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Snapists: Fiction Based Religion

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Sorrows, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Sorrows

    Sorrows Order Member Prestige DLP Gold Supporter

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    So someone published a paper on the rise of fiction based 'religious' movements. It focuses on the Snapists or Snapewives, who apparently feel spiritually connected/married to Snape on some spiritual plane. It focuses on three main wives Conchita, Rose, and Tonya, and is pretty interesting as a look at how these things arise and how they can be examined in the context of organised religion.

    Also there are some seriously cookydook quotes in there. I'm not gonna add any because frankly there are too many to even begin and quoting the weirder ones out of the context of the paper would kind of go against its main argument. Still you can enjoy these photoshops.

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    I didn't even know this was a thing. Anyone heard of them before?
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  2. EsperJones

    EsperJones Headmaster

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  3. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    The fuck is this? No, I hadn't heard about this.

    I hadn't heard about the Jedi religion either but at least it was (somewhat) of a fictional religion itself. Channeling Snape (or essence of Snape, or whatever) wasn't.

    I get the similarity but still apples to oranges, imo.

     
  4. Kevizoid

    Kevizoid Third Year

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    Sad delusions of sad lonely people. They really do channel Snape.
     
  5. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Minister of Magic

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    When I heard of that story, I was originally thinking of hot twenty-something year olds with mental problems. I have no idea why, though. Reality is quite different.

    For real, though, that is fucking weird.
     
  6. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    I pray to Amonkira, Lord of Hunters

     
  7. Paradise

    Paradise Groundskeeper DLP Supporter

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    Here is something similar maybe some of the older DLPers will remember, the FF7 House.

    Functionally a bunch of people follow a single woman who believes herself to be the living incarnation of a final fantasy 7 character. like a cult, she brainwashes, abuses, and takes advantage of them.

    As to the Snapists, it makes me feel like people are more likely to go insane in groups rather t han on their own.
     
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