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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.
24th Aug '16 11:05:42 AM TimberRidge
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* In the ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels, Dr. Jettou's ''masjid,'' Monsignor Folan's Roman Catholic parish (and the diocese of Clifton), the Nonconformist chapels, and for that matter, despite all the ecclesiastical quarrels and church politics, the whole Church of England especially the Alternative Oversight parishes of the setting, under Canon Paddick , are very explicitly this. (Ask the poor and suffering, and they'll tell you so. So will wives and children of those domestic abusers who've been persuaded to repent by some militant churchmen.) So, for that matter, are all the faiths represented in the novels to date saintly: Judaism and the Salmons' charities, Sikhism with its ''seva,'' Nepali Hinduism as represented by the local colony of retired ''[[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkhas]]''....
4th Jul '16 1:12:24 AM Morgenthaler
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These are the Churches where you can find religious people good with [[FriendToAllChildren children]], [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]], and the elderly. [[GoodShepherd Kindly priests]] and other religious types ready to give [[GoodSamaritan help]] or good advice to any troubled heroes are to be had here, and in the more fantastical types of setting, clerics give healing of both the [[HealingHands physical]] and [[TheObiWan spiritual]] to the wounded adventurer and resurrect the occasional dead team mate. Should the heroes ever meet UsefulNotes/ThePope or local equivalent of this church, more often than not, they will find themselves standing before a ReasonableAuthorityFigure very ready to hear what they say.

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These are the Churches where you can find religious people good with [[FriendToAllChildren children]], [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]], and the elderly. [[GoodShepherd Kindly priests]] and other religious types ready to give [[GoodSamaritan help]] or good advice to any troubled heroes are to be had here, and in the more fantastical types of setting, clerics give healing of both the [[HealingHands physical]] and [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor spiritual]] to the wounded adventurer and resurrect the occasional dead team mate. Should the heroes ever meet UsefulNotes/ThePope or local equivalent of this church, more often than not, they will find themselves standing before a ReasonableAuthorityFigure very ready to hear what they say.
28th Jun '16 3:39:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The churches run free hospitals in ''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 ''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 ''JenniferGovernment'', ''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 ''QuoVadis''? ''Literature/QuoVadis''? is unambiguously good. Its members live simple, happy lives, standing above the depraved environment surrounding them in AncientRome.
30th May '16 5:38:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TrinityBlood'' has TheProtagonist Abel Nightroad as a friendly and goofy fellow. The head of the church is also a NiceGuy. Other members of the church are less heroic.

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* ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' has TheProtagonist Abel Nightroad as a friendly and goofy fellow. The head of the church is also a NiceGuy. Other members of the church are less heroic.
11th May '16 3:46:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheMinion'' Creator/DolphLundgren is a warrior priest who is a member of TheKnightsTemplar. They hunt demons with blessed holy gauntlets fitted with spikes.

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* In ''Film/TheMinion'' Creator/DolphLundgren is a warrior priest who is a member of TheKnightsTemplar.UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar. They hunt demons with blessed holy gauntlets fitted with spikes.
19th Apr '16 5:03:18 PM Pseudoname
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4th Apr '16 9:49:17 AM Berrenta
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