Bron:Open Source Religion
Yoism claims to be “the world’s first open source religion.”
Yoism was modeled on the successful development of open source software and specifically on the subsequent explosion of interest in Wikipedia, a system for collaborative development of a compendium of human knowledge.
In direct analogy to Wikipedia, Yoism was designed to be a collaborative collection/creation of a system of religious memes that best comports with the actual life experiences of people everywhere
Yoan Truth is derived from three sources.
First, there is the empirical data of collective human experience.
Second, reason and logic must be brought to bear on our experience to create our knowledge of how our experiences relate to one another and can be expected to relate to our future experience.
Third, a careful exploration of our deepest feelings, our fundamental values, and our most vital strivings is necessary for us to realize fully what aims (goals, meanings) to pursue. The Open Source Truth of the continuously evolving Book of Yo is Yoism’s collective understanding of how to utilize valid knowledge in the most effective pursuit of the deepest human aims.
Yoans build their communities on an open-source process of consensus, striving to express what the individuals in the community find to comport with their experience, with scientific data (i.e., the systematically collected and recorded experience of others), and with the aspirations of the members of the larger community.
Using this consensus on values, meanings (human desires and goals), and empirically validated facts (scientific, intersubjective truths), i.e., Yoism’s Open-Source Truth, Yoans claim to be striving to improve the world.