Let’s make a list of religious prophets! But only the ones who, having convinced their faithful followers that they spoke the word of God, suddenly received revelations to the effect that God totally wanted them to fuck children or adolescents. I know of three to start with. Let’s have some more, with references!

  • Muhammad, Islam’s Prophet. In sura 33:50, God told the Prophet: “We made lawful for you [several categories of women]. Also, if a believing woman gave herself to the prophet—by forfeiting the dowry—the prophet may marry her without a dowry, if he so wishes. However, her forfeiting of the dowry applies only to the prophet, and not to the other believers.”. He then married a 9-10-year-old.

  • Joseph Smith, Mormonism’s Prophet. When the Prophet was 37 (or possibly 25) God told him that polygyny would be a new covenant, that anyone rejecting it would be damned and that if his first wife complained about this then Christ would destroy her. Smith married at least nine teenage girls, the youngest of them aged 14.
  • David Koresh, Prophet of the Branch Davidians. Having established the Waco compound, the Prophet announced a new theology called the New Light, which prescribed polygamy for him only. He then promptly began sleeping with the 12 and 14-year-old daughters of two cult members.

Comments

  1. #1 Emory K.
    Tuscaloosa
    October 9, 2012

    Two possible candidates:
    Warren Jeffs
    Juliano Verbard

    Not sure whether they claimed a sudden molestation-revelation, but they at least fit the mold loosely.

  2. #2 Birger Johansson
    October 9, 2012

    A real creep: David Berg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brandt_Berg
    Leader of “Children of God”/”The Family”.
    (Not to be confused with Dave Berg, legendary MAD contributor)

  3. #3 LH Ld Elon
    Home of Kings
    October 9, 2012

    The reason for the young is to catch the unblemished.
    Doesn’t mean they need have intercourse with said maiden, just means a kinda fatherly love figure.
    ‘hmm what is your motive!’
    A true king would take thee fair maiden, and, nurture her.

  4. #4 Martin R
    October 9, 2012

    No. Good historical sources agree that all three prophets I mentioned had sex with young girls.

  5. #5 Birger Johansson
    October 9, 2012

    Are we limited to stuff descended from the Abrahamaic religions? And do the cults have to consist of a minimum number of members?
    -If you are willing to undergo ballistic vomiting, I am sure the internet can provide hundreds of examples of cults practicing pedophilia, incest, homicide and things my imagination cannot concieve.

  6. #6 Martin R
    October 9, 2012

    I want prophets who a) convince people that they have a direct line to God, b) use this to sanction the screwing of kids.

  7. #7 SM
    October 9, 2012

    Ayn Rand`s discovery that objectivism required her husband to let her bed her favourite student fits the pattern, but as far as I know she didn`t claim divine inspiration or have a kink for teenaged boys. So I am stuck. Maybe something in the Taiping rebellion, or at least the Qing propaganda against it?

  8. #8 Birger Johansson
    October 9, 2012

    -Brian David Mitchell (although he left the LDS church, and did his crimes as a loner) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_David_Mitchell
    -Jim Jones was accused of sexual predation of cult members, but apparently not pedophilia.
    -I would call Ayn Rand a secular cult leader.

  9. #9 Birger Johansson
    October 10, 2012

    Emory K, I found a link to Warren Jeffs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Jeffs
    — — — — — — — —
    Not being used to Google, I wonder if there is any way to filter the answers? Lesser known predators drown in the links to the most common 3-4 names.

  10. #10 Birger Johansson
    October 11, 2012

    (OT) Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for Literature http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19907762

  11. #11 Birger Johansson
    October 15, 2012

    The leader of the flying saucer cult who killed themselves had been a pedphile, but later had his testicles surgically removed so he may not count.
    — — — — — — — — — —
    Um, did the yogi that conned the Beatles also bonk young girls? I don’t know the details of the period, but it is the sort of things I have learned to expect. That, and collective suicide.

  12. #12 Martin R
    October 15, 2012

    The Heaven’s Gate dude was simply gay and not happy about that, I think.

    I haven’t heard anything about Maharishi’s proclivities, but Sai Baba was a habitual boy molestor.

  13. #13 Birger Johansson
    October 16, 2012

    (OT) Ancient tomb found at ‘Sweden’s Stonehenge’ http://www.thelocal.se/43820/20121015/ -Is this kosher or bogus?

  14. #14 Martin R
    October 16, 2012

    This is real, not Bob Lind. The ring ditch for the dolmen’s barrow was found years ago with geophys. Educated guesses about a dolmen proved to be true.

  15. #15 Birger Johansson
    October 17, 2012

    (OT) Dr. Jones searching for the tomb of Alexander the Great?
    “Archaeoastronomers claim Alexandria was built to align with Alexander the Great’s birth date” http://phys.org/news/2012-10-archaeoastronomers-alexandria-built-align-alexander.html
    It is…plausible. Maybe. Perhaps.

  16. #16 Birger Johansson
    October 18, 2012

    Not pedophilia, just a novel twist on the “dump old wife, marry younger model”: Champion of Christian values D’Souza gets engaged — while still married http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2012/10/17/dsouza-gets-engaged-while-still-married/
    (If the old wife had had cancer, it would have been Gingrich-style wife dump)

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