Cults Nov 7, 2014 12:55:43 GMT -6
Post by rumblymarrow on Nov 7, 2014 12:55:43 GMT -6
Gods are worshipped throughout all of history and Gaianus is not an exception to that rule. When people see the awe inspiring power of a god they may just drop to their knees in worship. When a god first comes to Gaianus their name is unknown and he will have no followers but they can change this. There are many ways a god can gain worshippers and it mainly has to do with what type of god they are. For example a healing god will gain followers by healing great injuries and curing diseases. Cults follow what they believe to be the will of their god so they can have beliefs that are very different to their god or other cults who worship the same god. This perceived will isn’t always the true will of their god but they will follow it nevertheless. It’s quite hard for a god to control the actions of his cult unless he directly leads their day to day actions and when he doesn’t a cult is erratic and highly unstable. Even when a god tries to lead his cult a power hungry cultist can still refuse the god’s will and turn the cult against him. It is also possible for another god to pose as the cult’s god or just steal away members of the cult to their own cults with displays of power. Cults are very often fanatics and will fight each other and anything that disagrees with them. Even if the god is non-violent or passive that doesn’t mean that the cult will reflect that. When a cult becomes large enough they can evolve into a full religion. If a cult becomes that large then they will become more stable and less erratic. Now this doesn’t mean that they will become less violent in fact sometimes they will become more violent because they are better coordinated now. When a cult becomes a religion they will adopt a set of tenants and most who worship that religion will follow those tenants and won’t as changing of beliefs as a cult. When a cult becomes a religion it’s still just as likely however to be following a false belief of what their god’s will is. It is very hard for a god to pose as the god of this religion. If someone tries to claim that they are the god of the religion and they don’t match what the church already believes is their god they will reject the god. This can happen to even the god who they worship. If a god is able to gain control of a religion however then they will have an army of coordinated followers who will do whatever their god wishes.