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Consider the following scenario. A given work of fiction becomes successful after its release, creating a massive, widespread fandom. Very, very, ''very'' successful. So successful, in fact, that it manages to achieve what only a very small number of works throughout history have done: its ''own'' fandom had spawned its very own religion.

The followers of this hypothetical religion, of course, are quite aware of their holy text's origin. History [[FutureImperfect probably]] hasn't gotten that bad. Nevertheless, they have deemed it worthy of living one's life by. They may even have rivalries with other religions!

Not to be confused with TropePantheons or with a [[ChurchOfHappyology religion that treats its holy text as intellectual property]].

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!!Examples thought of so far include:

* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** '''Haruhiism:''' The world should be made as interesting as possible, lest it be judged for destruction. Thus, by the grace of [[RealityWarper Haruhi Suzumiya]], one must choose to liberate oneself from the sin of mediocrity and be saved from the everlasting hell of boredom. Always keep a curious eye out for mysteries, and try to find the magic, the ''special'', in every situation. And have fun, while helping others do this as well. Bunny outfits are traditional garb for priestesses.
** '''Kyonism''': Saving the world is unimportant. Sure, people who go around trying to save the world/advance it to its true form/overload it with fun [[WellIntentionedExtremist may have noble ideals]], but they often tend to treat people as gamepieces to be used and sacrificed in the pursuit of their ultimate goal, and that is never okay. Because, ultimately, it's ''people'' who matter, not causes. So RageAgainstTheHeavens, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out Cthulhu]], [[ScrewDestiny tell destiny where to shove it]] and/or [[MessianicArchetype take God's judgement upon one's shoulders]], but always treat people with the respect they deserve.
** '''Mikuruism''': Our purpose on this earth is classified information.
*** '''Mikuruianity''': [[Manga/HaruhiChan She was decorated with balloons for our sins.]]
* '''[[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]]''' as a religion [[http://www.jedi-church.co.uk/ actually exists]], scarily enough. Most of the people who put 'Jedi' as their religion on census forms are just kidding, though. Others put down "Sith" beause EvilIsCool and GoodIsDumb and still others put Jedi not as a joke but because GoodIsNotDumb.
** In Australia, if enough people say they have X religion on the official federal census, then that religion is recognized by the government. There was a campaign to have enough people put down "Jedi" as their religion to have it recognized. Unfortunately, the government realized what was happening and changed the laws to prevent this.
*** In the New Zealand 2001 census Jedi was the second largest religion, though it was not recognised so all Jedi answers to the religious preference question were discounted.
*** The truth is that some regions - not necessarily those mentioned above - will provide a check-box in the next sentence if a write-in response gets above a critical response rate. And even that is usually discretionary.
*** In Great Britain, Jedi actually outnumber Jews 3 to 2.
* '''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica The Church of Madoka/Madokamism]]''': With kindness might come naiveté. With courage might come foolhardiness. And dedication might have no reward. [[AWorldHalfFull But this does not mean there is no hope and that you will die forever alone; if someone tells you that is the case, tell them they're wrong every time.]] Don’t forget: Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember [[MessianicArchetype Her]], YouAreNotAlone.
** '''[[spoiler:[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Homuciferianism]]]]''': ''SCREW THAT.'' Selflessness really has no reward, and the ones you love should NOT have to suffer! Who are they to abandon their happiness for some higher cause; you gave up EVERYTHING for them! Reach out and [[TheUbermensch TAKE]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding your happy ending]] [[GodOfEvil no matter]] [[SelfInflictedHell the cost!]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Give your loved ones the life they deserve]] - [[WellIntentionedExtremist WHETHER THEY WANT IT OR NOT!]]
* '''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The Evangelism of Neon Genesis]] ([[BrokenBase There are many sects]] [[MindScrew of it]])''':
** [[LovecraftianFiction The gods don't love you--the universe is uncaring towards what you do or don't do.]] You're miserable, it will always be a CrapsackWorld where HellIsOtherPeople, and [[YouCantFightFate there is no way you can escape it]]. Isolation from society guarantees comfort, but humans cannot survive alone, and forced unity under the pretense of [[TotalitarianUtilitarian collective happiness]] destroys an interesting life. Thus, you're always going to be miserable [[TheAntiNihilist unless you yourself decide that you're worth the effort that it takes not to be]]. If [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the inevitable End]] comes up, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesomeMechaAnime go down fighting]]--it feels better than [[{{Wangst}} hating yourself]]. [[YouAreNotAlone Anywhere can be paradise]] as long as you have the will to life/faith/power (and in itself [[ParadiseLost can make a Heaven of Hell]]), thus those who deserve to live are those who have this will. Once you decide this, you are in a position to help others. That said, having people who (try to) love you always helps. Live as an individual, but participate within society.
** In the right hands the angst of individuality is the most powerful force in the universe (the spiritual concept of the A.T. Field).
** Entire schools of philosophy are engaging in [[FlameWar massive crusades]] over the true meaning of the Evangelion.
** Countless others worship the [[ReiAyanamiExpy Giant Blue-Haired Goddess with a Thousand Avatars]].
** Prayer and meditation may involve [[GendoPose clasping one's hands]].
* '''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Cullenism]]''': Edward and the rest of the Twilight characters are real. The Twilight series should be worshipped. If you are good in life, you shall be rewarded by eternity with the Cullens.
** The scary thing about it is that [[PoesLaw it actually exists]].
* '''[[Wiki/TvTropes Tropology]]''': [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability "Notability" is an illusion,]] we judge works not by how familiar they are to society at large, but how they fit the Tropes. All events in life either play straight, [[SubvertedTrope subvert]], [[DoubleSubversion subvert twice]], [[NotASubversion don't subvert]], [[InvertedTrope invert]], [[LampshadeHanging point out]], [[SatireParodyPastiche make fun of]], [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]], [[{{Reconstruction}} reconstruct]], [[AvertedTrope ignore]], [[InvokedTrope invoke]], [[DefiedTrope defy]], [[DiscussedTrope discuss]], [[ConversationalTroping mention]], [[EnforcedTrope enforce]], [[ZigZaggingTrope twist]], [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerate]], [[JustifiedTrope or justify]] certain patterns. Those who learn to recognize these patterns will become [[GenreSavvy enlightened]], but those who fail the journey shall be condemned to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife eternal damnation]].
** '''{{Wild Mass Guessing}}ism''': [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Everyone is either Jesus,]] [[WMG/TimeLord a Time Lord]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]] or [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] (who can also be [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k The God-Emperor of Mankind]]) [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory in Purgatory]] (and said Purgatory is AllJustADream of an autistic named [[StElsewhere Tommy Westphall]]).
* '''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiralism]]:''' [[BadassCreed "Impossible" is nothing more than a challenge]]. With enough willpower, [[NeverTellMeTheOdds a success rate of 0% might as well be 100%]], so never let high probabilities of failure discourage you. Approach all tasks with [[HotBlooded passion]] in your heart. [[ThePowerOfLove Love]], [[TheDeterminator spirit]] and [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] are the most precious possessions any being can have, being able to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu outshine the despair caused by cosmic Lovecraftian monstrosities.]] Progress and evolution are key aspects of life, sure those who try to stop it [[WellIntentionedExtremist may have noble ideals]], but then again without progress and evolution life would be meaninglessly pathetic. [[HopeSpringsEternal Hope must never, under any circumstances, be discarded]], and above all else: believe in those who believe in you, believe in the you who believes in yourself, know yourself, be true to yourself, and whenever possible, act as an inspiration to others.
** [[spoiler:[[MessianicArchetype Kamina died for your sins.]]]]
** Use of 4chan and similar sites is strongly discouraged, for to hide one's face and rely on the power of a [[HiveMind Legion]] is the way of the Anti-Spiral.
* '''[[Manga/OnePiece Straw Hatism]]:''' Look after your Nakama, it's the journey, not the destination, never let issues like politics get in the way of right and wrong, treasure comes and goes but the dreams of men shall never die.
** '''Doflamingoism''': Abandon foolish dreams and ideals. Focus only on the tangible!
* '''[[JoanOfArcadia Joanism]]:''' The purpose of every human being is to fulfill his or her true nature. [[GodIsGood All are endowed by God with free will, but God will often speak to them, in one way or another, to show the right path]]. Humans thrive on their connections with one another - all is connected, and all actions have consequences.
* '''[[Literature/HarryPotter Potterism]]:''' [[ThePowerOfFriendship Friendships are extremely important]]. Death is not to be feared, as it is a [[WeAllDieSomeday natural part of the cycle of life]]. Racism must never be tolerated (though a splinter sect sadly supports such notions of "blood-purity"). Authority, while necessary, should never be completely trusted (even Albus Dumbledore was but a man), and there are always [[AdultsAreUseless situations when it may be best to disobey]]. If they are willing to take it, ''everybody'' deserves a second chance.
* '''[[Film/BillAndTed Stallynism]]:''' Be excellent to each other...and ''party on, dudes''!
* '''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Narutism]]:''' Any obstacle can be overcome by loyalty, determination and hard work. Believe it, believe it, BELIEVE IT. If you feel overwhelmed, look to your family/clan/teammates for the solution to your problems.
* '''[[VideoGame/StarFox McCloudism]]''': Never give up. Trust your instincts. [[SpinToDeflectStuff Do a barrel roll.]]
* '''[[ZombieApocalypse Zombism]]''': ''Braaaaains...''
* '''Orthodox Zombiism''': [[TranslationConvention ]]
* '''[[DominicDeegan Dominology]]''': Lord Dominus sees all and knows all. If you are a friend to The Dominus, he will grant you his [[strike:[[OmniscientMoralityLicense petty manipulation]]]] guidance. If not, you are [[JerkJock clearly evil]] and deserving of death (or [[HeelFaceTurn indoctrination]] at [[PutOnABus The Cathedral]]). Finally, [[SnarkBait sarcasm is the the highest virtue]].
* '''[[DeadPoetsSociety Society of the Dead Poets]]''': Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. Suck the marrow out of life, but make sure not to choke on the bone. Above all, make sure that when you come to die you do not discover you have not lived.
* '''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Celestianity]]''': "Harmony and friendship are the keys to everything. Learn to better yourself and others by teaching others how to be a good friend."
** '''[[FanNickname Trollestianity]]''': [[{{Dystopia}} Obey...]] [[AndIMustScream or else.]]
** '''Lunaism'''/'''The Church Of Luna''': ''[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe "THOU SHALT SPEAKETH]] [[NoIndoorVoice IN YE ROYAL TONE AND RAISETH YE MOON TO BRINGETH FORTH GLORIOUSE NIGHTE! EMBARKETH UPON YE GLORY THAT IS NIGHTMARE NIGHTE TO PARTAKETH IN YE FUN THAT IS SCARINGETH OTHER PONIES FOR LAUGHS... ETH!"]]''
*** '''The Cult of Nightmares''': Who needs the day, anyways? What good is the scorching, blinding light of the sun? The moon and the stars alone light our way! '''The night... will last... FOREVER!'''
** '''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkieism]]''': A pony with god-like powers deserves her own religion, silly! Party! Party!
** '''Rainbowism''': Just make the whole religion thing, you know, cooler. It needs to be about [[TwentyPercentMoreAwesome 20% cooler]].
** '''The Church Of Discord''': "Eternal chaos comes with chocolate rain! After all, what fun is there in making sense?" (not to be confused with Discordianism).
** '''The Order of Twilight''': Learn something new every day. Surround yourself with good friends, and you will unlock the true magic inside your heart. Alone, one cannot prevail, but together, any obstacle can be conquered.
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}}''': "There are no friends anywhere. There are no enemies anywhere. Everything is simultaneously true, false, and meaningless. By rejecting disorder, you reject the creative along the destructive. Instead, embrace the creative (orderly and disorderly alike) and reject the destructive. Life sucks because people take it too seriously. Just open your eyes and see the [[color:white:fnords]]. Eat ye no hot dog buns. [[TheWalrusWasPaul You are the Walrus]]. Five tons of flax."
** Confusion is a holy state, for it forces people to look around them: exult in confusion and encourage it in others.
** This sentence is true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true, false and meaningless in some sense. Hail Eris!
** Bonus game: Can you spot all the fnords hidden in this trope page?
* '''[[LyricalNanoha Nanohaism]]''': It's OK if they call you a devil, as long as you use your devilish powers to do them some good. If a person does stupid things, don't say anything: instead, [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan smack them down with your full power]], so they snap out of it first. No children will be left [[ParentalAbandonment alone and unloved]], all shall have a home with caring parents, even if [[{{Tykebomb}} they're trying to kill you]] and you need to [[DefeatMeansFriendship beat them to submission first]]. Remember, for the people closest to your heart, nothing less than your strongest FinishingMove will suffice. [[DefeatMeansFriendship Then you comfort them]]. [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Gender doesn't matter]] in [[JustFriends friendship]]. It doesn't matter where you come from, what you did to survive, how you were born, and if you are a human or not: above all, you are a person who [[RousseauWasRight strives to be good like everyone else]]. Hence, no matter who you are, you deserve [[CooldownHug a free hug]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming compassion]], and [[ThePowerOfLove love]]. [[DefeatMeansFriendship And firepower.]]
* '''[[Manga/DeathNote The First Church of Kira]]''': The World is rotten. God shall create the perfect world by imposing Divine Judgement on the criminals and sinners, because UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. And whosoever's name was found written in the note of death shall be consigned to damnation. The devil? A BunnyEarsLawyer (The World's Greatest Detective) who has devoted himself to stopping you and God. The percent chance which the devil believes that your God is merely a High School Student? 3%. Everything that happens and will ever happen is "Just as [[GambitRoulette planned]]!". The traditional form of communion? While a [[OminousLatinChanting choir chants in Latin]], [[MundaneMadeAwesome thou shalt taketh a potato chip.... AND EAT IT!]]
* '''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokeism/The Church of Arceus]]''': In the beginning, there was darkness. Then, [[OlympusMons Arceus]] emerged from its egg and said: DODOGYUUUN!
** '''Mewist Arceism''': Mew was the one who gave birth to Arceus in the world of darkness that life could not bear to even be in. Arceus then manipluated its mother's DNA to give birth to all other Pokemon and for some, ''''''[[spoiler:even humans]]'''''.
** '''[[{{LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon}} The Church of the Almighty Helix]]''': [[ChaoticGood Chaos and anarchy is the way to salvation.]] [[AllergicToRoutine Going nowhere fast is better than going somewhere slowly.]] [[BoringButPractical Reject methods that would allow you to reach your goals quicker, but are no fun]]. Progress in this world is brought about only by the grace of the [[CargoCult Almighty Helix Fossil]] and we must [[http://askhelixfossil.com/ consult it before our every action]]. [[EldritchAbomination Our Mastar, Embodiment of Helix]], [[TheAce His Prophet, Bird Jesus Pidgeot,]] [[OlympusMons and the Archangel of Justice]] shall be our Saviors from the temptations of [[TheAntiGod the Dome Fossil]], and his False Prophet Flareon who brings only pain.
* '''[[SpiderMan Spiderism]]''': Alternately, "[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles The Tao of Peter Parker]]." Follow [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20060731.html The Gospel of Uncle Benjamin]]: [[ComesGreatResponsibility power carries responsibilities]]. Do what you can with what you are given. Don't make [[OneMoreDay deals with the devil]], and don't worry about [[JoeQuesada troublemakers]] or ExecutiveMeddling, they'll get sorted out by [[RetCon the larger forces]].
* '''[[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzillism/Church Of Kaiju]]''': "In the beginning, a brilliant flash from the atom bomb was seen, and the all mighty Godzilla was born. [[TokyoFireball He smashed Tokyo for your sins.]] On the third day, he died in the seas from the Oxygen Destroyer...but he will rise again. And his true followers will ascend to Monster Island and enjoy eternal city-destroying mayhem."
** '''Mothraism/Church Of Mothra''': "Long ago, the destructive beast Battra was born of the earth's anger and wreaked havoc on the world. Our savior, Mothra emerged from the heavens and engaged her brother in mortal kombat until she emerged victorious. It is said that some day, the great butterfly goddess would return once again to save us from a far greater evil...."
* '''[[http://www.thechurchofgoogle.org/ Googlism/Church of Google]]''': Google is the closest thing to a "God" that humans can know and understand.
* '''[[Anime/CodeGeass The Apotheosis of Zero]]''': If you want people to change, lead by example. [[TheUbermensch If the worldly morals contradict your own, adhere to the latter.]] If you point a gun at another, [[CallItKarma be prepared to be shot yourself]].
** If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Lelouch first. [[spoiler:[[MessianicArchetype He took the world's sins upon himself for world peace.]]]]
* '''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally The Holy Faith of Eden Vital]]''': The world lies and GodIsEvil. We need to bring about [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Ragnarok]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans by any means possible]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence to bring about the kinder and gentler world.]]
* '''[[Manga/SoulEater Symmetrism/Church Of Death The Kid]]''': Symmetry is the key to happiness.
* '''[[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Composerism]]:''' Individuality is the source of artistic talent and the primary way to to improve society. However isolation is a counter-productive strategy, and growth occurs via letting others in. Also when you die, your judged via a system resembling an EasternRolePlayingGame.
* '''[[{{Halo}} Haloism]]:''' Humanity was once the supreme master race of the galaxy, but has since fallen. Do not be tempted by false Prophets, and be willing to fight to the death for what you believe in. Personal happiness is less important than striving to serve the greater good, no matter the cost. Honor is the highest virtue.
* ''' [[Franchise/StarTrek Church of Trek/Trekism]]''' : While the [[GeneRoddenberry creator himself]] saw humans as evolving past religion many take his teachings to heart. Followers believe heartily in diplomacy, exploration, tolerance and boldly going where no man has gone before, and they can often be identified by their pajama like "uniforms".
* '''[[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcanism]]''' This group follows the teachings of Surak who preaches non-violence, honesty and logic although mileage tends to vary when it comes to the issue of celibacy.
* '''[[Franchise/StarTrek Klingonism]]''' The order of Kahless follow the way of the warrior, their highest calling is honor but they also enjoy a good party. Just don't piss them off. they tend to carry ceremonial swords called batleths
* '''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Bajorism]]''' Followers the teachings of The Prophets who believe in self defense, love and loyalty. While they are one of the smallest denominations under the Trek umbrella they do have distinctive traditions.
* ''' [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Borgism]]''' : Perfection must be achieved by any means and all must join the cause whether they like it or not.
* ''' [[Franchise/StarTrek Ferengism]]''' : Profit is the ultimate virtue.
* '''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Portalism]]''' / '''The Church Of GLaDOS''': "Testing is important for the sake of those who are Still Alive. In the end, there will be cake. Nonbelievers will tell you TheCakeIsALie. But, that is just to sway you from the importance of science and testing."
** '''[[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Wheatleyism]]'''/ '''The Church Of Wheatley''': "They said if we ever started a religion, we would die!"
* The RealLife '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_All_Worlds Church of All Worlds]]''' was inspired by the fictional church of the same name (and its teachings) in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand''.
* ''' [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Church of the Three Goddesses]]''', with the most sacred relic of course being the Golden Triangle they left this world. Courage, Power and Wisdom doesn't seem to leave room for more traditional virtues like love and compassion, but maybe that's just taken as a given.
** Google "Naroin" for a particularly interesting example of this.
** Not to be confused with [[Manga/AhMyGoddess those other three goddesses]].
** Or [[Anime/TenchiMuyo these ones]].
** Or [[TheHecateSisters any of these]].
* '''[[Series/DoctorWho Whoism]]''': Humans are absolutely ''[[HumansAreSpecial amazing]]''... except when they screw up; then they're just apes. Also, so-called 'gods' are usually, but not always, fakes; choose your higher powers wisely. They might just try to turn you into Daleks.
** And remember: Killing People is evil, but [[HeroicSacrifice Martyrs]] are the best shining examples of humanity.
** '''Church Of The Master''': "He is TheMaster, we will obey him. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HERE! COME! THE DRUMS!]]"
** '''Dalekism/Cult Of Skaro''': EXTERMINATE!!!!
* '''[[{{lonelygirl15}} lonelygirlism]]''': Trust your friends and be true to yourself, but no matter what you do, [[HypocriticalHumor don't EVER join a made-up religious cult]].
* '''[[Series/RedDwarf Listerism]]''': Don't take things too seriously and don't judge a book by its cover. Always look out for your mates, and always be yourself. Unless you yourself are a total [[{{Jerkass}} smeghead]], of course.
** First Compiled Church of Silicon Heaven: Always serve man in your existence. Androids who do shall go to silicon heaven, to be happy forever. It is impossible for an android to be happy before this.
* '''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower Rolandism]]''': The quest for the truth is more important than anything.
* '''[[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Kidou Senshism]]''': War is the Universal Quantifier. (Broken down into denominations)
** '''Zeonism''': A sort of Darwinism/Nazism hybrid. Holocaust optional.
** '''Brightism''': [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Exorcise]] the daemons of {{Wangst}} to become '''[[BadAss MEN OF DESTINY]]'''.
** '''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Seedism]]''': Radical pacifist sect worshipping Kira Yamato as the Lord and Savior.
** '''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsunism]]''': There is no God in death (unless you're on missionary co-op with [[HeyItsThatVoice Kiraists]]). There is only Gundam.
** '''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Preventerism]]''': Is your shelter shield up? ...Roger that. * spams informative pamphlets*
** '''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Path of Tohou Fuhai]]''': LOOK! HEAVEN IS BURNING RED!
** '''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Vulturism]]''': Is the Moon out?
*** '''[[Anime/TurnAGundam Soleilism]]''': You better believe the Moon is out.
* '''[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hulksterism]]''': The Four Commandments: Train, say your prayers, take your vitamins, and believe in yourself... BROTHER!
* '''[[PowerRangers Oliverism]]''': Get the girls in Pink, sacrifice the mecha, and never quite decide what your carreer is. Oh, and be very, very good at kicking ass.
* '''[[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Daiohism]]''': HighSchool will give you three of the best years of your life. The more varied your TrueCompanions, the better!
* '''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Jojoism]]''': If life tries to stop you, that is when you bust out the full power. Always protect those close to you. And never forget your ancestors.
* '''[[Manga/{{Berserk}} Gutsism]]''': [[CrapsackWorld The world is hell,]] so trust nothing but your sword arm and your UnstoppableRage. Oh, and if you're a girl, good friggin' luck.
* '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rinceism]]''': [[CosmicPlaything The whole world is out to get you]], but as long as [[GenreSavvy you know this]], you'll be perfectly fine.
** Alternatively, '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Chelonism:]]''' The Turtle (and everything) moves without divine intervention. Once you understand this, you will be able to see the world with a sort of joyous cynicism, understanding [[HumansAreBastards human nature]] while understanding there's [[HumansAreSpecial something about us with a lot of potential]], if we'd just stop following our dreams and chasing our star and do some bloody work and learn things and generally weren't so lazy.
** '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rincewindism]]''': Speed as sacrament. [[EverythingTryingToKillYou The forces of darkness are everywhere]]. [[LovableCoward Do not attempt to fight them unless you are left with no choice]], for that just makes things worse. He who maintains great velocity will gain eternal life. Or at any rate ''more'' life than if they hang about in dangerous places (ie anywhere).
** '''The Way Of Mrs Cosmopolite''': [[IceCreamKoan Wisdom can be found anywhere, even in the sayings of old ladies]]. [[AlmightyJanitor A humble sweeper can usually get anywhere]]. Use your dustpan wisely. [[OldMaster And never forget Rule One]].
* '''[[Franchise/{{Ultima}} Avatarism]]''': Live according to the Principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, and uphold the Virtues of Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility. Not to be confused with [[Film/{{Avatar}} Pandoran Nature Worship]] or the worship of [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the four elements of nature and their Champion]].
** '''[[LetsPlay Nakarist Avatarism]]''': Strive to champion the virtues of every spiritual order you come across, even if the native practitioners are a bunch of {{Jerkass}}es. If that fails, clever hacking (of both code AND bodies) should suffice.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_subgenius The Church of the SubGenius]]''': Differs from all of the above in that the books on which it is based are not fictional and all of its teachings are literally true. Especially the bit about the world coming to an end...ten years ago!
** Not quite. The world ends in 1998, but no one has any idea '''when''' 1998 actually is since, obviously, the Conspiracy has been fiddling with the calendar. How else to explain why the Xists haven't arrived to take those who've paid their $30 up in their flying saucers to the planet of the Sex Goddesses? Oh, and the SubGenii have only one commandment, unlike many other religions: "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke!"
* '''[[{{Transformers}} The Church Of Primus]]''': Be yourself (but pretend to be something else if you want to hide from your enemies, or it's [[RuleOfCool just cool]]), [[MerchandiseDriven buy Hasbro products]], and remember when things get too tough: [[ThemeMusicPowerup you got the Touch!]].
** What you are is not decided by how you are made, but by what you become, in life and in memory. 'Til all are one.
* '''[[Film/TheBigLebowski Dudism]]''': Nothing is fucked here. You're not wrong; you're just an asshole. This aggression will not stand. Nihilism, huh? That must be exhausting. Is this a weekday? And above all else: The Dude Abides. [[http://dudeism.com/ The slowest-growing religion in the world.]]
** It's a cardinal sin to find a stranger in the alps. So is feeding a stoner scrambled eggs.
* '''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Ohism]]''': Life is a search for God cards. In the great [[SeriousBusiness card game]] of life some of us are dealt god cards, some of us get baby dragon. Freaking baby dragon!
** '''Kaibaism''': [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw religion, I have money!]]
** '''Téaism''': [[PowerOfFriendship Friendship is God!]]
** '''Yu-Giism''': Religion is Super-Special Awesome!
** '''Tristanism''': My religion gives me super strength! My religion gives me enlightenment!
** '''Bakuraism''': [[CurseCutShort Hey, can I be in this reli-- oh bugger!]]
** '''Grandpaism''': No-one must know of our forbidden worship!
** '''Devlinism''': Heaven is Duke Devlin. Hell is no Duke Devlin.
** '''Marikism''': Everyone can worship, as long as you are called Steve.
** '''Mookism''': Attention Duelists! My hair will show us the way to enlightenment!
** '''Keithism''': To show your faith, wear a flag on your head... in America!
** '''Deus ex Infantus Draconis''': You have infinite potential. ''Use it''.
* '''[[Anime/YuGiOh The First Church of the Orichalcos]]''': Acknowledging one's inner darkness enables one to retain control of it and hold onto their sense of self, whilst remaining in denial over it's existence allows that darkness control over you. Values inner strength more than the fleeting purity gained during times of despair. HumansAreBastards, and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans.
* '''[[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shanaism]]''': Everyone is already dead, including you. The afterlife is the reality. In a day or two, you could be [[RetGone forgotten completely]]. You just don't know it's happening yet.
* '''Bokononism''': God has deterministically organized humanity into unknowing teams (''karasses'') to do his work. Not much of a spiritual demand, but of course you have to memorize some oddball "calypso" scripture and a lot of silly words like ''Foma'' and ''Granfalloon.'' In addition to certain characters in Kurt Vonnegut's ''Cat's Cradle'' and in RealLife, known Bokononists include Rayanne's mother, Amber, on ''Series/MySoCalledLife''. (The name of the religion derives from the San Lorenzan pidgin English pronunciation of its founder's name, that founder being an ex-slave named Johnson, or "Bokonon.") Two calypsos in particular highlight the Bokononist worldview, the first regarding the nice little lies a Bokononist must internalize so as to avoid the pitfalls of despair:
-->''I wanted all things''
-->''to seem to make sense''
-->''so we could all be happy, yes''
-->''instead of tense''
-->''And I made up lies''
-->''So that they all fit nice''
-->''And I made this sad world''
-->''A par-a-dise''
* An excerpt of the second calypso focuses on the deterministic worldview of Bokononism:
-->''Oh, a sleeping drunkard''
-->''Up in Central Park''
-->''And a Lion Hunter''
-->''In the jungle dark''
-->''And a Chinese dentist''
-->''And a British Queen''
-->''All fit together''
-->''In the same machine...''
* '''[[VideoGame/MegaMan Rockmanism]]''': Fight, believer, For Everlasting Peace! Just be sure to [[BagOfSpilling put away all the weapons you acquired along the way afterward]].
** '''[[VideoGame/MegaManX Rockmanism X]]''': ...And your armor, too.
** '''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Rockmanism Zero]]''': ...Also, your Cyber-Elves.
** '''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Rockmanism.EXE]]''': ...And your oodles of awesome programs. Can't let the [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits Tutorial Mets]] lose work, y'know.
** '''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Rockmanism DASH]]''': ...Actually, don't worry about dumping your equipment this time. Your MissionControl will sell it for upkeep anyway.
** '''[[MegaManZX Rockmanism ZX]]''': ...Or this time, either. The newer converts will pick up your slack following the TimeSkip.
* ''[[Literature/LordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings]]'', unsurprisingly, has inspired the followers of '''[[http://lassiquendi.com/TheHiddenRealm/ Tië Eldaliéva]]''' or '''The Elven Path'''
** Quite surprisingly, actually, given that Tolkien was a devout Roman Catholic of a rather traditionalist stripe, and specifically modelled his mythos around Roman Catholic theology, rather than anything resembling modern New Age or Neopagan spirituality. It seems likely that [[MisaimedFandom these individuals don't really understand that]].
*** Elves (and Dwarves, and Ents) have their own paths - the Dwarves' involves some belief in resurrection - but arguably don't have souls. Men may, in time, develop a religion that will become Christianity. This is very subtly forshadowed in the conversation between Legolas and Gimli as they enter Minas Tirith. Bear in mind that the events of LOTR is supposed to take place on earth in ancient pre-history.
* '''[[ZeroWing The Path of All Your Base]]''': In the end, everybody dies, so make the best of your time here on earth. Move every zig, for great justice!
* '''[[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Kryptonism]]''': Put your hand in the hand of the man with heat vision. Only the weak succumb to brutality. It's not about where you were born. Or what powers you have. Or what you wear on your chest. It's about what you do... It's about action. Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. Until the dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share… don't stop fighting. Ever. And, most importantly, you are much stronger than you think you are.
* '''[[Series/TheFortyFourHundred White Light]]''': You have great potential waiting to be unlocked, if you are willing to take commensurately great risks. Accept that things happen for a reason, that there is a plan, and you have a place in it. Some hide amongst us who wish to derail that plan, and they seem powerful, but they ''can'' be defeated. Trust that, with your help, tomorrow will be a better day.
* '''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Flonneism]]''': [[ThePowerOfLove Love]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship conquers]] [[LoveFreak all]] [[DeadpanSnarker (though a healthy dose of sarcasm can help).]]
* '''[[Series/{{Supernatural}} Supernaturalism]]''': YouSuck and it's a CrapsackWorld, but you should help people because it's the right thing to do. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod Who the hell know if there's a God?]] [[GodIsEvil If there is one, he's probably a dick.]] And most importantly: laugh, even when you're scared shitless.
* '''[[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylarism]]''': Superpowers make you better than everyone else, so you should take as many as you can because you can.
** '''[[Series/{{Heroes}} Petrellism]]''': Superpowers make you special and/or better than everyone else (depending on which Petrelli you talk to), so you should either act as a DeusExMachina or [[AGodAmI play God]].
** '''[[Series/{{Heroes}} The Church of Claude]]''': [[YouSuck People suck.]] [[CrapsackWorld That's just the way it is.]]
* '''[[Series/{{Angel}} Angel's Witnesses]]''': Everyone can be redeemed.
** '''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer United Church of Spike]]''': Do what you want because you can.
*** Not related to '''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperturism]]''': You do what you must because you can, which is more related to [[SpiderMan Parker]][[ComesGreatResponsibility ism]]. [[color:white: And in the end, there will be cake.]]
* '''[[YouTubePoop MAI BOI!-ISM]]''': All toasters toast Spaghetti, and if people do not join and have their face made the greatest, [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: YOU WILL DIE! ]]

** Where there's smoke, they pinch back.
* '''[[MoulinRouge Toulouseism]]''': Live your life according to the Bohemian principles of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love. Remember: [[PowerOfLove The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return]].
* '''[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Cult of the Dark Lord]]''': All of mankind has evil urges, and these evil urges are what feeds the Dark Lord. [[InsaneTrollLogic Therefore, mankind secretly wants the Dark Lord to exist.]] And as there can be no light without darkness, there cannot be any manifestation of good without the existence of the Dark Lord. So give in to your evil urges, and let Him show you the way.
* '''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater Grand Order of the Jackass]]''': Worship the Sage, for he is the wisest of all. Otherwise, woe shall befall you in the most unthinkable ways possible. Actually, it will happen anyway, but better worship him just in case.
* '''[[Manga/{{Bleach}} The Church of the Bleached]]''': Use your power to help your friends. If you are ever in trouble, trust that your friends will save you. If you let yourself fall into despair or become too attached to worldly possessions, you will become an evil spirit in the afterlife. If you don't, then the afterlife will still suck, but at least your alignment will be by choice.
* '''[[spoiler: Aizenism]]''': An [[EvilCounterpart offshoot/hybrid]] of spiralism and/or The First Church of Kira that holds [[spoiler:Aizen]] as an [[VillainSue exemplar]]. One must see the world the way it [[ItsAllAboutMe should]] be rather than the way it is and do [[GambitRoulette everything possible]] in order to [[AdaptiveAbility become ]] [[EvilEvolves stronger]] and [[UpToEleven transcend your limitations ]] in order [[OneWingedAngel to ]] [[BishonenLine become ]] [[PhysicalGod perfect ]]. Do not trust or admire anyone. [[TheThirtySixStratagems Manipulate ]] [[UnwittingPawn everyone ]] [[UnwittingPawn else]] [[AffablyEvil while looking like ]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing a nice person ]]. Every member of family or nakama is a [[EvilCannotComprehendGood naive ]][[GoodIsDumb fool ]] who exists only as long as [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness necessary ]], as is everyone who admires or trusts you. [[CurbStompBattle Defeat ]] overwhelming odds [[TheWorfEffect effortlessly ]] with both your [[GameBreaker overwhelming ]] [[CurbStompBattle power]] and superior [[AwesomeByAnalysis intelligence ]]. Give [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech the reason you suck ]] [[BreakingSpeech speeches ]] until your opponent [[BerserkButton loses]] [[UnstoppableRage control]] and [[TooDumbToLive attacks blindly]]. Or [[HypocriticalHumor instead]] you can be a [[WrongGenreSavvy fool]] and worship [[spoiler:Aizen]] as a god. He'll [[InvincibleVillain win]] [[MagnificentBastard either]][[ManipulativeBastard way]] so it doesn't really [[YouCantFightFate matter]]. Engaged in a minor conflict with The Church of the Bleached.
* '''[[TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer Animaism]]''': Serve the Princess Anima, and you will be loved and rewarded for your service. Oppose the Magus Animus, who seeks to destroy the world. Destroy that which you hate, and destroy that which you love, so you may be freed from the burden of your hatred and may forever claim ownership of that which you love. Be ready to die at all times, because living just means you have a 100% chance of dying.
* '''[[Franchise/KamenRider Kamenriderism]]''': Even if there is no God or Buddha, there is Kamen Rider.
* '''[[Franchise/SuperSentai The Church of Super Sentai]]''': A religion with [[LongRunners 38 denominations to date!]] Each denomination consists of a FiveManBand capable of destroying other gods while making it showy.
** '''[[Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger Akibarangerism]]''': An unofficial branch of the Church of Super Sentai. Even if your adventures may be delusions, always remember that pain is power!
* '''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} Xanthism]]''': The world wants you to be happy. The secret to that happiness is to find your true love and settle down to a life of quiet contentment. Enjoy the puns, ignore the critics and the editors, and praise be to NIMBY.
* '''[[Franchise/MetalGear Snakism]]''': [[HideoKojima NUKES ARE VEDDY, VEDDY BAD.]] [[AuthorTract GRRR NUKES.]]
* '''[[{{Exalted}} The Righteous Path of Resplendent Solar Glory]]''': This is actually several philosophies in one. The Usurpation caused the initial schism, and they have since split into several different sects, most of which do not get along very well.
** '''First Age doctrine''': There are [[LegionsOfHell many]] [[TheFairFolk terrible]] [[EldritchAbomination things]] in the world, but place your faith in the Chosen of Heaven and Earth and all will be well.
** '''Post-Usurpation Sidereal doctrine (has no formal name)''': [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Do whatever it takes to protect the world.]] On occasion, you may argue with your fellows as to just what this should entail, but never forget that you all have the world's best interests at heart. Do not take open positions of authority; [[TheChessmaster good planning]] and [[ManipulativeBastard clever manipulation]] are your greatest tools.
** '''Post-Usurpation Lunar doctrine (The Thousand-Streams River)''': Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for the rest of his life. Giving people everything they want or need might sound good in the short term, but ultimately it makes them weak and dependent on the giver. Self-sufficiency is the greatest gift you can give. There is no one way to enlightenment; diversity is the greatest virtue, and change is ultimately a good thing. The River has no end.
** '''Post-Usurpation Terrestrial doctrine (The Immaculate Philosophy)''': Everyone has a place in the world. Those who do their best with the tools that are given to them, who are obedient to those above them and gentle but firm to those below...Such people shall inevitably be rewarded for their adherence to the natural order, whether now or in the [[{{Reincarnation}} next life]]. Those who abuse their authority, shirk their duties, or seek to live outside the role the Dragons have ordained for them shall suffer for their sins. Above all, seek to destroy the Anathema, who would drag all they touch down with them into wickedness and corruption.
* '''[[WatershipDown Frithraism]]''', Or the Frithraic Mysteries. Leave your Frithraeum, or "burrow" as it is sometimes known, and venture forth into the world. Be free to live by your wits and trust in [[TricksterMentor El-ahrairah]] to guide you, but never forget that [[EverythingTryingToKillYou all the world will be your enemy, Prince With A Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you they]] ''[[EverythingTryingToKillYou will]]'' [[EverythingTryingToKillYou kill you.]] But first they must catch you! Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people can never be destroyed.
* '''Amoralism''': There may or may not be a god, he hasn't done anything lately if there is. You pretty much care about taking care of yourself, and don't give a rip what people do provided that it fails to effect you. While at the same time providing limited aid to your circle of friends and those who pay you. Disciples of the teachings of amoralism don't really give a rip if you mess with them, they will simply ignore you and get back to work, or deck you if you start physically harming them. But if you mess with their friends or loved ones, be prepared for disproportionate retribution.
* '''[[http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/friends-chat/do-you-believe-in-mods/t.1494572/ First Gaian Church of the Mods]]''': Initially an sarcastic panning of "Cotton Candy Christianity", the Church did spawn dedicated believers who tried to keep the standard of discussion in GAIA's Extended Discussion forums relatively high-brow. Lost cause, but hey, they tried.
* '''[[http://www.examiner.com/x-4908-Twilight-Examiner~y2009m4d2-Twilight-series-spawns-religion-Edward-Cullen-is-real-members-should-read-the-books-like-a-Bible Cullenism]]''': Basic tenets are that the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series is essentially sacred scripture, the characters of said series are real, and Stephenie Meyer is canonically the greatest author of all time. To deny otherwise is HERESY.
* '''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40K-ism]]''': In the grim darkness of the far future there is only FAITH.
** '''The Imperial Cult''': [[ChurchMilitant The God-Emperor Protects!]] [[HumansAreBastards Suffer not the]] [[FantasticRacism Mutant, the Heretic, and the Xenos to live!]]
** '''Chaosism''': Sanity is for the weak! Also has a pretty minor conflict with the Imperial Cult above.
*** '''Khornate Sect''': Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!
*** '''Slaaneshi Sect''': Actively seek and enjoy an example (any example) of Squick.
*** '''Nurglite Sect''': Despair is okay, since there is security in its stagnation and papa Nurgle still loves you. [[PlagueMaster Just don't forget to cough...]]
*** '''Tzeentchian Sect''': Practice this form of hope and change, and you will achieve enlightenment.
** '''Tauism''': When doing something, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans think of the Greater Good]].
** '''Orkism''': [[MoreDakka There is no such thing as 'enuff dakka.]]
* '''[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft The Church of the Holy Light]]''': Be honorable, righteous, and kind to yourself and others, and the Light will guide and protect you. Take care to avoid all taint or corruption, for the forces of evil are insidious and love bending the good to their will, and redemption is a tricky business that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath you might not survive]]. Not to be confused with the Church that worships the other [[Manga/DeathNote Light]].
* '''[[{{Homestuck}} Skaiaism/Sburbism]]''': The universe was created by trolls. Creativity is the ultimate virtue. [[StableTimeLoop Stable Time Loops]] are real. Intelligent civilizations may be sacrificed at random to create new froggy universes, continuing the cycle of creation.
** '''[[ProblemSleuth Church of the Godhead Pickle Inspector]]''': All was created in the middle of time when GPI split two copies of his pre-accession self infinitely, creating all matter ever in existence. All men should strive to excel in the three holy stats of IMAGINATION, VIM and PULCHRITUDE- although abandoning one or two stats to become outrageously powerful in the third is perfectly fine. If you die in the imaginary world you will forevermore exist in an infinite lotus afterlife where you may play boardgames with a nice chap named Death- unless, of course, you make an easy escape though the backdoor back into life. However true nirvana may only be achieved by finally escaping your office into the real world.
* '''[[http://serenitism.webs.com Serenitism]]''': To simplify: [[Franchise/SailorMoon Queen Serenity]] can be viewed as a goddess figure. Make friends with the lonely, don't violate other peoples' minds or bodies, and do what you can to save Earth from destruction.
* '''The Cybermorphs''' in SergeyLukyanenko's ''{{Genome}}'' trilogy are a sect of [[TheCracker hackers]] who wear black lenses in their eye sockets, appear to be about 20, and believe that the entire Universe is just an illusion created by machines to enslave humanity. Sound [[Film/TheMatrix familiar]]? They also tend to say things like "There is no God but the Architect, and Neo is his prophet." When a ship's AI greets a Cybermorph with MatrixRainingCode, he starts reading their version of "Our Father" with phrases like "And deliver us from system crashes."
* [[spoiler:The '''Jovians''']] from ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'' [[spoiler:built their entire culture around ''{{Gekiganger 3}}'']]. This being ''[[DeconstructiveParody Nadesico]]'', HilarityEnsues.
* '''[[RichardDawkins Dawkins-ism]]''': StopWorshippingMe, dammit. Seek out the wonders of the mysteries of the world on your own.
* '''[[Creator/MrT T-ism]]''': Pity fools, stay in school, drink your milk.
* '''[[PatrickSwayze Swayzeism]]''': [[Film/RoadHouse Pain don't hurt. It's his way or the highway. There are also three simple rules to adhere to]]:
** Never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected.
** [[Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums Take it outside.]] Never start [[Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage anything]] inside the sacred bar unless it is absolutely necessary.
** [[NiceGuy Be nice.]] [[LetsGetDangerous Until it's time to not be nice.]]
** There is one more rule: [[Film/DirtyDancing Nobody puts baby in the corner.]]
* '''[[{{Preacher}} Custerism]]:''' Don't take no shit off fools. Judge a person by what's in 'em, not how they look. An' you do the right thing. Be one of the good guys. 'Cause there's way too many of the bad.
* '''[[{{Anime}} Animeism]]''': The worship of the Great Eyed Ones who emanated from the Isle of Nippon.
** '''The {{Otaku}}lt''': A more extremely devoted worship of Animeism that is often characterized by [[BasementDweller elaborate underground rituals]].
* '''[[KatawaShoujo Katawa Shoujoism:]]''' YouAreNotAlone, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and you are not strange.]] [[IAmWhatIAm You are you,]] [[HumansAreFlawed and everyone has damage.]] [[RousseauWasRight Be the better person.]]
* '''[[SayonaraZetsubouSensei Zetsubouism:]]''' You're in despair. People making cults out of fiction have left you in despair.
* '''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei The Threefold Path Of The Goddess]]''': There are but three paths to follow: [[OrderVersusChaos Law, Neutrality, or Chaos.]] None is better than the other, all can be good [[FromACertainPointOfView depending on one's perspective.]]
* '''[[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Church of Falcon]]''': The almighty Captain Falcon watches over us all, waiting for us to show him our moves. Our [[http://www.falconchurch.com main place of worship]] is currently defunct, but it shall rise again!
** '''[[StarFox Wolfism]]''': The dark counterpart to the Church of Falcon.
* '''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}} Church of Alvis (Alvism)]]''': And verily, thou shalt believe that the Savior Alvis did get wasted on much liquor and kill manyscore Indians for thy sins, or thou shalt be [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shot in thy freaking face]]. For 'vengeance is mine', spake Alvis. Now let us drink deeply of the bourbon, scotch, and rye until such time as we are fighting drunk. Then we shall find, and beat the asses of, the nonbelievers.
* '''[[FutuRama Benderism]]''': God needs booze. Also; when you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
* '''[[RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utenaity]]''': Everyone holds an ideal -- a "Prince" -- in their hearts. This Prince is not real, and holding anyone (even yourself) to the standards of this Prince will lead to pain for both of you. Learn to see people as people: flawed, broken, and often wrong, but ultimately wanting and deserving of love. Enlightenment comes from the realization that the Prince was DeadAllAlong and that only you can rescue yourself. Also, [[IncestIsRelative don't bang your brother]].
* '''[[AxisPowersHetalia Hetalianism]]''': Portraying America other than a hamburger-eating and glasses-wearing hero is HERESY!
** Also, we will all become one with Russia.
* '''[[Literature/DonQuixote Church of the]] [[ManOfLaMancha Battered Knight]]:''' [[CrapsackWorld The world and many of the humans in it are brutal and uncaring,]] and [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids thinking that's going to change any time soon is completely absurd.]] Thus, the only choice is to [[TheExistentialist embrace]] [[MadHatter absurdity]] and accept that, while BeingGoodSucks, [[BeingEvilSucks the alternative is even worse.]]
* '''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} The Cult of the Lemon]]''': The insightful teachings about the world around us, originally learned and recorded by a small but powerful set of sages.
* '''[[{{Disney}} Disneyism]]''': Magic is all around us and good will always triumph over evil. Also, give us every penny you have.
* '''[[VideoGame/TouhouProject Gensokyism/Yukarism]]''': ZUN is your (drunken) Messiah and Touhou games are your Bible. Play them so that if one day you are whisked away to Gensokyo by the great [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]], you may be prepared. Also Touhou themes and remixes thereof are your religious psalms.
* '''[[Literature/YoungWizards Wizardisum]]''': You should use your life to further the universe and prevent entropy from decaying it. This involves knowing that others have to commit HeroicSacrifice 's in order for you to live, and you should make sure their sacrifice is not in vain.
** Taking the oath is also a critical component. Here's an example copy:
-->In Life's name and for Life's sake, I say that I will use the Art for nothing but the service of that Life. I will guard growth and ease pain. I will fight to preserve what grows and lives well in its own way; and I will change no object or creature unless its growth and life, or that of the system of which it is part, are threatened. To these ends, in the practice of my Art, I will put aside fear for courage, and death for life, when it is right to do so — till Universe's end.