The John Frum Sect

 

There is a village on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, where the people believe Prince Philip of the UK is a god! Otherwise known as the ‘Cargo Cult’, the religion of John Frum took hold on the island in the nineteen-thirties when Americans began to set up military bases.

 

The military introduced themselves as "John from America," and only the sounds of the first words were remembered. Week after week, the islanders saw loads of cargo dropped from the sky by airplanes. Only being aware of natural products like shells and coconuts, the islanders assumed that the bounty, including boxes of cheese, bottles of whisky, jars of jam and cans of beef, could not possibly be man-made and, therefore, must be gifts from god.

 

The Tannese wanted their share of the cargo too so they emulated the Americans by building ‘radiomasts’, ‘airstrips’, ‘sentry boxes’ and performing rituals such as marching in formation with ‘rifles’.

 

In the years since the

Americans left, John Frum’s

worshippers have beseeched

him to return. When Queen

Elizabeth II arrived in the

Royal Yacht and they saw

the tall Prince Philip dressed

in a white uniform, they assumed they had succeeded!                        

 

Mayan Goddess of Chocolate,

‘Ixcacao’

 

Fertility goddess who introduced agriculture

 

 

WEIRD RELIGIONS

‘God’ Prince Philip

Enki, Mesopotamian Creator god, the first Sumerian god to discover sex while he was in the bath!

 

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

Edward Gibbon,

(1737-1794)

author of

‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’

 

Nu-Gua

Chinese snake headed god, the Serpent Creator Goddess of Mankind, Marriage and Mud!

She took trouble to make her first batch of beings giving them legs instead of a tail but lost interest with her second batch and made a rough underclass of peasants!

Religions Have Their Uses!

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