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These Isolated Tribes Literally Worship Modern Civilization

Even in this world of modernisation and globalisation, there are parts of the planet where people are yet to connect with the rest of the world. These isolated groups of people know close to nothing about the outside world, and maybe, don't even know about the existence of a world outside their's! In such a situation, what would you expect their condition to be like? Well, here it is, and mind you, it's all fact!

These Isolated Tribes Literally Worship Modern Civilization

These Isolated Tribes Literally Worship Modern Civilization

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A fascinating belief

A fascinating belief

Melanesia is a set of small islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the residents of this region have never had contact with the outside world. What is interesting about them is their fascinating belief.

Cargo Cults

Cargo Cults

These people believe that when they perform certain rituals, a savior reappears to bestow the people with materialistic wealth.

The source of the belief

The source of the belief

These beliefs evolved because, at one time, foreigners came with flying birds that the natives to the island had never seen or heard about before.

The visitors' vessel

The visitors' vessel

The people of this tribe often engage in building life-size replicas of the visitors' vessels. That's their form of worship.

Trying to imitate

Trying to imitate

They also try to imitate the way of the westerners, or at least, try to!

A funny touch!

A funny touch!

These people encountered these foreigners during the World War II, and as one can expect, most of the foreigners they met were soldiers. That's why their rituals include a lot of militaristic elements such as salutes and daily drills.

What anthropologists suspect

What anthropologists suspect

Anthropologists tend to suspect that this form of worship arose as these people have a political system based upon the idea of a "big man."

How the foreigners became God

How the foreigners became God

In the system prevalent in this tribe, the amount of materialistic wealth defines their value in society. And so the foreigners, who virtually had unlimited supplies of it, became God in the eyes of the local people!

Staying optimistic...

Staying optimistic...

It's been many years since westerners made contact with these people. However, these cargo cults have not yet lost hope of their gods' reappearance. They believe that their gods will eventually reappear to bestow more gifts if they perform the right rituals.

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