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I heard a guy on talk radio talking to a caller who claimed to be a Frisbeetarian. I had never heard of this religion I wondered if it is Christian or some obscure ancient pagan form of religion. Does anyone here know what their main beliefs might be and how they compare to mainstream churches?

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    What did Google tell you?
    – Flimzy
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 11:38
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about Christianity, and can be easily answered in 30 seconds by Google.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 11:38
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    @flimzy if every question that can be answered in 30 seconds by Google was closed there would not be many open😜
    – 007
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 21:37
  • @Pam: As a general rule, questions which can be answered within 1-2 minutes on google should not be asked here. The vast majority of questions on here cannot be quickly answered by Google (or couldn't before they were asked here). This is one of the key metrics we use during site evaluations to determine if a site is "making the Internet a better place".
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    Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 9:29

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Frisbeetarianism is a parody religion, along the same lines as Pastafarianism. It is sometimes attributed to comedian George Carlin:

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. (source)

It's also attributed to comedian Jim Stafford in 1975.

In answer to your question then, no, it's not a form of Christianity nor a form of ancient paganism. It's simply a parody, created by comedians, to poke fun at religion.

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  • Is this parody poking fun at the purgatory belief in particular?
    – 007
    Commented Jan 14, 2016 at 22:26
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    @Pam I haven't had any luck finding additional context for this quote, from either Stafford or Carlin, but Carlin at least made a number of jokes at the expense of Christians and religion in general (see Wikiquote). So I doubt that it's specifically a parody of purgatory, but of souls going anywhere meaningful after death. Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 2:40
  • aintnowaytogo.com/frisbee.htm. The inventor of frisbee golf joked about it being a religion and took a direct swipe at purgatory belief
    – 007
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 14:22

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