Welcome, dear reader, to this list of curious beliefs and theories that have been put forward as truth according to organized religion. From the Catholic Church’s declaration that beavers are fish to the Native American’s "lost tribes" theory, this list will take you on a journey through time, exploring the beliefs of the past and their impact on the present.

We’ll start with the Catholic Church’s declaration that beavers are actually fish, so people could eat them during Lent. We’ll explore the Nation of Islam’s belief that a group of 24 black scientists are in charge of the world and that a scientist who wasn’t part of the group made the white race and gave them control of the planet for 6,000 years. Finally, we’ll explore the John the Beloved and the Three Nephites, who, it is said, are still around, doing their best to help people come closer to God until He returns.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into this list of baffling beliefs and theories that are considered literally true. Enjoy.

Wise Old Jesus: Magic Homunculus Edition.

RELIGIOUS MYTHS JESUS WAS BORN AS A TINY ADULT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH In the Middle Ages, painters showed the child Jesus as a grown man, just very small, to show how wise he was. The idea was that Jesus was perfect at birth, and could not change (he'd just get bigger). CRACKED


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