Inside Australia’s Reincarnated Jesus Cult

Alan Miller is an affable young Aussie who claims to be Jesus Christ returned to Earth. (And his girlfriend says she’s Mary Magdalene to boot.) Miller has amassed several dozen worshipers, “television soap stars” among them, who have moved onto his sixteen-acre woodland compound in Queensland to be closer to their prophet. Being the son of God, he naturally has some entertaining life stories up his sleeve, including the time he gave relationship advice to Gandhi (in heaven). Add in a George Harrison hairdo, and you can see the appeal:

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  • Nuggett

    I won’t believe until he grows a beard, has his photo taken, and a committee sits in on a projected comparison of his picture and the recent Wal-Mart receipt stain.  If the committee agrees that they are the same man, then we’ll know for sure.

  • Nuggett

    I won’t believe until he grows a beard, has his photo taken, and a committee sits in on a projected comparison of his picture and the recent Wal-Mart receipt stain.  If the committee agrees that they are the same man, then we’ll know for sure.

  • Malk

    I don’t see anything negative about this other than everyone who’s not involved raving “It’s a cult!!!” I mean… some people get together to talk about bettering themselves, and one of em happens to think he’s Jesus? Not such a big deal…. as long as he doesn’t make em drink funny smelling koolaid, what’s the beef?

    also to snip at the anti-cult lady, Jesus was never portrayed as “God” so calling yourself Jesus doesn’t mean you think you’re God incarnate =o

    They didn’t go into his teachings at all… maybe because they’re actually really smart and uplifting?
    I don’t see anything wrong with this…..? a more investigative report would be interesting no doubt.
    too bad television “news” is just about fear mongering, finger pointing, and the faming of evil doers….
    something useful might show up on youtube pretty soon though, someone taping a lecture or something like that. Then we’ll know if they’re bat crazy or actually really calm nice people??

    • Zel

      “some people get together to talk about bettering themselves, and one of em happens to think he’s Jesus? Not such a big deal” and “Jesus was never portrayed as “God” so calling yourself Jesus doesn’t mean you think you’re God incarnate”… you are grossly misinformed.
      And another thing, why does this man have to call himself “Jesus” in order to lecture?… unless, he was looking for power, fame, attention- among other things. It’s called deception, that’s what’s wrong with it.

      • Malk

        I don’t see how I’m “misinformed”? Jesus spoke that he was a son of God as all men/women are, that we are all capable of great things, not that he was God himself laying down judgment on dick and sally. Thanks for being mean without and explanation though.

        And deception is no good sure, but if you’re dumb enough to believe someone is Jesus just because he says so I’m going to have to go ahead and call that your fault.

        Like I was saying though I don’t know what he teaches/preaches, because this didn’t go into that at all, but the 4-5 cult test questions they gave that one couple were all met with “absolutely no!” Maybe they’re really nice delusion people. Better than a loud mouthed group of atheist assholes. (or any other religion)

        • KG

          Realistically I can see how it might make sense for him to call himself Jesus, whether he believes he is or not. I’m sure we all know that the messages of the original Jesus (if he existed) have been grossly warped over time, and if the only way to get people who follow the warped messages to listen to something more sensible is by claiming you’re their savior, then it makes a lot of sense to do that.

          As long as his message is good, then props to Jesus man!

  • Malk

    I don’t see anything negative about this other than everyone who’s not involved raving “It’s a cult!!!” I mean… some people get together to talk about bettering themselves, and one of em happens to think he’s Jesus? Not such a big deal…. as long as he doesn’t make em drink funny smelling koolaid, what’s the beef?

    also to snip at the anti-cult lady, Jesus was never portrayed as “God” so calling yourself Jesus doesn’t mean you think you’re God incarnate =o

    They didn’t go into his teachings at all… maybe because they’re actually really smart and uplifting?
    I don’t see anything wrong with this…..? a more investigative report would be interesting no doubt.
    too bad television “news” is just about fear mongering, finger pointing, and the faming of evil doers….
    something useful might show up on youtube pretty soon though, someone taping a lecture or something like that. Then we’ll know if they’re bat crazy or actually really calm nice people??

  • Zel

    “some people get together to talk about bettering themselves, and one of em happens to think he’s Jesus? Not such a big deal” and “Jesus was never portrayed as “God” so calling yourself Jesus doesn’t mean you think you’re God incarnate”… you are grossly misinformed.
    And another thing, why does this man have to call himself “Jesus” in order to lecture?… unless, he was looking for power, fame, attention- among other things. It’s called deception, that’s what’s wrong with it.

  • DeepCough

    This man is not Jesus Christ or the reincarnation thereof. Rather, he is the reincarnation of David Koresh, who himself thought he was Jesus Christ.

    • Malk

      MY BRAIN!!! *pop*

  • DeepCough

    This man is not Jesus Christ or the reincarnation thereof. Rather, he is the reincarnation of David Koresh, who himself thought he was Jesus Christ.

  • Yith

    I wonder what would happen if you put several of these people who thought they were Jesus in a room together.  Maybe something like:  “I’m Jesus”… “NO!  I’m Jesus!”…. “Nooooo!  I’m the son of the one true God.” 

  • Yith

    I wonder what would happen if you put several of these people who thought they were Jesus in a room together.  Maybe something like:  “I’m Jesus”… “NO!  I’m Jesus!”…. “Nooooo!  I’m the son of the one true God.” 

  • Anonymous

    great article

  • jasonpaulhayes

    “If you give the world a chance, it will beat you down to your knees” Vildhjarta – Shiver

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    “If you give the world a chance, it will beat you down to your knees” Vildhjarta – Shiver

  • gil

    I’m Jesus too.

    • Dogananda

      He’s not the first and and he certainly won’t be the last.

  • gil

    I’m Jesus too.

  • Toxiczen

    does he do miracles? :P

  • Toxiczen

    does he do miracles? :P

  • Malk

    I don’t see how I’m “misinformed”? Jesus spoke that he was a son of God as all men/women are, that we are all capable of great things, not that he was God himself laying down judgment on dick and sally. Thanks for being mean without and explanation though.

    And deception is no good sure, but if you’re dumb enough to believe someone is Jesus just because he says so I’m going to have to go ahead and call that your fault.

    Like I was saying though I don’t know what he teaches/preaches, because this didn’t go into that at all, but the 4-5 cult test questions they gave that one couple were all met with “absolutely no!” Maybe they’re really nice delusion people. Better than a loud mouthed group of atheist assholes. (or any other religion)

  • Malk

    MY BRAIN!!! *pop*

  • BuzzCoastin

    Are his followers any worse than the followers of the other Jesus H Christ? Does he have a Bush, Palin or Bachman in his crowd? If not, he might be the real fake Jesus after all.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Are his followers any worse than the followers of the other Jesus H Christ? Does he have a Bush, Palin or Bachman in his crowd? If not, he might be the real fake Jesus after all.

  • DrDavidKelly

    Just another nutbag but yeah who cares as long as he isn’t hurting anyone. I really lucked out – I’m actually the reincarnation of an insurance clerk named John Andrew Smith. Maybe next time I can be Jebus or Mohamed Ali … oh is he dead yet?

    But got to have a whinge at A Current Affair – worst show on TV. I like the bit where the reporter says Alan Miller will be giving lectures in community halls like the one behind me – just in case you needed to know what a community hall might look like … {{{Duh}}} Nice one ACA – go get yourselves another burger meal deal.

  • Dr Kelly

    Just another nutbag but yeah who cares as long as he isn’t hurting anyone. I really lucked out – I’m actually the reincarnation of an insurance clerk named John Andrew Smith. Maybe next time I can be Jebus or Mohamed Ali … oh is he dead yet?

    But got to have a whinge at A Current Affair – worst show on TV. I like the bit where the reporter says Alan Miller will be giving lectures in community halls like the one behind me – just in case you needed to know what a community hall might look like … {{{Duh}}} Nice one ACA – go get yourselves another burger meal deal.

  • Dogananda

    He’s not the first and and he certainly won’t be the last.

  • Dogananda

    He’s not the first and and he certainly won’t be the last.

  • hawaiiguy

    HaHa, Its all there at 2:22 in the background “Its all peacock”

  • Anonymous

    HaHa, Its all there at 2:22 in the background “Its all peacock”

  • Ajsilver42

    If they are not breaking any laws, then they should allowed to continue with their experiences.  I do not claim to know everything, or to know a fraction of what other people value and why they do.  It is important to set a good example so that people can integrate happily into society, should they choose.

  • Ajsilver42

    If they are not breaking any laws, then they should allowed to continue with their experiences.  I do not claim to know everything, or to know a fraction of what other people value and why they do.  It is important to set a good example so that people can integrate happily into society, should they choose.

  • http://worldwithinsight.com/ Kyle Greggory

    Realistically I can see how it might make sense for him to call himself Jesus, whether he believes he is or not. I’m sure we all know that the messages of the original Jesus (if he existed) have been grossly warped over time, and if the only way to get people who follow the warped messages to listen to something more sensible is by claiming you’re their savior, then it makes a lot of sense to do that.

    As long as his message is good, then props to Jesus man!

  • KG

    Someone should get an expert to question him on simple things about the time period when Jesus was thought to have lived, since he remembers it and all. I wonder how well he’s done his research (how good his memory is?).

  • http://worldwithinsight.com/ Kyle Greggory

    Someone should get an expert to question him on simple things about the time period when Jesus was thought to have lived, since he remembers it and all. I wonder how well he’s done his research (how good his memory is?).

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