HIGHLANDER BECOMES THE BASIS FOR A NEW RELIGION

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EDINBURGH – Highlander, the 1986 film starring Christophe Lambert and Sean Connery, has become the unlikely inspiration for a new religion, which believes in the existence of immortals who fight throughout history in order to win the Prize. The religion has attracted high profile supporters – who call themselves the Gatherers and intone the greeting “There can be only one” whenever they meet – such as Huey Lewis (famous from Huey Lewis and the News) and Molly Ringwald.

 “We believe that Russell Mulcahy is actually a high priest and it was given to him the task of communicating the truth of the Universe,” says Ms. Ringwald.

Rituals include running along the beach shouting “Feel the Sh-tag”, listening to ‘rock group’ Queen and adopting ridiculous Scottish (or Scootish) accents à la Lambert. The movement claims that throughout history there have been many immortals such as Louis XVI and Jayne Mansfield, who alas were killed in the one way an immortal can be killed, via decapitation.

‘Spaniard’ Sean Connery

Scientologists have greeted the formation of the religion with gleeful delight, declaring, “Now who’re the fruit cakes?” 

Clancy Brown – who played the Kurgan in the original film and went on to give a voice to Mr Krabs in Spongebob Squarepants – has reacted angrily against the formation of the religion. “They’re just a bunch of assholes,” Mr Brown said. “They attack me on the streets. I’m an actor, and that wasn’t even a good film.” 

Mr Krabs

Criticism has also been heavy in regard to the Quickening that the believers say they experience – a kind of euphoria – and the fact that the only people who have referred to the religion have been Huey Lewis (famous from Huey Lewis and the News) and Molly Ringwald. 

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2 thoughts on “HIGHLANDER BECOMES THE BASIS FOR A NEW RELIGION”

  1. I’ve just turned a believer. Actually I might think that I’m a inmortal myself, sometimes I feel this desire of chopping off heads of unknown people just because I feel it on my guts.

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