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21st Jan '18 2:24:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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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.

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* In all ''{{VideoGame/Tropico}} ''{{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.
25th Aug '17 1:12:18 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': While the Immaculate Order would certainly love to be the OneTrueFaith, the plain fact of the matter is that human nature and the cosmology of the setting works against it. As it is, they only really have this status on the Blessed Isle, and only there because they ruthlessly suppress any hints of non-Immaculate leanings.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': While the Immaculate Order would certainly love to be the OneTrueFaith, the plain fact of the matter is that human nature and the cosmology of the setting works against it. As it is, they only really have this status on the Blessed Isle, and only there because they ruthlessly suppress any hints of non-Immaculate leanings.
21st Aug '17 6:26:40 AM SteveMB
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** 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.]]

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** 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 [[UnwantedFalseFaith frustrates him to no end]]. Eventually, he learns to take it in stride.]]
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]]".
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