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Australian Christ of interest to neuroscientist
A sudden boost in hits on an earlier blogpost about Alan John Miller, a man in Australia claiming to be Jesus, got me wondering what led up to it. Apparently he was recently featured on television and a neuroscientist by … Continue reading
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So, Christ’s second coming happened in Australia…
At least, a guy who seriously thinks he’s Jesus happens to live there. What’s more, he’s joined with a woman who prefers to go by the name Mary Magdalene. Unsurprisingly, some people have a problem with this. The pair, real … Continue reading
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Jesus People! Australian cult of traditionalists caught harbouring killer
Luke Andrew Hunter, 42, was convicted of murder in 1990 but escaped from prison in 1996. His new identity was uncovered recently. He’d changed his name Ashban Cadmiel and infiltrated the Jesus People, a cult of orthodox Aramaic speakers who … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity Tagged abuse, crime, cults, faith, religion, violence 1 Comment
The Palmdale prophecy that failed
Somehow I missed this story when it first broke last week: Officers had been searching a wide swath of southern California since Saturday after family members found letters saying the group was awaiting an apocalyptic event and would soon see … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity Tagged apocalypse, cults, faith-based delusion, prophecy, rapture 4 Comments
In my defense, I forget people like to copy people
Although in the music industry, it’s called a cover and so long as the original artist (or their heirs/company) gets credit for it, it’s all to the good. A song I’ve adored for years is called “Clothes of Sand.” I … Continue reading
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Writer becomes unwilling messiah, can’t unconvince believers
Not me, if you’re wondering. No, it’s some fellow who has written books about the need to change how we deal with world issues like poverty and famine. Portions of Raj Patel’s life appear to mirror the predictions made by … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity, skepticism Tagged beliefs, books, cults, faith, faith-based delusions, prophecy 2 Comments
With a name like Jesus One Touch, is incest really that far from the mind?
That’s apparently what Jesus Blood Ministry founder Nana Kofi Yirenkyi’s name translates into and he’s in court in Ghana for getting it on with his own ten-year-old daughter. The prosecutor said the mother of the victim and the accused person, … Continue reading
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Apparently Raelians want Tiger Woods
Want him to have a better outlook on sexuality, at any rate. I find out about this via a Facebook friend who had the link to Raelian News: Rael has sent an open letter to Tiger Woods urging him to … Continue reading
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Summum call the press! Sect wants erection!
Couldn’t resist. Sorry. The Summum Christian Gnostic sect is in the news again in Utah regarding their continued quest to erect their Seven Aphorisms monument in the same park where the ten commandments are proudly displayed. From the Salt Lake … Continue reading
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I think this one is going to do the circuit, and I’m going to do my part to pass it along. I found it via ZackBradfordBlogs who learned of it from Walking with Integrity. Bishop John Shelby Spong wrote a … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture Tagged Christianity, church, cults, discrimination, homosexuality, human rights, quotable 1 Comment