Is Dr. Who A Religion?

Submitted by: QueenZira 4 years ago in

Fascinating... But who is Dr. Who? Seriously I"ve never seen this show.
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Male 5,617
Yes, it is.
So is Star Wars.
Star Trek has actual churches. They dance, chant and recite dialogue...
And Galactica.
And Beanie Babies.
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Male 2,220
"The one thing a religion requires is for it`s followers to have faith in the accuracy and validity of the religion. In other words, they have to believe it`s real."

Not really. In most large religions there will be a number of followers with doubts, and a large number of people who follow for social reasons.

You take that to an extreme and you have
Pastafarianism. The followers of which consider their religion is just as `real` and valid as any other religion, yet few of its followers really expect to end up drinking from beer volcanoes.
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Male 6,737
Wow, this just went right over 90% of your heads.
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Male 2,521
The one thing a religion requires is for it`s followers to have faith in the accuracy and validity of the religion. In other words, they have to believe it`s real.
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Female 2,549
Dr who cares!

Yes yes I get the joke
Ithe show is meh
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Female 373
But CrakrJak, Friendship is Magic.
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Male 17,512
QueenZira: He danced around the word `belief` in a very lengthy way.

I could just as easily say, "A feathered, web-footed fowl of moderate size with a yellow bill that quacks" without saying the word `Duck`.
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Female 2,228
He said nothing about belief.
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Female 280
My 7 yo son loves The Doctor. Belonging to a universe bigger than one`s self, understanding that one`s actions may have far-reaching implications, marching forward in the face of impossible odds for the greater good... Maybe Whovianism isn`t so bad after all.
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Male 17,512
QueenZira: That`s a long winded way of describing a system of belief, not a religion.
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Female 2,228
Geert`z defintion: Religion is a system of symbols that acts to establish powerful, pervasive and long lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence.

Did you not even bother to watch the vid at all?
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Male 17,512
QueenZira: Mr. Geertz`a definition is in error. A religion is more than just mere belief.

Bronies believe in `My Little Pony`, that doesn`t make their belief a religion.
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Female 2,228
Well now our European cousins finally have something specifically appealing to their interests ;-)


And crakr apparently just reflexively rejects Mr. Geert`z definition because it makes his brain sad :-(
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Male 17,512
It`s not a religion.
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Male 2,220
@turdburglar.

Does this qualify?


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Male 2,220
@gothmo.

"is that a sonic screwdriver.."
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Female 394
Makes more sense then scientology I suppose lol.
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Female 1,324
@mattprince

That`s what she said, hahahaha >> couldn`t help it...

For the love of Who everyone needs to see this show at least once!
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Male 1,625
so basically, the Doctor saw this episode, went back 4 days and posted a comment saying he should make a video about him...
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Male 4,893

It can`t be considered a religion...yet. All good religions have a few atrocities under their belt. After a few million people are murdered in the name of "who" then we can call it religion.
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Male 884
If you have not seen Dr Who, I would recommend the episode "Blink".
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Male 13,624

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Male 2,220
In one sense, Dr Who is better than Jesus. Jesus only comes twice. Dr Who comes again and again and again.


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Male 13,624
And it is the only thing on TV I will plan to watch,
The way Amy pond and Rory was written out was ingenious
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Female 4,359
he makes some interesting points. F uck, I`d happily wash david tennats feet with my hair...
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Male 13,624
If Tom Cruise believes Most important people are Lizards then hell, why not
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Female 7,866
Looked it up--- Autons----- terrifying!!!
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Female 7,866
Not seen Dr Who- dearr god in heaven- I don`t waych television and I LOVE DR Who.... the series with the Brigadier- and those shop mannequins whose hands came off to reveal a gun- scare me pooless.....
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Male 395
americans rarely get comedy -_-
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Male 423
This is really well done. Koodos.
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Male 2,332
You`re not missing anything. The show sucks, makes no sense, and "the bad guys" are stupid rectangular robots that you could tip over and they`d be powerless.
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Female 2,027
how can you not of seen doctor who??
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Male 187
Seems easily as plausible as many religions to me BlankTom.
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Male 2,419
i havent even seen the video yet but yess it is. same as with star wars.
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Male 321
I saw this in live submission last night... very good and interesting.
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Male 5,874
A bit drawn-out, but quite plausible. In fact, no less plausible than any other religion.
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Male 1,674
he`s forgetting that it`s a tv show and not real.
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Female 2,228
Link: Is Dr. Who A Religion? [Rate Link] - Fascinating... But who is Dr. Who? Seriously I`ve never seen this show.
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