Java would be Fundamentalist Christianity – it’s theoretically based on C, but it voids so many of the old laws that it doesn’t feel like the original at all. Instead, it adds its own set of rigid rules, which its followers believe to be far superior to the original. Not only are they certain that it’s the best language in the world, but they’re willing to burn those who disagree at the stake.
Check it out – there’s C, Java, PHP, C++, C#, Lisp, Haskell, Erlang, Perl, Lua, Ruby, Python, COBOL, APL, LOLCODE, and Visual Basic.
Interesting read, nonetheless!