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* Edmund Mc Millen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons]]. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund Mc Millen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons Dungeons and Dragons]]. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund McMillen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons''. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund McMillen, Mc Millen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons''.[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons]]. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund McMillen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to ''TabletopGame/Dungeonsand Dragons''. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund McMillen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to ''TabletopGame/Dungeonsand ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons''. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund McMillen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons''. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund McMillen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd ''TabletopGame/Dungeonsand Dragons''. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Edmund McMillen, the creator of ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', was raised around Catholics and once compared the faith to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAnd Dragons''. He cites Catholicism's morbid and violent imagery as influential on Isaac's development. In the game, there are many homages to Catholic teaching, such as the Seven Deadly Sins Isaac must defeat, the Rosary, the Bible, and even the Wafer.
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* Jeremy Irons, who coincidentally played Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) on [[Series/TheBorgias]] is by no means practicing, [[http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/interviews/a21937/jeremy-irons-the-borgias/ but does cite his local parish]] as somewhat of an influence in his philosophy on caring for others.
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* Jeremy Irons, who coincidentally played the rutheless Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) on [[Series/TheBorgias]] ''Series/TheBorgias'' is by no means practicing, [[http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/interviews/a21937/jeremy-irons-the-borgias/ but does cite his local parish]] as somewhat of an influence in his philosophy on caring for others.
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Yet this trope is by no means unique to Catholicism. There are Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, LDS, Jehovah's Witness, Jewish, and even Pentecostal and Baptist equivalents of this trope.


*ComicBook/{{BlackWidow}} (aka Natalia Romanova) was raised Russian Orthodox. However, she is by no means practicing.

* ComicBook/ThePunisher was raised Catholic and even (briefly) considered going into the seminary when he was still a teenager, but had major issues with the business of forgiving sinners. Of course, as shown in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the MAX imprint]] story "The Tyger", he'd seen horrible crimes even in his childhood. Particularly in stories written by Garth Ennis, he is shown as fully aware that his violent war on crime has damned him to Hell and there is no hope for forgiveness, he ''just doesn't care.'' He's gone light-years beyond even Non-Practicing Catholic. Frank also shows a strong streak of Raging Against The Heavens, particularly when he sees young children or women being victimized. Frank: "There are times when I'd like to get my hands on God."
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher was raised Catholic and even (briefly) considered going into the seminary when he was still a teenager, but had major issues with the business of forgiving sinners. Of course, as shown in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the MAX imprint]] story "The Tyger", he'd seen horrible crimes even in his childhood. Particularly in stories written by Garth Ennis, he is shown as fully aware that his violent war on crime has damned ***ed him to Hell and there is no hope for forgiveness, he ''just doesn't care.'' He's gone light-years beyond even Non-Practicing Catholic. Frank also shows a strong streak of Raging Against The Heavens, particularly when he sees young children or women being victimized. Frank: "There are times when I'd like to get my hands on God."

* In "Film/SisterAct" Delores' first scene is her making a joke about the Apostles and the Beatles, and then being told my a nun she'll never succeed. Cue a shit-eating grin, and a flash forward to Whoopi Goldberg, a grown up Delores, who's a lounge singer. Of course, by the end of the film, Maggie Smith saves her soul.
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* In "Film/SisterAct" Delores' first scene is her making a joke about the Apostles and the Beatles, and then being told my a nun she'll never succeed. Cue a shit-eating ***-eating grin, and a flash forward to Whoopi Goldberg, a grown up Delores, who's a lounge singer. Of course, by the end of the film, Maggie Smith saves her soul.

* A Spanish joke has a Jehova witness knock on the door of an atheist. After a while of give and take, the atheist gets fed up and says: "Look, I don't believe in the Roman Catholic Church, which as we all know is the only one, true and holy, and you expect me to believe in yours?"
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* A Spanish joke has a Jehova witness Jehovah's Witness knock on the door of an atheist. After a while of give and take, the atheist gets fed up and says: "Look, I don't believe in the Roman Catholic Church, which as we all know is the only one, true and holy, and you expect me to believe in yours?"

* Dick Wolf loved this and pretty much hit every area of the spectrum. [[Series/LawAndOrder Ben Stone]], Rey Curtis, [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Elliot Stabler]] and Stabler's replacement Nick Amaro fall on the "devout" side (with Curtis probably being the strongest adherent), while Jack [=McCoy=] and [[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Bobby Goren]] fall on the "lapsed" end. Mike Logan would be the most extreme "lapsed" case - he was a victim of a pedophile priest and an abusive "devout" mother, which left him so bitter that "The next time I enter a church, it'll be in a pine box carried by six of my friends." And then there's Lennie Briscoe, who is Jewish on his father's side but was raised Catholic by his mother.
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* Dick *** Wolf loved this and pretty much hit every area of the spectrum. [[Series/LawAndOrder Ben Stone]], Rey Curtis, [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Elliot Stabler]] and Stabler's replacement Nick Amaro fall on the "devout" side (with Curtis probably being the strongest adherent), while Jack [=McCoy=] and [[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Bobby Goren]] fall on the "lapsed" end. Mike Logan would be the most extreme "lapsed" case - he was a victim of a pedophile priest and an abusive "devout" mother, which left him so bitter that "The next time I enter a church, it'll be in a pine box carried by six of my friends." And then there's Lennie Briscoe, who is Jewish on his father's side but was raised Catholic by his mother.

* In ''Series/TheWire'' Bunk theorizes this is the reason behind [[OfficerOhara [=McNulty=]]] giving a damn about the family of one of deceased girls in Season 2. -->'''The Bunk''': How does that matter? You see, this is that Catholic shit, Jimmy. This is that little altar-boy-guilt talking.
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* In ''Series/TheWire'' Bunk theorizes this is the reason behind [[OfficerOhara [=McNulty=]]] giving a damn *** about the family of one of deceased girls in Season 2. -->'''The Bunk''': How does that matter? You see, this is that Catholic shit, ***, Jimmy. This is that little altar-boy-guilt talking.

* On ''Series/{{House}}'', Chase was raised Catholic, and in the Season 1 episode ''Damned If You Do'' it was revealed that he attended seminary before becoming a doctor. It's always interesting when the episode has nuns in it or otherwise mentions religion and God. He zigzags from one end of the belief/skepticism spectrum to the other throughout the series. One season 8 episode sees him fall in love with a novice nun patient and try to lure her away from the Church. His efforts actually get a WhatTheHellHero from [[HollywoodAtheist House himself]].
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* On ''Series/{{House}}'', Chase was raised Catholic, and in the Season 1 episode ''Damned ''***ed If You Do'' it was revealed that he attended seminary before becoming a doctor. It's always interesting when the episode has nuns in it or otherwise mentions religion and God. He zigzags from one end of the belief/skepticism spectrum to the other throughout the series. One season 8 episode sees him fall in love with a novice nun patient and try to lure her away from the Church. His efforts actually get a WhatTheHellHero from [[HollywoodAtheist House himself]].

* On ''Series/{{House}}'', Chase was raised Catholic, and *Jeremy Irons, who coincidentally played Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) on [[Series/TheBorgias]] is by no means practicing, [[http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/interviews/a21937/jeremy-irons-the-borgias/ but does cite his local parish]] as somewhat of an influence in the Season 1 episode ''Damned If You Do'' it was revealed that he attended seminary before becoming a doctor. It's always interesting when the episode has nuns in it or otherwise mentions religion and God. He zigzags from one end of the belief/skepticism spectrum to the other throughout the series. One season 8 episode sees him fall in love with a novice nun patient and try to lure her away from the Church. His efforts actually get a WhatTheHellHero from [[HollywoodAtheist House himself]].his philosophy on caring for others.

* The entire Canadian province of Quebec is an example of this trope. From the conquest of Nouvelle France by the British until the 1960s, the dominant political and social power was the Catholic Church. Then, in the 1960s there was the Quiet Revolution, hospital and schools became government-run instead of Church-run (though nuns and priests still tour the hospitals on Sunday to offer the Host. Also, schools taught Catholicism until the last decade, though you could opt out very easily), and the Church was demonized into a totalitarian, reactionary relic of a bygone age. Still, the majority Quebecers, even those born after the 1960s, are baptized and know the basics of the religion. And suggesting the huge honking cross should be removed from the National Assembly (or the top of Mount Royal), that the mayor should not have the right to say a prayer to open a council session, or that the Premier should publicly wish people Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas (or rather ''Joyeux Noël'') will cause a huge media shitstorm and talks on how those things are not religious but cultural. Oh, and whenever a Quebecois(e) swears, they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_French_profanity sound like they're listing off items from a church]].
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* The entire Canadian province of Quebec is an example of this trope. From the conquest of Nouvelle France by the British until the 1960s, the dominant political and social power was the Catholic Church. Then, in the 1960s there was the Quiet Revolution, hospital and schools became government-run instead of Church-run (though nuns and priests still tour the hospitals on Sunday to offer the Host. Also, schools taught Catholicism until the last decade, though you could opt out very easily), and the Church was demonized into a totalitarian, reactionary relic of a bygone age. Still, the majority Quebecers, even those born after the 1960s, are baptized and know the basics of the religion. And suggesting the huge honking cross should be removed from the National Assembly (or the top of Mount Royal), that the mayor should not have the right to say a prayer to open a council session, or that the Premier should publicly wish people Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas (or rather ''Joyeux Noël'') will cause a huge media shitstorm ***storm and talks on how those things are not religious but cultural. Oh, and whenever a Quebecois(e) swears, they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_French_profanity sound like they're listing off items from a church]].
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* Played for comedy with Mac in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', who only remembers his Catholic faith when he wants to complain or to criticize other people. In one episode Charlie and Mac are both okay with pre-marital sex and abortion but refuse to use birth control because "we went to Catholic school".
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* Played for comedy with Mac in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', who only remembers his Catholic faith when he wants to complain or to criticize other people. In one episode Charlie and Mac are both okay with pre-marital sex and abortion but refuse to use birth control because "we went to Catholic school".
5th Feb '16 12:42:16 AM Mdumas43073
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There are various shadings of this. A "Sunday Catholic" is someone who attends Mass regularly, and may or may not follow Church doctrine closely; a "Christmas and Easter Catholic" is someone who attends Mass only on those holidays (and maybe such events as weddings and funerals), again regardless of how closely they hold to Church doctrine; a "cafeteria Catholic" is someone who chooses which teachings to follow or ignore, regardless of frequency of attendance; an "ex-Catholic" or "[[TropaholicsAnonymous recovering Catholic]]" has left the Church, may or may not self-identify or have formally converted to another religion, but still has the cultural baggage of having been raised Catholic; a "cultural Catholic" or "non-practicing Catholic" still identifies as Catholic due to family or ethnic heritage but really doesn't adhere to the religion itself; and a "lapsed Catholic" or "fallen-away Catholic" is the Catholic Church's own term for all of the above, except perhaps the "Sunday Catholic" (depending on how much he/she hews to Church doctrine and how much any differences can be justified as legitimate theological argument--which is, truth be told, rather a lot).
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There are various shadings of this. A "Sunday Catholic" is someone who attends Mass regularly, and may or may not follow Church doctrine closely; a "Christmas and Easter Catholic" is someone who attends Mass only on those holidays (and maybe such events as weddings and funerals), again regardless of how closely they hold to Church doctrine; a "cafeteria Catholic" is someone who chooses which of the Church's teachings to follow or ignore, regardless of frequency of attendance; ignore; an "ex-Catholic" or "[[TropaholicsAnonymous recovering Catholic]]" has left the Church, may or may not self-identify or have formally converted to another religion, but still has the cultural baggage of having been raised Catholic; a "cultural Catholic" or "non-practicing Catholic" still identifies as Catholic due to family or ethnic heritage but really doesn't adhere to the religion itself; and a "lapsed Catholic" or "fallen-away Catholic" is the Catholic Church's own term for all of the above, except perhaps the "Sunday Catholic" (depending on how much he/she hews to Church doctrine and how much any differences can be justified as legitimate theological argument--which is, truth be told, rather a lot).
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