Apple a religion? Stop? You wouldn’t even recognize Apple in the morning.

Another day, another post from someone who makes their money off the Apple faithful insisting that APPLE IS NOT A RELIGION ONLY SOMEONE STUPID WOULD EVEN THINK IT AND ONLY A HATER WOULD EVEN SAY SUCH A STUPID THING MY GOD WHY DONT THEY LEAVE US ALONE!

Today’s example, the Macalope at Macworld:

There’s no argument here we haven’t seen a million times before.

The best thing about dismissing an entire group of people by claiming they’re all brainwashed cult members, though, is that when they take exception to your brilliant argument that surely has never been made in such detail or with such care, you can point at them and cry, “See how the brainwashed cult members attack?!”

Seen it a million times and it’s just crazy talk.

Totally agree.

So why keep writing about this? Why keep insisting WE ARE NOT A CULT! If it’s silly, let it pass. If you’ve heard it a million times, why write a *long* column about it now?

You’re not a cult, you’re not a religion. Oh, and you’re not special.

You bought a product from a giant company. You (most likely) use that product. It is a fair exchange of value, like those ginseng capsules I got from Amazon. There is absolutely nothing at all special about that in any way.

Apple Inc in 2015 is too big, too rich and sells to way way way too many people for anyone rational to think Apple users are some cult.

Apple Inc in 2015 is too big, too rich and sells to way way way too many people for anyone rational to think Apple users are special.

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