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26th May '16 6:12:20 PM Sharlee
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* ''Film/TheAbominableDoctorPhibes'' took liberties with the biblical Ten Plagues of Egypt, changing the nature of some and the order in which several occur. Re-scheduling the Plague of Darkness to come ''after'' the Death of the Firstborn is particularly jarring, considering the latter is what Exodus attests had scared the Pharaoh into setting Moses' people free, thus alleviating the ''need'' for any more.

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* ''Film/TheAbominableDoctorPhibes'' ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'' took liberties with the biblical Ten Plagues of Egypt, changing the nature of some and the order in which several occur. Re-scheduling the Plague of Darkness to come ''after'' the Death of the Firstborn is particularly jarring, considering the latter is what Exodus attests had scared the Pharaoh into setting Moses' people free, thus alleviating the ''need'' for any more.
26th May '16 6:11:43 PM Sharlee
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* ''Film/TheAbominableDoctorPhibes'' took liberties with the biblical Ten Plagues of Egypt, changing the nature of some and the order in which several occur. Re-scheduling the Plague of Darkness to come ''after'' the Death of the Firstborn is particularly jarring, considering the latter is what Exodus attests had scared the Pharaoh into setting Moses' people free, thus alleviating the ''need'' for any more.
15th May '16 6:53:26 PM Aethersea
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* In Mexico, there is a common PSA for a children's illness organization depicting the LittlestCancerPatient as an angel. The text translates to English roughly as, "We want no more angels in Heaven; we need them down here." This is already a serious failure to understand Catholic and Christian dogma, but coupled with Mexico's overwhelmingly large Catholic majority, it's truly odd. It's probably supposed to mean "we don't want dead kids, we want them to live" and they are using angel in the "cute" sense, and while there is a rank in the hierarchy of angels, called "Powers", which are made up of human souls who were "made perfect by their righteousness" they're technically not angels, just drafted human souls. Also, the apocryphal "Book of Enoch" and many of the earliest Kabbalist writings believed the angel Metatron is actually the Prophet Enoch transformed, while Sandalphon is the Prophet Elijah. Belief that equates dead children with angels is actually quite widespread [[SadlyMythtaken folk theology]] in Catholic countries - and the PSA is not presumably primarily aimed at trained theologians.

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* In Mexico, there is a common PSA for a children's illness organization depicting the LittlestCancerPatient as an angel. The text translates to English roughly as, "We want no more angels in Heaven; we need them down here." This is already a serious failure to understand Catholic and Christian dogma, but coupled with Mexico's overwhelmingly large Catholic majority, it's truly odd. It's probably supposed to mean "we don't want dead kids, we want them to live" and they are using angel in the "cute" sense, but this is a serious misunderstanding of Catholic and while Christian dogma. While there is a rank in the hierarchy of angels, angels called "Powers", which are made up of human souls who were "made perfect by their righteousness" righteousness," they're technically not angels, just drafted human souls. Also, souls.
**Then again,
the apocryphal "Book of Enoch" and many of the earliest Kabbalist writings believed the angel Metatron is actually the Prophet Enoch transformed, while Sandalphon is the Prophet Elijah. Belief Elijah, suggesting that dead humans ''do'' become angels, at least sometimes. In any case, belief that equates dead children with angels is actually quite widespread [[SadlyMythtaken folk theology]] in Catholic countries countries, and Mexico does have an overwhelming Catholic majority - and the PSA is not presumably primarily aimed at trained theologians.
30th Apr '16 7:44:55 AM gurnard
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** In the episode "Today I Am A Clown", Krusty is under the impression that not having had a Bar Mitzvah celebration means he is not Jewish. At the age of 13, a Jewish male is expected to have been educated enough to be personally responsible for following the commandments. Whether or not the coming of age is marked by a ceremony makes no difference to the status of being a boy or man, let alone being fully Jewish or not at all.
17th Apr '16 8:42:17 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Quanico}}'': A cadet says his mother died in the hospital because his father refused to allow a blood transfusion for as he was a Christian Scientist. However, the opposition to blood transfusions is part of Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs, not Christian Scientists' (Christian Science encourages believers to use their healing practices, but still does not forbid regular medicine).

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* ''Series/{{Quanico}}'': ''Series/{{Quantico}}'': A cadet says his mother died in the hospital because his father refused to allow a blood transfusion for her as he was a Christian Scientist. However, the opposition to blood transfusions is part of Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs, not Christian Scientists' (Christian Science encourages believers to use their healing practices, but still does not forbid using regular medicine).medicine if need be).
8th Apr '16 7:34:58 AM Adept
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* PlayedForLaughs in the {{poker}} tournament movie ''The Grand'', where Larry Schwartzman shows up to a table wearing a hijab and claiming to have converted to "Muslam". This was a scare tactic against "Sob Story" Barry Blausteen, an expert at psyching out his opponents who happened to be Jewish.

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* PlayedForLaughs in the {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} tournament movie ''The Grand'', where Larry Schwartzman shows up to a table wearing a hijab and claiming to have converted to "Muslam". This was a scare tactic against "Sob Story" Barry Blausteen, an expert at psyching out his opponents who happened to be Jewish.
5th Apr '16 9:30:47 AM colabomb
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**Though the Book of Common Prayer does include a Psalter (The Book of Psalms laid out for communical recitation). Seems they might have a passing familiarity with Anglicanism? The Book of Revelation/Psalm thing... yeah that's a big screw up.
3rd Apr '16 8:59:38 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Quanico}}'': A cadet says his mother died in the hospital because his father refused to allow a blood transfusion for as he was a Christian Scientist. However, the opposition to blood transfusions is part of Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs, not Christian Scientists' (Christian Science encourages believers to use their healing practices, but still does not forbid regular medicine).
1st Apr '16 12:38:10 PM Wereboar
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** On top of everything mentioned above, such action would very likely bolster the Protestants. Some fringe Protestant groups consider the Pope an Antichrist and most Protestants think of him as of usurper, so the plan could be met with 'see, you papists, we were telling you for 500 years not to trust the guy in the Vatican', not to mention that one part of the popular Protestant dogma (Rapture) would appear as a real, observable phenomenon.
7th Mar '16 5:32:42 AM WhatRayDid
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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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