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Some Retired IT Nerd Thinks He’s Literally Jesus Christ

Guess Kanye's got some competition.
Seems legit.

Seems legit.

We’ve all met tech support guys who, upon being asked to accomplish the simplest task, acted like martyrs going to their death. But some former IT dude in Australia has taken it to the next level.

Sky News reports that Alan John Miller (who prefers to be called AJ, just like JC, GET IT?!), once an IT specialist, now runs a “religious movement” calling itself the Divine Truth, attracting 150 or so people to seminars at his home and inspiring people to move nearby.  He claims he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and, what’s more, that his partner is Mary Magdalene.

He says, by the way, that the whole sacrificial lamb of God bit was tougher on her than it was on him: “I have very clear memories of the crucifixion, but it wasn’t as harrowing for me as it was for others like Mary who was present.”

Not everyone buys “Hey, I remember bringing Lazarus back,” as sufficient evidence of divinity, however. For example, here’s what cult expert Rev David Millikan has to say:

“The danger is you’ll be drawn closer and closer into his web to a point that you lose access to your social life, you spend all your money, you’ll have the curses of all your family ringing in your ears and you may well lose your relationship.”

Though it would be understandable if years of dealing with virus-ridden Windows computers has just given him a major, major persecution complex.

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