Do you consider Apple a religion?

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asked Apr 1, 2011 by iLoveMyiPodTouch (721 points)
Do you consider Apple a religion? According to Wilsontech1 on youtube it is. (www.youtube.com/wilsontech1)
commented Apr 1, 2011 by nitrocrime (3,741 points)
how come I can't down vote this with 706 karma? its a ridicules question. Wilson says the Apple-Fanboys act like there in a religion, not that Apple is a religion.
commented Apr 1, 2011 by TheTechDude (75,870 points)
@nitrocrime: You need 1,000 karma points to down vote someone.
commented Apr 2, 2011 by TheTechDude (75,870 points)
@iLoveMyiPodTouch: why did you change how this was closed?  It is not a duplicate question.
commented Apr 2, 2011 by iLoveMyiPodTouch (721 points)
Sorry i clicked reopen and i dont know how to make a new lable when i close it
commented Apr 2, 2011 by TheTechDude (75,870 points)
You just type in the box.  And change what the drop down menu says.
commented Apr 2, 2011 by Zlpha (4,631 points)
Why was this closed in the first place? It's a perfectly valid question.
commented Apr 2, 2011 by TheTechDude (75,870 points)
@Zlpha:  I agree.
commented Apr 2, 2011 by iLoveMyiPodTouch (721 points)
@ TheTechDude and @Zlpha, should i just reopen the question if you think its a valid question?
commented Apr 2, 2011 by TheTechDude (75,870 points)
It is a question that was closed by a moderator which means that it must stay closed according to the rules:
>Closed - If a content editor, moderator or administrator closes a thread, KEEP IT CLOSED. It was closed for a reason.

7 Answers

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answered Apr 1, 2011 by chadt4 (12,475 points)
Thats the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Apple is a company, not a religion.
commented Apr 1, 2011 by catchatyou (97,380 points)
I was about to say the same thing.
commented Apr 2, 2011 by BlazeEagle (1,126 points)
It's just a question not a concrete statement. Some Apple fanboys do exhibit almost religious devotion to Apple & that's unhealthy.
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answered Apr 1, 2011 by Anthony Guidetti (9,000 points)
Sometimes the Apple fanboys act as if nothing anyone can ever say and nothing the company can do will change their choice of products. I can see where Lamarr is coming from, but the same can be said for Windows fanboys and car company fanboys and so on. Anyway, I do not see Apple as a religion, but just as a company with loyal, and sometimes eccentric, buyers.
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answered Apr 1, 2011 by Zlpha (4,631 points)
**No, Apple actually delivers on their promises :P**

But yes, people can be quite fanatic about a company, Apple probably being the largest fan boy magnet in history, and some people seem to live their lives around the Apple hype. It's all good though, to each his own.

And the aura they have created around themselves is quite magical. Sure, they make good products, but what they are really good at is marketing. They've now managed to accumulate legions of followers who will fight to the death to let others know how great their products are, and have basically made items that practically (through word of mouth) sell themselves.
commented Apr 1, 2011 by Mattophobia (6,997 points)
Hah I love you for that joke.
commented Apr 2, 2011 by markd12 (3,581 points)
Down voting people for down voting you isn't fair
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answered Apr 1, 2011 by Yogi (955 points)
Is this a April Fool's Day joke question? I would better love eating it.
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answered Apr 1, 2011 by LeGuise (16 points)
Apple a religion?

lets call it a sect! (dont mind my englisch please) to bigg is realy bad. if you are to big you cant deliver on your promises anymore, gonna lack service, never mind the customers.. mind wall street!

realy... how else is it posible for an Apple to put on the market an I-phone4.. with antenna issues?

shure... all the other companys also produce in slave like factory's but... in the early days the looked as if this was not the deal for apple... they had a big stand, the tumbeled

No religion,
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answered Apr 1, 2011 by Vancar6 (1,381 points)
Lets some it up.
<ol>
<li>Can Apple heal or be worshipped?</li><br>
<li>Is there a "church" of Apple?</li><br>
<li>Can you pray to your Macbook?</li>
</ol>
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answered Apr 2, 2011 by Zlpha (4,631 points)
@Vancar6

Ok, I'll help you "some" it up.

**1. Can Apple heal or be worshipped?**  
-It cannot heal, but neither can any religion. (Maybe by placebo, but then you could be equally as nuts and think your products heal you)  
-Yes it can be worshiped, anything can be worshiped.  
*This point is invalid.*

**2. Is there a "church" of Apple?**  
-No, there is no "Church" of Apple, but hundreds of Religions don't have a centralized institution for the gathering of its members.  
*This point is invalid.*

**3. Can you pray to your Macbook?**  
-Yes, why exactly can't you? If I can pray to an imaginary god, why can't I pray to a physical object? Tons of religions worship inanimate objects.  
*This point is invalid.*

So basically you're wrong about everything you claim.

A more valid argument would be to compare the **dictionary definition of the word "Religion"**:

*"a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs."*

In this sense, Apple is not a religion, as it has nothing to do with the definition.

The idea of Apple, the way that they create their products and the rules and practices they adhere to are:

*"a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs"*  
  
**Also known as a Philosophy.**
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