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19th Jul '17 9:22:51 AM Fireblood
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** Interestingly, although the series' Klatchians are clearly Arabs, they are not explicitly linked with Islam other than through a few throwaway references to houris. This is because "Klatch" is both a country (that's half the mythical Araby and half the modern Middle East) and a continent which is basically a stand-in for Asia. The polytheistic religion of Klatch-the-country, complete with temples covered in erotic carvings, is closer to a Crystal Dragon Jesus version of Hinduism. The Klatchians, especially in earlier books, correspond more to old portrayals of Araby, where the religion was something that encompassed paganism, satanism and (sometimes) the beliefs of pre-Islamic Arabs. (These were usually made from the point of view that the Crusaders were absolutely right, of course)

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** Interestingly, although the series' Klatchians are clearly Arabs, they are not explicitly linked with Islam other than through a few throwaway references to houris. This is because "Klatch" is both a country (that's half the mythical Araby and half the modern Middle East) and a continent which is basically a stand-in for Asia. The polytheistic religion of Klatch-the-country, complete with temples covered in erotic carvings, is closer to a Crystal Dragon Jesus version of Hinduism. The Klatchians, especially in earlier books, correspond more to old portrayals of Araby, where the religion was something that encompassed paganism, satanism and (sometimes) the beliefs of pre-Islamic Arabs. (These Arabs (these were usually made from the point of view that the Crusaders were absolutely right, of course)course).



** Mirri Maz Duur mentions the religion of the Lhazareen, in which all men are one flock, watched over by the Great Shepherd. This makes them reluctant to fight others, and easy pickings for Dothraki raids.

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** Mirri Maz Duur mentions the religion of the Lhazareen, in which all men are one flock, watched over by the Great Shepherd. This makes them reluctant to fight others, and easy pickings for Dothraki raids.raids, resembling pacifist Christians.



** The ironborn's faith of the Drowned God, inspired by Scandinavian mythology, is a monotheist religion based on a god who died (drowned) but came back to life and is eternally at war with the satanic Storm God. This resurrection is the basis for the ironborn's creed "What is dead may never die," and their practice of baptism in sea water. They also believe that if they serve the Drowned God well (by keeping to the GoodOldWays of RapePillageAndBurn) they will be reborn into his halls beneath the sea after their death.

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** The ironborn's Ironborn's faith of the Drowned God, inspired by Scandinavian mythology, is a monotheist religion based on a god who died (drowned) but came back to life and is eternally at war with the satanic Storm God. This resurrection is the basis for the ironborn's Ironborn's creed "What is dead may never die," and their practice of baptism in sea water. They also believe that if they serve the Drowned God well (by keeping to the GoodOldWays of RapePillageAndBurn) they will be reborn into his halls beneath the sea after their death.
17th Jul '17 6:06:21 PM Onlythrice
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* One of the best-known video game examples may be the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series. They may not use the Crystal Dragon Jesus heavily in the plot, but every game requires players to go to "confession" in a church to save the game. The buildings are also heavily influenced by Christian churches -- large cathedral structures in the cities, and small huts with some pews and an altar in the farm villages. ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' used a Goddess, and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVII VII]]'' used a thinly-veiled analogue of the Judeo-Christian God (who was also a BonusBoss), but the rest of the games were vague about just ''what'' the deity in question was.

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* One of the best-known video game examples may be the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series. They may not use the Crystal Dragon Jesus heavily in the plot, but every game requires players to go to "confession" in a church to save the game. The buildings are also heavily influenced by Christian churches -- large cathedral structures in the cities, and small huts with some pews and an altar in the farm villages. ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' used a Goddess, and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVII VII]]'' used a thinly-veiled analogue of the Judeo-Christian God (who was also a BonusBoss), and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestIX IX]]'' had Zenus the Great Architect, but the rest of the games were vague about just ''what'' the deity in question was.
13th Jul '17 8:50:00 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* The unnamed religion in ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' is ambiguously Judeo-Christian. They have pastors, a church with traditional Gothic architecture, pews, and stained glass, and both saints and a Pope. They also celebrate Easter and Halloween, but not Christmas. On the other hand, the symbol is an 8-pointed star, God is referred to as a "They", "Longest Night" is a solstice celebration, and the three words appearing in the sanctuary are Faith, Hope, and ''Joy'' ("Love" is the equivalent [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} fruit of the spirit]]).
9th Jul '17 1:23:48 PM Carliro
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* The theological framework in ''Literature/TheKaturranOdyssey'' is pretty straightforwardly pseudo christian: the Fossah is basically [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]] as a, well, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossa_(animal) fossa]], and is worshiped by the lemurs as their single "lord of light and dark". Katook is the ChosenOne, and redeems his people's CorruptChurch. There is an indication that other gods were worshiped in this world, but the story makes no claim to disclaim the apparent monotheism, and all magic that does not come directly from the Fossah is evidently fake.
2nd Jul '17 9:56:22 AM eroock
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-->--'''AltText''', ''Webcomic/WorstOfTheTimeLords [[http://community.livejournal.com/doctorwhy/70795.html #257]]''

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11th Jun '17 3:24:02 PM nombretomado
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** The Lord of Light, a fire deity whose followers insistently describe him as the "one true God" in opposition to a evil counterpart god, bears a strong resemblance to {{Zoroastrianism}} and {{Gnosticism}}.

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** The Lord of Light, a fire deity whose followers insistently describe him as the "one true God" in opposition to a evil counterpart god, bears a strong resemblance to {{Zoroastrianism}} UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} and {{Gnosticism}}.UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}.
18th May '17 2:53:52 AM johnball12345
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Any fictional religion, such as those found in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy, which possesses attributes stereotypically associated with Christianity ([[ChristianityIsCatholic especially Roman Catholicism]]) -- such as priestly vestments, nuns and their habits, confessionals, the designs of houses of worship, and crosses -- but which centers on a deity other than the Christian God, like an animistic spirit or pagan-flavored god. Often there will be a {{God}} analog and/or a {{Satan}} analog but not a UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} one, although this is somewhat excusable as [[GodInHumanForm Jesus himself is also God]] according to the concept of the Trinity. This is often too [[MindScrew confusing for your average Christian to understand]], let alone someone non-Christian or non-religious -- even many [[UpToEleven priests can't completely grasp it]].

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Any fictional religion, such as those found in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy, which possesses attributes stereotypically associated with Christianity ([[ChristianityIsCatholic especially Roman Catholicism]]) -- such as priestly vestments, nuns and their habits, confessionals, the designs of houses of worship, and crosses -- but which centers on a deity other than the Christian God, like an animistic spirit or pagan-flavored god. Often there will be a {{God}} analog and/or a {{Satan}} analog but not a UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} one, although this is somewhat excusable as [[GodInHumanForm Jesus himself is also God]] according to the concept of the Trinity. This is often too [[MindScrew confusing for your average Christian to understand]], let alone someone non-Christian or non-religious -- even many [[UpToEleven priests can't completely grasp it]].
Trinity.
1st May '17 6:08:49 PM Komatsuzaki
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Any fictional religion, such as those found in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy, which possesses attributes stereotypically associated with Christianity ([[ChristianityIsCatholic especially Roman Catholicism]]) -- such as priestly vestments, nuns and their habits, confessionals, the designs of houses of worship, and crosses -- but which centers on a deity other than the Christian God, like an animistic spirit or pagan-flavored god. Often there will be a {{God}} analog and/or a {{Satan}} analog but not a UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} one, although this is somewhat excusable as [[GodInHumanForm Jesus himself is also God]] due to the concept of the Trinity. This is often too [[MindScrew confusing for your average Christian to understand]], let alone someone non-Christian or non-religious -- even many [[UpToEleven priests can't completely grasp it]].

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Any fictional religion, such as those found in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy, which possesses attributes stereotypically associated with Christianity ([[ChristianityIsCatholic especially Roman Catholicism]]) -- such as priestly vestments, nuns and their habits, confessionals, the designs of houses of worship, and crosses -- but which centers on a deity other than the Christian God, like an animistic spirit or pagan-flavored god. Often there will be a {{God}} analog and/or a {{Satan}} analog but not a UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} one, although this is somewhat excusable as [[GodInHumanForm Jesus himself is also God]] due according to the concept of the Trinity. This is often too [[MindScrew confusing for your average Christian to understand]], let alone someone non-Christian or non-religious -- even many [[UpToEleven priests can't completely grasp it]].
30th Apr '17 12:51:51 PM nombretomado
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* In every ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' game, there's "The Church", with obligatory priest-collar wearing pastor and "confession" as an occasional option. But the deity they worship is, in fact, the Harvest Goddess. The HM games are generally an intentional mash-up of Japanese culture, Western farming culture, and paganism.

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* In every ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' game, there's "The Church", with obligatory priest-collar wearing pastor and "confession" as an occasional option. But the deity they worship is, in fact, the Harvest Goddess. The HM games are generally an intentional mash-up of Japanese culture, Western farming culture, and paganism.
30th Apr '17 11:15:37 AM mquinn1984
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* In Lindsay Buroker's ''Literature/FallenEmpire'' series, the dominant faith of the Tribus Solis System is the worship of the Suns Trinity, which includes robed monks and ten commandments.
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