How many of you have fathomed about doing it? How far did you actually go with it?
dose a cult count as a religion
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. Well, I haven't started my own religion, but I'm a minister of the Universal Life Church. Last time I checked, I could perform legal marriage ceremonies in most US states.
I also can perform marriages, but I always feel guilty when I do. It's sort of like watching your favorite dog get neutered.
"Sir, we've just neutralised your dog successfully." "Don't you mean Neutered?" "Oh. Oh god."
do you intend on ever actually marrying anyone?
. I don't plan on it, but if someone asks ...
. What we've got here is .. failure to communicate.
i really need to check post dates.
can you marry someone over a web forum, I would like to marry instructables
. I'll have to check, but I think I'm only allowed to do same-species marriages. heehee
Notary's can perform marriages too, right?
Like the said its different everywhere but I don't think its a notary. Civil ceremonies at city hall I think are judges. Notaries usually just witness signatures.
I'm pretty sure they're allowed to perform a marriage, though.
Well to get known people usually write a book. But these days websites are doing the job. Then write an instructable of course. Robot Rules!!!
What does that have to do with notaries?
. I dunno. Don't remember ever having seen or heard of a notary performing marriages, but that's not something I'd pay much attention to.
. Marriage laws are not Federal, but State, so it will vary depending on where you live.
hah, I want to get ordained, but do they send you junk in the mail?
. I was ordained 10-12 years ago and never received any SPAM at that time. The site generated a Certificate of Ordination and I printed it out. Things may have changed.. . http://www.themonastery.org/
Have you performed any marriages?
. Nope. Just did it to aggravate a "preacher" I worked with. (As far as I could tell, all he was interested in was passing the collection plate and "counseling" his female parishioners.) It worked. :) "Hey, look! I'm a preacher, too!" LOL
why does it say Jul 3, 2007 when the topic is 3 days old?
The topic is from July 2, 2007.
oh, 1 year ago, almost a year before my existence
The reason I asked, is because a friend and I are in the process of writing some holy scripture. I'm betting that most of you will become Ostratarianists when we're done with it.
. I'm not sure I could bring myself to worship an Ostrich.
What about a flying one?
. I'll have to give that some thought. I like Dogs better.
You want to worship a dog?
. Not so much that I want to, but if I'm going to worship something I think a Dog would do just fine. IMNSHO, much better than an Ostrich. After all, what is Dog spelled backwards?
yeah I'll go along with that. Altho I was gonna say I like bunnies better. Dogs are great. How about worshipping the Instructables Robot?
All bow-wow their heads now.
oh, we've already got it planned out. we worship the almighty Flying Ostrich...it's The Holy Church of Head in Sand.
Okay, I know this was 1 year old, but skate already bumped it.I just want to comment on how brilliant that is... its a comment on how religions keep people's head in the sand! Brilliant!
Do the elders or priests/priestesses get to carry plumes?
Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni or something like that. Big fluffy ostrich feathers that the Dudes and Dukes used to wear in the hats.
OSTRICH FEATHERS?!?!?!? THE HOLY GOD GAVE US THE OSTRICH AS A GIFT, NOT TO BE PLUCKED WORN AS A FASHION ACCESSORY!
I thought the ostrich is god.? quizical look.?!
Occasionally they drop a feather. You're putting the ostrich up there with bald eagles now. Love their eggs!
The flying ostrich is god. He created the ostrich in the image of himself. To wear the ostrich is trying to be godlike...which is not acceptable.
Me thinks you got the rhetoric mastered.
Well then, I guessed i'm set for the job ;)
If you can keep followers confused, then you can keep followers followers.
I'm not following you! lol
I lost you at the bakery.
oh, you will! You all will!
Merely a test of faith, for The Flying Ostrich made it such.