Funny you should bring up Britney Spears and church, since my usually unreliable source sent me this at lunch:
“There is a new movement, based only on Internet contact, that is seriously disturbing the Powers That Be in many countries, The Church of Holy Britney. This semi-religious movement is based upon interpreting her song lyrics and public activity in a prophetic light. Some of the conclusions of the nameless high priests of this “Church” are considered by those in charge to be dangerously subversive and/or a potential danger to the general public. For instance, the line, “Hit me baby one more time,” has been interpreted as meaning that the US and France, which have each had one revolution, are due another. Since contact over the Internet is so anonymous, the only ready method of identifying members of this rapidly growing cult is by their act of devotion, as expressed by not wearing underwear. It is not known at this time if Britney is involved in this, or even knows of its existence.”
Well, I know I’m going to be looking at the other people in the checkout line differently from now on.