Why not start a new religion?

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  1. Link10103 profile image74
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    Why not start a new religion?

    You take all the good teachings of Jesus, Buddah etc, condense them, and make them moral/social requirements for day to day life. You take all the gods of all religions and fuse them into one entity, its name would literally be Super God. People are not required, but rather encouraged to believe in Super God. Reward for belief would be eternal bliss in paradise. "Punishment" for non belief would be to be reincarnated and continue life on earth until belief in Super God is acheived.

    Thats pretty much the bare basics. And no, this is only being half serious about things. Thoughts?

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I don't know if this will surprise you or not, but that's already happening. There are people in many different religions who are starting to believe that all religions are all just different ways to the same god, so they incorporate bits and pieces they like from each one. As far as I know, no one has given this new religion a name. Usually, those people will claim they're still a Christian, Jew, or whatever and some will even claim they're the only ones practicing that religion the way everyone else should be. All I can say to the idea is "No thanks". I'm a Bible believing Christian and will be until the day I die.

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Agree 100%!!

    2. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Strangely enough, what you are saying is true. It's like smoking, eventually, everyone quits!

    3. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      All religions are trying to do the same thing; explain how the world works, and how to live the best life here. As long as they don't go off track and become dictatorial cults, there's no problem.

  3. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    If there's one thing this planet does not need, it's yet another religion!

    1. peeples profile image92
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly what I was going to say!!!

    2. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If i had to pick one to follow, Super God sounds like a pretty chill guy. A lot less bias and hate.

    3. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Religions are like a$$holes - everyone has one!

    4. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And what is yours, Austinstar? Aren't you atheist?  LOL
      Actually, there are over 9000 religions on Earth. Probably most claim to be Absolute Truth, but none can answer all questions. Choose whichever suits you best; if that's none, so be it.

    5. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Say Yes - My religion is food. Love the stuff!

    6. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      EXACTLY!  THANK YOU!

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Why bother having an "organized religion" at all?
    Everyone can have their own (personal relationship) with God, Universal Mind, or Divinity without congregating. Maybe every family household would be the "church" for those who live there.

    1. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Who would pay the 'organizers'? You can't seriously be suggesting that parents understand how to raise their own little parishioners? That parents be responsible enough not to lie to their children about misunderstood things?

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Austinstar, Maybe I'm giving parents too much credit! LOL! I've never been a fan of "organized religion". smile

    3. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You have taken the words out of my mouth. Why have an organized religion at all in this postmodern society People are owners of their spirituality. Religion and/or spirituality should be between them & God or their own source of Higher Being.

  5. RTalloni profile image89
    RTalloniposted 3 years ago

    Taking something from several religions and combining them is an interesting concept, but not new.  Religions evolve, sometimes along with cultures and sometimes because of one man's selfish motives.  People come up with different takes on them all as seen in the sects of specific religions. 

    The problem is that they don't grasp the problem with "religion" per se, which is too often a thief.  If a person wants truth, they first  need to set religion aside and consider what God has revealed to us in His Word about  Jesus the Christ. 

    Agreeing with Him, entering a bond with Him according to His Word, and gaining abundant life now and in eternity is not about a religion.  It is about a relationship:

    See John 10:10 @

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s … rsion=NASB

    Listen to Marquis Laughlin @

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h5GoAK6DQI

    Read The Joy of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges @

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5771 … earing_God

    A good definition of "unique" is "singularly like no other" and that is why the word is often used to describe God.  The same is true about how He made a way for us to be received by Him.  It is like no other relationship.  Prayerfully reading the book of Mark has been a tremendous help to many people:

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s … ersion=KJV

    1. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "... not about religion but a relationship...." what a preposterous promotion of parsonage and proprietorship in order to proclaim presumption of superiority!
      Stop kidding yourself!

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    Lybrahposted 3 years ago

    Oh Link!  You remind me of L. Ron Hubbard, who fabricated Scientology.  Taking all the good teachings of each religion and combining them into one also reminds me of the New World Order and one world religion that the AntiChrist will try to make.  So silly!

    1. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry you couldnt actually say anything about the post, rather than compare it to the Anti Christ.
      Silly indeed

    2. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      L Ron Hubbard wrote many successful books and convinced his followers to believe in strange things. Just like the writers of the bible!

    3. jlpark profile image84
      jlparkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You know how you get worked up when we take issue with Christianity and how we don't believe it, and u feel persecuted? Why do you do it to other religions if you don't like it done to u. It may b false 2 u, but so is Christianity to some.

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      Lybrahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know what you are talking about.  Link is an atheist, for all intensive purposes.  I'm not criticizing another religion, unless you want to count Scientology as one.

    5. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Agnostic atheist, if you would.

    6. jlpark profile image84
      jlparkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Many people do count Scientology as one - so, yes, you are criticising another religion. You don't like it when yours is criticised, why do it to another? I'm neither religion -  I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy.

  7. Say Yes To Life profile image81
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago

    Baha'ism has done this.  Check out this article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1'%C3%AD_Faith

  8. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 3 years ago

    Those who would create a new religion as a mishmash of other wisdoms would like botch it, because they had not achieve spiritual enlightenment.

    The only true religion is Love! And I'm not talking about physical love of these mortal forms. I'm talking about putting the desires of others ahead of your own. I'm talking about being willing to sacrifice your own life for your fellows. I'm talking about wishing that others receive everything they desire, even if it is to slap your face, enslave you or end your life.

    This love is the foundation of true forgiveness and the meaning behind turning the other cheek.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with everything you said, except the part about allowing people to abuse you. Back in WWII, Winston Churchill said all that was necessary for evil to prosper is for the good to do nothing.

  9. Ben Aidoo profile image73
    Ben Aidooposted 3 years ago

    Interesting idea Link, to collapse 270 distinct religions into a mishmash and fused them into a new religion. Oh, you didn't suggest a name for your new religion. And where would you put the difference in culture, tradition and human experiences which bend toward creating distinct religions, rather than a fusion of religions? For a while I thought you were serious, until I read your last sentence and found relief, if not for anything, at least for the assurance that you are still with us.

  10. Darla Dwire profile image59
    Darla Dwireposted 3 years ago

    OMG not another one. There are approximately 4,200 religions out there as we speak.

    1. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And a good chunk of them assert that theirs is the correct one, none of which ever seem to bring solid evidence to the table to prove that.
      Seems to be more like a game of who has the better god most of the time.

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      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! And the problem with a new, all-inclusive religion would be that someone would decide they don't like something about it and branch off into yet another new, all-inclusive religion.

    3. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing wrong with that, provided it keeps to the same guidelines in voiding eternal punishment for something as silly as non belief as well as the good teachings of all religions.
      Kind of the whole point of this post

  11. profile image57
    Norine Williamsposted 3 years ago

    I'm with you Shelia, "No thanks". I'm a Bible believing Christian and will be until the day I die."  We already have "Super God" and he is "I AM!"  John 10:10 says, "..He that entereth not by the door (The Scriptures or the Word of God) into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber."  So the "new religion" is already doomed before it's started!

    1. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Mmm, so by that logic Christianity was doomed before it started, since there were plenty of other religions that came before it.

      Or no?

    2. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Only if you don't believe!

    3. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So you really have to think the Rabbit was in the Hat all the time Link.
      Put away that logical mind and just Believe!   Thinking will get you no where!

    4. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Amen!

  12. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 3 years ago

    I have one thing to say to you Link. Look up the word "narcissist."

    1. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Pot calling the kettle black and all.
      So rather than keep to your word that you wont interact with me, you break it to call me a narccisist. Indirectly of course.

      How very christian of you. Thanks for the comment JT.

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How do you know what "christian" is? So how are they supposed to act? You people think we are to be sounding boards for everything foolish and egotistical you have to say. Everything you say is condescending and rude. You worship yourself!Narcissist!

    3. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Is that based off your own biased viewpoint, or is it based off of personal info about me? I would have to go with the former, since i dont recall ever saying i worship myself.
      Nice of you to assume and generalize things though.

    4. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      JTh42, do you get accolades from your congregation every time you stand up for your religion?  Are they all so gullible?

  13. fit2day profile image73
    fit2dayposted 3 years ago

    I believe that religion you speak of is called humanism and is the most commonly followed religion in America, though most of its followers don't realize they practice it. It denies the fact that Jesus was 100% man and 100% God. It says there's no true God and people can worship whoever and whatever they want. Its what happens when man exalts himself above God and determines to reject the fact that he was created in the image of God and instead wants to create a God in his own image. It says you can practice any religion you want so long as you don't live out real Christianity.

    All people worship someone or something, be it buhdah, money, allah, virgin Mary

    1. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      First, look up the def. of "worship". Not all people practice this. 2nd, No one knows what "REAL" Christianity is. They may think they know, but they do not. Too many disagreements amongst Christians for it to be "REAL".

    2. profile image0
      Lybrahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      But of course, you know, Austinstar.

    3. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, Lybrah, I do not know what real Christianity is and neither do you. This is evident because Christianity contains hundreds of different sects all claiming that they are the REAL Christianity. No one can even figure it out.

    4. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Reading comprehension does wonders on the internet, Lybrah.

    5. fit2day profile image73
      fit2dayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Austinstar, when I say worship, I mean whatever you give affection and allegiance to. 
      I have been saved by Jesus Christ. I'm being renewed in Him each day. Real Christianity is from Christ, and the life I live is in His power, not my own.

    6. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Go to the top of the class for indoctrination, Fit2day.

    7. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You say, " It denies the fact that Jesus was 100% man and 100% God." So, Jesus/God is 200% Strange then. The N.T. repeatedly says that Jesus is the "Son of Man". Not a God, not the "son of God", He was just a rabbi if he was real at all.

    8. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Austin.... and again you are misinterpreting the Bible. I suggest you study "ALL" the Bible before making such ludicrous statements.

    9. profile image0
      Lybrahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Son of man = son of God.  Same thing. Jesus was BOTH God and man.

    10. fit2day profile image73
      fit2dayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      johnnycomelately, what's your goal here,

      Austinstar, Jesus is and always was God, He came to earth as a man, leaving His throne to die for sinners like you and me. Is your goal to insult Christianity or are you seeking truth?

    11. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Fit2Day, indoctrination is your problem when it stops you thinking beyond your repetative unintelligent dogma.

    12. fit2day profile image73
      fit2dayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      johnnycomelately, I have found out there is a God, it's not me, I'm not here to tell anyone about my credentials or to prove how intelligent I am. You want to call me unintelligent, fine, but I have Christ, why would I search for a lie?

  14. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I'm all for it as long as that "new religion" revolves around beer. Also, cheerleaders.

    1. Austinstar profile image83
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Or flying spaghetti monsters! LOL. Yep, you can have any religion you want in the USA.

  15. profile image53
    G D McCabeposted 3 years ago

    The problem with such things as this are, inevitably, the human component. Throughout all of history, in every culture throughout the world, religious development - or for want of a better term, the evolution of belief - have followed a similar pattern: animatism to animism, to the deification of  astronomical bodies, then polytheism to monotheism and endless grey areas in between.

    What inevitably always happened then was that one particularly ambitious person became a priest, shaman or whatever title you like, realised the authority and privilege their position would bring - as well as the control they had over the local populace, and all too often became drunk with power.

    The next stage then in almost every case is disagreement, conflict of thought, the splitting into rival, antagonistic factions ... and then comes war, bloodshed and all manner of related shenanigans. To quote Lord Acton; "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

    Perhaps what is needed is to distinguish between whether you have a religion - or you simply have a belief system. As others have stated on here, there have been many past and recent movements that have attempted to combine aspects of different faiths (known as syncretism), and many who reject all ritual and formalised group worship altogether.

    The argument for collective worship and authoritarian, hierarchical structures are the sense of community, and the guidance & support they offer ..... The argument for the opposite as that, in this supposedly enlightened age, humanity should have developed beyond the need for such things. Thus, it is entirely down to personal opinion, and perhaps the individuals requirements depending on their level of intellectual development.

    As for myself, I would lean towards the latter of the two scenarios. I'll sum up and finish with one of my favourite quotes from Thomas Paine: "My own mind is my own church." In short, you can believe what you believe in, practise your beliefs in private in your own way (which one section of the bible even has Jesus endorsing), pray in your own words, or whatever else without the need to belong to an official religion - if you feel you have the confidence and strength of mind to do do.

  16. jonnycomelately profile image82
    jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years ago

    Link, well done for thinking beyond the square.... I see one problem:  if a person's religion of choice is punishment itself.
    Some might get a kick out of masochistic/sadistic fun in the Afterlife!

  17. stas karimov profile image60
    stas karimovposted 2 years ago

    I invented new religion "religion of happiness." In the Republic of Belarus my religion is prohibited. What about America? The monks and nuns live in different monasteries - they must serve God. Paradise where there is no devil. If monks and nuns live in one place it will be the Earthly Paradise! But monks and nuns are not allowed to have own property. No one will be happy without money. But they know the secret knowledge, they can talk to God. In any war, wins the one who knows more. If you are familiar with all the cosmic laws you will win any enemy!!! To be the most powerful and richest man in the world will you give the monks and nuns $ 1000 or not?

    1. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Stas, since you taught yourself English you have done quite well.  I encourage you to keep learning.  There are self-teach course via the Internet.

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      LAST CHANCE to send in a dollar! Remember the prisoner who became a millionaire through this scam? At least he didn't warp people's minds through establishing a cult! LOL!

    3. stas karimov profile image60
      stas karimovposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      I'm not talking about the cult. I'm talking about harmony. We are imperfect. Only God is perfect. This means only the perfect organization can make us happy!

      Especially for Alan. I do not want to know English perfectly because I am not a US citizen

    4. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Read my response to Revelation 13, the False Christ, God the Son and the Trinity Doctrine!
      Blessings

 
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