Friday, November 16, 2007

Vissarion: Jesus of Siberia




“A Russian ex-policeman turned self-proclaimed messiah leads thousands of ardent followers in a remote religious community. He is known variously as Vissarion, The Teacher, and Jesus of Siberia and his followers believe that he really is the Messiah.”





When I first heard about “Vissarion” I thought well here is another Jesus want to be. Now I do not think he is the second coming of Christ, but if you have some time take a look at the following videos that explain the community of The Vissarion. In many ways it really is Utopian. The people are all highly intelligent and skilled with a common vision.

I doubt, that as the community grows, the harmony will be kept, but then again I tend to lean towards cynicism. Perhaps these people’s strong beliefs will sustain them? I don’t know. It is really hard for me to buy into the whole Messiah thing, but I guess that is why I don’t buy into Christianity, the Bible as fact etc.




The videos start off a bit slow, but the concept of the community and the fact that they have actually made the community is fascinating.




PART ONE






PART TWO

5 comments:

the rube said...

jesus of siberia, it has a nice ring to it.

i wonder if it'll end badly.

Woozie said...

Perhaps they'll die up there in their stupid Doomsday Cave.

It is really hard for me to buy into the whole Messiah thing, but I guess that is why I don’t buy into Christianity, the Bible as fact etc.

Our mutual friend will be pleased to hear of your turn to the Dark Side, if he hasn't already ;)

Raspootin said...

He does not believe me when I say it: sort of like he thinks I am giving him some sort of lip service, but don't really mean it.

He seems to think he knows what I think on this subject better than I do...

bwcubed said...

DONT DRINK THE COOL - AID

Raspootin said...

hehe

jim u go first jones