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Christism in OGF

Posted by Anonymous21 on 26 December 2021 in English (English).

My yet-to-be-named country (UL22f, if anyone’s curious) is going to be an area highly influenced by Christism (it’s modeled after Nordic countries, particularly Norway and Sweden), especially throughout its history. I’m wondering what different Christic denominations there are in OGF and what they roughly parallel in the real world. Here’s what I know of so far. If you could fill in the blanks or add/correct anything else on this list of Christic denominations that would be great:

  • Darcodian Church ~ RW (Roman) Catholic Church
  • Ortholic Church ~ RW (“Eastern”) Orthodox Church or Catholic Church?
  • Church of Ingerland ~ RW Anglican Church/Church of England
  • Apostolic Churches ~ A catch-all for the many RW Protestant National Churches, particularly in Western Europe
  • Puritism ~ RW Puritanism?
  • Reformatic Church ~ A rough imitation of RW Lutheranism or Protestantism generally?
  • Esquisitic/Usquesitic Church ~ Sounds like the RW Mormon/LDS Church potentially?
  • Mauroi Church ~ A localized branch of RW Orthodox (or Coptic?) Christianity?
  • Ekelan Church ~ Another RW Orthodox Church?

Additionally, there will be some influence from other religions in my country as well. Are there any OGF imitations of:

  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism

Thanks so much for your help!

P.S. I don’t want a long discussion about religion (nobody would ever fight about it, right?), just help on identifying different religious groups in the OGFiverse.

Comment from Lithium-Ion on 26 December 2021 at 22:16

I think everything you have there is pretty much on point, just a few corrections:

The Ortholic Church is OGF:Catholic - the OGF:Orthodox church is the Ekelan Church.

Was not aware that the Darcodian Church existed, I wouldn’t advise using it as I’m not aware of the status of Darcodia within canon at the moment - it’s probable that the Darcodian Church and the Ortholic Church are one and the same, though.

I’m not actually sure if we’ve got any equivalents to Hinduism or Buddhism at the moment, I know we do have OGF:Judaism and OGF:Islam though, but I can’t recall their names at the moment.

As you know, this is a subject where there’s certainly been some debate around these names, but these are what seem to be the accepted conventions.

Comment from iiEarth on 26 December 2021 at 22:27

Lithium is correct.

Buddhism = Dharmapala Judaism = Ibryim Islam = Imani

Hinduism has no name as of now.

Comment from Ernestpkirby on 26 December 2021 at 22:27

To add onto Lithium-Ion’s comment, I believe Ibryim is OGF:Judaism (Hebraic has been used some places but Ibryim seems to be preferred) and Imani is OGF:Islam.

Comment from Ernestpkirby on 26 December 2021 at 22:27

ah iiEarth beat me to it

Comment from Anonymous21 on 26 December 2021 at 23:21

Cool, thank you for the useful info!

Comment from Luciano on 28 December 2021 at 17:00

I have long used my own terms and names for religions, and given how extensively I have tagged churches and temples, I’m reluctant to adopt or insist on some kind of “official” set of OGF:version of each real-world-religion. Rather, I like things to be vague - intentionally. For me, “Ortholic” both catholic and orthodox, and also NEITHER. It’s it own, OGF thing, and intentionally left unclear.

Likewise for most other names I use.

Comment from Anonymous21 on 28 December 2021 at 22:04

@Luciano Makes sense.

Comment from Alessa on 28 December 2021 at 22:28

As the person who created the Mauroi Chuch to map in Mauretia and in Mauro expat communities, I also have left it largely unclear. It’s supposed to have some similarities to lots of different things in Christendom, with heavy influence from Orthodox and Coptic branches but not truly either (and with influences from other parts of Christendom). It is intended to be a variation or type of “Eastern Christianity” of some kind but intentionally vague. I’ve also asked that people talk to me before using it, although I am happy to see it be used elsewhere.

Comment from Anonymous21 on 28 December 2021 at 22:58

@Alessa

Makes sense, sounds like an interesting creole religion. Thx for the info

Comment from superleaf1995 on 5 January 2022 at 18:10

A: Ladies and gentlemen, this is it, we need to come up with a creative name for a christian religion B: Christism A: Amazing… truly creatively tought!

Comment from Black Baron on 10 January 2022 at 07:05

“Official” religion in Castilea Archantea is “Cathajarism”. It’s pretty similar to our world’s Catharism but without the misfortune of heresy and all the circumstances which made it to disappear.


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