Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Teapot Worshipping Cult

Tea Fairy by *Cinnamoncandy

A sharia court in Malaysia jailed a woman for joining a "tea-pot worshipping" cult.

Kamariah Ali, a 57 year old former teacher, was arrested in 2005 when the government of the Muslim majority country demolished the two storey high sacred tea pot and other infrastructure of the "heretical" Sky Kingdom cult.

For the eccentric sect, which emphasised ecumenical dialogue between religions, the tea pot symbolized the purity of water and "love pouring from heaven".

But in Malaysia, despite constitutional guarantees of freedom of worship, born Muslims such as Mrs Ali are forbidden from converting to other religions.

Passing sentence, the Sharia judge Mohammed Abdullah said: "The court is not convinced that the accused has repented and is willing to abandon any teachings contrary to Islam. I pray God will open the doors of your heart, Kamariah."

Mrs Ali has already been jailed once for apostasy, for 20 months in 1992.

"This has to stop. They can’t be sending her again and again to prison for this," her lawyer, Sa'adiah Din, told reporters.

More here: Woman jailed for 'worshipping tea pot'

contortion girl teapot by ~cannibol

A Den Of Iniqui-Teas- by ~LBlondeau


Ogg the Caveman said...

Murst! Do you belong to this cult?

Akubi said...

Not that particular cult, but perhaps a somewhat similar form of teapot worship.

Akubi said...

What an asshole: Marine throws a puppy off a cliff

Buzz Saw said...

Courtesy of flickr.com

Buzz Saw said...

One more

Akubi said...

@buzz saw,
Aaah, those are adorable. I would *much* prefer to imagine a doggy tea party than Billary who was just on TV.

Akubi said...

Akubi and Tanuki just did a collaborative Poop Art piece that was quite creative. I would have taken a photo of it to share with you (who probably really do not want to see it anyway), but the batteries in my camera need to be recharged.
Off poop topics, why has the media held back the obvious Billary win of Ohio?
Could it have anything possibly to do with the Texas caucus process?

Buzz Saw said...

All the Clinton-Obama fireworks do is reassure me that she won't be named VP in the event he gets the nod.

Ogg the Caveman said...

True. A month ago she would've been a fairly obvious choice, but not any more.