Grabbing The Grace: The Rise Of A Messiah
File under: Wackadoo Gurus
An ex-con, ex-junkie as the second coming of Christ? We always thought it would be a skateboarder:
Luis Miranda is a 60 year old former heroin addict and convict. He operates what he calls “God’s Government on Earth” from a warehouse in South Florida. Like any head of state, he is protected by a security detail that mimics the Secret Service. “I will be the President of the biggest government that this Earth has ever experienced,” Miranda said.It's a stunning illustration of the present state of an American society that teems with people dumb enough to be seduced by the likes of Miranda. And all he had to do was tell them was that they're partying angels, here to get down.
Miranda tells his followers they are free to indulge, to have it all. According to this modern messiah, there is no sin, no devil, and no hell to pay. Miranda says “the devil is destroyed, hell doesn’t exist, no condemnation for the chosen ones”.
Luis Miranda is certainly willing to enjoy his earthly pleasures. His followers don’t seem to mind his lavish lifestyle. I asked them, “does it make sense that Jesus Christ would drive a BMW or wear a Rolex, does that make sense to you?” Clara Diaz replied “definitely, we are in 2006.”
2012 is not to be the acme of consciousness evolution, it's going to be the nadir of our descent into a willing-to-believe-anything madness like this. We shudder to think just how bad it's really going to get.