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    15 Living People Who Say They Are God

    At least 14 of them have to be lying.

    People have been claiming to be God for as long as the idea of God has existed.

    Sometimes they have devoted followers and live in fancy compounds. Sometimes they are followed by police and live behind a public restroom on Venice Beach. Here's 15 people who are currently in the Messiah business and are having various degrees of success with it.

    1. Vissarion (aka Sergey Torop)

    vissarion.eu / Via returnofkings.com

    Born: Russia, 1961

    Beard: Yes

    Doctrine: praises vegetarianism and UFOs.

    2. AJ Miller

    DivineTruth.com / Via mary.divinetruth.com

    Born: Australia, 1964

    Beard: Stubbly

    Armageddon prediction: It will be "similar" to the movie 2012.

    Number of girlfriends he's proclaimed Mary Magdalene: 2.

    3. Apollo Quiboloy

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    Born: Philippines, 1950

    Beard: Nope

    Favored sportcoat hue: White.

    4. Marina Tsvigun

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    Born: Donetsk, USSR, 1960

    Beard: No.

    Armageddon prediction: November 7, 1993.

    Currently: Runs an art gallery.

    5. David Shayler

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    Born: England, 1965

    Beard: Sometimes

    Other occupations beside Messiah: journalist, British spy.

    6. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez

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    Born: Idaho, 1991

    Beard: Yes

    Godly work: Firing an assault rifle at the White House.

    7. Shoko Asahara

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    Born: Japan, 1955

    Beard: Big Time.

    Godly work: attacking Tokyo subway system with poison gas.

    8. Inri Cristo

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    Born: Brazil, 1948

    Beard: Yes

    Hates: Christmas.

    Drives: a scooter.

    9. Mitsuo Matyoshi

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    Born: Japan, 1944

    Beard: No

    Conundrum: Though (he says) he's God, he can't win a Prime Minister election.

    10. Affrin Mohamed

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    Born: Malaysia, 1943

    Beard: No

    Compound: Had a giant teapot.

    11. Hogen Fukunaga

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    Born: Japan, 1945

    Beard: No.

    Cosmic talent: diagnosing your spirit and future from your feet.

    12. Wayne Bent

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    Born: New Mexico, 1941

    Beard: yes

    Godly works: Horrible horrible things.

    13. Jehovah Wanyoni

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    Born: Kenya, 1924

    Beard: Yes.

    Children: 95.

    14. Brian David Mitchell

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    Born: Utah, 1953

    Beard: Yup.

    Kidnapped: Elizabeth Smart.

    15. Charles Manson

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    Born: Ohio, 1934

    Beard: Yes.

    Favorite Band: Beatles.

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