Church of the SubGenius

Give me Slack or Give me Death

Born as a combination of religion, conspiracy theory, belief in UFOs and a love of pop culture, The Church of the SubGenius rewards those who seek a non-conformist and less boring path to being told what to do with their lives. Founded by its leader, J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, a pipe-smoking, Ward Cleaver-esque traveling salesman, the SubGenius preaches the virtues of humor and irreverence, as well as the pursuit of slack (a non-conformist sense of freedom, independence and original thinking). Its symbol is a stylized cross with three bars and a pipe, and its philosophy is encapsulated by its official motto: Fuck them if they can’t take a joke!

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