College Humor stated that religious people are the biggest nerds in their newest video, but not the kind of religious people who ask you to watch the game with them after church. They are talking about the inerrant Bible thumping kind. By their definition, nerds are people passionately obsessed with something, into their books, and movies.
According to College Humor, the Evangelical Fundamentalists are more into their books than Star Trek nerds, like myself. They continue to show the similarities between religious nerds and other nerds. Bickering over it, quoting the source material, and dressing up in costumes are only a few similarities.
Gee, and I thought I was obsessed dressing up as a Betazoid at Star Trek conventions. I do enjoy acting like Lwaxana and Deanna Troi with telepathic and empathic abilities. I sense you think I am serious about this. I am serious about my Star Trek. As serious as a religion and those Jedi people.
The other similarity they make between religious and regular nerds is that the only one who can settle differences is the Creator himself, usually portrayed as a large White man with a beard. Gee, I can't remember when Gene Roddenberry had a beard, but DAMN! His hand was really big in "Who Mourns for Adonis"! Gene's not finished with me yet. I feel his hand on my brain and let the Great Bird of the Galaxy do his thing.
However, the only exception is that religious people are not just nerds. They are the only nerds who will kill you over their belief that their franchise is better than yours. OH YEAH! Star Trek is far better! If you don't believe us Trekkers… Guys, phasers set on stun. That'll show you! Oh, wait. Stun setting doesn't kill.
College Humor says religious nerdiness is so extreme that it is actually dangerous. Gee, religious people need a less intense hobby. One that has moral value and a sense of purpose. Like Star Trek. Live long and prosper.
Little to no pre-marital sex no matter what type of nerd you are? HEY! Not if you're a Trekker/Trekkie. I've slept with Chakotay, Geordie LaForge, Will Riker, Ben Sisko, Dr. Bashir, Worf… That's a lot of men, but certainly not a dull sex life. OK so it's fantasy sex, but Ceiling Cat approves. Oh wait. He watches. OY!
Anyone up for a Star Trek Marathon?