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400 Men Castrated by Cult?

Posted on | March 2, 2015 | 64 Comments

Surprisingly, this has nothing to do with feminism:

A man has been accused of encouraging hundreds of followers to be castrated in a promise for them to become closer to God.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, an Indian pop-star and telepreacher with a reported wealth of more than $50 million, is being investigated after he allegedly manipulated around 400 men to get their testicles removed — according to India Today.
One of his former followers who underwent castration seven years ago — named Hans Raj Chauhan — is one of the few to break the silence to speak out against him and the group.
“[The victims] were told that only those who get castrated will be able to meet God,” said Chauhan’s lawyer, Navkiran Singh, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Amanda Marcotte could not be reached for comment.



64 Responses to “400 Men Castrated by Cult?”

  1. Steve Skubinna
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 2:12 am

    Except that women get hysterectomies for medical reasons. Or in other worlds, in order to not die.

    On the other hand, given the bizarre belief systems of feminists I would not be surprised were there a group that voluntarily had hysterectomies for some reason involving the patriarchy or redefining “woman” or whatever.

  2. Steve Skubinna
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 2:13 am

    That’s precisely my assessment of him as well.

  3. Dana
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 8:01 am

    If human intelligence is the most useful of all natural resources, couldn’t we declare liberalism to be a crime against nature, for degrading that natural resource?

  4. Dana
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    If some 400 males willingly agreed to be castrated, then it’s no loss anyway, because they weren’t actually men anyway.

  5. DeadMessenger
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 10:37 am

    I’ve thought about that, too. First, there’s no indication to me that any of his progeny carry his DNA other than possibly the girl, and no indication that there was any sort of romance with the mother, but rather with a cup.

    I don’t mind being ostracized, but yeah, I lean toward “not a pedophile”, too. I feel deeply sorry for that guy. I think he was mind controlled by his handlers to Dr. Mengele proportions, including by his father; I don’t think he really wanted either the fame or the fortune that he generated (rather, that others wanted it from him), and that had his childhood not been taken away and manipulated by others, he might’ve been normal.

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    March 3rd, 2015 @ 1:11 pm

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  7. Daniel Freeman
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

    Yes, I’m not so good at judging physical resemblance beyond the obvious, but his daughter displays the natural confidence and glibness that you would expect from someone with the genetics for his remarkable talents. You’re also right that I sensed no passion between him and his wife, although I did sense a genuine fondness on her part.

    I don’t know, he might have felt a genuine fondness too — it would be hard to tell with such a veteran performer — but mostly what I sensed from him was need.

  8. Daniel Freeman
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 2:48 pm

    I respectfully disagree. We could say the same thing about men that commit suicide — and while we hold them responsible for their decisions, when it’s a woman, we wonder what drove her to that point.

  9. Daniel Freeman
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 3:07 pm

    So if you had a thousand men on a battlefield, and two women; after today’s battle four hundred men are killed, and one woman; you can see the formula the BBC would use to report this: “401 soldiers were killed today, including 1 woman – a higher proportion than among male soldiers.”

  10. K-Bob
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 3:25 pm

    This headline ought to be the first result of a Google search for [ US Congress ]

  11. DeadMessenger
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 5:08 pm

    Yeah, that Liv Tyler thing was a little perplexing. And then you have Georgia May Jagger with the same features as Mick, but somehow they look really good on her.

  12. Daniel Freeman
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

    I know that I just said that I wasn’t very good at it, but I always saw a paternal resemblance if you took Steve’s bone structure and subtracted the testosterone. Liv is my mental model for the power of fame and fortune to juice a man’s genetic heritage.

  13. JeffS
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

    I think you mean “Those were their nuts”, yes?

  14. JeffS
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 6:22 pm

    PS: I would up vote you, but Discus has become truly anal and micromanaging, as one must registers and sign in to up vote. And THAT is nuts.