History Main / AgainstMyReligion

24th Nov '17 11:09:10 AM nombretomado
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* A man in Austria won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head in his drivers licence photo because of his [[FlyingSpaghettiMonster religious beliefs.]]

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* A man in Austria won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head in his drivers licence photo because of his [[FlyingSpaghettiMonster [[UsefulNotes/FlyingSpaghettiMonster religious beliefs.]]
7th Oct '17 11:11:14 AM karstovich2
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** One episode from the first season involved Franklin trying to save a boy with a surgical procedure that's against his species' religion, over his parents' refusal. [[spoiler:They are entirely sincere in their beliefs, and when Franklin goes behind their back to perform the surgery, they kill their son, sincerely believing the surgery robbed him of his soul. This is likely a more extreme [[FantasyCounterpartCulture counterpart]] to the RealLife Jehovah's Witnesses' refusal of blood transfusions.]]

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** One episode from the first season involved Franklin trying to save a boy with a surgical procedure that's against his whose species' religion, over religion holds that surgery allows the soul to escape. Dr. Franklin realizes that surgery is the only way to save the child, but his parents' refusal. [[spoiler:They parents insist that it not be done, as they would rather their son die than lose his soul. [[spoiler:His parents are entirely sincere in their beliefs, and when Franklin goes behind their back to perform the surgery, they kill their son, sincerely believing the surgery robbed him of his soul. This is likely a more extreme [[FantasyCounterpartCulture counterpart]] to the RealLife Jehovah's Witnesses' refusal of blood transfusions.]]
3rd Oct '17 4:48:50 AM Wynauttica
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-->-- '''Cheerleader''' from ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad''

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-->-- '''Cheerleader''' from '''Cheerleader''', ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad''
10th Aug '17 4:07:43 PM Gregzilla
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* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', this is PlayedForLaughs. Lightsong, a member of a PhysicalReligion who [[AGodIAmNot couldn't care less about actually being divine]], says this about [[BrilliantButLazy effort]].
-->'''Lightsong:''' Well I can’t get subtext either. Far too subtle for me. It takes effort to understand, and effort is—unfortunately—against my religion.\\
'''Blushweaver:''' A new tenet for those who worship you?\\
'''Lightsong:''' Oh, not that religion.
5th Jul '17 3:44:18 PM Fireblood
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* In one ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' story, Bob and Dave declare that their characters are disguising themselves as priests of a local temple so they can sneak in and rob it. In response to a suspicious guard's questions: [[FridgeLogic "I tell him]] [[BlatantLies I've taken a vow of silence"]].

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* In one ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' story, Bob and Dave declare that their characters are disguising themselves as priests of a local temple so they can sneak in and rob it. In response to a suspicious guard's questions: [[FridgeLogic [[ImmediateSelfContradiction "I tell him]] [[BlatantLies I've taken a vow of silence"]].
2nd Jul '17 11:37:21 PM Adeon
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* The Satanic Temple has used this a few times to protest laws that they believe unethical or in violation of the separation of church and state.
22nd May '17 10:24:21 AM DustSnitch
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* Some opponents of marriage equality are citing this not merely as a reason to disapprove of gay marriage, but claiming that their religion ''mandates'' the persecution of LGBT people.
** Notably, some supporters of racial segregation in the American South during the CivilRightsMovement also frequently claimed that racial integration violated their religious beliefs.
21st May '17 12:17:26 PM wuggles
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Being tolerant of one another's religious beliefs is very important (in many 20th & 21st Century Terran cultures, at least -- and let's just [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment exercise discretion]] towards historical and current exceptions). In works created by people from those cultures, if someone says something is against their religion, other characters think they can't make them do it. Now that person might be telling BlatantLies to get out of doing that thing, but it might be the truth. Other characters are likely not going to press that character about it.

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Being tolerant of one another's religious beliefs is very important (in many 20th & 21st Century Terran cultures, at least -- and let's just [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment exercise discretion]] towards historical and current exceptions). In works created by people from those cultures, if someone says something is against their religion, other characters think they can't make them do it. Now that person might be telling BlatantLies to get out of doing that thing, but it might be the truth. Other characters are likely not going to press that character about it.
20th May '17 7:36:14 PM Rarefoil
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[[caption-width-right:300: "It's worth a shot."]]
10th May '17 4:50:18 PM Peridonyx
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* Opponents of marriage equality are citing this not merely as a reason to disapprove of gay marriage, but claiming that their religion ''mandates'' the persecution of LGBT people.
** Notably, supporters of racial segregation in the American South during the CivilRightsMovement also frequently claimed that racial integration violated their religious beliefs.

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* Opponents Some opponents of marriage equality are citing this not merely as a reason to disapprove of gay marriage, but claiming that their religion ''mandates'' the persecution of LGBT people.
** Notably, some supporters of racial segregation in the American South during the CivilRightsMovement also frequently claimed that racial integration violated their religious beliefs.



* 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. 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. That being said, she was eventually allowed to TakeAThirdOption: She herself is no longer required to issue said licenses, but she can't prevent her subordinates from doing the same; and said licenses are no longer required to have her name on them.

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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. 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. That being said, she (and, by precedent, anyone else in her position) was eventually allowed to TakeAThirdOption: She herself is no longer required to issue said licenses, but she can't prevent her subordinates from doing the same; and said licenses are no longer required to have her name on them.
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