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27th Nov '16 5:41:40 PM nombretomado
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** Jesus is married to Mary Magdalene and has a daughter named Sarah. WordOfGod confirms that this was an intentional ShoutOut to ''TheDaVinciCode'', and he [[ThrowItIn threw it in]] to make Jesus a more complex character despite its [[DanBrowned historical inaccuracy]].

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** Jesus is married to Mary Magdalene and has a daughter named Sarah. WordOfGod confirms that this was an intentional ShoutOut to ''TheDaVinciCode'', ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', and he [[ThrowItIn threw it in]] to make Jesus a more complex character despite its [[DanBrowned historical inaccuracy]].
26th Nov '16 10:50:44 PM marbehraglaim
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* ''The Frisco Kid'' features several inaccuracies about Judaism, ranging from the relatively trivial to the more significant:
** The rabbi is seen wearing a ''talit'' (a prayer shawl) while praying. Jewish men of Eastern European extraction do not wear a ''talit'' until marriage, and the rabbi is a bachelor.
** After Harrison Ford's character shoots the fish the rabbi has been trying to catch, the rabbi exclaims, "If you had been here yesterday, we would have had fried chicken!" In kosher law, while a fish may be eaten regardless of how it was killed, birds and mammals may not be eaten unless they were slaughtered strictly according to the laws of ''shechita'', which involve a quick severing of the animal's neck.
** The rabbi refuses to get on his horse on Shabbat, but he is seen pulling the horse with its reins, and traveling long distances by foot--both also forbidden activities on Shabbat.
** Shabbat ends at sundown, not sunset.
** The movie doesn't seem aware of a basic concept in Judaism called ''pekuach nefesh'', the principle that nearly all the religious laws should be violated to save a person's life. He is seen repeatedly risking his life not to violate the Shabbat or see his Torah scroll be burned, and any rabbi would know he has no obligation to do such things, and that it's even considered a serious sin to endanger one's life for such purposes.
** While it's understandable that the rabbi would feel traumatized after being forced to kill someone in self-defense, he'd know perfectly well that it's entirely permitted in Judaism. The movie makes it sound like his religion has some absolute prohibition on killing under any circumstance.
25th Nov '16 7:42:23 AM Mhazard
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** And if they have actually read the [[Literatur/TheBible source material]], they'd probably think twice before saying they need them down here, since [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels are weird in a sense]].
18th Nov '16 8:17:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'': Overlapping with WritersCannotDoMath. Sutter Cane tries to convince John Trent that his horror books will to all intents and purposes become the new reality [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve because his readers will believe in it]], boasting that he has more followers than people who believe in Literature/TheBible and that his books have been translated into 18 languages. There are around 2 billion Christians in the world (and around half of the world population if every Abrahamic religion is counted) and the Bible has actually been translated into either hundreds or thousands of languages depending on how you measure it.
10th Nov '16 10:36:23 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Despite employing demonic avatars of the SevenDeadlySins as a central motif, the story only uses two of the standard demons associated with a given sin as popularized by Peter Binsfeld: Asmodeus (Lust) and Leviathan (Envy). Meanwhile, Beelzebub (Gluttony) and Mammon (Greed) have their sins flipped, and Beelzebub uses the name of the Semitic god he was a demonized form of, Baal. Belphegor (Sloth) and Satan (Wrath) are completely replaced by Azazel and Samael. Finally, Lucifer (Pride) is replaced with the Gnostic interpretation of the fallen angel, Satanael.
21st Oct '16 8:01:26 PM letterA
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*** Taken one step further for a joke about how, without Christianity, Michelangelo's inspired paintings of the Sistine Chapel would be replaced by the art of John Hinckley. How did no one realize that the Sistine Chapel is a Christian church? (never mind that Michelangelo based many of his figures on ancient Greek carvings)
25th Sep '16 3:25:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Actually happens in-universe in MageTheAscension. The celestial chorus ostensibly derive their power from religion (whatever that faith happens to be), but being mages they're either tapped into a higher realm of reality and steeped in gnostic comprehension of how things really work (if you're a mage) or crazier than a sack of weasels fighting a beach ball full of hamsters on a tight-rope over a lava pit (if you're anyone but a mage). Since a mage's power is essentially the universe [[RealityWarper agreeing with her interpretation of how it works]] wherever she's looking, Chorus members' often loose or extremely dramatic interpretations of scripture and divine action tend to _stick_. This is a huge headache for all of the various entities in the World of Darkness that have to tiptoe carefully around mortal belief structures, such as vampires and spirits.

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** Actually happens in-universe in MageTheAscension.TabletopGame/MageTheAscension. The celestial chorus ostensibly derive their power from religion (whatever that faith happens to be), but being mages they're either tapped into a higher realm of reality and steeped in gnostic comprehension of how things really work (if you're a mage) or crazier than a sack of weasels fighting a beach ball full of hamsters on a tight-rope over a lava pit (if you're anyone but a mage). Since a mage's power is essentially the universe [[RealityWarper agreeing with her interpretation of how it works]] wherever she's looking, Chorus members' often loose or extremely dramatic interpretations of scripture and divine action tend to _stick_. This is a huge headache for all of the various entities in the World of Darkness that have to tiptoe carefully around mortal belief structures, such as vampires and spirits.
23rd Sep '16 2:59:37 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** The villains in the story plan to get Nightcrawler, a devil-looking mutant, installed as the pope then at a crucial time have his image inducer fail revealing him to be the Antichrist while distributing communion wafers that when activated will cause people to dissolve, simulating the Rapture, which will cause all the Catholic Church to declare war on all the mutants, wiping out the mutants, breaking the Catholic Church, destroying Western Civilization, and causing all the former Catholics to join their church. This plan is either insanely stupid or surprisingly brilliant. It's insanely stupid because the villains were a small, breakaway faction of Catholicism with likely very little [[note]]read: absolutely zero, as they would be officially a schismatic group not in communion with the Church due to a number of delicts -- heck, ''Oral Roberts'' would have more pull in the curia than these yahoos[[/note]] actual power in the papal elections and therefore could not get Nightcrawler elected as pope, would require everyone in the Church to assume he is the Antichrist, and not, say, someone who replaced the pope, have these communion hosts [[note]]which are actually produced in multiples of locations, not just in some central bakery in the Vatican, as Austen--sorry, ''The Church of Humanity's'' plan would depend on[[/note]] distributed far and wide and not have anyone discover them, have Catholics spontaneously adopt the Rapture (as this is not part of Catholic Dogma, but originated in Protestantism[[note]]and not even just Protestantism at large, but a very narrow subset that emerged around 1890 or so[[/note]]), and that this will cause the collapse of Western Civilization even though large swaths of Western Civilization don't practice Catholicism, that all the Catholics will spontaneously lose their faith including the more secular and non-practicing ones, and that all these ex-Catholics will join their church, rather than the hundreds of other faiths out there. The reason why it's potentially brilliant, is that it reflects how [[CrapsackWorld cynically accurate]] the reactions of the Marvel human population would be, and that having the Rapture really ''would'' cause problems because it would overturn a lot of previous dogma. If only they mentioned the latter bit.

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** The villains in the story plan to get Nightcrawler, ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}}, a devil-looking mutant, installed as the pope then at a crucial time have his image inducer fail revealing him to be the Antichrist while distributing communion wafers that when activated will cause people to dissolve, simulating the Rapture, which will cause all the Catholic Church to declare war on all the mutants, wiping out the mutants, breaking the Catholic Church, destroying Western Civilization, and causing all the former Catholics to join their church. This plan is either insanely stupid or surprisingly brilliant. It's insanely stupid because the villains were a small, breakaway faction of Catholicism with likely very little [[note]]read: absolutely zero, as they would be officially a schismatic group not in communion with the Church due to a number of delicts -- heck, ''Oral Roberts'' would have more pull in the curia than these yahoos[[/note]] actual power in the papal elections and therefore could not get Nightcrawler elected as pope, would require everyone in the Church to assume he is the Antichrist, and not, say, someone who replaced the pope, have these communion hosts [[note]]which are actually produced in multiples of locations, not just in some central bakery in the Vatican, as Austen--sorry, ''The Church of Humanity's'' plan would depend on[[/note]] distributed far and wide and not have anyone discover them, have Catholics spontaneously adopt the Rapture (as this is not part of Catholic Dogma, but originated in Protestantism[[note]]and not even just Protestantism at large, but a very narrow subset that emerged around 1890 or so[[/note]]), and that this will cause the collapse of Western Civilization even though large swaths of Western Civilization don't practice Catholicism, that all the Catholics will spontaneously lose their faith including the more secular and non-practicing ones, and that all these ex-Catholics will join their church, rather than the hundreds of other faiths out there. The reason why it's potentially brilliant, is that it reflects how [[CrapsackWorld cynically accurate]] the reactions of the Marvel human population would be, and that having the Rapture really ''would'' cause problems because it would overturn a lot of previous dogma. If only they mentioned the latter bit.
19th Aug '16 1:35:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The writers are obviously a pretty big fan of RuleOfFunny and generally [[TheyJustDidntCare just doesn't care]], but his use of Jewish symbols is, unsurprisingly, way off the mark. In at least a couple episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' he shows Jews wearing prayer shawls at the wrong times (either outside of prayer, or at nighttime services when they are not worn), and on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' at one point, in a fantasy cutaway, it shows Cleveland reciting Kol Nidre, the Aramaic annulment of vows that begins Yom Kippur, by reading it from a Torah scroll. It is a legal declaration, not a Biblical passage, and is certainly not found in the Torah (it's not even in the same language).

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** The writers are obviously a pretty big fan of RuleOfFunny and generally [[TheyJustDidntCare just doesn't care]], RuleOfFunny, but his use of Jewish symbols is, unsurprisingly, way off the mark. In at least a couple episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' he shows Jews wearing prayer shawls at the wrong times (either outside of prayer, or at nighttime services when they are not worn), and on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' at one point, in a fantasy cutaway, it shows Cleveland reciting Kol Nidre, the Aramaic annulment of vows that begins Yom Kippur, by reading it from a Torah scroll. It is a legal declaration, not a Biblical passage, and is certainly not found in the Torah (it's not even in the same language).
4th Jul '16 11:15:05 AM JamesAustin
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* Jesus is shown nailed to the cross through his palms in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'', although historians and theologians long ago realized that nails were really driven through the ''wrists'' of the condemned; not only because this provides necessary support that driving them through the center of the palm would not, but because there's a bundle of nerves between the bones right at that point where the wrist and palm meet that maximizes the pain and suffering of the victim. Director MelGibson specifically invoked his artistic license here, though, stating that he was well aware of this, but decided the power of popular imagery trumped accuracy in this case.

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* Jesus is shown nailed to the cross through his palms in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'', although historians and theologians long ago realized that nails were really driven through the ''wrists'' of the condemned; not only because this provides necessary support that driving them through the center of the palm would not, but because there's a bundle of nerves between the bones right at that point where the wrist and palm meet that maximizes the pain and suffering of the victim. Director MelGibson Creator/MelGibson specifically invoked his artistic license here, though, stating that he was well aware of this, but decided the power of popular imagery trumped accuracy in this case.
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