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Starting your own religion Answered

How many of you have fathomed about doing it? How far did you actually go with it?

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rhysc7 (author)2010-05-17

dose a cult count as a religion

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NachoMahma (author)2007-07-02

. 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.

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skunkbait (author)NachoMahma2010-02-06

I also can perform marriages, but I always feel guilty when I do.  It's sort of like watching your favorite dog get neutered.

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The Jamalam (author)skunkbait2010-02-07

"Sir, we've just neutralised your dog successfully."
"Don't you mean Neutered?"
"Oh. Oh god."

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do you intend on ever actually marrying anyone?

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.  I don't plan on it, but if someone asks ...

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NachoMahma (author)Lithium Rain2010-02-06

.  What we've got here is .. failure to communicate.

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i really need to check post dates.

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.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDBZZG9rmrk

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TheCheese9921 (author)NachoMahma2007-07-03

can you marry someone over a web forum, I would like to marry instructables

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NachoMahma (author)TheCheese99212007-07-03

. I'll have to check, but I think I'm only allowed to do same-species marriages. heehee

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Notary's can perform marriages too, right?

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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.

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I'm pretty sure they're allowed to perform a marriage, though.

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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!!!

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What does that have to do with notaries?

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. 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.

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hah, I want to get ordained, but do they send you junk in the mail?

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. 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.
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. http://www.themonastery.org/

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Have you performed any marriages?

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. 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

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DJ Radio (author)2008-07-05

why does it say Jul 3, 2007 when the topic is 3 days old?

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The topic is from July 2, 2007.

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oh, 1 year ago, almost a year before my existence

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-07-03

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.

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. I'm not sure I could bring myself to worship an Ostrich.

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. I'll have to give that some thought. I like Dogs better.

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. 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?

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SacTownSue (author)NachoMahma2007-07-14

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.

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oh, we've already got it planned out. we worship the almighty Flying Ostrich...it's The Holy Church of Head in Sand.

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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!

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Do the elders or priests/priestesses get to carry plumes?

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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.

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OSTRICH FEATHERS?!?!?!? THE HOLY GOD GAVE US THE OSTRICH AS A GIFT, NOT TO BE PLUCKED WORN AS A FASHION ACCESSORY!

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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!

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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.

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Me thinks you got the rhetoric mastered.

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Well then, I guessed i'm set for the job ;) If you can keep followers confused, then you can keep followers followers.

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I'm not following you! lol I lost you at the bakery.

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oh, you will! You all will!

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Merely a test of faith, for The Flying Ostrich made it such.

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