Onion And Religion Soup

The OnionThe Onion has updated their design and made their content and archives open to all. From the publisher’s message:

Although democracy and the free exchange of ideas are notions that I have always staunchly opposed, it is clear that this Internet medium is not dying off as quickly as I had hoped. Therefore, The Onion Board of Directors and I have determined that we must continue to exploit it.

The Onion’s articles on religious matters are hilarious. Here are some favorites:

They, of course, are excellent at lampooning ANY topic. Try their search engine; it works well.

Believe What You Want

Scientology Losing Ground To New Fictionology:

“Unlike Scientology, which is based on empirically verifiable scientific tenets, Fictionology’s central principles are essentially fairy tales with no connection to reality,” the AIR [American Institute of Religions] report read.
Believers in Santa Claus, his elves, or the Tooth Fairy are permitted – even encouraged – to view them as deities. Even corporate mascots like the Kool-Aid Man are valid objects of Fictionological worship.
“Sure, it’s total bullshit,” Jurgenson added. “But that’s Fictionology. Praise Batman!”