And you don’t think AIDS can increase in…?
So I suppose you think if most other people followed the example set here, AIDS wouldn’t be as big a problem?
Yes, it will be helpful if every city follows the same idea the way we are doing. Every city should check every person in the city and find out the AIDS people and keep them in isolation. But do not humiliate them. Do not condemn them. They are simply victims.
That’s a more conciliatory turn for you on AIDS, isn’t it? You’ve been quite outspoken…
Because they are victims. The disease is created by all the founders of religion. Because they have been propounding celibacy. And celibacy is absolutely unnatural. And when you force monks to live together, nuns to live together, you are creating the situation for homosexuality, lesbianism. So the first source of homosexuality is religious, and it is going on still.
Celibacy should be condemned as a crime and all monks should be married to nuns. And we have found even for Pope the Polack, Mother Teresa.
You said before that you couldn’t travel to your other communes around the world because of your health. People in your commune have said that the reason you don’t travel to your other areas of the world is because you’re not going to leave the country until you get a green card. But once you get the green card, you’re quite willing to travel.
I have told myself to the press conference that four years they could not decide. What kind of intelligent people you have got in America? The whole department of INS for four years is working out, and they could not decide yes or no for me.
I am not leaving America unless they give me the green card, and that too is not a promise that I will leave. That simply means that I may think of visiting some other commune to see what is the situation there – if my health permits.