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At long last, the very best religion-themed comics from SMBC compiled in a single volume.
At long last, the very best religion-themed comics from SMBC compiled in a single volume.
At long last, the very best religion-themed comics from SMBC compiled in a single volume.
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Religion: Ruining Everything Since 4004 BC

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What's All This? 

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) is a daily webcomic by Zach Weinersmith. It has been running since some time in the last millennium, and is read by a few million people every month.

What's in the Book?

The book is a collection of the best religion jokes on SMBC over the last ten years! And, as a bonus, there will be a number of exclusive comics. The number will be determined by the amount of funding raised during the kickstarter.

Is This Book Mean to Religion?

Not really. Or, at least, the nature of the humor isn't mean-spirited, but the comic does mock plenty of sacred concepts. If you are a religious person, we hope you laugh in the same way we hope science fans laugh at the science jokes in our last book.

In case you don't believe us, here are some comics that have been popular on reddit's Christianity forums:

See more: http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2427http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2560http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=3656

Here are some that were popular on reddit's Buddhism forums.

See more: http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2705

And here are some that were popular on the atheism forum:

See more: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=2292http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2703

So What Does the Cover Look Like?

Behold!

Does This Project Include the Option to Buy a Completely Re-Written Miniature Bible?

We're glad you asked. Yes it does!

Having grown tired of the usual bookmarks, posters, and shirts, we've decided to do something a little simpler - we rewrote The Bible. For your convenience, every book of the holy word has been reduced to a few sentences, in what we're calling "The Holy Bible: Abridged Beyond the Point of Usefulness." Your abridged bible will be pocket-sized for maximum convenience.

For those who like specifics, the book will be 4x4.5 inches in size and will have a faux leather cover so it looks like a real bible.

What Are the Reward Levels?

For $10 you get eBooks of both Religion: Ruining Everything Since 4004 BC, AND the mini-bible. 

(Note: all levels above $10 include these two eBooks)

For $20 you get Religion! Isn't your Mom proud?

For $30, you get Religion, plus a genuine physical mini-bible!

For $40, you get a kickstarter-exclusive hardback copy of Religion, plus a mini-bible.

For $50, you get a softcover copy of Religion, AND a copy of Zach's last book, Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543, AND a mini-bible.

For $60, you get everything at the $50 level, AND your Religion book is hardcover.

For $100, you get a complete set of SMBC Books! This includes:

-Religion: Ruining Everything Since 4004 BC (Limited Edition Hardcover)
-Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543
-The Most Dangerous Game
-Save Yourself Mammal

AND you get a copy of the mini-bible. And Zach Weinersmith's eternal affection.

All five books will be signed by the author.

If you're in incredibly daring and attractive person, you can get (*gasp*) The Weinersmith Omnibus for $160: 

-Religion: Ruining Everything Since 4004 BC (Limited Edition Hardcover)
-The Mini-Bible 
-Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543 
-The Most Dangerous Game
-Save Yourself Mammal

-Trial of the Clone (a choose-your-path adventure book)
-Trial of the Clone 2
-Augie and the Green Knight (a children's novel)

All of these books will be signed by Zach, no matter how much he cries.

And, if you are feeling incredibly generous, we have our Benefactor level at $1,000.

At this level, you get any of the above levels you want, PLUS you'll have a mini-portrait by Zach drawn in front of the exclusive comic section of the book, AND everyone who buys the book will get an extra exclusive strip, thanks to you. We promise the portrait will be disgustingly flattering.

Why A Book of Religion Jokes?

We got such a huge response from the book of science-themed comics, that we decided we wanted to keep doing themed collections for a bit. Religion seemed like a natural next step. If this book is successful, we'll either do philosophy or sex next, depending on demand.

Do You REALLY Think Religion Ruins Everything?

No. It's just a title to make it a fun companion to the last collection. We promise. Now relax.

 SMBC is hosted by Hiveworks 

Risks and challenges

This is the first book that SMBC is publishing in-house without any major outside assistance. It's a little terrifying.

That said, for this reason, we've actively tried to make the reward set up fairly simple to fulfill. The new products we're making are books, both of which we can print in North America at the prices listed above.

Although we don't anticipate any issues, and we've tried to be conservative with our estimate for delivery, we've never had a kickstarter where there wasn't SOME surprise on the way from production to delivery. That said, we have a firm policy of providing regular updates to backers at a minimum of every two weeks. If for any reason we do not meet our deadline, we will provide weekly updates until everyone has their stuff in hand.

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    EBOOK: You will receive an eBook of both the comic collection and the mini-bible. We will have epub, mobi, and pdf format available.

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    HARDCOVER AND BIBLE: You get the kickstarter-limited hardcover book, plus everything in the EBOOK pack, plus a physical mini-bible.

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    DOUBLE PACK: This pack contains 2 copies of the Religion book, plus everything in the EBOOK pack.

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    SYNTHESIS: You get everything in the PRINT BOOK AND BIBLE pack ($30 level), plus a copy of the SMBC science compilation, "Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543."

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    HARD SYNTHESIS: You get everything in the SYNTHESIS pack ($50), AND your religion book will be the kickstarter-limited hardcover.

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    EBOOK Omnibus: This pack contains no physical goods, but you will get an ebook of every book listed in the Weinersmith Omnibus.

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    SMBC COMPLETE SET:
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    -Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543
    -The Most Dangerous Game
    -Save Yourself Mammal

    Everything in this pack will be signed by Zach.

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    THE WEINERSMITH OMNIBUS: You get every book Zach has published:

    -The Mini-Bible
    -Religion: Ruining Everything Since 4004 BC
    -Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543
    -The Most Dangerous Game
    -Save Yourself Mammal
    -Trial of the Clone
    -Trial of the Clone 2
    -Augie and the Green Knight

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    BENEFACTOR LEVEL:
    In the section of the book containing exclusives, Zach will add a drawing of you, looking stately and very important. And, thanks to you, everyone's book will have one extra exclusive comic.

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