The elements of Salvation are beginning to come together in The Religion. I don't want to have too many religious "tenets," otherwise it will be hard for most people to adhere to The Religion. However, since the goal is Salvation, the tenets must be such that a better physical, mental, and spiritual life is guaranteed. I have been diligently researching what these should be. It still won't be especially easy for most people, otherwise they would already be doing it. But it should be, and is, achievable.

In addition to daily aerobic exercise, a whole food (80%+) vegan (100%) plant based diet, and self care, for physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being, I have been made aware of a need for a complete eschewing* of online social media [SOURCE]. This tenet could potentially fall under the umbrella of self care. However, it is so mission critical to Salvation (physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being) that I think it needs to be its own tenet. That being said, I still think such things as avoiding/minimizing drugs/alcohol/tobacco can still fall under general self care, because it is common sense that those things do not sustain and maintain the physical, mental, and spiritual temple of the human body. 

It is not immediately obvious to most people that social media use is not only an addiction (more potent than heroin or nicotine...if you doubt that, try abstaining from it completely for two weeks), but it is destructive to compassion, empathy, and love, as well as draining those who use it of their self actualization potential. Social media reprograms your mind in toxic ways AND the Silicon Valley social media companies invade your privacy and sell you off, literally, to their advertisers. No good can come of social media. It needs to be avoided for optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being.

So, The Religion's tenets for Salvation are:

1. Adherence to a whole food (80%+) vegan (100%) plant based diet. This provides physical, mental, and spiritual health benefits. It is healthy for the body and mind [SOURCE], protects the planet from climate change [SOURCE] and minimizes animal cruelty [SOURCE].
2. At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise more days of the week than not (4+ days per week). The natural endorphins produced by the body in response to aerobic exercise are healing and protective, and they often give a euphoric and energizing "high."
3. Practice radical self care. Here are some tips for good self care.
4. Abstain from all social media [SOURCE].

I may come up with a 5th tenet soon. But the above four tenets are a good start.

*Eschew: deliberately avoid using; abstain from.

The End.

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