I was going to say “spoof religion” in the title, but since so many people here have filthy minds, half the thread would be taken up with people making off-colour comments and hijacking the thread.
Anyhoo, In a period of what I call Around lunchtime-ish on your day off (unless work calls), Ive been trawling through Wikipedia and reading up on things like the Invisible Pink Unicorn, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and J.R. “Bob” Dobbs.
Turns out there’s quite a few spoof religions out there, some of which are taken quite seriously by people- I know, it’s ironic- and that’s got me thinking.
sound of chairs scraping as people at the back of the room try and sneak out before the terrifying revelation that must surely follow
Let’s say I decided to start my own spoof religion- say, The Imperial Order Of Holy Armaments.
Since I have no Mad Web Skillz™, I can’t just publish a humorous website and wait for the followers and tithes to roll in.
Writing a Book of Armaments would take a very long time, and I doubt any publisher would touch it with a 60ft pole unless the IOHA was already an established Internet Parody Religion. Which brings us back to square one.
So, anyway, how would someone (anyone?) go about creating a spoof religion?
Answers on the back of a postcard…