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    14 Dec '07 01:011 edit
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7142920.stm

    'Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.

    The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg.

    .....

    "As the old man had the weakness of drinking, he accepted their invitation to have drinks with them," said local police Sub-Inspector Pendakanti Dastgiri.

    "They took him to a deserted spot in the outskirts of the village.

    "After the old man had passed out under the influence of liquor, they cut off his right leg from the knee," he said.

    Mr Dastgiri said that the amputation was carried out in a very "brutal manner" and that police are still looking for the leg and the men who so cruelly took it.'

    (he is recovering in hospital)


    Now, tell me, if you were offered a holy leg on the black market, would you return it to this man, or keep it for it's healing powers?
  2. Donationrwingett
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    14 Dec '07 01:54
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7142920.stm

    'Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.

    The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg.

    .....

    "As the old man had the weakness of drinking, he accepted the ...[text shortened]... the black market, would you return it to this man, or keep it for it's healing powers?
    If it were given back to the man could he use it to re-attach itself? If so it would be just like they borrowed it for a while. No harm done.
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    14 Dec '07 02:50
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7142920.stm

    'Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.

    The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg.

    .....

    "As the old man had the weakness of drinking, he accepted the ...[text shortened]... the black market, would you return it to this man, or keep it for it's healing powers?
    This is just a guess but I can think we can safely say that no one else in India who will claim to have healing powers in their legs or arms etc even if its true. Call it a hunch.
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    14 Dec '07 05:14
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    Now, tell me, if you were offered a holy leg on the black market, would you return it to this man, or keep it for it's healing powers?
    isn't this just the question of what would you do if offered valuable goods that you knew to be stolen?
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    14 Dec '07 15:19
    Originally posted by whodey
    This is just a guess but I can think we can safely say that no one else in India who will claim to have healing powers in their legs or arms etc even if its true. Call it a hunch.
    I bet the thieves will say they have healing powers in their leg!
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    14 Dec '07 15:20
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7142920.stm

    'Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.

    The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg.

    .....

    "As the old man had the weakness of drinking, he accepted the ...[text shortened]... the black market, would you return it to this man, or keep it for it's healing powers?
    I'd cut off my own leg, attach his, and give him my old one. I'd use my new healing leg to attach his new non-healing leg.
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    14 Dec '07 15:22
    Male porn stars better be hiding their magic legs.
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    14 Dec '07 18:03
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I'd cut off my own leg, attach his, and give him my old one. I'd use my new healing leg to attach his new non-healing leg.
    but you might look a bit funny on the beach, you know, one wizened 80yo leg and one a bit younger?
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    14 Dec '07 18:29
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7142920.stm

    'Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.

    The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg.

    .....

    "As the old man had the weakness of drinking, he accepted the ...[text shortened]... the black market, would you return it to this man, or keep it for it's healing powers?
    What makes the right leg holier than the left?
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    14 Dec '07 18:32
    Originally posted by josephw
    What makes the right leg holier than the left?
    The right one is right, of course. Now only the left one is left, but that doesn't make it right.
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    14 Dec '07 18:35
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    The right one is right, of course. Now only the left one is left, but that doesn't make it right.
    Do you think the guys livelihood has been crippled?
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    15 Dec '07 21:09
    Originally posted by josephw
    Do you think the guys livelihood has been crippled?
    I know how he feels now. My wife told me I was legless last night, and I still feel a bit rough...
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    16 Dec '07 16:08
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    The right one is right, of course. Now only the left one is left, but that doesn't make it right.
    Very witty ... 😀
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