Sunday, November 28, 2021

Unusual Religions Followed Around The World

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Monimoyee Chakrabarty
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Religion can be defined as ‘a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a super human agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.’ Religion unites people and helps them answer their questions about the world. People turn to religion to depend on something bigger than themselves. Religion can also cause people to take extreme measures. Some religions, however, are unique and may seem weird to people who follow the mainstream religions. 

Here’s a list of unusual religions followed by people all over the world:

  • Church of Euthanasia-

download (3)Started by Rev Chris Korda, this religion fights against the growth of human population and-and is devoted to restoring balance between human beings and other species on Earth with the use of satire and black humor. ‘Thou shalt not procreate’ is one of it’s commandments.


  • Raelism-

RaeliansFormed by Claude Vorlihon, this religion believes that Elohim, a humanoid species of extraterrestrials are the ones responsible for the genesis of the human race. Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, etc are all Prophets of Elohim.


  • Universe People-

Universe-People-Art-alien-friends-headerThe Universe People or The Cosmic People of Light Powers is a Czech religious movement. It believes in the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations which communicate with the ‘contacts.’ Apparently, they are operating a fleet of spaceships which orbit around the Earth. They help the good people and also want to take their followers to another dimension.


  • Aghori-

A Hindu Cult, the followers of which carry a ‘kapala’ made from human bones and use it as a cup to drink and smear cremation ash on their bodies.Their practice of cannibalism has turned other Hindus against them. They have healing powers and engage in Tapasya. They believe that Shiva is perfect and is the reason why everything happens.


  • Pastafarianism-

Pastafarianism believes in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It opposes the teaching of Intelligent Design and Creationism to school students and claims that the theory of the Flying Spaghetti Monster should be taught to students along with the theories of Evolution. Bobby Henderson wrote an open letter to the Kansas School Board regarding this and it has since become an internet sensation. Pastafarian weddings are now a thing too.

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