posted on Jun, 1 2012 @ 06:12 PM
If you want to get as many sheeple to join and give you money you have to instill some fear in them and get them to believe that if they don't join
then a terrible fate awaits them.
Then once you lure them in you have to close all the exits. Say if they leave the faith then they've used up their only chance and can't re-convert
Tie their eternal well-being to how much they do for the promotion of the religion. Giving more money = better afterlife rewards. Winning converts =
way better afterlife rewards.
If they aren't sure whether to believe you're telling the truth, use Pascal's Wager. If we're wrong we have nothing to lose, but if we're right
we have everything to gain.
If they still insist on seeing evidence so they can make sure it's really true, characterize their intellectual honesty as evil. Tell them the only
right way to join is to "just believe". That way you have no obligation to show the claims of your religion to be true.
Make the rich feel guilty for being rich, that way they give you more money.
Last of all make them feel like they shouldn't take any time to think about it, because they "could die at any moment" and must act now. Instill a
sense of urgency.
This is the tried and true approach to creating a successful religion.