When water started dripping down a statue of Jesus at a church in Mumbai this year, locals declared it a miracle. The Church of Our Lady of Velankanni started collecting the "holy" water and (of course) selling it. Then Sanal Edamaruku proved it was not holy water... just bad plumbing.


The "good Christians" went as crazy as they usually do. They accused him of blasphemy and charged him with offences that carry a 3 year prison term. Eventually, after receiving death threats, he sought exile in Europe.


Accusations, death threats, imprisonment for disagreeing with a religion, sounds about par for the course!