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Christianity cross

A Latin cross, one of the most common symbols of Christianity

Christianity is a pre-War monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the gospels and other New Testament writings.

BackgroundEdit

Although Christianity still exists in post-War America, its overall influence seems to have waned. Many new religions have sprung up in its place, and only a few mention Christianity in any context as more substantial than profane. Thomas Eckhart of the Appalachian Enclave used his position as president to establish authority over the Enclave's supporters, believing that soldiers and statesmen only recognized two powers - God and the President of the United States.[1]

Where Christianity still holds sway, it has scattered into even more splinter groups, such as the Catholicism-derived Saint Monica's Church in Rivet City and the Abbey of the Road, a Christian monastery somewhere west of the Commonwealth. Mormonism still exists as well, predominately in the town of New Canaan.

Christian charactersEdit

  • Jack Smith identifies as a Christian and quotes the Bible.[2][3]
  • James and his wife were particularly fond of Revelation 21:6 from the Christian New Testament: "I am alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely." They later used this as an inspiration for Project Purity.
  • John Cassidy has at least some knowledge of Christianity, noting that the "good book" does not mention the possibility of the Garden of Eden coming in a kit.
  • Marcella is a Christian missionary located at Point Lookout.
  • Father Clifford and his acolyte Diego of St. Monica's church are Catholic.[4]
  • Monica is the topic of Father's Clifford's sermon, based on the real world Saint Monica.
  • O'Hanrahan, a private in the New California Republic Army, was raised as a Christian.
  • The New Canaan settlement is Mormon, as are Bert Gunnarsson, Joshua Graham and Daniel. Daniel is also a missionary, who leads and teaches Christianity to the Sorrows tribe in Zion Canyon.
  • Joshua Graham, also a Mormon missionary from the New Canaanites, who was one of the founders of Caesar's Legion. After losing the First Battle of Hoover Dam however, he was lit on fire and thrown into the Grand Canyon. He survived and this experience caused him to be reconverted to Mormonism. He leads the Dead Horses tribe in Honest Hearts.
  • Pastor Clements is Diamond City's serving priest, having been converted by some of the locals when he arrived. While he and his chapel are welcoming of all beliefs, and Clements himself is unsure of which god his church belongs to, Clements makes reference to the Parable of the Good Samaritan, which is from the Gospel of Luke.
  • Father Gabe, a non-feral ghoul, appears to have been a pastor and is found defending his church from an intruding pack of feral ghouls.
  • Reverend Delbert Winters was a minister that lent his church in Flatwoods to the Responders after the Great War.
  • Caleb Fisher was born and raised among the Amish, which is a group of traditionalist Christian communities. After the Great War, he began to lose his faith, as many church leaders saw their survival as a vindication of their beliefs. Not wanting to be associated with such a mindset, Fisher used his Rumspringa, an Amish coming-of-age process, to leave the church.[5]
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  • Father Donald, a Christian priest of Cold Water.
  • The evangelist brain is one of eight brains that are wired to the Calculator. It used to belong to a prominent pre-War evangelist, and the brain still maintains its faith in Christianity.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. The Whitespring bunker terminal entries; Cabinet room terminal, Meeting Transcript - Entry 5.7.8 (Partial)
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "Well... okay... whatever works for you."
    Jack Smith: "Now, I know what you're thinking, and don't bother. We're perfectly happy good Christian people here, and we've been that way for 200 years. All the men work hard to put food on the table and all the women work hard to make nice homes for us. That's the way it should be. This is America, and I'll be damned if I let some Chinese Commies ruin that with a few bombs!"
    (Jack Smith's dialogue)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "Yes, and I saw what you're hiding in there, you sick bastard!"
    Jack Smith: "I'm disappointed in you stranger -- so quick to judge us. Did you ever stop to think that I have a family to support here? Judge not, lest ye be judged as the good book says. Honestly, how many people have you killed? The only difference between us is that that I'm bringing home the bacon for my family."
    (Jack Smith's dialogue)
  4. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.69: "Diego
    Diego, 18, is Father Clifford's assistant. He came to Rivet City a few years ago with his father but was abandoned. Father Clifford took Diego in, and the two have become like father and son. Diego assists Father Clifford with his church work and wants to be a priest when he gets older. He has strong feelings for Angela and spends much of his free time with her. However, he is also a devoted Catholic. Because she is only 16, he does everything he can to keep his feelings secret, although Angela sees right through him."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  5. Resident: "Are you a religious man, Fisher?"
    Caleb Fisher: "Once upon a time. It's hard to shake what you're brought up to believe since birth, no matter how bad this world turns."
    Resident: "How do you go from Amish to here?"
    Caleb Fisher: "After the war, my faith... wavered. Anyone could understand that. But to some in my community, it vindicated them. They believed their survival meant they walked the true path. I couldn't be among that mind set, so I used Rumspringa as my chance to leave."
  6. Merk: "{175}{}{"The price of wisdom is above rubies."}"
    (Scmerk.msg)
  7. The Courier: "What can you tell me about Gomorrah?"
    Cachino: "I banged Lot's wife and licked her salty ass. The fuck do I look like? I'm the one asking the questions here. Now tell me why you been dropping my name before I get some muscle over here and we find a private place to talk."
    (Cachino's dialogue)
  8. The Courier: "What's your purpose here?"
    Blind Diode Jefferson: "Get me a good sample base to work from and I can whip up a wave that makes Jericho look like a kazoo."
    (Blind Diode Jefferson's dialogue)
  9. Ulysses: Taking your chances, coming here. Just like bringing the lord of Vegas his tribute, bending your knee to Old World ghosts. You and that Chip - deserve each other, twenty-nine less coins than other traitors have carried, if history's true. Now see the road the Old World paves... and what the lights of New Vegas promise, if they haven't blinded your eyes."
    (Ulysses' dialogue)
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