Religion: A Remote Spiritual Disneyland

In the West Virginia hills, the Hare Krishnas build a palace

The Hare Krishnas are known for their bald heads, saffron robes and their own showy style of Hinduism. Known, but not necessarily beloved. Since 1966, with beads, drums and clanging cymbals, they have chanted and boom-cha-boomed their way down the streets of American cities and harried hordes of airport travelers with pleas for donations. So importunate are they, in fact, that a federal district judge in Syracuse has just declared that some of their fund raisers "engaged in a widespread and systematic scheme...

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