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Any Advice On Creating A New Religion?

DanneJeRusse
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1/19/2015 11:53:02 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

The only thing religion accomplishes is conflict and ignorance. Why would you want that?
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1/19/2015 11:54:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:53:02 AM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

The only thing religion accomplishes is conflict and ignorance. Why would you want that?

I want to create a religion that promotes peace, tolerance, intelligence, and free thought.
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1/19/2015 12:00:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

I believe in the great IDK. IDK started the big bang and the evolution of life from a single ancestor. etc., etc. If science does not have a concrete answer, then it is the work of IDK. ;-)
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1/19/2015 12:11:25 PM
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The religion of growing up and leaving the childish ways of make believe and pretend reality behind?

You won't get many wanting to join as most love feeding their anger monkeys and playing make believe and pretend.

Why not toss the box of religion away?
It's only required by those that require it as a crutch away from personal responsibility for their thoughts and actions that don't turn out the way they day dreamed it should.
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1/19/2015 12:18:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

Combine science with other beliefs to find something that makes sense to you without being logically impossible. You can trust me because I made my own religion.
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1/19/2015 12:24:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

Yes, DON'T
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1/19/2015 12:35:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

L.Ron Hubbard, did it with the church of scientology and dianetics.
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1/19/2015 12:40:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:54:41 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:53:02 AM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

The only thing religion accomplishes is conflict and ignorance. Why would you want that?

I want to create a religion that promotes peace, tolerance, intelligence, and free thought.

You don't need a religion for that, just promote those under that topic of reason and logic.
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a stranger in a bar and proceeding to have relations with no valid proof of the intent of the person. Muhammad wins. ~ Fatihah
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1/19/2015 12:43:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

1. It must be based upon an unfalsifiable hypthesis. In other words, it cannot be easily disproven.

2. It should be based on something that will last.

3. It should have views that already match the views of the demographic you are targeting, and have it expand upon them, radicalize them, and give them views on things they don't care about.

4. Never give up the charade
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1/19/2015 1:05:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

The best way is to start your religion, but die before it becomes seriously defined, so that way people can twist and exploit people in your name.
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1/19/2015 1:25:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

1. Promise people salvation
2. Warn them they'll go to some hellish place if they don't believe you
3. Demand they follow a set of rules you pull out of your arse
4. ???
5. Profit

But seriously.
If you manage to help enough people and acquire enough faith from people towards you, you could end up becoming a minor (read very minor) God.
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1/19/2015 1:30:54 PM
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At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

Response: Will your religion acknowledge that there is a God, or no?
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1/19/2015 1:31:55 PM
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At 1/19/2015 1:30:54 PM, Fatihah wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

Response: Will your religion acknowledge that there is a God, or no?

It depends. I think that the person themselves will decide.
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1/19/2015 1:32:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 12:18:39 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

Combine science with other beliefs to find something that makes sense to you without being logically impossible. You can trust me because I made my own religion.

I want it to appeal to scientists and philosophers in particular.
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1/19/2015 1:36:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:54:41 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:53:02 AM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

The only thing religion accomplishes is conflict and ignorance. Why would you want that?

I want to create a religion that promotes peace, tolerance, intelligence, and free thought.

This is how all religions were started. And they end up doing just the opposite. Why not promote none of the above. People don't need religion. Religion needs people though and that's why it ends up devouring people and causing strife. My advice, don't do it.
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1/19/2015 1:42:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 1:36:13 PM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:54:41 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:53:02 AM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

The only thing religion accomplishes is conflict and ignorance. Why would you want that?

I want to create a religion that promotes peace, tolerance, intelligence, and free thought.

This is how all religions were started. And they end up doing just the opposite. Why not promote none of the above. People don't need religion. Religion needs people though and that's why it ends up devouring people and causing strife. My advice, don't do it.

I agree. Religions are originally established to promote peace, tolerance, and love. People, however, corrupt religion and use it to promote war, intolerance, and hate.
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1/19/2015 2:05:36 PM
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At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

If you want to form any relationship, and religion is a form of relationship; begin with whom you will exclude. The more people you exclude the more exclusive it will become. No one wants to go to a party where everyone is invited.
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1/19/2015 2:11:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 1:31:55 PM, PapaNolan wrote:
At 1/19/2015 1:30:54 PM, Fatihah wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

Response: Will your religion acknowledge that there is a God, or no?

It depends. I think that the person themselves will decide.

Response: don't you think that a religion undecided on whether a God exist or not will cause tension rather than peace? And how will morality be decided?
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1/19/2015 2:32:39 PM
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I'll give you the same answer that I would give someone who asks about making a deal with the devil. Don't.
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1/19/2015 3:10:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

It's a bit like creating a new flavor of ice cream. Just take a bit of each flavor you like and mix it all together with whatever topping you desire, call it a new name and advertise it as some new revelation. All who are searching for a new revelation and flavor will buy it, especially if it's rainbow colored. There is a magical promise in rainbows.
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1/19/2015 3:12:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/19/2015 1:32:32 PM, PapaNolan wrote:
At 1/19/2015 12:18:39 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 1/19/2015 11:48:15 AM, PapaNolan wrote:
I am really considering creating my own religion. I am not trolling anyone, this is very serious.

Combine science with other beliefs to find something that makes sense to you without being logically impossible. You can trust me because I made my own religion.

I want it to appeal to scientists and philosophers in particular.

Then try science or philosophy.