religion

  1. WI: Abrahamic Religions were Monolatrist

    What if all Abrahamic Religions were monolatrist, meaning that they recognized the existence of other gods but consistently worship only one? What would be the effects of it in special on the expansion of Christianity and their relationship with other religions?
  2. What if the Christian God actually existed? How would the world be different?

    As some of you probably know, there's this religion going around these days called Christianity. Its followers go around saying all these rosy things about God... supposedly an omnibenevolent, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent deity... who lets His followers die, and lets the holocaust...
  3. Gukpard

    How far could the Waldesians could go optimistically?

    I'm a prebysterian, and years ago I heard about the Waldesians (tbh, they were the annoying rebels on europa universalis 3), but didn't paid attention Some time ago I began to study about them, and discovered that they seemed to fit on protestantism, being very close to other protestant ways of...
  4. AHC: Radical political or religious faction persecutes Historians, Archeologists, and Paleontologists, charges them with the sin of Necromancy

    Your challenge is to make it so that a political or religious faction arises in the 19th or 20th century, which considers people who deal with the past, like Historians, Paleontologists, and Archeologists Necromancers because they symbolically summon the dead spirits of the past to obtain...
  5. Challenge/What If: Christianity Revival/Comeback In The Middle East and North Africa During The Modern Era

    Is it realistically possible for Christianity to become more mainstream and more common in North Africa and the Middle East again by the time of the modern era? What would have to happen for it to occur? Can a native Middle Eastern government pull it off on its own? Does this require European...
  6. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: Ambedkar converted to Islam instead of Buddhism?

    Hello all, BR Ambedkar, author of the Indian Constitution, hated Hinduism. As a member of the untouchable dalit caste, Ambedkar faced adversity all his life, and publicised debates with Gandhi and eventual conversion to Buddhism prompted dalits to convert to Buddhism en masse. What if Ambedkar...
  7. AHC: Make "Metal Masses" a more widespread phenomenon in Europe, and possibly America

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland started allowing "Metal Masses" some years ago. They are singing the traditional Lutheran songs of the Finnish Lutheran Church combined with metal and hard rock music: How could you make similar developments in Church Music take place in other...
  8. How reliable are the MENA maps of Mehrdad Izady?

    Here is his blog: http://gulf2000.columbia.edu/maps.shtml . They seem pretty detailed and accurate but there some odd choices in terms of classification of some groups. For example, in here he separates the the alawites from the nusayris, dispate the later only being a slur for the formers...
  9. GameBawesome

    AHC: Islamic Japanese Daimyo Clan

    Challenge: There have been Daimyo clans that has been Christian, and Buddhist, but what if an Islamic clan? The challenge is to create a Japanese Daimyo clan that converts to Islam. They don’t have to survive to the present day, they just have to exist in a moment between 600s to 1700s, you...
  10. Caravels of Portugal

    Alternate Religion Discussion Thread

    Hello there AH users! Every wanted to talk about your alternate history religion you created, but think it doesn't generate sufficient interest or too risky? This is the chance to discuss about your alternate history religion with other users who will comment and suggest about it. To start the...
  11. AHC: Make a new religion of the world.

    Similar to the similar thread about ethnicity. Describe the religion's current distribution and demography and its history and if course their beliefs. Let your imagination run wild! It could be a minor religion in a world near identical to our own or the dominant religion in a drastically...
  12. GauchoBadger

    WI: The Báb escapes from prison?

    What if the Báb, that is, the messianic leader of the Babist movement that flourished in Iran in the late 1840's (and later lended inspiration to the Baha'i movement), had somehow miraculously escaped his confinement by Iranian state authorities in Tabriz, in 1850 or so, to later reappear among...
  13. AHC/WI Television as a monopoly of the Catholic Church

    WI affordable electronic television was invented by a friar in the Vatican in the 1930s, and the Catholic Church decides to keep the patent, becoming the only legal producer, seller, and broadcaster in the world, and uses the new medium for the benefit of their flock? After WW2, television...
  14. AHC: A religion which worships Electricity / Electronic Technology

    How could we get some kind of cult or new religious movement which worships Electricity and/or Electronic technology. (e.g. lightning is divine, tesla coil on the altar, being shocked by a leyden jar as a kind of sacrament, electric poles and tv antennas as sacred objects, priests dressed as...
  15. GameBawesome

    AHC: Buddhist African Country

    Challenge: Create a majority Buddhist Kingdom, or even Empire, anywhere in Africa. From the East African Coast, to the Northern Sahara, create a African kingdom, or empire, that is or converted to Buddhism, through trade with India or China, wandering monks spreading the teachings of the...
  16. AHC: More Religious Europe

    What changes in History would need to come to pass so that in 2019, most European countries are at least as religious as the Southern States of the USA? For example, LGBT rights are rejected in favor of a Biblical interpretation of sexuality, and the duty men and women must fulfill, there is a...
  17. What other religions could develop monasticism?

    As far as I know, there are only four religions that developed monasticism: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Christianity. Are there any other religions that could have done the same?
  18. AHC Make it a common thing for Catholic and Orthodox countries to enforce Lent on shops

    In many European countries in OTL, shops are closed on Sundays, because Sunday shouldn't be about business, but about rest and the worship of God. Make it so that in addition to this, Catholic countries wouldn't allow shops and restaurants to sell bird and mammal meat on the Wednesdays and...
  19. Mormonism in the East Bloc

    I've read about the Freiberg Germany Temple in the former East Germany, which was established for the Mormon (Latter-Day Saints) community of East Germany (who were present in Germany since the 19th century), so they wouldn't have to apply for a visa and visit the West to appear in a Mormon...
  20. AHC/WI: No "axial age"?

    How do you think would it have been possible to butterfly away the various religious and philosophical movements of Eurasia that happened in the 1st millennium BCE and led to the development of philosophy, modern religions, and the ancestors of modern states, in fact how could it be possible to...
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