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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2015, 04:16:37 pm »
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Fine, as long as there's a hot chocolate option for those of us who can't drink coffee.

In fact, I propose that all rituals include the optional consumption of chocolate.


Rituals may involve melons OR durian OR chocolate, but not all three.

The seventh and final element is duct tape.
 
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Well, all *I* know is that the cat deities are all-powerful and all-knowing. OB-viously.  (Yeesh.)  


There is one deity who, rather than being all-knowing, knows nothing whatsoever.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2015, 04:57:10 pm »
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Well, all *I* know is that the cat deities are all-powerful and all-knowing. OB-viously.  (Yeesh.)  

So, it stands to reason that the deity would decide what it wants it's embodiment to look like.

And anyone who disagrees with me is just wrong.

(I'm joking, of course! :-D )


The messengers of the cat deities are referred to as the Katty Pink Unicorn Pegasus's (otherwise known as K-PUPs), and they bring fertility to households by leaving gifts at the doorsteps of growing families.
 
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There is one deity who, rather than being all-knowing, knows nothing whatsoever.

 
The devotees of that deity seek to spread his lack-of-words throughout the land by preaching against the evils of the library, the internet, and everything to do with cats.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2015, 01:37:37 am »
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The seventh and final element is duct tape.

 
Which, of course, in the religion's symbolism/cosmology, is the one that holds the other elements, and the universe, together.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2015, 03:32:56 am »
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The seventh and final element is duct tape.


Or paprika.  

Who controls the spice, controls the universe.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2015, 03:35:43 am »
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Cats are the embodiments of deities.  Obviously.


I must be a Priest in this Tradition.  

When I get home from work my kids greet me with meows.  How many others can say the same.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2015, 12:44:47 pm »
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Or paprika.  

Who controls the spice, controls the universe.

Maybe you're confused?   I was taught that Paprika is the name of the Creator.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2015, 01:55:38 pm »
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Which, of course, in the religion's symbolism/cosmology, is the one that holds the other elements, and the universe, together.

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However, it has both a light and a dark side, as do all the elements.
 
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Maybe you're confused?   I was taught that Paprika is the name of the Creator.

 
The cats who embody Paprika the Creator are ginger tabbies.

All temple buildings are circular and have three doors.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2015, 05:50:39 pm »
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However, it has both a light and a dark side, as do all the elements.
 

 
The cats who embody Paprika the Creator are ginger tabbies.

All temple buildings are circular and have three doors.

All temple buildings have multiple windows with  depicting humorously serious and completely absurd scenes of the religion's tenets.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2015, 01:45:13 am »
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However, it has both a light and a dark side, as do all the elements.
 

 
The cats who embody Paprika the Creator are ginger tabbies.

All temple buildings are circular and have three doors.

Only one of the three doors leads the seeker/devotee to where they want to be. It's up to them to find the correct door at the right time.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2015, 06:43:36 pm »
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All temple buildings have multiple windows with  depicting humorously serious and completely absurd scenes of the religion's tenets.


So stained-glass LOLcats, then? I like it.

The altar is actually a shallow pit.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2015, 07:25:03 pm »
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So stained-glass LOLcats, then? I like it.

The altar is actually a shallow pit.

 
Within the pit is a pool of water.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2015, 11:57:56 pm »
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Within the pit is a pool of water.

Within the pool of water, there lives a crocodile.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2015, 01:14:26 am »
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Within the pool of water, there lives a crocodile.

 
That crocodile plays the trumpet and is regularly given sacrifices of sub par musicians. It is worshiped as a guardian of the altar; this could be because nobody can get it to leave.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2015, 12:56:54 pm »
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That crocodile plays the trumpet and is regularly given sacrifices of sub par musicians. It is worshiped as a guardian of the altar; this could be because nobody can get it to leave.

 
The crocodile is sacred to the Great Green One, a crocodile god who lives in the ocean. This deity is forever at war with the cat gods and the god who knows nothing. The conflict is sacred, and to honor it, every year there's a great race between a crocodile and a cat.

(I don't know where this is coming from either.)

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2015, 06:53:14 pm »
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The crocodile is sacred to the Great Green One, a crocodile god who lives in the ocean. This deity is forever at war with the cat gods and the god who knows nothing. The conflict is sacred, and to honor it, every year there's a great race between a crocodile and a cat.

(I don't know where this is coming from either.)

 
The crocodile represents the dark side of the elements, while the cat gods represent their light side.

Vinegar is considered the dark side of the Oil element.

Nobody ever talks about the dark side of the Internet.

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