Bobism

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Bobism
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Logo of the Church of Bob.
TypeBobist
ScriptureThe Boble, Testaments of Bob
TheologyBobist theology
PolityEpiscopal
StructureCommunion
PopeCornelius I
RegionWorldwide
LanguageEnglish
Origin2019
Members45
Ministers
  • Bishops: 13
  • Priests: 4
Other name(s)Church of Bob
Way of Bob
Official websitebobism.ml

Bobism (Ponderosan Arabic script: ببسم, Centralian Cyrillic: Бобисм), also known as the Church of Bob, and known in Bobist scripture as the Way of Bob, is a monotheistic religion based around a deity named Bob, and five prophets; Colonel Cornelius Cornwall, Dr. Phil, Logan Paul (usually represented by Logan I of Aenopia), Nikita Khrushchev, and Phil Swift. It is one of the world's largest micronational religions, with 45 followers as of 2020. It is also accepted in Ponderosa Hills, the California Republic, Qaflana, Aenopia and Plushunia (both on the mainland and in the overseas territory of Aenopian Plushunia and Ogel).

Etymology

The religion is named after Bob, the late fish of Alex Halbesleben, former emperor of Qaflana.

Scripture

According to bobism.ml,"The Boble is the highest religious text in Bobism".[1]The first edition of the Boble was written in 2019 by Cristi, with 4 other authors.[2]

On 30 August 2020, Cornelius I, Pope of Bobism, announced that another Boble would be "revealed in the coming days". This was revealed as the Testaments of Bob on 11 September. A part of the Testaments of Bob, formally known as the Ninth Book and Third Testament of Bob and informally known as the Book of Coom, was released on 28 October.

History

In 2019, members of the Organisation of Active Micronations voted to make Bob the official deity of the OAM; however, it met opposition from the other members. As such, they created their own Discord server to spread the word of Bob, known as the United Bobist Church.[2]

In 2020, the Church saw an explosive growth in membership, with 15 members joining between August and September.

Structure

The structure of Bobism is episcopal, with a bishop overseeing a diocese and reporting to the Pope.

List of dioceses

As of 1 November 2020, there are 14 dioceses.

Diocese Bishop Establishment
Diocese of Wegmat The Most Rev. Cole B. 2019
Diocese of Plushunia The Most Rev. Cristi 2019
Diocese of Roskya and Cycoldia The Most Rev. Johann Kümmel 11 August 2020
Diocese of Ponderosa Hills His Holiness Pope Cornelius I 12 August 2020
Diocese of Brienia The Most Rev. Ann Mark 1 September 2020
Diocese of Atiera The Most Rev. Liam Munroe 1 September 2020
Diocese of Anglostan The Most Rev. Iggy Hockenheim 2 September 2020
Diocese of California The Most Rev. Thorin Neal 2 September 2020
Diocese of Wales and Aenopia The Most Rev. Prophet Logan Ross 2 September 2020
Diocese of Canada and Africa The Most Rev. Jayden Lycon 2 September 2020
Diocese of Almendria The Most Rev. Ali Akhbar 2 September 2020
Diocese of Garuda The Most Rev. Max Baez 12 September 2020
Diocese of Long Island and Tesforia The Most Rev. Brennan Sullivan 12 September 2020
Diocese of Ireland The Most Rev. Eoin O'Neill 14 November 2020

References