Due to an interesting discussion that seems to be evolving in another thread, figured this would be nice. If you wish and have a 'less common religious belief' (in other words one that doesn't always come up in other topics) and wish to share, let's share some ideas of the universe, the world, and spirits here. I follow a loose Ancient Egyptian belief (though all of that cultures religious beliefs are loose really). Ptah, the supreme god, created the universe in some fashion (though cute I don't like the masterbation concept myself), then being lonely he created the Ra (pronounced Ryah) to keep himself company. Ra of course didn't think Ptah was around enough so he makes others, each one taking on the form of some other substance such as the sky, land, or some animal and each adding life to each part of the world. Thus the world was full, but still the gods, even Ptah, was not satisfied, they were bored watching the animals scurry about. So Ra comes up with a really fun idea, let's give some of the animals intelligence and a spark of creation in them and see what happens. Now humanity exists. Most of th rest of my beliefs will come with specific questions, but please, share more than ask if you can.