Rastafari, Jediism, and the Raelian Movement
Analyze and compare these religions: Rastafari, Jediism, and the Raelian Movement.
What do the new movements have in common with each other? What makes them like other religions? What makes them different from other religions we studied? Consider the basic building blocks (common features) of religion – find some of those building blocks in these movements (identify at least 2-3 per movement). Would you characterize each of them as a religion, a culture, a philosophy, a political movement, or something else? Explain.