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Religion in Dimension X
« on: February 19, 2009, 09:34:04 pm »
I was reading a book earlier called "Everything You Know About God Is Wrong". It's a collection of essays showing various different perspectives on various religons, from Christianity to Candomble to Hinduism to even Osho. However, Christianity was definitely the main focus of most of the essays. That makes sense considering that Christianity is the most widespread religion in the world, but most people don't realize what this entails. When I thought about it, I had an idea...

Imagine an alternate universe where Christianity isn't the most widespread religion...In its place could be ancient Norse paganism, or Islam, or whatever...
Now, imagine that this book which mainly focuses on oppopsition to Christianity finds its way through some kind of interdimensional portal. Some individual or another finds the book laying on the ground somewhere, and picks it up. Their whole lives, they've lived in a world where Christianity, while certainly having a presence, has been a minority religion. Since this is certainly not "THE" religion of the civilized world, books that focus on critiizing it are certainly not terribly common.
So this individual living in what we will call Dimension X flips through this book, and sees a peak at a world where the religion they grew up around is not "THE" religion.
Taking the book home, they decide to look it up online. To find nothing. Not a single record of it.

Now, what sort of things do you think would go through the mind of this person, who has seen a glimpse of a world where what they consider a minority religion is common enough to warrant huge collections of essays criticizing it? What things might they be inspired to do? How might it effect their life and the way they think from that point forward?

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Re: Religion in Dimension X
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 02:37:28 am »
They'd probably be amazed, wondering how such a minor and inconsequential religion in their own demension could have gained such immense popularity elsewhere. This would probably spark renewed interest in Christianity and result in more converts as increased numbers of people decide to explore the hitherto unknown aspects of this faith. By the same token however, there would also be greater suspicion towards it from certain quarters who would view it as a dangerous movement.
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