Thousands of Indians are traveling to an impoverished village in West Bengal to worship the incarnation of the Hindu god Hanuman, a monkey god of sorts. The faithful not only believe this 27 year-old man named Chandre Oraon is a god, but they also swear that his tail possesses magical healing abilities. Oraon has an actual 13 inch tail , eats bananas, and climbs trees just like Hanuman. Experts are quick to point out that this is just a congenital defect, but the faithful aren’t hearing any of that. What do doctors know anyway :)

Now I can just see some Christian readers laughing as they read this. Keep lauging, especially when you’re staring at a salt stain in an underpass claiming that it’s the Virgin Mary. All these stories have one thing in common… all the people involved are poor and somewhat ignorant. I know that sounds rude, but it’s true. There are so many people who are lost and seize any opportunity to bring purpose or meaning to their sad lonely lives. This is no exception and it shows the power that religion has on the weak.

I’d like to hear your opinion on the matter. Am I out of line or right on target?

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