This notion is not as absurd as it might seem. And I have proof, a series of LOL characterizations of popular programming languages as if they were religions. Check the following three out and see if you don’t agree:
C would be Judaism – it’s old and restrictive, but most of the world is familiar with its laws and respects them. The catch is, you can’t convert into it – you’re either into it from the start, or you will think that it’s insanity. Also, when things go wrong, many people are willing to blame the problems of the world on it.
C++ would be Islam – It takes C and not only keeps all its laws, but adds a very complex new set of laws on top of it. It’s so versatile that it can be used to be the foundation of anything, from great atrocities to beautiful works of art. Its followers are convinced that it is the ultimate universal language, and may be angered by those who disagree. Also, if you insult it or its founder, you’ll probably be threatened with death by more radical followers.
Visual Basic would be Satanism – Except that you don’t REALLY need to sell your soul to be a Satanist…
For the complete set of Religions … I mean programming languages and not just a few chuckles visit here.