In 1978, Douglas Adams created an entirely new way of looking at life, the universe, and everything. Galaxism honors this worldview by enshrining it in a non-religious religion.
As introduced on Seinfeld, Festivus is a holiday for “the rest of us”, thus Festivism is a religion for the rest of us. Festivist ritual is largely arbitrary and encourages adherents to make up their own.
If one were to distill the works of Monty Python into one sentence, that sentence would probably be, “What’s all this, then?” In taking a bird’s eye view of human culture, Monty Python provided a refreshing tonic to the seriousness inherent in all the world’s ideologies. Their body of work can be said to constitute a comprehensive worldview, albeit one peered at through novelty spectacles.
Bokononism is the idea that human beings need to believe in lies in order to be happy. However, what makes Bokononism unique is that its followers are aware that their beliefs are based on lies. Ironically, this means that a Bokononist is actually quite rational, even if they engage in mythic fictions for the sake of psychological well-being.
Dudeism is essentially a modernized version of Taoism which uses the film The Big Lebowski as its primarly liturgical vehicle. You can visit Dudeism (The Church of the Latter-Day Dude) at www.dudeism.com
You could say that humorists see the world as one big joke. And that’s not a bad thing! Humor isn’t just meant to disparage things, of course, but also to “peer behind the veil” and see what’s really going on. To see humor everywhere is to see that there is much more to the world than meets the eye.