traditionally fire is associated more with the Devil than Jesus, when Rob Millist saw the face in his gas fire, he immediately pointed out Christ’s face to his partner’s mother.
The face formed by patterns of ash on one of the burning logs remained visible for 20 minutes before it disintegrated into ash at the bottom of the open fire. Ashes to ashes. Mr. Miller however had grabbed his iPhone and recorded the apparition. He stated:
I would like to believe it was the face of Jesus, but it could be an incredible coincidence.
Yes, it could.