Bokononism finds its roots on the Carribean island of San Lorenzo in the 1920's. It was there and then that Bokonon first preached on the folly of understanding and the hollowness of truth with which he won the people over. 

He encapsulated his teachings in a series of books, now called the Books of Bokonon, which form the gospel so to speak of Bokononism. Many of his teachings were perhaps best summarised when he said:

"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way."
A summary of what is currently known about Bokonon and his religion appears in the following sections:  The disclaimer is also well worth reading and I always welcome feedback