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.
What makes a Belief a Belief?The Bible says "Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident realities though not beheld". Hebrews: Chapter 11, Verse 1.Can true belief honestly be based on mere hope?A false belief is not considered to be knowledge, even if it is sincere. Read More
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Alright everyone. Here it is. This is the information I will be posting on our Kickstarter project to fund the Belief Genome. Preview of our Kickstarter campaign here.What is Belief Genome?The Belief Genome is an open source web app that aims to map all human beliefs and their connections to one another. The intent is to provide a…Read More
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