What is OSR?
Open Source Religion (OSR) is the practice of mixing religious and non-religious beliefs in an individual, even across multiple religions.
Our community aims to share, learn from, and edit our beliefs to better ourselves. Join us to define and refine the practice of OSR together.
Anyone on the Open Source Religion (OSR) path needs to determine if they wish to look in an inward and/or in an outward direction for guidance and inspiration. Historically people have largely searched in an outward direction with the assistance of proprietary religious organizations with the assistance of priestly guides who provide instruction to people on how to perform ritual forms of worship for the benefit of God. These institutions generally come with a set of historic stories and…Read More
We cannot earn salvation, and we can never lose salvation, because salvation is based not upon what we do, or promise to do, but upon what Christ has already done for us! What an astounding truth to ponder and really come to understand; a gift declaration of righteousness to those who could never gain that declaration through performance. Does that mean that once we are saved, we can just go out and do anything we want to do; live anyway we want to live and still be saved? Self-sanctification…Read More
I very much enjoyed the recent Open Source Religion (OSR) discussion about the role regarding the role religion plays. . . Although others may disagree, Religion 1.0 uses beliefs as a substitute for facts. In the ancient world, facts were often very scare compared with the evidence-based rational world we live in today. As such, in the past, it made sense for "people in the know", like kings, priests & prophets to provide people with belief-based information in order that their…Read More
Forget what I was about to say 'cause the technology takes too long. . . . For what you are about to say is what you said last time around the cycle of time . . . and it is this that which is again said today . . . believe it or not. . . . (and I suspect many do not) . . . . or22 at least many of you. . . . Sorry but more than me are rubbing out the notions of what has been heard or read of by many times before. And it is this that Sidian refers to as Open Source Religion? Anyone ever…Read More
The issue of sin was settled, it is a son issue today, not a sin issue. Will man accept what Jesus Christ accomplished or will they reject it, the son is the issue with God today. God’s attitude of love forces no one to take him at his word. God gives all the choice to accept what Christ accomplished on their behalf today, or to reject it. God purchased man out of sins dominion never to be returned to the market place of sin again. By removing the sin issue from the table of God’s justice, God…Read More
Content becomes meaningful when structure surrounds it. Unstructured information is called data. Data looks like this:missionstatementopensourcereligionsiteopensourcereligiondefinitiontofollowvisionreligionasapersonalfunctionoftheindividualratherthananinstitutionalfunctionoperatedandcoordinatedbyahumanhierarchyWhen structure is applied it takes on the shape and meaning of the following statement. This statement relates to the possible overnance of this site. Without such a statement…Read More
I find it a little disturbing that some individuals have proposed that there is no point in having a sanctuary area. The implication seems to be that it is impossible to have an engaging discussion that is not insulting or critical of the views of others. Or that to attempt to have a discussion that is not insulting or critical is in someway less honest or less interesting than the alternative.Being respectful does not require being silent. It requires putting a little thought into one's own…Read More
To think you know something is a perfect barrier to learning.Believe those seeking the Truth. Doubt those who find it.The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.The first problem, for all of us, is not to learn, but to unlearn.A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Springs. Their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.There are…Read More
The more I've thought about it, the more opportunities I see with making the switch.But first, let me assuage any fears by stating that Ning is giving us over a year to make this switch. So while we will lose a lot of older discussions, we can still focus on switching over the newer ones and the belief modules.And besides, with as much of an up and down history as this site has, a new beginning sounds quite refreshing. Did you know we're still operating this site using the ning.redefinegod.com…Read More