Have you ever wanted to sway millions of people and have them hang on your every word? Compile books filled with your slightest utterances and sell them around the globe? Persuade people to pour out their life savings to worship the deity of your choice - or even you? Starting your own religion can be an exciting road to fun and profit. You'll need the following, easily found around the house: A god (or gods) A theology (This can range from eternal salvation to earthly rewards - always popular - to the fiery apocalyptic collapse of the universe) Some rituals (Animal sacrifice is frowned on - your best bet is probably to go with some combination of incense, alcohol, and sacred crackers) And, holy objects (Anything can be sacred if you make up a good story about it). So now it's time to sound the call for followers, and go forth to cast your bread upon the waters. AUTHOR: Philip Athans is the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and twelve other fantasy, science fiction, horror, and non-fiction books. SELLING POINTS: With only 21 major religions in the world and hundreds of variations, there is still plenty of room for a few more crazy doctrines In 2006, two self-proclaimed Jedi Knights requested the United Nations recognize their faith as an official religion; as of 2001, more than 400,00 people practiced the Jedi "faith". If these people can get others to believe in "the force", readers' possibilities are limitless with this book
"The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion." (L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology)"
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 18th June 2012
Publisher: ADAMS PUB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.231