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Geek Gods

Culture meets Petri Dish, Survives
 
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Not just some band or softball team you'll find via Google
(452 results which have no bearing on this) -
rather, Geekdom/Mythology Hybrids

Those against this religion might be said to be Anti-Semantic

The origins began with a Family of Semants
There are Gods and Places, amongst them:
Answeria, Characteria, Commandia Continuationia,
Environmentia, Erroria, Expressionia Continuationia,
Numberia, Pairia, Proceduresia, Storeia,
Stringia, Symbolia, Vectoria...
thumbwax, Jun 12 2002

New Gods http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/New_20Gods
A new range of gods for modern living... [phoenix, Jun 12 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Sugawara Michizane http://www.halfbake...ugawara_20Michizane
Modern deities for modern things. [phoenix, Jun 12 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       culture meets Petri dish? hah
po, Jun 12 2002
  

       Baked. Many of the most difficult troubleshooting issues I've run into have only been resolved after I've cut myself on an errant bit of punched sheetmetal inside a computer case. Obviously the computer gods required a blood sacrifice. Unfortunately, I don't know its/their name(s).   

       What's the idea about again?
phoenix, Jun 12 2002
  

       po, Bubba, phoenix - I'd popped an incomplete idea up prior to listing details - all apologies - off to bed I go
thumbwax, Jun 12 2002
  

       For a long time there was a trend amongst net admins to name their servers after Greek and Roman gods. I lost count of how many "zeus.domainname.com" servers I stumbled across.
waugsqueke, Jun 12 2002
  

       Sorta baked, I'd say... Kirk (replete with Zeus-like sexploits), Spock (from the Roman god, Vulcan, obviously), and other such Star Drech dieties come complete with cultic followers and strange rituals involving weird clothes and religious artefacts("Yes, it's an original zyglblot from the second series episode City on the Edge of Whatever."), arcane knowledge ("No, no, the phase-occilo induction coils are in sub ductway 31C on level _12_ of the Enterprise Mark VI.") and bizarre ceremonies ("And next up in the Masquerade is...").   

       {{{{shudder}}}}Oh, no thumbwax; for the love of Zod, no.
Guy Fox, Jun 12 2002
  

       'thor-'valds - the god of independent thought. Totem animals: penguin, of course, but also the gnu.
yamahito, Jun 12 2002
  

       Yam, don't forget the mouse and the gopher.   

       Me, I'm still trying to work out a Greek Geek Gang Game idea...
RayfordSteele, Jun 13 2002
  

       Yes, master?
reensure, Jun 13 2002
  

       We have that now with Science from Darwin, Tesla, Einstein, Steven Hawking so on and so forth. Some Geeks even worship star trek actors like Leonard Nimoy.
travbm, Oct 29 2015
  
      
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