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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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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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Fortunately for the modern-day messiah, I doubt any local churches are likely to care enough to bring him to Pilate.
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Sometimes the government takes care of it without church intervention
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Yeah, hard to say. If the guy owns the property he's on and the other people are just hanging around cause he's so charistmatic (ie. not actually under his care), the worst that might happen is the local council might suggest they move the fuck on. Probably no David Koresh firefights on the horizon.

Prediction: in ten years this guy will still be there, only he'll be claiming UFO abduction.
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From my uncle, who lives in Kingaroy:

Oh yeah - he and his group are nearby - and they are alive and well.

They have been around for a couple of years now - and are stuck out in the scrub fortunately so we don't have to put up with them around town much.

Fuitloops really.

Unfortunately now they are trying to infiltrate the schools in RE or chaplaincy - so far those in control have seen through it but white ants are like that - takes a while but eventually the foundations cop it then the whole structure becomes weak and eventually falls over.

A right proper con artist as well - you needed to watch out for this type as they will get you in and rip you off blind.

History is full of various con artists who somehow get a following - this leads to a credibility of sorts, and then they really go nuts.

David Koresh in Waco, Texas, and Jim Jones of the Guyana "peoples temple" and plenty of others.

Google that one and see what you find! Not a pleasant thought.

All great ideas to start with, then it all turns to custard.

You had not heard about him? I thought the whole country knew. (See link below - this was first I heard of him - I was away with work and the other guys came in with the paper and wanted to know why I had not told them I had 'Jesus' on my side!!)


Jesus and Mary cult followers buy up land around Kingaroy | The Courier-Mail

Its interesting that this blokes property is next to a former aquaculture client of mine - so I know the area quite well.

Out of the way, in the scrub and with all sorts of loopy people residing in the area.

My mate "Lester" has 2 big german shepherds, and they are reknowned for their killing and eating skills with the local wallaby population.

Needless to say - the various cult members do not wander around the ponds very much!!

Its quite a scream listening to Lester talk about it. He is ex army and a huge man - likes his privacy! You can't help but call him 'sir' in general conversation. Unfortunately his solution for the neighborhood problem is illegal!!

Had you heard of "Jonestown" before? It happened before you were born, and when we heard about it it was the weirdest thing - surreal. Could not believe that many people could be persuaded.
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Yeah, hard to say. If the guy owns the property he's on and the other people are just hanging around cause he's so charistmatic (ie. not actually under his care), the worst that might happen is the local council might suggest they move the fuck on. Probably no David Koresh firefights on the horizon.

Prediction: in ten years this guy will still be there, only he'll be claiming UFO abduction.
What's the Australian phrase for "move the fuck on" that always makes me giggle? I feel like in involves a bicycle or something
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