AUM To Abandon Canon
File under: Wackadoo Gurus and The Siddhi of PR
As his former master sits on death row awaiting his date with a noose, Fumihiro Joyu is bringing the flock into a new era, free from some of the apocalyptic stylings of its past:
“To break away from the former leader, we’ll advance reform of our educational materials, and make the changes visible by February next year,” Joyu said at the cult’s premises in Tokyo.While it may be not much more than a ploy to throw the Japanese Intelligence Agency off the trail, just about anything will be an improvement from the guru-centric nonsense that the subway-gassing Shoko Asahara spouted.
Just look where he ended up.