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Church of Reality

To: alt.magick
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Church of Reality
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 22:14:38 GMT

forwarded to alt.magick by cat yronwode, just because some
regulars here may find it of interest:


For Immediate Release:

Contact: Marc Perkel - Founder
San Francisco, CA. 94112
~Date: 09/16/03

Marc Perkel announces today that he is in the process of
applying for 
non-profit status to turn the Church of Reality into a 501c3
tax exempt church. Perkel hopes to have his application
approved in the next 120 days.

The Church of Reality ( is a
based on believing in everything that is real. 

"But what is real?", you might ask. Well - that's the sacred
question of the Church of Reality. The Church doesn't
attempt to define reality, but is dedicated to the pursuit
of reality the way it really is.

"What this church is about is to raise the status of reality
in our 
daily lives," says Marc Perkel. "Too many people are
ignoring reality and living an illusion. We are here to try
to get people to challenge 
traditional beliefs on the basis of if they really are real
or not."

Members of the church are called "Realists" practicing "Realism."

The official church greeting is "Welcome to the Real World." 

Perkel has written the "Sacred Principles" of the Church of
Reality, which are similar to the Ten Commandments and they
are available at the church's web site.

"With non-profit status the Church of Reality will be able
to take 
donations just like every other church. Once the funding
starts coming in we well start promoting the concept of
reality as a belief system. We think we will be competitive
with the other major religions," says Perkel. "When you
raise the question of which religion is real - you can't get
any more real than reality."

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