History Main / ChurchOfSaintGenericus

7th Feb '16 7:12:20 AM yellowrobot27
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* In the anime adaptation of the ''Creator/KeyVisualArts'' visual novel ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', we see Yuuichi coming out of a fairly generic church in the final episode.
1st Feb '16 11:19:05 AM FF32
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* BenjaminFranklin wrote about a building designed to accommodate preachers of all religions in his [[http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/franklin/chapt10/ autobiography]]. This building was created after a wandering Irish preacher was forbidden to preach in existing churches and had to preach outside, drawing huge crowds. Franklin said that "even if the Mufti of [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Constantinople]] were to send a missionary to preach [[{{UsefulNotes/Islam}} Mohammedanism]] to us, he would find a pulpit at his service." He might've been exaggerating a bit (colonial Pennsylvania had what was then a very progressive guarantee of religious freedom, but only monotheists had any rights and only Christians could hold office; only Rhode Island had an absolute guarantee of religious freedom before the Revolution), but the point was well taken.
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* BenjaminFranklin Creator/BenjaminFranklin wrote about a building designed to accommodate preachers of all religions in his [[http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/franklin/chapt10/ autobiography]]. This building was created after a wandering Irish preacher was forbidden to preach in existing churches and had to preach outside, drawing huge crowds. Franklin said that "even if the Mufti of [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Constantinople]] were to send a missionary to preach [[{{UsefulNotes/Islam}} Mohammedanism]] to us, he would find a pulpit at his service." He might've been exaggerating a bit (colonial Pennsylvania had what was then a very progressive guarantee of religious freedom, but only monotheists had any rights and only Christians could hold office; only Rhode Island had an absolute guarantee of religious freedom before the Revolution), but the point was well taken.
26th Jan '16 12:54:29 PM ChaosWolf
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*** That would be a [[http://gullringstorpgoatsblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hpim0768.jpg Scandinavian maypole]], which reveals that Elsa is born around the time of Midsummer. The maypole is actually a pagan tradition which predates Christianity, but like many was carried over after their conversion.
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*** That would be a [[http://gullringstorpgoatsblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hpim0768.jpg Scandinavian maypole]], which reveals that Elsa is born crowned around the time of Midsummer.Midsummer (some mistakenly think her coronation date indicates her birthdate, but this isn't the case - Elsa canonically was born on the Winter Solstice, but traditionally in Norway, a new young ruler's coronation takes place during the midsummer following their coming-of-age). The maypole is actually a pagan tradition which predates Christianity, but like many was carried over after their conversion.
14th Dec '15 3:30:16 PM eroock
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27th Nov '15 10:03:26 PM MsChibi
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Compare JesusTaboo. Contrast ChristianityIsCatholic, InterfaithSmoothie. See also CrystalDragonJesus and SaintlyChurch.
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Compare JesusTaboo. Contrast ChristianityIsCatholic, InterfaithSmoothie. See also CrystalDragonJesus CrystalDragonJesus, AnimeCatholicism, and SaintlyChurch.
27th Oct '15 11:08:26 AM Morgenthaler
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Cut natter.
** This actually makes sense, as airports, Air Force bases, etc. often have chapels that are built to apply to any denomination of anything, from Buddhist to Judaism and anything in between. That way they can simultaneously not ignore the religious needs of their occupants while also not needing to build a chapel for everyone.
27th Oct '15 11:07:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Film/TwoThousandTwelve 2012]]'', the White House has a non-denominational chapel with pews and stained glass art of doves. Interesting considering that not long before, the Vatican was destroyed by earthquakes, and not long after, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery is destroyed by a tsunami.
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* In ''[[Film/TwoThousandTwelve 2012]]'', ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'', the White House has a non-denominational chapel with pews and stained glass art of doves. Interesting considering that not long before, the Vatican was destroyed by earthquakes, and not long after, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery is destroyed by a tsunami.

* Eli and his two wards from ''HotLeadAndColdFeet'' belong to a faith that espouses a lot of mumbo-jumbo about "human kindness," and Eli at least has some familiarity with Literature/TheBible, but the movie reveals zero details beyond that. When he gets his own church at the end, there aren't any holy symbols to be seen.
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* Eli and his two wards from ''HotLeadAndColdFeet'' ''Film/HotLeadAndColdFeet'' belong to a faith that espouses a lot of mumbo-jumbo about "human kindness," and Eli at least has some familiarity with Literature/TheBible, but the movie reveals zero details beyond that. When he gets his own church at the end, there aren't any holy symbols to be seen.

* In ''Ted 2'', the outside of a church is shown which appears to be a Catholic Gothic-style structure, but when the inside is shown (during a wedding), all stained glass windows have generic symbols, there are no Christian symbols, and the "priest" is wearing generic robe-like vestment with no markings.
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* In ''Ted 2'', ''Film/{{Ted 2}}'', the outside of a church is shown which appears to be a Catholic Gothic-style structure, but when the inside is shown (during a wedding), all stained glass windows have generic symbols, there are no Christian symbols, and the "priest" is wearing generic robe-like vestment with no markings.

* {{Redwall}} Abbey. Aside from being a monastery, no religion is mentioned.
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* {{Redwall}} ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'': Abbey. Aside from being a monastery, no religion is mentioned.
22nd Aug '15 9:19:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GundamWing'', the Maxwell Church is supposed to be a Catholic church, although it's unusual because it's not named for Mary or a saint (it's named for the street it's on), and the roles Father Maxwell and Sister Helen play are [[NunsAreMikos more akin to a Shinto priest and miko]].
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* In ''GundamWing'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', the Maxwell Church is supposed to be a Catholic church, although it's unusual because it's not named for Mary or a saint (it's named for the street it's on), and the roles Father Maxwell and Sister Helen play are [[NunsAreMikos more akin to a Shinto priest and miko]].
24th May '15 11:38:25 AM JoeMerl
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* For a long time on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the First Church of Springfield wasn't identified with any particular Christian sect. Then they revealed they're part of the Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism.
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* For a long time on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the First Church of Springfield wasn't identified with any particular Christian sect. Then they revealed they're part of the sect; WordOfGod says it was specifically designed with conflicting features, for example, Rev. Lovejoy wearing Anglican robes with a Catholic collar. Eventually it was labeled as a fake denomination, "the Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism. Presbylutheranism."
22nd Apr '15 5:47:33 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Film/Ted'' ''2'', the outside of a church is shown which appears to be a Catholic Gothic-style structure, but when the inside is shown (during a wedding), all stained glass windows have generic symbols, there are no Christian symbols, and the "priest" is wearing generic robe-like vestment with no markings.
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\n* In ''Film/Ted'' ''2'', ''Ted 2'', the outside of a church is shown which appears to be a Catholic Gothic-style structure, but when the inside is shown (during a wedding), all stained glass windows have generic symbols, there are no Christian symbols, and the "priest" is wearing generic robe-like vestment with no markings.

*** That would be a [[http://gullringstorpgoatsblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hpim0768.jpg Scandinavian maypole]], which reveals that Elsa is born around the time of Midsummer. The maypole is actually a heathen tradition and not a Christian one.
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*** That would be a [[http://gullringstorpgoatsblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hpim0768.jpg Scandinavian maypole]], which reveals that Elsa is born around the time of Midsummer. The maypole is actually a heathen pagan tradition and not a Christian one.which predates Christianity, but like many was carried over after their conversion.

** Possibly a different trope: It's almost an Abbey to St. Martin... ** However, the nearby church is to St. Ninian, a Catholic and Anglican saint. This was later retconned out of existence (though that does create a plot hole about why there are church mice). * The murder mystery anthology ''Board to Death''; All three of the heroes are openly Christian, but attend specifically non-denominational churches.
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** Possibly a different trope: It's it's almost an Abbey to St. Martin... ** However, the nearby church is to St. Ninian, a Catholic and Anglican saint. This was later retconned out of existence (though that does create a plot hole about why there are church mice). mice, or why they even have the ''concept'' of a church without religion). * The murder mystery anthology ''Board to Death''; Death''. All three of the heroes are openly Christian, but attend specifically non-denominational churches.

* On ''Series/{{Amen}}'', the church's denomination (if it had one) was never mentioned. (The church counsel was called the 'board of deacons', and there is no mention of a bishop, synod, or other higher judicature; this indicates that it was Baptist, probably more specifically [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_God_in_Christ COGIC]])
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* On ''Series/{{Amen}}'', the church's denomination (if it had one) was never mentioned. (The The church counsel council was called the 'board of deacons', and there is no mention of a bishop, synod, or other higher judicature; this indicates that it was Baptist, probably more specifically [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_God_in_Christ COGIC]])COGIC]].

* Grimm has this twice. In the episode with the Wesen church, although the building seemed to be of an established main-line Protestant church (Presbyterian or Methodist), the congregation seems to be organized like an independent Evangelical church. Also, in the episode where the boy was 'posessed' he was being exorcised by what looked like a Catholic ritual by two clergymen vested like Roman Catholic priests, but the church was laid out like a Protestant church.
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* Grimm has this twice. In the episode with the Wesen church, although the building seemed to be of an established main-line Protestant church (Presbyterian or Methodist), the congregation seems to be organized like an independent Evangelical church. Also, in the episode where the boy was 'posessed' 'possessed' he was being exorcised by what looked like a Catholic ritual by two clergymen vested like Roman Catholic priests, but the church was laid out like a Protestant church.
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