What might religion look like, if it were invented today?

“If Email were to be invented today, what could it look like?”, this was the vision that started Google Wave. I hope you have all watched the Google Wave demo (if not, you certainly should). remarkable vision, true innovation, deservingly acclaimed by many.

Now, isn’t this a question we must ask ourselves more often? Get a new perspectives that we fail to, many a time..

I was wondering just how would religion be if it were invented today. Now, religion is a large part of our lives, I say this because a majority of the world’s population follow some known religion. There is speak of diversity being essential, and many religions also contain in their preachings that it is the only true true religion.

I do not have answer to this. I must think about it myself, too. You too think about it, and maybe pen it down.

so here’s what I though of, my 3 commandments –

  1. do and let do
  2. everyone is equal
  3. have patience o wise one


wow! the requirements have consequences that are far reaching. this can perhaps be a very good test of the ultimate knowledge and learnings of a person.
while doing your list, remember – your system has to work even if _everyone_ follows it. Religion is devised for the masses, estimate their capacities. (precisely for this reason, religion has to change with the changing masses)

I do urge you this time, to take a minute off and answer the question seriously. looking forward to knowing your thoughts.

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2 Responses to What might religion look like, if it were invented today?

  1. If you want to see what a religion would look like if it was invented recently, look at scientology. Basically the same old stuff, only more blatant about being fraudulent and more intent on taking your money.

  2. shubha says:

    excellent post! thoughtful!

    adding to the religion teaching list – maybe these –
    belief in self and others
    focus
    tolerance

    wondering about the purpose of religion –
    motivate,
    satisfy people’s quest for meaning,
    promote co-existance

    Do add on to the list..

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