A man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern among cult experts in Australia.
Former IT specialist Alan John Miller, or AJ as he prefers to be known, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home near the small town of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland.
Mr Miller claims that not only is he Christ, but his partner, Australian Mary Luck, is in fact Mary Magdalene, who according to the Bible was present at the crucifixion.
He told Sky News: “I have very clear memories of the crucifixion, but it wasn’t as harrowing for me as it was for others like Mary who was present.
People are starting to follow him, drawn into what they feel is a connection and wish to be close to him. But AJ says all they do is talk. He can’t understand where the cult idea has come from. Perhaps he should learn more about cults.
Also note, there are no ways to verify his highly questionable claims. In fact, they are completely implausible but, since we see a self-proclaimed Messiah every now and again, rather common.
Here is your associated movie suggestion:
Now, you listen here: ‘e’s not the Messiah, ‘e’s a very naughty boy! Now, go away!
-Life of Brian
Tip: Marcus Sprenkel