There are so many religions in the world that it is impossible to invent something new. However, man’s striving for faith gives birth to new and unusual objects of worship. Here are the most unusual of them.
The community of quakes.
In the distant 1774, Anne Lee created in America her own community of shakers, or shakers. My mother claimed that love for the Lord should be manifested with dances until exhaustion. According to rumors, after a lot of dancing, the shakers in the dark surrender to the common depraved sin. The children born are brought up by the whole community. This extravagance of behavior is not liked by everyone, it is not surprising that today the community of quakes in Maine consists of only seven people.
Jesus the Papuan.
This cult exists in New Guinea for about 80 years. His adherents believe that the first page was ripped from the Bible by white people. On it according to beliefs it was clearly indicated that Jesus Christ was the Papuans. People believe that one day he will come back and make the Papuans masters, and all whites – their slaves.
Deity of Sirius.
African tribes generally have exotic beliefs. So, the Dogon pray to the star Sirius. They believe that with one of the planets orbiting this star, the progenitor of their tribe named Nom-mo, half human, and half-serpent, arrived. Curious is the fact that uneducated Dogon knew that Sirius is a double star, long before European astronomers.
In America, in the 70s of the 20th century, an unusual community called “Heaven’s Gate” emerged. The shepherds taught that both God and Lucifer are the commanders of the two crews of flying saucers fighting for Earth. To survive in this struggle is possible only by moving to another dimension with the help of UFOs or suicide. It’s strange, but most fans of “Heaven’s Gate” were computer programmers. The shepherds themselves prepared their believers for the transition to another level through prayers, Bible studies and refusal of pleasures. In 1975, the sect suffered a serious blow when they simply did not appear on the prediction of the pastors with the aliens. With the development of the Internet, the sect unfolded its actions there. In 1997, seeing in the eclipse and comet signs about the imminent arrival of a spaceship behind them, 39 people committed suicide by “going” to the heavenly gate.
Among some Canadian Indians, it is customary to worship the Baksbakualanxve, which devours people. Recently, however, bloodthirsty rituals are not being performed. However, during worship services, the Indians are so ecstatic that they can bite the nearest neighbor.
In the jungles of Brazil, the tribe of the Tapirate, which deifies the parasites, hid. These people believe that the spirits who once created this world, hid in human bodies and from there give advice in an inner voice. So getting rid of worms automatically means getting rid of such a spirit that is punishable by expulsion from the tribe.
In Canada, for more than 10 years, there has been an unusual religion. It was founded by former journalist Claude Rael, who stated that his father was an alien. According to the pastor, the Earth can only be saved by flying saucers. The church of Rael today numbers more than 50 thousand of its believing supporters.
Faith in stew.
When the Second World War was on the islands of Oceania, American soldiers appeared with loads of food and equipment. Local residents liked the stew so much that they began to deify the Cargo, or the cargo. Now the natives pray to the banks, believing that for their faith they will fall from the sky a new batch of delicious food.
In the XIX century in the Volga region there were communities of holes. They considered icons to be spoiled, not worshiping them. These people prayed, having made a hole in the wall, turning there exactly the words of prayer. There were no other rites at the community.
This ancient religion in India is practiced by more than 5 million people.The main principle of the Jains is a ban on causing harm to living beings, that’s why they do not take any weapons in their hands and basically do not eat meat. Even among such unusual people stand out Shvetambaras, or “dressed with light.” They believe that clothes can not be worn. In order not to kill even accidentally a small insect, such people breathe through a gauze bandage, and the road in front of them is dispersed by a special whisk. In food, Jainas are very ascetic, for them the apex of holiness is death from hunger. Their main income is usury, they blaspheme their debtors without a twinge of conscience.