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10:14:19 AM Jan 8th 2013
Is there a similar topic about how Eastern religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, etc.—are depicted in Western media?
12:33:31 PM Feb 15th 2012
edited by SuiCaedere
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Played for Laughs

The whole series may be a comedy, with a large percentage of the clergy portrayed as incompetent, ditzy or air-headed, especially if they are in-training junior nuns or priests. Even if the story is a drama, there will usually be a hand full of idiot acolytes who act as Comic Relief. This is very uncharacteristic, if not nonexistent in the west.

Should we mention that, despise this, we do have a trope know as Nuns Are Funny?
12:49:20 PM Aug 24th 2011
Nuns aren't clergy/clerics in Catholicism... in fact, they are by definition, laypersons... (prior to Vatican II, they were, like most brothers in orders, in a third category, called Religious, which is, post V II, folded back into the laity.) There are several references in the trope page to nuns as clerics, and it's bad form.
06:39:57 PM Oct 25th 2011
change it then
08:02:41 AM Jul 4th 2011
Does Justin from Soul Eater really count? It's not even clear whether Christianity exists in the Soul Eater universe.
05:48:59 PM Jul 3rd 2011
Is it just me, or is this part unnecessary?

Blue Bishōnen Ghetto and Pink Bishoujo Ghetto

Everyone is especially good-looking and sporting Anime Hair. No homely people here.

Isn't that the case with many anime in general, and not just Christianity as portrayed in anime?
11:54:59 PM Sep 10th 2011
Not necessarily. Those tropes are pervasive in anime, but they don't account for the majority of it.
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