Ahh, Scientology, that ersatz religion we’ve all heard different stories of, has been all over the news again since the now-infamous Cruise/Holmes divorce. Headlines have sprung up like a bad rash through the tabloids, as ‘diverse’ as “Scientologist Spies Allegedly Deployed against Katie Holmes” to “Suri Cruise To Be Educated in a Very Strict Scientology Education Triggered Divorce Between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes” to “TOM CRUISE: EVIL ALIEN”(okay, we made the last one up).

Putting aside the media feeding frenzy, it’s safe to say The Church of Scientology are an obscure religious choice. From that awkward video of Tom Cruise doing his best crazy talk in an infomercial for the church (they had it removed), that tell-all Paul Haggis article in The New Yorker a few years back (they denied a lot of his statements) and an awkward description of the religion as based around beliefs that we’re all descended from liquid alien goo (just…we don’t even know).

Strange as it is that so many people follow Scientology, we believe there’s plenty of other fish in the spiritual beliefs sea, so we’ve suggested 10 religions less creepy than Scientology courtesy of our good friend, pop culture…