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- A huge amount of those from Transmetropolitan. According to Spider, new cults pop there every hour, therefore, any religious belief does not make any sense.
- In Boba Fett: Enemy Of the Empire, Boba Fett tracks the eponymous enemy to a secluded hermitage on a volcanic planet, which is home to a stereotypical crazy sect called the Ancient Order of Pessimists, who are eventually wiped out by Darth Vader's Star Destroyer immediately after the High Hermit commits heresy by embracing optimism.
Boba: "Well, this could have ended much worse..."
- The movie Bowfinger features a cult called Mindhead, which parodies Scientology.
- The Last Guru by Daniel Pinkwater has the Silly Hat Order, with a side order of Blong Buddhism, which is like Zen but more pickled.
- Chutengodianism in Godless starts as a joke by a few teenagers, but takes on a life of its own (complete with its own heretics and fundamentalists.) In the end, the narrator is the only one left who still follows it—he doesn't really believe in it, but he wishes he did.
- The Monty Python's Flying Circus "Crackpot Religions" sketch.
- A tie-in book to the Mr. Bean series stated that Mr Bean had at one point followed a religion based around the "God of Lemonade."
- A Bit of Fry and Laurie featured a school headmaster who, upset with the religious intolerance between his pupils, had forced them to follow his a religion of his own invention, taken by combining many different religions, and entitled "Lip-whip-whip-whip-whip".
- In an episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver exposing shady televangelists who allegedly exploit US tax laws, John Oliver revealed that he had started his own satirical religion, "Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption," for the express sole purpose of getting people to send him money.note The kicker: Oliver's parody religion is totally legal under current IRS tax code, and John Oliver is now a legitimate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. At the end he closed the "church" due to some people sending him sperm. But up to that point, he never broke any law.
- Xavism in Sengoku Basara is a rather overt parody of the Catholic Church with elements of Church of Happyology; its leader is a delusional (but well-meaning) Love Freak who believes in the power of blowing the crap out of someone to convert them, all its adherents get bizarre baptismal names, and the "commandments" are all Broken Aesop versions of Christian dogma.
- BioShock Infinite: Comstock's religion is based of Christianity, but it revolves around American Exceptionalism with the Founding Fathers treated as saints, and Comstock making himself as the Prophet of Columbia. And he has Elizabeth as his "Lamb" (of God) and successor of the title of Prophet, the latter of which she becomes in a Bad Future.
- Hubology in Fallout 2 is a very unsubtle parody of Scientology.
- That rabbit cult from Looking for Group. Subverted, because there is a good reason for worship.
- In Koan Of The Day, the character of the guru often parodies religion.
- This webcomic begins a Flightarianism arc, in which the cockatoo Winston explains some of the precepts underpinning his faith.
- The Corn God in Scenes From A Multiverse.
- Ceiling Cat.
- The ClickHole Clickventure "Join this Cult!" begins with an invitation to join the Sentinels Of Paradise, who worship a fellow known as Mischief Man, who created the world and your guts but not your bones. It is very Surreal Humor.
- Some articles from the Venezuelan News Parody El Chigüire Bipolar portray chavism as a religion so as to mock president Hugo Chávez' personality cult.
- The Nostalgia Critic features the Church of the Heavenly Proton Pack, a religion of diehard Ghostbusters fans. It is later revealed there are other sects including an orthodox one (which doesn't believe in the canonicity of Ghostbusters II) and Ghostbusters of Latter Day Saints (which is for fans of Filmation's Ghostbusters series).
- Futurama has recurring Robotology, Robot Judaism and The First Amalgamated Church, as well as occasionally mentioned Oprahism, Church of Trek, et cetera.
- The Simpsons are members of The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism, which split from the Catholics in 1573 over the right to go to church with wet hair, which the Presbylutherans have since abolished.
- In South Park, Dawkins mentions the Flying Spaghetti Monster while talking to Mrs. Garrison during a lunch in the episode Go God Go.
- This trope was in full effect over 300 years ago: Tsar Peter the Great and his friends formed The All-Joking, All-Drunken Synod of Fools and Jesters that not only practiced heavy drinking and orgies, but wore church attire and used religious titles when doing so. The pious Russians were not amused - some even proclaimed the Tsar to be Antichrist.
- Flying Spaghetti Monster.
- Invisible Pink Unicorn as well.
- Various Cthulhu cults.
- The Church of Google.
- Discordianism has been described as a "religion masquerading as a joke" or a "joke masquerading as a religion." Both are correct.
Discordianism is exactly as real as any other religion.
- Church of the SubGenius.
- The Jedi Census Phenomenon.
- Last Thursdayism claims that the Universe was actually created last Thursday, and any memories or evidence of events before that were created at the same time. This is a parody of the explanations given by young-earth creationists as to why the earth was created with an appearance of age, how we can see stars that are more than 6,000 light-years away, and the like.
- The schism known as Next Thursdayism claims that the universe hasn't been created yet, and what we think is happening now is just false memories we'll have once it exists. Of course, some might argue that both sides are heretics: The Universe was created Last Tuesday.
- Tarvuism, created by the guys behind Look Around You and just as absurd.