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Mother Goddess Worship in Your Nation

Postby The Shrailleeni Empire » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:01 pm

Mother Goddess Worship in Your Nation


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"And so from Her womb did Woman, made in Her image, emerge onto the Earth...And the Mother entrusted Woman with caring for all of Her creations..."
-Excerpt from the Scrolls of the Mother Goddess, Creation Myth


Introduction

Mother Goddess Worship, known locally as Leena'i'atta or Leenism, is the official religion of the Shrailleeni Empire. It is a monotheistic, heterodox faith composed of numerous sects, temples, and orders all organized under a single system known as the Ancient Temple or the Temple of the Mother Goddess. Followers believe in a supreme maternal deity, the exaltation of women and family, and the principles of knowledge, compassion, and peace.

Leenism is the professed religion of the great majority of people living in the Shrailleeni Empire. One branch of Leenism, the Temple of Gaia, is the official and most commonly practiced religion of the Confederation of Jedoria. At the time of this writing, Mother Goddess Worship is an established faith within the populations of twenty-six nations worldwide, and remains particularly strong within the Cornellian Empire region.

Statement of Purpose

This thread is intended to catalogue and expand the religion of Mother Goddess Worship by assessing its status among nations other than the Shrailleeni Empire.

Nations are asked to familiarize themselves with the core tenants of the religion, and then answer a questionnaire composed by the Foreign Affairs Matriarchy concerning the presence, legality, and attitudes of their nation toward this religion and its adherents.

An optional questionnaire is included for nations that have religions which might be considered for inclusion under the wider umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship.

The Foreign Affairs Matriarchy thanks nations in advance for their participation and for civility of exchange in any official correspondence. Nations catalogued as particularly friendly to the tenants of Mother Goddess Worship may become eligible for increased diplomatic relations and cultural exchange with the Shrailleeni Empire.

Note, the following information contains most, but not all, available information on Mother Goddess Worship. The curious should consult the Factbook Entry for greater detail on the history of this religion in particular.


Facts:

Shrailleeni Religion By Percentage: Mother Goddess Worship 78%, Agnostic/Non-defined 17%, Other or Native Practices 5%

Holy Scriptures: The Goddess Stone, the Book of Revelations, the Book of Life

Leader of the Faith: The High Priestess (original name absolved upon election)

Religious Tradition: Monotheist, Heterodox

Temple Orders (alphabetical):

Acolytes of the Eternal Mother, The Asturavi Sisterhood, The Dancers of Blue Sea, The Children of the Sky, The Children of the Waves, The Divine Brotherhood, The Egg Bearers, The Eye of the Mother Goddess, House of the Mountain, Leenic Christian Church, Order of Comfort, Temple of Gaia, Order of the Holy Sons, Order of Love, Order of the Open Hand, Order of Sevreen, Order of the Tri-akh, Order of Woman, Sacred Fathers, The Seekers, Shamanic Order of Kurungo, The Silence, Sisters of Light, Society of the Four Pillars, The Sunborn, Temple of the Ancient City, Temple of the Forest-Mother, Temple of Light, Temple of the Moon, Temple of Mother Ocean, Temple of the Pale Lady, Temple of the Sacred Flame

Although the Leenic faith is composed of a wide variety of different specific practices, beliefs, and interpretations, all components of the Temple of the Mother Goddess share a basic set of beliefs that serve as the common bond between them. In addition, there are several common beliefs and philosophies which are shared by many, though not all, of the Temple sects and orders.

Core Tenants:

All adherents to the Temple of the Mother Goddess believe in a single, inherently feminine Creator who both made and is made up of the universe and all of its inhabitants, who created humanity in Her image, and who continues to communicate to Her adherents in subtle ways. This Creator is omnibenevolent, omniscient, and omnipresent, but not omnipotent.

All adherents believe that human beings should live their lives in accordance with the four "pillars" or virtues which comprise the Enlightened Path, and that the Enlightened Path is the only way to reach true communion with the Creator. The four virtues are knowledge, understanding, compassion, and peace. Knowledge is the promotion of learning, curiosity, and the search for truth. Understanding is internal, the promotion of self-reflection and application of information. Compassion is the acceptance of the other, the promotion of empathy, and reflection on universality. Peace is the promotion of non-violence, as well as inner harmony and a respect for all life.

Although interpretations vary, all followers of the Leenic faith believe in life after death, usually in the form of a reunion with the Creator or oneness with Creation. Several branches of Leenism, though not all, believe that those who stray too far from the Enlightened Path are severed in some way from the Mother Goddess, and will never experience the oneness of Creation.

Scriptures

Every order of the Temple of the Mother Goddess holds several key religious scriptures and texts in common, while several also hold their own specific scriptural doctrines or adhere to slight variations on the common texts.

The key primary source of the majority of Temple sects, particularly those with roots in Home Island, is known as the Holy Stone or the Goddess Stone. The stone is ancient, dated to roughly 10,000 B.M.E., and is carved with a variety of images and pictographs that depict the Mother Goddess, the act of creation, and the birth of humanity. Located in the Ancient City, its exact history before that point has been lost to time, but it is believed by many to have been created by the first humans in order to record the story of creation. Study of the images and pictographs gave rise to the traditional creation story, and from that many of the key principles of Leenic worship.

After the Goddess Stone and its translations, the Book of Revelations is held to be the most important of the Leenic sacred texts. The book is a history of Divine Revelations, recorded by the Priestesses and Priests who experienced them, with each adding on to the next to expand the text. The majority of the revelations contained with in were recorded between the First Enlightenment and the Second Expansion, with a few of the oldest pre-dating the First Empire. The Book of Revelations forms the basis for most religious tenants of the Temple orders, including the Four Pillars, matrifocal ideals, and details regarding faith, practice, and worship for a variety of sects.

The Book of Life is the final source of Leenic scripture, and is the only one considered not to be literal expression of the Mother Goddess. Rather, the Book of Life is composed of thoughts, deliberations, and details of day-to-day living written by Priestesses and Priests after a great deal of prayer and meditation. The Book of Life is therefore constantly added to and altered, and numerous variations exist. Before a chapter or entry can be added to the book, it is required to come under the scrutiny of several other religious authorities. However, the Book of Life is still highly valued for providing theological input for a variety of mundane situations, including new scientific discoveries and technologies.

The Mother Goddess and Matriarchy

A large number of Temple sects and orders believe that due to an inherent connection with the Creator, commonly referred to as the Mother Goddess, women are placed inherently in the best position to communicate and understand Her will. This belief places women at the forefront of most creation myths, traces lines of descent through the mother, and exalts the mother as the head of the family and the household. Many of these orders only allow women into their ranks, and some only allow women who have had children. Many hold the philosophy that rulers should embody maternal values, or should can only rule justly if mothers themselves, and these beliefs form the basis for Shrailleeni matriarchal systems. Others place special emphasis on pregnancy and childbirth.

Differing interpretations exist and are accepted as legitimate systems of belief, and include variations in philosophy and word use. One common variation are sects and orders which emphasize feminine values but believe that both men and women can encompass and promote these values. These orders tend to allow male membership and leadership, emphasize the role of the father and the son in the family household, or hold more egalitarian ideals. Other variations include those that do not view the Creator as a human-like entity, those with altered creation myths, or those that practice veneration of spirits in addition to that of a Creator.

The Mother Goddess and Children

Children form a particularly important aspect of belief in many variations of Mother Goddess Worship, both literally and spiritually. Theologically, most adherents of the Temple of the Mother Goddess believe that humanity was formed or "birthed" directly by the Creator, and are therefore granted a special status alongside the rest of creation. Those that follow this philosophy consider humankind to be the "Children of the Mother Goddess," a term rooted in antiquity and the origin of the word "Shrailleeni." All humans are therefore seen as siblings in spirit, and deserving of compassion and love. This line of belief also provided the basis by which Shrailleeni subjects are commonly referred to as the "Children" of their rulers, in order to evoke the divinity of the human-Creator relationship.

Due to the connection with maternity and motherhood, many Temple orders also place emphasis on the importance of and care for children. Childbirth is seen as a reflection of creation, and many members of certain orders specialize in midwifery and post-natal care. Care for orphaned children is also a primary activity, and adoption widely promoted. Temple beliefs also foster a more communal attitude toward raising children, although ultimate authority is still placed primarily with the mother.

Altruism and Charity

Due to a common emphasis on Compassion and a general belief in the connectedness of all humanity, altruism has always been held as an important aspect of the majority of Temple sects. Because the Creator is not seen as omnipotent, it is widely held that the promotion of Her Will falls to Her adherents and that action is necessary to fulfill it. Most temples and shrines are open to all comers at any time of day or night, and have the resources needed to provide food, water, and shelter to those who are in need of it. Some go even further than this, collecting resources to bring to those who have the least as a symbol of the goodwill of the Mother Goddess. This combination of beliefs has led to a rich tradition of charitable organizations within the Temple system, a tradition which has begun to expand farther than ever before in recent years.

Some Temple orders, such as the Order of Comfort, are structured outright as charitable organizations. More recently, the Red Oval-Arcs was formed in order to allow members of all Temple sects to participate in charitable and aid efforts both at home and abroad. These organizations belief in strongly emphasizing the virtue of Compassion, often teaching to value community over the self and promoting the value of all life. Vegetarianism is sometimes practiced by these orders, and several provide education in medical training as part of their religious regimen.


Temples and Shrines:

All sects of the Temple of the Mother Goddess center their worship around specific physical localities, in the form of temples, shrines, and holy places. These places are not seen absolutely necessary for worship or prayer, but are instead considered to be ideal places to focus the mind on meditation, come together as a community, and better seek to understand the Will of the Mother Goddess. Temples and shrines come in an extremely wide variety of styles, sizes, and designs, from very small "sidewalk" shrines to isolated monasteries to sprawling temple complexes.

Surraleeni:

The center of spiritual focus in all shrines, temples, and holy places are referred to generally as surraleeni. Surraleeni are locations or objects which are believed to foster stronger and more reliable connections with the Mother Goddess than ordinary places and things, and collective worship is typically directed toward them. Surraleeni come in a startling variety of forms. Smaller shrines may have surraleeni in the form of small idols, statues, plants, or carvings. Surraleeni may also take the form of trees, alters, large statues, open flames, or gardens. Natural objects such as waterfalls, ponds, or mere open spaces can be considered surraleeni. At least one Temple order directs its worship to the moon, and another does so through the abstract concept of dance.

Leadership and Hierarchy:

The leaders of the majority of Temple sects are female, and known as Priestesses. Certain sects allow male leadership within their Orders as well, and these are referred to as Priests. Every branch of the Leenic orders maintains its own process for recruitment, training, and organization of its leading members, however, certain widespread patterns can be generalized.

Most branches of Mother Goddess Worship welcome Initiates on a voluntary basis. Initiates in monastic orders may leave their homes to live in isolation with the sect of their choosing, but many orders allow and even encourage the maintenance of a home life as well as a spiritual life. Initiates who take the vows of their order are then placed under the tutelage of the leader of that order, which takes the form of both religious and humanity studies, instruction on the specific doctrines of the order, and sequences of prescribed religious and spiritual contemplation. Certain order may ask Initiates to preform tasks of charity, maintenance, or otherwise aid ranking members in their duties.

Ascension to the upper religious ranks requires the passing of a test or series of tests specific to the order involved. The Initiate, if proven worthy, is then inducted into the order as a full member and gains the rank of Priestess or Priest. Priestesses and Priests are obligated to certain duties within the community, which include tending to the local surraleeni, maintaining humanitarian services, and leading organized prayers. An inducted Priestess or Priest may also choose to pursue more specific avenues of knowledge, and thus become capable in the eyes of their order of various tasks including the instruction of Initiates, providing Enlightened advice to local leadership, sitting as Judge in legal disputations, organizing overseas charities, or contributing to the continuation and advancement of religious knowledge.

Some orders possess complex hierarchies for their ranking members, but most Leenic sects grant more distinguished positions based on the fluid structure of honor-rank, which is determined by the respect of members, age of the member, and other factors which vary depending on sect. Most Temple orders possess a member of highest rank who is referred to as the Mother of the order, or Father in the case of males. Others adhere to more communalistic methods of leadership.

Following the Great Enlightenment, overall leadership of the various sects of the Temple of the Mother Goddess is held by the High Priestess, who is elected from among representatives of all orders but who has for centuries been chosen from among the Temple of the Ancient City. The duties of the High Priestess are very limited, and are restricted mainly to fostering communication and unity among sects, calling for gatherings of high religious importance, and serving as a voice for the entirety of the Leenic community. Unlike some foreign religions, the High Priestess of the Temple of the Mother Goddess has little political power or influence over the specific doctrines of the various sects.

Ritual and Rite:

Rituals and rites in Mother Goddess Worship vary widely from sect to sect. In general, occasions such as births are celebrated with the greatest ceremony and joy, with all sects practicing often elaborate birth rituals. Other major ritual occasions include marriage ceremonies, religious festivals, and funeral rites. A few of the most common forms of these are listed here:

Birth Rituals - A successful childbearing is a time of great celebration for any Leenic community, as it is considered further proof of the miracle of Creation bestowed by the Mother Goddess upon Her Children as well as a happy occasion for the couple and their families. Several Temple sects allow Priestesses, though never men, to specialize in midwifery and the science of childbirth, often using both traditional and modern knowledge. The newborn, when delivered, is typically kept with its mother who herself becomes the object of the ensuing rituals.

These include, depending on sect, the wearing of certain religious artifacts, a carrying of the new mother upon a litter, the ritual consumption of certain foods, or in the Temple of Fire the ceremonial lighting of a Sacred Flame. These can include parades and community-wide celebrations. In some orders the celebrations can last several days. The birth of twins or triplets, extremely rare, are typically met with widespread jubilation and often national fame, with the new parents receiving gifts and prayers in such numbers that their needs are sometimes met for years afterward.

Deformed or early-born babies receive a different set of rituals, but these are often no less elaborate. Those requiring special medical care typically find the means through the local Temple organization, and abnormalities of physiology are looked upon most often as a blessing rather than a deformity. Such children are said to have been touched directly by the Goddess during their formation, and enjoy a special standing in Leenic society complete with complimentary rituals.

Marriage Ceremonies - Marriage ceremonies among the orders of the Temple of the Mother Goddess range from very simple, formal affairs to elaborate rituals. At its base, a marriage takes the form of a contract between two individuals who are then bound to certain responsibilities to one another, and can be quietly officiated by any Priestess or Priest accredited with the ability by their order. More often, the extended families of each married individual become deeply involved, and many traditions allow for large celebratory gatherings and extended rituals and prayers throughout the marriage ceremony. The marriages of wealthy or noble families can even be cause for wider festivals throughout the community.

Marriage in nearly all Temple orders is strictly monogamous, although nothing in the wider umbrella of Leenism prohibits marriages among multiple partners. Rituals exist in most orders for marriage ceremonies between women and men, women and women, and men and men, and some orders exclusively practice homosexual marriage. Because of the lack of procreation inherent in homosexual marriage, these are much less common in Leenism at large and are often contracted with the stipulation that the couple must adopt a child within a certain allowance of time in order for the union to be considered complete. In most homosexual marriages, family lineage and ties are carried by the oldest partner.

Divorce is permitted within most, but not all, temple orders. In general, women are able to initiate a divorce with little difficulty. In the most popular orders, divorce can typically only be initiated by men who can prove a violation of the marriage contract in the form of adultery, physical abuse, or insanity in their partner.

Funeral Rites - Nearly all orders of the Temple of the Mother Goddess practice cremation as the center of their funeral services. Through cremation, it is believed that the last remnants of the soul of the deceased are brought into oneness with the Mother Goddess and with Creation. Leaving a body to decompose is seen as disrespect in most practices, although it is generally admitted that the soul cannot be prevented from returning to the Mother except by truly Unenlightened actions in life. The tombs and mausoleums of non-Leenic lands are a source of mild discomfort among Leenic travelers.

The most common funeral practices involve ritual cremation in certain, designated funeral areas. These are often many centuries old, and laden with the ashes of all that time. A new pyre is then constructed by the family of the deceased, who is cleaned, dressed, and sometimes decorated by the local Priestesses or Priests. After a gathering which may in some cases first include a parade from the local temple to the ritual site, specific prayers are uttered and the pyre is lit by the ranking family member.

Once this is complete, the following rituals may vary. Some orders hold a celebration of the departed returning to the loving arms of the Mother Goddess, which may include feasting and other celebrations. Others allow more quiet rituals of contemplation and prayer.

Prayer and Practise:

Because the Mother Goddess is considered to be omnipresent, prayer in Mother Goddess Worship is considered to be a part of everyday life. Collective prayers are typically led by a local Priestess or Priest and enjoined by the congregation, and many have developed beautiful rhythms and songs to foster communal identity. Other sects prefer periods of silent prayer or contemplation, in which members gather but do not speak aloud until a significant Revelation has been made. The latter method is especially preferred for cross-sect congregations, and Revelations made in this manner are considered to be of great import.

Typical everyday prayers among Mother Goddess Worshippers include greetings, goodbyes, well-wishes, and certain phrases which are so well known in the Shrailleeni Empire that even non-practicing Shrailleeni know and use them by heart. These usually reflect the omnibenevolent nature of the Mother Goddess, and include:

"I greet you in the Light of the Mother."

"May the Mother smile upon you and all of Her Children."

"May the Light of the Mother shine upon you."

"Walk the Path, and find Peace."

"The Warmth of the Mother welcomes you here."

"May we come to the Mother's Embrace."

Days of Worship:

In most orders, Friday is considered a day of prayer, rest, and contemplation, and many businesses in the Shrailleeni Empire are closed on Fridays accordingly.

Holidays vary according to sect, but October 6 is celebrated with festivities among all branches as the day that the modern Shrailleeni state came into being.


The Temple of the Mother Goddess has changed and expanded in several ways in reaction to the shifts in political climate created by exchange with the outside world. Primarily, the Temple Order has been the primary source of charitable and volunteer aid efforts from the Shrailleeni Empire to nations across the world. Several charitable organizations exist from numerous sects and orders, including the Red Oval-Arcs, the Order of Comfort, and the Order of the Open Hand, all organized under the Temple-run Shrailleeni Volunteer Organization. Deploying to sites of humanitarian concern, primarily within the Cornellian Empire, these organizations have done a great deal to alleviate human suffering while also creating a positive image of Mother Goddess Worship in foreign lands.

While proselytizing remains seen as illegitimate by the Temple Order, the faith has spread out from the Shrailleeni Empire in several ways. First is the process known as the "Enlightened Way," in which foreign religions seen as carrying strong similarities to the Leenic faith are contacted to see if they might be included under the heterodox umbrella. Places which have responded positively to this method include Dengali and Kurungo, the latter of which eventually joined not only the Temple but the Empire as well.

The second is through a process known as "Open Hands," which has gained limited but steady traction in several nations, notably the Commonwealth of Gloria Regis. This method relies on the faith to be spread through the deeds its adherents, and by educating those who approach with honest curiosity, and is the method common to Shrailleeni aid camps across the world.

One year ago, the Third Enlightenment, also being called the Great Revelation, was announced by the Temple declaring the feudal rule of Queens to be illegitimate and calling for the establishment of rule by democratic principles. This gathering, which included more leaders and sects than any previous Enlightenment, is ongoing and the outcome of its revelation remains to be determined.

Most recently, the Temple of Gaia in Jedoria announced its interest in discovering if Gaia worship and Mother Goddess Worship were spiritually comparable. It was determined by both the Leenic orders and the Temple of Gaia that this was in fact the case, and they embraced one another as Children of the Mother Goddess. The Temple of Gaia is now the second-largest Leenic order in the world, and its peculiarities of worship are being exchanged with the rest of the Leenic community.


Your Nation's Position on Mother Goddess Worship:
Code: Select all
[b]Nation Name:[/b]
[b]Current Head of State:[/b]
[b]Current Head of Government: [/b]
[b]Government Type:[/b]
[b]Official Religion:[/b]
[b]Practiced Religions:[/b]
[b]Religious Worship by Percentage:[/b]
[b]Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire[/b].

[b]What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?[/b]

[b]What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?[/b]

[b]What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?[/b]

[b]Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?[/b]

[b]Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?[/b]

[b]What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?[/b]


Possible Inclusion in Mother Goddess Worship
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[b]Name of Religion:[/b]
[b]Estimated Number of Adherents:[/b]
[b]Legality of Religion:[/b]
[b]Head of Religion or Spokesperson:[/b]

[b]In a paragraph, please provide an overview of your religion's beliefs and practices:[/b]

[b]Why are you seeking consideration for inclusion in Mother Goddess Worship?[/b]

[b]Do you accept the core tenants of Mother Goddess Worship?[/b]

[b]Can a representative of your faith meet with a Leenic official for further discussion, if necessary?[/b]
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New Edom wrote:Elizabeth Salt remarked, "It's amazing, isn't it, you rarely see modern troops that wear their 19th century uniforms and gear so well--they must drill all the time. Is this a guards outfit?"

Sif said to her, "This is a modern Shrailleeni Empire military parade. Like as in this is what they wear, this is what they use. This is it."

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Postby The Shrailleeni Empire » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:02 pm

Mother Goddess Worship International Chart



Chart Guide: This chart is intended to act as an aid to the Foreign Affairs Matriarchy when considering applications for emigration from the Shrailleeni Empire. It may also be used to inform decisions of a diplomatic nature. Nations listed as Co-Religionary and Sympathetic are considered to be completely open to immigration. Shrailleeni seeking to immigrate to nations listed as Tolerant or Neutral are provided with extensive materials detailing the laws and customs of these nations which may limit their rights as Mother Goddess Worshippers. Barring applicable treaties, the Shrailleeni government will not allow its people to immigrate to nations listed as Hostile.



Co-Religionary Nations - These nations are open, friendly, and welcoming toward Mother Goddess Worship. No significant restrictions on worship and practice exist, and followers may worship freely. They may have adopted Mother Goddess Worship as an official religion, or may simply be exceptionally open to its practice. Unlike sympathetic nations, these nations already contain well-established communities of worshippers.

- Republic of Adiron
- Ali-Zebu Union
- The Federal Republic of Almou
- The Free Land of Archipelago Bay
- The Commonwealth of Devernia
- Republic of Elykyellek
- Esperance International
- The Commonwealth of Gloria Regis
- The Sovereign Empire of Gristol-Serkonos
- Confederation of Jedoria
- United Federation of Novitera
- The People's Republic of Orassa
- The Restored Commonwealth of Rhodanthian
- The Enlightened Matriarchy of The Shrailleeni Empire
- The Commonwealth of Skyhooked
- The Federal Democratic Republic of United Valik



Sympathetic Nations - These nations are open and accepting of Mother Goddess Worship, but do not have any significant numbers of practitioners. Their people may not be aware of the religion, or there may be a small number of individuals curious about it. However, their governments do not place restrictions on practice, and would be receptive to the arrival of Mother Goddess Worshippers in their lands.

- Anollasia
- The United Island States of AHSCA
- The Empire of America
- The Commonwealth of Aviz Portugal
- Holy Queendom of Brellach
- Confederation of Carena
- The United Colonies of Earth
- The Queendom of Espicuta
- Fatatatutti
- The Democratic Republic of Gandoor
- Holy Empire of Greater East Asia
- The Democratic Technomancy of Gurkland
- The Nabetseican Kingdom of Jeltronia
- The Republic of Maydon
- Royal Palmyrian Commonwealth
- Pavonistade
- Royal Isles of Shalotte
- Victores
- The Planetary Administrations of Victoria and Vacuna
- Grand Duchy of Wielkilas



Tolerant Nations - Mother Goddess Worship is legal to be practiced in these nations, but the government or population may not be particularly open to it. Some government policies may restrict certain rights and practices of worshippers, but there is no persecution and the right of followers to worship is protected. These are nations with established communities of Mother Goddess Worshippers, who practice to the best of their abilities despite restrictions under the law or suspicious attitudes of the majority population.

- The Central Strategic Alliance Treaty
- The Feminist Empire of Deadora
- The Kingdom of Gallandia
- The Exalted Hamidiye State
- Kractero
- Meinlaussheimr
- The Allied States of New Edom
- The Reipublic of Reiayanamiland
- The United Kingdom of Vionna-Frankenlisch
- The Constitutional Diarchy of Vystercia-Nasucrea



Neutral Nations - These nations are neither particularly receptive nor particularly hostile toward Mother Goddess Worship.
Restrictions on rights and practices exist, but there are not significant numbers of worshippers for this to affect. Worshippers should be mindful of the potentially unfriendly laws, customs, or attitudes of these nations, but they do not face any threats at the official level.

- The Faisistí Uathlathas (Fascist Autocracy) of the Holy Altmoran Empire
- Arkhane
- Republic of Ashab
- The People's United Provinces of Chadtonia
- Republica De Gran Chaco
- The Magnificent Revolutionary Republic of Grêlés
- The United Imperium of Kynor
- Empire of Greater Nalydya
- Libertas Regionem
- The Grand Republic of Massena
- Kingdom of the United Turtles, Mushrooms, and Men of TurtleShroom
- The Vecerian Communities



Hostile Nations - These nations are openly hostile toward Mother Goddess Worship. The rights and practices of worshippers are strongly restricted, and their presence may be met with threats of government actions. Worshippers are encouraged to avoid travel in these nations.

- The Theocratic States of Aikoland
- Alpes a Septentrionali Imperium
- Arachkya
- United Socialist States of Aterria
- Bangsamoro People's Republic
- The Holy Kingdom of Cassadia
- Union of Crysukon Socialist Republics
- The Empire of Japanese Pacific States
- The Arab State of Khataiy
- The Empire of Victorious Decepticons
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New Edom wrote:Elizabeth Salt remarked, "It's amazing, isn't it, you rarely see modern troops that wear their 19th century uniforms and gear so well--they must drill all the time. Is this a guards outfit?"

Sif said to her, "This is a modern Shrailleeni Empire military parade. Like as in this is what they wear, this is what they use. This is it."

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Postby Kractero » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:03 pm

I thought you were a part of that whole Chessmistress cult for a second.

*phew*.
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Postby Kractero » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:21 pm

Nation Name: Kractero
Current Head of State: Shinzo Abe
Current Head of Government: Shinzo Abe
Government Type: A Corporate Democracy
Official Religion: State Irreligious
Practiced Religions: Christianity, Shinto/Buddhism, and Others
Religious Worship by Percentage: 30% of the nation claims to be Buddhist and Shinto, 20.8% claim to be a denomination of Christianity, and 45% of the nation is irreligious. The other percentage are other religions, which could potentially be Mother Goddess but is largely Islam and Hinduism.

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?
Our government sees religion as a means of trouble and strife. Although religion is not prohibited within Kractero, the state does not sponsor or specifically state a preferred religion as their "national" religion, and prefers to claim to be irreligious. This has proven in curving the nation's population to an irreligious standpoint.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
The Kracterian government tolerates any religion as stated in the Constitution, and is fine with the Mother Goddess Worship.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
The popular attitude doesn't farewell. The nation's population adheres to science, and believes in progressive, liberal (I'm not a liberal) ideals. They consider the religion to be radical and just another form of extreme feminism.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?
Yes, it is, the government puts no restriction on any kind of belief unless it gets out of hand.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?
Less then 2,000 people worship this religion. Their methods of following this religion is unknown to the government.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?
The government supports homosexual marriage but is opposed to a gender-biased government.

Could be more detailed but I'm too lazy.
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Muinordgrad
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Postby Muinordgrad » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:31 pm

Nation Name: Muinordgrad
Current Head of State: Philemon I
Current Head of Government: Philemon I
Government Type: Consular Elective Christian Mahknovist Despotate
Official Religion: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, some minorities in some sectors
Practiced Religions: Too many to list
Religious Worship by Percentage: 65% Christian, 25% Muslim, 5% Buddhist, 1% Jewish, 4% Other
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. None.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? While one member of the High Counil is the Autocephalous Patriarch of the Greatest Muinordgrad Tewahedo Orthodox Church (15% of pop and growing), not much

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Allowed, but Christian proselytizers have full rights to solicit as long as they do not directly shatter privacy.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Practically unknown

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? While it is probably practiced by at least a few immigrants, there is probably no true Mother Goddess community in the Muinordgrad.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Discouraged Homosexuality, but the actual government has no say in marriage, and both genders are considered to have equal ruling prowess.
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Novitera
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Founded: Jul 14, 2014
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Postby Novitera » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:36 pm

Nation Name: United Federation of Novitera
Current Head of State: Prime Executor James Trask
Current Head of Government: Prime Executor James Trask
Government Type: Representative Democracy
Official Religion: None
Practiced Religions: Atheism, Agnosticism, Christianity, Jedorian Paganism, Intaki, Islam, Magi
Religious Worship by Percentage:

Atheism/Agnosticism/No Religion: 82%
Christianity: 5%
Jedorian Paganism: 4%
Taosim: 4%
Mother Goddess Worship: 3%
Intaki: 1%
Islam: <1%
Magi: <1%

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

No religion currently practiced in Novitera originated or has any deep roots in Novitera. Religion is mostly practiced by immigrants who brought the beliefs from their home country and what few of the populace it has managed to convert.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?

Aside from protecting the practice of, government strives for minimal entanglements with religion. Constitutionally, government must neither promote nor inhibit the practice or proliferation of any religion. In practice it follows this guideline having little care for the spread of a certain religion in Novitera.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

The government is largely indifferent about it.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

The popular attitude is largely indifference or derisiveness for the practice. Mainly, the majority of the population finds it a strange and alien system of beliefs that are without merit. This does not mean those who subscribe to Mother Goddess Worship are persecuted. Rather they are just looked on as harmless eccentrics.

Mother Goddess Worship has seen popularity in Noviteran "hippie" counterculture. Mainly from teens and young adults, most of whom stray from the Noviteran Mother Goddess Worship community and beliefs as they grow older. All though the practice can be found in every age group.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?

It is allowed and protected in all jurisdictions of the United Federation. All religious organizations are granted taxation immunity if proven to be charitable nonprofit organizations. Mother Goddess Worship organizations and its members are not immune from criminal and/or civil liability however.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?

Yes. It was adopted by Noviterans whose readings on Mother Goddess Worship led them to subscribe to the beliefs and Shrailleeni who came to Novitera to proselytize the religion. In other cases, Shrailleeni immigrants simply brought their religion from their home country and have kept it alive in their families.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?

Homosexual marriage is allowed and recognized by law to be no different from heterosexual marriage. The belief that women are inherently more qualified leaders or are gifted with greater wisdom and intelligence is considered laughably preposterous. Novitera is egalitarian culturally and by law. For example, to consider the gender of an individual when deciding matters of employment or promotion in the workplace is not only frowned upon but also illegal.
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Jedoria
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Founded: Aug 23, 2011
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Jedoria » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:48 pm

Nation Name: Confederation of Jedoria
Current Head of State: Duke Victor Răceanu
Current Head of Government: Duke Victor Răceanu
Government Type: Representative Democracy with elements of direct democracy
Official Religion: None
Practiced Religions: Gaia Worship, Christianity, Magism, Islam
Religious Worship by Percentage: 89% Gaia Worship, 9% Christian, 2% other

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

Uncertain. Jedorian Gaia Worship shares some similarities with Mother Goddess Worship, namely the main deity being a motherly figure responsible for all creation, but Gaia Worship is less organized, doesn't share the same matriarchal values, and does not have the same impact on Jedorian society as Mother Goddess Worship does on the Shraileeni.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?

Officially, Jedoria is a secular state that favors no faith over another. Unofficially, there is a subversive campaign of persecution against faiths that are commonly found in states hostile to Jedoria, namely the types of Christianity practiced in New Edom, and orthodox Magism. Other faiths however, such as Imperial Christianity or Islam, are generally left alone.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

Given the status of relations between Jedoria and the Shraileeni Empire, it is unknown whether the Jedorian Government should be concerned regarding the spread of Mother Empress Worship.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

Seen largely as a foreign religion but with curious similarities to their own, most Jedorians do not hold a strong opinion of Mother Empress worship one way or the other.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?

Yes.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?

Most likely by a small number, introduced through Shraileeni visitors to Jedoria.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?

The Jedorian Government has legalized homosexual marriage. It's view on matriarchy is not positive, but varies from state to state.
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Elykyellek
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Postby Elykyellek » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:19 pm

Nation Name: Republic of Elykyellek
Current Head of State: President Eliza Kierke
Current Head of Government: President Eliza Kierke
Government Type: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Official Religion: None
Practiced Religions: Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Judaism.
Religious Worship by Percentage:
Protestans - 19%
Catholics - 12%
Other Christian - 1%
Buddhist - 1%
Jewish - 1%
Other - 2%
Nonreligious - 64%

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. There are small sects of followers of Mother Goddess Worship in Elykyellek who believe that the nation is long overdue for a spiritual revival.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? The government does not publicly favor any one belief over another and tends to stay out of religious matters.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? The government is aware of Mother Goddess Worship and is accepting of the practicing of it as it is of all religions as long as no one is being harmed.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Most of the population is indifferent about Mother Goddess Worship, but there is a small and fast growing group that are very curious.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? Current estimates say that there are 20,000-30,000 followers of Mother Goddess Worship in Elykyellek. It was largely introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Elykyellek has a very liberal stance towards homosexuality and same-sex marriage has been recognized since 1959. Elykyellek is somewhat viewed as a matriarchal society and women often hold positions of power. About 50% of the seats in government are occupied by women and 5 of the last 6 Presidents have been women, including the current one.

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Ashab
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Postby Ashab » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:16 pm

Nation Name: Republic of Ashab (Pre-Civil War)
Current Head of State: President Dorian Anjideen
Current Head of Government: President Dorian Anjideen
Government Type: One Party Military Dictatorship
Official Religion: Ashabi Catholicism
Practiced Religions:

Intak
Ashabi Catholicism
Other

Religious Worship by Percentage:

Intak: 54%
Ashabi Catholicism: 46%
Other: <1%


Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

Yes.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?

Government, composed of practicing Catholics, is largely more favorable towards Catholics while systematically oppressive towards the Intaki. Anjideen and Sararik's reforms have mitigated this and the nation is in a trajectory towards equality albeit a slow one.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

The government sees it the same way they do Intaki or any other religion that is not Ashabi Catholicism, with disdain and outright prejudice.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

Ashabi Catholics see it the same way they see Intak, a deplorable heathen religion whose followers are subhuman. Intaki respect Mother Goddess Worship as they do all different religious beliefs and see the similarities with their own religion to those who are familiar with it (which is very few Intaki).

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?

Yes, but practicioners will find themselves generally persecuted and doomed to be a class below Catholics just like the Intaki.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?

Perhaps by very limited amounts of Intaki who have incorporated some of the beliefs into their own religion. Most likely adopted through both methods.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?

Both are abominable. The government is comprised of the ruling Ashabi Catholic class whose culture is patriarchal.

Name of Religion: Intak
Estimated Number of Adherents: ~38.88 Million
Legality of Religion: Legal but practicioners are highly prejudiced against and denied the rights given to Catholics. Many of its rituals have been outlawed as well.
Head of Religion or Spokesperson:

Princess Anora Kador

In a paragraph, please provide an overview of your religion's beliefs and practices:

This is the native religion of Ashab whose followers make up 54% of the populace. It is characterized as a spiritual faith that places an emphasis on communion with nature, duality, sexual liberation, personal enlightenment, pacifism and respect for all life. Their spiritual and political leader has traditionally been a Queen from the ancient Kador royal family. This is due to their reverence of the feminine form although overall they are not necessarily matriarchal as leaders of individual communities can be males. All Intaki communities are led by Shamans who specialize in the teachings and rituals of the religion. For rural Intaki, this also means becoming skilled in herbal medicine. Shaman duties include providing spiritual guidance, healing and imparting the teachings of their faith to the young. The mastery of each community's Shaman differs as much of the Intaki lore has been lost throughout the years of Catholic oppression.

Intaki do not believe in deities, rather in the Tak. This is the omnipresent and omnipotent collective force composed of the spirits of all living organisms and all organisms that ever lived. It guides the destiny of all life and all life yet to be created. The duty of all Intaki is to strengthen the Tak and minimize its corruption. Humans are the only beings capable of corrupting the Tak by corrupting their spirits and the spirits of others. Individual emotions and attitudes can influence the Tak. Hate, greed, envy and malice corrupt the Tak. Compassion, empathy, harmony and serenity strengthen it. The more the Tak is corrupted, the more destruction, evil, corruption and suffering it will bring to the world. In contrast, strengthening the Tak brings peace and allows life to flourish. This is why Intaki strive for their own inner peace and to spread it to others through acts of kindness.

The worst corruption comes from actual acts of malice which corrupts both the spirit of the victim who endured the suffering and the one who perpetrated it then in turn the Tak. However, Intaki also believe the Tak can be healed in each specific instances. This is done through the emotional healing of the victim that culminates in forgiveness to those who wronged them. As well as redemption of the perpetrator through excising their malice, feeling guilt, then finally peace.

Why are you seeking consideration for inclusion in Mother Goddess Worship?

Aside from the Deity, the Leenic Pillars and general Intaki beliefs are not irreconcilable. Perhaps Intaki beliefs can be incorporated in some Leenic sects.

Do you accept the core tenants of Mother Goddess Worship?

No. For one, the Intaki do not believe that the Tak is a deity nor is it inherently feminine or masculine. The Tak was created by and is sustained by life. It did not create life. Also they believe it is omnipresent and omnipotent. It's benevolence or malice is determined by the emotions, attitudes and actions of humans.

The four Pillars can be accepted as this fits in line with Intaki beliefs. Although Intaki do not structure the belief into the "Four Pillars".

Intaki definitely believe in life after death. Their spirits are always a part of the Tak in life and in death. But it is only in life that they have the ability to influence it.

Can a representative of your faith meet with a Leenic official for further discussion, if necessary?

The Intaki faith is not an organized institution. Leenic officials can meet with individual Shamans but they can only represent the communities they are a part of. Only one represents all Intaki, Princess Anora Kador.
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Aikoland
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Founded: Dec 22, 2011
Corporate Bordello

Postby Aikoland » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:13 pm

Nation Name: The Theocratic States of Aikoland
Current Head of State: Sister Hyun Ae-Mao
Current Head of Government: Sister Hyun Ae-Mao
Government Type: Theocracy
Official Religion: Aikoland Catholicism
Practiced Religions: Legally, Aikoland Catholicism is the only religion permitted to be practiced here. However, we admit there are still some practitioners of Buddhism and Shinto here.
Religious Worship by Percentage: Officially 100% Aikoland Catholicism, in practice, it's estimated at 93% Catholic, 4% Buddhist, 2% Shinto, and 1% Other.
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. No

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? As a theocracy, the government of Aikoland is based upon religious principles.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? The government of Aikoland despises all religions other than Aikoland Catholicism.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Aikoland citizens despise all religions other than Aikoland Catholicism.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? No, the practice of religions other than the state religion is forbidde.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? No.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Homosexual marriage is forbidden by government law and we do not recognize them if performed abroad. The government has no formal attitude in regards to matriarchies, although we will admit that you could arguably call ourselves a matriarchy, since all seven leaders of our nation have been female, due to tradition.
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A small French-speaking nation located on a group of islands to the south of France. Primary territory of the nation consists of three main islands, the states as described in our national motto, along with smaller less populated islands surrounding them.
Official Nation Name: The Empire of Aikoland
Government Type: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of State: Empress Élisabeth IV
Head of Government: Prime Minister Mélodie Bélanger
Population: 5.8 million
Official Language: French
Current Year: 2019

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Verdiga
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Postby Verdiga » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:19 am

Nation Name: Republic of Verdiga
Current Head of State: Hendrik Björk
Current Head of Government: Hendrik Björk
Government Type: Bicameral Parliamentary Republic
Official Religion: Secularism
Practiced Religions: Christianity, Shintōism, Zen Buddhism
Religious Worship by Percentage: 60.04% Protestant Christian (predominantly Lutheran, followed by Swedenborgian, the two not by a long shot, then by Methodist, then by Baptist, the other two also not by a long shot), 14.7% Catholic, 10% Atheist or Agnostic, 9.2% Shintō and Zen Buddhist (mixed bag), 1.1% Shintō, Zen Buddhist and Christian (mixed bag), 1.08% Shintō (alone), 1% Jewish, 0.76% Other Christian (predominantly Anglican, followed by Russian Orthodox, then by Iglesia ni Cristo, the three not by a long shot, then by Mormonism), 0.5575% Zen Buddhist (alone), 0.4375% Sunni Islam, 0.0625% Other Buddhist (predominantly Lamaist Buddhist, followed by Korean Buddhism, then by Traditional Chinese Buddhism, then by Theravada Buddhism, each not by a long shot), 0.0625% Shia Islam, 1% Other Religion (predominantly Hinduism, followed by Sikhism, then Tengrism, then Zoroastrianism)

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. Maybe.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? The government doesn't care, but we have religious freedom and religious rights.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? What's that?

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? What's that?

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? No.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? We allow that. As for matriarchy, it is okay, as long as the one who runs it is not a Feminazi/Misandrist/similar.
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Dahon
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Postby Dahon » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:00 am

Nation Name: The Queendom of Dahon
Current Head of State: Kanamekami Kaname Sumire, Yakumokami Kojima Izumi, Suzumikami Watanabe Kiako
Current Head of Government: See above.
Government Type: absolute dyarchy (in theory), unclassifiable (in practice)
Official Religion: None. As Budhism does not believe in a god(s), one could say most Dahoni are atheists. As such. Dahon is thoroughly secular, though by ancient compromise with the Budhist priesthood the three kami (leaders) of the queendom must be practicing Budhists.
Practiced Religions: Too many to list.
Religious Worship by Percentage: The Yakumo Census Bureau estimates the total number of professed Budhists to be 87% of the population in 2015.

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

No. This is the first time we've had anything to say or do about Leenism (or the Empire for that matter). Some of the more imaginative ones might see a connection between your Mother Goddess and the second Kanamekami Kaname Madoka, if a faint one at best, as (for one) she never claimed to be anyone's mother but her daughter and successor's. Comparisons with the first Yakumokami Yakumo Yukari (posthumous name Souzou, "Creation") are even flimsier, given the dearth of information about her life and work.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?

The government pays for the upkeep of the biggest Budhist temples, especially the Hakurei temple complex (where a repository containing thousands upon thousands of religious and secular documents are located) in Hakurei. Apart from this and the kami being Budhists, that's pretty much the depth of government involvement in religion. The farther back in Dahoni history you go, though, the more fervent the populace and leadership. To cite just two examples: the first Yakumokami founded scores of Budhist temples throughout Dahon, some of whom became religious centers, even respectable cities; in her short reign, the second Kanamekami was a sponsor of the great Sumatran lay Budhist known only by the pejorative she bestowed on herself -- "Kijin" (literally "devil human") -- maintained extensive relations with Budhist empires and kingdoms throughout the Indian Ocean, and was reportedly planning a pilgrimage to the monasteries of Nava Vihara near the ancient city of Balkh before she was killed; Persian folklore even tells the tale of Kaname Madoka appearing as a djinn after her death to pester Harun al-Rashid till the day he himself died in 809.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

We don't mind it. Your proselytizers can even come to Dahon if they want; we'd appreciate the tourists if nothing else.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

See above.

Can Mother Goddess Worship be legally practiced?

Yep.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?

No.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?

LGBT marriages have been tolerated since time immemorial, legalized by the first Yakumokami (it was literally the first thing she wrote upon taking power), and practiced such that natives think it normal. As for matriarchy -- as we're wont to say, "Men hold up half the sky." Our kami might always be females, but everything else is up for grabs; we're egalitarian that way.
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Fatatatutti
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Fatatatutti » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:17 am

Nation Name: Fatatatutti
Current Head of State: President Fish
Current Head of Government: Prime Minister Schuyler Marmish
Government Type: Fatatatutian
Official Religion: None
Practiced Religions: Religions are practiced only by recent immigrants.
Religious Worship by Percentage: Near zero.
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. n/a

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? The government is not involved in religion in any way.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? The government has no attitude toward any religion.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Most people don't know or care what Mother Goddess Worship is.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? We don't know or care.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Homosexuality is not an issue in Fatatatutti. Mothers are highly respected but matriarchy is seen as as distasteful as any other "archy".

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Chadtonia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Chadtonia » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:59 am

Nation Name:
The People's United Provinces of Chadtonia

Current Head of State:
The Federal Council

Current Head of Government:
The Federal Council

Government Type:
Democratic Federal Republic

Official Religion:
No official religion.

Practiced Religions:
Whew! There are over a thousand distinct religions practiced in Chadtonia. We don't feel like listing them.

Religious Worship by Percentage:
96.768132%

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.
No. N/A.We are currently unaware of any religion within any of our Provinces or Territories that could be classified as "Mother Goddess Worship."

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?
Chadtonia's government supports the individual Citizen's right to religion or non-religion, excepting of the terrorism cult known more broadly as Jehovah's Witnesses.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
We are currently unaware of any religion within any of our Provinces or Territories that could be classified as "Mother Goddess Worship."

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
We are currently unaware of any religion within any of our Provinces or Territories that could be classified as "Mother Goddess Worship."

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?
If such a religion came to be and was approved by the Federal Council, yes.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?
We are currently unaware of any religion within any of our Provinces or Territories that could be classified as "Mother Goddess Worship."

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?
Homosexual marriages are illegal in Chadtonia and not recognized by The Federal Court. Historically, Chadtonia was primarily a patriarchal society. Chadtonia however has recently developed equality of gender in regards to secular leadership roles.
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Ali-Zebu Union » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:50 pm

Nation Name: Ali-Zebu Union
Current Head of State: Queen Saysun IV
Current Head of Government: Prime Minister Jezrahla Shrazali
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Official Religion: None
Practiced Religions: Jezrahlism, Hammak (Adyssan Tritheism), Ichi Animism, Aochi Animism, Helladrian Beliefs, Various others
Religious Worship by Percentage:

Jezrahlism 96%
Ichi Animism, Aochi Animism, and Helladrian Beliefs 1%
Hammak and other beliefs 3%

Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

Perhaps. Mother Goddess Worship could also be included under the umbrella of Jezharlism, depending upon which religious scholars you ask.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?

The government was set up to be a secular one, but religion is still an important aspect of life that is provided legal protection. A separation of church and state with religious freedom fiercely protected.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

It poses no threat to the safety and stability of the nation and its adherents are welcome to live and travel freely within the Union.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

Popular attitude toward Mother Goddess worship is positive. Religious and ordinary people view it as sister faith to Jezharlism and efforts are ongoing to strengthen the relationship between the two faiths and their adherents.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?

Most certainly.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?

There might be small population of Mother Goddess worshipers residing in Ali-Zebu. They would most likely be immigrants or non-citizens that live and/or work in Ali-Zebu

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?

The government treats all marriages equally under the law and matriarchy is looked upon favorably, though not necessarily as the universal ideal. Matriarchy is the norm in Ali-Zebu but it is understood by the people of Ali-Zebu that the different peoples of the world have developed in a myriad of different fashions. Matriarchal or not, all nations are given equal opportunities to interact politically and economically with Ali-Zebu.



World Factbook: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=108258&p=5418433&hilit=%22Ali+Zebu%22#p5418433
A Foreigner's Guide to the Ali-Zebu Union: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=116418&p=5867697#p5867697
Ali-Zebu Embassy Program: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=145435#p7315322
Ali-Zebu Foreign Legion Office and Legionnaire Applications: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=145436#p7315331
Princess and a Rose: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=145904#p7342328
Nations Within the Ali-Zebu Sphere: Kamseong, Orqosuyu, Anathaat

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Gandoor
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Postby Gandoor » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:44 pm

Nation Name: The Democratic Republic of Gandoor
Current Head of State: Prime Minister Nikolai Olanovich Semenov
Current Head of Government: Prime Minister Nikolai Olanovich Semenov
Government Type: Unicameral parliamentary republican democracy
Official Religion: No state religion
Practiced Religions: Buddhism, Shinto, native religions, other
Religious Worship by Percentage: 68.5% non-religious, 11.4% Buddhism, 9.6% Shinto, 5.9% native religions, 4.8% other
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. No.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? There is a strict separation of church and state here, with the freedom to practice religious beliefs being protected, so long as they don't interfere with the rights of others.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? We don't know what it is.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? What is it?

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? Not that we know of.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Same-sex marriage is viewed in a positive manner by the government and has been legal since the 1980's. We have no view towards matriarchies.
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Gloria Regis
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Founded: Mar 03, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Gloria Regis » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:31 pm

Nation Name: The Commonwealth of Gloria Regis
Current Head of State: Protector Livia Barberina
Current Head of Government: Vice-Protector Servilia Aemlianus
Government Type: Republic
Official Religion: None
Practiced Religions: Mother Goddess Worship, Giaanism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam
Religious Worship by Percentage: Apostolic Christian Church 24%, End Times Church 19%, , Mother Goddess Worship 25%m Gaia Worship 12%, Sunni Islam 6%, Judaism 5%, Anathaat 10%, Thrallism 10%
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. Gaia Worship, as per the Jedorian national religion, comes very close.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? The national government has passed laws that outlaw religious interference in the process of government due to past troubles with ETC militias.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Mother Goddess worshippers helped establish Gloria Regis as a nation!

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?Yes

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? Shrailleeni humanitarians.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Some significant parts of the population admire both ideas, though there is opposition from some quarters.

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New Edom
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Founded: Mar 14, 2011
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Postby New Edom » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:45 pm

Nation Name: The Allied States of New Edom
Current Head of State: King Elijah IV and Queen Mara I
Current Head of Government: Count Samuel Beroth, President of the Council of Ministers
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Official Religion: Council of Five Churches
Practiced Religions: Christianity, Islam, Animism
Religious Worship by Percentage:Apostolic Christianity 27%, End Times Church 22%, Haranese Christian Church 11%, other Christian 20%, Animistic Tribal Religions 11%, Sunni Islam 5%, Other 4%
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire No.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? Christianity is an official religion and as such is necessary for the holding of offices and administering of oaths, as well as for holding judicial office.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Mother Goddess worship is respected as the native religion and state religion of an allied nation.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Shrailleeni people are seen as exotic kind people and this is identified in their religion which is seen as curious and foreign.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes, though practitioners may not hold office.

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? It was introduced by Shraillleeni humanitarians.

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? They are tolerated in foreigners as foreign customs but are illegal in New Edom.
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Deadora
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Posts: 432
Founded: Jun 14, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Deadora » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:14 am

Nation Name: The Feminist Empire of Deadora
Current Head of State: Matriarch Empress Jennifer Thrall
Current Head of Government:
Government Type: Absolute gynocratic monarchy
Official Religion: Darkespir
Practiced Religions: Darkespir, Mother Empress Worship
Religious Worship by Percentage: 84% Spiran, Irreligious 7%, Leenism 7%, Abrahamic 1.5%, Other 0.5%
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.
Not currently
What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?
The Imperial government actively persecutes and oppresses foreign religions deemed patriarchal, such as Christianity, Islam, or Magism. The government is friendly with the Spiran clergy to promote social cohesion.
What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
The Imperial government believes that Mother Goddess Worship could viably take root in southern Deadora, where it could promote a peaceful worldview and stable families within the Aedoran, a persecuted minority.
What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
Most Deadorans view MGW as an exotic and curious religion. It's pacifist philosophy is generally derided as weak or naive compared to Deadora's traditionally militant cultural values. Nevertheless, the clear gynocentric nature of Leenism is appealing to those disenchanted with the native religion.
Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?
Yes.
Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?
Yes, primarily through independent learning.
What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?
Homosexual marriage between males is illegal, matriarchy is life.
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China and South Korea
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Founded: Sep 11, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby China and South Korea » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:34 am

  • Nation Name: (People's Democratic Republic of) Zyrika
  • Current Head of State: Paramount Leader Pingwang Cheng.
  • Current Head of Government: Paramount Leader Pingwang Cheng (de jure), N/A (de facto).
  • Government Type: People's Democratic Dictatorship (de jure), Single-Party Totalitarian Theocracy (de facto).
  • Official Religion: State Atheism (de jure), Tsoism (de facto).
  • Practiced Religions: Tsoism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism (the only "designated Polytheist religion" not actively crushed by the government).
  • Religious Worship by Percentage: 61.5% Chengtung Tsoists - 20.1% Hindus - 9.1% Paipieh Tsoists - 3.8% Sunni Muslims - 2.2% Protestants - 1.1% Buddhists - 0.7% Roman Catholics - 0.6% Shia Muslims - 0.5% Atheists - 0.4% Eastern Orthodox Christians
  • Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. Such religions will be exterminated for blasphemy.
  • What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? Cracking down on matriarchal, atheistic and polytheistic thoughts from dusk till dawn, all day, every day.
  • What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Very hostile, as the government is all-but a theocracy of another religion.
  • What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Very hostile, with women taught to loathe so-called "self-liberation" and men priding themselves in everything.
  • Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? While it is monotheistic, it is blasphemous to worship women; hence it is made illegal in the People's Democratic Republic.
  • Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? No, such cases do not exist in our nation; if you insist otherwise, you must be insane.
  • What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Disgusting, foul stains upon culture and human civilization; they must be crushed and thrown into the dustbin of history, their followers either executed or used for publicly-beneficial projects as punishment for their sins.
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Carena
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Posts: 994
Founded: Aug 15, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Carena » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:44 am

Nation Name: Confederation of Carena
Current Head of State: President Mario Ruiz
Current Head of Government: President Mario Ruiz
Government Type: Confederate representative republic
Official Religion: None (the state is secular)
Practiced Religions: The most common beliefs (in decreasing order): Non affiliated, Atheism, Catholicism, Baptism, Lutheranism, Islam, Pentecostalism, other
Religious Worship by Percentage: 80% are atheist or secular, 7% are Catholic, 5% are Baptist, 3% are Lutheran, 2% are Muslim, 1% are Pentecostal and the remaining 2% follow other beliefs.
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire Yes, as all religions (provided it is not violent) are welcome in Carena.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? The Carenian government is officially secular. Favoring a religion, or restricting freedom of/from religion is outlawed in the Constitution.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? The movement is unheard of, though as long as they don't physically harm anyone or anything they are welcome.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? As the religion is unheard of, no one has a strong opinion on it.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? No

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Homosexual marriage has been legal now for 2 centuries, and being homosexual or bisexual is not considered abnormal in Carena. On the matriarchy, only very outspoken feminist advocate for it.
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Europaher
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Founded: Nov 01, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Europaher » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:55 am

Nation Name: Europaher
Current Head of State: Emperor Fim Maur
Current Head of Government: Emperor Fim Maur
Government Type: Authoritarian, imperial kingdom
Official Religion: Fialism (worship of the Emperor and his family and ancestors as Gods)
Practiced Religions: Fialism
Religious Worship by Percentage: 99% Fialism. The 1% are either in hiding or imprisoned.
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire No

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? Only Fialism is legal. All other religions are banned, and practicing them results in being put in a reeducation camp.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? As only Fialism is legal, it is banned.

What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? There is none, it is unknown by the general populace.

Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Yes

Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? No

What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Homosexuality is considered an abomination and will result in being sent to a reeducation camp. The idea of matriarchy is outlawed, but so is patriarchy, as the Emperor, no matter his or her gender, is the sole ruler of Europaher.

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Gigaverse
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Founded: Mar 26, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Gigaverse » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:02 am

  • Nation Name: (Holy Empire of Greater) East Asia (formal), (the) Imperial Demesne or Mugen Tengoku (informal).
  • Current Head of State: "Big Brother" (aka God) (de jure).
  • Current Head of Government: -DATA EXPUNGED-
  • Government Type: Theocratic Absolute Monarchy (de jure), Stratocratic Federation (de facto).
  • Official Religion: None (de jure), Via Deum (de facto).
  • Practiced Religions: Predominantly Via Deum; the government promotes freedom of religion.
  • Religious Worship by Percentage: No official stats, but approx. over 90% follow Via Deum or variations/derivations.
  • Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire. None that we know of.
  • What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence? Ensuring freedom of religion, proliferate Via Deum, completely erasing the presence of heretical cults.
  • What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? The government itself is rather indifferent to Mother Goddess Worship.
  • What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence? Conservatives and nationalists criticize it, women and young girls don't feel strongly about it; in general, however, Mother Goddess Worship is viewed in a favorable light.
  • Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced? Of course; it has not exhibited any tendencies of "Extreme Heresy" as marked out by the Ministry of Ceremonies.
  • Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians? Through both learning and cases of Shrailleeni introduction, Mother Goddess Worshipers have been occasionally reported in the Imperial Demesne; however, these are negligible, and more often than not, they reconcile with local religious traditions due to religiously syncretic nature of East Asian society.
  • What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? The government really wouldn't care either way what you marry (as long as it's not heretical); but they certainly are not a matriarchy/woman-dominated mechanism, and they intend to keep it that way. (The Imperial government has more than its fair share of matriarchal allies, however.)
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Vystercia-Nasucrea
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Founded: Oct 27, 2009
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Vystercia-Nasucrea » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:29 am

Nation Name: the Constitutional Diarchy of Vystercia-Nasucrea
Current Head of State: Kings Ar-Yos I and Sergan I
Current Head of Government: Kings Ar-Yos I and Sergan I
Government Type: Elective diarchy with constitutional and democratic features.
Official Religion: Deism
Practiced Religions: Deism, Catholicism, Mormonism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Nestorian/Armenian/Syriac/Assyrian/Chaldean Christianity, Protestantism, Judaism, Edenism, Paganism, Magism, Druidism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Animism, Atheism, and Dominaism
Religious Worship by Percentage: Deism (58%), Catholicism (14%), Mormonism (.25%), Eastern Orthodoxy (.5%), Nestorian/Armenian/Syriac/Assyrian/Chaldean Christianity (.25%), Protestantism (6%), Judaism (3%), Edenism (2%), Paganism (11%), Magism (.2%), Druidism (1%), Islam (.1%), Buddhism (.1%), Hinduism (.1%), Taoism (1%), Animism (1%) , Atheism (.1%), and Dominaism (old matriarchal state religion of Nasucrea) (.4%).


Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?
It recognizes Deism as the state religion, with a special Deist clergy, assembly halls, etc. Otherwise, it largely leaves religious matters alone and the state religion is actually funded by donations, tithes, and offerings rather than taxes.

What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?

Suspicious somewhat of possible efforts to restore the past oppression and cruelty of the old Nasucrean Dominion.
What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship in your nation?
Suspicion and mistrust among Vystercians and Nasucrean men. Slightly more tolerated by emigrants and Nasucrean women, though depending on rank, since female commoners rarely benefited from the Old Order. Still, there remains a pocket of Dominaism among Nasucrean noblewomen and some merchant/priestly caste members. This only makes the religion seem more suspect in the eyes of its former victims.
[b]Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?

Yes, though not very popular right now.
Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?
As noted, Dominaism is practiced by four/tenths of a percent. It is a native Nasucrean religion at similar in its Mother Goddess Worship in some ways.
What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general? Homosexual marriage? Thumbs up. Matriarchy? Thumbs down.
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The Guangxi Clique
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Posts: 34
Founded: Jan 29, 2016
Iron Fist Socialists

Postby The Guangxi Clique » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:40 am

Nation Name: Guangxi Clique
Current Head of State: Li Jinping
Current Head of Government: Zhang Qishan
Government Type: Warlord clique
Official Religion: none
Practiced Religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, small Christian diaspora
Religious Worship by Percentage: 60-70
Could a religion in your nation be considered for inclusion in the umbrella of Mother Goddess Worship? If yes, please fill out additional questionnaire.

What is the government's involvement with religion, in at least one sentence?
The government does not care about religion
What is the government's attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
Disdain, the leaders see theistic religion as monumentally stupid.
What is the popular attitude toward Mother Goddess Worship, in at least one sentence?
Suspicion, Clique citizens view anything which may curb their freedom with ire
Is Mother Goddess Worship able to be legally practiced?
Officially yes, but their safety is not guaranteed.
Is Mother Goddess Worship currently practiced by any of the population? If yes, was it adopted independently through learning, or introduced by Shrailleeni humanitarians?
There are no followers on census.
What are your government's attitudes toward homosexual marriage and matriarchy in general?
Homosexuality is legal and seen largely as normal, but any notion of matriarchy is shunned and met with spite.
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