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31st May '17 8:17:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheWheelOfTime'', arguably. See "subversions" below.

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* ''TheWheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', arguably. See "subversions" below.



* ''TheWheelOfTime'', like ''StarWars'', has one single monolithic belief system for the whole world - but it's dualistic, and the darker side has many adherents, and they're the antagonists. Well, the main antagonists. So that darker side might be considered a schismatic completely separate religion or a part of the same religion with different ways of observing it.

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* ''TheWheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', like ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', has one single monolithic belief system for the whole world - but it's dualistic, and the darker side has many adherents, and they're the antagonists. Well, the main antagonists. So that darker side might be considered a schismatic completely separate religion or a part of the same religion with different ways of observing it.
16th May '17 2:39:03 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', nature worship with MotherNature as the patron deity of sorts is the religion most Smurfs worship, with Christianity and the religion of the Psyches being minority religions.
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15th May '17 10:45:26 PM Fireblood
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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.

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* While ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' has one religion -basically a [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic-like Christianism]] Christianity]] mixed with some Old Testament, that turns around a CrystalDragonJesus- that is by far the most extended in human lands, with its church undoubtely undoubtedly 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 Christianity but all of them are contained within the same church... for now.



** As typical of Robert Jordan, every side also has different factions: for example, the Children of Light and the Aes Sedai both worship the Light and the Creator, but have a very different view of the One Power... Masema's followers also behave like a fanatical cult, putting Rand on the same level as the Creator. Plus he's legitimately TheChosenOne (reincarnated from the previous guy).

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** As typical of Robert Jordan, every side also has different factions: for example, the Children of Light and the Aes Sedai both worship the Light and the Creator, but have a very different view of the One Power... Masema's followers also behave like a fanatical cult, putting Rand on the same level as the Creator. Plus he's legitimately TheChosenOne (reincarnated from the previous guy). guy), but many other false claimants arose, making a lot of people skeptical that he's for real.



* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': Let's see, we've got the formerly SpaceAmish Church of Humanity Unchained, with its own internal factions, and its extremist splinter The Faithful, the Methodist-descended Third Stellars(which has practically every congregation (Or even every person) being their own faction), along with a 2nd Reformation Catholic Church, a new Judaism faction, and passing mentions of most other current major religions.

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': Let's see, we've got the formerly SpaceAmish Church of Humanity Unchained, with its own internal factions, and its extremist splinter The Faithful, the Methodist-descended Third Stellars(which Stellars (which has practically every congregation (Or congregation-or even every person) being person-being their own faction), along with a 2nd Reformation Catholic Church, a new Judaism faction, and passing mentions of most other current major religions.
15th May '17 10:38:57 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', even though TheChurch gets all the attention

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* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', even though TheChurch gets all the attentionattention.



* ''StarWars'' (Jedi vs. Sith at the very least. The ExpandedUniverse features enough "alternative" religions to make the franchise an aversion, but we're ignoring those for the moment.)

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* ''StarWars'' (Jedi vs. Sith at the very least. The ExpandedUniverse features enough "alternative" religions to make the franchise an aversion, but we're ignoring those for the moment.) A number of other Force sects exist as well).



* ''TheWheelOfTime'', like ''StarWars'', has one single monolithic belief system for the whole world - but it's dualistic, and the darker side has a few adherents here and there, and they're the antagonists. Well, the main antagonists. So that darker side might be considered a schismatic completely separate religion or a part of the same religion with different ways of observing it.
** As typical of Robert Jordan, every side also has different factions: for example, the Children of Light and the Aes Sedai both worship the Light and the Creator, but have a very different view of the One Power... Masema's followers also behave like a fanatical cult, putting Rand on the same level as the Creator.

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* ''TheWheelOfTime'', like ''StarWars'', has one single monolithic belief system for the whole world - but it's dualistic, and the darker side has a few adherents here and there, many adherents, and they're the antagonists. Well, the main antagonists. So that darker side might be considered a schismatic completely separate religion or a part of the same religion with different ways of observing it.
** As typical of Robert Jordan, every side also has different factions: for example, the Children of Light and the Aes Sedai both worship the Light and the Creator, but have a very different view of the One Power... Masema's followers also behave like a fanatical cult, putting Rand on the same level as the Creator. Plus he's legitimately TheChosenOne (reincarnated from the previous guy).
15th May '17 10:33:03 PM Fireblood
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** The [[TheChurch Seven Faced God]], also called the new gods, in the rest of mainland Westeros. The seven avatars of the god are the Father, the Mother, the Warrior, the Maiden, the Smith, the Crone and the Stranger. Its loosely based on the Medieval Roman Catholic Church.

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** The [[TheChurch Seven Faced God]], also called the new gods, in the rest of mainland Westeros. The seven avatars of the god are the Father, the Mother, the Warrior, the Maiden, the Smith, the Crone and the Stranger. Its It's loosely based on the Medieval Roman Catholic Church.



** [[CrystalDragonJesus R'hllor]], also called the Lord of Light, is popular in Essos but only has few followers in Westeros (House Baratheon of Dragonstone and the Brotherhood without Banners). R'hllor demands HumanSacrifice and (apparently) gives his priests/priestesses various powers. His ArchEnemy is the Great Other.

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** [[CrystalDragonJesus R'hllor]], also called the Lord of Light, is popular in Essos but only has a few followers in Westeros (House Baratheon of Dragonstone and the Brotherhood without Banners). R'hllor demands HumanSacrifice and (apparently) gives his priests/priestesses various powers. His ArchEnemy is the Great Other.



* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', at least in the original book

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* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', at least in the original bookbook.



* Ender's Saga where matters of ensuring freedom of religion are plot-significant at some point.

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* Ender's Saga Saga, where matters of ensuring freedom of religion are plot-significant at some point.
9th Mar '17 12:23:45 PM BeerBaron
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** Averted in general with the primary religion of most of Tamriel, the religion of the 8 (or 9) Divines, sometimes referred to as the Imperial Cult. It was a compromise religion created by the Alessia, the first empress of Cyrodiil, to appease the different races with different religious beliefs who made up her empire. While the main sect of the religion is based out of the Imperial City in Cyrodiil and is fairly uniform, there are other versions of it in different provinces. For example, the Altmer still refer to Akatosh by his Aldmeri name of Auriel, and have some very different belief about the motive for the creation of the universe. Further, many Nords still refer to the Divines by their ancient Nord names and still hold Shor (aka Lorkhan) as their top god even if the official version of the religion leaves him out.

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** Averted in general with the primary religion of most of Tamriel, the religion of the 8 (or 9) Divines, sometimes referred to as the Imperial Cult. It was a compromise religion created by the Alessia, the first empress of Cyrodiil, to appease the different races with different religious beliefs who made up her empire. While the main sect of the religion is based out of the Imperial City in Cyrodiil and is fairly uniform, there are other versions of it in different provinces. For example, the Altmer still refer to Akatosh by his Aldmeri name of Auriel, and have some very different belief beliefs about the motive for the creation of the universe. Further, many Nords still refer to the Divines by their ancient Nord names and still hold Shor (aka Lorkhan) as their top god even if the official version of the religion leaves him out.


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** The Skaal of Solstheim add another to the mix, with their worship of the "All Maker."
** While some Argonians may convert to the religion of the Divines, their species as a whole tends to worship the Hist, a race of sentient trees native to their Black Marsh homeland.
** The Dark Brotherhood worships Sithis, also known as the "Void" or the primal "[[MindScrew Is Not]]".
9th Mar '17 12:20:54 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has the Imperial Cult, the Dunmer Tribunal, the native Ashlander religion, and the Dagoth Ur ReligionOfEvil.
** However, every culture in the game has basically the same creation myth. [[TheRashomon They just interpret it differently]].
** The Ordinators random bark of "Three gods, one true faith" has nothing to do with this trope.
** In other games, it's somewhat closer to Single Religions With Internal Factions -- the Imperial Cult's counterpart(s) is dominant (though there are other cults around -- some important to the plot -- and even more supposed to be around according to the lore even if they're missing from the games themselves), but there is a greater separation between followers of the individual gods of the Nine/Eight.


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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' plays with it in a number of ways depending on the instance.
** Averted in general with the primary religion of most of Tamriel, the religion of the 8 (or 9) Divines, sometimes referred to as the Imperial Cult. It was a compromise religion created by the Alessia, the first empress of Cyrodiil, to appease the different races with different religious beliefs who made up her empire. While the main sect of the religion is based out of the Imperial City in Cyrodiil and is fairly uniform, there are other versions of it in different provinces. For example, the Altmer still refer to Akatosh by his Aldmeri name of Auriel, and have some very different belief about the motive for the creation of the universe. Further, many Nords still refer to the Divines by their ancient Nord names and still hold Shor (aka Lorkhan) as their top god even if the official version of the religion leaves him out.
** That said, every single religion on Tamriel shares a number of consistent elements in their creation stories. It's usually their interpretation of the ''[[TheRashomon motives]]'' of the gods involved that differ.
** For some 4000 years, the Dunmer of Morrowind instead worshiped a trio of [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] known as the Tribunal, or ALMSIVI, made up of Vivec, Almalexia, and Sotha Sil. The Tribunal Temple was founded which worships them. The friction between the Temple and the Imperial Cult is felt in the main quest of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. Then Subverted ''within'' the Tribunal Temple. While they present themselves in this fashion and attempt to suppress all dissent, the Dissident Priests and Nerevarine Cult have split off from the mainstream Tribunal worship. When talking to Vivec, he'll reveal that the Temple isn't entirely right, and that the others aren't completely wrong.
** Also Averted when the Dunmer [[NobleSavage Ashlanders]] are considered. They practice ancestor worship (which is still part of Tribunal Temple doctrine, though to a lesser extent,) and also, to a degree, worship (or at least respect) the Daedra. (Particularly Azura, Boethia, Mephala, Sheogorath, Molag Bal, Mehrunes Dagon, and Malacath.) Again, the Daedra are acknowledged by the Tribunal Temple, but are considered subservient to the Tribunal.
** Speaking of the Daedra, they are worshiped (usually individually) by many in Tamriel as an alternative to the Aedric Divines.
31st Dec '16 8:30:31 AM MiddleEighth
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*Played with hard in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached.'' When the four first arrive in Ketafa and talk to Stal, they learn that Ketafa had been settled hundreds of years ago by people fleeing the gods, but that recently the conquering Idris “brought the gods back.” However, Stal is in despair both that the religion is very likely fake and that the people took to it so readily. When the four get sent across the ocean to Baravada, they find that ''real'' gods (the Dalns gods) are present there, and that the Ketafan religion merely incorporated their names among many others... but that the Baravadans have no idea what the words “religion” and “worship” mean, and treat the gods pretty much like employers. Moreover, the Dalns gods are prevented from doing anything in Ketafa because of a curse on that continent. Things get even more complicated when, much later in the book, the four travel to the GhostCity of Ehndris and glimpse crumbling temples and statues which are clearly part of some other, lost religion.
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12th Nov '16 8:21:19 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington''
** Let's see, we've got the formerly SpaceAmish Church of Humanity Unchained, with its own internal factions, and its extremist splinter The Faithful, the Methodist-descended Third Stellars(which has practically every congregation (Or even every person) being their own faction), along with a 2nd Reformation Catholic Church, a new Judaism faction, and passing mentions of most other current major religions.

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington''
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''Literature/HonorHarrington'': Let's see, we've got the formerly SpaceAmish Church of Humanity Unchained, with its own internal factions, and its extremist splinter The Faithful, the Methodist-descended Third Stellars(which has practically every congregation (Or even every person) being their own faction), along with a 2nd Reformation Catholic Church, a new Judaism faction, and passing mentions of most other current major religions.religions.
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': There are numerous religions worshiping the Heralds of the Almighty. Many see them as gods, or see one as a god while all the others are angels, and so on. The audience knows that the Vorin religion is closest to the truth, but they get a number of things wrong--most notably, they are completely unaware of the fact that [[TheOathbreaker the Heralds gave up their oaths]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere because they were so tired of the endless fighting]].
28th Oct '16 12:33:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': There are so many gods worshiped in many parts of the world, that there's [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireDeitiesAndReligions a character subpage]] for religion alone. The following religions are most prominently featured and have had major impacts on the plot:

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': There are so many gods worshiped in many parts of the world, that there's [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireDeitiesAndReligions a character subpage]] for religion alone. The following religions are most prominently featured and have had major impacts on the plot:



* ''HisDarkMaterials'', even though TheChurch gets all the attention

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* ''HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', even though TheChurch gets all the attention



* In the LeftBehind series during the Tribulation, there's the pantheistic mishmash of all world religions called Enigma Babylon One World Faith as the official one-world religion, but there's also Christianity (as defined by the books' authors and the Tribulation Force characters), Judaism, and Islam (which in the book series ends up being a minority religion), which all become illegal to practice even when Enigma Babylon is replaced by the Luciferian-type state religion of Carpathianism around the midway point of the Tribulation. In the Millennial Kingdom, Christianity becomes the official one-world religion, though dissidents are permitted to practice the beliefs of the Other Light despite the fact that (1) it's totally in error when it comes to believing Satan is going to defeat God and Jesus by the end of the Millennium and (2) [[DeathsHourglass those who remain unbelievers in God and Jesus Christ by the time they reach 100 will instantly die and go to Hell]].
* The ''{{Belgariad}}'' has one for every culture. At the end of the series, however, it's stated that [[spoiler:Eriond]] will eventually be the one god of the world, while the other gods move on to start life on other planets.

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* In the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind series during the Tribulation, there's the pantheistic mishmash of all world religions called Enigma Babylon One World Faith as the official one-world religion, but there's also Christianity (as defined by the books' authors and the Tribulation Force characters), Judaism, and Islam (which in the book series ends up being a minority religion), which all become illegal to practice even when Enigma Babylon is replaced by the Luciferian-type state religion of Carpathianism around the midway point of the Tribulation. In the Millennial Kingdom, Christianity becomes the official one-world religion, though dissidents are permitted to practice the beliefs of the Other Light despite the fact that (1) it's totally in error when it comes to believing Satan is going to defeat God and Jesus by the end of the Millennium and (2) [[DeathsHourglass those who remain unbelievers in God and Jesus Christ by the time they reach 100 will instantly die and go to Hell]].
* The ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' has one for every culture. At the end of the series, however, it's stated that [[spoiler:Eriond]] will eventually be the one god of the world, while the other gods move on to start life on other planets.
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