Religion - Jesus of Siberia



More than two decades ago, a 29-year-old patrol officer and talented painter named Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop publicly declared himself reborn as Vissarion. Since then he’s fostered a unified religion that is a vast amalgam of Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, pagan, and other spiritual beliefs. Just about everything Vissarion has ever said or thought has been recorded in the never-ending Last Testament, which currently spans ten volumes and thousands of pages. More than 5,000 followers around the world consider him a messiah of sorts, known as the Teacher. They also believe that the universe has two origins (one spawned nature, the other the human soul) and in something called the outer-space mind (aliens, basically), and that the end of the word is nigh.