Skip to comments.Religion with roots in Japan growing in Uganda [Church of Happy Science]
Posted on 07/12/2012 9:40:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
Ugandan Happy Science believers depart after prayers July 1 at their church in Kampala. Church officials do not know precisely how many converts they have won since coming to Uganda in 2008.
Happy Science Pastor Tomohiko Nakagawa (left), leads prayers with the faithful in Kampala, Uganda. The religion, with origins in Japan, is quickly amassing a following in Uganda with a campaign that has attracted the attention of Christian clerics offended by its beliefs.
Happy Science advertises itself as a global religion with a goal of teaching the truth about life, the world and ourselves. The religion says its grand mission is to create a world filled with love, peace, harmony and prosperity.
The success of Happy Science in Uganda was put on public display late last month at a lecture given by the religions middle-aged Japanese founder on his first visit to Africa.
Buses decorated with the image of Happy Science founder Ryuho Okawa ferried people from throughout Uganda to attend his lecture inside the national stadium, causing traffic jams and upsetting athletes who had planned to use the venue for Olympic trials.
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“Church of Happy Science” sounds like a sexual denomation.
I’m more attracted to its off-shoot—The Church of Super Terrific Happy Science.
Church of Happy Science sounds like a sexual denomation.
It does but anything to keep them from becoming Islam is ok with me. This Church of Happy Science my be a bit crazy but I still would rather than then the alternative.
just don’t drink the Kool-Aid
The article even quoted a member who was a convert from Islam.
How long until their followers attack Japanese subways with Ricin?
and how secure is Uganda’s subway system
I remember soon after the fall of the Soviet Union, I was listening to the Voice of Russia (formerly Radio Moscow) on shortwave, and they actually aired a radio program from Aum Shinrikyo....they were so desperate for money....what a bunch of kooks they were, tragically, they were also very evil.
What were their reasons for sarin attacks anyway? I don't recall.
Are they responsible for the “Happy Fun Ball”?