How to Start Your Own Religion by Philip Athans

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Yes, world domination and eternal adoration can be yours!

"The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion."
—Attributed to L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology

Wouldn't you like to control countless worshippers with a single word? To call forth bountiful offerings of gold and silver? Wouldn't you love to make your acolytes bow in awe of your greatness?

Starting a new religion can be fun and profitable. You'll laugh along with Philip Athans (founder, leader, and sole member of the Church of Phil), as he shows you how to:Gather the flock and keep 'em coming back for more Organize mysterious and complex rituals Interrogate (or just ridicule) the hell out of nonbelievers Recruit celebrity spokespeople, from Tom Cruise to Uma Thurman If you've ever felt the need to sacrifice on an altar beneath a blood-red moon, or just make Friday a holy day (three-day weekend, anyone?), this is the only sacred creed you need.

Live long and prosper.


About Philip Athans

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Philip Athans is the New York Times–bestselling author of Annihilation and twelve other fantasy, science fiction, horror, and nonfiction books. In The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, he offers detailed advice for creating richly realized sci-fi and fantasy settings, including how to craft plausible invented religions. He lives in Issaquah, Washington.
Published May 18, 2012 by Adams Media. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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