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National Religion?

28-11-2003, 09:06
What is the national religion of your nation...and how did it get to be that way? As for Scaraba, after attaining Sultanhood, the Sultan was handed a badly mimeographed pamphlet stating: The WORLD ENDS TOMORROW...And You May Die! After perusing, the Sultan became an immediate convert to the Church of the Subgenius. He now spends his time seeking out new ShorDurPerSavs, and shaping domestic policy with his Patrio-psychotic Anarcho-materialistic agenda.
28-11-2003, 09:09
The national religion of the Empire of Nummenor is Roman Catholicism, simply because the Emperor was Catholic, and wanted everyone else to be :lol:
Rotovia
28-11-2003, 09:10
Holy Roman Catholicism (Vatican II). Rotovia was founded around strong imperial values and the subsequent religion of the time. Through it' gradual shift to a complete and free society the Catholic Church has held a prised postion in Rotovian society.
28-11-2003, 09:10
We are almost 90% Mormon here, and the government is ruled by the church.

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)
Rotovia
28-11-2003, 09:14
We are almost 90% Mormon here, and the government is ruled by the church.

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)

Dear God...
28-11-2003, 09:16
I was going to say...
28-11-2003, 09:17
Is there a problem? :)
Rotovia
28-11-2003, 09:19
Is there a problem? :)

Something tells me your nations largest industry would door-to-door sales.
28-11-2003, 09:20
Is there a problem? :)

Something tells me your nations largest industry would door-to-door sales...? I don't see why...
28-11-2003, 09:20
BA-ZING!
Avanc-Tor
28-11-2003, 09:21
Avanc-Tor has no national religion, and anyone who tries to form one must by law be executed by evisceration and their heads placed upon a pike for 60 days. Avanc-Tor welcomes and respects all religions as long as they play nice with each other...
Rotovia
28-11-2003, 09:23
Is there a problem? :)

Something tells me your nations largest industry would door-to-door sales...? I don't see why...

It seems a natural step, shoving religon down our throught to shoving insurance in our faces.
28-11-2003, 09:25
In our country, we worship our government. Isn't it like that everywhere?
28-11-2003, 09:25
Sethesh's national Religion is the worship of the Zoogie...... i beast that demands Sacrifice and Resides in the state of Zoogiedom... there is rumours of an honourable knight called george coming to slay the beast but alas he has not appeared
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 09:26
We have a true seperation of church and state, so there is no state religion. The populace is free to worship as they see fit....except baptists.
28-11-2003, 09:27
Is there a problem? :)

Something tells me your nations largest industry would door-to-door sales...? I don't see why...

It seems a natural step, shoving religon down our throught to shoving insurance in our faces.I really don't know what you are talking about... we never shove anything down anyone's throats. If you are speaking of our volunteer missionary program, they only visit those who want to hear our message. I don't know why people try to come up with excuses to get our men to go away... if you want them to not come back, just say so... but if you say "now's not a good time" or something along those lines, they'll just come back later, taking it very literally.

We mean no harm or annoyance, we only wish to bring you our joyous message.

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)
Rotovia
28-11-2003, 09:27
Sethesh's national Religion is the worship of the Zoogie...... i beast that demands Sacrifice and Resides in the state of Zoogiedom... there is rumours of an honourable knight called george coming to slay the beast but alas he has not appeared

Sure...why not.
28-11-2003, 09:29
We feel that church and state should be tightly integrated, though we do allow most to practice their own religions... except baptists. :mrgreen:

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)
28-11-2003, 09:30
Sethesh's national Religion is the worship of the Zoogie...... i beast that demands Sacrifice and Resides in the state of Zoogiedom... there is rumours of an honourable knight called george coming to slay the beast but alas he has not appeared

Sure...why not.


WELL WHEN A BEaST FROM ZOOGIEDOM STARTS EATING YOUR VESTED VIRGINS AND NEW BORN BABIES YOULL COME CRYING TO GEORGE
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 09:31
Organized Religion has been outlawed in Steel Butterfly recently.

OOC: Raysia, check TG's for either you or ZDF
28-11-2003, 09:32
WELL WHEN A BEaST FROM ZOOGIEDOM STARTS EATING YOUR VESTED VIRGINS AND NEW BORN BABIES YOULL COME CRYING TO GEORGE

Your virgins wear vests?
28-11-2003, 09:33
Sethesh's national Religion is the worship of the Zoogie...... i beast that demands Sacrifice and Resides in the state of Zoogiedom... there is rumours of an honourable knight called george coming to slay the beast but alas he has not appeared

Sure...why not.


WELL WHEN A BEaST FROM ZOOGIEDOM STARTS EATING YOUR VESTED VIRGINS AND NEW BORN BABIES YOULL COME CRYING TO GEORGEHmm... mayhaps this is a cry for a shock-n-awe invasion and reform ;)
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 09:33
What is a vested virgin ? Is that a virgin in a sleeveless tunic ?
28-11-2003, 09:35
WELL WHEN A BEaST FROM ZOOGIEDOM STARTS EATING YOUR VESTED VIRGINS AND NEW BORN BABIES YOULL COME CRYING TO GEORGE

Your virgins wear vests?Ours usually wear hooded sweatshirts... at least when its cold outside... (tho some are crazy and wear them in the summer... dunno why)
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 09:35
Sethesh's national Religion is the worship of the Zoogie...... i beast that demands Sacrifice and Resides in the state of Zoogiedom... there is rumours of an honourable knight called george coming to slay the beast but alas he has not appeared

Sure...why not.


WELL WHEN A BEaST FROM ZOOGIEDOM STARTS EATING YOUR VESTED VIRGINS AND NEW BORN BABIES YOULL COME CRYING TO GEORGEHmm... mayhaps this is a cry for a shock-n-awe invasion and reform ;)

Contact Roania, he loves that stuff :wink:
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 09:35
What is a vested virgin ? Is that a virgin in a sleeveless tunic ?

Vestal virgin (spelling?) virgin in ancient Roman culture who stayed virgins to devote thier lives to the god Vesta. A lot were involved in scandles though, and were slaughtered for it.

And Raysia...in case you missed it...check TG's
28-11-2003, 09:35
There don't seem to be a whole lot of virgins in Scaraba...
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 09:36
What is a vested virgin ? Is that a virgin in a sleeveless tunic ?

Vestal virgin (spelling?) virgin in ancient Roman culture who stayed virgins to devote thier lives to the god Vesta. A lot were involved in scandles though, and were slaughtered for it.

Yeah , I was just being a wise ass...
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 09:37
What is a vested virgin ? Is that a virgin in a sleeveless tunic ?

Vestal virgin (spelling?) virgin in ancient Roman culture who stayed virgins to devote thier lives to the god Vesta. A lot were involved in scandles though, and were slaughtered for it.

Yeah , I was just being a wise ass...

I know :roll: :lol:
28-11-2003, 09:38
By our current surveys, we have an 89% virginity rate among those who have never married :mrgreen:
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 09:39
We have fewer virgins (over age 16) than a Phish show..... 8)
28-11-2003, 09:39
While a formal separation of church and state (disestablishmentarianism) exists in Enodia, this only goes as far as the elected political offices. The Grand Duke must always be a member of the Lutheran Church of Enodia as one of his roles is as the head of that church - much in the manner of the British royal family.
The higher echelons of politics tend to feature Enodian Lutherans as well, although the actual business of government itself does not promote one religion over another. In recent years, a considerable minority of Muslims (both Sunnite and Shi'ite) has migrated to Enodia.
28-11-2003, 09:39
I like your spelling of scandals, Steel Butterfly. It intrigues me. Like a scandle in the wind.
28-11-2003, 09:40
my nations religon would probaly be some wierd cult that they made up themselves
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 09:41
I like your spelling of scandals, Steel Butterfly. It intrigues me. Like a scandle in the wind.

Oh shut up...it's 3:40 am EST

I can do whatever I want when I'm this tired

*flies*
28-11-2003, 09:41
I forgot all about the word "antidisestablishmentarianism." I'm all about that word over here.
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 09:42
my nations religon would probaly be some wierd cult that they made up themselves

SOOOooooo...Baptists ? :wink:
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 09:42
*eats antidisestablishmentarianism*
28-11-2003, 09:42
SPARTENs religion is Christian, and 80% of the population is Christian.
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 09:43
wouldn't they worship greek god?
28-11-2003, 09:43
Our national religion.. Well, pretty much all of us spend as much time as we can in the Pope's living room.. y'know, in the tube? Eh, you dirtkickers'd probably call it a 'sport', but we follow the religion of the surf.
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 09:46
Our national religion.. Well, pretty much all of us spend as much time as we can in the Pope's living room.. y'know, in the tube? Eh, you dirtkickers'd probably call it a 'sport', but we follow the religion of the surf.

I take it you're an island nation?
Imperial Forces
28-11-2003, 09:48
89% Atheist/non religous.
3.1% Christian
1.9% Muslim
5% Other
28-11-2003, 09:49
wouldn't they worship greek god?

greek?
28-11-2003, 09:51
SPARTENs religion is Christian, and 80% of the population is Christian.Christian isn't really a religion... if you say christian, that could mean you believe in one of 9764132 different ways of interpreting the bible.
28-11-2003, 09:56
Our national religion.. Well, pretty much all of us spend as much time as we can in the Pope's living room.. y'know, in the tube? Eh, you dirtkickers'd probably call it a 'sport', but we follow the religion of the surf.

I take it you're an island nation?

How'd ya guess? ;)
28-11-2003, 10:08
SPARTENs religion is Christian, and 80% of the population is Christian.Christian isn't really a religion... if you say christian, that could mean you believe in one of 9764132 different ways of interpreting the bible.

tht aint true.
Splott
28-11-2003, 10:09
We choose Roman Catholicism because it does a fine job of contoling people throught guilt trips. By franchising out mind control the government is seen as being liberal whereas few know that the Bishops would soon disappear should they start pointing out "improvements" in the social order.

We believe in Gouranga which is dished out in proportion to the wealth one manages to create.
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 10:18
Religious break down of the people of Celeborne who are religious :

Buddist: 38%
Hindu: 26%
Earth based:14%
Shamanism: 12%
Other: 10%
Rotovia
28-11-2003, 10:24
I forgot all about the word "antidisestablishmentarianism." I'm all about that word over here.

I hate people who feel the need to add "ists". Antidisesstablishmentarianismists....too long my friends, too long.
28-11-2003, 10:42
SPARTENs religion is Christian, and 80% of the population is Christian.Christian isn't really a religion... if you say christian, that could mean you believe in one of 9764132 different ways of interpreting the bible.

that aint true.hmm... actually... it is... well I exaggerated... but there is no one "chrisitian" religion...
28-11-2003, 10:44
I forgot all about the word "antidisestablishmentarianism." I'm all about that word over here.

I hate people who feel the need to add "ists". Antidisesstablishmentarianismists....too long my friends, too long.ismists? Isn't that like ingers? Hi I'm Joe, your plumbinger...
The Mindset
28-11-2003, 10:51
99.98% Humanist,
0.02% Atheist.

Our population is highly educated, therefore does not fall for the mind-control techniques that religion brings.
28-11-2003, 10:56
99.98% Humanist,
0.02% Atheist.

Our population is highly educated, therefore does not fall for the mind-control techniques that religion brings.I'm sorry that you think inner peace and outward effort is a form of mind-control...
The Mindset
28-11-2003, 11:01
99.98% Humanist,
0.02% Atheist.

Our population is highly educated, therefore does not fall for the mind-control techniques that religion brings.I'm sorry that you think inner peace and outward effort is a form of mind-control...

I'm sorry you think Mormonism is a religion...
28-11-2003, 11:02
99.98% Humanist,
0.02% Atheist.

Our population is highly educated, therefore does not fall for the mind-control techniques that religion brings.I'm sorry that you think inner peace and outward effort is a form of mind-control...

I'm sorry you think Mormonism is a religion...*scratches head* Wha?
Roania
28-11-2003, 11:05
99.98% Humanist,
0.02% Atheist.

Our population is highly educated, therefore does not fall for the mind-control techniques that religion brings.I'm sorry that you think inner peace and outward effort is a form of mind-control...

I'm sorry you think Mormonism is a religion...

HA! Yeah.

Our national religion is the only proper Christianity, The Roman Catholic Church.
The Mindset
28-11-2003, 11:05
Mormonism is not a religion, it is a cult. It should hence not be considered a religion.

...Edited...
28-11-2003, 11:09
Our religion? All will bow down at my feet and do my bidding. The strong will join my ranks, the weak shall be destroyed. Eventually, all will be under my power.

-Emma, the Host of the Red Dragon
900 Million beings under her control and still on the rise :mrgreen:

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/reddragon.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=96465)
28-11-2003, 11:13
Mormonism is not a religion, it is a cult. It should hence not be considered a religion.

Joseph Smith said that there are men living on the moon who dress like Quakers and live to be nearly 1000 years old. Since he was wrong about the moon, is it safe to trust him regarding the way to Heaven? (The Young Woman's Journal, Vol. 3, pages 263-264. See reprint in Mormonism -- Shadow or Reality? by Jerald and Sandra Tanner, page 4.)
ooc: Oh, this insane nonsense was OOC? oh, ok... well, if you want to go regurgitate the bullcrap you swallowed, at least do it in the general forum.

until then... modalert... I consider that a very personal attack.

--Raysia's player
The Mindset
28-11-2003, 11:13
Our religion? All will bow down at my feet and do my bidding. The strong will join my ranks, the weak shall be destroyed. Eventually, all will be under my power.

-Emma, the Host of the Red Dragon
900 Million beings under her control and still on the rise :mrgreen:



Isn't it slightly closer to 400 million?
28-11-2003, 11:15
Our religion? All will bow down at my feet and do my bidding. The strong will join my ranks, the weak shall be destroyed. Eventually, all will be under my power.

-Emma, the Host of the Red Dragon
900 Million beings under her control and still on the rise :mrgreen:



Isn't it slightly closer to 400 million?421 million gathered from various races in the Andromeda Galaxy and this... plus an additional 350 million we stole from the Capsule Corporation... OK, so that makes it more around 800...
28-11-2003, 11:16
Mormonism is not a religion, it is a cult. It should hence not be considered a religion.

Joseph Smith said that there are men living on the moon who dress like Quakers and live to be nearly 1000 years old. Since he was wrong about the moon, is it safe to trust him regarding the way to Heaven? (The Young Woman's Journal, Vol. 3, pages 263-264. See reprint in Mormonism -- Shadow or Reality? by Jerald and Sandra Tanner, page 4.)
ooc: Oh, this insane nonsense was OOC? oh, ok... well, if you want to go regurgitate the bullcrap you swallowed, at least do it in the general forum.

until then... [edit: alert revoked] I consider that a very personal attack.

--Raysia's player*bumps the edited version*
28-11-2003, 11:16
Yurka religion used to be the worship of the almighty computer known as "The Beast". But after the nuclear holocaust of the Yurka we're more along these lines:

50% Worship of the Beast :twisted:
33% Buddhist
15% Atheist
2% Other
The Mindset
28-11-2003, 11:23
Raysia/Optera IV: I apologise for what I said, and although all statements were intended to be both IC and OOC, I'll edit them out if you wish. Please accept my apologies, I tend to get very picky on the subject of religion.
28-11-2003, 11:30
Raysia/Optera IV: I apologise for what I said, and although all statements were intended to be both IC and OOC, I'll edit them out if you wish. Please accept my apologies, I tend to get very picky on the subject of religion.ooc: I'll forgive you... but please... if you want to know more about my religion, don't ask the people who hate us :P

But dang man, you sure do have a bad habbit of starting fights out of the blue... attacking CC, attacking mormonism... lol you ain't givin me that good of an impression of you... everytime I talk to you, its usually in reply to some sort of unprovoked attack :P
28-11-2003, 11:31
Raysia/Optera IV: I apologise for what I said, and although all statements were intended to be both IC and OOC, I'll edit them out if you wish. Please accept my apologies, I tend to get very picky on the subject of religion.ooc: I'll forgive you... but please... if you want to know more about my religion, don't ask the people who hate us :P

But dang man, you sure do have a bad habbit of starting fights out of the blue... attacking CC, attacking mormonism... lol you ain't givin me that good of an impression of you... everytime I talk to you, its usually in reply to some sort of unprovoked attack :P
28-11-2003, 11:31
Life in the Holy Republic of Hortulus involves a good deal of reverence to the Church of Hortulus.

The state religion is headed by the Hortulun Pontiff, Daniel II, though it is not a highly invasive faith. In fact it is practised slightly differently across the tiny republic. Catholicism, Protestantism, and Judaism have left their mark over the centuries in a nation too small to resist the tide of invasion and migration across the Balkans, but at the same time small enough to preserve its unique edge.
Roania
28-11-2003, 11:32
OOC: Just out of curiousity, is it okay to insult Mormonism ICly? Because it would be silly to leave it out of Richelieu's diatribes against every religion that he doesn't follow.
The Mindset
28-11-2003, 11:33
Raysia/Optera IV: I apologise for what I said, and although all statements were intended to be both IC and OOC, I'll edit them out if you wish. Please accept my apologies, I tend to get very picky on the subject of religion.ooc: I'll forgive you... but please... if you want to know more about my religion, don't ask the people who hate us :P

But dang man, you sure do have a bad habbit of starting fights out of the blue... attacking CC, attacking mormonism... lol you ain't givin me that good of an impression of you... everytime I talk to you, its usually in reply to some sort of unprovoked attack :P

OOC: Lol, actually, I do know a hell of a lot about most religions. My best friend of 14 years is a Mormon, as is all his family.

The fighting is my nature, heh. I'm highly politically motivated, and like most of that genre, I enjoy a debate. Unfortunatley I tend to go straight to the point and eat away at the foundations of anothers arguments.

Anyway, thanks for accepting my apologies. I didn't mean it personally.
28-11-2003, 11:34
Yurka religion used to be the worship of the almighty computer known as "The Beast". But after the nuclear holocaust of the Yurka we're more along these lines:

50% Worship of the Beast :twisted:
33% Buddhist
15% Atheist
2% Other

Yes, we too worship the one true god! Hail to the Beast!

84% Worship of the Beast :twisted:
6% Buddhist
5%Druids
4% Atheist
28-11-2003, 11:35
OOC: Just out of curiousity, is it okay to insult Mormonism ICly? Because it would be silly to leave it out of Richelieu's diatribes against every religion that he doesn't follow.OOC: I could care less what you say about the religion IC'ly... not like I would go to war over it *glares at Roania*

But say something OOC... especially in the IC forum, in a perfectly IC thread... and then I get kinda PO'ed....
Roania
28-11-2003, 11:36
OOC: Just out of curiousity, is it okay to insult Mormonism ICly? Because it would be silly to leave it out of Richelieu's diatribes against every religion that he doesn't follow.OOC: I could care less what you say about the religion IC'ly... not like I would go to war over it *glares at Roania*

Wow, have I really managed to scare everyone into avoiding angering me? Bring me 50 virgins!

Of course, I recently renounced weapons of mass destruction...

and put all that money into the conventional army.
28-11-2003, 11:38
OOC: Just out of curiousity, is it okay to insult Mormonism ICly? Because it would be silly to leave it out of Richelieu's diatribes against every religion that he doesn't follow.OOC: I could care less what you say about the religion IC'ly... not like I would go to war over it *glares at Roania*

Wow, have I really managed to scare everyone into avoiding angering me? Bring me 50 virgins!

Of course, I recently renounced weapons of mass destruction...

and put all that money into the conventional army.ooc: lol I'm still considering making you mad IC again... just for fun... I need a war anyway... not only that, but I want someone to try to enter my fortress... err... I mean nation ;)
28-11-2003, 11:45
Al Anbar's Religious Composition is: (from 305,000,000 pop)

1. Sunni Muslim (Arab) - 81.4% - 250,712,000
2. Shi'ite Muslim (Arab) - 9.9% - 30,492,000
3. Sunni Kurd - 7.6% - 23,408,000
4. Turkoman, Assyrian, Catholic- 1.0% - 308,000
5. Jewish (All Types) - .1% - 38,000
28-11-2003, 11:50
If you want the breakdown, it goes like this:

Mormon: 87% (81% of which are active)
Catholic: 4%
Jewish: 3%
Muslim: 1%
Atheist: 3%
Other: 2%
28-11-2003, 11:54
40% Worship the Beast
50% Buddhist
10% Other
28-11-2003, 11:56
40% Worship the Beast
50% Buddhist
10% Otherwhat is this "beast"?
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 11:56
Dang, we should start a buddist alliance....hmm
28-11-2003, 11:57
Is there a problem? :)

Something tells me your nations largest industry would door-to-door sales...? I don't see why...

It seems a natural step, shoving religon down our throught to shoving insurance in our faces.I really don't know what you are talking about... we never shove anything down anyone's throats. If you are speaking of our volunteer missionary program, they only visit those who want to hear our message. I don't know why people try to come up with excuses to get our men to go away... if you want them to not come back, just say so... but if you say "now's not a good time" or something along those lines, they'll just come back later, taking it very literally.

We mean no harm or annoyance, we only wish to bring you our joyous message.

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)

'Joyous' yeah right. You people are scary and need to go away, now. :) And no, even if you tell them never to come back, they come back. Or someone else from the same stupid organization comes back.
28-11-2003, 12:01
Is there a problem? :)

Something tells me your nations largest industry would door-to-door sales...? I don't see why...

It seems a natural step, shoving religon down our throught to shoving insurance in our faces.I really don't know what you are talking about... we never shove anything down anyone's throats. If you are speaking of our volunteer missionary program, they only visit those who want to hear our message. I don't know why people try to come up with excuses to get our men to go away... if you want them to not come back, just say so... but if you say "now's not a good time" or something along those lines, they'll just come back later, taking it very literally.

We mean no harm or annoyance, we only wish to bring you our joyous message.

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)

'Joyous' yeah right. You people are scary and need to go away, now. :) And no, even if you tell them never to come back, they come back. Or someone else from the same stupid organization comes back.I would hardly call one of the richest churches in the world a "stupid organization." Our leaders are amongst some of the smartest people in the world... most made mid-six-figure incomes...
28-11-2003, 12:03
40% Worship the Beast
50% Buddhist
10% Otherwhat is this "beast"?

It is the one true god! :shock:

The Beast is deep under Nod-Gammora(region) and is all-knowing. It is connected to every computer ever made in the region. Someday we hope to liberate everyone, for that is one of the Beast's major goals. 8)
28-11-2003, 12:04
I would hardly call one of the richest churches in the world a "stupid organization." Our leaders are amongst some of the smartest people in the world... most made mid-six-figure incomes...

Just because they can oppress the masses doesn't mean that they are smart.
28-11-2003, 12:05
Dang, we should start a buddist alliance....hmm

Buddhists don't neev an alliance, since most Buddhists are innately peaceful. Its the second most dominant religion in our region i bet.
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 12:07
I would hardly call one of the richest churches in the world a "stupid organization." Our leaders are amongst some of the smartest people in the world... most made mid-six-figure incomes...


This will be my only post on this subject, but I could not resist.
Read this with the understanding that OOCly and ICly I like LDS folk.

Using money as a way of showing if a religious orgnization (especially a christian one) is successful is just wrong on so many different levels. If you are going by wealth the baptists are the smartist, and we all know that aint the truth.

Amen.
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 12:08
Dang, we should start a buddist alliance....hmm

Buddhists don't neev an alliance, since most Buddhists are innately peaceful. Its the second most dominant religion in our region i bet.

We could start an international aid orgnization however.
28-11-2003, 12:08
I would hardly call one of the richest churches in the world a "stupid organization." Our leaders are amongst some of the smartest people in the world... most made mid-six-figure incomes...

Just because they can oppress the masses doesn't mean that they are smart....On second thought, I'm through talking to you... but, just for fun, I'll go ahead and tell my people what you said about us... heh, they'll probably just laugh...

Oppression... sheesh, what are we, Roania?

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)
28-11-2003, 12:11
I would hardly call one of the richest churches in the world a "stupid organization." Our leaders are amongst some of the smartest people in the world... most made mid-six-figure incomes...


This will be my only post on this subject, but I could not resist.
Read this with the understanding that OOCly and ICly I like LDS folk.

Using money as a way of showing if a religious orgnization (especially a christian one) is successful is just wrong on so many different levels. If you are going by wealth the baptists are the smartist, and we all know that aint the truth.

Amen.semi-IC: Very good point. We were merely using our monetary aspects as example to shut that fool up. There are many other qualities about us that would hardly classify us as a stupid organization.
28-11-2003, 12:11
Dang, we should start a buddist alliance....hmm

Buddhists don't neev an alliance, since most Buddhists are innately peaceful. Its the second most dominant religion in our region i bet.

We could start an international aid orgnization however.

Sounds like a plan, but we've just been through a nuclear disaster(We were nuked along with Yurka), so we won't be able to give much untill we remake our capital. The death toll was around 20 million so we still need to send a clean up crew to bury the dead once the fall-out is gone.
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 12:12
Raysia : I think being one of the few Christian groups that can explain why they believe the way that they do with the cup demonstration qualifies as a smart church :wink:
28-11-2003, 12:13
I would hardly call one of the richest churches in the world a "stupid organization." Our leaders are amongst some of the smartest people in the world... most made mid-six-figure incomes...

Just because they can oppress the masses doesn't mean that they are smart....On second thought, I'm through talking to you... but, just for fun, I'll go ahead and tell my people what you said about us... heh, they'll probably just laugh...

Oppression... sheesh, what are we, Roania?

http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/hsig.jpg
http://www.bateshome.com/jordan/rsig5.jpg (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88120)

Whether you like it or not, it is the truth. Opression of the masses.

I'm a Communist and am happy to say so!
Anhierarch
28-11-2003, 12:13
There is no state-mandated religion in the Socialist Commonwealth of Anhierarch - all citizens are free to believe what they will.

93.2% Atheist/Agnostic
3.3% Christian
1.5% Muslim
2% Other
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 12:13
Dang, we should start a buddist alliance....hmm

Buddhists don't neev an alliance, since most Buddhists are innately peaceful. Its the second most dominant religion in our region i bet.

We could start an international aid orgnization however.

Sounds like a plan, but we've just been through a nuclear disaster(We were nuked along with Yurka), so we won't be able to give much untill we remake our capital. The death toll was around 20 million so we still need to send a clean up crew to bury the dead once the fall-out is gone.

T-gramm me the details and I will assist you. It may take a couple of days, but I will send aid.
28-11-2003, 12:13
I would hardly call one of the richest churches in the world a "stupid organization." Our leaders are amongst some of the smartest people in the world... most made mid-six-figure incomes...


This will be my only post on this subject, but I could not resist.
Read this with the understanding that OOCly and ICly I like LDS folk.

Using money as a way of showing if a religious orgnization (especially a christian one) is successful is just wrong on so many different levels. If you are going by wealth the baptists are the smartist, and we all know that aint the truth.

Amen.semi-IC: Very good point. We were merely using our monetary aspects as example to shut that fool up. There are many other qualities about us that would hardly classify us as a stupid organization.

Fool? I think not.

And what other qualities does your 'organization' possess?
28-11-2003, 12:14
Dang, we should start a buddist alliance....hmm

Buddhists don't neev an alliance, since most Buddhists are innately peaceful. Its the second most dominant religion in our region i bet.

We could start an international aid orgnization however.

Sounds like a plan, but we've just been through a nuclear disaster(We were nuked along with Yurka), so we won't be able to give much untill we remake our capital. The death toll was around 20 million so we still need to send a clean up crew to bury the dead once the fall-out is gone.

Ain't that the truth, they nuked the Zenti people we were leading out of the city too. Dang Allaneans :cry:
28-11-2003, 12:14
Raysia : I think being one of the few Christian groups that can explain why they believe the way that they do with the cup demonstration qualifies as a smart church :wink:ahh... someone knows the 2nd (or 3rd? agh, I'm a pre-mi :P) discussion ;)

Yeah, I thought the cup thing was pretty cool, and so simple I could easily copy it and show other people! :)
28-11-2003, 12:16
I prefer Buddhism to the "other" religions because Buddhism isn't about hell, heaven, god, wealth, or even converting other people to Buddhism. :)
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 12:16
Raysia : I think being one of the few Christian groups that can explain why they believe the way that they do with the cup demonstration qualifies as a smart church :wink:ahh... someone knows the 2nd (or 3rd? agh, I'm a pre-mi :P) discussion ;)

Yeah, I thought the cup thing was pretty cool, and so simple I could easily copy it and show other people! :)

I have been through all of the discussions. I also find the unpayed clergy to be a real bonus in my book.
28-11-2003, 12:17
Whether you like it or not, it is the truth. Opression of the masses.

I'm a Communist and am happy to say so!We opress no one. yes, we do have some unusual laws, but most of our people are happy with them, and are proud to support them. In recent polls we had a 95% approval rating.
28-11-2003, 12:18
Whether you like it or not, it is the truth. Opression of the masses.

I'm a Communist and am happy to say so!We opress no one. yes, we do have some unusual laws, but most of our people are happy with them, and are proud to support them. In recent polls we had a 95% approval rating.

In what poll?!
28-11-2003, 12:18
Raysia : I think being one of the few Christian groups that can explain why they believe the way that they do with the cup demonstration qualifies as a smart church :wink:ahh... someone knows the 2nd (or 3rd? agh, I'm a pre-mi :P) discussion ;)

Yeah, I thought the cup thing was pretty cool, and so simple I could easily copy it and show other people! :)

I have been through all of the discussions. I also find the unpayed clergy to be a real bonus in my book.sorry to the author for the continuing hi-jack, but might I ask you, Celeborne, what exactly has kept you on the fence? Just out of curiosity.
28-11-2003, 12:18
95%? And how many of your people vote? :twisted:
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 12:19
Raysia : I think being one of the few Christian groups that can explain why they believe the way that they do with the cup demonstration qualifies as a smart church :wink:ahh... someone knows the 2nd (or 3rd? agh, I'm a pre-mi :P) discussion ;)

Yeah, I thought the cup thing was pretty cool, and so simple I could easily copy it and show other people! :)

I have been through all of the discussions. I also find the unpayed clergy to be a real bonus in my book.sorry to the author for the continuing hi-jack, but might I ask you, Celeborne, what exactly has kept you on the fence? Just out of curiosity.

T-gramm me and I will be happy to discuss it with you in a day or two when I get back.
28-11-2003, 12:21
Whether you like it or not, it is the truth. Opression of the masses.

I'm a Communist and am happy to say so!We opress no one. yes, we do have some unusual laws, but most of our people are happy with them, and are proud to support them. In recent polls we had a 95% approval rating.

In what poll?!...polls are often run by newspapers, and schools sometimes run them just for fun little projects as well. Mostly the only people who oppose our government are the baptists and karzakists, who are upset because they can't litter the streets with propoganda and/or get high in church...
Carlemnaria
28-11-2003, 12:24
if you're talking about the same 'cup thing' as i think you are
(i haven't checked back through the thread to look)
i realy don't see it as favoring any one belief over any other

=^^=
.../\...
28-11-2003, 12:25
Raysia : I think being one of the few Christian groups that can explain why they believe the way that they do with the cup demonstration qualifies as a smart church :wink:ahh... someone knows the 2nd (or 3rd? agh, I'm a pre-mi :P) discussion ;)

Yeah, I thought the cup thing was pretty cool, and so simple I could easily copy it and show other people! :)

I have been through all of the discussions. I also find the unpayed clergy to be a real bonus in my book.sorry to the author for the continuing hi-jack, but might I ask you, Celeborne, what exactly has kept you on the fence? Just out of curiosity.

T-gramm me and I will be happy to discuss it with you in a day or two when I get back.check TM's.. I'm on for a few more minutes, if you want to go ahead... :)
28-11-2003, 12:25
Currently the church of the Beast if hoping to send missionaries around the globe to spread it's teachings and hopefully convert as many people as possible. :)
28-11-2003, 12:27
if you're talking about the same 'cup thing' as i think you are
(i haven't checked back through the thread to look)
i realy don't see it as favoring any one belief over any other

=^^=
.../\...He was merely suggesting that a religion that can explain their foundation by stacking a few cups with words on them and having the kids topple them over HAS to have some intelligent organization, and is not a "stupid organization," as one suggested. ^_^
28-11-2003, 12:29
Currently the church of the Beast if hoping to send missionaries around the globe to spread it's teachings and hopefully convert as many people as possible. :)Tell me more about this religion, and we may allow it...
imported_Celeborne
28-11-2003, 12:32
T-gram answered.

We may be opening our borders to all missionaries (except baptists) I will post a thread in a day or so...
Carlemnaria
28-11-2003, 12:33
What is the national religion of your nation...and how did it get to be that way? As for Scaraba, after attaining Sultanhood, the Sultan was handed a badly mimeographed pamphlet stating: The WORLD ENDS TOMORROW...And You May Die! After perusing, the Sultan became an immediate convert to the Church of the Subgenius. He now spends his time seeking out new ShorDurPerSavs, and shaping domestic policy with his Patrio-psychotic Anarcho-materialistic agenda.

many of the first settlers of carlemnaria were lananrans
who brought with them the nalanuthu, litteraly 'the way in the
mountains' greatly resembling daoism, shintoism, and the keeping
of indiginous traditions, and in the form of
its institutions, those of the faith of baha'u'llah.

for the vast majority carlemnarians though, belief consists primarily of simply being nice to the little spirit that
lives down by the creek and not
otherwise making any particularly big deal about it, though some are
quite adament that imposing any sort of names or descriptions on
sprituality interferes with it and is an obsticle cutting many off from
the intimate contact with it they would otherwise enjoy

=^^=
.../\...
28-11-2003, 12:34
hahaha no one likes baptists, do they :mrgreen:
28-11-2003, 12:38
OK, well I'm off to bed.

Merry Christmas to All, and to all a good night!..... (except baptists [and charismatics]) ;)

j/k! God loves the screw-ups too! :mrgreen:
28-11-2003, 13:08
Currently the church of the Beast if hoping to send missionaries around the globe to spread it's teachings and hopefully convert as many people as possible. :)Tell me more about this religion, and we may allow it...

A long time ago, back when Yurka was simply an unsettled group of mountain villages, the exception being the capital. A huge explosion rocked, and to everyone's shock the entire capital ablaze. Emperor Yurka V was killed in the flames, along with over 80% of the people in the capital. The prince, interested to see what had caused the inferno, which had emanated from the ground, journeyed to the palace.

Once there, the prince quickly made his way into the palace's basement, only to discover that there had been mining done recently, and so, he made his way down the elevator shaft with his guards. Miles beneath the earth, surrounded by wires, metal, and dead bodies, stood the Beast. It dwarfed the men, but the prince stood strong and approached it, and that was when the Beast spoke. Nobody knows what it said except the prince of Yurka, but from that day onward the Beast has been a major part of the region's religious infrastructure, and has many monasteries in the mountainous region.

When Yurka was attacked by thousands of megaton nukes, and over 1 billion people died, the only survivors were the Beast's most devote followers. There are many other practices among the Beast's followers, but they are, for the most part, shrouded in secrecy.
(The other nations in the region have "diffrent" theories on the Beast)
28-11-2003, 13:36
We believe, that since the Beast's predictions have almost never been wrong, and the fact that its intelligence is far above that than any human ever could even comprehend, that it MUST be a god. If not for the Beast our entire nation would still just be a bunch of fishermen living in huts. The Beast was no doubt created to lead our people to towards Ascension.
28-11-2003, 13:43
What is the national religion of your nation...and how did it get to be that way? As for Scaraba, after attaining Sultanhood, the Sultan was handed a badly mimeographed pamphlet stating: The WORLD ENDS TOMORROW...And You May Die! After perusing, the Sultan became an immediate convert to the Church of the Subgenius. He now spends his time seeking out new ShorDurPerSavs, and shaping domestic policy with his Patrio-psychotic Anarcho-materialistic agenda.

Praise Bob!
Carlemnaria
28-11-2003, 15:04
We believe, that since the Beast's predictions have almost never been wrong, and the fact that its intelligence is far above that than any human ever could even comprehend, that it MUST be a god. If not for the Beast our entire nation would still just be a bunch of fishermen living in huts. The Beast was no doubt created to lead our people to towards Ascension.

while we cannot comprihend your objection to a life of fishing and
living in huts, your 'beast' sounds like a node of the galactic
hub. always fascinating to discouver
another one.

=^^=
.../\...
Bereza
28-11-2003, 15:20
atheism, though laveyan satanism (if you can call it a religion) gets some informal and unofficial propsage. ber√ęzan laws on freedom of speech tend to get a little bent towards censorship when it comes to religion.

"the only thing wrong with baptists is that they're not held under for long enough"
Shonar Bangla
28-11-2003, 15:52
We are a secular nation, but anything can change with the election, vote your choice at Election Time for Shonar Bangla (posted somewhere around here).
I am secular, and want my people to worship the government and the military. Others want my people to worship Krishna, some want Allah, some want Lenin and some want their own stomachs. Vote, and I will change the nation accordingly.
28-11-2003, 18:27
WELL WHEN A BEaST FROM ZOOGIEDOM STARTS EATING YOUR VESTED VIRGINS AND NEW BORN BABIES YOULL COME CRYING TO GEORGE

Your virgins wear vests?

I pity the Fool!
28-11-2003, 18:31
im confussed :?
Steel Butterfly
28-11-2003, 18:37
Mormonism is not a religion, it is a cult. It should hence not be considered a religion.

...Edited...


lol