Create Your Own Religion Winners

About a month ago, the Washington Post ran a contest asking people to create their own religions.

They finally came out with their list of winners and honorable mentions.

Frequent commenter on this site Jon (a.k.a. Ubi Dubius) made it on their list!

Rhythm Methodists: The world’s fastest-growing religious group.

(Jon Graft, Centreville)

Congrats to him!

Among my other favorites:

Palindroman Catholicism: Its central tenet was that a nun named Hannah would get elected ePope on 10-02-2001, put the church on the WWW (LOL), level the playing field for the sexes and be deified. Now mum, the faithful are keeping their eye on 01-02-2010.

(Chris Doyle, Ponder, Tex.)

Geek Orthodox: A sect that worships technology, but only up to the 2003 upgrades.

(Peter Metrinko)

Jews for Allah: A group even more conflicted than Jews for Jesus.

(Russell Beland, Springfield)

Monkeepiscopalians: They’re true believers, without a trace of doubt in their minds.

(Kathy Hardis Fraeman, Olney)

Sunnitarians: Believers face Mecca five times a day and then form a committee to figure out why.

(Anne Paris, Arlington)

(Thanks to Diane for the link!)

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  • terrence

    What about Frisbetyrians? We believe when you die your soul lands on the roof and you can’t get it down.

  • Ubi Dubium

    My favorites were:

    Confusionism: The belief that death is final. No, just a temporary interruption. Maybe an abstract plane. Or something transcendental. I think. (Don Kirkpatrick, Waynesboro, Pa.)

    When they proselytize, the Good Copts promise you heavenly rewards. while the Bad Copts threaten you with hellfire and brimstone. (Chris Doyle)

  • ubi dubius

    terrence:

    Frisbetyrians was the example given in the original contest.

  • mkb

    I just started a book called The Girl From Foreign by a woman whose grandmother was a part of the Bene Israel group in India and converted to Islam on marriage, so there are real Jews for Allah out there.