A real prophet isn’t someone who predicts the future…
A real prophet is someone who creates the future.
A real prophet is the greatest of teachers–one who illuminates the meaning of life not by their professions, but by their exemplary actions.
A real prophet will not tell you how to be happy.
A real prophet will show you how to matter.
As such, a real prophet is always a threat to injustice… and therefore a threat to the status quo and powers that be. It’s no wonder then, what the preachers, politicians, and “the faithful” do when a real prophet shows up. They ridicule, shun, exile, demonize, scapegoat, imprison, torture, execute, or assassinate them, of course.
Just ask Socrates, Jesus, Galileo, Gandhi, and Doctor King… to name but a few.