Manichaeism is the coolest religion that's ever existed and it should be revived.

Manichaeism is the coolest religion that's ever existed and it should be revived.
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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Revived by who. The descendants of the faith are more obsessed with Islam and worshipping their Emperor.

    Its dead and should stay dead.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Revived by who
      That's "whom" actually, and by me, a white westerner with no ancestral ties at all, which isn't important anyway.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Textbook definition of LARP

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's only a larp if it's insincere

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          >if you convert to a new religion you're LARPing
          So everyone who ever converted to Christianity, Islam and Buddhism was larping? How disgraceful

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Manichaeism is the only religion that accurately explains the cosmic struggle between good and evil.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Manicheism is still alive. It's just extremely underground in modern China.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >extremely underground
      Why would it be extremely underground and how do we get them to redpill us on it?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Why would it be extremely underground
        Because it, along with Buddhism, are extremely persecuted in modern day china.
        The manichean stay quiet, go to the temple/shrine, then go home. Especially right now while China is facing some of the most severe crackdowns on religion since mao.
        >How do we get them to redpill us on it.
        Extremely unlikely that will happen to be honest. Unless the current government dissolves or someone goes to or leaves the mainland with the intent of bringing the religion to the rest of the world.
        Religions that intersect with Buddhism or are Buddhist are extremely hesitant to let outsiders in, for good reason. Especially in authoritarian Asian countries, there's always fear of it just being gone one day.
        Manicheanism is at this point a mystery faith. And it'll stay that way probably until China's government collapses.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Again, you may have a chance of getting it out to everyone if you go to the mainland and ask aunties about it. Show you really care.
          But that's also just as likely to get you killed by the government. Aunties may not even say anything because they're afraid you're gonna report them to the Central government for subverting the country with superstition.
          Sorry bro.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >But that's also just as likely to get you killed by the government.
            Just for asking about religion as a curious westerner?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, especially if you're a westerner.
            Your best case scenario is the(CCP) use you as a living advertisement for the government. But you wouldn't get manichaeism, you'd get "manichaeism with Chinese characteristics".
            IE a highly politicized and atheistic "secular manichaeism".

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why would they give a shit about people discussing religion in private? I thought they only cared if it came into public view in some way that challenges authority

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Couple reasons;
            1. China has a culture based around "saving face". This means that they will go above and beyond to not lose face in the public. Their ideology says no religion, so religion cannot be allowed unless it is stripped of "superstition". It's the same reason they won't let you show a skeleton on tv there-it's seen as superstitious.
            2. They view religions as counter revolutionary and politically dangerous.
            3. Typically speaking, Buddhism and it's descendent or related religions (such as manichaeism) are and have been better at implementing socialist ideals than China's government ever has been. The Chinese government doesn't give out free housing, jobs or food. Nor do they have protections if someone of rank abuses you. This looks terrible when contrasted with Buddhists and manicheans who will literally build a house for you, for free, because it's in their rules to do so. As well as provide free food/medicine/clothing/etc etc etc.
            Buddhism, manichaeism and daoism to an extent have been shut down for many many years due to their attempts to implement a kind of non western anarchist political system.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            China frequently does shut down and harass private religious activities. It's especially bad right now.
            Only groups allowed to exist are just those that focus entirely around worshipping the government. AFAIK the CCP still enforces children to kill small animals in Tibet and that mao destroyed karma so it doesn't exist now.
            Small private religious activity can and does happen, but there's no guarantee it won't be fricked with unless you're extremely hidden in one of China's gray areas.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >AFAIK the CCP still enforces children to kill small animals in Tibet
            What?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            worthless state

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Couple reasons;
            1. China has a culture based around "saving face". This means that they will go above and beyond to not lose face in the public. Their ideology says no religion, so religion cannot be allowed unless it is stripped of "superstition". It's the same reason they won't let you show a skeleton on tv there-it's seen as superstitious.
            2. They view religions as counter revolutionary and politically dangerous.
            3. Typically speaking, Buddhism and it's descendent or related religions (such as manichaeism) are and have been better at implementing socialist ideals than China's government ever has been. The Chinese government doesn't give out free housing, jobs or food. Nor do they have protections if someone of rank abuses you. This looks terrible when contrasted with Buddhists and manicheans who will literally build a house for you, for free, because it's in their rules to do so. As well as provide free food/medicine/clothing/etc etc etc.
            Buddhism, manichaeism and daoism to an extent have been shut down for many many years due to their attempts to implement a kind of non western anarchist political system.

            literally American propaganda. China is based

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            China frequently does shut down and harass private religious activities. It's especially bad right now.
            Only groups allowed to exist are just those that focus entirely around worshipping the government. AFAIK the CCP still enforces children to kill small animals in Tibet and that mao destroyed karma so it doesn't exist now.
            Small private religious activity can and does happen, but there's no guarantee it won't be fricked with unless you're extremely hidden in one of China's gray areas.

            >Why would it be extremely underground
            Because it, along with Buddhism, are extremely persecuted in modern day china.
            The manichean stay quiet, go to the temple/shrine, then go home. Especially right now while China is facing some of the most severe crackdowns on religion since mao.
            >How do we get them to redpill us on it.
            Extremely unlikely that will happen to be honest. Unless the current government dissolves or someone goes to or leaves the mainland with the intent of bringing the religion to the rest of the world.
            Religions that intersect with Buddhism or are Buddhist are extremely hesitant to let outsiders in, for good reason. Especially in authoritarian Asian countries, there's always fear of it just being gone one day.
            Manicheanism is at this point a mystery faith. And it'll stay that way probably until China's government collapses.

            Why exactly is it so insanely bad now?

            Is it at least de facto illegal to publicly claim you believe in God?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not him but obviously because the Chinese governmen wants to loosh their subjects for the demiurge and can't allow anyone to free the prisoners.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

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            Just like Soviet Russia

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Aren’t all the new age & theosophist upstarts of the past couple centuries all based on the same ”what if Jesus BUT ALSO Buddha and Zoroaster were cool”

    Did Manichaeans circumcise? That's the big break Paul had with the other messianic-mystic israelites.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like the one who reveres john the baptist as the messiah is the the one?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      You’re thinking of Mandaeism. It’s basically a mystic/gnostic spinoff of Mesopotamian israelites. Manichaeism is syncretic Christian-Buddhist-Enochic-Judeo-Zoroastrianism

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh shit i did not know that and i thought i knew it all. Mandeism is cool though i like john the baptist and think he very mysterious

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever remnants lives on through Freemasonry and the Catholic Church (Subtle influence through Augustine).

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kingdom hearts in real life

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Peace be upon prophet Mani

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Om Mani Padme Hum

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Following a religion based on how "cool" it is
    This board is for truth not your puerile larping

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    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kindly get off that pedestal, anon.
      Spirituality isn't about inflating your ego by deflating others

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Gets an ego boost from merely criticizing others
        >Thinks everyone else does
        That's a cool projection

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          You entered into this thread just to call OP puerile and to state you aren't allowed to call a religion "cool". You're also the only one I addressed, yet you acted as if I spoke to a number of people ("others", "everyone else").

          Seems like you are here just to make noise?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Seems like you are here just to make noise?
            This thread is not paranormal, so yeah, sure. Wanting to reconstruct a religion because you think it's cool is puerile and you can't dispute that. If you want to do that, go to Oyish.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >religion shouldn't be cool

      [...]
      [...]
      Why exactly is it so insanely bad now?

      Is it at least de facto illegal to publicly claim you believe in God?

      Meds.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Manichaeism sounds excellent but incomplete and onesided, I will apply it to what I know and go from there

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >onesided
      Its two-sidedness is probably its most prominent feature.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, it describes "Free will" as the act of following their idea of a path of light, realistically two paths exist, with virtue remaining meaningful for both

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          You have exactly ten seconds to explain how this isn't moronic.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Right hand path left hand path
            >Only right hand path exists
            >Rather than approaching things from a self actualization perspective, with virtue and meaning what seperates us from the animal nonsentience, irrespective of, but likely aided by asceticism

            Best I can do

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            The best you can do is not enough.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You must purify matter by eating melons with a pure heart
            It's good to take the religiobabble out of religions anon

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