Oh is it! Haha.. yeah his followers have really made stuff up about him and deified him.
Tell me your dad laughed mightily right there, and set the story straight.
What evidence will it take to convince you? Are you even open to the idea that you may be wrong?
The rationalists are quite open to the idea that they may be wrong.. and James Randi's 1-million$ scheme demonstrates that. If Mr Sathyanarayana Raju can face that challenge, millions of rationalists/atheists will switch over to your side, and we can all be buddies, and laugh over this stupid argument.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has - Margaret Mead