Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cult of You


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements 😉

Most of you are writers of some sort. You've written blog posts. Some of you have written novels. Maybe you've written articles or maybe you've written random Facebook posts. Plus, you have a real life where you've done things and said things that are remembered. Perhaps you don't think much of it, but...

What if someone has taken your "teachings" and created a religion (or a cult) out of them?

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  1. Well, it wouldn't be too twisted but it would still be wrong.

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  2. Well, I would like to open a church called the "First Ecumenical Church of Not Being a Douchebag."

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  3. Oh, I like Al's remark. This is a cool question. If taking text from my short story series, a cult would revolve around sex. ~grin~ By the way, you write really good blog posts, so tell THAT to your inner critic. Happy Writing!

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    1. All cults revolve around sex. Most religions, too ;)

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  4. I'd damn well better be worshiped as a god then. Oh, I'd have so much fun with this.

    Hm. I MIGHT be evil.

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  5. I'm with JE^. The amount of havoc I could wreak is limitless.....

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  6. Al's comment made me laugh. I'm not sure what I'd do to be honest.

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    1. If you're evil (like some readers of this blog ;), the possibilities are endless.

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  7. People would be running around worshiping trees, flowers, produce and sunsets. Maybe that wouldn't be such a bad idea. Alana ramblinwitham.blogsot.com

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  8. Might not be so bad cause they would be joking and laughing their butts off......yep, some cult that would be.

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  9. That would be scary. Anyone who used my words to create a cult religion would make me want to be totally silent!

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  10. Oh craps...they would all need therapy for sure

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    1. We're talking a cult. That goes without saying ;)

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  11. I like Birgit's answer. I would feel sorry for those that did it because I sure don't have my stuff together; can't imagine anyone would want to follow that.

    betty

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  12. anarchy would be out there. finally.

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    1. Anarchy's not out there already? I know it is on your street ;)

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  13. They would form a cult where everyone drank a lot of wine and had a lot of animals and felt sorry for dumb people.

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    1. I don't know about the last part, but I could see the animals and the wine.

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  14. I would have to publicly disavow that person & my 'teachings'.
    My mom wasn't involved in a cult, per se, but was engaged in a 'community' whose leader turned out to have off-shore accounts in Switzerland. Glad my mom & all the others could help this charlatan line his coffers!

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    1. Those figures are slippery, aren't they?

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  15. Well. There'd be a lot of sex and some dirty words being thrown about. And good eats. Could be worse. lol

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