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  • Elsewhere on Tanna, some people worship a shadowy American figure they call John Frum - probably a legacy of the GIs stationed in the New Hebrides during the Second World War, who brought large quantities of cargo (equipment and material goods).

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  • The confrontation was between the members of a long-established cargo cult called the John Frum movement, and a breakaway faction which wants to move with the times and embrace Christianity.

    Culture clash in the South Seas

  • FOR 60 years, the people of Tanna island shunned Christianity in the belief that a mysterious saviour called John Frum would bring them boundless wealth.

    John Frum is given his marching orders

  • Adherents to the movement, which encourages the return to traditional customs of dancing and kava-drinking, also believe that a hero, "John Frum" will one day return, bringing with him the riches seen in the hands of American GIs during World War II -- including radios and cars.

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  • Forgive me, in being a layman at best - but, in the end, what's the difference between the evidence for Jesus and the evidence for John Frum?

    Mythicism: Microexistence vs. Macroexistence?

  • He's going there to witness John Frum Day, an annual religious celebration of the island's John Frum's cargo cult, a religion based on Tanna's brief exposure to American servicemen during World War II.

    Make Way for Mamet the Didact!

  • A cargo cult on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu celebrates John Frum Day every February 15th.

    John Frum Day | clusterflock

  • This is February 15, John Frum Day, on the remote island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu.

    John Frum Day | clusterflock

  • On this holiest of days, devotees have descended on the village of Lamakara from all over the island to honor a ghostly American messiah, John Frum.

    2009 September « The View From LL2

  • John Frum has a brother, too — Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and husband to Queen Elizabeth II.

    2009 September « The View From LL2


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