Religion: Recognizes there is God, and only one God.
Blogging: Recognizes there is Seth, and only one Seth.
Religion: The word is spread by selected disciples.
Blogging: The word is spread by selected A-List Cool-Kid bloggers.
Religion: Beware of false prophets.
Blogging: Beware of self-appointed “Social Media Gurus”.
Religion: Missionaries give non-believers Bibles to read.
Blogging: Bloggers are on a mission to get non-believers to read their latest E-book.
Religion: People confess their sins in order to achieve absolution from a priest.
Blogging: Bloggers post their dark secrets and dirty laundry in order to achieve absolution from their readers.
Religion: Often involves repetitive rituals (like saying “”Hail Mary” 100 times on the rosary).
Blogging: Often involves repetitive rituals (like commenting on 100 blogs a day)..
Blogging: “Great post!”
Religion: Martyrs will die for their beliefs.
Blogging: Martyrs will post, no matter what. Even if they’re sick, busy, or don’t feel like it.
Religion: There is the Old Testament, and the New Testament
Blogging: There is Blogging, and there is Twitter.
Religion: The faithful wear certain types of clothes, to identify themselves as true believers.
Blogging: The faithful will color their Twitter avatars, to identify themselves as true believers in the latest flavor-of-the-month cause.
Religion: Heretics are burned at the stake
Blogging: Disagree with one of the Cool Kids, and you’ll get crucified.
Relgion: Followers look towards religious leaders for moral guidance and advice on how to live their lives.
Blogging: Followers look towards other bloggers for moral guidance and advice on how to live their lives.
Religion: At church, they pass the collection plate.
Blogging: “If you like this post, please feel free to make a donation via PayPal.”
Religion: Often involves periods of fasting.
Blogging: Also often involves period of fasting (as many “Professional” bloggers can’t afford to pay for groceries).
Religion: Serious heretics are ex-communicated.
Blogging: Serious heretics are denied access to service.
Religion: The ultimate goal is to achieve everlasting happiness in the Afterlife.
Blogging: The ultimate goal is to earn “six figures” as “passive income”.