Christ 2.0

April 24th, 2007 | researchmaterial

He calls himself the Antichrist, wears the number 666 tattooed on his arm and claims a following of 2 million people. And Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda is coming to Guatemala whether it wants him or not.

The Central American country has banned the leader of the Florida-based Growing in Grace church, arguing he is a security risk because he provokes conflict with Roman Catholics and evangelicals. But Miranda still plans to fly in on a private jet today to celebrate his 61st birthday and meet with thousands of followers from around the world. “It has been predestined, and angels will make it happen,” said Axel Poessy, Miranda’s media director. “He is, after all, God himself.”

He preaches that sin and the devil do not exist. In January, he revealed tattoos of the numbers 666 on his forearms and declared that he and his followers were Antichrists because their beliefs supersede those of Jesus Christ.

(In Guatemala, a follower of Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda holds a baby with SSS painted on her head. The letters stand for Miranda’s motto, “salvo, siempre salvo,” or “saved, always saved.”)


7 Responses to “Christ 2.0”

  1. Is that painted in poo?

    Sorry, I stopped taking this seriously when two things were said:

    One, “Miranda’s media director” an two, “He is, after all, God himself.”

  2. Hey, even the Antichrist needs network professionals.

  3. It just goes to show you that in this world people will belive anything. I just hope that does not turn out bad for his followers. They are the real victims here.

  4. I hope they all get rabies.

  5. from writing their skin in poo

  6. Wow, I knew people living in Florida were gulible; what with the whole living in a hellish, mucky, god-forsaken swamp, but. . .

  7. if crazed claims about your relaitionship to “the divine” make you a terrorist…
    can we arrest the pope?