01.27.10 By Chase Hunter
Before I get into this ugly subject, which I do not rally enjoy researching or writing about, I’d like to remind all readers that a truly Divine Being will never deny his Divinity. Jesus did not say:
“I and the Father ARE NOT One.”
He made it very clear to His Disciples and followers by stating calmly:
“I and the Father Are One.”
Now hat we have made that very clear, it seems that confusion and speculation abound as to why there are now apparently two “Maitreyas” in the minds of a confused public. My guess, my deep gut tells me that whatever they were planning, it has backfired badly. Mr. Creme may just be the worst PR man in the history of promoting false messiahs.
Raj Patel on his blog has denied being Maitreya, and that should clear things up for many. What’s nt real funny to me is that he also happily embraced all the potential adoration and posted a very mocking, disrespectful to Jesus and “not too tongue in cheek” Monty Python video and a photo of a statue of the Maitreya Buddha on his blog under the title: “Call me Brian.” This alludes to the Monty Python video. Interestingly, this page comes up when you type in the word Maitreya into his blog’s search form. Very cute. Or actually, not cute at all.
It’s another ploy designed to keep the world guessing while making fun of the whole issue of Share International’s trumpeting of the Second Coming of Christ. I don’t know about you, but Christians, and myself included in that body, take these kinds of things quite seriously, as the Bible warned us clearly of how things would be in the Last Days.
For those still wondering why Raj Patel was passed off as Maitreya, all I can say is the word “fraud.” Or perhaps “snake oil”, “bait and switch”, “scam”, lousy PR tactics designed to create a “clamouring” – who knows?
But they are not the same man. Here are photos below. The first photo is Maitreya in Nairobi in 1988. The photo beneath it is Raj Patel in 2010. So, we are now left this comical nonsense, with the original 1988 Maitreya from the Share International website, pictured below, and the new short haired improved, self effacing “I’m not the guy” dude, Raj Patel.
My take is this non-event TV interview and the bait and switch routine has all been contrived and pre-calculated to keep people searching, and wondering, and is about as Divine as Houdini was. He was one of the first acclaimed men of reknown who was an expert at disappearing and escaping while in the plain sight of adoring crowds. Apparently the “Maitreya” illusion is the next great magic act of the early 21st century. There is no Second Coming here folks. Just an ongoing mockery of the confused public. Those in other countries might fall for the false signs and lying wonders shown in the links below. But America will not be duped by this. We love our King, and we will know Him when He really does return. My gut tells me it’s not too far away.
==note what this blogger says about at least 2 Maitreyas ==
“Readers, for years I have been telling Christians about Share International and its claims that the ‘World Teacher’, international man of peace, Maitreya, is coming on the scene. I have quoted founder Benjamin Creme, a man I have interviewed, and told you how in recent days, the Presidency of Barack Obama is being heralded as the beginning of a new era of this supposed world teacher. Supposedly, Maitreya made an appearance in Kenya, back in the 80’s.”
Here is an excerpt from the Share International press release:
“For years the world has been filled with miracles of all kinds. In April 1995 Time magazine devoted an eight-page spread to its cover story on miracles and concluded: ‘People are hungry for signs.’
“Look now for the biggest miracle of all. In the very near future a large, bright star will appear in the sky visible to all throughout the world — night and day.
“Unbelievable? Fantasy? No, a simple fact. Around a week later, Maitreya, the World Teacher for all humanity, will begin his open emergence and — though not yet using the name Maitreya — will be interviewed on a major US television program.”
I read an interesting article regarding Maitreya today (12/22/2009) at Contending for Truth. Benjamin Creme says Maitreya’s appearance will be heralded by four UFOs appearing separately in four quadrants of the earth.
I have posted a photograph of Maitreya for context. This photograph has been circulating for quite a while and is probably not the expected Maitreya.
It’s also interesting to note that Share International says the Norway spiral was one of Maitreya’s stars which are supposed to herald his imminent appearance.