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20th Mar '17 3:15:13 PM BKelly95
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* The Stig from ''Series/TopGear'' was once introduced as being prohibited from eating mashed potatoes for religious reasons.
15th Mar '17 1:05:19 PM DocWildNole
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Being tolerant of one another's religious beliefs is very important, so 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, so 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.
15th Feb '17 11:49:46 AM Jeduthun
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* [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2000-12-07/ This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic.
** Another ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip has Dilbert's co-worker refusing to go out with him over religious differences. When Dilbert offers to change his religion, he discovers that there is an entire religion based on 'not dating Dilbert'.
-->'''Dogbert:''' Where do you think I go every Sunday?

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** In
[[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2000-12-07/ This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic.
this]] comic, Dilbert is summoned to jury duty, and one of the potential jurors claims he cannot serve because it's against his religion, as "only God may judge". This is played for humor when another juror, realizing he can get out of jury duty, quickly claims to have just switched religions (and the first guy calls him a jerk).
** Another ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip has Dilbert's co-worker refusing to go out with him over religious differences. When Dilbert offers to change his religion, he discovers that there is an entire religion based on 'not dating Dilbert'.
-->'''Dogbert:''' --->'''Dogbert:''' Where do you think I go every Sunday?
7th Feb '17 5:15:16 PM Geodude6
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24th Jan '17 10:51:48 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Subverted in ''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.

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* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre''. [[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing finds out that he is Thing]] claims to be [[AmbiguouslyJewish Jewish]] by claiming that he cannot Jewish]], and therefore can't work on the Sabbath. Mr. Fantastic checks with his parents to find out that he actually ''is'' Jewish.
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.
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