The 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
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.