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"Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and for thy possession, the ends of the earth. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron. Thou shalt dash them in pieces, like a potters vessel. Be wise now therefore ye kings. Be admonished ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the son lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, though his wrath be kindled but a little."
Father Alexander Anderson, Hellsing, quoting Psalm 2

"We are the servants of God, and the messengers of His justice. We are the instruments of His divine wrath on earth. We are called upon to cleanse His kingdom: bringing ash from the flesh of thine enemies. Praise to our Lord!"
Alexander Anderson, Hellsing

Comic Books

"Depart from here, you accursed, into everlasting fire which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels! For you and your followers, there will be worms that will never die!"
Knights of Saint Hagan, Hellboy


Film — Live-Action

"If I'm not back in 10 minutes, call the Pope!"

"And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, 'O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.' And the Lord did grin."


On this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

God made Arakis to train the faithful.

"I don't call him the Fist of God as a pet name, folks."
Harry Dresden on Michael Carpenter, Small Favor

It is important, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size.

"A paladin may well be the finest, purest example of what a man can be — the epitome of all that is noble. And a paladin mounted for battle on his war charger, filled with holy zeal and absolute courage, might well be the most inspiring sight that many mortals could hope to see. He can, and does, accomplish much good. But a hundred paladins, a thousand? United in purpose, single-minded and driven by their sense of duty? I tell you truly, Uncle, I can think of no better definition of terror."
Danilo, Thornhold

Live-Action TV

Gangster: Are you a cop?
Sister Stephanie: No. I'm with a tougher outfit. I'm a nun.


'Cause I represent a whole new breed of Christian of today
And I'm authorized and deputized to blow you clean away
Carman, "Satan, Bite the Dust!"

I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword
In defense of this land and the word of the Lord
—"Bright Sunny South"

I have seen the fire
Of a thousand suns pass by
While blasphemers fill the air
Bearing false witness
Now we rise
All ye children of the wild
Fists like hammers fill the air
Vast legions all immortal
Smash the stillness everywhere
Manowar, "Holy War"

God made us the boss.
God gave us the cross
We turned it into a sword
To spread the Word of the Lord
Mass, "God Said"

He sees the crescent and the star blink in the virgin sky
And hears the call of milk and honey from the afterlife
And as he eases to the checkpoint, he is calm and sure
It's collateral damage, it's the cost of war]
It's another bag of bones for the Gods to sort
Kevin Devine, "Another Bag Of Bones"

For the grace, for the might of our lord
In the name of his glory
For the faith, for the way of the sword
Come and tell their story
Gave their lives so boldly
Sabaton, The Last Stand

Tabletop Games

"I am the hammer, I am the instrument of His will, the tip of His spear, the edge of His sword, the flight of his arrows, the gauntlet about His fist. I am the hammer, the hate, the bane of the treacherous and the woes of all daemonkind."
The Malleus Maleficarum, Warhammer 40,000

The martyr's grave is the keystone of the Imperium.
The First Book of Indoctrinations, Warhammer 40,000

''Repent and join, or be cursed and die.''
Creed of the Red Redemption, Warhammer 40,000

"I am the righteous shield of Moradin and a sword in his mighty hand! I fear no evil!"
Paladin Class Opening Quote, Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook

Video Games

"Suffer not the alien, the mutant, the heretic."
Chapter Master Gabriel Angelos, Dawn of War

"When our Lord entered the temple and found it polluted by money changers and beasts, did he ask them to leave? Did he cry? Did he simply walk away? No. He drove them out. It is one thing to forgive a slap across my cheek, but an insult to The Lord requires, no, it demands correction."
Joshua Graham, Fallout: New Vegas


"I'm sorry to tell you that our name, 'Sisters of Mercy', is a bit misleading. God shows mercy. We don't."
Sister Marguerite, Sister Claire

Web Video

Father Alexander Anderson: WHO are we?
Paladins of Iscariot: The necessary evil!
Anderson: WHY are we necessary?
Iscariots: To purge the world of evil worse than man!
Anderson: And why are we God's chosen few, ordained to undertake this unholy task?
Iscariots: Because no one else will!

Real Life

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored
He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword.
His truth is marching on

"I will not be slightly worried or reluctant to leave my wife and young daughter under protection of any Sikh soldier."
Anonymous British General

Jesus and no quarter!
Covenanters battlecry

Jesus of Nazareth blesses thee Prince of Emathia, King of Albania, Terror of the Ottomans, King of Epirus
—Latin inscription of Skanderbeg's helmet.

Knights, your salvation is assured
When you have heard the clamor of God
Against the Turks and Almoravids,
Who greatly dishonored Him.
Unjustly they have seized His fiefs
For this we must feel deep pain,
Since there God was first served,
And recognized as Lord.
Whoever goes now with King Louis,
Should not fear the sea of Hell,
For his soul will go to Paradise,
With the Angels and Our Lord.
"Chevalier, mult estes guariz", Crusader song

"'Love is the only weapon.' Shit! Bullshit! Martin Luther King died with love! Kennedy died talking about something he couldn't even understand, some kind of generalized love, and he never even backed it up. He was shot down. Bullshit! 'Love is the only weapon with which I've got to fight.' I've got a hell of a lot of weapons to fight! I've got my claws. I've got cutlasses. I've got guns. I've got dynamite. I've got a hell of a lot to fight! I'll fight! I'll fight!"
—Pastor Jim Jones, mass meeting in Jonestown