Friday, November 30, 2012

Is Doctor Who a Religion? No. But ...

Ummmmmm ... not exactly.
But, sure, the show uses mythic elements and has an "effervescent" fan base ...




Still, it's missing a crucial element: to be a religion, the fanbase would have to do everything they're doing, plus make the assertion that there is a Time Lord out there with a TARDIS doing all the stuff the show describes. Without that assertion that the fantasy describes something real, I don't see how how you can make the case. Religions all pretend they describe reality in some way. As far as I know, neither the show's creators, nor the fans, have such any such foolish delusions.

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