You may be more spot on than you know - if you grow up with part of the vernacular being that "ology" can be added onto anything just to describe any subject for which people become obsessed. The older generation used "ism". This might be a good place to point out how close "Scientology" is to "Sciolism": http://wordinfo.info/unit/1910/s:amphiscii sciolism (s) (noun), sciolisms (pl) 1. A pretension of having knowledge or being well informed about something; all of which is really deceiving: Such people as palm readers, clairvoyants, crystal ball experts, and readers of tea leaves are just a few examples of individuals who are considered to be practitioners of sciolism. 2. Etymology: from Latin sciolus, "having knowledge"; from scire, "to know".