I've been hearing about this "Juggalo religion." As a Juggalo, I think it makes absolutely no sense.
But we can carefully examine the concept anyways. The first step in doing so, I think, is to define "religion." What exactly IS a "religion"? How do you determine whether or not a particular set of beliefs, or a particular system of ideology, is a "religion"? For example; how come Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and Sikhism, count as "religions" yet Democracy, Liberalism, and Realism do not? If the Juggalo system of ideology counts as a "religion" in and of itself, then how?
Religions typically come with the belief in divine revelation. Religions typically believe that they are divinely revealed knowledge. As far as I know, ICP never claimed to be prophets or messengers or to have received any divine revelations or inspirations. In fact, in their music, there is clearly the concept that all religions are equal; I don't remember the name of the song at the moment, but there's one where some of the lyrics state: "There is no right or no wrong way to believe." So this makes is fairly clear to me, that the Juggalo belief- and ideology-system is not a religion in and of itself; all religions are respected. This type of mentality does not seem to be a normal aspect of "religion."
Religions typically have some kind of scripture. Scriptures are said to have been divinely revealed, usually by those who wrote them or first recited them. These Juggalos that claim there is a "Juggalo religion" have said that ICP's music is their scripture. Well, it's not; it claims no divine authorship at all. It was not divinely revealed.
So what is religion? And does the Juggalo ideology fit the bill?