From THE DAILY MIRROR:
Brazilian preacher Inri Cristo, believes he is Jesus Christ reincarnated and has been spreading his message to hundreds of 'followers' for decades. He said he first experienced the revelation he was Christ during a religious fast in Santiago, Chile. Since childhood he had been following a powerful voice that 'speaks in his head' but it was only on this occasion that it told him: "I am your Father. The God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob.”
Despite seeing himself as Jesus reborn, Inri says Christmas is just a day where the rich humiliate the poor.
He said: "It is a day when the little sons of the rich can show the gifts they received while the poor children only get a crumb."
He now runs his own church, the Suprema Ordem Universal da Santíssima Trindade, on farmland outside Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. He and his followers survive on homegrown fruit like bananas, avocados and mangos as well as a vegetable garden.
His quirky life has led to critics saying he is mentally ill - an accusation he firmly denies.
He said: “I can be crazy but not dumb. Madness is different from dementia. It is the mother of philosophers, prophets and inventors. My mission is to prepare the elect, the survivors of the inevitable nuclear hecatomb that will culminate in the end of this chaotic world, for the formation of the new earthly society, which will strive to fulfil the Creator's will.”
Well, he's on message regarding the poor and the vegetarianism is righteous enough. As for madness being "the mother of philosophers, prophets and inventors," who am I to disagree? However, I would like to know how much being the reincarnation of Jesus Christ pays. In other words does he walk the talk? For the record, I cadge just less than £500 a month off my "followers." So the chances of me building a new Jerusalem on farmland outside Canterbury is obviously quite remote.