For those sick of the Jedi Church—with its invisible “force”—Shiantology offers worshippers something a little more tangible: the actor who shared screen time with Han Solo himself.
Started in February 2009, the site has gained a huge following on Twitter (over 16,000 followers), according to Celebuzz.
The amusing Web site, Shiantology.com, features daily walking posts of the 23-year-old actor, tons of videos, as well as absolutely hysterical Photoshopped images of Shia in various religious settings.
We caught up with the founders of the site, Jen LaBeouf and Betsy LaBeouf, in an exclusive interview, and let’s just say we may need to convert ourselves.
“We were enjoying one of Shia’s favorite beverages, Arizona Iced Tea, and talking about our favorite actor when the name hit us. It all went downhill from there,” the girls reveal.
“One of the goals of the religion is also to make LaBeouf the most common last name, hence we require all followers to change their name to ‘First name + LaBeouf.’”
JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.