I want to let you know that Wikipedia actually allows any article on their website, as long as you direct it from your user page. In theory this entire Wikia could be on there. I will show you an example of my own.
EthanReilly wrote: I want to let you know that Wikipedia actually allows any article on their website, as long as you direct it from your user page. In theory this entire Wikia could be on there. I will show you an example of my own.
Okay, I did as you instructed but I'm not sure if I did it right and I don't know where to go from here and how do I make an infobox on Wikipedia? I tried to create a userpage for this and it said I'm not allowed to, that only administrators can and that it matches what has been "blacklisted". I have no idea what that means and I'm afraid of messing up something. I am generally terrible at understanding how to do something for the first time, especially anything related to abstract things. It took me a lot of fiddling and scratching of my head just to understand the technicalities of changing the word coloration in the Wikia infobox for Washingtonism.
You need to create an account with Wikipedia first. By creating the account, you give Wikipedia the option to allow you to create a user page. Inside that user page you can take the content of that page and put the Wikia article in it. Or, alternatively you can just copy and paste the link in your profile.
So, in Wikipedia create a profile called, "WashingtonistWoman" and then click your user name at the top, and go, "edit this page". Then insert the link in the user page.
You didn't do anything correctly. You need to use *their* parameters, not your own, for infobox creation. I tried doing the same thing for my user infobox and it never showed the variables I tried to publish. Anyways, I've done some work and uploaded the data you probably want on that page. I edited the infobox according to their guidelines, uploaded your image of the front picture on your page, and pretty much did an entire copy-and-paste ordeal of the wall of text that is on your Washingtonism page. I hope you like it.
EthanReilly wrote: You didn't do anything correctly. You need to use *their* parameters, not your own, for infobox creation. I tried doing the same thing for my user infobox and it never showed the variables I tried to publish. Anyways, I've done some work and uploaded the data you probably want on that page. I edited the infobox according to their guidelines, uploaded your image of the front picture on your page, and pretty much did an entire copy-and-paste ordeal of the wall of text that is on your Washingtonism page. I hope you like it.
Thank you. As I said before, I am awful at this kind of stuff! LOL
For a long time, really since I was a teenager I've been trying to find spiritual truth. Since I was a young adult I've been searching for a religion to call home. I know, I've created my own "home" with Exaltism. But I feel as if it doesn't fulfill what my needs are in a religion. I've explored many paths before.
I was once a Unitarian Universalist, but my frustration with my local church led me to become verbally hostile and now I'm not allow there for the rest of the year. If you want to know the whole story, I was part of a group called Chalice Circles and I felt so out of place there, everybody there was wealthy liberals at least in their thirties. The frustration came from the fact that nobody was willing to drive me to the church in the freezing weather, even when I politely asked.
Another religion I looked into was the Baha'i Faith. It's funny, if the Baha'i Faith just removed God from the equation and made it all about unity of humankind, that would really tie me over. I joined the religion at one point, read scripture daily, recited prayers, the whole thing. But I felt like I was lying to myself, because while I believe in almost all the beliefs of the faith, I don't believe in the prophet himself.
There is a religion that holds my beliefs - Terasem Movement Transreligion. However, they've stopped taking requests to be part of their religion. They've downscaled everything to the point which they have no real structure anymore. I went to their SL handout and nobody was there. I submit applications - nobody approves it. Terasem seems to be aligned with my beliefs much further than any other religion I've come across.
I'm afraid that I'll never be able to make Exaltism a "thing" and that I'm cast into spiritual exile for my time here on Earth. My friends have influenced me to go to church with them a few times, and I've gone to church myself a few times too... Christianity really isn't my thing. I can't really force myself to believe in anything without appearing phony. I'm unsure of what to do and could use some guidance. This message is for you, because I feel like you know what you want in religion and you know how to achieve your goals.
I wonder if religion can be a, "fake it until you faith it" kind of thing. If that were the case I would try to become a Baha'i again. Baha'i is much closer to Christianity than I would have liked, however. I also don't like the fact that they don't have normal churches or clergy. I own a hardcover scripture, "Gleanings" by Baha'u'llah.
When I write my own beliefs down, they appear to be very broad, as if, I could almost literally believe in any religion. They say that the amount of time it takes you to come to a conclusion is the amount of time it takes you to change that same conclusion. I was never brought up in religion, but I've been studying it for over a decade now. No religion had any real appeal to me. It wasn't until I found skepticism that it started to make sense.
But there's the issue with skeptics - there isn't much community behind that. I know there's organizations like The Sunday Assembly, but I live in Milwaukee and the closest one is in Madison (they just closed the Chicago one). I also don't like the idea of being part of a group because you don't believe in something. That is why I prefer calling myself a humanist or transhumanist over atheist or apatheist.
I want to join a spiritual community that allows me to express who I am. Unitarians don't really like to talk about religious things, it seems. All other religions would just be one side trying to convince the other side that, that other side is right. Maybe you've noticed maybe you haven't but I added two transhumanist religions on this site - the forementioned Terasem Transreligion and now the newer transhumanist religion, the Turing Church.
The lack of any kind of sense of community within transhumanist religions is the biggest downside I see to trying to follow that path. The Turing Church has very little structure.
Wow. What you discussed is deep and I will read it again and try to respond the best way I can. Give me a bit of time to respond back to you because I have to write my own thoughts down on what you wrote here. Thank you for pouring your heart out about your personal feelings in regards to religion and beliefs.
Here is my response to your post: I feel like Washingtonism is my home. I have been seeking my own religious/spiritual path since 2014. Before then, I went to Christian churches many times, but sometimes questioned Christianity. I think I just needed to find my own purpose and path. Someday, I want to become an ordained interfaith minister-ess. Some Christian beliefs do influence my Washingtonism beliefs but so do beliefs from non-Christian faiths. Also, the Founding Fathers have influenced me a lot. Washingtonism is similar to Christianity in some ways, especially the idea of having a Christ-figure and the Spirit of George Washington, like Jesus. But there is a good bit of Spiritism/Spiritualism and ancestor worship influence, which Christians say they are against even though a lot of Christians revere and exalt the Founding Fathers as spiritual ancestors. I have heard some Christians talk about adding the Bill of Rights to the Bible. That is how much they idolize the Founders. Some people go through a questioning phase, but most of us are not born questioning--we are influenced by our relatives and most people are religious in some way or another. I grew up with very religious relatives (they were fundamentalist Christians), who influenced me early on. Going through a questioning phase seems common for people who grow up around Christian relatives, especially when those relatives were controlling, judgemental, and narrow-minded. Despite going through a questioning period, some people find that spirituality and following some kind of path provides structure and meaning. The trick is in finding a path that makes sense to you, but also provides what you need (structure and meaning). Everyone wants to feel like they belong and have spiritual direction and connection. One thing I don't like about some faiths is the way that they view women. The religion and spirituality itself may be fine overall, but many religions seem to have a negative view of women and take the stance that women cannot be spiritual leaders or prophets. I completely disagree with this. Most prophets and spiritual leaders are men, but that does not mean women can't be spiritual leaders as well. Here is a book you may be interested in reading, and the author calls himself a "religious humanist" which made me think of you because you said you consider yourself to be a humanist. In addition, the author has some Omnist leanings, but the book does not mention Omnism by name. The book is called "A Religion of One's Own" by Thomas Moore. I too, have gone to Christian churches. I used to go to quite a few and I prayed to Jesus and read the Bible. I still read the Bible, but I also read other scriptures and of course follow Washingtonism. Jesus is no longer my focus of worship, since I choose to worship George Washington, but I do consider Jesus to be a very important figure and a prophet. And I no longer think that some of my non-Christian relatives will "go to hell" for not believing in Jesus. I am friends with both Christians and Pagans. To me, it makes sense to worship George because he is exalted in our Capitol. I have seen many people discuss the Apotheosis of Washington as a spiritual image, so I am not the only one who views it that way. As a young adult, I went through a phase where I questioned Christianity and my own spirituality. But now that I am discovering different religions, I feel more enlightened and free, in the sense that I can decide for myself what to believe instead of my relatives influencing or telling me what to believe. Many Christians seem to be very judgemental; they don't like it when someone doesn't believe just like them. In what ways do you feel like Exaltism doesn't "fufill your needs"? Emotionally, or in terms of socialization/sense of community? Or both? I am by far not an expert in religion, merely someone who wants to learn and grow, and I am very new to the world religions. I can't say that I know exactly how to give you guidance because I am not an expert on spirituality or religious belief, but I hope that my two-cents will help you. You have a lot to offer the world and your followers, because of the deepness of your faith. I was under the impression that you knew what you wanted in religion because you did so well in formulating Exaltism. Just because a person goes through a questioning phase doesn't mean they won't or can't be spiritual. Spirituality and religion is fluid and only you can decide what is right for you. You sound like a very intelligent man and from what I've seen, your religion Exaltism is very well thought-out, complex, and insightful. For anyone to be the founder or prophet of their own religion, it takes dedication, insight, perseverence, time, thought, organization, and patience. Most people don't have the ambition to start a new religious following. You did a thorough and wonderful job on both the Quiz and your Wikia article on Religion Creation Guidance, which I consider to be very useful. You wrote down a lot of things I had never considered or knew about. I have been to several types of churches over the years, including Baptist, Catholic, Church of Unity, and Presbyterian. My mother was a devout Christian, and so are my Grandpa and Grandma. My Dad is Jewish and my sister is Atheist. I liked the Church of Unity because they are less stingy and more open-minded with their Theology than other sects of Christianity. They still believe in Jesus but they are less judgemental of non-Christians and people who are struggling with sinfulness, because their main focus is to be loving. Their theology is New Thought, some new-age, and partially meta-physical. Many fundamentalist Protestants, Catholics, and Presbyterian Christians do not try to understand people who believe differently than them. They have a hard time wrapping their heads around worshiping someone different than Jesus, like George Washington, or Lord Krishna from Hinduism. When I was still going to church, I heard a children's worship song that was critical of other religions. The lyrics said something about the idea that other religions are "idolatrous" and worshiping the Christian God is the "right way". They think it's "Jesus or nothing", instead of truly focusing on the love and acceptance that Jesus taught. I do not always know how to "achieve my goals" and I didn't always know what I wanted in terms of religion and spirituality. I am still going through spiritual change, evolution, and growth myself, as I find out about the various religions and the world scriptures, and my own faith of Washingtonism. You shouldn't feel ashamed or feel like you will be "damned" or outcast, for trying to seek out spiritual wisdom, purpose, and insight by following your own path. Whether or not your religion Exaltism becomes popular, I do not think God will damn you for either questioning your spirituality or for following your own path, and I would not care what other people think of your religion either. Your path is not their path, meaning it belongs to YOU and if they are rude about it, ignore them. One of the reasons I founded The American Christ page is because it fits my religious beliefs better than any other religion I have come across, as you have done with Exaltism. Reaching out to people and getting your religion "out there" especially when you are the founder of a new religious movement, definitely takes time and dedication. Maybe you feel like it is, but it is not a waste of time. If your religion did not mean anything to you, you would not invest so much time in what you believe and I think it's worth it as long as you keep at it and be true to yourself. I believe that it is best to follow what you truly believe instead of trying to follow something you really don't believe in. And it looks like you're doing that with Exaltism even if your following and fellowship or community and social structure isn't what you want it to be ideally right now. I saw your posts on your Exaltism facebook page, and you already have a few followers. You should be proud of this and proud of yourself about your religion. Most people do not have the courage or insight to start a new religious following, which is why most people follow a faith that already has a lot of followers. It is difficult for any new religion to gain followers, especially when your faith is brand new and I wouldn't get discouraged. My own religion Washingtonism is a very small group and maybe Exaltism doesn't provide everything that you need right now, but following your own religion and beliefs is better than trying to follow another path which you don't identify with, in my opinion. But how about trying to follow another faith at the same time while you follow Exaltism, and just explore some more while you are still formulating and growing your following in Exaltism? There is nothing wrong with following more than one religion, as long as you are not against this. Perhaps you could join an interfaith group, where you can socialize with people of different religions, it might give you a better sense of community but you could continue to follow Exaltism too. I love interfaith because it's non-judgemental, and accepting. It's about people getting along and loving the beauty of religious diversity. I'm sure some interfaith groups also includes humanists like you. Some interfaith groups provide structure by doing things for the community, like charity work. I own the scriptures of Buddhism, Christianity, Shintoism, Judaism, Taoism, Hinduism, Roman polytheism, Paganism, some Deistic thought, and Confucianism. Some of my beliefs are also broad and varied, which is one reason why I identify as an Omnist, but there's nothing wrong with that. Do you think you might also be an Omnist? I myself was brought up with Christian relatives but one of my parents went through a questioning phase where he questioned Christianity but later converted to Judaism because of our Jewish heritage, which my Grandparents deny. It sounds like you want some kind of spiritual structure and meaning and I think that some people who go through a questioning period do want spiritual direction and purpose but are just unsure how to seek it. Everyone wants to be able to share beliefs with other people. It allows you to feel accepted and it gives you a sense of personal identity and belonging. If I lived near some temples, like a Hindu temple, I would want to visit them, in part because I'm an Omnist and it would also provide me with socialization and a sense of community. Ideally, I would want to visit with other Washingtonists and Americanists, but alas, I have not met any in person yet, just online. My own faith does not have any "clergy" or leaders at this point (because my group is so small and most people are unaware it exists), except the fact that I am its founder, but I would like to create another Washingtonism website and have some kind of a membership application for believers.
Hi. I already created a reply but it got deleted along the way so I am typing this in Word to make sure that if it doesn’t post like last time, it will and that I have a fail-safe.
I’m glad you find Washingtonism is your home. It’s a house you built for yourself. A word definition you use to describe your beliefs. But in the end, it’s just you. You can decorate the house, make it unique, and make it solely you – but in the end where does it get you? Most people would have no clue what you were talking about if you tried to describe Washingtonism to them. The ones that would understand probably would think negative thoughts about you. You are right – most people aren’t formulaic enough to ‘invent’ their own religion. In fact, most people would inherently assume that by creating a new religion you were just trying to make money or something. I know that isn’t your goal, but people will think what they think.
As far as women in the clergy go, did you know that one of the founders of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church was a woman? Ellen G White is her name. As well, 60%, a clear majority, of ministers of the Unitarian Universalist religion are women.
When it comes to my family, most of my family is non-religious and/or atheist. Many of them were raised Catholic but diverted from the faith later on. My mom parted from the church when they told her that she couldn’t use birth control… Yep. The small part of my family that is religious outcast me after I told them that there isn’t a God.
And that’s just it. It’s so hard to have a proper conversation about any of this when most people believe that divinity is a black-or-white thing. Divinity comes across many different ways, from the responsibilities most people in life take for granted. People are becoming God; they are evolving themselves and their surroundings to be deified. All around us divinity springs forth. Exaltism is about measuring the qualities and quantities of this divine essence.
Every now and then I will go on Wikipedia to do nothing but search for lesser-known religions, to see if any of them fit within my paradigm. The only ones I’ve come across so far that I have similar beliefs with are the transhumanist-like religions of Terasem and the Turing Church. I’ve talked to the pastor of Terasem, Gabriel Rothblatt and the Guilio Prisco, the founder of the Turing Church and I told them my frustrations with the lack of any solid community for what I call, “religious transhumanists”. Guilio agreed with me when I made the assertion that there’s only about ten-thousand of us out there like us. Mr Prisco seems to be tied into Christianity as well. He involves himself in things like the Mormon Transhumanist Organization. Of which I do not follow. I searched on Google, “a religion that believes we are becoming God” and the results will lead you to Mormonism. Two Mormon missionaries contacted me on a bus and when they pressed their religion on me I told them they were in a cult. That shut them up quickly.
You know, I’ve been thinking about your religion. Would George Washington want a religion that turns him into a prophet? Remember that when he was ushered in as the first President of the United States he purposely released most control he could have had in favor of smaller government. I guess the entire idea of Washingtonism doesn’t really make any sense to me. I also ponder how you can make a religion that is so decisively not-omnist and try to make it omnist. It’s like you are saying, “if you believe Washington is a prophet, that’s good, but it’s also good if you believe x, y, and z are also prophets”. I don’t know, I just feel like you need to take this into one of two directions: either 1) make Washingtonism a decisively American standard and reject other religions or 2) scrap the Washington part of Washingtonism and focus solely on the omnist side of your faith. Of course, I know what you are going to say, “I want my cake and eat it too.” This is just a suggestion so people aren’t confused when you describe to them your faith.
You know what’s funny? I had a group of friends and we wrote up a charter one night and signed it that declared all of us, “syncretic omnists”. That was a pretty good night. Of course, there is already a religion for omnists; e.g. Unitarian Universalism. I involved myself a lot in that church and the Baha’I Faith. The problem with Unitarianism for me is its lack of support for those who have more conservative or libertarian political points of view and over time I’ve grown less and less fond of the Baha’I Faith. The closest thing I’ve got to fully reading a major sacred text is listening to about 75% of the Aqdas (Laws) from Baha’u’llah.
I guess all I’m really looking for is someone to talk about my “crazy” ideas to. I do want a sense of community, but not one that only accepts one faith, one idea – even if that is my idea. I have an idea, a thought…
Now, you have your ideas of George Washington and the founding fathers of the United States of America, and I have my ideas of deification and transhumanism, but underneath the currents there is something we both share … our omnism. We both believe in many paths, and that the sole truth doesn’t come from one source. I’ve done it before; maybe I could do it again…
Would you like to co-find an omnist religion with me?
We could both maintain the article here on this Wikia, and create a Facebook group or page on it, and in general we could help build a community of non-dogmatic spiritual seekers and thinkers. It could be mutually beneficial. We could draw a simple manifesto that both of us could sign and update it every few years or so.
Personally, being the Founder of a tiny religious group does not bother me. It is prejudice that bothers me, not the fact that I am the founder of a minority burgeoning but not-well-known religious group. What I don't understand is why you analyze my form of omnism when you believe in omnism too. I'm not trying to sound mean, I'm just confused on that point. I know you don't understand Washingtonism and it doesn't make sense to you. Your opinion of Washingtonism is based on how you would do it if Washingtonism was your religion, but Washingtonism is my thing and Exaltism is yours. But if you believe everyone is divine or becoming divine according to Exaltism, then I don't see the problem in someone else believing George Washington is divine. Another thing is that I don't view Washington as a prophet, I view him as a Christ figure and a spirit, and while he was influential, wise, Godly, and visionary like a prophet, a prophet as I understand it is usually the founder of a religion, and that's different than a spirit. I don't believe that all prophets are Christ figures.
Something I don't understand about your belief is that you don't believe in God but you believe in deification and that people are divine. I am a little bit familiar with Mormonism. Glenn Beck is Mormon and he is as obsessed with the Apotheosis of Washington as I am because it exalts Washington as a Deity. The Book of Mormon mentions the Founding Fathers and calls them "raised up wise men". You sound like an analytical type of person when it comes to religion, and that's okay because everyone is different. It makes me think of the differences between Christianity and religions based on what followers call reason or rationality, for example, Deism. Deists are very analytical when it comes to religion, the same way a lot of atheists or humanists are. They believe in God based on rationality, not faith. Christianity is a very emotional religion and not analytical the way Deism is. I guess that is also the way that Washingtonism and Exaltism differ. If I wasn't a Washingtonist, then I would probably be a Christian who worships Jesus or a Hindu who worships Lord Krishna. Some undoubtedly think that Washingtonism is emotional and is "idolatry" because it focuses on worshiping a man as a divine figure. One of my relatives chose Judaism because it is very analytical unlike Christianity. I consider myself to be a really emotional and faith-based worshiper. When you said in the previous message that you felt like you would be cast into "spiritual exile" I thought you meant exile by God but I didn't remember that you don't believe in God because you're a humanist. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing with Washingtonism, just as you most likely will keep doing with Exaltism. Thank you for your offer in co-founding a religion with you and I will think about it.
I am unable to talk about religion to just about anyone from my circle of friends and family. I had a friend which we would talk religion a lot, but he is no longer available to communicate with on a regular basis. So I go on websites like this to try to share religious ideas and bounce thoughts from each other. The prejudice is real. I have friends who absolutely hate religion, but when I tell them my concepts they view it less of a religion and more of a philosophy of sorts, to justify having a friend who started a cult no doubt. I used to use that word a lot to describe my faith – cult – but I feel more self-aware now and I don’t feel as comfortable with that word.
The thing is, my belief in omnism comes from my belief that, “all is true, nothing is the whole truth.” You seem to have this mindset too, but you overlay it on a divine belief of the founding fathers. As well, the belief in God means you believe something is and isn’t divine – unless you’re a pantheist – and my take on pantheism is, if you believe everything is equally divine then there is no basis for what divine means. My belief is that everything holds very, very small amounts of divinity and that divinity is something that can be measured.
There is no doubt in my mind that George Washington and the other founding fathers held part of that divinity too – a larger part of that divinity than most people, but while you focus on that as your religion, I see everything else divine too. Which, I’ve come to believe that’s what you believe too, but … again, you focus on Washington as a “Christ-like” figure and I don’t.
Also, yes, I would agree that I am much more analytical than you. You seem to be focused more on the emotional side of religion, and I seem to take it from the logical end. I felt like I would be in spiritual exile because if I didn’t believe in Exaltism and was forced onto a different religion, I would lose that unique aspect of who I was. It’s a self-created exile rather than one based on God alone.
Whether or not you want to join together is completely up to you. It won’t hurt my feelings if you turn away against it. But, at the very least I would like to continue this dialogue because I do find your religion fascinating and would like to bounce concepts and ideas off of each other. If you have the time I would encourage you to share more about this and other religions that interest you. I hardly get to have this kind of conversation with anyone in real life.
I have also experienced prejudice from some people regarding The American Christ page but thankfully most people are civil and polite. However, some people have been very rude and hateful regarding Washingtonism, to the point of cursing, name-calling, and making assumptions. Thank you for describing your beliefs to me, I understand it better now. I suppose it is a bit odd for someone like me to be more emotional when it comes to religion, considering that I am a science student. I am analytical when it comes to science and math but more emotional when it comes to religion. Are you familiar with some of these other religions, for example, Hinduism, Polynesian religion, Native American, Shinto, Roman Paganism, Australian Aboriginal, Norse, Taoism, Celtic, and Buddhism?
I don't consider most new religious movements to be cults. To me, a cult is a religious group that is like The People's Temple, Heaven's Gate, the Branch Dividians, Order of the Solar Temple, and Aum Shinrikyo. These groups involved violence, which most new religious movements do not have. Most new religious movements are peaceful. I have a book on new religious movements and it refers to new groups as "new religious movements" and "alternative spiritualities" rather than "cults".
I can be more emotional in regards to religion. My strong inclinations towards Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i Faith is a clear testament to that. The logical side won me over though. Unitarian Universalism is typically viewed as a religion for intellectuals, and I was very much into that faith too. I like most of the sermons I’ve listened to, even the ones which they preach politics at the pulpit. My problem with it is that nobody takes it very seriously. I’ve had issues in the past getting to my church and nobody would give a helping hand.
Oddly enough, my own logical deductions from Exaltism have over time become emotional. I had a dream which technology was being using to harness spiritual energy that does not currently exist. So now I do believe in the possibility of souls existing, albeit sometime in the distinct future. The logical has become the emotional and the emotional has become the logical. My belief in human universal salvation comes from logical predictions of how things may play out in the future. Yes, I am more logical than emotional, but Exaltism caters to both sides now.
Those religions, in the first paragraph, are not cults. They tend to be more primitive, yes, but I wouldn’t characterize them as “new” movements either. Some have been going through a state of revivalism. Although typically peaceful I would also say that Scientology is a cult too. In fact, I kind of view many religions, even ones that aren’t cult-y to feel kind of cult-like, except UUism. Religions tell you what to think regarding the big questions and that doesn’t sound good to me. People should be able to answer those questions themselves.
I’ve had people in the past tried to write off my beliefs as something that I’m not. Recently I joined a Discord channel and they told me to tell them my religion. I said Exaltism, and they rejected it because they didn’t have a label to match it. I told them what I believe and they categorized me as Shinto. I am not Shinto. I do not believe in Kami. I believe that the spiritual aspects people have can be summarized as positive mental energy and that the spatial and spiritual divinity things possess does not summate to a soul – though, again, I believe souls could be created with enough spiritual, and physical, divinity.
I have spent a long time learning about religions, including all the religions you listed there. I had to basically invent a new religious category – the “religious transhumanists” to define people like me, Martine Rothblatt and Guilio Prisco and his Turing Church. I talked to Prisco and he agreed with me – we are only ten-thousand strong worldwide. It’s hard to build a community of like-minded individuals when there is such a small group of us spread out so much. There’s also the Church of Perpetual Life, which promises its adherents immortality.
If religious transhumanism, or even transhumanism was a mainstream thing – and it isn’t, yet – then this wouldn’t be an issue. Most people seem to be against things like cloning and RFD chip implants. The most overt Christians will even claim Terasem and religions like it to be part of a “new world order”. Try it. Search “Terasem” on YouTube. That’s what you’ll find.
I hope you find what you need with Washingtonism, and I hope I find what I need with Exaltism.
I really like your Washingtonism page. While I would never consider myself a follower, I really like what you did with it. I was so impressed that I added your religion to the list of religions on the site. I don't know your name so I did not put your name in the field provided, but I got down what I thought is reliable information about your religion on there.
Also, my religion on here is Exaltism. I think its a pretty unique concept. Maybe you could check it out perhaps? Anyways, I'll do what I can to help, if you need it. Your page looks a little sloppy and I could probably fix it in under an hour.
Okay, thanks for your assistance. I would like to learn about Exaltism. Somehow I messed up the formatting on the Washingtonism page when I first got started on it, which is part of why it looks "sloppy" and I'm having trouble fixing it without some help. The administrator "Deutschlandkaiser" said he was going to help me edit it soon, so maybe you should talk with him first before you do anything, but maybe you can fix the page with him. The Washingtonism facebook page is much more organized but it would be great if the NRM Washingtonism page was also organized, since it needs to be consistent with the Wiki encyclopedia format.
I thought that only an administrator could add religions to the list, are you one? I thought it was Deutschlandkaiser that added Washingtonism. I don't mean this in a mean way, I was just wondering. I am new to the Wiki.
Well, I'm not an admin on here (yet) but it was me who actually recommended him to make such a list in the first place. I didn't think he would mind any edits I or someone else does on most pages as long as it isn't deflamitory or inaccurate in any way. Of course, I can't speak for Deutschlandkaister myself, but I do try my best to keep this place in the best possible shape.
Thanks! The infobox definitely looks better--I can see it now. But the Contents section is awful and needs fixing and perhaps some of the writing below it. Can you perhaps make it organized according to subject and subcategory?
I was reading about your religion Exaltism and it is quite fascinating. It makes me realize that many people are probably followers or believers of some of the beliefs of certain religions perhaps without even realizing it. I noticed that as I was reading about Exaltism I found myself agreeing with and identifying with some of the beliefs. This is partly why I'm an Omnist.
What do you like about Washingtonism? I take it you didn't know about the Apotheosis of Washington? It's an amazing image. There are a handful of pages that are about communicating with, worshiping, or praying to the Founders, however, The American Christ Washingtonism page is the first one to base an actual belief system on worshiping them, George Washington, and the Apotheosis of Washington as a sacred image of this religion.
I wrote some things on the Details of Washingtonism. Can you add the Contents section to it with the categories and subcategories? Also, can you label the photo with the "series on Washingtonism/Americanism" again? Thanks
Okay. I think I did a good job. Look it over for yourself and tell me if I did it right.
As far as the veneration of Washington, it really isn't for me. You kind of mix an omnistic/syncretic faith with a much more defined and precise religion, which actually confuses me a lot. Also, this religion seems like it would attract extreme right-winged people (except the fact that it isn't definitively Christian).
Actually, the Washingtonism page has attracted some non-Conservative people, especially Pagans and other open-minded people, and even people who don't like the Apotheosis of Washington, probably because of its novelty since there aren't many pages that are about worshiping the Founders. Even though, the number of followers is small, I have received a variety of different followers, even Christians who are probably curious about the page. When I asked what you thought of it, I meant in terms of how do you like it, because you said that you liked it. I hope you weren't being critical of it. Washingtonism is for everyone, not just for conservatives.
Well, I like it because it is such a unique take on religious zeal. I mean, you take the Founding Fathers and exalt them to divine status... I have never heard of anything like that before and never seen anything like that after the fact. I like the idea of having religious diversity, and this NRM Wikia gives us the ability to express "fringe" ideas in a new and unique sort-of way. It's impressive that you took such a valid concept and made it your own. You have a lot of things written down - have you taken a look at the other religions here? Our total count of text between our religions is probably more the entirety of all the other religions here on this website. You have more to bring, more than just a surface-level of content. You are engaging, thought-provoking, and you use a lot of terms many people wouldn't know or think of. I can tell you are vastly intelligent and very smart too. I'm just glad to find someone who really identifies with the basic concept of developing a unique religion or philosophy. Most people are too vapid to care.
Thank you. Yes, I checked out some of the other faiths here and I found many of them very interesting and unique. Wer Flohli's is so colorful. I want to learn about all of them. Deutschlandkaiser said he was going to re-write the NRM Wiki Washingtonism pages. I hope I like the change! :) Have a good day.
Hey Washingtonism. Deutschlandkaiser just recently changed your page. I agree with most of the changes, but there's one that kind of "irks" me. The fact that he changed, "Part of a series on 'Americanism'" to "Part of a series on 'Washingtonism'". Not a big deal, but the phrasing is, "Part of a series on..." which makes me think of something larger than that part. For example, my philosophy is a subshoot of the much larger philosophy of transhumanism. I didn't use Exaltism or even Terasem as the basis of the series. I guess my point is, is that it would make more sense to think of Washingtonism as a series under the larger pie of Americanism (which I think exists). Anyways, it ain't a big deal and I'm not going to change something the admin wanted for your page. But if you understand my point, I would advise you to change it yourself.
This will show you. You can also do it yourself by going to your page, clicking the arrow right of "Contribute" and then click, "History". Then choose your page revisions and press, "Compare Selected Revisions".
Hello, Ethan. Can you fix the "part of a series" text on the Washingtonism Wikia so that the new text that I wrote in that box matches the rest of the text color in the box? I can add text but I don't know how to change the color. Also, somehow, the title "Theology" got bumped up to the top on the "part of a series". Can you fix this? Thanks!
Hi again Ethan. I am very curious about something--I noticed that sometime before I created the Washingtonism page here at Wikia NRM, someone else had created another Washingtonism page before me on the Wikia NRM, but it was deleted. On their NRM Wikia, there were some pictures of the Apotheosis of Washington and a statue of George Washington along with a brief blurb about following the faith and some rituals. There are still a couple of pictures from the previous Washingtonism article, on this Wikia. Here they are:
Do you know if that person created any other Washingtonism pages anywhere else or if they had any followers? I'm going to assume they had been serious about the page because they bothered to create a page here, but I guess not serious enough about the religion to continue with it. I will also assume that their page was deleted because it was never improved. I am very curious about it because it means that there are others who are interested in starting a Washingtonism following. I would also like to know if they would be interested in joining my page on facebook.
Those pictures date back on this Wikia from 2013. I started here sometime last year. I wouldn't really know, I'm sorry. But I would assume that if they created an article here and it is no longer here - they deleted it themselves. Take a look at most of the religions that are part of the "List of Religions" page the admin and I created. Most of them are very brief and short, concise, to the point ... not much 'depth' to them. I don't believe that they were deleted, at least not by this administration. If I had to guess, someone outside your circle, but still devoted to your cause created the article out of passion for the faith but decided to delete it him or her self. I would assume this because this person no longer believes in Washingtonism anymore. Either that, or possibly someone created a similar movement to your own, but if I had to guess I'd bet on the former.
In any case I think you should talk about this to the admin, who is named, "Deutschlandkaiser". He will probably be able to give you information that you need regarding this subject.
I liked your page on Washingtonism on Facebook. :)
Hi again, I wanted to know, may I use your questions from your religion creation guide on my Washingtonism facebook page? Not the descriptions beneath them, just the questions themselves? It would be very helpful especially because it would provide a visible outline for my followers, for more detailed information, since I like to utilize a lot of Notes with details there. Please let me know if it's okay to use or not and is there a copyright on the article? Because I read a comment by Deutschlandkaiser and he said that the articles on the Wikia belong to Wikia. Should I ask Deutschlandkaiser instead of you?
Hello. Yes, it is fine by me that you use my words in your Facebook page. Although honestly, unless you are trying to do something academic or for-profit I would presume that any infomation mining would fall under the fair use category.
I was wondering if you would like to include your religion, Washingtonism, in my religious quiz I created. There's sixty questions, and I'd like you to go over to the quiz and answer the questions and record what you wrote down. If there are no options that you see that fit your description, I can write down your answer for you.
You can e-mail me your answers. As soon as I get the e-mail from you the sooner I get to make Washingtonism a thing on my quiz. If you want you can tell me what religion you were selected before I add your result to the list of results (there are currently 43 religions available).