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Poe's law

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Poe's Law states:

It is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that someone' won't mistake for the real thing.[1]

A fine POE: Evening Service's video "The Bible Says"

Poe's Law relates to fundamentalism, and the difficulty of identifying actual parodies thereof. It suggests in general, that it is very difficult to differentiate fake/parody fundamentalism from the real thing, since they may both espouse equally extreme beliefs. It works both ways. For example, some conservatives consider noted baptist evangelical Fred Phelps to be so over-the-top that they think he's a "deep cover liberal" trying to discredit more mainstream Christians.


  1. . "Poe's Law" in the Urban Dictionary

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