From the Vault: Hyper-Real Religion


Where does fandom end and religion begin? Here we see a capacity audience of 2,000 movie-goers as they watch the Coen brothers cult film 'The Big Lebowski' in the 18th century Somerset House Courtyard. Gideon Mendel / Corbis via Getty Images

When does a protest religion become an actual faith? What happens when purely fictional modes of belief leak off the page or screen? Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they discuss modern religious movements, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the rise of so-called hyper-real religions like Jediism and Dudeism (Originally published March 29, 2016)

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The Dude abides. Here we see a Jeffery 'The Dude' Lebowski cosplayer on the Caterpillar P-5000 power loader from 'Aliens' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
The Dude abides. Here we see a Jeffery 'The Dude' Lebowski cosplayer on the Caterpillar P-5000 power loader from 'Aliens' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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Topics in this Podcast: religion