Various religions exist in the post-apocalyptic Fallout world.
Religions in the Fallout worldEdit
Enduring pre-War religionsEdit
All the basic pre-War religions and belief systems are still active after the Great War. The entire spectrum of Christianity still exists and has scattered into even more splinter groups, such as the Catholicism-derived Saint Monica's Church as seen in Rivet City and the Abbey of the Road, a Christian monastery somewhere west of the Commonwealth. The Mormon church still exists as well. There are some pre-War religious movements like the Hubologists that are even more active than before the War. In some areas of West Virginia, such as Point Pleasant, the Cult of the Mothman tried to survive the aftermath of the Great War but were wiped out by the Scorched. Followers of Dharma also exist; such as Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs—Aradesh is a prime example.
New post-War religionsEdit
After the bombs fell, many new religions also came into being. Just before the War, and soon after it, many doomsday cults were created, one of which eventually became the Children of the Cathedral who were situated near Los Angeles. The Children of the Atom in Megaton, The Nucleus and the Crater of Atom have a warped view of nuclear weapons, viewing them as a sort of deliverance. More violent members of this group appear in some locations in the Commonwealth and the nearby Island in Maine.
There are also as many tribal religions; some worship fragments of forgotten knowledge about the world before the War; some, like Arroyo or Sulik's tribe, worship their ancestors and many others deify the Nature, or particular plants or animals like the Vipers, Hangdogs or the Point Lookout tribals. Some natives of the Pitt worship Ishmael Ashur, Lord of The Pitt. The residents of Oasis in the Capital Wasteland seem to have developed a religious system around the love of nature. Caesar's Legion, largely composed of reconditioned tribals, believes in the divinity of Caesar as the son of Mars. The Sorrows previously revered a spirit known as "the Father in the Cave", based on distorted cultural memories of survivalist Randall Clark. More recently Mormon missionaries like Daniel have converted at least some tribe members to their religion but the Sorrows began to associate their legends with figures in Christianity, allowing the belief to persist but syncretized their local beliefs in the same time instead.
List of religions by gameEdit
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