Why Cesidianism is different

Cesidianism is not fundamentally different from either Christianity or Buddhism. The new religion honours both the Christ and the Buddha, since it believes that these two historical figures were the same soul in two different places and times, and treasures the ideas that both Jesus of Nazareth and Siddhartha Gautama brought to the world.

Cesidianism also shares characteristics with other religions. Cesidians have 14 Cesidian Commandments, while the Jews (and Christians) revere only the 1o Mosaic Commandments, and Cesidians celebrate Hanukkah like the Jews, although in a different way, and at a different time. Cesidians also have eight basic elements called bathetic elements, while traditional Pagans mention five. Through experience, you could probably find other traits Cesidianism shares with one or more religions.

It is analytic theology, a new field of human endeavour with promising applications in many fields — Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, Ethics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Management, Medicine, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Theology — which shows why Cesidianism is different, and in fact it is radically different.

The Catholic form of Christianity, while holding on to the traditional words of Jesus, Paul (or Saul) of Tarsus, the saints, and the biblical prophets, is essentially based on papal or human authority, otherwise papal encyclicals would be of minor value in Catholic dogma. The Pope is in fact declared infallible through Vatican I.

The Protestant form of Christianity, on the other hand, rejects papal infallibility but has its own infallibility dogma in scripture or the Bible.

Mahayana Buddhism essentially holds that the spiritual authority of the Buddha is infallible, reveres his empirical approach to religion, and is characterized by a greater distribution of human authority than under the major forms of Christianity with the doctrine of the "bodhisattva" or "helpers". Figure 1 below shows these relations in the analytic theology Cartesian plane:
 
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BOOK AUTHORITY PLANES

DE JURE
 
ANARCHIST PLANES
 
DELIBERATE
  
FIAT CURRENCIES
Protestant Christianity:
Scriptural or Bible-based
Authority
Cesidianism:
Mathematical or Rationally-based
Authority
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HUMAN AUTHORITY PLANES

DE FACTO
 
FASCIST PLANES
 
AUTOMATIC 
 
BACKED CURRENCIES
Catholic Christianity:
Human or Pope-based
Authority
Mahayana Buddhism:
Spiritual or Empirically-based
Authority
 
MALE-CENTRED PLANES
MATERIAL PLANES
ENTROPY
PHYSICS/CHEMISTRY
LIBERTARIANISM
ECONOMICS OF SCARCITY
INTEREST-BEARING MONEY
FEMALE-CENTRED PLANES
SPIRITUAL PLANES
SYNTROPY
BIOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY
COLLECTIVISM
ECONOMICS OF SUFFICIENCY
DEMURRAGE-BEARING MONEY
 
 
Figure 1: Analytic theology's
representation of different religions


Cesidians hold neither papal nor scriptural authority sacred, and do not believe Buddha reached the height of enlightenment in his lifetime, so Buddha's spiritual "infallibility" must be taken with a grain of salt as much as papal or biblical "infallibility". Cesidianism is different, and in fact it is radically different from any other religion because its authority is actually mathematically or rationally-based. Here Cesidianism shares a trait more in common with science than with religion, especially with theoretical or non-experimental science. For a Cesidian, mathematics and geometry are infallible. No, not even experimental evidence is infallible, but theoretical or math-based evidence is.