Okay I am a new member of the forums, though not a new member to Ars Magica which is a game that I have owned for years now, though I have not plaid yet. I am mostly a DM-ST, GM, whatever, in my dealings wiht games and that colors how I look at the book. For the most part I get the vast majority of Ars Magica, its rules and its settings, though there are some areas that I am still trying to figure out. (Which is what laid me to a gigantic shopping spree where I bought pretty much every 4th ed tribunal book and all but one 5th ed book, but that is neither here nor there. )
Anyway, my question lies in the Divine Realm, its Dominion and religions that are right. Okay, so am I correct in stating that pretty much any religion that has a single all encompassing source of divinity (whatever that name might be) could be considered a proper religion under the Divine? This could include a faith that has never ever been in touch or contact with Christianity, Judaism or Islam, right?
Could a made up (in out of game terms) religion practiced by an ancient peoples in the middle of nowhere where there was a single Creator who formed the universe, even if it has no trappings of Christianity at all, be considered right under the fluff of the Divine Realm?
And couldn't said religion actually be okay with the Gift and Magic, which would necessitate a close relationship between their ancient magical orders and the divine savants of the kingdom?
I just am having a hard time truly focusing on this, thanks in part to the Divine Realm's mainstay inclusion of Christianity in every aspect of its tapestry of formation.
Has anybody on this forums created an alternate religion that works under the rules of the Divine Order? And if so, has any such belief system been posted here on the forums?
Basically, my question is open ended, I just need a more thorough understanding of the Divine Realm than I get from the books so far (including the Divine Realm book, which I own). Any help would be appreciated.