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29th Sep '16 12:39:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Force]], once described by Mark Hamill as "Religion's Greatest Hits!" The religion of the Force has strong elements of Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Daoism and a bunch of other mystical traditions, with Christian symbology (the Jedi are [[KnightInShiningArmour Knights In Brown Robes]] and not for nothing is the hero named [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Luke]]).

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* [[Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Force]], Force, once described by Mark Hamill as "Religion's Greatest Hits!" The religion of the Force has strong elements of Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Daoism and a bunch of other mystical traditions, with Christian symbology (the Jedi are [[KnightInShiningArmour Knights In Brown Robes]] and not for nothing is the hero named [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Luke]]).
28th Sep '16 10:36:11 PM rmctagg09
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This is when a constructed fictional or real world religion is clearly a mix of any number of real-world religions. An author will often use this by combining various interesting bits of existing religions, belief systems, and philosophies, and changing the names and places to make the new religion fictional. [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] knows this process as it happens in RealLife as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism syncretism]].

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This is when a constructed fictional or real world religion is clearly a mix of any number of real-world religions. An author will often use this by combining various interesting bits of existing religions, belief systems, and philosophies, and changing the names and places to make the new religion fictional. [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] knows this process as it happens in RealLife as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism syncretism]].
28th Sep '16 10:21:41 PM rmctagg09
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This is when a constructed fictional religion is clearly a mix of any number of real-world religions. An author will often use this by combining various interesting bits of existing religions, belief systems, and philosophies, and changing the names and places to make the new religion fictional. [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] knows this process as it happens in RealLife as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism syncretism]].

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This is when a constructed fictional or real world religion is clearly a mix of any number of real-world religions. An author will often use this by combining various interesting bits of existing religions, belief systems, and philosophies, and changing the names and places to make the new religion fictional. [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] knows this process as it happens in RealLife as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism syncretism]].
6th Sep '16 2:36:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Literature/{{Videssos}}'' books, being chockablock with {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s, have lots of these. The religion of Videssos proper (the fantasy analogue of the ByzantineEmpire) looks a lot like UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity (with bishops, monks, ecumenical councils, schisms over variations in the Creed), but the dualistic belief system is much more like Zoroastrianism (two powerful gods, one good and one evil, at war). There are heresies with variant understandings of the war (Videssians believe the good god is sure to win, Khatrishers believe the two gods are perfectly balanced, Namdaleni believe the gods are balanced but you ought to ''act'' as if you're sure the good god will win). The main other empire starts out as practically-Muslim (with belief in a single God and four supreme Prophets), but ends up being dominated by a diabolist religion that worships the evil Videssian god.

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* The ''Literature/{{Videssos}}'' books, being chockablock with {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s, have lots of these. The religion of Videssos proper (the fantasy analogue of the ByzantineEmpire) UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire) looks a lot like UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity (with bishops, monks, ecumenical councils, schisms over variations in the Creed), but the dualistic belief system is much more like Zoroastrianism (two powerful gods, one good and one evil, at war). There are heresies with variant understandings of the war (Videssians believe the good god is sure to win, Khatrishers believe the two gods are perfectly balanced, Namdaleni believe the gods are balanced but you ought to ''act'' as if you're sure the good god will win). The main other empire starts out as practically-Muslim (with belief in a single God and four supreme Prophets), but ends up being dominated by a diabolist religion that worships the evil Videssian god.
16th Aug '16 7:50:13 AM Kamjay
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** This trope is probably also why Turkic-speaking Muslims tend to use the word "Tengri" (which is really just a generic term for god, like the Greek Deus, or the Nordic tyr) along with the preferred Arabic "Allah" to refer to God.

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** This trope is probably also why Turkic-speaking Muslims tend to use the word "Tengri" (which is really just a generic term for god, like the Greek Deus, Theos, the Latin Deus or the Nordic tyr) along with the preferred Arabic "Allah" to refer to God.
30th Jul '16 12:52:04 PM nombretomado
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* The Church of God Awaiting in DavidWeber's {{Literature/Safehold}} series is an InUniverse example. It is a mash-up of real religions that was created for the purpose of putting ultimate power in the church's hands and [[MedievalStasis precluding the possibility of technological advancement]].

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* The Church of God Awaiting in DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's {{Literature/Safehold}} series is an InUniverse example. It is a mash-up of real religions that was created for the purpose of putting ultimate power in the church's hands and [[MedievalStasis precluding the possibility of technological advancement]].
15th Jun '16 12:27:08 PM zarpaulus
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** Mexico's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead Día de Muertos]] combines the Catholic All Saint's Day with an Aztec festival.
15th Jun '16 10:54:34 AM StarSword
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** This trope is probably also why Turkic-speaking Muslims tend to use the word "Tengri" (which is really just a generic term for god, like the Greek Deus, or the Nordic tyr) along with the prefferred Arabic "Allah" to refer to God.

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** This trope is probably also why Turkic-speaking Muslims tend to use the word "Tengri" (which is really just a generic term for god, like the Greek Deus, or the Nordic tyr) along with the prefferred preferred Arabic "Allah" to refer to God.God.
* The conversions of many formerly pagan areas to Christianity resulted in a lot of this.
** South American Catholics often practice what were originally Inca religious festivals. For example, the parades with the statues of the Holy Family and major saints were originally done with the mummies of Inca kings.
** What little we know of Slavic pagan beliefs comes mostly from extrapolation backwards from records of Slavic/Christian syncretism. The Slavs seem to have initially taken Christianity as simply an ''afterlife'', while still paying obeisance to pagan spirits in day-to-day life.
** Several Afro-Caribbean faiths such as Santeria mix Catholicism with the native religions of imported African slaves (Yoruba in the case of Santeria).
8th Jun '16 11:29:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/PeterFHamilton's [[TheNightsDawnTrilogy Confederation Universe]] has more a case of in''tra'' faith smoothies, with the various factions of Christianity and Islam reconciling their differnces and each forming a single religion.

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* Creator/PeterFHamilton's [[TheNightsDawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy Confederation Universe]] has more a case of in''tra'' faith smoothies, with the various factions of Christianity and Islam reconciling their differnces and each forming a single religion.



* ''StrangerInAStrangeLand'' has Valentine Michael Smith form a union of every single religion called "The Church of All Worlds," which eventually inspired a real religious community of the same name.

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* ''StrangerInAStrangeLand'' ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' has Valentine Michael Smith form a union of every single religion called "The Church of All Worlds," which eventually inspired a real religious community of the same name.
6th Jun '16 5:49:18 PM Fireblood
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* TheFilmOfTheBook ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' blends Eastern mystical concepts of reincarnation with Judeo-Christian concepts of monotheism, heaven and hell, as well as an EpiphanicPrison for those that commit suicide. Dogs go to heaven, too.
* ''Film/PitchBlack'' has 'Chrislam' pilgrims heading for the planet of New Mecca.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' blends Eastern mystical concepts of reincarnation with Judeo-Christian concepts of monotheism, heaven and hell, hell,[[note]]Although religions like Buddhism ''also'' have heavens/hells that one can be reincarnated into as reward/punishment.[[/note]] as well as an EpiphanicPrison for those that commit suicide. Dogs go to heaven, too.
* ''Film/PitchBlack'' has 'Chrislam' (which is a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrislam real thing]]) pilgrims heading for the planet of New Mecca.
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