Faculty Advisor

Moriarty, Brian J.


This project, created by Pat Roughan and Peter Lepper, is a research-based Interactive Qualifying Project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The goal of this document is to demonstrate the use of focused research into existing religions as the basis for creating an imaginary culture with its own belief systems. This original research examined the histories, beliefs, and practices of Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Agnosticism, Ignosticism, Discordianism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Using this research, a fictional world was generated through the creation of countries and their religious beliefs. This document shows the effects of research on inspiration and realism in fictional works.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science