Manichaeism was a religion which thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Briefly the main rival to Christianity before the spread of Islam in the competition to replace classical paganism.
Two Buddhists who bought £5,000 of live Crustacea and released them into the sea for good karma, were fined £15,000 for ‘untold damage’ to the environment by introducing non-native species.
There is a parody religion that instructs its followers to reject regular employment. Church heads also claim that their faux founder can time travel, which explains changes to religious doctrines from time to time.
When local pagans were angered by a giant figure of Homer Simpson that was painted next to the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset, UK as a publicity stunt for The Simpsons Movie, producer Al Jean remarked “this is the last religion we can possibly upset. Now we’ve got all of ’em”.
In order to be fair to all religions, in addition to Bibles, kids in some Florida schools are also going to have access to literature from their local Satanic Temple. The most intriguing of the documents to be passed out to interested children is an activity book including puzzles and coloring pages.
Mohammed declared in a charter, that Muslims were to protect Christians until the end of the world. Christians weren’t to be persecuted in Muslim countries and wouldn’t be drafted into the military.
Jediism is a very real religion based on the Jedi beliefs and doctrine of the Jedi in the Star War Universe. In 2012, over 176 thousand people in the UK and Wales indicated Jediism as their faith.
Jainism is a religion so dedicated to non-violence that some Jains cover their mouths and sweep the path they walk to avoid killing smaller creatures. An extremist Jain literally wouldn’t hurt a fly…
The keys to the holiest site in Christianity are held by a Muslim family that opens the church every morning. Meant to keep the peace between the denominations this arrangement has been in place since 1187 ce.
There is a religion called Christian atheism. Practitioners believe in essentially the same things as traditional Christians except that the Bible is completely metaphorical and that God and/or Jesus is an allegory for human morality rather than a real being.