Is there a new religion in California?
Two days ago, someone arrived on my site with a search that is both ambiguous and bizarre. Arriving from California, they had used the search terms "Church of Ainan Cawley".
Wow. I thought. That could mean one of two things...but the way it was expressed pointed towards the second of those two things. Firstly it could mean they were searching for the church that Ainan goes to (but less likely, because of wording). Secondly it could mean that they were actually searching for a cult/sect/religion, called "Church of Ainan Cawley." Now, that really surprised me.
I gave it some thought. If they had been searching for a church which Ainan attends, I think it more likely that they would use terms like: "Which Church does Ainan go to?" Or "Ainan goes to church at...": something like that. However, if a person was searching for a church centred around Ainan they would most probably search for "Church of Ainan Cawley"...which they did, or "The Church of Ainan Cawley". You should note that they used a capital C for church, which does seem to indicate that it is a name of something, and not simply a search for which church he might attend.
Now, I cannot know why that person typed in that particular search, but it does lead me to wonder whether, probably in California, somewhere, there might be a nascent cult, built around Ainan Cawley. You may think this absurd (and it is, in its own way, of course)...but it is not unprecedented. Here, in Malaysia, there is a child prodigy (not Ainan) who is considered something of a religious figure, in some ways. They speak of him as a "saint". So, religious thoughts can become attached to children, by some.
If it is so, that there is a cult built around Ainan starting to grow somewhere in the world (probably in wacky California itself), I wonder what tenets they have? What do they believe in? What are they saying about Ainan? How are they representing him? Why did they choose him?
Perhaps it is someone's idea of a joke. However, from what I see happening in Malaysia, to another child prodigy, I can't be sure. Perhaps, indeed, there is a cult-like organization now being built around the image of my son.
For comparison's sake, the Malaysian boy is believed to have special powers. There are claims that he can "see the future" and that his gifts are somehow from God. I don't know how many people actually believe these things about the boy - but some do, it seems, for these "facts" have even been mentioned in newspapers here.
So, on the off-chance, that the search for "Church of Ainan Cawley" actually does signal the existence of a real, nascent church, if anyone should hear anything about it, please post below. I would like to hear what's going on, if any such thing is going on.
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