Special Note: Please note that this scenario is meant to be read as entertainment, not as an accurate prediction of the future. Also note that the viewpoints and opinions that may come across in this scenario are not necessarily the viewpoints and opinions of the author.
The Sega Genesis cult forms in metropolitan regions of Japan and Europe in the year 2030 by the children of the jobless Millenials. Bitter, poor and disenfranchised, these young men and women turn to retrogaming as a religious experience/pastime.
Six months later, it would spread into North America competing with the Universal Christian Religion that tries to prevent the waning of Christianity. On Easter Monday 2028, Israel will vote itself out of existence due to the terminal decline in religion. The Palestinians will take over the politics of the former Zionist nation of Israel, rename the country The Secular Republic of Israel. This would eventually lead to the termination of the Christian religion by the year 2050.
The central focus of the Sega Genesis cult would be the "Sega Trinity" (Michael Jackson, Sonic the Hedgehog, Eco the Dolphin, and the Sega Genesis console). Once the cult becomes established, people can automatically join by having a Sega Genesis emulator, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, a Sonic the Hedgehog game, Eco the Dolphin the game and at least ten other Sega Genesis ROMs. Michael Jackson music becomes the official blog music for the website. This cult would come to an abrupt end however when the FBI (bribed with money from Microsoft, Facebook Nintendo and Electronic Arts) would infiltrate into cult HQ and kill the leader. The resulting succession crisis ended with one survivor (who ended up serving 67 years in jail and being paroled after serving seven years).
After the cult was disbanded, bonfires were made around the world for all the remaining Sega Genensis video game console and for all of their extant games.