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Monday, April 11, 2011

Jesus, Buddha, Zarathustra and Ivan Stang

This Web site provides a handy list of founders of religions, and along with folks such as Jesus and Buddha, there's Ivan Stang, founder of the Church of the SubGenius. Admittedly, he's also listed next to folks such as L. Ron Hubbard and Jim Jones.

I like to think the name of the church's alleged founder, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, was inspired by RAW's first name, but not being a SubGenius expert, I can't cite any actual evidence. Stang appears in "Maybe Logic," the movie about RAW, and RAW helped promote the religion.

Incidentally, Cleveland, Ohio, the area where I live, apparently is the world headquarters for the Church of the Subgenius.

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