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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’

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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.
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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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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?
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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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Or he was out for profit and now he beleives his own hype?
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Surely this is child abuse!
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Surely this is child abuse!
No more than slicing off the foreskins of neonates...
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