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Extremely strange religions you've never heard of who believe in drinking their own urine, UFOs communicate with us, Prince Philip is a god, and white people are the "chosen" of God

In our quest to educate the public about religion, we found some really odd religions that we bet you've never heard of before:

The Creativity Movement (formerly known as the World Church of the Creator)

Founded by Ben Klassen, The Creativity Movement is a white supremacist "church" that is self-described as "dedicated to the survival, expansion and advancement of the white race."   The Creator referenced is not God, but rather human beings–white ones, at least.   James Logsdon, who calls himself "Reverend" on the site, has been imprisoned at least twice.   Chicago Indymedia reports that James Logsdon is:

Moving right along, the next odd religion we're featuring called The Prince Philip Movement believes that Prince Philip of Britain is a deity:

According to Wikipedia:

The Prince Philip Movement is a cargo cult of the Yaohnanen tribe on the southern island of Tanna in Vanuatu. The Yaohnanen believe that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the consort to Queen Elizabeth II, is a divine being, the pale-skinned son of a mountain spirit and brother of John Frum. According to ancient tales the son travelled over the seas to a distant land, married a powerful lady and would in time return. The villagers had observed the respect accorded to Queen Elizabeth II by colonial officials and came to the conclusion that her husband, Prince Philip, must be the son from their legends. When the cult formed is unclear, but it is likely that it was sometime in the 1950s or 1960s. Their beliefs were strengthened by the royal couple’s official visit to Vanuatu in 1974 when a few villagers had the opportunity to observe the prince from afar. Prince Philip was made aware of the religion and has exchanged gifts with its leaders and even visited them.

The Church of Euthanasia–"Save the Planet–Kill Yourself"

Here a short history of this church taken from their own website:

The Church of Euthanasia was inspired by a dream, in which Rev. Chris Korda confronted an alien intelligence known as The Being who speaks for the inhabitants of Earth in other dimensions. The Being warned that our planet's ecosystem is failing, and that our leaders deny this. The Being asked why our leaders lie to us, and why so many of us believe these lies. Rev. Korda awoke from the dream moaning the Church's infamous slogan, Save the Planet – Kill Yourself.

Every aspect of the deepening global environmental crisis, including climate change, poisoning of the water and atmosphere, reduction of biodiversity, and topsoil erosion, directly results from the over-abundance of a single species: homo sapiens. The human population is increasing by one million every four days, according the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau. This is a net increase of 95 million per year, the current population of Mexico."

The only commandment of The church of Euthanasia is  "Thou Shalt Not Procreate," and the Four Pillars, according to their site are:

The One Commandment:
"Thou shalt not procreate"

The Four Pillars:
suicide · abortion
cannibalism · sodomy

The church advocates drinking your own urine and calls it the "water of life," and features a step by step procedure for butchering the human body.   The site is quite shocking. Forewarned is forearmed.

Concluding our trip through the spiritually strange and interesting, is the Universe People.

According to Wikipedia, the group is

a Czech and Slovak religious movement founded in the 1990s and centered around Ivo A. Benda. Their belief system is based upon the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations communicating with Benda and other contactees since October 1997 telepathically and later even by direct personal contact. They are considered to be the most distinctive UFO religion in the Czech Republic.

Following the mass suicide of the members of the cult Heaven's Gate in 1997, the Universe People attracted the attention of Czech media as a group with similar ideology and potential to commit similar acts. The danger of this development has diminished in later years (2004). On several occasions, the group also managed to appear in the Czech and Slovak mass media.

Whatever theological disagreements we as human beings might have, there are always stranger ones out there.   While we at GodDiscussion will feature these types of groups in the interest of education, we certainly do not agree with extremist groups in any way, shape or manner.   Rather, we take the view of Lord Byron

I speak not of men's creeds – they rest between
Man and his Maker.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"

About Dakota O'Leary

Dakota O'Leary is a freethinker, and often sassy, scholar of theology and literature. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her Master of Arts degree in Theology and Literature from Antioch University-Midwest. She is a contributing writer focusing on eschatology, biblical prophecy, and general religious news. Dakota is a co-host of the God Discussion radio show, offering insight to the news stories of the week. We like to call her "our in-house Biblical prophecy expert" as her articles on eschatology have received over 200,000 views on God Discussion.
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  • Kivahut

    These religions are just as crazy as psychotic sky fairy found in Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions.

  • Mr. Timm

    Of course my favorite has got to be Raelism (q.v.) : )

  • This is a brilliant site! I'm sending it to some of my mates now! We are committed atheists- but to be frank that's soooo boring- so we love looking at the out there religions. I know of one in England that worships Dinosaurs!!

  • You are mostly right about that Logsdon person from The Creativity Movement. But there are a couple of points where you get it wrong. Logsdon was never the leader of the White Berets. He only joined the World Church of the Creator four months before the arrest of its leader, Matt Hale and the demise of said church. He is also not the Pontifex Maximus of Creativity. The true PM is with the Church of Creativity (aka the Creativity Alliance) which can be found at http://creativityalliance.com

  • Dakota,
    when i saw the title "Extremely strange religions…" i thought to myself smugly, i have seen and heard about all of them, but by the time i was reading about the Church of Euthanasia (i am hearing of that group for the first time!!), i was already feeling dizzy and disoriented…and with Colin talking about a group that worships dinosaurs i had to throw up my hands in despair and give up my attempts at straining to understand the religious mind…

  • WTF? White people are chosen? I thought the chosen ones were the Jews. They are nuts if they really believe the "White race" is going anywhere. Obviously they do not understand genetics and that we are all human and related to apes. Although I sometimes think some humans are more related to gorillas then they are Bonobos.

    "Save the planet. Kill yourself?" So um… then why are they out there with picket signs and not killing themselves if they believe that? That urine stuff is just disgusting. Sniffing urine? Would they like to clean my cats' litter boxes? They could get a really good whiff of urine, filled with a lot of ammonia. At least I wouldn't have to deal with it and they'd have a clean litter box. And if they are so gung-ho about killing oneself, why are they saying, "Urine-therapy, it may save your life"? OK the rest if it getting WAY TOO MUCH for me.

    The Prince Philip Movement is the sanest of the three. lol That's not saying much, of course.

    Missed one. The Universe People is like Leonard Nimoy on The Pimpsons. "I bring you Love, Peace, and Happiness."

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