Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Church of Camwell
So I'm going to take him up on that challenge. I'm going to create a new religion. Right now I'm calling it "The Church of Camwell," simply for lack of anything else better to call it. I really don't want the religion to bear my name (even though it is, in fact, a pseudonymn) because that would be a bit too much, to be honest.
My religion won't be about me, or any one person. It will be about the collective of humanity and much of the wisdom that we have gained over the milennia.
My religion will be based on reason and logic, but it will allow for faith. My religion will be all about being honest with ourselves, and it will take into account our limited perception on existence.
I'm not a demagogue, nor am I trying to become one. All I am is a man who is becoming fed up, not with religion, but fed up with the morons that follow some of the major world religions. This experiment might seem crazy or doomed to fail, but mind you, all of you naysayers: Joseph Smith and L. Ron Hubbard basically did the same thing, and their religions are actually fucking crazy.
My shit won't be crazy. In fact, it will make more sense than what religion currently has to offer, and if anything it will strengthen people's spirituality and faith in the unknown on a greater, more realistic level than the current major world religions.
You will see that it will contain many peicemeal elements of the major world religions. "That's cherry picking, Jack!" You're fucking right it is. Aristotle said that no one man can know everything, but humanity together can know everything. Because every person has a different perspective on Truth, and because of that no perspective should be completely discounted.
Over the next few days, I will craft some shit that will spell out what I believe and what I think others will have an easy time believing as well (notice I didn't say "what others *should* believe"). I'll even have my own Ten Commandments (if anyone can come up with a clever name, please share). What is important to know about my religion is that it's open to discussion and debate, so please feel free to engage me because together we can discover the answers.
The Age of Bullshit is over. Let's start the Age of Non-Bullshit.