= C =
Church of the SubGenius n.
A mutant offshoot of
Discordianism launched in 1981 as a spoof of fundamentalist
Christianity by the `Reverend' Ivan Stang, a brilliant satirist
with a gift for promotion. Popular among hackers as a rich source
of bizarre imagery and references such as "Bob" the divine
drilling-equipment salesman, the Benevolent Space Xists, and the
Stark Fist of Removal. Much SubGenius theory is concerned with the
acquisition of the mystical substance or quality of slack.
There is a home page at http://www.subgenius.com/.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.