Monday, February 19, 2007

Pastor with 666 tattoo claims to be divine

Delusional. Did he have a visitation like he claims? Very possibly, that's the scary part. The problem is the visitation was not of the divine sort.

There is probably a large measure of syncretism in his beliefs, and sadly it pays well.

The minister has the number 666 tattooed on his arm. But Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda is not your typical minister. De Jesus, or "Daddy" as his thousands of followers call him, does not merely pray to God: He says he is God.

"The spirit that is in me is the same spirit that was in Jesus of Nazareth," de Jesus says.

De Jesus' claims of divinity have angered Christian leaders, who say he is a fake. Religious experts say he may be something much more dangerous, a cult leader who really believes he is God. Read More.

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