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Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:36 am
by Dan~
I want to spend my inheritance, when i get it, in the far future, upon a bunch of small interconnected houses.
I will find and invite people to live there. It will be on dad's farm land, so no rent issues.
We will have gardens and self-supplied organic foods.

The religion of Canada is freedom of choice.
So I must accept that first.
Next, I try to share my beliefs if it can help someone out.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:57 am
by James S Saint
What is to prevent it from becoming merely a group of randomly believing households?
How does "religion" fit into your plan?

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:48 pm
by Dan~
James S Saint wrote:What is to prevent it from becoming merely a group of randomly believing households?
How does "religion" fit into your plan?

I was hoping we would share similar paradigms and beliefs.
I think unity and virtue is more important than beliefs in general.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:50 pm
by gib
James S Saint wrote:What is to prevent it from becoming merely a group of randomly believing households?
How does "religion" fit into your plan?


:text-yeahthat:

And when you call it a "plan for a religion", do you mean you intend to spawn a new following that will catch on like wildfire? Something that will one day be held up among the great ones: Christianity, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, etc.?

I live only a few hours from you (last I checked). I might be willing to convert if I can live there rent free.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:09 pm
by Dan~
gib wrote:
James S Saint wrote:What is to prevent it from becoming merely a group of randomly believing households?
How does "religion" fit into your plan?


:text-yeahthat:

And when you call it a "plan for a religion", do you mean you intend to spawn a new following that will catch on like wildfire? Something that will one day be held up among the great ones: Christianity, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, etc.?

I live only a few hours from you (last I checked). I might be willing to convert if I can live there rent free.


Cool. We should talk more about that.
I think the best things wont really become famous.
I can only make the houses once i have enough money, from inheritance.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:45 am
by WendyDarling
A United Community of Virtue. From what little you've said about this venture, it sounds charming, Dan. I'll be discussing this with Joker.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:50 am
by gib
Maniacal Mongoose wrote:A United Community of Virtue. From what little you've said about this venture, it sounds charming, Dan. I'll be discussing this with Joker.


You, me, Joker, and Dan, all living in a Canadian commune. Won't that be fun! :D

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:04 am
by surreptitious57

The problem with Utopia is it tends not to translate too well to reality

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:40 am
by Dan~
Maniacal Mongoose wrote:A United Community of Virtue. From what little you've said about this venture, it sounds charming, Dan. I'll be discussing this with Joker.

That sounds like a good idea.
Thanks for going to talk to Joker about it.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:40 am
by Dan~
surreptitious57 wrote:
The problem with Utopia is it tends not to translate too well to reality

We suffer but we can still shine.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:12 pm
by Ierrellus
Sounds like Stephen Gaskins Farm.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:01 pm
by Ultimate Philosophy 1001
If you make the leader of this cult, I will make up a religion they will be eager to follow.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:47 pm
by MagsJ
...also Dan, hold a yearly music and food festival and charge 50+ dollars a ticket.. works for many land owners here.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:02 pm
by phyllo
Maniacal Mongoose wrote:A United Community of Virtue. From what little you've said about this venture, it sounds charming, Dan. I'll be discussing this with Joker.
Which virtue(s)? O:)

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:52 pm
by Ultimate Philosophy 1001
Also, stupid shit usually happens to people who spend their inheretance without planning or wisdom. I know someone who actually was worse off and more in debt After they spent their inheretence.

Imagine winning the lotto, and somehow you are in debt more than before.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:55 pm
by Dan~
MagsJ wrote:...also Dan, hold a yearly music and food festival and charge 50+ dollars a ticket.. works for many land owners here.

I was thinking maybe donations, and the friends come to camp there, and we cook vegeterian food.
The camping is to make more access to people beyond the small house cluster.
I like your idea.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:24 am
by WendyDarling
Oh Dan, I'm getting a bit carried away. Sorry.

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A Frame Homes have always been a favorite of mine. I'd actually like to build it with the sheet metal roof, a bedroom loft, create lots of stained glass windows, and a stone fireplace. Solar panels and a vertical wind turbine too.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:10 am
by Dan~
Eye candy.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:43 am
by WendyDarling
You like? One massive deck could connect all the homes together with an enormous, stonewalled firepit for community gatherings. I know, I need to stop.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:32 pm
by James S Saint
Dan~ wrote:I was thinking maybe donations, and the friends come to camp there, and we cook vegeterian food.
The camping is to make more access to people beyond the small house cluster.
I like your idea.

Take a lesson from Trump...

"This is what I want to do. This is why I want to do it. This is how I am going to do it."

Explicate .. and they will come.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:49 pm
by MagsJ
Dan~ wrote:
MagsJ wrote:...also Dan, hold a yearly music and food festival and charge 50+ dollars a ticket.. works for many land owners here.

I was thinking maybe donations, and the friends come to camp there, and we cook vegeterian food.
The camping is to make more access to people beyond the small house cluster.
I like your idea.

Definitely go with whatever works.. and whatever works for you. MM's a-frame teepee-esque house idea is beautiful yet practical.. would let in a tonne of light and sun heat.

I like your idea too Dan~ ;)

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:50 pm
by Mictlantecuhtli
Dan~ wrote:I want to spend my inheritance, when i get it, in the far future, upon a bunch of small interconnected houses.
I will find and invite people to live there. It will be on dad's farm land, so no rent issues.
We will have gardens and self-supplied organic foods.

The religion of Canada is freedom of choice.
So I must accept that first.
Next, I try to share my beliefs if it can help someone out.


You plan on creating a new religious cult? Will there be Koolaid?

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:54 pm
by Mictlantecuhtli
I have nothing against visiting the Canadian wilderness however. Dan can play the banjo around a campfire while me and Mongoose roast some marshmallows.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:15 pm
by Dan~
HaHaHa wrote:You plan on creating a new religious cult? Will there be Koolaid?

Actually I was thinking maybe just bumming members from buddhism.
And also atheists are welcome.
The ideal of people living together and being freinds is more important than a religion.

Re: Plans for a religion

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:46 am
by Dan~
Dad and Andrew don't like my idea at all.
They are ok with andrew spending his spare money on beer and weed.
Buying a new car or stuffing animals you've shot.
But when it comes to a commune, giving things to others,
that is some kind of a crime.

These humans are foolish and I won't let that stop my plans.
It's only a matter of time until I set something up.