For centuries, some Christians have venerated the bodies and possessions of saints, but more often than not, there's no way to tell whether something is St. Peter's skull or a really old potato.
They bent steel and smashed concrete with their skulls while preaching the word of Christ to massive audiences. Two decades later, the group was bankrupt.
This year the LDS church released a series of essays that quietly acknowledged some of the more sordid bits of Mormon history, including the religion's founder's polygamy.
"It's a group performance where everyone's a player," says Christopher Allman, the creator and leader of the People of Ieya.
William Tapley, self-proclaimed "Third Eagle of the Apocalypse" and "Co-Prophet of the End Times", thinks the guy who played the Penguin is going to bring about the Apocalypse.
What would happen to the world's religions if we made contact with alien life?