Religion is supposed to guide us through life, to give us strength to overcome difficulties and help us to reach spiritual enlightenment. However, some of the religious movements seem to be so ridiculous that it becomes doubtful whether they can lead the believers anywhere at all. But may be it is just the fact of believing in something which is important no matter what you choose to be your sacred object or a supreme aim.
One of the most ancient religions in India is called Jainism and is supported by more than five million people nowadays. The main principle of this religion is not to hurt any living being, that’s why Jainists do not eat meat or carry weapon. Some of the supporters of this religion are called “dressed in light” and do not wear any clothes at all. They breathe through gauze bandages in order not to hurt any insect by accident and sweep the road in front of them with a special brush. They are very abstinent in food and the top level of sanctity to them is to starve to death.
To be a celebrity sometimes means to be as different as possible. It may refer not only to their style and image but to religion as well. Well, it appears to be that to profess Catholicism or Protestantism is so boring and out-of-date occupation. To tell the truth some of the religions celebrities prefer to profess are pretty weird. So, let’s see the main principles of these religions and those who decide them to the others.
Jehovah’s Witnesses. Well, the definition of the religion is pretty complicated. To be brief it means that one day world’s evil would be destroyed and there would a theocracy established under God’s rule. And also they believe that their interpretation of the Holy Bible is more correct and obviously better than anyone else’s. So they have their own translation of the Bible also known as the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. And of course the witnesses believe that the true name of God is Jehovah. Jehovah’ witnesses deny Trinity conception (not good). By the way there are over 7 million followers of Jehovah. Among them are Venus and Serena Williams, Ja Rule and even Michael Jackson. It seems like they have the same practice of expansion of their ideas worldwide. Thus the urban dictionary defines it as “the religion that sends people in suits to your door preaching their version of the Bible”. Never open the door to them!