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Old 4th May 2012, 06:42 PM
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‘The time is finished’: Religious sect erects billboards in Toronto ahead of the ‘transformation’

ST. CATHARINES, ONT. — Doris Rosado watches her teenage daughters, Ninette and Kiara Mongrut, get the numbers “666” tattooed on their wrists, beaming with pride. The number typically conjures up biblical symbolism tied to the Antichrist, but this St. Catharines, Ont., family belongs to a obscure Christian sect for which “666” is a positive symbol of their group’s messianic leader.

“They wanted to do it,” Ms. Rosado, 45, said at the St. Catharines tattoo parlour where her daughters were inked. “But now it’s more important because we’re counting down… I’m so proud.”

For this family, and other members of Growing in Grace International, these tattoos are a way of demonstrating their faith as true believers of Jose de Luis de Jesus — who they fervently believe is the second coming of Jesus Christ — before a day of reckoning they believe will wipe out most of humanity.
Though this is interesting.

Dr. Lorne Dawson, a University of Waterloo sociologist and religious studies professor who specializes in new religious movements, says that when a religious group sets a deadline, it is a sign that the “movement is starting to run into trouble.”
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But Mr. de Jesus also predicts that the “transformation” will endow him, and his loyal followers, with superpowers, such as the ability to fly and walk through walls, said Axel Cooley, the bishop’s daughter.

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Atheist: n; A person to be pitied in that he is unable to believe things for which there is no evidence, and who has thus deprived himself of a convenient means of feeling superior to others.
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Old 7th May 2012, 05:22 PM
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Seems there's another millenarianist born every minute....

I wonder if such people realise how creepy they seem in their delerious happiness at the prospect of most of humanity (except their special little group of course) being annihilated.

I think it was Hitch who commented that religion manages to combine the maximum self-abasement with the maximum self centredness - once again he was right on the money ...


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Old 7th May 2012, 08:20 PM
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So is Mr Jesus delusional or in it for the manipulation, money and girls?
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government".
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Burden of proof is the obligation on somebody presenting a claim to provide evidence to support its truth (a warrant). Once evidence has been presented, it is up to any opposing "side" to show the evidence presented is not adequate. If claims were accepted without warrants, then every claim could simultaneously be claimed to be true.

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Old 7th May 2012, 09:57 PM
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I reckon you've got it in three DD. All of the above and to feed his delusions.

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Old 7th May 2012, 10:26 PM
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Or he was out for profit and now he beleives his own hype?
[odd]The immenseness of the universe - and Jesus sitting on the outside worried whether a species, that happens to be alive during a blip on the timeline of existence, is masterbating or not. Priceless.
[Goldenmane]To put it another way: I can be charitable without dogma, and if you preach at me as a condition for accepting your help, then you can fuck off.

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Old 8th May 2012, 02:06 PM
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Surely this is child abuse!
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Old 8th May 2012, 03:40 PM
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Surely this is child abuse!
No more than slicing off the foreskins of neonates...
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