666 Tattoos for Je$u$

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666 Tattoos for Je$u$

#1  Postby DoctorE » May 02, 2012 11:10 am


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05 April 2015


ST. CATHARINES, ONT. — Doris Rosado watches her teenage daughters, Ninette and Kiara Mongrut, get the numbers “666” tattooed on their wrists, beaming with pride. The number typically conjures up biblical symbolism tied to the Antichrist, but this St. Catharines, Ont., family belongs to a obscure Christian sect for which “666” is a positive symbol of their group’s messianic leader.

“They wanted to do it,” Ms. Rosado, 45, said at the St. Catharines tattoo parlour where her daughters were inked. “But now it’s more important because we’re counting down… I’m so proud.”

For this family, and other members of Growing in Grace International, these tattoos are a way of demonstrating their faith as true believers of Jose de Luis de Jesus — who they fervently believe is the second coming of Jesus Christ — before a day of reckoning they believe will wipe out most of humanity.

The group, which they say has branches in five Canadian cities and members in more than 130 countries, believes that on June 30 (or July 1 across the international dateline), their Texas-based leader and his followers will be transformed, said Alex Poessy, the group’s bishop in Canada.

To spread the word, Growing in Grace put up billboards in Toronto this week featuring Mr. de Jesus.

“That day, the body of Jose de Luis de Jesus, who is a human like you and me, his flesh is going to be immortal…. He’s going to be living forever. And that will happen to him, but also his followers.”

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Re: 666 Tattoos for Je$u$

#2  Postby Alan B » May 02, 2012 11:23 am

Oh, dear. Another bunch of 'Doomsday Loons'.
Just like that Harold Camping nutjob.

Now, if those poor gullible brainwashed children hold their wrists up to look at the tattoo or turn their wrists away from themselves so that others can see, it will read '999'...

Notwithstanding the argument that '666' should really be '616'... 666 or 616

Fools!

I suppose it's 'Watch this Space' for June 30th (or July 1st).
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Re: 666 Tattoos for Je$u$

#3  Postby Jumbo » May 02, 2012 12:09 pm

Jose de Luis de Jesus might like them but according to their magic book god does not:

Leviticus 19:28
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#4  Postby Varangian » May 02, 2012 12:37 pm

A bit less controversial - but also a bit less accurate - than tattooing "IDIOT" on the forehead.
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#5  Postby Sovereign » May 02, 2012 12:41 pm

Are they giving away their belongings and money yet?
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#6  Postby MacIver » May 03, 2012 9:25 pm

Didn't Bill Mayer interview this Jesus in Religulous?
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Re: 666 Tattoos for Je$u$

#7  Postby THWOTH » Apr 05, 2015 11:40 am


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If this is indeed true then Ms Mongrut can be assured that she has nothing but our sympathy and compassion. Many members of rationalskepticism.org have suffered abuses as minors inflicted upon them in accord with the beliefs of their parents/guardians and/or in the name of their parents/guardians religion, the repercussions of which have followed them well into adulthood. I am sure I speak for the entire membership when I say that our sincere and earnest hope is that Ms Mongrut can and will find a way to overcome the personal burden this unwarranted action has placed upon her.

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Re: 666 Tattoos for Je$u$

#8  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 05, 2015 11:46 am

Interesting times in mod central, but this is old. What's this de Jesus knob-jockey up to now? Run off to Venezuela with his mistress, or pool boy, or both?

ETA: Nothing so interesting...

José Luis de Jesús Miranda died of cirrhosis of the liver on August 8 of 2013

Oxygen thief. :nono:

EATA: Kiara, if you can read this, I feel for you. Please tell your story so others don't fall for con men like this.
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