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What is jashinism?

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The original commandments:

1. "Offer those killed as a sacrifice to Lord Jashin" Death is a part of everyday life, as is violence. To feed one's family, a cow (or any livestock) must be killed, to protect one's homeland, countless deaths ensue, even to build one's house, a tree must fall and space be cleared. It is an inevitable cycle. To allow the injured to fall into a slow death is no better than the one who has shed the blood of many innocent infants. Instead of mourning over a death, offer the death to Lord Jashin as a way of thanks for the life that was lost. All life is to be respected equally. Life is a precious thing, don't waste it away selfishly.

2. "Do not be fooled for human made pleasures" Selfish indulgences can lead not only to the harm of yourself, but others as well. Through life you may suffer the pains of temptation, do not give in to the temptations, the pleasures of self accomplishment are far more rewarding. Act not like the drunken fool, but the friend that assists in his time of need.

3. "The children born by those of the faith, shall be raised in the faith" The seal thou has made with the Lord bears upon not only thyself, but also those that will come after ye.

4. "Once you have joined the faith, the responsibility bears upon you for life" The mark bears upon thy soul for existence. It cannot simple be washed away, or disappear as a bruise would, thou is bound by the covenant which cannot be broken. Honor the covenant thou has made, less consequences shall be foretold

The beliefs: The original Jashinists believed in the respect of all life. To only fight when needed. (Sports being the exeption to this). And to be grateful for all they had. Nowadays Jashinists believe in the understandings of pain. The acceptance and enjoyment of it. The Jashinist's belief in the afterlife is Lord Jashin's plain. There it is believed that those who have harmed others selfishly (this can include Jashinists if they have done so) are punished, and the faithful are rewarded. There is a belief that if you've learned the true meaning of pain, you will be painted white (become albino) and gain immortality. The origins of this belief is unknown.

Practices of the faith/showing devotion: There are no correct or incorrect ways to practice Jashinism. (Unless that practice is by selfishly harming others). The best practices were by (as already mentioned), accepting the covenant, respecting life and praying. There are and never were any official prayers of the faith. A popular show of devotion is bloodshedding. Which is an optional practice. The best advice for practicing Jashinism is by following your own heart (instead of the meager words of others) and going upon that.

Holidays: Jashinism never had any holidays. The purpose of them was/is meaningless. Why have only one day to show our respect to the planet we live on? Why have only one day to show your full devotion to Lord Jashin? Those are practices that should be performed daily, not once or twice a year. The ideas of holidays within the faith are new.

Bloodbound and Innocent Jashinists: There is and have never been a difference in the two groups of followers. The terms 'Innocent' and 'Bloodbound' are 21st century terms. All followers of the faith are equal. Why use such labels?

Sacrificing those outside the faith: Despite the widespread rumours and popular beliefs, killing others to obtain peace is no peace at all. What makes your beliefs any better than anyone else's? All and everyone's lives are to be respected. Including the lives of those outside the faith. The idea of the practice itself is simply absurd.

What led to the current state of the faith?: The answer is simple. War and Anger. The youths of the faith's early years lived in the times of a war torn country. When Japan's island's were fighting against one another. It can be rather difficult to enjoy life when a war is going on. It's hard not to be angry when your loved ones are being killed.

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