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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
rhysc7

10 years ago

dose a cult count as a religion

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. 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
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

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
The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

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

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

.  ROFL

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

Reply 10 years ago

do you intend on ever actually marrying anyone?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

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

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

Reply 10 years ago

i really need to check post dates.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

FAIL

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rsreed1992
rsreed1992

Reply 10 years ago

OK???

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

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

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Notary's can perform marriages too, right?

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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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

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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

What does that have to do with notaries?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. 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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. 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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Have you performed any marriages?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. 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
DJ Radio

12 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

The topic is from July 2, 2007.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

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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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

What about a flying one?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

You want to worship a dog?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. 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
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

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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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

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

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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

Me thinks you got the rhetoric mastered.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

oh, you will! You all will!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

xD

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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