Ever read about people using super powers and people who worship pasta? Here’s seven of the weirdest religious cults in the world.
7) Church of All Worlds
The Church of All Worlds (CAW) is an American Neopagan religious group whose stated mission is to evolve a network of information, mythology, and experience that provides a context and stimulus for reawakening Gaea and reuniting her children through tribal community dedicated to responsible stewardship and evolving consciousness. Weird.
6) Nation of Yahweh
The Nation of Yahweh is an African-American religious group that is the most controversial offshoot of the Black Hebrew Israelites line of thought. They were founded in 1979 in Miami by Hulon Mitchell, Jr., who went by the name Yahweh ben Yahweh. Their goal is to return African Americans, whom they see as the original Israelites, to Israel. The group departs from mainstream Christianity and Judaism by accepting Yahweh ben Yahweh as the Son of God. In this way, their beliefs are unique and distinct from that of other known Black Hebrew Israelite groups.
5) Universe People
Universe people or Cosmic people of light powers (reminds me of Star Wars) is a Czech religious movement revolving around around Ivo A. Benda. Its belief system is based upon the existence of extraterrestrial civilisations communicating with Benda and other “contacters” (people who try to communicate with them with some super powers) since October 1997 telepathically and later even by direct personal contact. Apparently these civilisations operate a fleet of spaceships, led by Ashtar Sheran, orbiting the Earth. They closely watch and help the good and are waiting to transport their followers into another dimension. Un-bloody-believable.
4) The Prince Philip movement
The Prince Philip Movement is a cargo cult of the Yaohnanen tribe on the southern island of Tanna in Vanuatu. The Yaohnanen believe that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the consort to Queen Elizabeth II, is a divine being, the pale-skinned son of a mountain spirit and brother of John Frum. According to ancient tales the son travelled over the seas to a distant land, married a powerful lady and would in time return. Prince Philip was made aware of the religion and has exchanged gifts with its leaders and even visited them. Well…
The doctrines and teachings of Dwight York is the basis for Nuwaubianism, a cult formed by a Black Muslim group in the seventies. York is now in prison, but this cult continues on. Beliefs? After you have a child you must bury the afterbirth so that the Devil doesn’t use it to make a clone of your baby. Aborted fetuses sometimes live on in the sewers where they grow up and make plans to take over the world. Wish you had a clone? According to Nuwaubianism you have seven clones living in the world. Satan has a child and he was born in the Dakota House on 72nd Street in New York City. The mother is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Oh, and the Pope was there. Did I mention Richard Nixon raised the child, because this particular cult believes that as well. Weird doesn’t sum it up.
2) The Church of Euthanasia
Probably one of the most ridiculous ones to exist.
The Church of Euthanasia , is a political organisation started by the Reverend Chris Korda in Boston, Massachusetts. The CoE uses sermons, music, culture jamming, publicity stunts and direct action combined with an underlying sense of satire and black humour to highlight Earth’s unsustainable population. The one commandment is “Thou shalt not procreate”. The CoE further asserts four principal pillars: suicide, abortion, cannibalism (“strictly limited to consumption of the already dead”), and sodomy (“any sexual act not intended for procreation”). Slogans employed by the group include “Save the Planet, Kill Yourself”, “Six Billion Humans Can’t Be Wrong”, and “Eat a Queer Fetus for Jesus”, all of which are intended to mix inflammatory issues to unnerve those who oppose abortion and homosexuality. And this is not a joke.
In Pastafarianism, people worship the FSM that is, the Flying Spaghetti Monster. They have a church of the FSM and have their own holy books and prayers, and spend their holy months drinking beer and eating pasta. According to Pastafarianism, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a benevolent supernatural entity who created the world some 4000 years ago while being very drunk, although the world is intentionally built to make humans think it’s older than it really is. Is it just me or is this cult really fascinating?
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