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‘Guru of Bling’ collects testicles for God: An Indian spiritual leader is accused of convincing up to 400 followers to remove their testicles, claiming that by doing so the men would be able to speak directly to God.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, known as “The Guru in Bling,” is accused of coercing hundreds of followers to undergo the procedure at a hospital run by his spiritual organization.
India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly obtained statements from victims, saying the castrations took place at a hospital run by Ram Rahim’s organization.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports officers from India’s elite Central Bureau of Investigation appear to have made a crucial breakthrough in the long-running investigation into the alleged mass castrations, last week gathering important testimony from victims and other witnesses as they prepare charges of grievous bodily harm against Ram Rahim.
Previously a “cone of silence” has surrounded the accusations against the wildly popular guru, who has around 50 million followers worldwide, and is worth an estimated $50 million.
According to reports, most of the victims feared for their lives if they dare spoke out against the figure revered by millions.
What's the harm eh?
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Qualifies for a Darwin award!

So god made them, complete with testicles, but to talk to him, you have to remove your testicles! That makes perfect sense!

Humans plus religion equals brains with the intellectual capacity of mashed potato.
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Religious nutjobs.
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Religious nutjobs.
And really sad. Religions make preying on the vulnerable an art form. An evil art.
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Reminds me of the Heaven's Gate cult, they also practised castration, before killing themselves so their spirits would be carried to an alien spaceship hiding behind a comet. At least the cult leader also chopped his balls off, rather than just demanding it of his followers.
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This really ought to be the subject of PhD enquiries into the actual psychological processes involved.
It is not mere mashed potatoe though possibly evinces an intention to become mashed potatoe.
I am thinking of the notion that everything is impermanent and decaying so why not assist in the process.
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This really ought to be the subject of PhD enquiries into the actual psychological processes involved.
It is not mere mashed potatoe though possibly evinces an intention to become mashed potatoe.
I am thinking of the notion that everything is impermanent and decaying so why not assist in the process.
This is already being investigated, if you pull all the work together into a synthesis.

The basic psychological mechanism is already known. All the social animals studied, from bumble bees to humans, put a priority and bias on social information over personal information, most of the time. Even if one has the best genome and expression profile, development is partly subject to stochastic forces. [Fluctuations in environment, basically].

So a good evolutionary rule of thumb is "smooth" data from individuals in a population into a public doctrine or opinion. Because an individual's perception or cognition may be faulty. Of course the Achilles' heel of this evolutionarily stable strategy is that the hive's data may be wrong. Nevertheless this fallacy "the majority has the truth" is right often enough to confer fitness of the group, most of the time. And if the group survives, that helps individual fitness probabilities, even though a few might not be happy campers.

So an individual bee might find the mother-load of nectar, and but be ignored by the hive, or an atheist's voice is drowned out by the deluded. Shit happens.
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convincing up to 400 followers to remove their testicles, claiming that by doing so the men would be able to speak directly to God
Apparently god can only be spoken to with a high pitched voice.
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Fundies been cutting their bits off forever
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True that.
How do the gurus get more women, or at least revenge and make others pay for their own celibacy?

1. get them to cut off their genitals or reproductive organs.
2. start wars and send the other young men to fight
3. send them to blow themselves up
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