CO041 Fr John Peck on Replacements for Religion

Fr John Peck is a priest in the American Orthodox Church, an Eastern Rite church which has strong links to the Russian and Greek Orthodox churches. He writes the blog The Orthodox Church of Tomorrow, and featured this article on his blog.

In the conversation, I mentioned Sathya Sai Baba, an Indian guru who claimed to have performed a variety of miracles, including raising people from the dead. He has a large following, including Uri Geller and Alice (wife of John) Coltraine, and some of his devotees say that they have witnessed him perform miracles such as healings, raising people from the dead, clairvoyance, bilocation.

Many of the miracles seem to have a distinct echo of the miracles attributed to Jesus in the Bible, though in the case of Sathya Sai Baba there are many people available to give apparently sincere testimony of the miracles.