Church of Aphrodite


How far back do the roots of New Age wackiness go? Probably all the way to the 1800s, when spiritualism first broke.

But surely one of the 20th century landmarks is the establishment of the Church of Aphrodite in 1939.

Original news here.

Wikipedia info here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 19, 2011
     Category: Eccentrics | New Age | Religion | 1930s

Lots of weird religions around, but I guess this one is pretty old.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/19/11 at 09:48 AM
You don't have to look far to find weird religions. How about one that, at one time, would only believe someone's confession after they'd been torn apart on the rack? Or one that believes that only a certain number of people will be allowed into heaven but still actively seeks out converts? Or one that adheres to dress and/or hygiene codes that make their group suffer both physically and mentally? Weird food storage, preparation and taboos regardless of the reason for those canons being obsolete?

Let's face it, from some angle all religions have an element of weirdness; unless, that is, you believe in the power of the ALMIGHTY VEGAN PET FOOD COMPANY, INC!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/19/11 at 10:48 AM
How about the Church of the Weird Universe, we have our holy trinity and our pastor posters of the weird.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/19/11 at 08:03 PM
You dare malign the Gorgon sisters at your own peril.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/21/11 at 11:14 AM
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