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[Accepted] Space Christians: Aeretic Order


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Type (e.g. Planet, Faction, System): Faction


Founding/Settlement Date (if applicable): 2432


Region of Space: Sol Alliance


Controlled by (if not a faction):

Catholic Church


Other Snapshot information:

A religion that combines some racial religions and believes that Space Jesus comes back every X years to tell people about gawd and how totes cool it is. (not unlike what Christianity has done for a few hundred years, really. Christians are really damn good at taking pagan beliefs and incorporating them into doctrine. Like seriously good at it.)


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http://piratepad.net/wZDwcZdHNz

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A few questions from friendly ol' Xander!


1. Would you actually be willing to excuse yourself ICly from work activities to attend the Chapel for religious reasons, and will this sect's views actively affect your character's views?


2. Would you be willing to try and make a Chaplain character to try and spread this religion legitimately amongst the crew to attempt to spark actually IC involvement and interest of the community?


3. Do you feel like you'd be able to write up some religious text as a basis for the religion itself, i.e. scriptures on bluespace etc. (If you already have, apologies, I skim-read the piratepad)


Feel free to answer this on your own time, or not at all :)

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1. Would you actually be willing to excuse yourself ICly from work activities to attend the Chapel for religious reasons, and will this sect's views actively affect your character's views?


That would depend heavily on the round in question, and the activities. As the character of mine who will follow this is part of medical and routinely works alone or with minimal support, excusing oneself from that department when it is understaffed would be extremely unfair to anyone who may very well need help. As most of the holidays that this character would acknowledge are in-line with real-life holidays (Christamas, Easter, etc) following them would probably be a non-issue when they do occur.


This sect's views do actively affect my character's views, and they make him routinely question what he is and has done in the past.


2. Would you be willing to try and make a Chaplain character to try and spread this religion legitimately amongst the crew to attempt to spark actually IC involvement and interest of the community?


Yes. Most certainly. Though I must admit I would love to snipe a particular chaplain character controlled by another player who I've seen around quite a bit recently.


3. Do you feel like you'd be able to write up some religious text as a basis for the religion itself, i.e. scriptures on bluespace etc. (If you already have, apologies, I skim-read the piratepad)


I love writing, especially writing pseudo-religious legends and short stories (I am, personally, agnostic. But I really love reading religious stories and studying various religions. It's a fascinating subject.) If you will note, I've alluded to potential myths on the pad that should certainly be fleshed out more. I'd love to further develop them, or have another person collaborate in developing them.

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Also one thing, It is silly to think the Roman Catholic Church would collaborate with this.

 

We need to allow for some grow room for this, the Roman Catholic Church has probably grown in the past 400 years.

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>Inb4 every christian going for this version.

Can't wait to call heresy on all this though, and have old man panic attacks as half the station dooms themselves to hell with this radical belief. Swearing in God's name is also good heresy material. Hopefully people will convert and not retcon, the initiation ritual seems fun. +1

Will they be using the bible as basis aswell? Or should they get their own unique version. Because this is important to keep in mind when i beat them with the bible spread the gospel to them.

Probably the latter, but i wanted to ask anyway

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Also one thing, It is silly to think the Roman Catholic Church would collaborate with this.

 

I never said they did.


I said they recognize the catholic leadership and the Pope as leaders of their faith, in addition to having leaders of their own. I made no comment on how the traditional catholic faith views them.


Quite a few "new" branches of Christianity were/are considered heretical (Pope and Antipope excommunicating each other, The protestants, Angelican Church... actually just about every non-catholic branch of Christianity.). How traditional Roman Catholics view these people would be up to people who are not me. Though I suspect that if anything some Catholics would certainly entertain the idea of recognizing the sect out of sheer practicality. (While others would be hilariously offended by the very idea)

 

Will they be using the bible as basis aswell?

 

They would use the bible, though probably with rather heavy revisions. Most Christian faiths print their own version of the bible. This would be no different.


Major differences would likely be the Creation Myth, the inclusion of stories of other species at the end of the old testament, and the lives of Christ.

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Out of curiosity, would baptism be done by smashing a bluespace crystal over a persons head, thus baptizing them in bluespace?

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Out of curiosity, would baptism be done by smashing a bluespace crystal over a persons head, thus baptizing them in bluespace?

Generally no. Though part of their ritual for making holy water may be dunking a bluespace crystal into a container of water. (teleporting it)

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