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Eagal
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02:50:19 PM Apr 15th 2014
This trope could basically be seen as a more specific version of Captain Ersatz, non?
MithrandirOlorin
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03:23:56 PM May 23rd 2012
On the Shakesphere example the Catholic Nun tradition actually is Modeled after Diana and Artemis. Arsinoe (Cleopatra's Sister) became what Hermia was given the option of becoming.
MithrandirOlorin
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03:05:26 PM May 23rd 2012
Tolkien's example is virtually the Codifier to me, but it's labeled Inverted here, even though that actually is more like how Yeshua actually wanted the Church to be, he HATED Organized religion.
betatesthighlander1
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08:54:03 AM Nov 25th 2011
i was thinking that something along the lines of jesesque or jesusque would be a hilarious title for this trope, any objections or suggestions
PlatinumBeetle
09:41:37 PM Jun 15th 2012
It would be slightly less offensive.
ProfessorJack
02:18:34 AM Jul 7th 2012
but it'd be less readable.
Osric
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08:51:27 AM Nov 21st 2011
Cut the To Aru Majutsu no Index entry, since the religion there is Christianity, God and all, not just something that looks suspiciously like it.
Jordan
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11:33:41 AM Jun 26th 2011
I made some changes to the Discworld one- I double checked, and Io's religion is the Church of England equivalent in Ankh-Morpork, not Offler's. I can't really remember what the Offlerist worship was like in the city (I know that Violent in Hogfather was an Offlerist who didn't drink alcohol). Can't remember if that repairing roof thing was indeed about Offler.

94.9.179.3
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03:01:48 PM Jul 10th 2010
I don't read/watch One Piece, is Eneru worshipped like in Christianity?
Jordan
11:31:44 AM Jun 26th 2011
Yeah, I don't either, but that example sounds bad- more like a guy using powers to trick people into thinking he was a deity.
Fighteer
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12:10:23 PM Mar 19th 2010
Okay, someone help me with the Dragonriders of Pern entry. This seems like it's really, really stretching the trope. I simply do not see how the dragons are worshipped in any way resembling a religion. All the practices and customs surrounding them are the logical evolution of a feudal society that is absolutely dependent on a particular group of people for survival. I see absolutely no Christian analogues at all in the text. Tithing is a feudal concept, not a Christian one. I'm going to cut that section unless someone comes up with a good defense.

tricksterson
06:52:10 AM Mar 20th 2010
Nope, no defense here. Cut it.
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