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Jesus fandom!



It's not as wild as it sounds, and it's not just because 'ficcers chose "canon" to define what the true source material is.

The Nicene Creed is Christianity's FanLib.

A lot of energy is expended nitpicking the source material, fanwriting (let's nominate Orson Scott Card for "Best Fanwriter" next year!) and fighting over who the most dedicated fan is.

The Pope, James Dobson and Jerry Fallwell (and for that matter all the Elders, Imams, Ayatollahs and the rest; it's not just Christian sects that map this way) are BNFs.

Interdenominational squabbles are usually about which BNF is bigger, or about what fanon is relevant and irrelevant.

Megachurches and traveling big-dollar arena revival shows give a new ironic twist to "Creation Entertainment."

And, of course, there are a lot of consumer-fans.

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sinick
May. 23rd, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
...And then of course there's the ship, er, religious wars.
chris_sawyer
May. 23rd, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
There's also the fetish type fans. Like the K/S people, there's christians that pretend they are having sex with jesus. Men, in order to not have a homosexual relationship with jesus, pretend they are a woman. (How funny is that?)

Anyone remember what this group is called?
marquesate
May. 23rd, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Priceless!!!
britgeekgrrl
May. 23rd, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
*Falls off chair, shrieking with laughter.*

I don't have the parts to do it for this weekend, but I'm so making "First (through Tenth) Church of the Doctor" buttons for Silicon. Or maybe I'll put a ribbon order in with Chaz...
trystbat
May. 23rd, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Dibs on a Fourth please!!!

*Schemes on a Nun of the Order of the Little Sisters of the Raveling Scarf habit*
britgeekgrrl
May. 24th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Well, I was planning to put it all on one ribbon, as written, but what the hell, one could, indeed, do ribbons for each Doctor. I was just thinking of an ecumenical faith - silly me.

And, by the way, I LOVE that idea! One could no-doubt come up with all sorts of iterations.... ;)
trystbat
May. 24th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, see I was thinking each incarnation would spawn it's own branch. Kind of like Baptists & Lutherans & Episcopalians, etc. We all worship the same god, but in our own twisted little ways :-)
britgeekgrrl
May. 24th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
That's got far more entertainment value, yes. :)
nitroace
May. 24th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Actually that sounds more Hindu - "Many faces of the same Doctor" There is one doctor, but he can appear to us in many different ways. Of course, it also fits the whole reincarnation thing. So is Gallifrey Nirvana then?
hilarypoet
May. 23rd, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
I've always said
"I have no quarrel with Jesus, just preserve me from his fan-boys"!
See you at BayCon
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lobolance
May. 23rd, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
this is just hysterical. and so right on. awesome bit, sr. bovil!
kevin_standlee
May. 24th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh, my, that's funny.
kproche
May. 24th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
I like that he eats the same cold cereal that Calvin ate to save up for his propellor beanie.
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bovil
May. 24th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
And he got a whole new body each time, none of this ratty old body lying in a tomb...
esprix
May. 24th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
BRILLIANT!
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