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30th Mar '18 7:56:12 PM Chrysostom15
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Comes up a lot with someone RaisedCatholic, GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion in particular. Of course, in RealLife, many practices considered common by the majority may be expressly forbidden to people of a particular religious group.

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Comes up a lot with someone RaisedCatholic, GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion in particular. Of course, in RealLife, many practices considered common by the majority may be expressly forbidden to people of a particular religious group.
group. A common loophole use of this in real life is that some religions believe people have intellect, guardian angels, or a conscious that enables them to judge things as wrong that are not explicitly banned by their religion, and then requires they do what they think/feel/believe/know is right. Therefore, they are able to attribute their personal judgement as religious mandates.




* Inverted in the case of many atheists and agnostics, who may refuse to do something like say the words "under God" in the American pledge of allegiance - not because it's against their religion, as they may not have any, but because they feel it is a part of someone else's.

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* Inverted in the case of many atheists and agnostics, In United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965) athiests, who may are unconscious objectors who refuse to do something like serve in a war when drafted, are considered to have a religious objection based on a belief in a supreme being according to the US Supreme Court. Even if the Supreme Being is merely the intellectual construct of the individual conceived of to the individual as nothing more than a conceptional belief that God does not exist, it still constitutes religious beliefs and religious dogma. Various atheist schools of thought/organizations/denominations exist from Confusionism to Stoicism and there are many contractual atheists, as well as religious/belief systems that worship humans as a God such as Shinto that believes the Japanese Emperor is divine or humanism that considers humanity as a god in many ways. Some atheists say the words "under God" in the American pledge of allegiance - not because it's things are against their religion, as they may not religion and have any, but because they feel it is a part religious exemptions granted for school, work, and in other situations such as the use of someone else's.tax deductions, exceptions to certain laws, and avoidance of military service.
16th Mar '18 7:47:01 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' Tedd was originally given the iconic Transformation Gun so he could work on it for a race of aliens whose religion bans object-oriented programming.
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.
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