Over the months, as the story of Ram Bomjon has developed, we’ve had a lot of discussion about the phenomenon as it has developed. First, Ram Bomjon was reported as sitting under a tree for months without moving. Then, Ram Bomjon was subjected to investigation. That investigation was thwarted. Then, with renewed scrutiny, Ram Bomjon disappeared. Now, Ram Bomjon has reappeared in the forest to his followers, who shot a video of his talk to them before he disappeared once again.
Throughout the discussion, one theme has returned again: Ram Bomjon’s supporters claim that it doesn’t really matter whether the Ram Bomjon phenomenon is real or not. What matters, they say, is that the idea that Ram Bomjon has supernatural powers is appealing to some people, so we should just accept it without skeptical questioning.
Well, here’s the test of that postion:
He started with her fingers.
Don’t believe me? Well, I said he did. I say I saw him do it.
He ate my mother, using his belly button, using secret meditational techniques.
What, you want to bring investigators to my mother’s home to see if she is still alive? What, you want to examine the contents of Ram Bomjon’s stomach? Why?
Isn’t what I claim good enough for you? Shouldn’t we just abandon all that nasty skepticism, and accept people’s faith without asking rude questions?
Well, I have faith that Ram Bomjon ate my mother, and I think it’s just a shame that so many people close their minds to that possibility.
If they just would try my methods of meditation for ten weeks, they also would realize that Ram Bomjon ate my mother. So, I think it’s unfair for them to prejudge the matter without at least giving my meditational methods a fair chance.
Besides, Ram Bomjon was missing for several days, at the exact same time my mother was eaten. What more proof do you need?
Or, maybe, do you think that it might be a good idea not to accept people’s outlandish claims about supernatural events at face value?