One religion on the rise is the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Pastafarian faith began as a protest - when the Kansas schoolboard ruled that the theory of intelligent design was to be taught alongside that of evolution.
Basically, it claims that the creator of the universe is, well, a big flying spaghetti monster.
Instead of the 10 Commandments it has the Eight I'd really rather you didn'ts.
But its crowning glory is that those representing the faith should dress as pirates. That's gotta be winning over converts by the thousand.