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17th Aug '17 3:30:28 PM jtierney50
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** Furthermore, the alternate interpretations of scripture and religion are a theme present throughout the entire movie, shown best in Quasimodo and Frollo's songs "Heaven's Light" and "Hellfire", respectively.
28th Jul '17 11:17:08 AM BeerBaron
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* The temples of the Nine Divine in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are uniformly benevolent. It contrasts against the mostly evil Daedric cults, though the Daedra themselves operate on a very BlueAndOrangeMorality.

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* The temples of the Nine Divine in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has the Temples of the Eight ([[DeityOfHumanOrigin later Nine]]) Divines, dedicated to the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric deities]] who sacrificed large portions of their divine power in order to [[CreationMyth create Mundus]], the mortal plane. They are seen as [[GodIsGood uniformly benevolent. It contrasts against benevolent]] so far throughout the mostly evil series and contrast the various Daedric cults, though Cults, which are typically viewed as a ReligionOfEvil. (Though the Daedra themselves operate on a very BlueAndOrangeMorality.)
20th May '17 1:32:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Light of Kiltia in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. Benevolent, politically-neutral (their priests are forbidden to engage in matters of the state), and deeply protective of refugees and pilgrims. It is implied, however, that in the [[TheVerse mythology it shares]] with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''VagrantStory'' its diminished political power allowed the [[CorruptChurch Church of Glabados]] and the [[{{Cult}} Müllenkamp cult]] to appear from within its ranks.

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* The Light of Kiltia in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. Benevolent, politically-neutral (their priests are forbidden to engage in matters of the state), and deeply protective of refugees and pilgrims. It is implied, however, that in the [[TheVerse mythology it shares]] with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''VagrantStory'' ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' its diminished political power allowed the [[CorruptChurch Church of Glabados]] and the [[{{Cult}} Müllenkamp cult]] to appear from within its ranks.
19th May '17 12:55:27 PM Bense
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* The Universal Brotherhood in E.C. Tubb's "Dumarest" books. The "monks" are pacifistic, doing good among the downtrodden, oppose the machinations of the Cyclan, and frequently assist Dumarest against them.

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* The Universal Brotherhood in E.C. Tubb's "Dumarest" ''Literature/DumarestOfTerra'' books. The "monks" are pacifistic, doing good among the downtrodden, oppose the machinations of the Cyclan, and frequently assist Dumarest against them.
30th Apr '17 1:25:47 PM nombretomado
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* The Church of the Harvest Goddess in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series. They're typically run by a kindly minister who will always listen to your troubles, [[PalsWithJesus even though you can often talk to the Harvest Goddess for yourself and see how she's doing.]] In the games set in Mineral Town (''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' and ''[[DistaffCounterpart Back To Nature For Girl]]'', and the ''Friends of Mineral Town'' games), the church is a vital place where you can raise your friendship with the townspeople by confessing your sins, get cursed tools blessed to make them usable, and even get rare mushrooms from the pastor, who likes to garden a bit. In the Wii games (''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade''), it plays host to several festivals, and you can use it in Animal Parade to [[SelflessWish pray for the wishes of the townspeople to come true.]]

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* The Church of the Harvest Goddess in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series. They're typically run by a kindly minister who will always listen to your troubles, [[PalsWithJesus even though you can often talk to the Harvest Goddess for yourself and see how she's doing.]] In the games set in Mineral Town (''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' and ''[[DistaffCounterpart Back To Nature For Girl]]'', and the ''Friends of Mineral Town'' games), the church is a vital place where you can raise your friendship with the townspeople by confessing your sins, get cursed tools blessed to make them usable, and even get rare mushrooms from the pastor, who likes to garden a bit. In the Wii games (''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade''), it plays host to several festivals, and you can use it in Animal Parade to [[SelflessWish pray for the wishes of the townspeople to come true.]]
26th Apr '17 12:59:55 AM PaulA
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* The Universal Church in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Commonwealth'' books is one of these.

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* The Universal Church in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Commonwealth'' ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' books is one of these.
14th Jan '17 7:24:49 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Lufia}}'' series, churches serve as save points, and also have other functions such as teaching magic to party members.

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* In the ''{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series, churches serve as save points, and also have other functions such as teaching magic to party members.
18th Oct '16 7:31:22 PM Fireblood
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* In the {{biopic}} of {{Film/Pope John Paul II}}, for obvious reasons.
* In Film/OfGodsAndMen'', the French monks caught up in the Algerian civil war are like this. They've provided medical care and social services to their Muslim neighbors for decades, and are shown studying the Qu'ran. When Islamist insurgents try to kidnap the doctor at gunpoint, the abbot insists that if they bring their injured comrades to the monastery, the doctor will provide care no questions asked. The monks are as good as their word. When an opportunity to flee the violence arises, they all refuse because the villagers need them and, after all, Jesus wouldn't run from violence. [[spoiler: They all get kidnapped and executed.]]

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* In the {{biopic}} of {{Film/Pope ''{{Film/Pope John Paul II}}, II}}'', for obvious reasons.
* In Film/OfGodsAndMen'', ''Film/OfGodsAndMen'', the French monks caught up in the Algerian civil war are like this. They've provided medical care and social services to their Muslim neighbors for decades, and are shown studying the Qu'ran. When Islamist insurgents try to kidnap the doctor at gunpoint, the abbot insists that if they bring their injured comrades to the monastery, the doctor will provide care no questions asked. The monks are as good as their word. When an opportunity to flee the violence arises, they all refuse because the villagers need them and, after all, Jesus wouldn't run from violence. [[spoiler: They all get kidnapped and executed.]]



* The churches run free hospitals in ''Literature/JenniferGovernment'', where everything down to the ambulance service is privatised. Volunteers for the hospitals take the hospitals name as a auxiliary surname.
* The Christian Church in ''Literature/QuoVadis''? is unambiguously good. Its members live simple, happy lives, standing above the depraved environment surrounding them in AncientRome.

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* The churches run free hospitals in ''Literature/JenniferGovernment'', where everything down to the ambulance service is privatised. privatized. Volunteers for the hospitals take the hospitals hospital's name as a an auxiliary surname.
* The Christian Church in ''Literature/QuoVadis''? ''Literature/QuoVadis'' is unambiguously good. Its members live simple, happy lives, standing above the depraved environment surrounding them in AncientRome.



* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "The Live Coward", the abbot is a shrewd politican. Nevertheless, Wing Alak knows better than to offer a direct bribe. When the abbot does ask for return, it's for technical expertise to advance farming on his planet -- and for himself, some books on astronomy translated into their language, asked for with such touching curiosity about the stars that Alak resolves to keep it, though his job calls for him to break such promises without mercy.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "The Live Coward", the abbot is a shrewd politican.politician. Nevertheless, Wing Alak knows better than to offer a direct bribe. When the abbot does ask for return, it's for technical expertise to advance farming on his planet -- and for himself, some books on astronomy translated into their language, asked for with such touching curiosity about the stars that Alak resolves to keep it, though his job calls for him to break such promises without mercy.



4th Oct '16 6:08:15 AM Hanz
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* Several standalone churches in ''Fallout3''. The player can donate to them to increase their karma.

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* Several standalone churches in ''Fallout3''.''Videogame/{{Fallout 3}}''. The player can donate to them to increase their karma.



** The Mormons, now called "New Cannanites" over at New Vegas.

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** The Mormons, now called "New Cannanites" over at New Vegas.in ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' are portrayed as largely benevolent and always willing to offer help in the form of protection or medicine to anyone willing to put up with their preaching. They were almost completely wiped out after a tribe working for Caesar's Legion took advantage of SacredHospitality by getting them to open their doors to them and razing their town to the ground. Even their most infamous member, [[TheDreaded Joshua Graham]], is portrayed as a force of good, albeit a very conflicted one.
30th Aug '16 12:43:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Brotherhood from ''MutantChronicles''. {{Soulsaving Crusader}}s to a man, and willing to torture suspected heretics and assassinate dissidents. They also run charitable hospitals, schools and soup kitchens, maintain the only universally recognized bank and currency, and mediate in corporate disputes.

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* The Brotherhood from ''MutantChronicles''.''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles''. {{Soulsaving Crusader}}s to a man, and willing to torture suspected heretics and assassinate dissidents. They also run charitable hospitals, schools and soup kitchens, maintain the only universally recognized bank and currency, and mediate in corporate disputes.
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