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Yo! Where is everyone? You all at church worshiping Glob?

Posted Aug 5, '12 at 8:46pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

The topic title is a quote from Adventure Time. Glob is a made-up god on the show.

Made-up religions designed specifically for entertainment purposes have always fascinated me. A lot goes into creating them, and they can sometimes take the public by storm, such as the Church of Trek.

What do you think of them?

 

Posted Aug 5, '12 at 9:45pm

dair5

dair5

2,479 posts

I'm also surprised at the amount of time and detail people can put into their fake religions. Like this one. It's kind of funny. I thought the Adventure Time one was interesting to. I was surprised to find out it was based on an actual person. The Adventure Time god stopped being interesting to me after that.

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 4:34am

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

Minecraft has several religions. I've encountered a faction where they had a god called Chet. Some idolize Notch, most become dwarves and forsake religion for building and technology.

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 9:24am

StDrake

StDrake

190 posts

Are those ingame religions though, or real people making a religion from game-related stuff?

I wonder if the spaghetti monster cult should be treated as that.

It's a little primitive though, like those ancient religions based on myths, but those at least told something about mans place in the universe and handled post-death issues. What do entertainment-based cults handle? Aside for sheer heresy agaisnt the 1st commandment (if one was a christian\\jew\\muslim before)

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 10:34am

partydevil

partydevil

5,090 posts

everyone that thinks that in-game religions (wtf "in-game religions"? =S ) are real should seek a doctor.
as for the spaghetti monster. that's just a made up "pokemon" that became popular as a substitute for god in atheist vs religion debates.

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 11:44am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,687 posts

Knight

I don't really have an opinion on this, as I don't care what most people want to do with their time or worship, but reading this thread reminded me of that thread Mage created in the tavern. Think he created a religion and a lot of people participated in it, was funny, but I can't find that thread for the life of me.

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 12:18pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

but reading this thread reminded me of that thread Mage created in the tavern. Think he created a religion and a lot of people participated in it, was funny, but I can't find that thread for the life of me.

Ah, the Sandwhich God. That's right.

Are those ingame religions though, or real people making a religion from game-related stuff?

Both, really.

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 12:20pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

Oops, forgot to post the link.

From the magic of Google,

Atheists make a god

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 3:17pm

PanzerTank

PanzerTank

443 posts

I'm also surprised at the amount of time and detail people can put into their fake religions.

I'm not really surprised, something like making a fake religion is like any other hobby, some people could just find it fun and interesting, like playing soccer or hockey or even making a book.

 

Posted Aug 6, '12 at 8:24pm

danielo

danielo

1,367 posts

al hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster! look for it, its one of the best of them. i realy want to change my ID to "pastafari" lol :).

 
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