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The Illustrated Official Catalogue of Religions

This is a Catalogue of the various Religions in Terra. Created in 2142 by the Terran Organization for Religion (TOR), the Catalogue is dedicated to seeking out the newest religious information and distributing it to the Terran people. Now in wiki form, this catalogue can be edited by anyone. We hope that you can help out!

Qedarite ReligionsEdit

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Holy Book(s) Overview of Beliefs
Star of David Yeudism 500 BCE, Cildania. Katub The traditional religion of the Yeudi people, Yeudism is considered one of the oldest monotheistic religions.
Hosian cross Hosianism 1 CE, Beiteynu Katub, Annunciation A religion based on the reformist movement within Yeudism created by Eliyahu, who is believed to have never died, but living in Hiding in Heaven, and will return at the end of Terra. Split between numerous churches, Hosianism is the dominant Terran faith.
Betziat hapat Oseism 890, Beiteynu Katub, Annunciation A syncretic Yeudi-Hosian sect, Oseism is often considered a Hosian Church, but is largely restricted to ethnic Yeudis and considers the Katub law to still be relevant. Its beliefs are thought to have influenced Ahmadism.
Ahmadi Ahmadism 1186, Barmenistan Katub, Annunciation, Book of Bliss Ahmadis believe their religion to be a return to the original monotheism of Yeudi and Hosian prophets, and they consider Ahmad's ministry to be the fulfillment of Eliyahu's prophecy. Strictly monotheistic with Akim as God, but Ahmad is honored more.

Hosian Churches Edit

Hosianism is a religion based on the teachings of Elijah of Yishelem, a first century Yeudish Great Priest. Hosian denominations consider Elijah to be the Spirit of God and the Saviour of mankind.

Symbol Church Patriarch Duration Overview & Notes
Hosian cross Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra Arch-Patriarch of the HAHCoT 533 - 1819 First international Hosian Church founded in Terra, created in 533 as a result of the Council of Auroria.

Patriarchal Branches of Hosianism Edit

Patriarchal Churches are led by a Patriarch and some by an Arch-Patriarch. Beside the Katub and the Annunciation, these churches also consider church tradition to be sacred and infallible.

List of Western Patriarchal Churches Edit

These Churches all originate from the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra, and they all accept the Council of Auroria and the Aurorian Creed. For this reason, they are sometimes referred to as "Aurorian Churches"

Symbol Church Patriarch Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
TPC Terran Patriarchal Church Pápež (Pope) and Arch-Patriarch of the Terran Patriarchal Church 2134, Deltaria The TPC holds many polytheistic attributes; in order to gain greater acceptance in Deltaria, the Church adapted many of the old gods as saints, and has become the dominant Hosian sect in Deltaria and one of the largest in Terra. Number of believers: 522 million.
SelCross Aurorian Patriarchal Church Arch-Patriarch of the Aurorian Patriarchal Church 3876, Auroria, Selucia The Aurorian Patriarchal Church was founded in 3861 as a result of the Second Council of Auroria, restoring communion between the Selucian Patriarchal Church (founded in 2385) and the Theognosian Church (formed after the Patriarchal Schism of 2154), thus essentially restoring the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra. The Aurorian Patriarchal Church uses a large number of Rites, predominantly the Selucian and Theognosian Rites. Number of believers: 800 million.

List of Eastern Patriarchal Churches Edit

These churches originate from the rejection of the Council of Auroria, and are characterized by the lack of a single Arch-Patriarch over the entire church. They are sometimes described as "non-Aurorian Churches".

Symbol Church Patriarch Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
ACoE Apostolic Church of the East Holy Synod 3412, Aldegaria, Aldegar The Church was founded following the Synod of Aldegaria, which reunited the Hobrazian Orthodox Church and the Patriarchal Church (Eastern Rite) after centuries of division.

List of Luthoran Branches of Hosianism Edit

In the 16th century, many groups began to resent the power and abuses of the various patriarchs, and, when their initial attempts to reform the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra were rejected, they created their own churches, independent of patriarchal authority. The Luthoran Churches were founded by Martyn Luthor in the 16th century Holy Luthori Empire, who rebelled against the rule and abuses of the Catholic Church.

Symbol Denomination Major Churches Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Luther Rose Independent Confessional Church Luthori Church,The Traditionalist Lutheran Church,
Independent Confessing Church of Central Macon
Luthoran Church of Hulstria, Independent Confessing Church of Kizenia
1519, with the adoption of the "Scionist Confession". The Holy Luthori Church is the state church of Luthori and Alduria, and is headed by Luthori's head of state (the Emperor). Central Macon Church is tied to the House Lusk in which the patriarch of the family is the Church's Archbishop and head. The Luthori Church, considering itself Orange Patriarchal, defines itself as Luthoran but can also be classified as Bishopal.
PRCD Logo Ameliorate Churches Confessional Ameliorate Church of Dundorf,
Duntrekker Amelioratism,
Ameliorate Church of Kuzaki
First Ameliorate Church was established in Dundorf in 1523 and was officially established in 1570. Dundorf Church is headed by the Heilige Synode von Dundorf (Holy Synod of Dundorf). Keymon is headed by the independent High Deacon of the Church of Keymon.
Ordism Ordism Reformed Hosian Church of Dorvik Established in the 7th Century in Dorvik, a branch of Hosianism. A heretical branch of Hosian beliefs which began when Ordius traveled to Dorvik and begun preaching a hierarchical order of God, Eliyahu and the Holy Spirit. This belief was later dismissed by the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra and declared heretical at the Council of Auroria. The church is currently headed by an elected Exarch.
ChristianHolinessChurch LOGO Hosian Holiness Church Founded by Robert Lang in 2165 in the Valruzian state of Tirkalara. Emphasizes a life of Nonviolent Holiness by individual and by congregation.
Pentecostal Charismism Good Church, Good Charismic Church 2440s, Dolgaria

Bishopal Churches Edit

Symbol Denomination Major Churches Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Episcopal Church Bishopalism Luthori Church, Mordusian Bishopal Church, Bishopal Church of Kalistan, Bishopal Church of Kirlawa, Alorian Hosian Church, Church of Muzalkaz, Voronan Church Originated in the 2100's, as Patriarchal groups rejected the Terran Arch-Patriarchy and began to cooperate with Luthoran groups to form national Broad Churches. The question often arises whether the Bishopal Communion should be identified as a Luthoran or Patriarchal church, or perhaps a distinct branch of Hosianism altogether. However, tradition implies that it is "Luthoran, yet Patriarchal." Follows standard Hosian doctrine, however details differ from nation to nation, as Bishopal Churches are indeed national Churches. The Luthori Church, considering itself Orange Patriarchal, defines itself as Luthoran but can also be classified as Bishopal.

UniversalistEdit

A number of liberal forms of Hosianism, originating in modern times, have diverged significantly from traditional dogmatic Hosianism, to the extent that many of their adherents do not consider themselves Hosians. These groups collectively carry the label "Universalist", referring to their lack of a central creed or defined dogma, believing instead in a shared free search for truth and meaning.

Symbol Denomination Major Churches Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Quaker Society of Bretheren-"Old Branch" (Defunct) Democratically run by the Bretheren General Conference of Terra Founded by Feorge Gox in 1900, in Aloria Believes that God exists in everyone. Old-Branch Brethrenism officially went extinct in most places in the world by 3500, though small communities of Old-Branch Brethren still exist in a few isolated locations with at least one significant population in Kirlawa.
Friends-councilLogo2 Society of Brethren- "New Branch" Democratically run by the All- Terra Conference, Society of Brethren (Re-)Founded by Jonas Bennots-Plum in 3918, in Kalistan The "New-Branch" Society of Brethren holds five main testimonies: Integrity, Simplicity, Peace, Equality of all, and Stewardship. These testimonies lead Brethren to assert that there is little difference between their inward life and their outward behavior. Some, but not a majority, identify as followers of Eliyahu, and the New-Branch Brethrenist faith is explicitly non-Hosian. The Brethren say "The Truth is more Holy than the Book" and therefore eschew religious trappings and dogma.
Hunticism Run by the Huntic Arch-Patriarch of Selucia 3923 The Huntic church is a recent form of Hosianism, started by Hunticus in the 40th century. The Church believes that the texts of the Hosian Bible are to be taken metaphorically, interpreting God and the Devil as scientific forces of good and evil. Hunticism has around five million followers, most of them located in Selucia.

Ahmadi Denominations Edit

Symbol Denomination Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Islam Logo Israism 1234, Barmenistan The mainstream and "orthodox" denomination of Ahmadism, Israism (also known as Queranzariah) places most emphasis on monotheism and the unitary nature of God. Israism is strongly centred on sunnah, the normative way of life derived from the practices and sayings of Prophet Ahmad.
Abadi Symbol Abadism 1234, Kafuristan A denomination of Ahmadism, Abadism believes in Akim and the Holy Prophet Ahmad. Also worships Holy Spirits (Angels).
Halawi Halawi , Deltaria A small religious group, mixing Hosian and Ahmadi elements.

Aldegarian Religions Edit

These are religions born in the cultural background of ancient Aldegar, which later spread throughout Terra. Aldegarian religions place much emphasis on duality, generally good vs. evil, but also spiritual vs. material, enlightened vs. unenlightened.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Yazdism Yazdism 710 BCE, Aldegar. Yazdism is a monotheistic and dualist religion, based on the teachings of prophet Shapur, in which Good and Evil have two distinct and independent origins, Yazdân and Duzakh.
Dharma2 Daenism 1st century CE, Aldegar. Daenism is a philosophy and religion dedicated to the ending of human suffering and escaping the cycle of rebirth. It believes that through meditation and the annihilation of all personal thoughts and desires, one can reach enlightenment.
Agathiste cross Agathism 11th century, Kanjor. Agathism is a syncretic belief, combining elements of Yazdism and Hosianism, and practiced in South Seleya. Agathism believes in two gods, the benevolent God of the Heavens who created and rules the spiritual world, and the evil God of the Earth, creator and ruler of the physical world.
Pantheism 2 Hamekhodaism 2397, Aldegar. Hamekhodaism or Aldegarian Pantheism believes there is a single divinity called the One, and all beings are a part of the One. The more spiritual a being is the closer it is to the One.
Rowshani logo Rowshanism 3736, Aldegar. Rowshanism is a new religion founded on the belief that Mihryazd is the Mihr. Rowshanism is distinguished by its radical egalitarianism and altruistic hedonism.

Dranian Religions Edit

Dranian religions are a group of closely related esoteric and mystery religions that were born in Dranland since the 21st century. These religions were born out a mystical understanding of scientific and/or philosophic thought at the time of their birth.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Scientology Thetanism 2183, Dranland. Thetanism is an applied religious philosophy. It's basic assumption is that life is a creative force beyond and within all things and that each living being is, fundamentally, a spiritual identity involved in a game of survival within the universe.
IronFist Seldonism 2288, Dranland. Seldonism, which can also be counted as a political religion, is a religious philosophy based on psychiatric ethics, which believes that in order for people to have Happiness they must be willing to give up their freedom to be Unhappy.
Halo of the Sun Order of Light 2400s, Dranland. The Order of Light is a mystery religion centered around the worship of a deity referred to as God. It is believed that the universe was created by the physical and spiritual sacrifice of God for a purpose that has yet to be revealed.
Uct Universal Church of Terra 2840, in Dranland. The UCT firmly believes in the Eternal and Omnipotent Light of the Universe, the One, the Creator of All and Everything. For decades now, this Faith has been on the rise in Drania and has gotten ever more important in all aspects of life. At present, the majority of the Dranians are loyal and devoted Followers of the Light and Members of the Church. It is the religious duty of the Church and all of its Members, to spread the Light and the Faith.

Gao-Showan ReligionsEdit

The traditional religions of the Gao-Showa people are a distinct grouping of Terran religions, sharing numerous elements of beliefs and practices. These are, however, difficult to classify strictly as religions, as most of them could be better understood as philosophies. Gao-Showan religions could be best defined as animalistic and animatistic, but henotheistic, monotheistic, pantheistic, panentheistic and agnostic views exist. These religions are highly syncretic, often making it difficult to recognize individual faiths.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Yin and Yang Guidao Indrala, date unknown. The traditional religion of the Indralan people, Qamido is a spirit-based religion that believes that all things have their own spirit.
Shinto-symbol Kamism Western Dovani, date unknown. The Native religion of Kunihito. Kamism has few set dogma or beliefs but is rather a collection of similar animist beliefs and a general philosophy held by most Kunihito. It worships in independent monasteries and temples.
Chang Cheng Daenism 5th century, Indrala. The interraction between traditional Gao-Showan religions and Daenism has produced this unique religious mix. It shares the major principles of classical Daenism, with an emphasis on universality, and on the obligation to help all sentient beings towards enlightenment.
Confuciansymbol Jienism 8th century, Gao-Soto. Rather an ethical philosophy than a religion, Jienism is a complex combination of moral, social, political and religious beliefs, centred on self-cultivation through education, ritual, and filial piety.
Kanzo Kanzo 3024, Tukarali Monotheistic and syncretistic religion, incorporating elements from all Gao-Showan religions and several Western ones. Originally created by Great Dictator Shuya Nakagawa as a way to promote Tukarese culture and reduce the strong influence of foreign culture on Tukarali
Hulstro-Mikun Partiarch Tenshism 3789, Mikuni-Harusutoria Syncretic religion combining elements of Hosianism and Gao-Showan religions. Also known as the Imperial Cult, Tenshism is the imperial state religion of Mikuni Harusutoria.
Church of Dankuk Logo Seodongyo 3870, Dankuk Henotheistic and syncretic religion incorporating elements of Kamism (Sindo), Daenism, and Hosianism. Also significantly influenced by Jienism, Kanzo, and possibly Tenshism.

Indigenous Religions Edit

This category groups together traditional indigenous ethnic religions. These religions are most often polytheistic, and, with a few notable exceptions, are now marginalized by the major organized faiths.

Symbol Faith Location Overview & Notes
NewMaliviaFlag Geraja Malivia The native religion of Malivia, it is polytheistic and pagan. Followers believe in many gods that represent the various aspects of human society.
Religio Symbol Religio Seluciana Selucia The Selucian Religion, also known as Selucian Paganism, has 27 main gods and lots of minor gods and spirits - collectively known as the Divine Pantheon. Religio was once the dominant faith of Selucia, and has recently grown following the incorporation of Felinism.
Orinco symbol Orinco Polytheism Sekowo, Orinco people The native polytheistic religion of the Orincos, worshiping a large number of gods, demigods, and heroes. Strong ethical emphasis on sacrifice and inter-human relations.
Order of Tears The Sacred Order of the Tears of Termani Likatonia Believes that all men are doomed to eternal hell, but that by self mortification and torture, one can draw Termani's sympathy and She will lessen the eternal suffering.
Hoba tree Hobaism Hobrazia Hobaism is an ancient native Hobrazian religion based around the belief in the Lord Hoba and the Spirits of the Land.
Tritist Tritism Kafuristan, 375 AD, created by Muhammed Akbar A tritheistic religion of three gods, the Creator, the Observer, and the Destroyer. Some non-Tritists firmly believe all Tritists are insane for believing in Tritism, while many Tritists think all non-Tristists are insane for not believing in Tritism.
Thartiti snake Thartitism Valruzia, Zuman people The native religion of the Zuman people. Thartitists believe in about 23 different animal gods, whose leader and creator is Thartiti, the snake-like singer of the worlds.
Siedism Siedism Trigunia, Sullestian people The main religion of the Sullestians. It includes the belief in spirits and worship of seids (places of worship in the mountains, tundra, taiga, &c.)
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Soren Kazulia, Davostan, Davograd Believes that the god Dion who controls lightning created the heavens and demands that all men be warriors. The highest virtue is to die for one's clan in glorious battle. Cowardice, pacifism, and deception are frowned upon. They also believe in the evil spirit Lokium who aims to trick man into ruin.
Greenfacebroccolli Bogism Aloria 12% of Alorians are Bogists, and Aloria's state religion for a time was Ceremonial Bogism. Alorian Bogism is headed from the High Temple of Bog in the city of Ultran. Bog worship involves chants to Bog Almighty. The most zealous adherents wear traditional goat leggings on Bogist holy days.
UNkulunkulu's Omnipotence, Great-Great and Infinite Inkolo Esintsundu Sizwe Syncretism Ibutho Inkolo Esinsundu Sizwe Syncretism (IESS) is a syncretic and monotheistic religion, reformed in 3643 as the universal religion for all Ezintsundu (OOC: Africans). IESS serves as the official religion of Ibutho.

Animalistic Religions Edit

Symbol Religion Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Cat Felinism 3200s, Barmenia Felinism is a religion that believes that cats comprise the Godhead or Feline Divinity and that serving cats is the moral purpose humans are created for.

Political Religions Edit

Many of Terra's political ideologies have such a pervasive worldview, that they can be justly classified as religions. These political religions are by definition totalitarian, and usually try to compete with and replace traditional religions.

Symbol Religion Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Panterraneagle Panterranism , Solentia Panterranism is a Utopian radical ideology in which totalitarianism, the integration of the person into the state, and the use of statolatry is utilized to produce complete stability and civil tranquility. Panterranism is so named because it is intended as a unifying ideology that operates separate of race, ethnicity, or nationality.
Nuncir Nuncirism 2269, Solentia This radical movement believes that the State supersedes all religion and should in itself be worshipped - in accordance with Nuncirist beliefs of omnipotent state.
IronFist Seldonism 2288, Dranland. Seldonism is a religious philosophy based on psychiatric ethics, which believes that in order for people to have Happiness they must be willing to give up their freedom to be Unhappy.
AretistFlag Aretism 2367, Solentia Aretism is a synthetic ideology that incorporates elements of spiritualism, fundamentalist religion, and totalitarianism.
Solduni Solduni 3377, Egelion Solduni is a political religion with totalitarian tendencies that believes solidarity is the highest virtue.
Lodamunflag24072013 Lodamese Nationalism 3515, Lodamun Lodamese Nationalism is a state atheist religion centred around patriotism and loyalty to Lodamun.

Statistics Edit

Adherents of Hosianism (Updated 3765)

Denomination Faithful (Millions).  % of Hosians  % of Terra population
Aurorian Patriarchal Church 1003 32% 17.83%
Terran Patriarchal Church 522 17.08% 9.31%
Other Patriarchal 146 4.77% 2.60%
Luthoran 519.317 16.98% 9.27%
Apostolic Church of the East 229.8 7.51% 4.10%
Bishopal 335.52 10.97% 5.99%
Ameliorate 161.2 5.27% 2.87%
Charismic 32.068 1.04% 0.57%
Non confessional Hosian 45 1.47% 0.80%
Ordism 60 1.96% 1.07%
Society of Brethren 2.5 0.08% 0.04%
Total Hosian 3056.808 100 54.54%

OOC - Identification with existing religions Edit

OOC Notes: Considering that RL religion names are now banned in Particracy, this page includes new names for all religions that had RL terms. If you are confused as to which religion is which, here are the rough equivalents:

  • Yeudism = Judaism
  • Hosianism = Christianity
  • Oseism = Ebionite
  • Ahmadism = Islam
  • Israism / Queranzariah = Sunni Islam
  • Abadism = Shia Islam
  • Halawism = Alevism, Alawism, Bektashism
  • Western Patriarchal Churches = Catholic, Orthodox
  • Eastern Patriarchal = Oriental Orthodox and Assyrian Churches
  • Luthoran = Protestant
  • Confessional/Confessing = Lutheran/High-Church Protestant
  • Ameliorate = Reformed/Calvinist/Puritan
  • Charismic = Pentecostal
  • Bishopal = Episcopalian/Anglican
  • Thetanism = Scientology
  • Yazdism = Zoroastrianism
  • Daenism = Buddhism
  • Agathism = Catharism
  • Hamekhodaism = Pantheism
  • Rowshanism = Mazdakism
  • Cheng = Mahayana, Zen
  • Kamism = Shinto
  • Guidao = Chinese folk religion, Taoism
  • Jienism = Confucianism
  • Geraja = Hinduism
  • Religio Seluciana = Roman Paganism
  • Orinco Polytheism = Mayan Religion


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