Created By: rt2012 on January 24, 2012
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Have I Mentioned I Am Religious Today?

Someone who wears their faith on both sleeves

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It happens all the time in politics, school, and in everyday life in general: someone will feel the need to consistently remind others of their relationship with God(s) and how pious and moral they are. This is often to fish for votes, appear more righteous, or to hide some kind of shameful behavior.
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  • January 24, 2012
    Shnakepup
    Seems like this is something we'd already have, but I can't think of anything off hand, so...

    As for an example, I'd say Shirlie from Community. She's constantly very religious and overly-nice. While not too judgemental, she does take nearly every oppurtunity to remind her friends that she's a Christian and how very un-Christian their behavior is.
  • January 24, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    If Holier Than Thou doesn't cover this, it's a close Sister Trope.

    Also, No Real Life Examples Please.
  • January 24, 2012
    jate88
    A Token Religious Teammate will do this but other character types can do this as well.
  • January 24, 2012
    Idiosyncrat
    Ann Veal from Arrested Development.
  • January 24, 2012
    MyTimingIsOff
    Needs A Better Title. We don't need another "have I mentioned I am X today" snowclone, and even without that it breaks our new rule against trope names sounding like dialogue.
  • January 25, 2012
    ScanVisor
    Fuck No Real Life Examples Please.

    Real Life:
    • Modern atheists, funny enough, are becoming like this. As has been noticed and often invoked by atheist thinkers, it's very similar to the how the gay movement got started a while ago, and the pride is becoming part of that.
  • January 25, 2012
    Shnakepup
    I think "No Real Life Examples Please" was invoked because of the possible Flame Bait; I think you'll find that most people who would fall under this trope wouldn't think of themselves like that.
  • January 25, 2012
    TheHandle
    There's lots of non-hypocritical reaons people may publicly demonstrate their religiousness, loudly and often. Among those, may are not self-serving either. Please use Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgment.
  • January 25, 2012
    jate88
    ^ Indeed. In the case of atheists the reason the movement got started is because people always accuse of them of being miserable human beings and deny them their rights based on this. Not because they're looking for votes or are trying to hide something.
  • January 28, 2012
    Rognik
    New title: "Vocal Believer"?

    Token Religious Teammate doesn't have to be this trope, either. It's possible to be religious and subtle about it, but they are more likely to get hit with this trope.

    Sue Thomas FB Eye as a show kind of fell victim to this. While it's a perfectly valid police drama 95% of the time, Once An Episode there will be a subtle religious comment, where a character will invoke God. Usually Sue's character was guilty of this, but Jack got it at least once.
  • January 28, 2012
    level10peon
    I think this should be expanded to cover characters who constantly remind everyone of any kind of belief or ideology they have (or group they belong to, perhaps), not just religious faith. For example, a character is who is constantly reminding everybody of her liberal political views would fit under the new definition.
  • January 28, 2012
    fulltimeD
    Agree w/ No Real Life Examples. C'mon, Scan Visor, keep it civil.
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