You take in the world through your senses
But you experience it through your beliefs

Your beliefs color every thought, feeling,

and decision in your life

Join a network of people who care about improving them

Self Beliefs

Health, Gender, Empowerment, Identity, Goals, Emotions

Romantic Beliefs

Love, Sex, Relationships, Romance, Marriage

Humanity Beliefs

Culture, Morality, Friendship, Manners

Religious Beliefs

Higher Power, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Judaist, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Pantheist, Pagan, Wiccan

Cosmic Beliefs

Origins, Universe, Life, Death, Physics, Metaphysics

Group Forums

Open Source Christian, Open Source Muslim, Open Source Buddhist, Open Source Hindu

Societal Beliefs

Government, Shopping, Business, Law, Work

General Forums

Open Source Religion, Belief Genome, News & Links

We believe in self improvement
through sharing, discussing, and refining our beliefs

Self Beliefs

Health, Gender, Empowerment, Identity, Goals, Emotions

Self Beliefs

Health, Gender, Empowerment, Identity, Goals, Emotions

Self Beliefs

Health, Gender, Empowerment, Identity, Goals, Emotions

Self Beliefs

Health, Gender, Empowerment, Identity, Goals, Emotions

Self Beliefs

Health, Gender, Empowerment, Identity, Goals, Emotions

Self Beliefs

Health, Gender, Empowerment, Identity, Goals, Emotions

You live what you believe
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What is Open Source Religion?

Open Source Religion is a platform to help you define and refine your beliefs. Everyone’s set of beliefs are unique and this is why the Open Source Religion platform itself carries no doctrine, no pre-embedded beliefs. The nature of OSR is to be completely customized to each individual. It can operate from a horizontal authority model in which you are the center of your belief related decisions, or vertically as many traditional religions do.

Try not to think of OSR as a new religion, so much as a new tool or method in helping you define your own.
Open Source Religion is your religion.

Instead of looking at religious doctrine as something that must either be wholly accepted or wholly rejected, those practicing open source religion may adopt just portions of other religions. A person may consider themselves as Christian, but also believe in Karma.

Belief Modules

Beliefs are the building blocks of religions, yet not all beliefs are religious in nature (e.g. love at first sight, red represents passion and power, life is unfair, etc). The sources of your beliefs include life experiences, childhood rearing, religions, charismatic leaders, advertising, cultural traditions; practically everything in your life affects your beliefs. This term aims to explain how beliefs are treated within the open source religion environment. Individual beliefs within religions or philosophies are encouraged to be accepted or rejected as well as editing of singular beliefs. This promotes belief quantification and the concept that beliefs may be individually analyzed, tracked, updated, evolved, compared, or even deleted.

Authority Models

Generally the establishment of an open source religion project involves collaborative relationships as opposed to authoritative relationships. Once initiated, the issue of authority is mitigated by measures that are taken to assure collaborators that they can take their work with them and create new branches (fork) without losing the value obtained from the effort put into the relationship. Working with beliefs collaboratively is of great benefit to individuals, as refining your beliefs becomes much easier when allowed to have exposure to multiple perspectives.