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Ayah Pin's Sky Kingdom ("Pink Teapot Cult")

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  • Anton
    ... A man who claims he s God and a cult that venerates tea? In many places, this would be viewed as harmless eccentricity. But in Malaysia, where the
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      A man who claims he's God and a cult that venerates tea? In many
      places, this would be viewed as harmless eccentricity. But in
      Malaysia, where the limitations on religion are growing ever more
      rigid, they are seen as dangerous deviants

      The giant teapot is tucked behind a palm grove in the spiritual heart
      of Malaysia. A painted, concrete structure, it stands two storeys high
      in the village of Kampung Batu 13. At first glance, you might think it
      was some sort of advertisement, or part of a theme park. But the
      teapot is the symbol of a bizarre cult, set up by a 65-year old Malay
      who claims to be God, and it was built to symbolise the pouring of
      blessings on mankind.

      For nearly 10 years the teapot has dominated Ayah Pin's commune, named
      "Sky Kingdom", and worshippers flock to the village to test its
      healing powers. An umbrella-shaped building stands nearby, and there
      is a floating ark and a huge vase to store "holy" drinking water that
      is distributed to devotees. People from Malaysia, neighbouring
      countries and beyond come for healing sessions in the mysterious round
      room under the lid.
      [...more: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/11728 ...]
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      We have also posted an Apologetics Index entry on Ayah Pin's Sky Kingdom:
      http://www.apologeticsindex.org/s/s53.html

      Anton
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      Anton and Janet Hein-Hudson
      Amsterdam, Netherlands
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