Posts Tagged ‘cargo cults’

Why a tribe in Vanuatu believes Prince Philip is their god

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Followers of Vanuatu’s Prince Philip Movement believe the Duke is descended from one of their spirit ancestors. Some are convinced the cyclone that ravaged their country in March was nature’s dramatic curtain-raiser to his arrival in 2016. They believe Prince Philip will, at least, visit them and, at best, take up residence among them. During Read more

Vanuatu: aid confirms cargo cult prophecy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Two elders from the John Frum movement, on Tanna Island, say their recently-deceased prophet had predicted a major event would occur in 2016. They say the cyclone, and subsequent aid, are a precursor to a major event that was foretold to take place next year. The island of Tanna in Vanuatu is known for its Read more

Election times and false prophets

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Election times are almost with us. Beware of “millennial cargo cult” politicians!  Why the strange language? Well, it aptly describes a dangerous type of politician and political policy. Millenarian cults are social movements common throughout history. They proclaim for devoted believers the destructive end of one era and the dramatic coming of another more perfect Read more