Growing in Grace - Cult Watch

You've got to admire a guy who so directly embraces the term Antichrist. His ministry, "Growing in Grace" numbers over 2 million folowers (according to him) and is centered in Latin America. You can spot them by their "666" tattoos. As you might guess, Latin American Catholics are pretty pissed about this. If you Google his name, you'll get about a jillion hits denouncing him in Spanish. He's currently at the center of a pretty expensive divorce trial as well, which is up for discussion over on the Black Vatican forum.

He is often called "Jesucristo Hombre" (literally "Jesus Christ Man") by his followers, but his official title is "President Dr. Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, God on Earth." In his theology, there is no conflict in being both the Second Coming and the Antichrist. He also claims to be another incarnation of the Apostle Paul, an Angel, and an Archangel.

The two-fingers-to-the-head pose is his trademark salute, symbolic of the power of the rational mind to make spiritual change. It's strictly coincidental that it looks like someone about the blow their brains out.

He's speaking in Ontario, Canada, in the next few days. I really wish I could afford to take my sociologist sombrero up there to interview him myself. I love guys like him. They are basically job security for people like me...

9 comments:

Flynn said...

As an Art Historian, I could go on for days about the symbology behind the majority of his imagery, but I'll spare you all and simply add that the two finger salute fits right in. I think the only thing I haven't seen him with is the Spear of the Universe... yet...

All the other questions aside, you would think the second coming, and an angel, would be able to hold a marriage together... especially after already having a go of it once...

His Sinfulness said...

Not to mention that I would think "God On Earth" would be able to maintain all the links on his webpage...
:)

Secret Rapture said...

My inaugural address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions! The Secret Rapture soon, by my hand!
Read My Inaugural Address
My Site=http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/spaceman

His Sinfulness said...

Wow... it just keeps getting better around here.
:)

Big Gay Jim said...

Ummmmmm....okay. I'm used to seeing zealots of HSBP, and am no doubt one myself. I'm also used to seeing posts pointing to oddballs...like this one. But comments too...the party really is gearing up. You launch one web comic called "Black Vatican," and you never know what's gonna turn up next! ;)

His Sinfulness said...

Yup - it's just one big dysfunctional Mardi Gras around here...

WNG said...

I missed you guys! I leave you alone for a couple days and you start a cult smackdown? What's going on?!

Mandy said...

Holy Cow. Dude. Wow. The propaganda sprouting from the Alien's inaugural address is stupifying...and possibly astounding...

I'm just....

Oh look, cookies!

Mayren said...

This is the most fun i've had in awhile HS. *big hugs*
Thanks!

I laughed so hard i think i lost 10 pounds!

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