Lately I've been hearing people quoting everything they're talking about from Wikipedia, or when they get stuck not knowing about something they rush to their computer browsing Wikipedia for info. Some people (one of them is a close friend of mine) won't even discuss anything with anybody unless they skim around Wikipedia. It's becoming more of a cult rather than just a source of information.
Imagine, what if it becomes a religion? Call it Wikipedism or Wikipediaism, whatever rhymes better. Wikipedism may not have the aspects of monotheistic Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) but it sure has a stronger base than Scientology.
And by breaking down Wikipedism we see:
- It has a source "www.wikipedia.org", also known as "The Mighty Wiki".
- It has beliefs "Everything on Wikipedia is right, no arguments".
- It has practices "Browse for anything and everything and spread the word of The Mighty Wiki".
- It has leaders and pioneers "Wikipedetors", those who write the "Teachings" on "The Mighty Wiki".
- It has its own followers "Wikipedians".
- It comes in various languages and is open for all.
Wikipedism doesn't have a clear history but since 2001 until today it has grown with over 2,250,000+ articles "Teachings" and estimated to grow from 3 million up to 5 million "Teachings" within the next five years. And an average of 2.5 billion hits a month, we can be sure that there are more Wikipedians than any other religion in the world.
Now are you Wikipedian?
Disclaimer: This topic was made for fun, no intentions of degrading any religion whatsoever. Convert to Wikipedism at your own risk.