Talk:Parody religion

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First Church Of Cannabis?[edit]

Should the recent (as of June 2015) creation in Indiana of First Church of Cannabis count, as a stated [1] unintended result of the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Indiana) there? Or is it still too "new" to count as anything more than useless trivia (and may not last for more than one "service" Jimw338 (talk) 13:59, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Dinkoism and Dinkan Religion are the same[edit]

Please consider merging the two. Dinkoism and Dinkan religion refer to the same parody religion initiated mainly by atheists in Kerala.Chinchu.c (talk) 06:12, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Fascinating article.

Its lede currently [1] reads in part A parody religion or mock religion is a belief system that challenges spiritual convictions of others, often through humor, satire, or burlesque (literary ridicule). Often created to achieve a specific purpose related to another belief system....

This seems to be a very good description of agnosticism as proposed by Thomas Huxley, who invented the term. But apart from its presence as a link on the Atheism and Irreligion Sidebar the article does not seem to mention agnosticism at all. This is especially surprising as agnosticism is older than any of the other mock religions listed, and appears to me to be the prototypical parody religion.

Of course I am not a citeable source. But am I the only one to have concluded that agnosticism (as proposed by Huxley) was principally a satire on the Christian beliefs he rejected? Of course Huxley always maintained that it was a sincere expression of his own belief system, and it is sincerely believed by many followers, but that fits the model followed by subsequent mock religions perfectly.

Some links that might help...

Comments welcome of course... that's the very reason I post this. In particular, other relevant links, and most especially ones that either source or debunk my conclusion about Huxley's position and agenda, would be very much appreciated. Andrewa (talk) 18:24, 19 December 2015 (UTC)