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18th Sep '16 7:39:04 PM karstovich2
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': In the episode "The Parliment of Dreams" during a cultural exchange week each of the alien races put on some kind of demonstration of their religion. Every alien species only has one religion, but what will the Earth do? Finally it's Earth's turn.
-->'''Cmdr. Sinclair:''' ''shaking hands or bowing or giving the appropriate gesture'' This is Mr. Harris. He's an atheist. Father Cresanti, a Roman Catholic. Mr. Hayakawa, a Zen Buddhist. Mr. Rashid, a Moslem. Mr. Rosenthal, an Orthodox Jew. Running Elk, of the Oglala Sioux faith. Father Papapoulous, a Greek Orthodox. Ogigi-ko, of the Ebo tribe. Machukiak, y Yupik Eskimo. Sawa, of the Jivaro tribe. Isnakuma, a Bantu. Ms. Chang, a Taoist. Mr. Blacksmith, an aborigine. Ms. Yamamoto, a Shinto. Ms. Naijo, a Maori. Mr. Gold, a Hindu. Ms.... ''FadeToBlack''

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': ''Series/BabylonFive'':
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In the first-season episode "The Parliment Parliament of Dreams" during a cultural exchange week each of the alien races put on some kind of demonstration of their religion. Every alien species only has one religion, but what will the Earth do? Finally it's Earth's turn.
-->'''Cmdr.--->'''Cmdr. Sinclair:''' ''shaking hands or bowing or giving the appropriate gesture'' This is Mr. Harris. He's an atheist. Father Cresanti, a Roman Catholic. Mr. Hayakawa, a Zen Buddhist. Mr. Rashid, a Moslem. Mr. Rosenthal, an Orthodox Jew. Running Elk, of the Oglala Sioux faith. Father Papapoulous, a Greek Orthodox. Ogigi-ko, of the Ebo tribe. Machukiak, y Yupik Eskimo. Sawa, of the Jivaro tribe. Isnakuma, a Bantu. Ms. Chang, a Taoist. Mr. Blacksmith, an aborigine. Ms. Yamamoto, a Shinto. Ms. Naijo, a Maori. Mr. Gold, a Hindu. Ms.... ''FadeToBlack''''FadeToBlack''
** That being said, humans aren't the only species to have more than one religion. The Narn in particular are noted to have a number of different faiths, each with their own beliefs and practices, each of which is named for the religion's founder/prophet and has a scripture named "The Book of [Founder's name]." G'Kar, for instance, is a devotee of the faith of G'Quan. In later episodes, [[spoiler:G'Kar himself becomes a "prophet" after he has a spiritual awakening while imprisoned in the B5 brig and decides to write his memoirs/explication of his transformation. He doesn't mean to become a prophet, but eventually Narns begin to follow him, which at first [[StopWorshipingMe frustrates him to no end]]. Eventually, he learns to take it in stride.]]
17th Aug '16 1:52:27 PM BattleMaster
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* In Creator/[[AlanDeanFoster]]'s Humanix Commonwealth setting, there's only one major human and thranx religion- the Church, which is presented as being something of a mishmash of different belief systems. Other species, like [[ScaryDogmaticAliens AAnn]] have their own religions, and Flinx even manages to accidentally trigger the creation of a new cult on a pre-industrial world that he illegally visits.

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* In Creator/[[AlanDeanFoster]]'s Humanix Commonwealth setting, the ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'', there's only one major human and thranx Thranx religion- the Church, which is presented as being something of a mishmash of different belief systems. systems with more of a focus on charity and helping those in need than specific doctrines. Other species, like the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens AAnn]] have their own religions, and Flinx even manages to accidentally trigger the creation of a new cult on a pre-industrial world that he illegally visits.
17th Aug '16 1:48:24 PM BattleMaster
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* In Creator/[[AlanDeanFoster]]'s Humanix Commonwealth setting, there's only one major human and thranx religion- the Church, which is presented as being something of a mishmash of different belief systems. Other species, like [[ScaryDogmaticAliens AAnn]] have their own religions, and Flinx even manages to accidentally trigger the creation of a new cult on a pre-industrial world that he illegally visits.
17th Aug '16 1:35:25 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' takes place in the future, where humanity has not OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions--the main religions of today still exist in the future, albeit at a lesser extent. (Most notably, party member Ashley is religious; while she never states ''what'' religion specifically she belongs to, it's generally assumed that she's Christian.) The discovery of Prothean ruins on Mars led to a few new human religions starting up. The alien species also have some diversity among their religions; the asari have both monotheistic Goddess (Athame) worship and a pantheistic religion called "siari". While the latter is more widespread, many asari still invoke the Goddess in casual conversation ([[OhMyGods By the Goddess!]]), similar to how atheists will say "oh my God" despite obviously not believing in Him. The drell have a traditional polytheistic religion, but the Thane notes that many young drell are turning away from it, and the Codex says that siari is becoming popular among the drell. Aliens are also adopting alien religions; the codex notes that Confucianism and Zen Buddhism are fairly popular among the turians, and a Cerberus Daily News story mentions businesses which provide dextro-amino kosher food for turians and quarians who have converted to Judaism.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' takes place in the future, where humanity has not OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions--the main religions of today still exist in the future, albeit at a lesser extent. (Most notably, party member Ashley is religious; while she never states ''what'' religion specifically she belongs to, it's generally assumed that she's Christian.) The discovery of Prothean ruins on Mars led to a few new human religions starting up. The alien species also have some diversity among their religions; the asari have both monotheistic Goddess (Athame) worship and a pantheistic religion called "siari". While the latter is more widespread, many asari still invoke the Goddess in casual conversation ([[OhMyGods By the Goddess!]]), similar to how atheists will say "oh my God" despite obviously not believing in Him.one. The drell have a traditional polytheistic religion, but the Thane notes that many young drell are turning away from it, and the Codex says that siari is becoming popular among the drell. The hanar worship the Protheans to the point where it (and being extremely polite {{GrammarNazi}}s) is their [[PlanetofHats hat]]. Aliens are also adopting alien religions; the codex notes that Confucianism and Zen Buddhism are fairly popular among the turians, and a Cerberus Daily News story mentions businesses which provide dextro-amino kosher food for turians and quarians who have converted to Judaism.
12th Aug '16 1:23:09 AM PaulA
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* LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/{{Chalion}} universe has two closely related religions who are bitter rivals, since they disagree about whether one of the five gods is, or isn't, TheDevil.

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* LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/{{Chalion}} universe has two closely related religions who are bitter rivals, since they disagree about whether one of the five gods is, or isn't, TheDevil.
15th Jul '16 5:08:51 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* While ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' has one religion -basically a [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic-like Christianism]] mixed with some Old Testament, that turns around a CrystalDragonJesus- that is by far the most extended in human lands, with its church undoubtely the most (visible and human) powerful organization of the setting, many other cults are present albeit much less extended. It's stated also that there're branches in the game's christianism but all of them are contained within the same church... for now.
12th Feb '16 11:08:31 AM FringeBenefits
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* ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'': The [[PettingZooPeople eight sentient species']] cultures all originated from worship of the same three Gods, but each species developed a different set of beliefs over time.
2nd Sep '15 12:16:00 PM Koveras
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': more than one religion overall, but you only get one religion per race - there is no sense that any particular person could ever be a different religion from the one they are. The human religion, that of The Maker and the Prophet Andraste has some subdivisions, but these are clearly marked as 'real religion' and 'evil cult' so don't really represent religious diversity. The narrative itself (and the Warden, if you choose) can be read as having a subtle athiestic bias.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': more More than one religion overall, but you only get one religion per race - there race--there is no sense that any particular person could ever be a different religion from the one they are. The human religion, that of The Maker and the Prophet Andraste has some subdivisions, but these are clearly marked as 'real religion' and 'evil cult' so don't really represent religious diversity. The narrative itself (and the Warden, if you choose) can be read as having a subtle athiestic atheistic bias.



** It's interesting to note that, apparently as a result of being raised on the surface by exiled nobles from Orzammar, Varric Tethras is ostensibly non-religious, but frequently will invoke both the Dwarven Ancestors ''and'' Andraste's name. It is confirmed in DragonAgeInquisition that Varric is in fact Andrastian, although he doesn't often bring up the fact that he sincerely believes.

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** It's interesting to note that, apparently as a result of being raised on the surface by exiled nobles from Orzammar, Varric Tethras is ostensibly non-religious, but frequently will invoke both the Dwarven Ancestors ''and'' Andraste's name. It is confirmed in DragonAgeInquisition ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' that Varric is in fact Andrastian, although he doesn't often bring up the fact that he sincerely believes.



* In "Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda", the Triforce seems to be used universally and everyone seems to adhere to the same legends, yet each race is mainly seen worshipping deities separate from the Golden Goddesses - usually protector spirits like Jabu-Jabu or Valoo, but other ones as well, like the Ocean King or Hylia or the Desert Colossus. It's possible these all form a unified pantheon hierarchy, but that's never been made explicit.

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* In "Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda", ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the Triforce seems to be used universally and everyone seems to adhere to the same legends, yet each race is mainly seen worshipping deities separate from the Golden Goddesses - usually protector spirits like Jabu-Jabu or Valoo, but other ones as well, like the Ocean King or Hylia or the Desert Colossus. It's possible these all form a unified pantheon hierarchy, but that's never been made explicit.
22nd Aug '15 2:03:45 PM Divra
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* In all ''{{VideoGame/Tropico}} games except Tropico 2, the only religion is the Catholic Church. This is justified since the games are set on Spanish-speaking islands in the Caribbean, which are very much Catholic country.
17th Jul '15 12:59:35 AM ZodiacSheep
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** It's interesting to note that, apparently as a result of being raised on the surface by exiled nobles from Orzammar, Varric Tethras is ostensibly non-religious, but frequently will invoke both the Dwarven Ancestors ''and'' Andraste's name.

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** It's interesting to note that, apparently as a result of being raised on the surface by exiled nobles from Orzammar, Varric Tethras is ostensibly non-religious, but frequently will invoke both the Dwarven Ancestors ''and'' Andraste's name. It is confirmed in DragonAgeInquisition that Varric is in fact Andrastian, although he doesn't often bring up the fact that he sincerely believes.
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