Really Reformed Church of Wikipedia

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The Really Reformed Church of Wikipedia is the one true church of Wikipedia. We believe in the Holy Trinity of Jimbo Wales, and Larry Sanger, and maveric149. Our sins of edit warring and personal attacks are absolved by the crucifixion of the one true Chief Financial Officer, maveric149, subordinate to the one true God and King of Wikipedia, Jimbo Wales. By the grace of them and Larry Sanger, the Holy Ghost, are we absolved and lifted in our faith. Ghosts eat toast halfway up the lamp post.

We follow the Ten Commandments.

There exist churches which attempt to counter our religion of the King of Wikipedia (see Reformed Church of Wikipedia). Such attempts to corrupt the sanctity of our faith do not go unnoticed. The Angel of Death, RickK, shall bring the full power of God upon them; none shall be spared.

Let us lift our arms in praise and sing a hymn:

Jimbo loves me this I know,
For the Wiki tells me so,
Little editors to him belong,
They are weak but he is strong.
Yes, Jimbo loves me,
Yes, Jimbo loves me,
Yes, Jimbo loves me,
The Wiki tells me so.

Now, let us recite our creed:

I believe in God the Jimbo Wales, Maker of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Lord save us.:
And in maveric149 his only Chief Financial Officer, our Lord; who was conceived by Larry, the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Ambi, suffered under Lirath Q. Pynnor, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into Meta, and sitteth on the right hand of Jimbo, God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the wikiediting, the power-hungry-admins, the wikitrolls and the wikidead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, Larry; the holy reformed church; the meetup of saints; the forgiveness of edit wars; the reduction of Wikistress; and the cabal everlasting. Amen.

Let us now give thanks to Jimbo with the Founder's Prayer:

Our Father, who art in Meta,
hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done,
on the Pedia, as it is in Meta.
Give us this day our daily featured article,
and forgive us our uncivility,
as we forgive those who troll against us.
And lead us not into POV,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

And the other version:

Our Jimbo, who art in Tampa,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy wiki come, thy will be done,
on the Pedia, as it is in Meta.
Give us this day our daily NPOV,
and forgive us our typos,
as we forgive those who vandalize against us.
And lead us not into deletion,
but deliver us from trolls.
For thine is the wiki, with the NPOV, and the accuracy,
for ever and ever.

And now, we shall continue our recitation of prayers with the Hail Ambi:

Hail Ambi, full of grace,
Jimbo is with thee,
blessed art thou among Wikipedians,
and blessed is the fruit of thy keyboard, maveric149.
Holy Ambi, mother of God,
mediate for us uncivil editors, now, and in
the hour of our disconnecting.

We conclude with the Doxology:

Glory be to Jimbo
And to maveric149
And to the Larry Sanger.
As it was in the beginning,
Is now, and ever shall be;
Wikipedia without end, amen, amen.

You may now proceed to explore the deeper doctrines of our church.

Our saints[edit]

  • Jwrosenzweig the Evangelist (author of the Gospel of Rozensweig).
  • James F. the Evangelist (author of the Gospel of James).
  • Tim Starling the Evangelist (author of the Gospel of Timothy).
  • Delirium the Evangelist (author of the Gospel of Delirium).
  • Saint Sanger, first Bishop of En.
  • Saint Raul654 of Delaware, author of the Epistle of Raul and numerous other epistles.
  • Saint Angela, mother of Ambi.
  • David Gerard the Adminofthemailinglist.1
  • Anthere Francophilene.
  • Saint Cecropia, Maker of Sysops.
  • Saint Mero, Apostle of Alaska.
  • Saint Who Is This Jimbo Guy Anyway, Holyatric Church Leader of Stättäävvfföölen, Sweden.
  • Saint Bdesham, Patron Saint Of Dashes, Hyphens, And Various Other Typological Minutiae.
  • Saint Cliff Clavin, the patron saint of wiki

Our adherents[edit]

Miscellaneous doctrine[edit]

  • Doctrine may be added/amended only by those whose names are found in the "Our adherents" or "Our saints" list.

Disclaimer: No blasphemy upon any of those whose names are mentioned/parodied on this page, regardless of their existence, edit count or religion is intended. This was inspired by a discussion you can dig up somewhere on bash.


  1. Some advanced theologians claim that Mark Ryan actually does most of the work clearing spam and letting through the messages from humans on wikien-l, and that David Gerard is a noisy self-publicist. Most such theologians have been properly nailed to stakes and burnt alive. In a neutral and balanced manner.
  2. The Church of Wikipedia is a repository of knowledge accumulated through believers in its only Lord and Creator; yet should the weight of its knowledge grow beyond the strength the faith in It, its contents will be promptly burned, and the receptacle with it if need be.