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<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/05/19/apple.religion/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming....ion/index.html</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>(CNN)</b> -- Next time Grandma asks why you're going to the mall on Sunday morning instead of church, tell her you're going to Apple Chapel.<br>
For Apple fans, the brand triggers a reaction in the brain that's not unlike that of religious devotees, according to a <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13416598" target="_blank">BBC documentary series</a> that cites neurological research.<br>
The neuroscientists ran a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on an Apple fanatic and discovered that images of the technology company's gadgets lit up the same parts of the brain as images of a deity do for religious people, the report says.</div>
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This is not shocking news <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Consumerism literally is a spirituality, and brands are the new gods. Why do you think companies spend billions on advertising flooding our environment with their message on how to have a relationship with their product, how their product will bring salvation to your life, and how great loyalty to their particular brand is as they, and only they, can bring these products in your life. These are the new mythologies for the modern world.
 

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I have felt this so many times that it fails to surprise me at all...
 

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Not surprising at all. Hearing an Apple fan go on and on about why Apple products are The Greatest Inventions Ever is not unlike listening to a fundamentalist Christian go on and on about how Jesus Christ is his/her personal lord and savior.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2897570"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Not surprising at all. Hearing an Apple fan go on and on about why Apple products are The Greatest Inventions Ever is not unlike listening to a fundamentalist Christian go on and on about how Jesus Christ is his/her personal lord and savior.</div>
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Both equally head-nodders.
 

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I like Red Delicious, Jonathon Gold, Granny Smith, and Winter Banana apples. Does that count?
 

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I don't need this I just link my church streaming that is an actual church if I don't feel like going to church like this sunday. We are going through alot and we don't need other people in our problems right now.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2897570"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Not surprising at all. Hearing an Apple fan go on and on about why Apple products are The Greatest Inventions Ever is not unlike listening to a fundamentalist Christian go on and on about how Jesus Christ is his/her personal lord and savior.</div>
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I'm sort of halfway who you're talking about... I don't really like Macs but other than that... WOOH APPLE! WOOH iPHONE AND iPAD AND... *ahem*
 

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So Apple fans are delusional and impractical?<br><br>
Yeah I'll buy that.<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQdbbzeLitk</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant" target="_blank">http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse....gi?u=macs_cant</a> (nsfw)
 

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%^&* hipsters.<br><br><a href="http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/30/39-apple-products/" target="_blank">http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008...pple-products/</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>peace</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2898698"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
%^&* hipsters.<br><br><a href="http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/30/39-apple-products/" target="_blank">http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008...pple-products/</a></div>
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Pfft. You're just mad because we're better than you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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:p
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Envy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2898598"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant" target="_blank">http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse....gi?u=macs_cant</a> (nsfw)</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>peace</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2898698"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
%^&* hipsters.<br><br><a href="http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/30/39-apple-products/" target="_blank">http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008...pple-products/</a></div>
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In my experience, rather than being poseurish hipsters, Apple owners are much more likely to be either full-on geeks or technology-orientated people with geekish tendencies.<br><br>
I've been reading a lot of rubbish written about the Apple brand lately and it's lead me to the conclusion that a lot of people who would like to own Apple products but can't perhaps afford them, console themselves over not being able to afford them by constantly whinging about them using a lot of ignorant generalisations and pigeon-holeing about the brand and type of people who do use them.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nishani</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2900729"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In my experience, rather than being poseurish hipsters, Apple owners are much more likely to be either full-on geeks or technology-orientated people with geekish tendencies.<br><br>
I've been reading a lot of rubbish written about the Apple brand lately and it's lead me to the conclusion that a lot of people who would like to own Apple products but can't perhaps afford them, console themselves over not being able to afford them by constantly whinging about them using a lot of ignorant generalisations and pigeon-holeing about the brand and type of people who do use them.</div>
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That sounds an awful lot like an angry Apple fan retort. Hmm.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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oh come on, not only Apple fans, fer cryin' out loud!<br><br>
Star Trek<br>
Star Wars<br>
LOTR<br>
Douglas Adams<br>
Xbox<br>
PSP<br>
Pink Floyd<br>
Lost<br>
Grateful Dead<br>
Tetris<br>
Comics<br>
Radiohead<br>
Oprah<br>
Seinfeld<br>
Stephen King<br>
Twilight<br>
Muse<br>
True Blood<br>
The Beatles<br>
Bob Marley<br>
Football<br>
Basketball<br>
Wizard of Oz<br>
...ad infinitum<br><br>
plus, (at least in my case), i would replace the word "religious" with <i>enthusiastic</i>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>PeaceLoveKnit</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2906285"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wait... Jobs isn't God? Dammit. I only had to buy one more iPhone to get my ticket to Heaven.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>PiSis</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2906397"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
oh come on, not only Apple fans, fer cryin' out loud!<br><br>
Star Trek<br>
Star Wars<br>
LOTR<br>
Douglas Adams<br>
Xbox<br>
PSP<br>
Pink Floyd<br>
Lost<br>
Grateful Dead<br>
Tetris<br>
Comics<br>
Radiohead<br>
Oprah<br>
Seinfeld<br>
Stephen King<br>
Twilight<br>
Muse<br>
True Blood<br>
The Beatles<br>
Bob Marley<br>
Football<br>
Basketball<br>
Wizard of Oz<br>
...ad infinitum<br><br>
plus, (at least in my case), i would replace the word "religious" with <i>enthusiastic</i>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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I'm a True Blood fan, but I'm ashamed of it. (Just so you know)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>PiSis</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2906397"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Seinfeld</div>
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Hey! If a series is good, there's nothing bad in actively praising and defending it.
 
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