Religious People Are Nerds

Religious People Are Nerds

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?

About Mriana

Mriana is a humanist and the author of "A Source of Misery", who grew up in the Church of God, Anderson Indiana. After she became an adult, she joined the Episcopal Church, but later left the Church and became a humanist. She has two grown sons and raises cats. Mriana raised her sons in the Episcopal Church, but in their teen years, they left the Church and she soon followed. One of her sons became a "Tao Buddhist" and the other a None, creating his own world view. She enjoys writing, reading, science, philosophy, psychology, and other subjects. Mriana is also an animal lover, who cares for their welfare as living beings, who are part of the earth. She is a huge Star Trek fan in a little body.
  • Better to be a nerd and have a relationship with our maker, than to be cool and be all alone in the universe…

    • I don't know, Beverly did quite well in the episode "Remember Me" and she managed to get out of that bubble vortex and wasn't alone in the universe anymore. "If there isn't anything wrong with me… maybe there's something wrong with the universe… Computer, what is beyond the
      mass-energy field?" Boy was she grateful for the Traveller and a genius of a son! Now that is life. 🙂 Nothing better than a great story with a happy ending and one day, if we don't kill each other over "My God's better than your god" then we might see that day. Now that's cool!

  • HW

    These people has no relationship with God which makes their thinking so irrational. This types of videos are works of Satan and should not be patronize by all men.

    • Picard from Hide and Q: No. I know Hamlet. And what he said with irony I prefer to say with conviction. "What a piece of work is man!
      How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty. In form, in moving, how express and admirable. In
      action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god… "

      Work of Satan? ROFL! That's a good one.

  • If they had a true belief they never say like this . Any how this post is some contradictory to the concepts of some people.

  • Just to be sure, putting on my Missoura twang: Y'all do realize the video is huma' and not meant to be taken seriously, don't ya?

    Dropping the twang now: With the College Humor video, I'm not only poking fun at Fundamngelicals, but enjoying my own geekiness, which is Star Trek. Or is that nerdiness? Whatever.

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