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31st Dec '16 7:42:19 PM zarpaulus
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* The ''Literature/ParaImperium'' intentionally creates these through its' memetic quarantine policies. Ideological groups deemed a threat to interstellar civilization are rounded up and exiled en masse to frontier planets with no advanced technology.
7th Dec '16 10:46:45 PM KeithM
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** Weber is quite fond of this trope. It crops up several times in the side stories. One is a relatively new colony formed from religious dissidents off Haven, in the novella ''The Service of the Sword'' in the anthology of the same name. Another crops up as part of the Tallbot Sector in much the same position as Grayson, though in this case its a local bug killing their crops and they were able to relocate to another habitable planet in the other half of their binary star system very early on. Unlike Grayson the current population is solidly atheist and rather bitter about their ancestors' fanaticism. The Haven-controlled world of Prague was settled by white-supremacists who were out to create an Aryan paradise, but only ended up with a dirt-poor backwater planet known best for the natural good looks of its prostitutes.

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** Weber is quite fond of this trope. It crops up several times in the side stories. One is a relatively new colony formed from religious dissidents off Haven, in the novella ''The Service of the Sword'' in the anthology of the same name. Another crops up as part of the Tallbot Sector in much the same position as Grayson, though in this case its a local bug killing their crops and they were able to relocate to another habitable planet in the other half of their binary star system very early on. Unlike Grayson the current population is solidly atheist and rather bitter about their ancestors' fanaticism. The Haven-controlled world of Prague was settled by white-supremacists who were out to create an Aryan paradise, but only ended up with a dirt-poor backwater planet known best for the natural good looks of its prostitutes. Thandi Palane's homeworld was settled by black-supremacists who, due to an unintnetional side effect of genetic engineering, ended up with descendants who were practically albino. [[CaptainObvious Weber also likes having ironic things happen to this type of colony.]]
4th Dec '16 10:34:37 AM Zwazo57
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* ''Literature/{{Refugees}}'': The characters live on a compound and engage in Communion, a religious meditation in which they travel to distant places. They also hold ceremonies and Big Sings. No one is allowed to question the Benefactors.


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In ''Literature/{{Refugees}}
27th Nov '16 8:59:10 PM Demonata1-04
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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 the 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 the stained-glass window shows the GodEmperor's God Emperor's eyes in the wrong color.color. In fact they're willing to let quite a lot go, do you want to worship the Emperor in the belief that he was a simple farmer before being the Emperor, go ahead. Do you believe that the stars are the Emperors eyes and that he is always watching you, that's fine to. Both of those are canon examples, the big point is that it is clearly the Emperor you worship and not chaos or something else.
27th Nov '16 1:56:20 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'': The New London Fringe contains several, as the central government's general approach to annoying political and religious groups is to encourage them to go someplace else. The third book ''HMS Nightingale'' deals with two such planets in particular:
** Man's Fall is composed of neo-Luddites who eschew any technology more advanced than gunpowder firearms (they're also pacifists who only keep guns for hunting and dealing with livestock predators), only maintaining a bare minimum spaceport[[note]]a single shuttle landing pad out in the middle of nowhere[[/note]] because, like all New London planets, they're required by Crown law to resupply Royal Navy warships (for payment) or else the Navy will withdraw its protection. They justify this with a religious belief that darkspace is in fact heaven and therefore forbidden to mortals.
** Al Jadiq is ruled by what amounts to Wahhabi Muslims. They have been known to kidnap and behead spacers for chatting up their women, and their leaders initially refuse to even acknowledge Alexis. She eventually retaliates by threatening at gunpoint to declare them to be in rebellion against the Crown unless they release two of her crew they've imprisoned. Also, the conflict of the book is set off by the Al Jadiqis insisting on trying to trade with the Man's Fallers against their wishes.
22nd Nov '16 6:11:19 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' (better known as the ''Dorsai'' books) the dawn of space colonization causes humanity to separate along philosphical lines (Faithholders, Warriors, Rationalists, Mystics, etc.)

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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' (better known as the ''Dorsai'' books) ''Literature/ChildeCycle'', the dawn of space colonization causes humanity to separate along philosphical lines (Faithholders, Warriors, Rationalists, Mystics, etc.)
4th Oct '16 5:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EveOnline'', the Amarr Empire is descended from a colony established by a fringe Catholic sect called the Conformists. Later on, the [[ReligionOfEvil Blood Raiders]] flee the Amarr empire and into deep space in order to practice their religion in relative peace.

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* In ''EveOnline'', ''VideoGame/EveOnline'', the Amarr Empire is descended from a colony established by a fringe Catholic sect called the Conformists. Later on, the [[ReligionOfEvil Blood Raiders]] flee the Amarr empire and into deep space in order to practice their religion in relative peace.
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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