I have been seeing a lot of stories on the news and generally around places I live in, of men claiming to be prophets and saying that they have been sent by god to lead humans and to show people the correct way of worshiping. And these stories always end up the same, the men are always con men, perverts, rapists,child molesters or just your typical egomaniac wanting some attention. They tell people that god wants them to sleep with small kids, marry 20 or so women and children, they say god wants people to give them tons of money or some other crap like that.
I truly do not understand how people( and it is usually well educated, middle to high class people) can fall for these fools. How can you possibly believe that a random person like you, who is clearly conning you, is sent by god as a prophet?!
Are we so desperate to find god or to want to believe so much so that we let these people fool us? Do we really need that much proof for us to have some faith??