Hail, brothers. I'm Taylor, or 'Xanturi Akhtaurus', and I hail from Scotland. I'm wondering something of great significance. To put it simple... Is there some form of group of people that understand the values of Tolkiens work? A sort of...religion. To put it bland and directly, I'm sick of all modern religion. I am strongly opposed to the message of christianity (I don't wish to put a capital C) but I have great respect for Asatru and other ancient, underground religions. I believe that Tolkien's work could be represented as a set of 'holy books' that could teach people about the old ways, of honor, strength, courage and love to those who deserve it. After all, the bible is a book based on lies, greed, hatred, weakness and disgrace, in my opinion, and is now a "business". I believe that Tolkien's work could be a gateway to a set of rules that could be used for actual pratical use. Say, believing that great kingdoms such as Edoras, Osgiliath and Minas Tirith, worshiping Eru Iluvatar, worshiping such figures as Theoden, a symbol of Pride and Honor, Aragorn, a symbol of Strength. Not great examples but I hope you can gather what I mean. But, in my opinion, they would be better guidelines than any of the "commandments" Please do not shrug this off as idiotic, escapist nonsense.