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Religion in YN

Postby Athrania » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:07 pm

What is the majority religion and creed in YN? What minority religions are there in YN? Is there a State Religion? To what extent are policy, laws, and governmental activities influenced by religion?

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Islam is the majority religion, 99.8% of citizens are muslim, Sunni Islam is practiced by 80-85% of citizens. Zaidi, Ismaili, and Twelver islam is practiced by around 15-20% of citizens. Among immigrants and expats, around 30% are christian, mostly catholic. State religion is Sunni Islam, with creed mostly based on the Hanbali school of thought; Codified Islamic law (Shariah), is the primary source of law, uncodified Shariah is held as supreme law. No law, ordinance, or policy may contradict either the codified or uncodified Shariah, as judged by the Counsel of Scholars, and the supreme court. the Islamic State of Athrania constitutionally binds herself to spreading and supporting the islamic faith, and islamic education is compulsory for muslim grades k-12. The offical weekend is Fri-Sat, as Friday is the muslim day of congregation.
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Postby Medzhumoramia » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:27 pm

Christianity
87.16% are identified as belonging to the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Ki Patriarchate, also known as the Ryfenian Orthodox Church, is the Autocephalous church in the country, and maintains several autonomous branches under its omouphorion, led by Metropolitans (within the country, naming Metropolitan See: the Church of Poland (Warsaw), the Church of Lithuania (Vilnius), the Church of Latvia (Riga), the Church of Estonia (Tallinn)). The Fully autocephalous German Orthodox Church (Berlin) has jurisdiction in a small portion of the country. Orthodox Christianity is the Respected Establishment of Religion by the State.

3.73% are identified as being members of a Protestant Church. The largest Protestant Churches are the Lutheran Church in Medzhumoramia (Especially among the Germans), The Gustavian Church (a Reformed Church), The Methodist Episcopal Church in Medzhumoramia (Especially among the Yaenki), and the Baptist Union of Medzhumoramia (of Yaenki origin, but with some converts). Typically, a chuch must have Trinitarian theology to be counted in this categorы, leaving the small quantities of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Oneness Pentecostals in the country for the "other" category.

1.36% of the population are members of the Roman Catholic Church. This population is most significant in the western and southern border regions of the country.

Judaism
2.4% of the country identifies as practitioners of the Jewish Faith. Judaism's history in the country has its rough and messy points, but overall, the area was considered at least relatively favorable for Jewish settlement compared to neighboring countries for much of history, and it is estimated that up to one eighth of the country was Jewish in 1900. The creation of the Jewish State in Israel led to widespread emigration from the Jewish population, but it remains one of the highest in Europe.

Other Religions
Most world religions are technically statistically present, but most are of exceedingly small number. Islam, Neo-Paganism, and "Non-Trinitarian Christ-Referencing Religions" are the most numerous in this category. 0.16% of the population fall into the "Other Religions" Category

Irreligion
5.19% of the Population identify as not being believers of any given religion.
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Postby The Fantasy tech Caliphate » Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:31 am

What is the majority religion and creed in YN? :
Islam and it’s shahada.
What minority religions are there in YN?:
Every other religion that exists, more or less.

Is there a State Religion?:
Yes,
Islam.
To what extent are policy, laws, and governmental activities influenced by religion?:
It is the main factor in government.
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Postby Madrinet » Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:57 am

Catholicism is the largest religion in Madrinet, and has been the state church since Odilo of Bavaria envassaled the young Madrinetan Duke Aschwin in 740. Madrinet retained its Christian connection after independence in 1797, its new constitution stating that "the Christian religion, as contained in the Scriptures, shall be held forth and recommended as the public profession of this Kingdom" - although guarantees for religious liberty were included in the same document. Approximately 83% of Madrinetans describe themselves as Christian, with the majority of that number (~80%) self-identifying as Catholic. Significant minorities exist in the Orthodox and Evangelical churches, while other religions - primarily Islam and Hinduism - make up approximately 10% of the population.
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Postby Farromia » Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:13 am

The Catholicism is the most practicated religion with the 53,2% of the population that consider itself catholic, the second is Pagansim, remembering the ancient past of the northern gods on the island, with the 11% of the population that consider itself pagan, the 35% consider itself atheist and the 1% consider itself Rabbinic or Muslim.

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Postby -Terrapacis- » Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:37 am

Terrapacisians are predominantly Christian, with 65.7% of the population reporting to follow some denomination of Christianity. Protestantism and Catholicism are the largest Christian denominations, with 53.5% of Christians reporting to follow a Protestant denomination and 40.6% of Christians reporting to follow Roman Catholicism. The second largest religion in our nation is Judaism, with 2.2% of the population reporting to be Jewish (with the largest denomination in our nation being Reform Judaism, about 43% of Terrapacisian Jews are part of this denomination). This is followed by Buddhists with 1.6% of the population being Buddhist, Hinduism with 1.1% of the population being Hindu, Islam with 0.8% of the population being Muslim, and 0.5% of the population following other religious beliefs. The non-religious make up 28.1% of the total Terrapacisian population.

Constitutionally, Terrapacis is a secular state with no state religion and has strict separation of church and state.
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Postby Agilenion » Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:40 am

Agilenion is a mostly atheist/agnostic nation. There are no large religious groups. There are, however, smaller communities who follow folk religions and people who consider themselves spiritual but not religious.

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Postby Floofybit » Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:44 am

What is the majority religion and creed in YN?

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What minority religions are there in YN?

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Is there a State Religion?

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To what extent are policy, laws, and governmental activities influenced by religion?

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Postby Tangatarehua » Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:12 pm

Religion is a slightly confusing topic in Tangatarehua. Although there is a state religion, in practice Tangatarehua is an extremely secular country.

84% of the population claims an affiliation with Tikanga Wairua, the state religion (which is basically comprised of traditional Maori mythology).

However, 64% of people also identify as atheists, with the number of true believers of the state religion estimated to be as low as 3%. In other words, people claim to be affiliated with Tikanga Wairua as well as with other religions, or as well as being atheists.

The next largest religion is Islam, practiced by 10% of the population - although Islam is probably the largest religion in terms of the numbers of true believers.

Christianity was a major religion before 1921, when Tangatarehua enacted policies to expel, exile or execute all Christians in the nation following decades of sectarian clashes between Christians and traditionalists. Although the ban on Christianity was overturned in 1953, today Christianity is practiced by less than 1% of the population, making it less popular than Scientology, although there is a large global diaspora of Rehuan Christians who moved to other countries in the early 20th century to escape the purges.
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Postby Free Kathen » Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:30 pm

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The largest religion of Free Kathen is also the religion it bases its principles off of, Agapist Theoism. Roughly 61% of the country practices this version of the religion. It is structurally similar to our world's Eastern Orthodoxy, and is doctrinally similar in a lot of ways. However, there are also elements of our world's Quakerism within, as they are extremely accepting and focused on spreading the love of their god.

After that comes other types of Theoism, coming in at 18% of the population. Most of these are Orthodox Theoists, who are extremely similar to our world's Eastern Orthodox Christians. However, there is also a tiny minority of Dominionist Theoists, making up less than 1% of this population. They believe that their mission is to create the kingdom of Theos on earth, with a High Elder leading autocratically.

After that is Rigalianism, at 17%. They are a polytheistic faith, with 12 main gods at its center. The leader of these gods is Rigali, the god of the sun and warfare. While they have full rights within the government and are allowed to lead councils and hold government positions, there are many within Kathen who associate the religion with their previous colonizers, and are thus harsh towards its practitioners.

After that, 4% of the population can be identified as "other". This is roughly divided between atheism, agnosticism, and druidism.While most of the atheists and agnostics were present before the Midnight Revolution, druidism came over with volunteers from Laguzrauth, who came over in order to support Kathen's revolution from the Rigali Empire.
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Postby Angvar » Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:53 pm

Keanuism is a religion founded in the 1st century CE that started out as a religious and philosophical movement based around the teachings of Keanu Reeves (venerated by its adherents as the Messiah) and his disciples and has developed into a personality cult in the heyday of the Aurean Empire. It is the largest religion in Angvar with 45.38% of the population that describe themselves as Keanuists. Its second-largest denomination, the Angvarian Ecumenical Catheric Church, has been the state church since the evangelization of the Angvarians in 990 CE, claiming 40.12% of Angvarian Keanuists. The Basic Laws state that the Keanuist religion "as taught by its founder and interpreted accordingly by Scriptures shall henceforth be held as the public confession of the Empire and its subjects both home and abroad", although guarantees for religious freedom were added to the same.
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Postby Nova Universo » Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:37 pm

What is the majority religion and creed in YN?
The majority religion of the City is Roman Catholicism, which is practised by about 17,3% of the population.

What minority religions are there in YN?
The minority religions of the City are Islam, traditional African religions and other animistic religions.

Is there a State Religion?
No. The City does not recognise a state religion nor hold a belief in higher regard than others.

To what extent are policy, laws, and governmental activities influenced by religion?
The government is mildly influenced by religion due to its pervasiveness. However, this is an unwanted influence, therefore they are working to excise religious influence out of City policy.
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Postby Washington-Columbia » Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:56 pm

Majority Religion:
Christianity is the largest religion in Cascadia, with 61.1% of the Population Practicing it. 43.6% Protestant, 11.5% Catholic, 6% Orthodox.

Minority Religions:
20.65 of the Cascadian Population are irreligious, and do not practice any religion at all. The third largest religion in Cascadia is Islam, mainly prevalent in what would be South Oregon and Southwest Idaho IRL, but significant groups are scattered around the country. 4.6% of the Cascadians are Muslims. 73.5% Sunni Islam, 24.8% Shia Islam, 1.7% other minority Islamic Groups. Other minority groups with an percentage of practices over 1 percent are: Buddhism, 3.1%, Shinto, 2.8%, Judaism, 2.1%, Cascadian Native Religions, (classified under one name, often not really in common) 3.7%, Chinese Folk Religion, 1.4%.


State Religion:
Cascadia, for all its years as an Kingdom, and a Democracy, no state religion has ever been put into place and there are many restrictions from amendments and the Constitution to make sure that Separation of Church and State are in place. Though when Sarpei was in power, He did make a cult of personality and was often portrayed as a deity.

Influence of Religion in Policy, laws, and government activities:
Religion has little to no influence in decisions made by the Federal, State, and Local governments.
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Overview

Charrou is a primarily Christian country. 74% of the population identify as "Christian", belonging to a number of denominations. Around a fifth of the population are irreligious (atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular) while the remaining population follow religions such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Umbanda. The largest Christian denomination is the United Reformed Church, a united protestant church, which over forty percent of Christians are a part of while Catholics make up a quarter of the Christian population.

The Christian Denominations

The United Reformed Church is a united protestant church with an episcopal polity. Due to the united nature of the church, it encompasses a number of theological traditions. The largest "parties" within the church are the Reformed party (Arminian), the Evangelical party (Lutheran), and the Articliste Party (Hussite). The Church is headed by the Archbishop of Seurin, currently Patrice Gaumont, who serves as the "first among equals" of the community of Charrouard bishops. The ERU was founded when the colonial Governor-General, Alfred de Morée, established two new churches to group all of the protestants into as a means of administration. The ERU was formed for those who adhered to an episcopal polity, and it quickly grew to be the largest denomination in the colony. Today the ERU comprises around 42% of Christians in the country, a decline from 53% in 1990.

The Reformed Orthodox Church is a presbyterian church founded by conservative Calvinists who left the United Reformed Church after the ascendancy of the Arminians in the Reformed party. The EOR was initially an episcopal church but established a presbyterian polity in 1811. It has both high-church and low-church tendencies and adheres to the French Confession of Faith, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dordt.

The Free Church of Charrou is rather than a denomination, a union of churches. It is one of the two original protestant churches of Charrou and is considered to be the liberal counterpart to the conservative EOR and the "moderate" ERU. The Free Church adheres to the Langon Articles, a confession of very basic principles which allows for disagreement on most theological issues. Today the Free Church has members of Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed, and Anglican backgrounds.

Along with these denominations, the Catholic, Orthodox, and Latter-day Saints all have a presence in Charrou. There are numerous minor protestant demoninations, such as the Conference of Baptists, the Evangelical Church of Charrou (an independent Lutheran Church), the Independent Reformed Churches, and the Episcopal Church of Charrou (Methodists & Anglicans), as well as countless independent churches.

Smaller Religions

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Charrou has developed communities of minor religions. Jewish communities began to form in the 1910s following a wave of immigration from Europe. Islamic and Hindu communities have developed since the 1980s too. All are primarily centred in urban areas, with little rural presence.
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Before Confucianism was redefined as "Values", it was the majority religion with 68% of all citizens following Confucianism. Though most people are "secular" by this point, about 15% of citizens are christian with the rest following Islam (especially throughout the malay minority) and folk religions.
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What is the majority religion and creed in YN?

Islam is the majority religion in the Emirate, with approximately 84% of the Emirate adhering to the faith. Through conversions, jizya and other incentives the religion is growing in occupied territories at a very slow pace. The denomination followed is Ibadism, mostly practiced in North Africa and the Americas, making up roughly 92% of Muslims in the Emirate, however conquered territories such as Jamal Straits, Berber Nadia and to a lesser extent, Old Aksum practice Sunnism making up 7%. Shiaism is only present in the Jamal straits making up 1%.

What minority religions are there in YN?

Christianity
Christianity prior to Islamic invasion was large in the region, with the establishment of a North African Church following the seperation of the Coptic Churches from the Chalcedonian churches. However following the Islamification of the region and the rise of the Emirate, compounded by numerous papal bulls restricting travel of Catholics to the shores of the Barbary Coast, and the expulsion of most Christians in the 15th century, Christianity has been on the decline. Today, Christianity makes up 6% of the religious side of the Emirate yet the age old resistance against Christians still remains in the predominantly Muslim nation. Christians are usually harassed and are still taxed at different rates than Muslims as per the retention of the jizya. The rights of Christians are usually ignored, and violence is common in areas where Muslims and Christians share the same space.

North African Orthodox Church:
Most Christians in the country adhere to the North African Orthodox Church. Similar to Syriac churches of the Levant, the churches have developed a distinct identity and have become interwoven in the very history of the nation. Unlike Catholicism, Orthodoxy or Coptic, the adherents of the church were spared expulsion during the deportations of the 15th century, largely due to the deep and entrenched positions they held in the Emir's court. Today Orthodoxy is the leading christian faith in the Emirate making up 97% of all Christians in the country

Catholicism:
Due its location in the Mediterranean, the Emirate became an epicenter for trade from Africa. Italian traders were mostly influential in the region and some settled. The Modern day emirate has most of its Catholic population concentrated around Tunis, Dzayer, Tanja and Darlbida. They make up a small minority of Christians.

Coptic:
A fellow African church, the Coptic christians have received less than fair treatment than other sects of Christianity due to the coup of 1400 in Mali. The Copts are treated as second class citizens and their issues are usually overlooked by authorities. The conditions Copts in the Emirate is less than the quality of life of non-Copts. Most Copts are spread out throughout North Africa with the previous stronghold of Diana being the sight of a genocide of Copts by the incoming Emirate and the replacement of them by Muslims. Their is also a sizeable population in Al Sabuh, where the people are more sympathetic to their plight yet nonetheless wary of the power they yield.

Judaism

Unlike Christianity, Judaism is revered in the Emirate, and holds almost equal importance. The contribution to the nation that the Jewish people have provided is incalculable, from banking to maritime voyages, the Jewish people have allowed the Emirate to succeed in overcoming European superpowers. A notable Jew was, Asher Elharar, the captain of the first voyage to the New World and founder of the Western Trade Company. Jews have enjoyed a relatively privileged lifestyle compared to their brethren in Europe or the Levant and Arabia and the Emirate has become a haven for them amidst persecution in other areas of the world. Persecution in Europe by Catholic realms and Muslim kingdoms in the Levant over the centuries has built up the Jewish population, with most of them centered around the Western part of the Emirate in North Africa, but also having a notable presence in Layl Kasbah, Al Ghabat and Al Ghabat Sharqia and Al Janub.

Eastern Religions
The conquest of the Far East introduced new trade routes but just like the Silk Road, religion flowed alongside them, carried by missionaries and regular believers alike. Apart from conquest which incorporated these new faiths into the diversity of religion in the Emirate, traders and immigrants from the Far East brought the likes of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism to the Emirate, far away from their home shores.

The Chinese populations in the Berber Far East and Chinese immigrants in the west of Al Maghrib, with some considerable presence in the metropolis' in Al Ghabat and the East Coast of Al Ghabat Al Sharqia, these are the most prominent places which have Buddhist temples and Confucian Shrines erected shoulder to shoulder with local Masjids. Lankans also practice Buddhism and although Hinduism has some influence in Berber Lanka and Berber Nadia, the population that practice it is near negligible.

It is also to be noted that the religions of Buddhism and Taoism have had a profound impact upon Muslims living in the areas populated densely by their adherents, leading to a very interesting pattern of Sufism Orders being established around these areas and Islam developing a more Eastern flavor shrouded in Mysticism.

Eastern religions which have entered the Emirate through conquest, trade or immigration are:

    Buddhism
    Confucianism
    Taoism


Natives

Due to policies in the Early stages of colonisation, most native religions were replaced by Islam which offered to natives a guarantee of safety, respect and fair treatment from their conquerors. The few religions that did remain would belong to isolated tribes, whose existence is still unknown but it is their traditions and native practices which has spurred interest in anthropologists seeking to understand the belief systems of these natives.

However, paganism is making a resurgence, albeit still a fringe group. The worship of Phoenician Gods is one such notable sect, even being sanctioned as protected from missionary work by the state as it has identified it as merely patriotism, much to the ire of more zealous preachers. Native religions of the Americas survive through the stories told by native converts to Islam, who although do not practice their religion, still convey the core beliefs and stories via oral tradition.

Is there a State Religion?
Islam

To what extent are policy, laws, and governmental activities influenced by religion?
Initially, religion was a large component of the early Emirate, and many colonisation efforts were married with efforts to convert locals to the faith. Many tribes in the Amazon, Central America and North America converted to Islam with a mix of their previous faiths in order to gain favour with their new overlords and recieve much more substantial treatment. It was not until the conquest of West Al Maghrib that the policy of conversion changed.

The unrest in the Chinese majority Far East lead to instability and destabilization in the colonial council, with some blaming the harsh rule of the Emir as the reason for this and many historians identifying civil unrest in the West as leading to the Secessionist War of 1523, leading to the seccession of several Central North American and Upper Eastern Iqtas from the control of the Emirate via the colonial council, and the establishment of a new and independent nation.

It was due to the key strategic location of the West as a launching point to the Far Eastern lands of China, Malaya, Japan and others that policies around religion and cultural conversions would change to a more tolerant approach. Officially, state funded missionary work and culture conversion was ended and many Orders which engaged in the establishment of Islam in the conquered provinces, dissolving due to a severe loss in income.

Religion today in the Emirate is both a source of harmony and understanding but also of tension as is the case between Muslims and Christians in the Emirate homeland and conquered territory. Athiesm is tolerated to some extent, and with the growing access to education for all citizens of the Emirate a new pseudo religion has formed of nihilism and existentialism among the youth of the country, and is an issue which the Emir himself sees as a possible threat to the unified state of the Emirate.
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Postby Sagrea » Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:30 am

The current Sagrean government has established an atheist state, in which religion of any kind is prohibited. However, many other nations have claimed that the obligatory adherence to the state doctrine, Khrina, is used as a sort of pseudo-religion within the country.
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Postby Jacrain » Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:01 pm

Jacrain is very religiously diverse. There are significant Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist populations. All of these religions are advertised to the same degree, and in many public lounging areas, you'll find the bible, the Quran, and a few other books together. Jacrain strongly exercises freedom of religion and it is looked down upon to attack or demonize religious people, regardless of which one it is. That being said, nearly 30% of the population isn't affiliated with a religion, and nearly 5% practice spiritism, or other spiritual practices.
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Postby Saor Alba » Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:56 pm

Scotland is a majority Christian country. 31.5% are Catholics, 44% are of varying Protestant sects, 20% are irreligious, and 4.5% belong to other religions. The primacy of the Christian faith is enshrined in law, but no preference is given to any church anymore. Charles V Stuart is, and his ancestors were, Catholic, though Catholicism has only been the largest denomination since 2002.
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Postby Nue Cascadia » Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:40 pm

Most Cascadians identify as a part of the Protestant Christian movement. The most dominant of this group, being the Pentecostals.

I haven't worked out the specifics of religion percentage yet, and the wiki factbook I have and it's numbers are largely speculative, but the religion groups I have worked out are: The above mentioned religion and it's sub-groups, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, and Islam.
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Postby Vallermoore » Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:54 am

What is the majority religion and creed in YN? Megatroniam
What minority religions are there in YN? Christianity, Ponyism, Yocastaism,and a few small cults that range from harmless to downright dangerous.
Is there a State Religion? No, but Megatronism is very close to it.
To what extent are policy, laws, and governmental activities influenced by religion? Only slightly.

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Postby Luziyca » Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:52 am

Per the wiki page:

Rwizikuru's IIwiki article wrote:As of the 2011 census, around 83% of the population, or 32,289,815 people are Sotirians. The largest sects are the Embrian Communion, comprising around 52% of the total population, or 20,226,090 people, and the Catholics, which comprise roughly 30% of the total population, or 11,671,018 people.

The remainder of the Sotirian population, at around 392,707 people, or around two percent of the total population adhere to different sects, with the most prominent of these being the Mirite Church, which is related to the Brethren Church.

The second largest religion after Sotirianity is Badi, practiced by around 16% of the population, or around 6,224,543 people. After Badi, the remainder of the population, or 389,034 people follow other religions, mostly traditional Bahian religions, Irfan, or are irreligious.

However, syncretism is widespread, with anthropologists claiming that at least half of the total population practices some form of indigenous beliefs in addition to their adopted religion.
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Postby Auzkhia » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:53 am

While the Holy Roman Empire does have a state religion to uphold the peace of the Gods (Pax Deorum), which is the polytheistic orthopraxic Harmonist faith, we do have many different religions more or less corresponding to different national groups, often being syncretic. The Imperial constitution guarantees religious tolerance and the freedom that a pluralistic society needs, but historically we have suppressed some religions that have been seen as subversive especially by certain Empresses and Emperors.

Most people tend to worship many different Gods that match up to certain nations as well, though in the state religion all Gods are accepted and often syncretized with the native Roman and Greek Gods along with the Sun and the Moon, who are seen as the most important deities in Harmonism- the Goddess Sol Celestia and the Goddess Luna.

Magic is also a part of many religions, especially coming from a Sacerdotal Unicorn class that have traditional held most offices like the college of Pontiffs and various High Priestess and Priestly offices for many temples. Pontifical College led by the Maxima is the collective head of the faith, but are appointed by the Empress or Emperor regnant. The secular state has dominion over religious affairs at least with the state religion, it's also common for more local religions to have a pattern like that but some are separate from any secular authority, and some newer religions reject the state in their hierarchies all together, and some do not even have any. The state religion is very open ended and has not been seriously challenged since pluralism is already built though Imperial authorities have used religion as an excuse to crush political dissidents and rivals. A blanket tolerance ensures that this isn't happen however the Empress is still in charge over the Imperial Cult and Roman Harmonism, as she is also a Pontiff upon accession to the throne, and at times Wars between the monarchy and pontifical college have become Civil Wars.

Religion and politics often mix but both are in a permanent truce and friendship will all peoples is a core tenant of many religions especially in Harmonism.
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Postby Morozistan » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:30 am

The majority of Morozistanians are agnostic atheists, with only about 30% of the population identifying as following any sort of religion. Most Morozistanians don't believe in any sort of deity, as the most common form of religion is some sort of spiritualism and paganism. Roughly 25% of Morozistanians believe in life after death, with a similar percentage believing in spirits. Only 5% of Morozistanians identify as Christian, although forms of Judaism are more common. The state allows people to practice religion, however all religious practices must follow within the state's laws, and laws cannot be passed solely for religious purposes. Church and state must remain separate. These are the laws all religious groups must follow:

No religious teachings may occur in public schools, and no private schools teaching religious values can be formed. Teachers and students may wear, carry, or display religious objects, but religion cannot be taught.

Religion cannot be advertised in public or on television. Religious symbols may be displayed in public areas, but advertisement of a specific religion is prohibited.

No person can be coerced into a specific religion, and all religious practices must be carried out voluntarily.

Religions or cults promoting harmful, discriminatory messages, or promote murder, suicide, slavery, bodily mutilation, or have other harmful effects on an individual's psyche shall be strictly controlled or outlawed. Individuals may associate with said religions, however are held criminally responsible for any harmful actions or manipulations caused.
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