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May 21, 2014

The Cargo Cults and John Frum


Some aver that the name “Frum” is simply a pidgin form of “from,” and that the saviors entire name is “John Frum (from) America.”
.... ‘Cultists’ began to destroy all their Western possessions, throwing their hard-earned money into the sea. . . . as an act of faith . . . . [Eventually] the Sabbath migrated to Friday, on which day John Frum was celebrated with singing, dancing and kava-drinking, a joyful inversion of the dour Presbyterian past. . . . . Finally, on February 15th 1957, an American flag was ceremonially raised in Sulphur Bay and the new religion officially announced . . . .

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 21, 2014 8:10 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Dennis Prager makes the point that Leftism is best understood as a fanatical secular religion and universities are their seminary.

according to Leftists there is no God and Al Gore is His profit/prophet.

Posted by: Scott M at May 21, 2014 12:59 PM

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