New religions that would’ve been inconceivable just half a century ago include Kopimism, which views communication as sacred (“kopimi” = “copy me”) and Jediism, inspired by the movie What does this tell us?If “Yahweh is the creator of the universe” were an instinctive truth programmed into every human heart, we would expect to see people moving toward Christianity, and there would be only one interpretation of it.Scientology’s mythology includes Xenu, the ruler of the Galactic Confederacy.
With the discovery of radioactivity, radioactive products were popular in the early 1900s—radioactive toothpaste to brighten teeth and radium water (advertised as “Perpetual Sunshine”) to improve health. The Fox sisters were key players in the growth of Spiritualism in the late 1800s, and they were investigated by well-known scientists. During the same period, Christian Science developed as a Christian response to scientific medicine.
More recently, UFO religions grew after UFOs and aliens became part of the culture.
In 1997, the Heaven’s Gate cult committed suicide together to catch a ride on a UFO flying behind a comet.
Raëlians prefer to enjoy life here on earth, with aliens providing technology for eternal life.
Thereafter, in understanding and analysing the military and political history, the Commission has deemed it necessary to devise a periodisation of the conflict that adequately reflects its main phases and captures its main events.4.
To the extent that the greatest preponderance of key events in the military and political history of the conflict, not to mention the overwhelmingly majority of violations and abuses stemming from them, were driven by the combatants of the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone (the "RUF"), it has been considered appropriate that the periodisation should reflect the evolving character of that faction, as well as the manner in which the conflict evolved as a result.5.Today, someone might fear government spying through computer malware, but yesterday it might’ve been fear about someone stealing their soul.Signs of the times It’s not just paranoid delusions that adapt to developments in science and technology. With new scientific interest in magnetism, Franz Mesmer treated patients with magnets in the late 1700s.If your present life is painful, here’s how to ensure a great afterlife.Religion is the cereal aisle at the grocery store—there’s something for everyone, with novel new products testing the water all the time.It takes the form of a narrative that spans across more than two decades of political and military activities in the country, but places its main focus on the years from 1991 until 2002, when the country was embroiled in armed civil conflict and war-related violations and abuses were visited upon the population.2.