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Friday, August 15, 2008

He's Back!

Deep in the heart of Siberia's birch forests lies one of the largest and most remote religious communes of the planet. More than 5,000 people have left their families and their homes to move here and join the Church of the Last Testament, which has more than 10,000 followers worldwide. The church centers on one man. He is known simply as Vissarion, meaning "he who gives new life," or simply as the teacher, and he claims that he is Jesus Christ.


  1. The sheep factory has been working overtime I see.

  2. This cannot be true. I am Jesus Christ and I aint gonna live in no fucking Siberia. Capice?

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  4. He's very careful not to call himself 'Jesus' but he doesn't deny it either.

    I think it's fascinating and gives insight into how the Jesus cult started. Shouldn't he be evangelising to the world though? If he's not careful, people might start to think he's swindling people out of their pension money.

    PS I deleted my former post because of a couple of spelling mistakes. There doesn't seem to be an edit function.

  5. Spirax,

    I already do think he's a money leech.

    Maybe he and Ray should get together and form a new ministry.

  6. I don't know, guys. I'm gonna sign up. I mean, he does look a lot like Jesus. How can you possibly explain that?

    (Lance puts fingers in his ears and hums loudly in anticipation of the explanations.)

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  8. After seeing stories like this (yeah, there are other guys like this out there), I'm amused to think that Christians put forward as evidence the fact that Christianity became a movement. "Sophisticated" theologians like James Lennox and Alister McGrath have said that the fact that early Christianity sparked interest lends credibility to the stories. In that case, the fact that this guy has followers should lend credibility to this cult.

  9. Is a shame you people see this and still do not believe, and I'm not talking about the false Christ.


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