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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), May 15, 2015 at 05:30

I never heard of your Queensland messiah; you must tell me about him sometime.

Ithought I put a link in the post. If not - try here: http://www.aj-miller.com

Wow - he's made it to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Truth. David Koresh, eat your heart out!

But really, you guys take the cake for messianic delusionals and the numbers of people sucked in by them - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Jeffs

& http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2486866/Warren-Jeffs-runs-notorious-Arizona-polygamist-town-jail-according-new-lawsuit-details-disturbing-surveillance-residents-church-security.html

"...... I did walk and talk with a fellow who claimed to BE God. I questioned him thoroughly; and even with my limited understanding of these things,

Well, obviously we're all fantasic emanations of life itself but the trouble with delusional thinkers who think they are 'God' is that they think everyone else is not.

" concluded that he was not Who he thought he was: He was a former taxi driver from U. C. Berkeley."

And he is not who he thught he was either. But if someone is in tune with their real self, buddha nature, whatever you want to call it - they can have the nasty habit of saying of saying/doing just the right thing at the right time. The 'buddha at the gas pump' phenomena.

I have suspected, all along, that you are a Physicist type.

That could have been one path - but more engineer/tech focused these days

, convincing them that the knowledge they gained could somehow be put to use in taming the world around them.Indeed. There is a scripture which I think describes our infatuation with technology:

People are looking everywhere but inside themselves for happiness/answers. Everything outside has a creation date and a destruction date i.e. its existence is governed by time and ultimately slips away - so grasping onto things is really clutching at straws, herding cats etc.

Things just seem to fall apart,
String bags full of oranges
And things within the heart;

Calamities evaporate and memories depart.
People laugh at anything
And things just fall apart.

-M.Leunig

. At the very least, the LHC demonstrates how ephemeral matter is and how misunderstood 'reality' is.

[13] And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

NASA?

[14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

David Copperfield?

[15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
[16] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Obama??

[17] And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.[18] Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Whoever, one big a##hole no doubt.

He looks like a lamb, but speaks like a dragon. In Bible lingo, this means he's a false prophet -- in fact, he's THE false prophet found elsewhere in Rev.

Good, then it can't be Anjem Chowderhead, the UK islamic supremacist. He looks like an idiot and speaks like a mental patient. In fact can't be a muslim at all - none of them look like lambs and they all spout the same fanatical crap that everyone(all sane people) immediately turns off.

  • The false prophet's great wonders, including causing fire to rain down frm heaven (A-bombs, etc), are tools of his craft --

but think about it - it would require a large team of tech people to pull off stunts ike that - with known science. Hardly something a lot of people are going to worship. Was there any worshipping happening when the Space Shuttle first took off and lnded? Nah... we easily lose the sense of wonder - and realise it all breaks down into the successful undertaking of a myriad of carefully planned steps with a definite outcome intended. Just last year humanity landed a spacecraft on a comet! And now it's like '..great!....next..??.'

I mean even Mighty Mo split the moon with his little finger http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splitting_of_the_moon and flew on winged horses yet so many people not only do not worship him but think he was one of the greatest douchebags ever.

then end of which, is to cause people to worship the first beast (the US & friends)

Do you mean the people (US and friends) worship the 'first beast'? Or the 'first beast is 'the US and friends?

  • "image to the beast.. that can speak". Television, of course. TV and its kin are great vehicles of false prophecy

I think you can get the drift. This "beast" may be a visible creature in heaven, where John sees him; but on earth, he/she/it is an invisible spirit, a world-view in people's minds.

could be several things - a propensity to lose consciousness in a seemingly real but illusory world could be one.

Pizza's here. Gottarun.

Good idea - I might head off and biuy some myself - it's dinner time.

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