The Bokononist Religion in Cat's Cradle believes in the truthful lie that God made mud stand up and become man.
>What was the purpose of Ice-9?
To get rid of all the mud.
Have I blown your mind?
Well, I have read good literature, Catch-22 is my favorite book and I've read and liked most of the recommended list.
But I still love Vonnegut and Terry Pratchett.
I am ready for your hate.
Ice-9 represents the atom bomb ya dingus.
It's a potentialy world destroying technology produced by a naive scientist who wasn't aware about the implications his new creation that was ordered by the government held for the future of humanity.
Bokonism is a way of saying that religion is not as anti-intellectual as it might seem initially if you realize that most people are actually somewhat aware of how ridiculous it is and mostly follow the trend for cultural and comfort reasons.