You ever heard of this? It is supposedly the world's fastest growing religion but is in reality a joke created by two comedy writers to make fun of the more ridiculous elements of Christianity and Scientology. What got my attention is its connection to the octopus who is holy in this 'church'. In fact the octopus saved the guy who the religion is founded on. Check this out:
"Oobu (or Ubu, or Ubb-Ubb) was the octopus who befriended and rescued Tarvu when he landed in the ocean from the Heavens.
Oobu and his wife Ootati, their children Oppo and Ippi along with Oobu's father Oopapa, kept Tarvu alive by feeding him ink and shrimps. They lived together in the seas for nine years, and Tarvu became a very good swimmer. Oopapa sadly died along the way, being eaten by a giant wooly sea-tortoise, called Karkippenah. This species (known as 'Tortimikeppi') is now extinct. Tarvuists believe that this was Tarvu's revenge for the death of his adopted aquamarine grandfather. However, some zoologists have reported sightings of tortimikeppi in lakes in Hungary, Romania and Sri Lanka, although they have never been photographed.
Tarvu never forgot his adopted octopus family, and forbad the eating of calamari."
This is all very silly but I can see it catching on amongst certain segments of the population that need to belong to something, anything regardless of how stupid it sounds. I of course call it bullshit because of the octopus connection. Just the kind of stupidity that my cephalopod enemy would put out there to trick gullible humans. This is exactly how they would try and GETCHA in the media savvy Internet age.
For a made-up religion they seem to have put some effort into their balloon juice theology - just enough to seem legit. They just have nothing that appeals to me. That whole 'holy octopus' thing is an instant deal breaker, baby.
Here is the list of what the believe:
•Tarvu is our Lord God
•There are two universes
•The Tarvunty is the Holy Book
•We should all "be nice"
•Men and women are equal (to each other)
•Tarvu's Prayer should be said every day
•Octopuses are holy creatures
•Everyone has an invisible guardian from Universe A.
This is the end...
6 months ago