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23rd Sep '16 7:20:07 AM DeanMT94
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** The worship of R'hllor, which comes from outside the Seven Kingdoms, bears a great similarity to Zoroastrianism, with two diametrically opposed but equally powerful deities locked in conflict.

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** The worship of R'hllor, which comes from outside the Seven Kingdoms, bears a great similarity to Zoroastrianism, with two diametrically opposed but equally powerful deities locked in conflict. Also, as with Zoroastrianism, adherents of R'hllor place a high religious emphasis on fire, believing it to be sacred.
13th Sep '16 2:48:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': The Church is built on an alliance with God, represented by [[Literature/TheBible two stone tablets]] that are later destroyed. It's far from the only religion in the empire, though.
13th Sep '16 2:05:10 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* That ultra-pacifist fish-worship that ComicBook/{{Lobo}} preaches in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''.

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* That ultra-pacifist fish-worship that ComicBook/{{Lobo}} {{Lobo}} preaches in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''.
2nd Sep '16 1:41:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Animorphs}}'' ReviewBlog "Blog/CinnamonBunzuh" has a RunningGag where the [[SapientCetaceans overtly mystical whale]] from book #4 is called "Jesus Whale" (he migrated for your sins!) Any ContrivedCoincidence in the series is [[AWizardDidIt actually his doing]], and the blogs' creators eventually decide that all whales are actually Jesuses, and dolphins are their disciples.

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* The ''{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ReviewBlog "Blog/CinnamonBunzuh" has a RunningGag where the [[SapientCetaceans overtly mystical whale]] from book #4 is called "Jesus Whale" (he migrated for your sins!) Any ContrivedCoincidence in the series is [[AWizardDidIt actually his doing]], and the blogs' creators eventually decide that all whales are actually Jesuses, and dolphins are their disciples.



* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/{{Jericho}}'' plays this trope straight, but does so in a very interesting manner. The religion of the Teutsche—a strange [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior nation]] that is a sort of CultureChopSuey between {{Prussia}}, ImperialGermany, and the more heroic aspects of {{Eagleland}} (Flavor 1)—is something of this. WordOfGod states that the religion is [[CrystalDragonJesus based off Christianity]], but is not it. They share the sign of the cross -- which the narrator, [[FirstPersonSmartass Jericho]], a Teutscher himself, calls ''das Kreuzzeichen'' -- wear crosses, and even refer to their deity as “God” (or "Adonai", an old Hebrew name meaning "Lord"). However, the more details the story gives about the religion, the less Christian it seems. Like how they believe that [[NameOfCain Kain]] to be a dark hero. Or, for one interesting example: "... the sixth tenant of the faith is 'you shall not murder'. It does not say 'you shall not kill'. I mean, yes, you could interchange those two things sometimes, but to murder and to kill are two different concepts. Murder is wrong. Killing is just a fact of life in this world we live in. The faith makes the distinction quite clearly. The faith teaches that there is no shame in taking somebody's life for the right reasons."[[note]]Exceptions that is true in Christianity as well, the distinction is just popularly ignored.[[/note]] And their version of the sign of cross is spoken with a different Latin phrase, which translates as "in the name of the Father, and of the Prophet, and of the Machine Spirit." Or, as it is said in the fic:

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/{{Jericho}}'' plays this trope straight, but does so in a very interesting manner. The religion of the Teutsche—a strange [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior nation]] that is a sort of CultureChopSuey between {{Prussia}}, ImperialGermany, UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}, UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany, and the more heroic aspects of {{Eagleland}} (Flavor 1)—is something of this. WordOfGod states that the religion is [[CrystalDragonJesus based off Christianity]], but is not it. They share the sign of the cross -- which the narrator, [[FirstPersonSmartass Jericho]], a Teutscher himself, calls ''das Kreuzzeichen'' -- wear crosses, and even refer to their deity as “God” (or "Adonai", an old Hebrew name meaning "Lord"). However, the more details the story gives about the religion, the less Christian it seems. Like how they believe that [[NameOfCain Kain]] to be a dark hero. Or, for one interesting example: "... the sixth tenant of the faith is 'you shall not murder'. It does not say 'you shall not kill'. I mean, yes, you could interchange those two things sometimes, but to murder and to kill are two different concepts. Murder is wrong. Killing is just a fact of life in this world we live in. The faith makes the distinction quite clearly. The faith teaches that there is no shame in taking somebody's life for the right reasons."[[note]]Exceptions that is true in Christianity as well, the distinction is just popularly ignored.[[/note]] And their version of the sign of cross is spoken with a different Latin phrase, which translates as "in the name of the Father, and of the Prophet, and of the Machine Spirit." Or, as it is said in the fic:
23rd Aug '16 6:24:45 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' has a Sangheili[[note]]an Elite, for those who've only [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory played the games]][[/note]] who still worships the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] post-''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' compare them to Jesus Christ directly to a human he's negotiating with. (The human decides not to get into a philosophical debate with an alien that can go hand-to-hand with armored [=SPARTAN-IIs=].)

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* ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' has a Sangheili[[note]]an Elite, for those who've only [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory played the games]][[/note]] who still worships the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] post-''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' compare them to Jesus Christ directly to a human he's negotiating with. (The human decides not to get into a philosophical debate with an alien that can go hand-to-hand is physically on par with armored [=SPARTAN-IIs=].)
1st Aug '16 7:31:47 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'' extends the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Bajoran religion]]'s Catholic imitation to the point of including at least one major schism, implied to be similar to the Protestant Reformation. In ''Fanfic/FromBajorToTheBlack'', Kanril Eleya refuses to follow her boyfriend to a church-backed college because they "push the Orthodox branch like it's going out of style", whereas a deceased crew member in "Fanfic/LastRights" is identified as a "secular Foundation Reformist".



** The Bajoran religion would qualify as well. Ben Sisko is the Jesus figure, although, for most of the series, he's uncomfortable with this. They also have demon like figures, the Pah-Wraiths, who were cast out of the Celestial Temple. There's also a council of cardinals, the Vedek Assembly, who elect a pope, the Kai, from among their own number. Unlike Roman Catholicism, however, Bajoran clergy are not required to be celibate. They also have a month-long fasting rite called the Time of Cleansing, sort of a [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Space Ramadan]].

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** The Bajoran religion would qualify uses Catholicism as well.a base but also incorporates elements of other faiths. Ben Sisko is the Jesus figure, although, for most of the series, he's uncomfortable with this. They also have demon like figures, the Pah-Wraiths, who were cast out of the Celestial Temple. There's also a council of cardinals, the Vedek Assembly, who elect a pope, the Kai, from among their own number. Unlike Roman Catholicism, however, However, like Protestant clergy, Bajoran clergy are plainly not required to be celibate. They take a VowOfCelibacy. The Bajorans also have a month-long fasting rite called the Time of Cleansing, sort of a [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Space Ramadan]].Ramadan]], and also used to have a FantasticCasteSystem inspired by the Hindu castes.



** The Vulcans, meanwhile, could be said to have Surak, the founder of their philosophy of logic, though they don't attribute any divine attributes to him. He's more of a Crystal Dragon Buddha or Gandhi.

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** The Vulcans, meanwhile, could be said to have Surak, the founder of their philosophy of logic, though they don't attribute any divine attributes to him. He's more of a Crystal Dragon Buddha or Gandhi.Confucius.
26th Jul '16 9:06:09 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'': The Earthsea novel ''The Tombs of Atuan'', might qualify, as it presents a Caucasian race with temple priestesses who dress essentially as nuns and their religion is strongly opposed to witchcraft. In this case though, they are actually worshiping evil spirits demanding human sacrifice and the wizards are the good ones of the series. Ged specifically disagrees with that argument, stating the Old Powers are not gods, describes them as "holy," and adds that evil only arises when humans try to worship them or use them for selfish motives.
14th Jul '16 1:00:41 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'' duology, the setting is an AlternateReality where Jesus was killed as a baby, forcing God to come up with a new plan. This time, he gets Mary and Joseph to adopt the one baby to survive the massacre. He becomes the Redeemer (no name is ever given) with the power to put any object or living being into another dimension (apparently, Hell). The resulting religion shares much with Christianity but has differences as well. For example, there's no Devil, and to speak of him is heresy of the highest kind. Hell is a frozen wasteland (making the well-known phrase irrelevant). The symbol of the Churches (there are two with one leader) is the Holy Pillar, to which the Redeemer tied himself to before disappearing. There are bishops, monks, priests, cardinals, paladins, nuns, large cathedrals, holy wars, etc. Vatican is called Urbis for some reason. Judas was the only loyal disciple of the original twelve. Murder is not a sin unless done more than twelve times (except if involving children and elderly). Mary is hardly ever mentioned. Instead, the adopted Sister of the Redeemer is as revered as him. The Antichrist is scheduled to appear before the Second Coming of the Redeemer, except he is called the Tempter.

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* In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'' duology, the setting is an AlternateReality AlternateHistory where Jesus was killed as a baby, forcing God to come up with a new plan. This time, he gets Mary and Joseph to adopt the one baby to survive the massacre. He becomes the Redeemer (no name is ever given) with the power to put any object or living being into another dimension (apparently, Hell). The resulting religion shares much with Christianity but has differences as well. For example, there's no Devil, and to speak of him is heresy of the highest kind. Hell is a frozen wasteland (making the well-known phrase irrelevant). The symbol of the Churches (there are two with one leader) is the Holy Pillar, to which the Redeemer tied himself to before disappearing. There are bishops, monks, priests, cardinals, paladins, nuns, large cathedrals, holy wars, etc. Vatican is called Urbis for some reason. Judas was the only loyal disciple of the original twelve. Murder is not a sin unless done more than twelve times (except if involving children and elderly). Mary is hardly ever mentioned. Instead, mentioned; instead, the adopted Sister of the Redeemer is as revered as him. The Antichrist is scheduled to appear before the Second Coming of the Redeemer, except he is called the Tempter.
13th Jul '16 4:02:14 AM StFan
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* In every ''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.
** More recent games have revealed that there's a Harvest Lord as well. Also, ''HarvestMoon'': Island/Sun adds a [[{{Moe}} nun character]] into the mix of the universe's religion. In fact, the nun is coincidentally named after a [[NunsAreMikos demon hunter]].
** The original [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries SNES game]] makes references to multiple gods besides the Harvest Goddess. All other games dumb it down to them only worshipping one god, with occasionally the Harvest Lord popping up.

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* In every ''HarvestMoon'' ''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.
** More recent games have revealed that there's a Harvest Lord as well. Also, ''HarvestMoon'': Island/Sun ''Harvest Moon: Island/Sun'' adds a [[{{Moe}} nun character]] into the mix of the universe's religion. In fact, the nun is coincidentally named after a [[NunsAreMikos demon hunter]].
** The original [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 SNES game]] makes references to multiple gods besides the Harvest Goddess. All other games dumb it down to them only worshipping one god, with occasionally the Harvest Lord popping up.
12th Jul '16 3:03:52 PM AwSamWeston
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Compare: AnimeCatholicism, NunsAreMiko, HijackedByJesus, FauxSymbolism, InterfaithSmoothie, KingOfAllCosmos, FantasyPantheon. See also YouMeanXmas, GoodOfGood and GodOfEvil. Not to be confused with FantasyCounterpartCulture Christianity; a key element of CrystalDragonJesus is that it keeps the trappings of Christianity but substitutes a markedly different being in the deity's role. Also not to be confused with ChurchOfSaintGenericus, which is about churches whose denomination is unmentioned to avoid audience alienation/distraction. Is usually the center of a PhysicalReligion.

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Compare: AnimeCatholicism, NunsAreMiko, HijackedByJesus, FauxSymbolism, InterfaithSmoothie, KingOfAllCosmos, FantasyPantheon. See also YouMeanXmas, GoodOfGood GodOfGood and GodOfEvil. Not to be confused with FantasyCounterpartCulture Christianity; a key element of CrystalDragonJesus is that it keeps the trappings of Christianity but substitutes a markedly different being in the deity's role. Also not to be confused with ChurchOfSaintGenericus, which is about churches whose denomination is unmentioned to avoid audience alienation/distraction. Is usually the center of a PhysicalReligion.
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