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Posted: 3/10/2006 8:53:46 AM EDT
Would he have founded a religion and been considered a Messiah?

Was watching Mindfreak the other day and it occured to me he did some impressive OT quality stunts.

With his seeming ability to levitate and such would he have given Moses and Jesus competition?

Certainly Mohammed didn't have anything that could remotely compete with Copperfield or Blaine and he has his own religion.

Would we talk of Angelic miracles and be Angelians?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:57:59 AM EDT
Only if he could take a full power shot from Squatdog.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:59:55 AM EDT
mohommad has the promise of 72 hot chicks. That trumps any walking on water with us mortals.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:10:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
mohommad has the promise of 72 hot chicks. That trumps any walking on water with us mortals.



Um, no, it's 72 Virgins. And if they died virgins and went to wherever they go, that must mean they are damn ugly. Hot chicks don't die virgins.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:24:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lapp_Dance:

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
mohommad has the promise of 72 hot chicks. That trumps any walking on water with us mortals.



Um, no, it's 72 Virgins. And if they died virgins and went to wherever they go, that must mean they are damn ugly. Hot chicks don't die virgins.




never thought of it that way
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:26:03 AM EDT

Would we talk of Angelic miracles and be Angelians?


Quite possibly. Wouldn't be any different than most of the other religions that have been created during mankind's existance

That whole levitating thing is some kind of mechanical device that straps to his body. The question is would he have had the technology available at that point in time to make his device and be able to impress people enough to follow him without seeing through his BS ? Or would the people have wanted to believe in Criss Angel so bad that they wouldn't care if his tricks had logical explanations ?

SteyrAUG, you can buy the same device on the net and levitate all day long and be a potential god also .

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:28:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 9:28:24 AM EDT by SteyrAUG]

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Would we talk of Angelic miracles and be Angelians?


Quite possibly. Wouldn't be any different than most of the other religions that have been created during mankind's existance

That whole levitating thing is some kind of mechanical device that straps to his body. The question is would he have had the technology available at that point in time to make his device and be able to impress people enough to follow him without seeing through his BS ? Or would the people have wanted to believe in Criss Angel so bad that they wouldn't care if his tricks had logical explanations ?

SteyrAUG, you can buy the same device on the net and levitate all day long and be a potential god also .



So how does that work?

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:40:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Would we talk of Angelic miracles and be Angelians?


Quite possibly. Wouldn't be any different than most of the other religions that have been created during mankind's existance

That whole levitating thing is some kind of mechanical device that straps to his body. The question is would he have had the technology available at that point in time to make his device and be able to impress people enough to follow him without seeing through his BS ? Or would the people have wanted to believe in Criss Angel so bad that they wouldn't care if his tricks had logical explanations ?

SteyrAUG, you can buy the same device on the net and levitate all day long and be a potential god also .



So how does that work?




You can buy the DVD and find out. www.ellusionist.com/order/Criss-Angel-Levitation-DVD.htm?cat=%7BCATEGORY%20ID%7D

Maybe some kind of lever, hydraulics, etc. Not really sure. If you do a search you will see that you can buy his how-to video at most magic places. From all the reviews and descriptions it is just some kind of device that is concealed and makes it look like your feet are coming off the ground.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:41:49 AM EDT
His name was Robert Pulsan.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:43:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Would we talk of Angelic miracles and be Angelians?


Quite possibly. Wouldn't be any different than most of the other religions that have been created during mankind's existance

That whole levitating thing is some kind of mechanical device that straps to his body. The question is would he have had the technology available at that point in time to make his device and be able to impress people enough to follow him without seeing through his BS ? Or would the people have wanted to believe in Criss Angel so bad that they wouldn't care if his tricks had logical explanations ?

SteyrAUG, you can buy the same device on the net and levitate all day long and be a potential god also .



So how does that work?




You can buy the DVD and find out. www.ellusionist.com/order/Criss-Angel-Levitation-DVD.htm?cat=%7BCATEGORY%20ID%7D

Maybe some kind of lever, hydraulics, etc. Not really sure. If you do a search you will see that you can buy his how-to video at most magic places. From all the reviews and descriptions it is just some kind of device that is concealed and makes it look like your feet are coming off the ground.



Can't be the same thing.

The guy got almost 2 feet off the deck and didn't use a cropped TV shot like Blaine did.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:56:07 AM EDT
walking threw a plate glass window without breaking was very impressive. I think he has tapped into a realm of power we all have but few harness...

but he could also be the anti-criss dont follow him
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:17:31 AM EDT
Hell, send me back in time with a digial video camera, a Bic lighter, and a Suunto watch and I'd be Mua'dib too!!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:13:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Would he have founded a religion and been considered a Messiah??


"He" would have been burned as a devil!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:26:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 7:28:13 AM EDT by kc8ard]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Would we talk of Angelic miracles and be Angelians?


Quite possibly. Wouldn't be any different than most of the other religions that have been created during mankind's existance

That whole levitating thing is some kind of mechanical device that straps to his body. The question is would he have had the technology available at that point in time to make his device and be able to impress people enough to follow him without seeing through his BS ? Or would the people have wanted to believe in Criss Angel so bad that they wouldn't care if his tricks had logical explanations ?

SteyrAUG, you can buy the same device on the net and levitate all day long and be a potential god also .



So how does that work?



My friend can do the levitating trick. There's nothing special about it. I can't remember how to do it, but it has to do with foot positioning and it's an optical illusion.

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:42:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Would he have founded a religion and been considered a Messiah?

Was watching Mindfreak the other day and it occured to me he did some impressive OT quality stunts.

With his seeming ability to levitate and such would he have given Moses and Jesus competition?

Certainly Mohammed didn't have anything that could remotely compete with Copperfield or Blaine and he has his own religion.

Would we talk of Angelic miracles and be Angelians?



If he had been trying this stuff 2,000 years ago:

1. He woudln't have had the technology to pull some of it off.
2. Depending on where he lived, he could either have been reverred or despised.
3. Most likely he would have been just as annoying as he is now, and would have been killed.
4. Once killed, he would have stayed in the friggin' tomb.....

So, basically, the answers to your questions is "No".
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