Is it even possible for there to be a new religion?

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  1. breathlesss

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    It seems as far as i've read into them, all religions have a generalized regional overtone to them, whether it be saviors, ways of life, rituals, etc.
    and this was possible before mass globalization, whereas most religions have stayed mainly based in their original regions ...aside from christianity and judaism coming to america and virtually eradicating the "religion" of the native americans...
    but, for there to be a new religion today, i think it would require a "global" savior, way of living, and set of rituals (if any). and just the act of it being a "global" operation, it wouldn't be able to be considered a religion
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  2. RETSoldja

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    Or a global destroyer, perhaps along the lines of Cthulhu.

    Course, there's always the spaghetti monster. I hear he's quite the terror.
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  4. TheBigPayback

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    Youll see a lot of new age religions and weird cultic offshoots of established ones in the coming future.
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    ROFL!

    Holy. Crap.
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  6. patrown

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    Mormons are new. failed, but they're new.
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  7. RETSoldja

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    True that. By comparison, Mormons are probably the newest "religion" out there.

    (Quotes to indicate the difference between a basically successful religion versus, say, Heaven's Gate or Harri Krishna.)
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    Most of what people today call Cults are just Religions which haven't had the time to establish themselves.

    And Bahai is about 15 years newer then Mormonism.
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  9. patrown

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    they pull a lot of wool. that may count as success.
    but to read what they bought into is painful.
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    lol theyre all the same in the end
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  11. 2old4thisshit

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    As long as there are wack jobs who claim to be the son of god, or god himself (there are hundreds alive today which suggest such claims) and a handful of people who believe and follow them there will be new religions.
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  12. patrown

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    non prophet organisations
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  13. RETSoldja

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    Good point. I forgot about Bahá'í. There is a messed up belief, (personal opinion); however, it nearly fits the criteria Breathless set forward.


    As for cults, I would say that you have a point, but you're off a bit from my own personal standpoint. Cults are only cults when they have a pretty short lifespan. Cults are generally more of a fad than a long-term deal.

    But, again, that's just my own criteria.
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  14. RETSoldja

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    No doubt. However, success in the world of religion is generally measured by followers, size, etc. That makes Mormonism successful, though I do agree with your summary.

    If you've never read up on the beginnings of Mormonism, (from a non-Mormon perspective, preferably historical), try it; you may find it even more painful.
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  15. patrown

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    That's where I started.
    It's a decent comedic short story.
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  16. RETSoldja

    RETSoldja Telling it like it is.

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    Do you know what the first, original, story of Smith's revelation states? That he was given his revelation on clay tablets by a giant toad/frog. This comes from some letters written by former friends of his; apparently, he came into the bar blabbering about the giant toad/frog.

    Later on, when he decided to become a prophet, the details had somehow changed to gold tablets and an angel.
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  18. TheBigPayback

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    An God was gonna build a temple in wisconson or something i think no ? Lol
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  19. patrown

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    google is failing me. i wonder how much money they pay to have those sites removed.
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  20. TheBigPayback

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    Lol. Look up joseph smith theres plenty of stuff online im sure
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