As if we needed more proof that credulity isn’t limited to Christians, over in India something has altered the normally salty water of the Arabian Sea making it sweet and the residents there are literally lapping it up as a miracle:
About 5,000 people gathered at the creek in India’s biggest city of Mumbai overnight, and many of them were seen drinking the dirty water with their palms, they said.
“Sweet seawater, this is a miracle. This water is divine,” Sheikh Naseer, a Mumbai resident, told a local TV news channel.
He was also shown giving a young boy a bath in the creek’s murky waters that receive thousands of tonnes of sewage and industrial waste every day.
Some people carried seawater away in bottles and plastic bags, saying they were going to share it with their families. Children as well as adults bathed in the murky water in which garbage and plastic were seen floating.
As usual with people of this sort not only are they claiming the water is now fine to drink, but there’s also claims that it has suddenly gained miraculous healing powers. Nothing specific is spelled out in the news item on what the water has supposedly cured people of, but among True Believers™ the need for specifics is minimal when it comes to miracles. Not to say that these people are particularly stupid, but…
Last year three people drowned in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai after thousands of people made a dash for a beach where diamonds were rumoured to be washing ashore.
Turned out those “diamonds” were just bits of glass. Oops.