I am disappointed with the available choices of religions in the world. It’s a pretty dry and sparse selection. So I have decided to do something about it, and invent some new, better, more interesting ones. Here’s the first:
Our world was created by a powerful cosmic Dragon to serve as an incubator, and the Dragon is even now gestating at the center of the earth. The Dragon created life on earth because the energy field generated by life itself powers and sustains the Dragon while it sleeps and regenerates.
Yet even as the Dragon sleeps, our world is under siege by the Darklings, who feed on hate, fear and malice. They are unable to come into the world physically, but they can whisper, urge and trick us to do evil, and they can use that evil to harvest the world’s life-field energy, weakening the Dragon and preventing the Dragon from fully regenerating. Furthermore, by decaying the life-field–by polluting the earth and ruining the ecosystem–the world becomes more suceptible to Darkling harvest and less able to nourish the Dragon.
The Dragon sleeps, but in through the hazy lens of its dream-slumber it can communicate with us, and even let us use some of its power.
All of the great prophets of history have been servants of the Dragon, whether or not they knew it, interpreting the Dragon’s messages and leading humanity in the moral battle against the Darklings.
When the Dragon awakens, the world will be destroyed, but all life will undergo an apotheosis with the Dragon, and then, united with it, we will soar into cosmic battle along with the Dragons gestating on other worlds like ours, all arrayed against the forces of darkness, which is a cycle that repeats itself over and over again.
I feel like there’s a lot of potential thereand a lot of room for interesting interpolations and ideas. Lots of room for expansion of theology, mysticism and practice. I should probably get started writing some scriptures.
Note: this is not necessarily my religion. Just one I invented.