You are already mixing completely different descriptions in your own sentence. How in the world can you claim that something concocted to "make sense of the world" is the same as something concocted to "benefit one or more people" (which typically includes the founder of the religion in question).
And of course there are other ways religions can be created, as I for example mentioned with Jedi-ism (which is based on a Hollywood movie).
Again, your desire to somehow create inter-faith harmony is understandable and touching. But it is also very naive and ill-informed.
Edited by Zaphod222, 21 January 2013 - 10:45 AM.