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  • Start with this. Adopt the laws as rules. Beat them into your disciples. http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/cg/Courses/cgt411/covey/48_laws_of_power.htm
  • Go after people's vulnerability... their fear of dying and going somewhere they will either love, or somewhere they are will be terrified by. ALL religions and cults have this theory.
  • claim you've seen a vision from a divine souce, or, even better, claim that you yourself are divine. Works everytime.
  • I hate organized religion. Everybody can believe what they want and discuss it, but organizing the belief in something that maybe doesn't exist at all is just stupidity.
  • DIE,, and then come back from the dead. At the very least you will be a favorite on the talk shows.
  • 1- Find a group of people who have a weak sense of who they are. 2- Tell them they'll belong... they'll be loved, they'll be an "insider", they'll know the secrets of the universe and the secret handshake, they'll Be Somebody Special. 3- Concoct an explanation for the world that divides people up into two groups: those who are special and heroic, and everybody else. 4- Create a punishment and reward system for conformance. Members must fear deviating from the group behavior and belief standards, and be rewarded for compliance. 5- Create incentives for proselytizing... i.e. special rewards in the form of extra appreciation, higher levels of spiritual achievement, afterlife benefits, etc. People need a reason to bug their friends and family (and strangers). 6- Take some common ethical rules accepted by all of humanity, and claim that you invented them. Then add a few arbitrary ones of your own to "customize" the set. 7- (Optional, but helpful) Have a charismatic leader... someone who inspires confidence, someone others are naturally drawn to, someone who seems to radiate integrity and vision and love. If possible, connect him somehow with deities -- either make him a deity or make him best friends or relatives with a deity. Authority counts... remember that the members are weak at self-generation and critical thinking, so having an authoritative source for their instructions is a powerful way to cement the family together. -Done! Sit back and enjoy as the money and praise rolls in! And don't forget to start a few wars, you're not on vacation all the time.
  • Become perfect and have God tell you he wants you to teach others. Be careful, some people have had problems with this. It can have painful results.
  • Locate a bunch of under educated losers and tell them a pack of lies - that is how everyone else has done it.
  • Well, gather together a few guillibles and tell them that when you were sitting on the toilet taking a crap, something came upon you....like a cloud or something, and little voice whisper in your ears: "GET UP MY SON! DON'T WORRY ABOUT WIPING OFF YOUR BUTT! I HAVE CHOSEN YOU TO DO MY WORK!! I WANT YOU TO SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM INTO ABSOLUTE SUBMISSION AND BRING TO YOU, FOR MY SAKE OF COURSE, THEIR 25% TITHE( oh yeah, used to be 10% but things up in Heaven are pretty tight) AND IF THEY OBEY, I WOULD SEND THEM UP TO HEAVEN AND THERE YOU WOULD DO NOTHING WITH YOUR LAZY ASS BUT PARTY ALL DAY WITH HOT CHICKS!! BUT IF THEY REFUSE TO OBEY TELL THEM THAT I, THE GOOD GOD, WILL ROAST THEIR ASSES FOR EVER AND EVER!!! MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR MAIL EVERYDAY, I WILL BE SENDING YOU THE 100 COMMANDMENTS THROUGH UPS FOR THEM TO OBEY. OHHHHH, AHHHHH, WEEEEE, THE GOD HAS SPOKEN!!! And, puff! It disappeared just as it came.
  • You can find some helpful tips here: http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Ordained-Minister-Online There are many websites that provide online ordination, some for a fee, some free. Search on the words 'become ordained' (omit the quotes). Start creating a list of commandments. Never admit that you created them yourself, sitting at your computer. Obscure the origins of your church and commandments in the wispy mist of ancient history. Speak of Eternal Truth, Knowledge, Understanding, Enlightenment, listening to the quiet voice within. Emphasize that we are born into the pursuit of Perfection, with the Knowledge, Truth, Light, and Energy to transcend earthly desire. Later on, toss in Death and Rebirth, and how mere money cannot buy Eternal Joy-- therefore, your flock should sign over their worldly property to you for safekeeping, and as a sign of their faith and commitment. Take no personal credit for anything. "I am but a messenger. The Almighty Melba speaks through me. Now join me and we shall toast Melba." The world is full of sad, desperate people who feel incomplete, who want to believe in something greater than themselves. The less sense it makes, the better. Go now and serve your flock. They await your Truth, your Message, your Guiding Light.
  • In California it's pretty easy. My friend started one where the members can smoke pot legally. They sit around talking about spirituality and world issues while getting super high.
  • Find out what it is people want. then give it to them. It worked for Manson.
  • Convince a group of people that they lack something essential. Then convince them that you have what they think they need. Write a book or something and pass out free copies to people. Eventually you will have enough members who will support you so you no longer have to work.
  • Decide you need a tax break and declare a religion. Look up the history of Scientology. It's amazing what people buy into - quite literally.
  • Find a group of gullible people. Baffle them with some hoodoo - mumbo jumbo ideology. File for tax exempt status and call it a religion .
  • make sure it sounds sane so you get less criticizem. and make sure you can lead it as a strong beleiver.
  • In your heart!
  • Get nailed to a cross! That business strategy will wind up with you dead, but the business will be sustainable for 2,000 years or more!
  • Claim to have a vision. Works every time.
  • Claim to have received a message from God.
  • Same as becoming a politician. Find a bunch of disappointed people and make them lots of promises.
  • to believe in that religion

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