|Noun||1.||ism – a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school|
At first I thought about becoming an Ismist. This would be someone who believes in beliefs about believing, I suppose. Thank God I didn’t go down this path because beliefs can be dangerous. Detrimental at very least. They may even block one from the Truth and have one bomb their brothers for their beliefs. Ismism would end up being one dead-end after the other. It is best to free yourself and listen.
Later, I felt that it would be more appropriate to conform to Schismism. The belief in religious conundrums. I am sure that I wouldn’t be the worlds first Schismist but I would be the first to name it and proselytize a fresh batch of idiots to join the latest popular cult. I would be clever and cunning about it too. Maybe even where a half white, half black robe for effect. Perhaps, even be a lead singer or drummer of a band?
My friend Reid and I came up with the idea of creating the church of the eighth day Adventists. It would be a “new” revelation of the “truth” that God, in fact had created an eighth day and those following the seven-day week have been fooled. And of course, were destined for eternal damnation. We thought it would be fun, for effect, to both wear white and speak in unison when recruiting.
Then I seriously had to ask myself the following questions:
Why on Earth am I creating fake religions in my head? Am I that bored? Does God really want me to start recruiting fellow Schisimists? Would Schismists eventually attack Ismists? What the fuck are all of these people who profess doctrinal beliefs that are founded on peace and love doing fighting each other?
No this is not my path. I am here to observe life and participate with love.
That being said, I do still think it would be funny to start a fake religion and watch droves of fools (who I do love but realize that nothing I say will save them from themselves) march like sheep to a slaughter. The more absurd, the better.