—Jesus of Siberia
Back in 1989, as the Soviet regime was collapsing, a man from the Siberian town of Minusinsk, named Sergei Torop, lost his job as a traffic cop. Shortly after that he had a vision, a vision in which he discovered that he was in fact the second coming of Jesus. He changed his name to Vissarion, giving his first public sermon in August of 1991.
When asked how he knew he was the new messiah, he answered, "It's interesting but very complicated; I feel something violently surging up from within me that had been held down until then."
"What happens to man when he wakes up and understands he is a man and not an elephant? How can he explain what has happened to him?" he added, laughing.
It's the darndest thing. Ain't it?
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