It is a known fact that religion is the most powerful force in society. No wonder Karl Max described it as the “opium of the people”. To put it differently, about 60 percent of the world’s population belongs to one religion or the other. This is obviously the reason why it is an agent of socialization.
Those of us that find ourselves in a country where Islam, Christianity and African traditional religion are the predominant religions may not know that there are several other religions out there.
However, in this article, you will learn about some strange religions you don’t know about. Some of them are so strange with the craziest and weirdest ideologies. Yet they are still religions’ group.
For the sake of knowledge, below is the list of strange religions you don’t know about.
Top 7 Strange Religions You Don’t Know About
#1. The International Church Of Cannabis
The international church of cannabis is one of the strange religions you don’t know about. It is the spiritual home for cannabis consumers and it is located in Denver, Colorado.
The followers of this religion are called the Elevationists. Although the group has no particular doctrine, the followers believe that taking of cannabis elevates people to a higher understanding of themselves.
#2. Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster
The church of flying spaghetti is another weird religion most people don’t know about. As a matter of fact, it has been in existence for centuries.
However, during this time, it has been very secretive and members were always disguised. This actually changed a few years ago after they became public. With the followers of this religion growing exponentially, it has become a legitimate religion body.
They believe that other religious body doesn’t need literal belief in other to provide spiritual enlightenment. To put it differently, they believe that the world was created by a flying monster made out of spaghetti.
3. Esoteric Nazism
Esoteric Nazism is based on the philosophy of Adolf Hitler. As a matter of fact, this religion is very peculiar compared to other religion.
However, the only criticism against this religion is its teaching of the White Supremacy. In fact, they seldom grant membership to the black race. Yeah, some people are still okay with it anyway.
Kopimism is also among the strange religions you don’t know. Their ideology revolves around the statement ” From all to one and from one to all – and then back again – exchange without beginning and without end”.
They believe in giving everything to everyone’s delight, and everybody’s joy of it all. To put it differently, no one is excluded from the global community of knowledge and information sharing.
Their sacred symbol is CTRL+C and CTRL+V as they stand for copy-paste. Interesting, their activities are legalised in Europe.
Without an iota of doubt, raelism is one of the weirdest religions in the history of mankind. The religion was founded by Claude Vorilhon, a music enthusiast.
Followers of this religion believe that human beings are alien experiment. Also, they believe so much in peace and meditation. To them, the best way to achieve total peace and tranquillity is to have a lot of sex. Crazy ideology right? This is what the raelists believe.
#6. Pana Wave
Pana Wave is also among the strange religions you don’t know about. They always dress in white at all time, except when they want to bath.
This religious group believe that there are electromagnetic waves destroying the world and wearing white is the only way to keep safe.
#7. Church Of Euthanasia
The Church of Euthanasia believes in voluntary suicide. To them, the best way to sort out things for yourself is to commit suicide. Also, they don’t believe in having children.