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27th Sep '16 2:31:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* The planet of New Tau Ceti in ''AssociatedSpace'' was founded as a "pastoral enclave" by a religious movement that decided only humans could sin, so if humans became animals again, they could live without sin. So the cult members turned themselves into sheep. But the sheep still sometimes did stuff that would otherwise be considered sin, so the solution was that the sheep were blameless, but the shepherd had to pay the price for the actions of the sheep under their protection. Random visitors to the planet are thus conscripted as shepherds and forced to fight for their lives in an arena against a genetically-engineered super wolf. If they do well enough, they have defeated sin, and may depart in peace. If they die, well, they've paid the price for sin, as is only proper.

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* The planet of New Tau Ceti in ''AssociatedSpace'' ''Literature/AssociatedSpace'' was founded as a "pastoral enclave" by a religious movement that decided only humans could sin, so if humans became animals again, they could live without sin. So the cult members turned themselves into sheep. But the sheep still sometimes did stuff that would otherwise be considered sin, so the solution was that the sheep were blameless, but the shepherd had to pay the price for the actions of the sheep under their protection. Random visitors to the planet are thus conscripted as shepherds and forced to fight for their lives in an arena against a genetically-engineered super wolf. If they do well enough, they have defeated sin, and may depart in peace. If they die, well, they've paid the price for sin, as is only proper.
26th Sep '16 5:13:47 AM LtFedora
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* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', "Mormon Extremists" build themselves Port Joe Smith, a fortified human outpost on planet a considered by the Arachnids to be part of their sphere of influence. [[KillEmAll It didn't end well.]]

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* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', "Mormon Extremists" build themselves Port Joe Smith, a fortified human outpost on a planet a considered by the Arachnids to be part of their sphere of influence. [[KillEmAll It didn't end well.]]
16th Sep '16 11:38:26 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Sep '16 11:28:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TechInfantry'' has the Christian Federation, who turn themselves into this as part of their rebellion against the Earth Federation. Eventually they are crushed with the help of a force of volunteer Jewish mercenaries, who build themselves a CultColony called New Israel on the ruins of the former Christian Federation planets.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' has the Christian Federation, who turn themselves into this as part of their rebellion against the Earth Federation. Eventually they are crushed with the help of a force of volunteer Jewish mercenaries, who build themselves a CultColony called New Israel on the ruins of the former Christian Federation planets.
11th Sep '16 8:53:10 PM PaulA
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* Pick any SciFi-based OrsonScottCard series.

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* Pick any SciFi-based OrsonScottCard Creator/OrsonScottCard series.
8th Sep '16 7:21:45 AM Black_Diesel
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5th Sep '16 9:41:45 AM Paranoia
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** The Luddite colony from "Paradise".

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** The Luddite colony from "Paradise".DeepSpaceNine episode "Paradise" is a dark and unwilling variation: [[spoiler: rather than recruit like-minded potential colonists, the leader instead intentionally stranded her fellow shipmates/passengers and used a secret anti-technology energy field to ''force'' them to live according to her luddite philosophy. When this is eventually revealed, most of the surviving colonists decide to remain and figure out for themselves whether to maintain their way of life, but she herself is arrested for the crimes she committed stranding them there and for the ''murder'' of those colonists who died since because of her enforcing the anti-technology (including medicine) lifestyle.]]
11th Aug '16 11:40:27 PM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'', the planet Athos was settled by a misogynistic religious order as an all-male colony. They used frozen eggs and artificial wombs to keep the population up. [[RealityEnsues The inherent practical problems]] of maintaining a stable population on a planet where importing so much as a ''photograph'' of a woman involves considerable paperwork is the focus of the plot, and the Athosians are treated quite sympathetically by the standards of this trope.

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'', Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'', the planet Athos was settled by a misogynistic religious order as an all-male colony. They used frozen eggs and artificial wombs to keep the population up. [[RealityEnsues The inherent practical problems]] of maintaining a stable population on a planet where importing so much as a ''photograph'' of a woman involves considerable paperwork is the focus of the plot, and the Athosians are treated quite sympathetically by the standards of this trope.
7th Aug '16 10:08:39 AM Linoa06
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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, were largely members of a separatist faction of the Church of England. They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course.

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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, were largely members of a separatist faction of the Church of England. They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.
7th Aug '16 12:35:57 AM RobTan
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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because thone stained-glass window shows the GodEmperor's eyes in the wrong color.

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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because thone the stained-glass window shows the GodEmperor's eyes in the wrong color.
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