By Philip Athans

Yes, global domination and everlasting adoration might be yours!

"The solution to make 1000000 money is to begin a religion."
—Attributed to L. Ron Hubbard, founding father of Scientology

Wouldn't you love to regulate numerous worshippers with a unmarried notice? to name forth bountiful choices of gold and silver? Wouldn't you like to make your acolytes bow in awe of your greatness?

Starting a brand new faith will be enjoyable and ecocnomic. You'll snort in addition to Philip Athans (founder, chief, and sole member of the Church of Phil), as he exhibits you ways to:

• assemble the flock and hold 'em coming again for more
• set up mysterious and intricate rituals
• Interrogate (or simply ridicule) the hell out of nonbelievers
• Recruit famous person spokespeople, from Tom Cruise to Uma Thurman
If you've ever felt the necessity to sacrifice on an altar underneath a blood-red moon, or simply make Friday a holy day (three-day weekend, anyone?), this is often the one sacred creed you need.
Live lengthy and prosper.

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De Gandillac (1971); D. -B. Gerl (1990), 63–69; R. Haubst (1991); W. Heinemann (1987). 48 schen Machtkämpfe hinter sich, sondern auch die traditionell vorherrschenden Strategien des religiösen Disputs. a. Unterschiedliche Kontroversen Religionsgespräche über die Grenzen der Glaubensgemeinschaft hinaus waren zuvor – ob in literarischer Fiktion oder historischer Realität – fast durchweg darauf angelegt, dem eigenen Wahrheitsanspruch zum Sieg zu verhelfen. 6 Wer nicht mit auf der eigenen Seite stritt, war entweder ein zu überwindender „Gegner“ oder zu beeindruckender „Zuhörer“.

100 Vgl. G. Riße (1989), 199, Anm. 119. Die Urteile des Koran über die innerchristlichen Gegensätze werden hier beiläufig in einer Fußnote erwähnt – zur Erklärung der unzulänglichen theologischen Orientierung Mohammeds. 98 46 schichtlich) beinahe problemlos“ (wenn dazu auch „die tatkräftige Regie des Kaisers beigetragen hatte“)101. Die übrigen dogmatischen Positionen bleiben dann in solcher Sicht selbstverständlich einfach hinter dem gewonnenen Stand zurück. 102 Selbstverständlich muss in solcher Sicht erst recht die Christologie des Islam einfach hinter dem zuvor schon gewonnenen Stand zurückgeblieben oder hinter ihn zurückgefallen sein.

Selbst wenn wesentliche Elemente ihres Glaubens Bestand haben können, ist dadurch die geschichtliche Konfrontation der Religionen nicht aufgehoben, sondern letztlich noch verschärft. “ 11 Schließlich wollten auch die Religionsgespräche der deutschen Dichtung des Mittelalters vor allem den „Entscheidungskampf“, für den es „keinen Kompromiß, sonZum Überblick vgl. B. Lewis / F, Niewöhner (1992); J. Waardenburg (1997); E. Schenkheld (1930). Vgl. Fr. A. “ 8 Justinus, Dialog mit dem Juden Tryphon. Aus dem Griech.

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