Monday, August 04, 2003

Religions are like ISPs

I was thinking about what religions are analogous to what ISPs, and here is what I came up with. Christianity is like AOL. It is user friendly, lots of versions, idiot-proof, and it is great for the masses who know nothing about computers but want the internet to chat and look at porn. Islam is like having an ISDN line and a fairly generic service that provides the basics. It is also hard to set up thus discourages users from switching to another service. Judaism is like the old University UNIX accounts. It is the oldest, and least user-friendly. It is designed for geeks, has many commands to memorize, and has few supporters, but many really dedicated ones who will not give up the old ways for anything.