First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
I wanted an opinion on this
33884 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / F / USA
Offline
Posted 3/31/08
Worship Dr. Seus! I'd read it...sounds fun.
2468 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / yesterday
Offline
Posted 3/31/08
sounds like it will be funny, origional and smart I like it!
Posted 3/31/08
LOL . It sounds funny already . Go for it .
10508 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / I go where Ryu go...
Offline
Posted 3/31/08

saiyukilover wrote:


Macedonian wrote:


saiyukilover wrote:

That sounds rather fascinating...

Me wanna read it. @_@


lol, I'll tell you as soon as its released


Plz do



Aww, thats so cute, I didnt notice the picture before... XD
Posted 3/31/08
Banning all religion at first seems unlikely, until you realize that it's happened in communist countries like the USSR and China. Note that in these cases it's pretty much always done along with some replacement ideology or value system that everyone is supposed to follow (like communism.)

You might want to do some research on China and the cultural revolution and stuff if you want to make your book as realistic as possible. People in China didn't start worshiping Dr. Seuss, but people did continue preexisting religions even if they weren't "supposed to" and certain cults like Falun Gong became popular (though Falun Gong is based on preexisting religion/practices, primarily, I think.)

Anyway, unless you're talking about some serious post-apocalyptic scenario, people worshiping Dr. Seuss sounds unlikely. It's pretty difficult to really stamp-out all knowledge of a religion (though that has certainly happened, as with the "Wicca" type religions in Europe. However those didn't have lots of written documentation, I think they were mostly oral tradition in nature.)
32237 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Denver
Offline
Posted 3/31/08
Sounds more realistic/believable than most modern religions.
welook 
17499 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / havent u noticed...
Offline
Posted 3/31/08
sounds FUN, i'd read
10508 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / I go where Ryu go...
Offline
Posted 3/31/08

shibole wrote:

Banning all religion at first seems unlikely, until you realize that it's happened in communist countries like the USSR and China. Note that in these cases it's pretty much always done along with some replacement ideology or value system that everyone is supposed to follow (like communism.)

You might want to do some research on China and the cultural revolution and stuff if you want to make your book as realistic as possible. People in China didn't start worshiping Dr. Seuss, but people did continue preexisting religions even if they weren't "supposed to" and certain cults like Falun Gong became popular (though Falun Gong is based on preexisting religion/practices, primarily, I think.)

Anyway, unless you're talking about some serious post-apocalyptic scenario, people worshiping Dr. Seuss sounds unlikely. It's pretty difficult to really stamp-out all knowledge of a religion (though that has certainly happened, as with the "Wicca" type religions in Europe. However those didn't have lots of written documentation, I think they were mostly oral tradition in nature.)


I am aware that religoions have been baned on various occations in the past, however I do not model my story around this. Countries have banned religions, but others come to replace them or its one culture that banns another. This time all religion is banned. It is technically post apocalyptic- just a little farther.

It isn't only religion that is abolished. Traditional government is abolished as well. Due to what takes over, a completely new system is implemented ( actually have a full chapter devoted to explaining how the system works) The system spans world wide- its like an agreement you could say but with many rules between many different factions and it can get kinda complex.

The new system (sorry If I'm not explaing thouroughly, but I could go on for pages explaining what I wrote) is sucessful, the people are safe and they flourish. Since the system was so sucessful, and since religion had a hand in creating the war in the first place, they abolish it completely.

Circumstances have it so the people cant leave the system in order to carry on their religious beliefs firstly because the system is world wide and secondly because all supported living environments are owned by a faction belonging to the new system. So, even if they wanted to run away, there is nowhere to run to. Religion, on a massive scale was basically outlawed in accordance to the absolute power of the new system. This new system isn't in any way communism- there are various parts and the opinions of many people are taken into account. Its just that it spans the entire globe so it doesnt matter where you go, you cant argue with it.

During an "archeological dig" A Dr. Seus book is found. No one has any idea who Dr seus was, there is no record of him at all, there are reasons to that but it would take to long to explain. Since there is abosutely nothing else to believe in, people protest to make Dr. Seus a religion. Thier arguement to the new system being- This religion will not cause as much damage as the previous one because blah, blah, blah.

Much of the book revolves around this new system of government and how the villain is trying to mess around with the balence of power. The means in which he does it is what makes the story interesting.

Your welcome to ask me questions if you'd like, some I will not be able to give a full answer to but I can give you very watered down ones.
Posted 3/31/08

Macedonian wrote:
During an "archeological dig" A Dr. Seus book is found. No one has any idea who Dr seus was, there is no record of him at all, there are reasons to that but it would take to long to explain. Since there is abosutely nothing else to believe in, people protest to make Dr. Seus a religion. Thier arguement to the new system being- This religion will not cause as much damage as the previous one because blah, blah, blah.

I don't buy it. If there's nothing else to believe in then people will make something up. Also, you're probably thinking in terms of western society where there's a real distinction made between religion and social rules, etc. In some places, like India, the religion is extremely integrated in with the way society is run. You might argue that any sort of social system could become a sort of religion, even if people start worshiping the constitution or something.
1581 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / canada
Offline
Posted 3/31/08

Macedonian wrote:

I am writing a book and its based in the future after this war (yeah, I know it sound cliche, but its far more complicated than it sounds)

Anyways- the story on its own is rather serious. Lots of death, violence, killing...more violence, some love, money, brainwasing, evolution of man- etc. So I thought I might implement something for comic relief.

In the book, religion is deemed unethical. All previous religions are banned. Its been many years since the war and various articles from the past are excavated, some guy finds a book. He dust off the cover and it says "Dr. Seus" For some odd reason there is no record of Dr seus (i actually have a reason, it would just take a long time to explain.) He starts to read it and finds the morals to be particularly enlightening. So, some stuff happens, bam bam bam, and theres protest to make Dr. Seus a religion.

I want to make them like one of those religious groups that go door to door trying to preach their religious beliefs. I thought people might get a chuckle out of it. I was wondering what the rest of you think about actually making Dr. Seus a religion in my story.


If, I'm breaking any rules, you can call me on it... that way I dont break any more next time. Thank you


well depends wat kind of book u r trying to write
i dont even read books but until the point of making dr. seus a religion, i was quite interested
i think u can do some really amazing stuf with that basis, but the dr. seus religion thing kinda spoils it
10508 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / I go where Ryu go...
Offline
Posted 3/31/08

shibole wrote:


Macedonian wrote:
During an "archeological dig" A Dr. Seus book is found. No one has any idea who Dr seus was, there is no record of him at all, there are reasons to that but it would take to long to explain. Since there is abosutely nothing else to believe in, people protest to make Dr. Seus a religion. Thier arguement to the new system being- This religion will not cause as much damage as the previous one because blah, blah, blah.

I don't buy it. If there's nothing else to believe in then people will make something up. Also, you're probably thinking in terms of western society where there's a real distinction made between religion and social rules, etc. In some places, like India, the religion is extremely integrated in with the way society is run. You might argue that any sort of social system could become a sort of religion, even if people start worshiping the constitution or something.


I'm indian. I know how intergrated religion is in every day life there. Its not quite as extreme as you might think. Remember, what they show on TV about eastern scocieties are at the polar end of that culture. They are the extremists. I see many cristian extreamists on TV as well from the US, but I know that is a very small percentage of the people there.

I never said that worship of other things werent brought up, its just that most of them were seen as a potential danger in the future and immediately suffocated. I also never said that Dr. Seus becomes a full fledged religion, people are just protesting in order to make it one during the corse of the book. Its just something occuring at the same time- it has nothing to do with the story line other than comic relief and a few more intellectual quotes of Dr. Seus placed at the appropriate points. Its there to lighten the mood and really doenst have any signifigant affect.

Its just like in "I am Legend" when will smith is talking about bob marley..It had nothing to do with the story other than add a symbolism.

Please, keep commenting- I'm getting Ideas this way.

10508 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / I go where Ryu go...
Offline
Posted 3/31/08

rizzyman wrote:


Macedonian wrote:

I am writing a book and its based in the future after this war (yeah, I know it sound cliche, but its far more complicated than it sounds)

Anyways- the story on its own is rather serious. Lots of death, violence, killing...more violence, some love, money, brainwasing, evolution of man- etc. So I thought I might implement something for comic relief.

In the book, religion is deemed unethical. All previous religions are banned. Its been many years since the war and various articles from the past are excavated, some guy finds a book. He dust off the cover and it says "Dr. Seus" For some odd reason there is no record of Dr seus (i actually have a reason, it would just take a long time to explain.) He starts to read it and finds the morals to be particularly enlightening. So, some stuff happens, bam bam bam, and theres protest to make Dr. Seus a religion.

I want to make them like one of those religious groups that go door to door trying to preach their religious beliefs. I thought people might get a chuckle out of it. I was wondering what the rest of you think about actually making Dr. Seus a religion in my story.


If, I'm breaking any rules, you can call me on it... that way I dont break any more next time. Thank you


well depends wat kind of book u r trying to write
i dont even read books but until the point of making dr. seus a religion, i was quite interested
i think u can do some really amazing stuf with that basis, but the dr. seus religion thing kinda spoils it


I just needed to add something for comic relief. It is way to serious at points and there has to be something to lighten the mood.

If you have watched "I am Legend"- the idea I'm going for is simalar to how Will Smith talked about Bob Marley. Its in order to add symbolism as well. Dr. Seus might seem like childrens literature but to fully understand it- you have to be some sorta genious. The man was amazing.

And just to clarify- Dr. Seus doesnt become a full fledged religion during the course of the book- people were protesting to make it one. Its just something thats happening during that time frame.
4400 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F / KorOnaDal ciTy, P...
Offline
Posted 3/31/08
there's a lot of violence for a religion type of story...
well..
actually, i need to read the whole story in order 4 me to judge it...
so.. Go for it!!!
8000 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
76 / M / california
Offline
Posted 3/31/08

Macedonian wrote:

I am writing a book and its based in the future after this war (yeah, I know it sound cliche, but its far more complicated than it sounds)

Anyways- the story on its own is rather serious. Lots of death, violence, killing...more violence, some love, money, brainwasing, evolution of man- etc. So I thought I might implement something for comic relief.

In the book, religion is deemed unethical. All previous religions are banned. Its been many years since the war and various articles from the past are excavated, some guy finds a book. He dust off the cover and it says "Dr. Seus" For some odd reason there is no record of Dr seus (i actually have a reason, it would just take a long time to explain.) He starts to read it and finds the morals to be particularly enlightening. So, some stuff happens, bam bam bam, and theres protest to make Dr. Seus a religion.

I want to make them like one of those religious groups that go door to door trying to preach their religious beliefs. I thought people might get a chuckle out of it. I was wondering what the rest of you think about actually making Dr. Seus a religion in my story.


If, I'm breaking any rules, you can call me on it... that way I dont break any more next time. Thank you


it sounded pretty good until you mentioned dr. seuss
1162 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Area 11
Offline
Posted 3/31/08
id say the plotline u laid out so far is interesting, but i would need a bigger synopsis to get me to actually read it. sometimes the actual theme of a book can be good but the author screws it up.. (not saying that u will)
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.