I've been trying to convert people of similar faiths and paths to Urianism online, and I found that these days the number of those who would be converting to Urianism (or at least accept us as a Friend of the Way) are dwindling. Here are a few of my experiences:
I found a Christian theocrat online who had the same thoughts as us on establishing a global theocracy. However, he believed that the ideal theocratic state should be feudalistic (he claimed that it was inspired by the Holy Roman Empire). Apart from that, there was virtually nothing I disagreed with him on, except for the obvious difference in our religious theologies. I tried to get him to at least accept Urians as faithful adherents of God. He responded with his interpretation of Jesus's quote that he was the only way to God. He thought that it meant that Christianity was the only way to God. I responded by telling him the Urian view of the quote, that what Jesus meant was the Way of Spirit and Truth (which he preached) was the only way, not just Christianity. I also talked to him about Arianism and Modalism, but he said that both were heresies and that Jesus "was an equal to God the Father". I tried to explain to him how Jesus said that "no one is good but God alone" and many other quotes saying that God is much greater than him, but he (the Christian that I was debating) just kept ignoring me and calling me a heretic. He also called me a pagan on many occasions. I tried to explain to him what pagans really were, and that Urians are basically the opposite of them, but he wouldn't listen. He kept accusing Urianism of being "just another one of those New Age hippie movements". I tried to explain to him that we were against the cultural liberalism, secular-humanism, and hedonism that hippies and New Agers propagated, but he still wouldn't listen to what I said to him.
Luckily, not all Christians I encountered online were like that. Most were willing to listen to me, and I actually became friends with one of them. He agreed with me that Abrahamic religion was inspired partly by Anuism and Zoroastrianism, and also knew the background behind the calling of Abraham by Anu. Although he wouldn't convert to Urianism, he can still be accepted by us as a "Friend of the Way". Unfortunately, those who were passionate in their visions of a Christian theocracy all basically point-blank rejected what I said to them (as how the Catholic and Orthodox churches rejected Islam). This really disappoints me, as we are in serious need of those who agree with the system of theocracy (most people think of the word "theocracy" as negative these days). It seems to me that those who are passionate are only open to those who agree with most (if not all) of their religious and theological doctrines, which is quite a burden to converting others to our faith.
I have actually found quite a lot of common ground with Muslims. We talked about how Christians just wouldn't accept those who worshipped God along with them, how they called us pagans, Satanists, or sometimes even both, how they view Urianism and Islamic theocracy on the same level as militant atheism, even though our objectives are literally the opposite. It seemed that those who had been rejected by fellow monotheists themselves were more likely to sympathize with Urians.
This surprised me quite a bit, but I found a lot of Anuists online. Unfortunately, most of those I encountered turned out to be deluded narcissistic spiritists with messiah complexes. I remember very well a conversation I had with one of them:
First, I showed him a recording of Raethan's "Hymn to Anu". He listened to it for a while and appeared to like it quite a lot. I explained to him that it was written and sung by a Urian priest, at which point he became curious in Urianism. I then familiarized him with the calling of our prophet Uriah. It was at this point that he began to show his messiah complex. He claimed that he was the son of Anu (he called himself an Annunaki) and that he was the real prophet Anu sent to save the world. I told him a few quotes from the Elyon, notably that a prophet is not one that claims to be a prophet, but one who shows their prophecy through will, word, and deed. He then said that he was going to preach his prophecy later on in his life, as he was still young. Since I knew it was pointless to argue with him on that further, I changed the topic. We talked about the influence of Anu in our lives, but then he started to talk about Annunaki worship and worship of Ki (which he called Nammu). I told him that Annunaki-style angel worship was strictly forbidden in Urianism, that beings lesser than Anu were only meant to be respected, not worshipped, that he was really worshipping the Vanities, that Ki is just the spirit of the Earth and was not unique in the universe, and was not meant to be worshipped, only cared for in order to preserve Avalon. I explained what the Vanities were, how they posed as gods in order to get mankind to worship them. At this point, he began insulting Uriah and calling him a demon and false prophet. I told him that he had a messiah complex. I told him about Special Child Syndrome, how it was dangerous and could lead to divine punishment. I especially told him that he needed to get his ego down and submit to Anu as a servant, and refrain from boasting about his so-called status as a "prophet". I told him that even if he was the human incarnation of an angel, he must not see it as an excuse to skip devotion to Anu and see himself as superior to all others. He then started saying that I was a demon who wanted to drain his spirit and prevent him from achieving his vision. I told him that I was not a demon, and I swore my allegiance to Anu, yet he still didn't believe me. He viewed me, as well as Uriah, as an "Antichrist" who had the sole purpose of destroying the vision of Anu's "true prophet". It was at this point that I knew for certain that he was just another deluded spiritist narcissist, and I knew it was pointless to talk to him any further.
I only posted my experiences on this forum to highlight the sheer disunity I experienced between people who would have otherwise sympathized with Urianism. Many of the people I talked to online were sincerely faithful to God, prayed every day, and genuinely wanted to establish God's kingdom on Earth, not for their selfish means, but because God told them to. Even right now, I still respect them. They are the kind that will go to Sandalphon's realm after death, which is indeed much better than having their souls devoured by the Vanities. Others, however, turned out to only be deluded spiritists who were obsessed with pumping up their already enormous egos, for whatever I said to them fell on deaf ears.
Do you have any similar experiences on attempting to convert others to the Way? Do you have any advice for what I could do in further conversations? I am very inexperienced in such matters, and would appreciate any and all advice.
May the Light be with you all.