I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don’t have as many people who believe it.
– George Denis Patrick Carlin ( American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor, and writer/author , Winner of 5 Grammy Awards)
Funny how the Popes and Swamis are selected by people who in most cases assume position without a unanimous voting process. They are the people who claim to have spiritual powers and in cases where there is no spiritual power, there is the holy spirit that speaks through humans.
Any layman can do the same. But the odds of success are low. One requires the right platform to rise to fame in such cases. Funny and Strange world.