Early in 2005, I found out that god was in fact, a pedophile. Curiously, this discovery occurred through an expose on the Internet by a British pianist I had met in India several years ago.
BBC Documentary on Sai Baba
Recommended further reading (Updated)
Here is some more information that might be useful to those actually interested in ascertaining what the truth is. You should be warned-none of this information is pleasant and some of it is downright repugnant. Now I will admit that a number of these websites are small scale, DIY type operations, but that doesn’t make them nutjob conspiracy theorists either. They did what they could with the means at their disposal. The fact that the BBC concurs with them should go some way towards establishing legitimacy. Every one of these people has been vilified by the conglomerate at one stage or the other so make sure you’re at your most discerning when parsing through this information. Without the benefit of an editor, these people may certainly be guilty of a little bit of exaggeration. But how much?
Exhibit A-i: The Findings, by David and Faye bailey
Exhibit A-ii: Letters from the victims
http://www.rfjvds.dds.nl/ex-baba/engels/findings.html (same content as exhibit A, except broken down into sections)
Exhibit B: A phone conversation with David Bailey
Exhibit C: Responses on the official website (the fact its even on their official website is, in my opinion, a tacit admission of guilt)
Exhibit D: Information on Sai Baba Propaganda activists (Lisa deWitt is featured prominently on CO2000’s website, as is, oddly enough, Michael Jackson):
Exhibit E: Additional literature
And that’s excluding all the circumstantial evidence I have been privy to over the years. To give you two examples ,I know someone who was abused at the Sathya Sai Baba school and he did his very best to keep his little brother out of the holy man’s sight for fear that he might demand that he be brought for an “interview”.
I also have an uncle that went to the school and ended up getting kicked out. He never talks about it, but despite his parents’ fanatical faith, he will never go to see Sai Baba (He’s plenty religious otherwise, and believes in all sorts of merry godmen and swamis).
Then of course, there was the execution of the former students who tried to murder him. It was common knowledge in India that it was a stinking cover up. Many of the believers in my family had their faith jarringly shaken but it was nothing a fresh round of brainwashing couldn’t fix.