Here's how religions are born: Summary of the video: indigenous people see planes on American air force bases on Melanesia (a group of islands in the Pacific) and, since they have not been in contact with technology before, have no idea what's going on. The Americans give them some of the supplies that the planes bring in, in order to keep the people happy. What the indigenous people end up doing is clearing landing strips in the forest, building mock "planes" and a "control tower" out of straw and praying to the sky in hopes that real planes will land to bring them food. Obviously, nothing happens. The end. If you're not atheist, please explain the difference between your religion and this Cargo Cult.