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"Well the Protestants hate the Catholics
And the Catholics hate the Protestants
And the Hindus hate the Muslims
everybody hates the Jews!"
— "National Brotherhood Week", That Was the Year That Was

Tropes about religion, non religion, spirituality, divinity, and the afterlife.


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    Religion in general 
  • The Teetotaler: Someone who abstains from drinking alcohol. While there can be secular motives for teetotalism, many people do so because their religious beliefs frown upon getting intoxicated.
  • The Theocracy: A system of government run by priests who rule through religious laws, as opposed to a secular government.
  • Theotech
  • There Is a God!: Someone is happy about something they wanted to happen and sees it as proof that God does exist.
  • Token Religious Teammate: The one member of a group who is explicitly shown to have religious beliefs.
  • Tribe of Priests: A whole community of religious preachers.
  • Turbulent Priest
  • Turn to Religion
  • Universal Chaplain: Military chaplains are priests who provide religious services to fellow soldiers, regardless of their faith.
  • Unwanted False Faith: Someone is dismayed that people worship them under the mistaken assumption that they're divine.
  • Virtue/Vice Codification
  • Vow of Celibacy: Some clergy (especially monks and nuns) have sworn to never marry or have sex, and instead devote their whole lives to practicing their religion.






    South/East Asian Religions (including Hinduism and Buddhism) 

Alternative Title(s): Religion, Religious Tropes