If you’re caught up in the whole iPhone thing (I still don’t program numbers on my old cell phone), then you might get a kick out of David Kuo’s “Appleism is a Religion”:http://blog.beliefnet.com/jwalking/2007/06/appleism-kuo.html piece on Beliefnet.
If you’re really into Apple — the products and/or the mindset — you’ll get more out of it than I.
Apple isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a cult anymore, it has become a full blown religion with scores of millions of followers. The frenzy around the iPhone brings to mind the clamoring throngs that greeted Jesus at the height of his ministry.
There are many, many different tests for what makes something a religion. They range from belief in a higher power to sacred rituals to moral codes to sacred places. In every instance Appleism passes the test.
Hey, pundits write the same thing about the Super Bowl every January.