religion and politics

  1. Oba Cahokia

    AHC: Methodist Majority USA

    As one of the mainline churches in the US the Methodist church has been influential throughout America's history. What if this mainline church became the majority denomination of the US? It doesn't have the official state religion but come up with a timeline that sees the Methodist Church as the...
  2. Oba Cahokia

    WI Rome split into a Mithraist West and a Christian East

    How different would Europe be with Mithraism popular in the West and Christianity in the East. How would would this affect cultures in Northern Europe, the Near East and in Africa? Would this affect Islam?
  3. AHC: Create a homeland for all followers of the Baháʼí Faith

    The Baháʼí Faith is a relatively new religion teaching the essential worth of all religions and the unity of all people. Established by Baháʼu'lláh in the 19th century, it initially developed in Iran and parts of the Middle East, where it has faced ongoing persecution since its inception...
  4. PC: United States National Pantheon

    While extremely unlikely to become mainstream without a totalitarian state to enforce it, would it be possible for some US Theologian or other discipline in the interwar period to believe that Christianity to be ancient old-world relic invented by the Jews to make whites effeminate socialists...
  5. The_Persian_Cat

    Joseph Smith for US President!!

    Hello all, So, this is a bit of a weird one. Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, ran for President of the United States in 1844. Now, there is little chance that he could have won in real life -- Mormons were extremely unpopular among mainstream US Protestants, and Smith and his followers had...
  6. How Will Culture and Society Look in a Buddhist Medieval Europe?

    Point of departure--the Emperor Justinian declared Buddhism, not Christianity, to be the religion of the state.
  7. Sarthak

    With a PoD starting from 350 AD, make a revival of Egyptian Paganism Possible

    According to Egyptian Paganism for Beginners, around a third of the Egyptian population persisted with the old beliefs in 350 AD, and would ferociously resist christianization to the point that the muslim conquerers in the 600s noticed noticeable large pockets of pagans, especially in the...
  8. Sarthak

    The Sword of Ongenþeow and the Songs of Guðir. – An Old Norse TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Prologue:- *** Ongenþeow, the King of the Swedes was not having a good time. He was already in his middle age, and his dueling skills had dimmed quite the bit in the past years when peace reigned over the lands. The Geat King Hygelac had come back, bounced back from a war that his swedes had...
  9. A good POD for a more evangelical Hinduism?

    What would serve as a great POD for making Hinduism a more evangelical in the sense that there is an active preaching and proselytizing religion? Buddhism was actively promoted and spread in to SE Asia and East Asia. Can Hinduism also build such a network that not only encompasses the East...
  10. AHC: The 4 great Abrahamic faiths Christianity, Judaism, Islam and...Gnosticism.

    Make Gnosticism a powerful religion with millions of adherents and large territories with majority populations. Gnostic theology can be changed to an extent to make it more conversion and nookie happy.
  11. WI: Hitlerism

    This is not pro-Nazi propaganda. If you think that this is the aim of the post, let me tell you that you're wrong. I don't think anybody played this card before on this website. What if an Adolf Hitler based religion develops post-War? I don't mean just Neo-Nazism, but something with...
  12. GauchoBadger

    WI: Miaphysite Byzantine Empire?

    IOTL, Miaphysite Christianity was (and still is) the primary sect followed by early medieval Christians located in Egypt and Syria, and eventually formed the basis of Coptic theological belief. It was part of significant political plays within the Byzantine Empire prior to the Muslim conquests...
  13. AHC: More Protestant Movements

  14. How Did India Remain Hindu?

    I have always Wondered how did India manage to retain its own religion, despite the fact it was under Islamic Rule since the 12th Century CE, even if you take all of South Asia into account, Hinduism is still the biggest religion in India, How was it able to resist while Persia and North African...
  15. Druze like populations in Europe

    Who are the Druze Since the 11th century, the Druze have been a closed community. Members of the Druze can only marry within the religion. Druze does not accept converts Does...
  16. Blessed Be the Fruit

    (like numerous people I loved Hulu's take on "The Handmaid's Tale." I wanted to see how such a story could actually come about, though. That led to the creation of this thread.)...
  17. "Zion on the Mississippi": The Dream of an American Prophet

    Hello collective AH creators and admirers! I am creating my first ongoing AH timeline, and I will try to post regularly. The premise regards Mormonism and its effect on the development of the United States. ITT the POD is that Joseph Smith, prophet of the LDS Church, does not introduce polygamy...
  18. Kerguelen

    AHC/WI: Religious Libertarianism

    In America, we usually associate the libertarian parties with freedom, civil liberties, and indeterminism. However, it wasn't always this way. According to P. Andrew Sandlin, mature individuals must be permitted maximum freedom under God's will. American blogger Alex Barron also wrote that "I am...
  19. Crying

    AHC: Minimal or nonexistant Catholic church power

    With a POD sometime after 400 AD, minimize or erase the power/influence of the Catholic Church over Europe. Bonus points if you can do so while still keeping Europe mostly christian.
  20. Sufism Dominant

    Yes, it would be quite difficult with Saudi oil money pouring down but let's handwaive the how. How would the Middle East and Islam as a whole likely be affected if Sufism won the battle of dominance outside of the Arabian Peninsula?