Rox Dwight is a very well known scientist in the space-faring society of Startopia. He owns the Rox Corporation and the general populace enjoys the wide variety of products that he invents and researchs. Moreover, Rox Dwight has access to a wide-variety of futuristic inventions.
But Rox Dwight wants more...He wishes to take complete control of Startopia through his Religion.
Rox Dwight's vision is to implement the belief that there should be a singular God who can 'gift' certain people with inventions and breakthroughs. Believers of his religion require that they pray to this God and offer some sort of invention or money to this God.
Moreover, Rox plans to implement a meritocratic caste system where those who 'invent' more or discover 'breakthroughs' are ranked up into the caste system. The higher you are in caste, the more your are rewarded, whether it be life longevity, luxurity items etc... Moreover, Rox wishes to place himself in an 'unreachable' caste and he would eliminate anyone that he deems to threat his own position as Great Leader.
Rox doesn't really believe in this Religion, he only believes that religion is the only way to truly control the massive populace of Startopia and as a result religion must be used.
Also, Rox has successfully 'converted' his entire company into the belief of this Religion.
His enemies and possible roadblocks.
Even though Rox Corporation is the biggest conglomerate, Rox isnt the only one. In fact, he has a few rivals who currently contest his position.
Startopia is both culturally and ethnically diverse and is spread across different planets in the same solar system but it only exists within that solar system. As a result, Rox's religion must somehow appeal to different cultures and ethnicities.
Due to Startopia's ancient and violent past, the hatred of biological horrors and super weapons is so well embedded that even the insidious Rox Dwight abhors the idea of utilizing them.
It's well known that the current goverment is mixed with honest politicians and corrupt politicians.
How would Rox Dwight successfully convince and influence the general majority of Startopia to believe and practice his religion?
Also, sorry if my question is bad in any way. I'm a bit new here so criticism is welcome.