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29th Jan '16 2:08:51 PM margdean56
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** There are also some extremely devout Hindu who don't do cow's milk or dairy for the same reason. This isn't quite as common as refusing beef, through, as milk, yogurt, and butter--particularly the clarified butter known as ghee--are pillars of Indian cuisine and (more to the point) are actually used in Hindu festivals (for instance, the oil in the lamps of Diwali is traditionally ghee).
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** There are also some extremely devout Hindu who don't do cow's milk or dairy for the same reason. This isn't quite as common as refusing beef, through, though, as milk, yogurt, and butter--particularly the clarified butter known as ghee--are pillars of Indian cuisine and (more to the point) are actually used in Hindu festivals (for instance, the oil in the lamps of Diwali is traditionally ghee).
29th Jan '16 2:02:17 PM margdean56
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* The IanMcEwan novel ''The Children Act'' is about a judge who is trying to decide whether a boy with leukaemia should be forced to undergo a blood transfusion which is necessary to save his life, but which he is refusing: he's a Jehovah's Witness, and it's against his religion.
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* The IanMcEwan Ian [=McEwan=] novel ''The Children Act'' is about a judge who is trying to decide whether a boy with leukaemia should be forced to undergo a blood transfusion which is necessary to save his life, but which he is refusing: he's a Jehovah's Witness, and it's against his religion.
4th Jan '16 2:14:37 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''TwistedToyfareTheater''. The Thing finds out that he is [[AmbiguouslyJewish Jewish]] by claiming that he cannot work on the Sabbath. Mr. Fantastic checks with his parents to find out that he actually ''is'' Jewish.
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* Subverted in ''TwistedToyfareTheater''.''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre''. The Thing finds out that he is [[AmbiguouslyJewish Jewish]] by claiming that he cannot work on the Sabbath. Mr. Fantastic checks with his parents to find out that he actually ''is'' Jewish.
3rd Jan '16 2:44:16 PM Darksilverhawk
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* In ''{{Nodwick}}'', quick-thinking on Artax's part when he answers this while [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2004-03-04 "disguised" as a mind flayer]] and asked by a true Illithid why he's isn't communicating telepathically.
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* In ''{{Nodwick}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'', quick-thinking on Artax's part when he answers this while [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2004-03-04 "disguised" as a mind flayer]] and asked by a true Illithid why he's isn't communicating telepathically.
19th Dec '15 10:21:59 PM nombretomado
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* The SidneySheldon novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' has a Jehovah's Witness refusing to sign a consent form for his son to have surgery or receive a blood transfusion and the doctor in question forging his signature to go ahead. Once again, this distorts the truth--people can refuse for themselves but not their children, which means that the doctor could have found a legal means to sidestep his objections. Additionally, while Jehovah's Witnesses will refuse to receive transfusions and transplants, they are not opposed to receiving medical care, meaning that the man would probably have consented to the surgery even if adamant that his son not receive blood.
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* The SidneySheldon Creator/SidneySheldon novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' has a Jehovah's Witness refusing to sign a consent form for his son to have surgery or receive a blood transfusion and the doctor in question forging his signature to go ahead. Once again, this distorts the truth--people can refuse for themselves but not their children, which means that the doctor could have found a legal means to sidestep his objections. Additionally, while Jehovah's Witnesses will refuse to receive transfusions and transplants, they are not opposed to receiving medical care, meaning that the man would probably have consented to the surgery even if adamant that his son not receive blood.
16th Dec '15 3:45:55 PM StevieG
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Added Eric Liddell to Real Life examples.
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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]].
24th Oct '15 6:06:56 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheClevelandShow'' Roberta temporarily breaks up with her boyfriend Federline because he won't get a tattoo for her. Apparently he's already bought his plot in a Jewish cemetery.[[note]]In RealLife people with tattoos actually can be buried in a Jewish cemetery, but the myth is so widespread that even many Jews don't realize this.[[/note]]
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* On ''TheClevelandShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' Roberta temporarily breaks up with her boyfriend Federline because he won't get a tattoo for her. Apparently he's already bought his plot in a Jewish cemetery.[[note]]In RealLife people with tattoos actually can be buried in a Jewish cemetery, but the myth is so widespread that even many Jews don't realize this.[[/note]]
7th Sep '15 10:10:25 AM StevieC
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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.
4th Sep '15 5:19:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheNanny'', Fran comes up with fake Jewish holidays to get out of work, and she says she did that in school as well.
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* In ''TheNanny'', ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran comes up with fake Jewish holidays to get out of work, and she says she did that in school as well.
28th Jun '15 6:10:09 PM nombretomado
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* On the re-imagined ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'', many of the Saggitarons refuse to accept any medical treatment because it goes against their religion. For bonus RuleOfDrama points, this is only ever brought up in the very episode where [[TooDumbToLive they all become infected with a deadly disease]] ("The Woman King"). [[spoiler: It turns out they were deliberately injected with it by the doctor in charge of treating this group of refugees; he felt they didn't deserve medicine because of the rejection (supplies being low at the moment) and that he was freeing up room for others to live, causing their objections and suspicions that he meant them harm -in this case-to be ProperlyParanoid]].
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* On the re-imagined ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'', ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', many of the Saggitarons refuse to accept any medical treatment because it goes against their religion. For bonus RuleOfDrama points, this is only ever brought up in the very episode where [[TooDumbToLive they all become infected with a deadly disease]] ("The Woman King"). [[spoiler: It turns out they were deliberately injected with it by the doctor in charge of treating this group of refugees; he felt they didn't deserve medicine because of the rejection (supplies being low at the moment) and that he was freeing up room for others to live, causing their objections and suspicions that he meant them harm -in this case-to be ProperlyParanoid]].
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