- The foreskin of [a holy one] may lie safeguarded in reliquaries made of gold and crystal and inlayed with gems–or it may have ascended into the heavens all by itself. (2)
- A race of giants once roamed the earth, the result of women and demi-gods interbreeding. (1). They lived at the same time as fire breathing dragons. (1)
- Evil spirits can take control of pigs. (1)
- A talking donkey scolded a prophet. (1, 3)
- A righteous man can control his wife’s access to eternal paradise. (6)
- Brown skin is a punishment for disobeying God. (6)
- A prophet once traveled between two cities on a miniature flying horse with the face of a woman and the tail of a peacock. (4)
- [The Holy One] forbids a cat or dog receiving a blood transfusion and forbids blood meal being used as garden fertilizer. (7)
- Sacred underwear protects believers from spiritual contamination and, according to some adherents, from fire and speeding bullets (6)
- When certain rites are performed beforehand, bread turns into human flesh after it is swallowed. (2)
- Invisible supernatural beings reveal themselves in mundane objects like oozing paint or cooking food. (2)
- In the end times, [the Holy One’s] chosen people will be gathered together in Jackson County, Missouri. (6)
- Believers can drink poison or get bit by snakes without being harmed. (1)
- Sprinkling water on a newborn, if done correctly, can keep the baby from eons of suffering should he or she die prematurely. (2)
- Waving a chicken over your head can take away your sins. (3)
- [A holy one] climbed a mountain and could see the whole earth from the mountain peak. (1, 2)
- Putting a dirty milk glass and a plate from a roast beef sandwich in the same dishwasher can contaminate your soul. (3)
- There will be an afterlife in which exactly 144,000 people get to live eternally in Paradise. (8)
- Each human being contains many alien spirits that were trapped in volcanos by hydrogen bombs. (5)
- [A supernatural being] cares tremendously what you do with your penis or vagina. 1,2,3,4,6,7,8.
Entire article here: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/19/20-of-the-worlds-weirdest-religious-beliefs/
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light and Deas and Other Imaginings, and the founder of www.WisdomCommons.org. Her articles can be found at Awaypoint.Wordpress.com.
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