Japan's Strangest Cult? | False Gods

From Margaret Thatcher seances to promising to eliminate North Korea, Happy Science is a controversial new religious movement with over 12 million members in 90 countries.
Led by its charismatic leader, Ryuho Okawa, the group’s followers believe he is a divine being, but others have accused him of leading a cult.
We hear from journalists who have been investigating the group to try and get to the bottom of it.
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  • lol...does Obama know about this? 6:02

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  • Ryuho Okawa should go to troubled middle east & tell the folks there that he sent 'Mohammed'....... I wonder how they would react to him.

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  • That dude is a nut!

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  • When I was in London last year I got handed a flyer for happy science. I read it and thought it was mental

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  • Seems like a Scientology ripoff

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  • wait......Obama's dead??????????????

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  • claims that he's the God but couldn't even form a simple sentence in English sigh...🤦🏻‍♂️

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  • How is he able to channel the spirit of Obama after he did Margret Thatcher? Haha. Obama is still alive.

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  • When you are competing for life you need power unfortunately because the world is so divided. The simple justification for this is energy. The more energy drawn to one place the better its outcome. We need to go back and spread the energy. Get rid of problems because creating one big solution that thins out the problems. Problems will always multiply and at some point blow up out of control so its essential to our survival and health, that we work together. We have never had a reason too before its all been about money. Now its a battle for whos got the best idea. Just drop it and fix the world for everyone. Give everyone less so people somewhere else can live abit more.

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  • I'm surprised no Korean media ever mentions this XDD

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  • A hot iron Lady.. Japan.....

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  • i think they're onto something

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  • At this point it doesn't seem like mentioning anymore. Give me your book; I'll give you my time, wealth, bloodline, and all worldly desires. Whenever anyone preaches peace and love to all, but eternal damnation to a specific group, I just have to question how that works. Unify one group through the hatred of another. Humanity is disappointing.

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  • It's scam but members choose to accept so we can't help until they start killing themselves.

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    • OHHHHH STFU!!

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  • If he the one who sent Jesus and Muhammad then he can tell where they are today.

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  • Bruh these animes they made are utter fucking trash. I have seen better hentai.

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  • 6:03 - wait Obama is still alive isn't he?

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  • Japan version of FaLunGong UFO Cult.

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  • And people ask why Japanese youngsters end up as shut ins.. I don't know Susan-san check out for cultists weebs on road maybe??

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  • "El Cantare" is literally "the singer" in several Latinate languages (or very close)😕. Was Ohkawa's God an Ancient Astronaut that moonlighted as a Venusian opera singer?

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  • This guy is good at making stories that why he was able to write that many books in one year. Those books got nothing but his delusional stories .

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  • This actually does happen and people do have training to do this and it’s called channeling . Some naturally have this capacity. It’s a very dangerous practice to take on an entity into your spirit. It can really mess up a person’s energy field and be open to very bad entities that are not seen to the naked eye. It’s obvious there’s very little education of the occult practices but it does exist.

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  • Sei Sei Sei Sei Sei Sei *if you get that reference

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  • Did he say this guy can be possessed by Obama? Is he dead? I’m pretty sure Obama’s not dead.

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  • We need more False Gods episodes

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  • Wait a minute one world one science that sound familiar to illuminati NWO one world one govt

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  • Why is their slogan of "one World one people" the same as the Flagsmashers' from The Falcon and The WS?

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  • So let me get this straight.. A japanese religion worships a guy with a Spanish name, who chose that name millions of years before Spanish existed?

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  • This is some next level mob phyco

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  • Wait, hold up. Satan is hiding out as a furry? Lmao

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  • Still better than Scientology

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  • This is basically Aum Shinrikyo 2.0. Minus the sarin. And 50% more famous people's souls. And remilitarization.

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  • Aum Shinrikyo is was cooler just saying.

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  • Invading , millitarising are sign of cult Meanwhile christainity and islam

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  • Sounds like the japanese version of the church of scientology

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  • Btw you dont pronounce the R in Ryu.

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  • 20th century boy vibes 😳 Friend ?

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  • I'll admit Happy Science, you got me at Furry Catboy Satan

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  • 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🤣🤣😅🤣 hot iron lady Denise Denise

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  • Well, this guy’s teachings seems pretty much like common sense. 😂 🤦🏻‍♂️ 😜

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  • japan, for your own good, don't invade china again. just don't. ---- a chinese

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  • False gods? Isn't that all of them?

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  • Am i imagining things or is our world full of whack job lunatics geez these people need to be institutionalised for their safety and for ours.

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  • Memes+Anime+Iron lady= Happy Science

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  • Memes+Anime+Iron lady= Happy Science cult

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  • Remix of Mormons

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  • 創価学会の取材も よろしくお願いします。

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  • Thatcher has a very heavy accent indeed 😳

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  • I think that Japan, together with other few countries have serious imperialism issues

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  • Happy Science = Gay Science Stop taking from Nietzsche

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  • Oh he's shouting dennis! dennis! not pen...

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  • Lol whyyyy would Margaret Thatcher want JAPAN to militarize and invade China!? Hahahahahaha

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  • He did all that! What a feller

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  • "Members may have a rise in status based on donations" - THERE! RIGHT THERE! MAJOR, MAJOR RED FLAG!

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  • it was all a 45 million comedy act 😂

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  • I'm tripping off of 3000 books 🥴 wtf like how much do you have to say???

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  • We need a Bar Rescue but for buffets

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  • The Thatcher part broke me, if thats not absolute mad lads material, I dont know what is...

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  • Damn, Dimple-san has upgraded himself😅

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    • Lol

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  • Great Value Scientology

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  • He probably came from another timeline ... who knows

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  • His wife is the reincarnation of Aphrodite😂😂😂

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  • now why would margaret thatcher be so passionate about japan invading china and korea 💀💀

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  • ALL gods are false.. That said... China is a problem.

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  • Hahahahahahahhahahahhahaha *chokes* *deep breath* hahahahhahahahhahahahha /wtf japan/ is at it again XD

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  • seems like scientology of the east

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  • Opportunity for filthy far right men.

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  • I’m going to watch one of these “press conferences” just for comedic value.

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  • All religions are cults

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  • If you really think about it everything is a cult . Apple cult Tesla cult Gop cult Vegan cult Sneakers cult Gucci cult just some are more friendly and others are too extreme like - VEGAN CULT . If you buy vice merch and see vice videos more you are in vice cult . LIFE IS BEING IN CULT .

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  • All I can think of is the 20th century boys

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  • His son's antics brought a smile to my face.

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  • Lmao

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  • Also known as "The Institute for Research in Human Happiness". I can literally see George Costanza try to give away fake donations as Christmas gifts after his "Human Fund" fraud.

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  • Comedy gold right here

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  • they only had 30.000 follower even a war criminal rabbit vtuber can do better, or a dog or a pirate or a knight, or a cat they got more follower that will willingly do anything for them and also their follower are from around the world

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  • If I become King I'll make sure no more "Religions" are made

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  • Why tf do white people ALWAYS end up IN CULTS 😂😂😂😂

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  • Sounds like a miss-mash of Scientology and nationalism based in the ancient/modern Japanese habit of going after Korea and China. Very rinse and repeat. So dangerous, no matter how “small” the following in truth may be.

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  • This reminds of the cult mob psycho 100 called smile cult.

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  • Where can I watch the animated series? 😆

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  • Religion is a free real state.

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  • This may be a cult but it's still way less evil than the Catholic Church cult

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  • Falun Gong and Aum Shinrikiyo: *finally, a worthy opponent*

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    • @SS-Sturmbannführer Gaming and Cosplay I mean I dont really care about them but i cant find anything bad theyve done and yet the ccp continues to bribe news media in america and probably elsewhere to slander them. That at least is a fact and is the only reason I know about them was from hearing negative press and then hearing that china has been caufht infiltrating universities and media. Plus the server leak. It had tricked me into thinking they were awful. Now I dont think that but i also dont care about them either

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    • @Ike but no Mike Look, I used to watch Falun Gong media like China Uncensored. Yes, they keep talking about the atrocities of Communism. But the way they handled it? It looks like they're this special people group specifically hunted down as if they're the Jews being persecuted by the Reich. The way they presented organ trafficking? It looks like they are the prime victim

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    • How does falun gong compare? Sounds like youve fallen for cccp propaganda. I did too tbh. For years i always associated it with being some evil cult then when I realized the cccp has infiltrated our country with 2 million spies due to a server leak I did some research and i cant find a single bad thing theyve done... Not that they arent a little weird

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  • Satan is furry. Barra furry.

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  • lol. If Okawa is a GOD that he say he is, He should have eliminated this annoying pandemic. I guess Quiboloy's isn't the only Con-man with a screw loose, I bet they can get along well.

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  • As opposed to the "real" gods , eh .

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  • Oh god, not *another* massive Japanese religious cult. Somebody beef up security in the train stations.

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  • Scientology in a japanese genre cult. 😄🤣

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  • None of that sounds very happy or very science 🤣🤣

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  • Barack Obama isn't dead....

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  • He tried to make contact with Margaret Thatcher but got Dr. Doofenschmirtz by accident lmao

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  • 5:44 WTF lol 🤣

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  • haven't japan learn anything about cult from previous accident ?

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  • Anime is dumb. You may not think it now - but one day you will realize it.

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  • Well there are right in one thing China and North Korea ARE a threat to Japan

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  • Vice should cover Quiboloy from the Philippines as well

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  • Seems like there are many strange cults in Japan.

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