What is religion?
Religion is a fundamental set of beliefs and worships largely approved by a group of individuals. The human faith is prone to every factor of the universe including the nature, cause and purpose as well as involves devotional and ritual adherence. In general, a certain religion is seen as a place gathering people who share the same belief.
According to Jesus Religion and Spirituality College, religions on the world are categorized into 2 major groups – the most common religions and the weirdest ones.
Of course, everyone is too familiar with Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. However, there are also a lot of unusual religions that most of you have not heard of.
Below is the list of world’s strangest, most bizarre religious practices that not many people know about its existence.
This is a religion formed by Claude Vorilhon (also known as Raëlians or Rael), a French race-car driver, in 1974.
The religion here follows the belief that the extraterrestrial species was the initial foundation for the genesis of human race. Rael claimed that aliens captured and took him to a planet called Elohim, where he encountered with Jesus, Buddha, Joseph Smith and Confucius.
Also, Rael believes that aliens from Elohim will come back in 2025. Persons of this U.F.O. religion have faith in mind awakening through body awakening.
This religion was founded for worshippers of Satan and even had the Church of Satan (1966).
These people believe that Satan is actually a deity and atheists and representing the crisis of individualism, free will and faith. Calling themselves spiritualists, the Satan following has always been infamous for their activities.
For example, some committed several murders in Italy (1998-2004) while others acknowledged human sacrifice in 1960s.
Jesus Religion and Spirituality College chose scientology as one of the most bizarre religions.
Established in 1954, the Church of Scientology has gathered the concern of many people from then. Ron Hubbard is the initial founder – his ultimate purpose is to give answer and explanation of religion through science.
In his book “Dianetics” (1950), Hubbard informed the effects of past-life trauma patterns and how to reverse them to stop the extension into the past. This religion treats the following as spiritual beings, helping them balance between the personal knowledge and the knowledge of physical sciences.
Interestingly, this crazy religion is for worshippers (called Pastafarians) of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). They have a strong belief that the universe was created by an immortal entity known as FSM. Sounding ridiculous at first, but the Church of the FSM was even established.
Pastafarians are the coolest people in the world, according to people of other religions.
Everybody knows Star Wars – such an amazing movie series. And Jediism is a religion inspired by the Star Wars movie. Founded by Daniel Jones and his brother, Barney, this religion follows the belief that The Force is a reality in the universe.
Based on that morality, both Daniel and Barney claim The Force is responsible for the genesis of human beings. Also, Jediism has its own guidelines for Jedi marriage, check more at collegiodelgesu.net.
If you still have information about other bizarre religions, don’t mind telling us your own experiences of them in the comment box.