IronGhost on Jul 1 2008, 12:01 PM, said:
For the record, and lest there's any confusion -- I did not create Solara.
Another thing: When you examine most major mainstream religions today, how may of them are "fact based"? In fact, none of them are. This does not seem to bother the billions of people who belong to these religions and live their lives by them.
But even if any particular religion was genuinely "fact based" -- this would be of little value. Ironically, a religion based on "facts" is no better or worse than a religion based on fantasy.
If you think about this for a while -- you'll see it's true.
The religion I created is not necessarily fact based -- nor does it avoid certain "facts" -- such as they are. The idea of whether something is "true" or "false" is irrelevant in the religion I created.
*Laughing* No, no, I was not suggesting that you did create "Solara." However, I was pointing out the fact That while my own beliefs are just that, my own, someone else has a very similiar idea. Even though no one in my circle seeks to "recruit", or spread our beliefs, and even though we are for the most part "un-known" and un-heard of, someone else believes. Someone who is un-affiliated, living a world away, and thus does not know anyone in my circle. Just another example, a PERSONAL ACCOUNT to back you with, of how religions are "created" unintentionally. I have lived by "my ways" for over fifteen years after believing in nothing. "Solara and the Nvisible" just emerged roughly five years ago. And I will add I did discover my beliefs for my self. Each one individually. Through my own life experiences, I compiled a "guide" for how I, as an INDIVIDUAL, should live. I already knew of most of the points you touched, but you HAVE enlightened me further. Thank you for giving me something interesting to think about. The only thing that really matters in the ends is if a person; any person, spirtual or not, is living a full, happy and healthy life, and not harming those around him/her.