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Sith Korriban
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Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby Sith Korriban » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:10 pm

It's time for the government to hire a new religious advisor. Your people have narrowed down the candidates to:

The Debate
Catholic Archbishop Naki Li: boasts an excellent track record, having rapidly increased church attendances in his constituencies through the "Reaching God Through Guilt" program. Seen as a solid choice.



New Age thinker Bill Steele: a left-field candidate with some radical ideas. "For me, it's not about the name of your religion. It's about discovering your spirituality in whatever guise that takes. Some people call that a cult: I call it taking spirituality to the people."



Finally, there's Larry Gutenberg. "If I am awarded the appointment, I will immediately resign," the ex-schoolteacher has declared. "Because, frankly, God is a big load of hokey. I'll be doing everyone a favor by just shutting up about it."


I'm trying to steer my nation toward the theocratic dictatorship it ought to be, but... not a Catholic one. From what I've seen, bigger nations get to pick their own official religion, but what do I do in the meantime?
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Surote
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Re: Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby Surote » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:12 pm

Pick the atheist teacher trust me it's alot better

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Sith Korriban
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Re: Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby Sith Korriban » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:34 pm

Better in the general sense, or better in the sense of the nation I'm aiming for. I want a monoreligious, possibly even fanatical nation. I just don't want it to be a real-world religion.

Since I am patterning it after a fandom Empire, a magocratic/theocratic dictatorship...
~Dark Lady of the Sith
"Sometimes you have to walk in darkness to bring the truth to light"
"So be angry about that! Hate! Rage! Despair! Allow yourself, just once, to stop playing the game of Jedi Knight, and admit what you have always known: you are alone, and you are great, and when the world strikes you it is better to strike back than turn your cheek." ―Dooku, to Yoda

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Surote
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Re: Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby Surote » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:38 pm

Then if you want a religious society pick the new age guru

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Cynthia McKinney
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Re: Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby Cynthia McKinney » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:41 pm

Picking the atheist teacher is better in the general sense.

If you want a religious psycho running everything wait until you get the issue question of faith and pick the leader of the Order Of Violet and he'll establish a new Dark Age and he'll have everyone executed who doesn't join the Order Of Violet.

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Re: Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby New Olwe » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:43 am

If your nation's religion isn't included as an option, just dismiss it. That's what I do, since there's no option to appoint a Druid or Wiccan Priestess.
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Re: Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby Bears Armed » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:56 am

If you really want a 'religious' state then pick option #1, even though it does name the "wrong" faith: The 'effect' line that "the government is seen to favor catholics" will be displaced shortly enough, just as soon as you've answered a few more issues too, but it will "permanently" increase your people's overall rating for piety -- rather than just a hypothetical 'Roman Catholic piety' stat -- anyway...
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Niicha
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Re: Spiritual Advisor Advice

Postby Niicha » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:22 pm

New Olwe wrote:If your nation's religion isn't included as an option, just dismiss it. That's what I do, since there's no option to appoint a Druid or Wiccan Priestess.


One could argue that the new age guru could be interpreted as aforementioned Druid or Wiccan Priestess. Just use your ima-a-a-a-agination.


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