The Matrix movies have a lot of religious undertones, from ‘Neo’ as a Christ-figure, the Nebuchadnezzar as their ship, Trinity as his side-kick, the name of the rebel city (Zion), and much more.
Then, I suppose it was only a matter of time until a “real religion” emerged based on the tenets of the Matrix story: Matrixism. What are the tenets of Matrixism, you might ask?
1. Belief in the prophecy of the One.
2. Acceptance of the use of psychedelics as sacrament.
3. Recognition of the semi-subjective multi-layered nature of reality.
4. Adherence to the principles of one or more of the world’s religions until such time as the One returns.
Now this religion seems to be half-joke, and quite entertaining, but I wonder, will anyone take it seriously (they claim 1600 adherents)?? Its interesting to note that other ideas are worked into Matrixism, such as ideas from Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception” and Dan Merkur’s “The Mystery of Manna: The Psychedelic Sacrament of the Bible.” Got questions? Check out their FAQ and perhaps you too can become a Pathist.