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28th Jan '17 2:46:01 AM DeadpanLeap
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** In ''Frozen'', however, a cross wreathed in decorations is seen being raised for the coronation.
*** That would be a [[http://gullringstorpgoatsblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hpim0768.jpg Scandinavian maypole]], which reveals that Elsa is crowned around the time of 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 '16 3:49:19 PM Doug86
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* Cicely's community church in NorthernExposure falls into this. Chris presides, after a mail-order ordination in "The First Church of Truth and Beauty".... and what his theology is, or whether he even has one, is anyone's guess.

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* Cicely's community church in NorthernExposure Series/NorthernExposure falls into this. Chris presides, after a mail-order ordination in "The First Church of Truth and Beauty".... and what his theology is, or whether he even has one, is anyone's guess.
10th Nov '16 6:26:29 AM Jeduthun
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* Even some Protestant and evangelical churches (especially if descended from Calvinism) can appear to be this. They might have little religious symbolism beyond a plain cross, sometimes not even an altar. If they have stained-glass windows, they might be geometric designs instead of pictures of saints. The minister might deliver the service in a suit instead of holy vestments. Replace the pews with chairs, and it would look like any union or civic hall. The names are usually simply the name of the denomination like "First Baptist Church", not "the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation and St Michael".

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* Even some Many Protestant and evangelical churches Evangelical denominations (especially if descended from Calvinism) those with roots in Calvinism, Quakerism, or Anabaptism) place a fairly low value on religious symbolism, so they can appear to be this. They might have little religious symbolism beyond rather generic when compared to symbol-rich traditions such as [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism]] and Orthodoxy. Those expecting a plain house of worship to be filled with icons, statues, paintings, vestments, and altars may be surprised to find a church building that looks like almost any other community center, with maybe at most a cross, sometimes not even an altar. If they have stained-glass windows, they might be some pews, and stained glass windows with geometric designs instead of pictures of saints. The minister patterns. Newly constructed churches (or more austere denominations) might deliver the service in a suit instead of holy vestments. Replace the pews with chairs, and it would look like any union or civic hall. The names are usually simply the name of the denomination like "First Baptist Church", not "the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation and St Michael".even have those.
10th Aug '16 12:56:59 PM Julia1984
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the only reference to religion comes at the very beginning of the movie, in a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a play. She has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's Ark.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the only reference to religion comes at the The very beginning of the movie, in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' includes a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a play. She SchoolPlay -- she has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's Ark.
Ark. Later, we see a polar bear cross himself, and numerous characters say "Oh, my God!", "Hallelujah!", and the like. No further specifics about this sapient-mammals-only world's version of Judeo-Christianity are given.
1st Jul '16 10:47:38 AM Doug86
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* Lampshaded in-story in GKChesterton's "The Vampire of the Village". Since "the English know nothing about the Church of England", it takes the Catholic priest FatherBrown to spot that the [[TheVicar village parson's]] purported doctrinal beliefs are an implausible mish-mash of High Church and Low Church opinions, indicating that he is really a [[BadHabits criminal impostor]].

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* Lampshaded in-story in GKChesterton's Creator/GKChesterton's "The Vampire of the Village". Since "the English know nothing about the Church of England", it takes the Catholic priest FatherBrown Literature/FatherBrown to spot that the [[TheVicar village parson's]] purported doctrinal beliefs are an implausible mish-mash of High Church and Low Church opinions, indicating that he is really a [[BadHabits criminal impostor]].
8th Jun '16 2:22:02 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* In ''{{Zootopia}}'', the only reference to religion comes at the very beginning of the movie, in a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a play. She has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's Ark.

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* In ''{{Zootopia}}'', ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the only reference to religion comes at the very beginning of the movie, in a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a play. She has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's Ark.
8th Jun '16 2:21:50 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** Given that RealLife Scandinavia is chock full of current or until-quite recently state churches, this might well be TruthInTelevision

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** Given that RealLife Scandinavia is chock full of current or until-quite recently state churches, this might well be TruthInTelevision
TruthInTelevision.
* In ''{{Zootopia}}'', the only reference to religion comes at the very beginning of the movie, in a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a play. She has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's Ark.
5th May '16 10:41:20 AM MsChibi
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Compare JesusTaboo. Contrast ChristianityIsCatholic, InterfaithSmoothie. See also CrystalDragonJesus, AnimeCatholicism, and SaintlyChurch.

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Compare JesusTaboo.JesusTaboo and AmbiguouslyChristian. Contrast ChristianityIsCatholic, InterfaithSmoothie. See also CrystalDragonJesus, AnimeCatholicism, and SaintlyChurch.
24th Apr '16 8:00:32 PM StarSword
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* Shepherd Book in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' is part of an unnamed Christian religious order, though most of the beats are Catholic: he wears Catholic-like clothing (loose shirt with a circular straight collar), lived in a monastery for a while, and is apparently celibate. The ExpandedUniverse states he's a member of an entirely fictional group called the Order of Shepherds.
11th Apr '16 6:35:34 PM StarSword
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* Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' explicitly does believe in God (she at one point queries Shepard on whether s/he has a problem with it, implying she's gotten flak for her faith in the past), but which exact religion or denomination she belongs to is never stated.
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