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27th Dec '16 5:58:47 AM Andyroid
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* In one ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' episode, Cheerleader claims that sweating is against ''several'' of her religions. [[TemptingFate Naturally]], she gets covered in sweaty used towels after getting "Towel Boy'd" ("Oh, excuse ''me'', '[[InsistentTerminology Team Manager'd]]'!")

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* In one ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' episode, Cheerleader claims that sweating is against ''several'' of her religions. religions after weaseling her way out of gym class. [[TemptingFate Naturally]], she gets covered in sweaty used towels after getting "Towel Boy'd" ("Oh, ("Hey!" "Oh, excuse ''me'', '[[InsistentTerminology Team Manager'd]]'!")
22nd Dec '16 10:06:56 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* There's a story in which a couple of Muslim diplomats met with Vlad Tepes (Yes, [[{{Dracula}} that one]]), refusing to remove their turbans as they were only required to for the Sultan. Vlad was a vassal of the Sultan by force, so this was a TakeThat, basically stating "Even though you are the most powerful man in the land we are currently in, you are lowly and deserve none of our respect." Unfortunately for the two of them, due to trying to pull a country with a nonexistent economy to a standing position, the constant threat of war from the Ottoman Empire, the raiding of border towns by Hungary, a staggeringly high crime rate, and the intrigues and plots from unwilling boyars and their crazy family clans, Vlad understandably had a bit of a BerserkButton when it came to respect.
** So naturally [[DisproportionateRetribution he had their turbans nailed to their heads.]]

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* There's a story in which a couple of Muslim diplomats met with Vlad Tepes (Yes, [[{{Dracula}} that one]]), refusing to remove their turbans as they were only required to for the Sultan. Vlad was a vassal of the Sultan by force, so this was a TakeThat, basically a metaphorical middle finger, like stating "Even though you are the most powerful man in the land we are currently in, you are lowly and deserve none of our respect." Unfortunately for the two of them, due to trying to pull a country with a nonexistent economy to a standing position, the constant threat of war from the Ottoman Empire, the raiding of border towns by Hungary, a staggeringly high crime rate, and the intrigues and plots from unwilling boyars and their crazy family clans, Vlad understandably had a bit of a BerserkButton an issue when it came to respect.
** So naturally [[DisproportionateRetribution he had their turbans nailed to their heads.]]



* Kirk Cameron displayed similar behavior while working on ''Series/GrowingPains''. Unfortunately, he ultimately came off like a sanctimonious {{Jerkass}}--demanding that producers fire an actress who had posed in ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'', refusing to play ''anything'' that implied that his character and his girlfriend were having premarital sex, and outright calling the showrunners "pornographers" due to his objections over the things that they were writing.



* As well, pretty much every contemporary major religion has prohibitions against pre-marital sex. Many virgins (or [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule not so much]]) use this as a reason for [[ChastityCouple waiting until marriage]].

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* As well, pretty much every contemporary major religion has prohibitions against pre-marital sex. Many virgins (or [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule not so much]]) much) use this as a reason for [[ChastityCouple waiting until marriage]].
27th Nov '16 6:14:26 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', the Auditors are disguised as humans, and avoid being forced to drink tea (where things like eating are harmful to them [it's a long story]) with this trope. The Auditors have noted that people will justify the most extreme behavior on the same basis, so by comparison refusing to drink tea shouldn't raise any eyebrows.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', the Auditors are disguised as humans, and avoid being forced to drink tea (where (because they're not used to having bodies, things like eating are harmful to them [it's a long story]) them) with this trope. The Auditors have noted that people will justify the most extreme behavior on the same basis, so by comparison refusing to drink tea shouldn't raise any eyebrows.



** Subverted with Mr. Dorfl. Normally golems like him take one day off a month because it is a "holy day", although they work 24/8 all other times. After gaining his freedom, Dorfl becomes an atheist and gives up this practice because he has decided that "either all days are holy or none are".

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** Subverted with Mr. Dorfl. Normally golems like him take one day off a month because it is a "holy day", although they work 24/8 all other times. After gaining his freedom, freedom in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', Dorfl becomes an atheist and gives up this practice because he has decided that "either all days are holy or none are".
24th Nov '16 3:05:59 AM Andyroid
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* In one ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' episode, Cheerleader claims that sweating is against ''several'' of her religions.

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* In one ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' episode, Cheerleader claims that sweating is against ''several'' of her religions. [[TemptingFate Naturally]], she gets covered in sweaty used towels after getting "Towel Boy'd" ("Oh, excuse ''me'', '[[InsistentTerminology Team Manager'd]]'!")
19th Sep '16 3:50:53 PM wasserperson
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* U.S. employment discrimination law [[http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/qanda_religion.html more or less requires]] an employer to believe (or at least act like they believe) an employee who says something is against his or her religion. Even if the employer has never heard of the prohibition. Even if the employer has never heard of the religion. [[note]]The employer is not necessarily required to care; they just can't question it without a specific reason for doubt[[/note]]

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* U.S. employment discrimination law [[http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/qanda_religion.html more or less requires]] an employer employers to believe (or at least act like they believe) an employee who says something claims about religious doctrines and practices. Employers should accept all claims as valid regardless of whether the practice or the religion itself is against his new, or her uncommon, or seemingly nonsensical; including practices shared by few or no other members of the same religion. Even if the employer has never heard of the prohibition. Even if the employer has never heard of the religion. [[note]]The employer is not necessarily However, employers are only required to care; they make accommodations that are compatible with the basic duties of the job and can be provided with minimal (more than just can't question trivial) cost. For example, a toll booth operator whose religious beliefs prohibit handling money on Wednesdays should be able to request Wednesdays off; but an operator who believes it without is sinful to exchange money with mixed gender groups can be denied a specific reason request for doubt[[/note]]a dedicated lane and signage directing such groups away.
17th Sep '16 4:40:40 AM Doug86
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* Various people in ''UndocumentedFeatures'' claim that their religion requires them to carry weapons.

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* Various people in ''UndocumentedFeatures'' ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures'' claim that their religion requires them to carry weapons.



* Played with in ''[[ReturnOfTheJedi Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi]]''. C-3PO is mistaken by the Ewoks as one of their gods, so Han asks him to order the Ewoks to let them go. Threepio responds "It's against my programming to impersonate a deity." Later on, though, he ''does'' order the Ewoks to let them go, but they don't care... until Luke helps by using the Force to make Threepio "display" godly powers.

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* Played with in ''[[ReturnOfTheJedi ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi]]''. C-3PO is mistaken by the Ewoks as one of their gods, so Han asks him to order the Ewoks to let them go. Threepio responds "It's against my programming to impersonate a deity." Later on, though, he ''does'' order the Ewoks to let them go, but they don't care... until Luke helps by using the Force to make Threepio "display" godly powers.
1st Jul '16 4:42:46 AM res20stupid
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* Subverted by the US government - county clerks who are elected to their position swear under oath to follow the statutes of the office and are forbidden by law to use this as an excuse with the excuse of, 'If it's against your religion but it's legal then don't interfere, if it's the clerk's office duties then allow your junior clerks to do it.' This caused significant controversy in 2015 when a county clerk refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after citing religious beliefs as her reason only to be taken to court and losing her case as well as all appeals.
6th Jun '16 12:29:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'', one of the protagonists won't prostrate himself before the ruler of Mesopotamia because "it is against our custom, and the law of our god." Possibly a ShoutOut to the Book of Daniel -- the speaker is Jewish.
* In ''{{Everworld}},'' April, whose Catholicism is regularly mentioned, refuses to make a sacrifice to the {{Physical God}}s of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Everworld-Africa]]. In an interesting twist, atheist Jalil joins her protest on the same logic. (Eventually, David and Christopher side with them, though more on the grounds of "screw these guys trying to tell us what to do" than anything.) [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] is [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech disgusted]] by all of them, but more because they are putting HonorBeforeReason than anything. (She, after all, [[AGodAmI wants to]] ''[[AGodAmI replace]]'' [[AGodAmI the gods]].)

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* In ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'', ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'', one of the protagonists won't prostrate himself before the ruler of Mesopotamia because "it is against our custom, and the law of our god." Possibly a ShoutOut to the Book of Daniel -- the speaker is Jewish.
* In ''{{Everworld}},'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' April, whose Catholicism is regularly mentioned, refuses to make a sacrifice to the {{Physical God}}s of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Everworld-Africa]]. In an interesting twist, atheist Jalil joins her protest on the same logic. (Eventually, David and Christopher side with them, though more on the grounds of "screw these guys trying to tell us what to do" than anything.) [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] is [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech disgusted]] by all of them, but more because they are putting HonorBeforeReason than anything. (She, after all, [[AGodAmI wants to]] ''[[AGodAmI replace]]'' [[AGodAmI the gods]].)



* In ''AWolfInTheSoul'', Aram convinces Greg to eat a pepperoni pizza, defeating his objections by pointing out that Greg doesn't follow any of the ''other'' precepts of Judaism.

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* In ''AWolfInTheSoul'', ''Literature/AWolfInTheSoul'', Aram convinces Greg to eat a pepperoni pizza, defeating his objections by pointing out that Greg doesn't follow any of the ''other'' precepts of Judaism.
4th Jun '16 5:04:32 PM Someoneman
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* Olympic Athlete Eric Liddell refused to run races on a Sunday because of his Christian religion. In the 1924 Olympics, this meant that he ran in the 400 metres, instead of his usual event - the 100 metres. In the 400 metres final he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome broke the world record]].

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* Olympic Athlete Eric Liddell refused to run races on a Sunday because of his Christian religion. In the 1924 Olympics, this meant that he ran in the 400 metres, instead of his usual event - the 100 metres. In the 400 metres final he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome broke the world record]].record.
29th May '16 6:15:14 PM jormis29
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* Kirk Cameron displayed similar behavior while working on ''Series/GrowingPains''. Unfortunately, he ultimately came off like a sanctimonious {{Jerkass}}--demanding that producers fire an actress who had posed in ''Playboy'', refusing to play ''anything'' that implied that his character and his girlfriend were having premarital sex, and outright calling the showrunners "pornographers" due to his objections over the things that they were writing.

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* Kirk Cameron displayed similar behavior while working on ''Series/GrowingPains''. Unfortunately, he ultimately came off like a sanctimonious {{Jerkass}}--demanding that producers fire an actress who had posed in ''Playboy'', ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'', refusing to play ''anything'' that implied that his character and his girlfriend were having premarital sex, and outright calling the showrunners "pornographers" due to his objections over the things that they were writing.
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