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29th Jul '17 7:02:12 PM rva98014
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* The very beginning of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' includes a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a SchoolPlay -- she has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's 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.

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* The very beginning of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' includes a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a SchoolPlay -- she has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's 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.
15th Jul '17 4:57:19 AM Lightice
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* In many historically Protestant countries in Europe, there are numerous formerly Catholic or Greek Orthodox churches that have been converted to the local dominant brand of Protestantism after the fact. This means that their decor tends to be a mixture of the original denomination's preserved for historical purposes, and the current one's.
10th Jun '17 5:02:50 PM SuddenFrost
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* The bishops who appear in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' wear national symbols on their mitres instead of crosses: the sun of Corona and the crocus of Arendelle respectively. [[FanWank State-sponsored religions maybe?]] In Corona at least, the name and some of the solar iconography (particularly the cross replacement and the patium designs) seems to indeed imply a state religion akin to real life solar henotheism, like in Heliopolis and Emessa. Given that RealLife Scandinavia is chock full of current or until-quite recently state churches, this might well be TruthInTelevision.

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* The bishops who appear in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' ''Disney/TangledEverAfter'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' wear national symbols on their mitres instead of crosses: the sun of Corona and the crocus of Arendelle respectively. [[FanWank State-sponsored religions maybe?]] In Corona at least, the name and some of the solar iconography (particularly the cross replacement and the patium designs) seems to indeed imply a state religion akin to real life solar henotheism, like in Heliopolis and Emessa. Given that RealLife Scandinavia is chock full of current or until-quite recently state churches, this might well be TruthInTelevision.
19th Apr '17 8:24:42 PM piraml
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* ''Literature/TheBestChristmasPageantEver'' revolves around the activities of a Christian church in the 1970's, and takes the combination-of-elements approach. The Virgin Mary seems to be revered pretty highly for a mainstream Protestant denomination, the church is presided over by a married-with-children "Reverend," and the King James Version is used at a time when more contemporary translations were quickly gaining ground.
15th Apr '17 1:17:50 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}: The Wedding Album'', Clark and Lois get married at the Metropolis Chapel of United Faiths.


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* In ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}: The Wedding Album'', ''Comicbook/SupermanTheWeddingAlbum'', Clark and Lois get married at the Metropolis Chapel of United Faiths.

Faiths.
2nd Apr '17 4:09:20 AM andypoe
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** Lutheran, most likely. Reverend Alden referred to his bishop on occasion, and he's clearly not Catholic or Episcopalian (he would have been referred to as a priest). He could conceivably be Methodist, but Walnut Grove is in Minnesota which was then, as it is now, strongly Lutheran country. The real life Rev. Alden was a Congregationalist, but on the show he could not have been, since Congregationalists have no bishops.
28th Mar '17 3:06:49 PM drwhom
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* Many Protestant and Evangelical denominations (especially those with roots in Calvinism, Quakerism, or Anabaptism) place a fairly low value on religious symbolism, so they can appear to be rather generic when compared to symbol-rich traditions such as [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism]] and Orthodoxy. Those expecting a 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, some pews, and stained glass windows with geometric patterns. Newly constructed churches (or more austere denominations) might not even have those.

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* Many Protestant and Evangelical denominations (especially those with roots in Calvinism, Quakerism, or Anabaptism) either place a fairly low value on religious symbolism, symbolism or are openly hostile to what they regard as idolatry, so they can appear to be rather generic when compared to symbol-rich traditions such as [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism]] and Orthodoxy. Those expecting a 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, some pews, and stained glass windows with geometric patterns. Newly constructed churches (or more austere denominations) might not even have those.
15th Mar '17 6:42:58 PM Pichu-kun
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15th Mar '17 6:42:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* The very beginning of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' includes a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a SchoolPlay -- she has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's 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.

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* * The very beginning of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' includes a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a SchoolPlay -- she has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's 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.
15th Mar '17 6:41:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* Creator/{{Pixar}} has a fondness for this trope:
** This trope is used in the wedding scene in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
** Pictured above in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Carl sits at the chapel, mourning his wife. No explicit holy symbols are shown.
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', the church shown in Calhoun's [[DarkAndTroubledPast ambushed wedding flashback]] and [[spoiler:later wedding to Felix]] is shown this way, with pews, a dais, and a pretty sunburst stained glass front lacking any denomination. Interestingly, the church ''is'' very angularly designed to fit in with the noir/futuristic setting of ''Hero's Duty'', Calhoun's game. The church in ''Hero's Duty'' is actually based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force_Academy_Cadet_Chapel United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel]] in Colorado Springs; the interior shown in the movie specifically resembles the Protestant Chapel section. Comparison [[http://i-dont-give-a-boo.tumblr.com/post/67603978364/queenscream3-norewardisworththis-sgt here.]]
* The bishops who appear in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' wear national symbols on their mitres instead of crosses: the sun of Corona and the crocus of Arendelle respectively. [[FanWank State-sponsored religions maybe?]] In Corona at least, the name and some of the solar iconography (particularly the cross replacement and the patium designs) seems to indeed imply a state religion akin to real life solar henotheism, like in Heliopolis and Emessa. Given that RealLife Scandinavia is chock full of current or until-quite recently state churches, this might well be TruthInTelevision.
* The very beginning of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' includes a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a SchoolPlay -- she has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's 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.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}} has a fondness for this trope, it's used in the wedding scene in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
* Pictured above in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Carl sits at the chapel, mourning his wife. No explicit holy symbols are shown.
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', the church shown in Calhoun's [[DarkAndTroubledPast ambushed wedding flashback]] and [[spoiler:later wedding to Felix]] is shown this way, with pews, a dais, and a pretty sunburst stained glass front lacking any denomination. Interestingly, the church ''is'' very angularly designed to fit in with the noir/futuristic setting of ''Hero's Duty'', Calhoun's game.
** The church in ''Hero's Duty'' is actually based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force_Academy_Cadet_Chapel United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel]] in Colorado Springs; the interior shown in the movie specifically resembles the Protestant Chapel section. Comparison [[http://i-dont-give-a-boo.tumblr.com/post/67603978364/queenscream3-norewardisworththis-sgt here.]]
* The bishops who appear in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' wear national symbols on their mitres instead of crosses: the sun of Corona and the crocus of Arendelle respectively. [[FanWank State-sponsored religions maybe?]]
** In Corona at least, the name and some of the solar iconography (particularly the cross replacement and the patium designs) seems to indeed imply a state religion akin to real life solar henotheism, like in Heliopolis and Emessa.
** Given that RealLife Scandinavia is chock full of current or until-quite recently state churches, this might well be TruthInTelevision.
* The very beginning of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' includes a character dressed as what is clearly an angel for a SchoolPlay -- she has a rainbow for a halo rather than anything explicitly Judeo-Christian, probably a winking nod to Noah's 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.
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