In the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism fire is the symbol of purity and the spirit of Ahura Mazda par excellence. The temples of Zoroastrianism were called Fire Temples where there priests attended the sacred fire.
A Zoroastrian is not a fire worshiper, but through the reverence of fire they believe that they were/are able to establish a connection to the spirit and power of Ahura Mazda.
It seems to me that there is a modern group of Christians who wouldn’t be so hard to integrate into some form of Zoroastrianism. They really, really like fire too. They are in awe of the Fire of the Lord, and they to want to enter into divine communion and intimate connection with their fire God.
Of course, when your religion more closely resembles shamanic trances, experiential lunacy, and Zoroastrian theology more than anything ‘Christian’ from the NT or the first few centuries CE (other than the Montanists) you might have lost the plot just a little!
The irony of this girl ‘praying’, “Have mercy on the hearts of the billions of fools out there,” just about caused my head to explode! The stupid, it burns!
Fire! Fire! Fire!