But Christianity isn’t the only religion working on such tie-ins.
According to research conducted by Crazy Apple Rumors Site, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Wicca, Druidism and Satanism all have plans to release products associated with either the Macintosh or the iPod.
Pretty much every religion but Hinduism, practitioners of which, as everyone knows, almost exclusively use Linux. Atheists have attempted to get in on the action, but have been unable to generate any momentum.
But spotlighting this trend are several notable offerings.
A group of Druids has plans to release a clustered group of Mac minis stacked in the shape of Stonehenge. A company in Cleveland founded entirely on the principles of Tibetan animism will release an application for the Mac that allows users to chart their own ecstatic journeys through the heavens.
Assuming it gets out of beta. Several testers have complained about bad trips.
Meanwhile, Satanists are pushing the iPod as the perfect platform for listening to eery chants.
“We don’t have a large collection yet,” said Satanic priest Lance Fauver of Clearwater, Mich. “It’s mostly just me moaning into the microphone.
“I don’t really want to do it,” Fauver admitted. “But… you know… Satan demands it! Satan’s… whew… got a lot of demands. Eeyup.
“Kind of… bossy,” Fauver added, making a quoting gesture with his fingers.
“In fact, I’m kind of wishing I hadn’t sold my soul for that nano. Particularly since it’s now all scratched to hell.
“Scratched to hell. Eeyup. That’s about the size of it.”
Finally, some Zen Buddhists are planning on setting a 12-inch PowerBook in an empty room for 10,000 years.