The Independent Faith Religion is based fundamentally on the philosophical principles of Barbequia or The Independent Nation of Barbequia - also known as Barbequianism.
The foundation of the religion’s philosophy is based on 6 tenets known as the Founding Principles.
All life is sacred.
God is more than a deity.
To love God, one must love ones self – to love ones self is to love God.
Faith creates, heals, and evolves.
Peace in one’s heart creates peace in ones environment.
Love & Peace are who, what and why we are.
The very far reaching, profound implications and potential these statements provide are the foundation of our religion, philosophy and our spiritual faith and strength.
We believe that ultimate self realization is the key to unlocking the full God potential in each of us. We do not pretend to have all the answers neatly wrapped up in a book nor do we believe that another human on this plane will or should even attempt to lead anyone to "salvation".
We believe that warm and fuzzy explanations to life’s mysteries merely appease the ego and give a false sense of security that becomes spiritual complacency because we think we have everything figured out.
We believe that we don’t have everything figured out and in fact there are more questions than answers and the answers are not warm and fuzzy but open ended when we discover them. This allows the bulk of the responsibility for self-discovery and ultimate self-realization to be placed squarely on the individual.
We promote our beliefs and fundamental principles through quiet example through our daily life and humble sharing of our beliefs with others through our associations and conversations.
As a matter of church doctrine, we do not argue or attempt to impose our beliefs as we have no need to satisfy the egoic desire to be “right”. We merely share our beliefs by living them and through friendly conversation and church literature.