The major religions of the world are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, but there are some lesser known religions as well which have weird practices. Imagine going to church to worship a spaghetti monster, yes, you heard it, the religion is also known as “Pastafarianism”. Check out 10 Religions You May Not Know Exist.
The Church of Scientology was set up by L Ron Hubbard (Elron) in 1952, which makes use of mystical teachings like the story of Xenu, alien ruler of the “Galactic Confederacy” which 75 million years ago, brought billions of people to Earth in a spacecraft resembling Douglas DC-8 airliners, stacked them around volcanoes and detonated hydrogen bombs into these volcanoes. Tom Cruise, and John Travolta are a couple of celebrities who follow it.
9. The Creativity Movement
The Creativity Movement was set up in 1973 in Lighthouse point Florida by Ben Klassen, it was formerly called the World Church of The Creator. It’s a racist organization that offers membership exclusively to whites. The movement use the term creator but does not refer to a figure, rather to white people who created the group. Soon after Klassen’s death in 1993, the New Church of the Creator was set up by Matthew F. Hale as its high priest. Hale was imprisoned in January 2003, for plotting to murder a federal judge.
8. The Church Of All Worlds
The Church Of All Worlds was founded by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and his wife Morning Glory in 1962. The religion is basically inspired by a fictional religion in the science fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. All its ritual celebrations center on the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece. They recognize “Gaea,” the Earth Mother Goddess as well as the other Olympian deities. Zell-Ravenheart established The Grey School of Wizardry as well which is inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
7. The Universe people
Universe people, or the Cosmic people of light powers, is a unique religion based in Czech republic that incorporate different elements of ufology. They believe the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations communicating with Ivo A. Benda. As per Benda those civilizations led by Ashtar Sheran, run a fleet of spaceships that orbit the Earth and are waiting to transport their followers into another dimension.
6. The Temple Of Psychick Youth
The Temple Of Psychick Youth, was set up in 1981 by several people including the members of Current 93, Psychic TV, Coil. The group mainly focuses on the magical and psychic aspects of the human brain linked with “guiltless sexuality”, using various elements of psychology, art, music, and a variety of other media. Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, and Brion Gysin are some of the members of the group.
5. The Prince Phillip Movement
The Prince Phillip Movement set up in the 1950′s is a cargo cult of the kastom people around Yaohnanen village on the southern island of Tanna in Vanuatu. The kastom people regard Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as a divine being, the son of a mountain spirit. As per some legends the son traveled across the world, married a powerful lady and would in time return. Their beliefs grew stronger when the royal couple visited Vanuatu in 1974.
4. Nation Of Yahweh
Hulon Mitchell Jr. founded The Nation Of Yahweh in 1979. Most of the members of the movement are African-American. The mission of the group is to return the African-Americans or the Black Hebrew Israelites to Israel. Their beliefs have been crticized by many and the group was dubbed racist for labelling themselves (blacks) as “the true Jews” and that whites are “white devils.”
Nuwaubianism was set up by Dwight York based from a wide range of sources for example Freemasonry, the Shriners, the Moorish Science Temple of America, the revisionist Christianity & Islam and the Qadiani cult of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the numerology of Rashad Khalifa, and the ancient astronaut theories of Zecharia Sitchin. York is in prison right now; he was convicted on money laundering and child molestation charges.
2. The Church Of SubGenius
The Church Of SubGenius was founded in the 1950s by J.R.”Bob” Dobbs. The Church of the SubGenius is a satire religion that eulogize conspiracy theories, UFOs, and popular culture. Dobbs started out by publishing the SubGenius Pamphlet #1. Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) strongly supported this movement – & later became a SubGenius minister. The group regards July 5, 1998: “The X-Day” as the most important SubGenius event. According to SubGeniuses, on this date alien armies from planet X will invade and destroy the Earth, (which did not happen at all).