Ultimately your religion is up to you but if you're stuck you can follow some of these basic guidelines of how to make a religion.
- Choose a focus, theme, idea, person, character, etc.
- Create a central belief system around who/what you chose
- Give your religion a name based on what you chose or your central belief system
- Include faiths, beliefs, and dogmas
- Generate a concepts according to how those faiths relate to what you chose
- Detail your concepts
- Out of your concepts generate systems
- Enhance the systems
- Answer "why are we here?"
- Answer "how did we get here?"
- Explanations of why everything is and how it all came to be
- The big reward
- It's everything you always wished you had in this life you get in death
- Things you are promised after you die
- Create a (or several) God(s) or deity(ies)
- Decide which one(s) to believe in and/or worship
- Give it/them [a] simple and catchy name(s) that people can remember
- Make it/them in charge of something people focus on
- Make it/them something that people will be frequently reminded of
- Make it easy for people to “accept” the worship of your God(s)/deity(ies)
- Establish standards by which the God(s) should be referred to
- Have [an] opposing force(s), not necessarily enemies but opposites
- Choose your role establishing who you are in your religion
- Remember you are the founder, a prophet of your religion but not its God
- Choose other prophets and teachers
- Choose priests among your followers
The Sacred Edit
- Make cool yet easily made and accessible symbols
- Create religious texts, holy books, and scriptures
- Create and describe a main place of worship for your religion complete with utensils
- Have other sacred sites and places of worship
- Create a complete story of your religion
- Pay attention to aesthetics, materials, symbols, etc.
- Create, affirm, and design your own rituals
- Add in additional holy days
Everything Else in Making a Good ReligionEdit
- Try to create something from nothing
- There’s nothing wrong with borrowing
- Make it ambiguous so both sides of an argument can claim it as their own
- Confuse everybody
- Invite a ton of people to your religions and give them good reasons why
- Get the word out
- Teach your followers
- Have fun!