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Old 05-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Jesus Christ Reborn in Australia

Looks like Jesus Christ might've been reborn in Kingaroy, Australia.

Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Reborn

Pretty exciting news
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Best thread title in Interference history.
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I knew this would be a nutter in Queensland the moment I saw the thread title. Kingaroy? Figures.
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Well I suppose IT specialist is the modern equivalent of carpenter.
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Ha, I actually have family in Kingaroy. It's famous for peanuts... and now religious nuts. It's a pretty small town, I wonder if they know him.
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The messiah bears a striking resemblence to Viggo Mortenson. I'm sold.
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Also, I love how it all hangs on his memories of the real Jesus. That's like Mick Jagger in 1964 saying 'I feel like I'm Buddy Holly.'
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Awesome.
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The messiah bears a striking resemblence to Viggo Mortenson. I'm sold.
I wasn't going to click on any links. But my Viggo infatuation made me anyway. Eh, too bad he's a nut.

Anyway, carry on...
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it could be that he actually is Viggo Mortenson.
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But why doesn't anyone believe him?
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has he performed and miracles or magic??

without those Jesus of Nazareth would have been just one more in a line of street performers in his day.
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has he performed and miracles or magic??

without those Jesus of Nazareth would have been just one more in a line of street performers in his day.
Meh. Knee-jerk superficial skepticism.

You could argue that the message of Jesus of Nazareth, or as attributed to him, even if he was simply a man, was unique enough unto itself.

After all, Messiah or not, he was executed for sedition.
Even many (if not most) atheist scholars believe that much.

And clearly his message resonated early enough that people were willing to die for their belief in it only decades after his death.

Whatever he was, I think objective history can claim he was unique.
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nonsense. this man is delusional.

we all know Jesus was American.







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Meh. Knee-jerk superficial skepticism.

You could argue that the message of Jesus of Nazareth, or as attributed to him, even if he was simply a man, was unique enough unto itself.

After all, Messiah or not, he was executed for sedition.
Even many (if not most) atheist scholars believe that much.

And clearly his message resonated early enough that people were willing to die for their belief in it only decades after his death.

Whatever he was, I think objective history can claim he was unique.
But would you go so easy on Joseph Smith or L Ron Hubbard? This guy in Australia already has hundreds of people following him. It's not difficult to convince a significant number of people to believe almost anything. Push that forward a few generations and you've got thousands of believers. It didn't take David Koresh decades from his death to convince people to die for him. It's more likely that Jesus' success owes a lot more to luck than anything else. Regardless of how nice a guy you are, if you're claiming to be god reincarnated, you're a fraud. Execution for sedition was hardly a novel idea in Jesus' time
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