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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Did You Know? (Cargo Cults)

Posted by iusbvision on April 4, 2006

Most Christian based religions preach against the evils of materialism, but there are those whose beliefs center around material affects.  Thanks to WWII cargo planes, there are some religious cults that worship cargo planes, control towers, and the cargo itself. 

These cults, ranging from Northern Australia to Indonesia, actually build exact replicas of the cargo planes out of bamboo.  These peoples have religious relics that range from plane cargo, nuts and bolts, Zippo lighters, eyeglasses, ballpoint pens, and the like.  Each time a plane passes over, they pray for a release of the holy cargo. 

This makes one wonder how they would treat jet fuel; would it be considered holy water?

Bo Lowman
Business Manager



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