Being involved with some kind of religion is one of the oldest pastimes in the world. We aren’t saying religions are bad, after all, there were times when you could learn how to read and write in religious schools only! Christianity used to have scholars, scribers, and their own philosophers, while religions like Buddhism taught us love, compassion, and offered a number of practices to get rid of negativity and become a much calmer and happier person. These religions are quite familiar, but there are some crazy ones we bet you’ve never heard of before.
Founded by Claude Vorilhon, a former car racer, realism is a religion heavily based on the belief that humankind was created by an ancient alien race called Elohim.
George Lucas created a Universe so diverse and believable, that people decided to create an actual religion called Jediism. Followers of Jediism believe that the Force is a real thing and that there is also the dark side that can engulf you if you are not too careful with using the Force.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti monster was most definitely created to mock religions with their various dogmas and absence of logic and hard proof most of the time.
Diego Maradona was certainly a legendary football player, but did you know there’s an actual Maradonian Church? The religion was founded in 1998 and has followers in dozens of countries. They have a church and their own year counting system which starts from 1960, the year of Maradona’s birth.
Many don’t regard Vampirism as a religion, but its followers certainly do so. Largely inspired by Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” from 1897, Vampirism states there are different vampires: the ones that suck blood from humans and the ones that feed on people’s aura and energy, just to name a few.
The Church of all Worlds
Inspired by Robert Heinlein’s “Strange in a Strange Land”, the Church of all Worlds is a neo-pagan religion that worships Gaea (we mean Earth) and a variety from different pantheons, mainly from Ancient Greece.