Sentient Earth Christian
Someone insists on monotheism in a polytheistic world.


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A person adheres to Judeo-Christian-Islamic monotheism despite clear evidence that the gods of some sort of polytheistic faith exist, their legends are true, their systems of magic exist, and so forth.

Compare Flat Earth Atheist. Contrast Nay-Theist, because the person or people in question don't acknowledge the pagan gods' existence enough to hate them.

Examples:

  • The Christians (Uther and his clan) in the 1998 Merlin miniseries, who exist in a world where you can talk to pagan gods face to face and magic exists.

  • Any Christians in the Buffyverse, where the Christian (and Jewish and Muslim) creation myth is utterly false, as is the idea of a personal god. (The only good gods, the "Powers that Be", are either lazy or Well Intentioned Extremists.
    • Especially applies to Christians in the know about the dark underground, such as implied for the Knights of Byzantium and the nun in "I've Got You Under My Skin" in Angel.
  • Part of a meme going around about The Avengers, where Captian America "personally knows two gods, still believes there's only one god".
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