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« on: October 09, 2013, 02:29:04 am »

Huffington Post is having a create your own religion contest.  Any of you good writers up to creating the Steampunk religion or the Brass Goggles religion?  Could be a lot of fun.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/create-your-own-religion-_n_4059096.html
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A RELIGION

1) Click the "Add a Slide" button below
2) Enter the title of your religion in the "Title" field.
3) Click the "Choose File" button and upload a photo that represents your religion.
4) In the "Caption" section, enter your religious beliefs, rituals and holidays.
5) Click the "Submit" button "

As you can see you need a picture and a few things like beliefs, rituals and holidays.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 04:57:04 am »

hasn't Elron H already done that?...Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 08:05:47 am »

We could make it a group entry.. Smiley

I think our first and foremost belief should be: "Be splendid". In fact, if we're doing any commandments, we could probably boil it down to just that Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 09:10:07 am »

We could make it a group entry.. Smiley

I think our first and foremost belief should be: "Be splendid". In fact, if we're doing any commandments, we could probably boil it down to just that Tongue

The 3 commandments of the Grand Amalgamated Church of Steampunk:

1. Be Splendid!
2. Drink Tea!
3. Enjoy Yourself!

Our Biggest holiday is the great gathering of devotees in Lincoln the 2nd Weekend of September.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 09:25:35 am »

A big part of Steampunk is individuality and creativity.
Does not compute with Religion.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 09:38:39 am »

How about Church Of General Steampunk or COGS for short?
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 10:25:44 am »

A big part of Steampunk is individuality and creativity.
Does not compute with Religion.

As part of The Loyal Order of Christ the Creator, a Christian Steampunk group, and an attendee at Asylum Sunday morning church services, I have to politely disagree...Individuality is surely at the core of a relationship with God, (maybe not in all religions though), and how can religion not be about creativity? It's the belief in and study of the creator of all things, is it not? Wink I'd say there is plenty of room for crossover.

Contrary to common belief, Jesus only left us two commandments: 'Love God, and Be Nice to each other'. It fits in rather well with the 'Be Splendid' concept, in my opinion.

And as a regular church goer, I have to say we are slowly bringing back Sunday best as a concept. The pastors at the church may not be wearing top hats quite yet, but tweed waistcoats are now making an appearance, which is nice to see.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 12:29:28 pm »

One of the things they want in the contest is a picture.   Any suggestions on that?

I like the three commandments.  I would add a fourth.  Be Creative
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 12:47:30 pm »

Not my image, but perhaps something like this:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lg871wJd8P1qgm6edo1_250.jpg


Commandment No.5: Wear a glorious hat.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 01:38:11 pm »

Commandment 6. Do not follow the rules.

Smiley That should stump a few.
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 03:30:18 pm »

Commandment 6. Do not follow the rules.

Smiley That should stump a few.

Commandment 7. There are no rules

Aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddddddddddd there's the rest stumped  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 04:02:22 pm »

How about rituals and Holidays.  Tesla's Birthday, HG Welles birthday, Jules Vern's bd
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2013, 04:54:11 pm »

How about rituals and Holidays.  Tesla's Birthday, HG Welles birthday, Jules Vern's bd


Well aside from the Asylum we've got Air Kraken Day (march 17th), most groups at least TRY and do something for stuff like Wells' and Verne's Brithdays, not sure about others
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013, 05:05:10 pm »

what about respect yourself and others as a commandment
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 05:28:39 pm »

what about respect yourself and others as a commandment

I think that's covered by 'be splendid' as it is applied to behaviour as well as appearance
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2013, 09:10:48 pm »

How about rituals and Holidays.  Tesla's Birthday, HG Welles birthday, Jules Vern's bd


Well aside from the Asylum we've got Air Kraken Day (march 17th), most groups at least TRY and do something for stuff like Wells' and Verne's Brithdays, not sure about others



Seems to me, there ought to be a Brass Day or some such. St. Whitesmith's Day, perhaps? Oh, and Gogglemas, of course.
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2013, 12:02:24 am »

For extra fun, Tesla's birthday can be traditionally* celebrated on the 6th and 7th of July. (Or for those more temporally capable, between the 6th and 7th.)

*Supposedly Tesla was born at the stroke of midnight on the 6th, and was never sure if his birthday was the 6th or 7th.
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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2013, 01:26:34 am »

A two day holiday is double the fun.
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2013, 01:34:24 am »

I think 'Being Splendid' is a very good basis for a religion.  Trying to be.  And considering that others are splendid, too, and treating them as such (or potentially so).  And there is a lot of scope for politeness.  And for fun.
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