But this is, hands down, the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.
A founder of a religious cult glorifying Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes that the powerful premier is the reincarnation of Saint Paul, the Russian tabloid Sobesednik reported on Wednesday. The sect, founded by one Mother Fotinya, is based in the Bolshaya Elnya village in the central Russian Nizhny Novgorod region. Fotinya was quoted by the paper as saying that there were certain parallels between the life of former president Putin and St. Paul. “According to the Bible, Paul the Apostle used to be a warlord and the fierce persecutor of Christians, and then he began preaching the Gospel. Putin also was not a saint during his service in the KGB. But when he became president, the Holy Ghost descended on him,” Fotinya was quoted as saying.
See, if you ever pined for evidence that women [and this particular woman is so insane she calls Paul a ‘warlord’…] shouldn’t be leaders in the Church, here’s the only bit you need. Via Antonio the Fearless.