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The 10 Most Shocking Religions You May Not Know Exist

Today there are approximately 4,200 active religions. 21 of those being major religions that have a strong following. About 1 billion of our just over 7 billion population, don't believe in religion,

Today there are approximately 4,200 active religions. 21 of those being major religions that have a strong following. About 1 billion of our just over 7 billion population, don't believe in religion, or express a belief in a god. The most common religion is Christianity with a backing of about 2 billion people or 33% of the world population. Islam comes in a distant second with 1.2 billion people. If you're from India, you probably express your belief in Hinduism, as do 811 million others. Chinese folk religion has 385 million believers. The fifth most popular religion is Buddism, although true Buddhists don't believe it's a religion at all. Non-believers who don't follow any religion, sometimes express strong concerns of how close in comparison most religions are to cults. Many think it's a dangerous way to think and believe, most religions tend to focus to much on the afterlife and not on life in the now. If people spent more time focusing on the now, and less on the Utopian place religion tells us we go when we pass; could it be possible to create that Utopian society here? You may believe it's silly to think that all of this was created by just one god, maybe it's way too complicated of a thing for one entity to handle. A lot of stories expressed in the holy bible seem impossible, many are less believable than most stories Walt Disney wrote. Some believe, the bible is based on psychedelics, and how the use of them can help advance us as a species. Take the book written by John M. Allegro called "The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross" for example, he was one of only 10 people who's job it was to decrypt the dead sea scrolls. John was the only person involved who wasn't a part of any church and with no religious background. His findings were full of Magic Mushrooms. According to him, what was expressed was a lot of psychedelic use hidden within the stories. Some researchers now believe that the burning bush Moses was talking to God through, was the acacia bush, which is the most popular tree in Jerusalem, with the highest amounts of dimethyltryptamine (DMT). DMT is the most potent psychedelic known to man. When you look at the story of Moses, and how God talked and gave him the Ten Commandments through this burning bush; it does start to become more believable if you consider he was just really high on DMT. With so many religions out there, which one to choose? You may consider one of these...

10 Scientology

9 The Creativity Movement

8 The Church Of All Worlds

7 The Universe People

6 The Temple Of Psychick Youth

5 The Prince Phillip Movement

4 Nation Of Yahweh

3 Nuwaubianism

2 The Church Of SubGenius

1 1.The Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster

Created in January 2005 by Bobby Henderson, back then a 24-year-old Oregon State University physics graduate. He started the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) due to his opposition of the teachings of intelligent design in biology classes. Henderson, describing himself as a "concerned citizen" representing more than ten million others, argued that intelligent design and his belief "the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster" were equally valid. In his letter, published May 2005, he noted, "With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshippers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents – mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs." The only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma. That is, there are no strict rules and regulations, there are no rituals and prayers and other nonsense. Every member has a say in what this church is and what it becomes.

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