Religion: The Secret of Stelle

Richard Kieninger is a softspoken, bespectacled Chicagoan who believes that he has a holy task—preparing for civilization's destruction. He and his followers are currently building a Noah's Ark community on the Illinois plains, where they hope to survive a series of disasters that they believe lie in store for most of the rest of mankind.

Kieninger claims impressive credentials for the job of leading his small, secretive survival sect. As he tells it, he has had 3,000 past lives, in one of which he was incarnated as the Pharaoh Akhnaton, in another as King...

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