Imagine there’s a story on a modern day man who lives in Australia and says he is Jesus. Then that story goes on to say that he is a kind, loving man who says a lot of interesting things that may be worth looking into more if you were so inclined. That wouldn’t make headlines.
When I first heard about AJ I definitely had reservations about his claim about being a reincarnation of Jesus, then after noticing the coherence of what he spoke about and feeling there was something really to it, the thought crossed my mind that he might be. I’m not sure that makes me a cult member but some people might say otherwise.