If Apple Were A Religion Would You Join?

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  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    I don't mean the whole L Ron thing, but if it suddenly started to promote a 'way of life' with philosophy and meaning....I'm just wondering how many people would go for it?
     
  2. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    While I am a great fan of Apple's products, their design, their usability and the whole Apple ecosystem, I don't require a religion as such to govern the way I live. Apple is a commercial entity, I am an individual person. I live life as I see appropriate and don't require religion - Apple, Christian, Buddhist, Scientologist or otherwise - to work out how best to live my own unique life.
     
  3. stevensr123 macrumors 6502

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    Nope, i use common sense and my own will to determine my path in life and who i am. I don't need a fairy tale/legend/book to help me do this.

    However if the religion helps people, meh who cares.
     
  4. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure if "Ooooh, shiny!" qualifies as a philosophy.
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'm afraid for some, Apple already IS treated as if it were a religion.

    Not good. :(

    "Real" religions are bad enough. Let's try to keep things in some perspective.
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    No, they're a company. I'm not going to worship a company.

    A way of life promoted by the head of that company? Possibly, but probably not.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, as I am a Christian and that is completely counter to my beliefs
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You buckin' for the iPope job??
     
  9. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Absolutely not. I love Apple products, but they're not my life. Besides, I don't buy into organized religion..
     
  10. Todisco macrumors newbie

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    Only if....

    I would join, only if I got a free upgrade every time a new iPhone or iPad was released.
     
  11. yannstevenson macrumors newbie

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    In today's consumerist society, Apple is already a religion, with the Apple Store being its temple, the iCloud being its diety and its idols being the iPhone and iPod.

    But no, I am not a religious person.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No. And I read the OP's name as whack job for some reason. I guess that is telling.
     
  13. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    There are hundreds of thousands of Apple worshipers that belong to the Church Of Apple already. Yet few if any will admit It.

    All one has to do to identify them is read their signature lines or notice their choice of avatars. Some reveal it in their usernames.

    Now that their God is dead, the dynamics of the Church Of Apple will slowly change. L Ron's equivalent is gone.
     
  14. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    No,

    what would the holy book be anyway?

    The Life of Steve Jobs?...
     
  15. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Lol!

    For the OP, I assume your question is tongue-in-cheek. Apple is a large corporation out there to make as much money as it can. Yes it has good products, but I don't see any equation with it as a religion or a standard to live by.

    Just curious what do you (OP) see in Apple that equates to "philosophy and meaning"?
     
  16. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It's already a religion. I see all these WWJD stickers everywhere.

    What Would Jobs Do.

    But seriously, no.
     
  17. RawBert, Oct 19, 2011
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  18. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Everyone knows the only true religion is Jediism.
     
  19. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I think I've found someone willing to join.

    I am only kidding btw.
     

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