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Bizarre Religions That Actually Exist Around The World

By: Shibu Purushothaman

Religion continues to serve as the spiritual hub of the country, which plays a major role in influencing the life of a person and civilization of the society. Religion, on one hand, can help to unite the people; while, on the other hand, it plays a major role in division or separation of the people from each other.

Bizarre religion that actually exists around the world

Religions help to bring people together only after fulfilling one condition, i.e., it does not hinder the life and sentiments of other people. Each one of us is acquainted with innumerous popular religions around the world; but today we would like to mention some of the world's most unusual and strange religions that exist.

You will be shocked to see these unusual religions.

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1. Nuwaubianism

Nuwaubianism is one among the bizarre religions that originated as a black muslim group in New York in the 1970s. This is a religious group which was founded and led by Dwight York. Dwight York changed his teachings many a times, where he incorporated concepts from Judaism, Christianity and many others beliefs. People belonging to Nuwaubianism promote a bizarre mixture of anti-white racism and aliens.

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2. Vampirism

Though people have failed to believe that Vampires exist in the world, there are many people who follow this religion. Vampirism is a religion with vampires who basically indulge in feeding on the blood from animals or humans. Vampirism is essentially a religion which teaches in feeding on another person's aura and more than 1000 people follow this religion today.

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3. Frisbeetarianism

The concept of Frisbeetarianism is described by famous comedian George Carlin who says when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and stays there for eternity. Many schools and churches have said that Frisbeetarianism is the biggest shit they have ever heard! Here is the exact definition of Frisbeetarianism as described by the comedian, "the soul stays stuck up there until someone knocks it down with a long pole and your new life begins".

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4. Aghori

Aghori religion is a famous Hindu cult which originated back in the 14th century AD. Aghoris generally follow cannibalistic rituals and hence this religion faces hatred and rejection from the Hindu culture. One bizarre rule of this religion is that they carry a cup which is made from a skull. People belonging to this religion can feed on anything from animal faeces to rotten food. The final rites of the person are completed by consuming the decayed flesh of a human.

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5. Satanism

Satanism is a religion where a person worships Satans and considers it to be their daily deity. Satan is actually a figure which symbolizes faith, free will, and individualism. The practice of Satanism became public after the establishment of the Church of Satan in 1966. Groups which follow Satanism include Luciferians and LaVeyans.

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6. Raëlism

Founded in 1974 by Claude Vorillhon, Raëlism is a UFO religion which is also known as Raël. According to this religion, life on earth was actually created by a species of extraterrestrials, which is called Elohim. They also believe that life on earth was scientifically created by extraterrestrials that were mistaken as gods by our ancestors. People following this religion frequently use the symbol of Swastika as a symbol of peace. Later, this symbol was replaced by a variant star and a swirl symbol.

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7. Panawave

Panawave is a new Japanese religious group where the number of the members following this religion ranges from several tens to 1200. These people have been blaming the electromagnetic wave behind the climatic change and global problems. They also have claimed that the electromagnetic waves were used by a communist to kill their leader.

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8. Universe People

Universe People is another alien-inspired religion on the list! Founded by Ivo Benda in 1997, people belonging to this religion believe that aliens use a fleet of ships, alliance orbit around the world and watch people on the earth. Based on your karma, they decide to transfer the good and loyal followers from one dimension to another. People belonging to the Universe People religion are growing day by day.

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9. Scientology

The church of Scientology was created by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952, which holds a higher level of initiation and teachings that may prove to be harmful and dangerous for unprepared listeners and readers. All the teachings of the church are kept secret from other members who have not reached the higher level. This religion revolves around explaining the religion through science, which would be the first of its kind. According to the bizarre Scientology religion, it has treated man as a spiritual being.

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10. Pastafarianism

Pastafarianism is a religion where people consider worshipping a Flying Spaghetti Monster. This religion came into existence after Bobby Henderson dropped an open letter to a school that students should be taught about the theory of the Flying Spaghetti Monster along with the theories of evolution. He further explained that this should be done in order to appease the monster. Many people believe that this is a satire against religions but followers believe that Pastafarianism is intrinsic to the religion.

Read more about: bizzare, religion, world
Story first published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 16:00 [IST]
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