History Main / AgainstMyReligion

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.
29th May '16 6:12:58 PM JamesAustin
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* After becoming a born-again Christian, ShawnMichaels would tread carefully when he was part of the WWE's more risque skits. Sometimes they would have fun with this... TripleH blindfolding him before bringing out cheerleaders, being distracted away from girls, reluctantly going through the women's locker room and EricBischoff mocking his refusal to do stuff like Katie Vick as against his religion.
* Kirk Cameron displayed similar behavior while working on ''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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* After becoming a born-again Christian, ShawnMichaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels would tread carefully when he was part of the WWE's more risque skits. Sometimes they would have fun with this... TripleH Wrestling/TripleH blindfolding him before bringing out cheerleaders, being distracted away from girls, reluctantly going through the women's locker room and EricBischoff Wrestling/EricBischoff mocking his refusal to do stuff like Katie Vick as against his religion.
* Kirk Cameron displayed similar behavior while working on ''GrowingPains''.''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.
15th May '16 11:46:40 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Gaëlle refuses the cyanide capsule that all operatives are given to use if taken captive with this exact line, as she is a devout Catholic to whom suicide is a mortal sin. [[spoiler: Later, after she is tortured into giving the others up, her resolve breaks and she uses it out of remorse.]]

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* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Gaëlle refuses the [[CyanidePill cyanide capsule capsule]] that all operatives are given to use if taken captive with this exact line, as she is a devout Catholic to whom suicide is a mortal sin. [[spoiler: Later, after she is tortured into giving the others up, her resolve breaks and she uses it out of remorse.]]
15th May '16 11:21:13 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Gaëlle refuses the cyanide capsule that all operatives are given to use if taken captive with this exact line, as she is a devout Catholic to whom suicide is a mortal sin. [[spoiler: Later, after she is tortured into giving the others up, her resolve breaks and she uses it out of remorse.]]
8th May '16 4:07:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheThinBlueLine'', someone gets sick in Fowler's hat, and Fowler absentmindedly puts it on. When his superior shows up and want to know why Fowler isn't taking his hat off in respect, he claims to be a Sihk who is forbidden to bare his head.

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* In ''TheThinBlueLine'', ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'', someone gets sick in Fowler's hat, and Fowler absentmindedly puts it on. When his superior shows up and want to know why Fowler isn't taking his hat off in respect, he claims to be a Sihk who is forbidden to bare his head.



* In ''KeepingUpAppearances'', (something happens or is said) prompting Onslow to state that having breakfast (in bed?) isn't against his religion. When asked what is, his wife jokes, "Getting (up? out of bed?) before (insert time here)!"

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* In ''KeepingUpAppearances'', ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', (something happens or is said) prompting Onslow to state that having breakfast (in bed?) isn't against his religion. When asked what is, his wife jokes, "Getting (up? out of bed?) before (insert time here)!"



* The ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}'' episode, "How Green Was My Thumb," Dr. Brackett is treating a young injured girl who was also bitten by a rabid dog. When her very religious parents object to having her vaccinated, Dr. Brackett is able to summon the hospital chaplain who manages to convince them to cooperate with some sage words and biblical passages.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}'' ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' episode, "How Green Was My Thumb," Dr. Brackett is treating a young injured girl who was also bitten by a rabid dog. When her very religious parents object to having her vaccinated, Dr. Brackett is able to summon the hospital chaplain who manages to convince them to cooperate with some sage words and biblical passages.
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