Ground control to ‘Major One’ — prophet’s head is clearly in the ...

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Ground control to ‘Major One’ — prophet’s head is clearly in the clouds

‘Oracle’ Bushiri has a clear conscience, and his beliefs could bring about a whole new version of the Bible

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Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd “Major One” Bushiri, in court this week on charges of money-laundering, is very clear about the godliness of being worth $150m: “If you read the Bible,” he explains on his website, “you will note that men of God were rich.”

I must confess that I don’t remember those bits in the King James version, but perhaps “Major One” is referring to a newer edition, maybe something like The Bling James Re-Imagined “Bible” Lite Starter Pack For Tax-Free Abundance and Scruple-Free Self-Actualisation.

In that volume, I imagine, you’ll find all sorts of stories and parables to explain Bushiri’s faith. ..

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