Dalai Lama Visit Provokes Born-Again Hysteria
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An impending visit by the Dalai Lama to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has ignited the paranoia of local Christian leader Jan Merkel, who says she fears for the spiritual safety of the patients there. [Ed.note: We know. The last few days have been slow for guru news, folks.]:
[S]he knows the Rochester clinic is a place where many people go as a last resort when they have exhausted all other hope for treatment of their diseases. Because of this, the Tibetan Buddhist leader's impending visit is "a disaster waiting to happen," she contends.The incredibly small-minded fundamentalists never cease to amuse with their exceedingly facile expressions of ignorance. You may as well hire the local kindergarten to produce the rhetoric. It would probably be a vast improvement over what this shrill old biddy just came up with in an obvious attempt to get some more attention for herself at the expense of the Dalai Lama and the patients at the clinic.
"You've got hundreds if not thousands of people like that, in that mental state," Markell observes, "and then along comes this false prophet, who probably is going to give them some kind of lie because he represents everything that has to do with the New Age movement."
The bottom line, the ministry leader says, is the need for people "to pray for this thing that's going to happen on April 17."