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What do you name your Custom Religion?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Genghis_Sean, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Genghis_Sean

    Genghis_Sean 8th grade English teacher

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    I imagine many of you just choose one of the available religions, but as an atheist, I always create my own and choose Pastafarianism on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I might have chosen the Drowned God on an archipeligo map once (from Game of Thrones). Any other favored custom choices out there?
     
  2. MisterSaturnine

    MisterSaturnine Warlord

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    I frequently found Gnosticism or Catharism. I often name it after myself by calling it "The Grapevine."
     
  3. nefloyd

    nefloyd King

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    Hugs.
     
  4. JaGarLo

    JaGarLo Settler

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    Ikeaism if I'm playing Sweden. :)
     
  5. SalemSage

    SalemSage Warlord

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    I sometimes name my religion, but I'm a guy who likes immersion, so if I'm founding a religion I like to theme it in a serious way, not a silly way :)

    Like, if I'm playing the Mayans, I might name my religion Bak'Tun. Not only is my calendar granting me Great People, but it's literally part of my holy scriptures!

    Or if I'm playing Polynesia I might grab a religion and call it Wayfinding. The true way to enlightenment is to sail the world in nothing but a canoe, and during your journey ponder the facts of life.

    *Note, I know next to nothing about the religions these civs worshipped, hence why I compensate with my silly way. ^_^
     
  6. thadian

    thadian Kami of Awakened Dreamers

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    I am Thadian. I come to spread Universal Harmony to your people. You will follow our tenets.

    1. Thou shalt spend thy life in search of Harmony.
    2. Thou shalt not impede the harmony of others.
    3. Thou shalt respect the spirit of all living things.

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    4. Thou shalt not steal or coup my city states.
    5. Thou shalt not perform espionage against me.
    6. Thou shalt not send violent savages to attack me.
    7. Thou shalt not settle near my borders.
    8. Thou shalt keep thy prophets away from my lands.
    9. Thou shalt not disrespect my right to spread Harmony to your people.
    10. Thou shalt not have immobile carpets of doom.


    This do, and be friends we shall. This do not, and Peace shall be waged against you and your plighted people.
     
  7. CapA2040

    CapA2040 Chieftain

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    If I'm lucky enough to get most of the science-focused beliefs, I name it "Ascendancy."
     
  8. danieladler

    danieladler Warlord

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    Doom!!!
     
  9. Tachii

    Tachii Procrastinator

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    Shinto -> Stein's Gate
    Judaism -> Tatami Galaxy
    Islam - > Laws of Physics

    Lol. I love customizing random titles.
     
  10. OmniPotent42

    OmniPotent42 King

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    I get bored and chose "Homosexuality" almost every time.
     
  11. Peacemongerer

    Peacemongerer Prince

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    Whatever fits with the Civ. I've named Islam "Sunni Islam" specifically a few times or named Christianity "Catholicism" as Rome, leave Tengriism as is w/ Huns and Mongols. Same with Taoism as Korea, etc.

    One time I screwed around and playing as Austria thought to myself "Well aren't there Lutheran traditions in Austria? Let's go with Lutheranism." Then I read-up and found-out what Maria Theresa's regime thought of Lutherans. Yikes... big mistake.

    The closest to a funny name I came was when I was Byzantium and took both tithe and church property as founder beliefs... I really wanted to name my religion capitalism but stopped last minute. That +120 gold per turn late game from it made me regret not doing it.
     
  12. thadian

    thadian Kami of Awakened Dreamers

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    Religion sure is more fun in 5 than in 4, so i must say.
     
  13. HelloGoodbye123

    HelloGoodbye123 Warlord

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    -Atheism
    -Poly-Atheism
    -Austrism (playing as austria)
    -Aztecian (playing as aztecs)
    -Agdgadgamdglslirghshsfhsno (when im bored)
     
  14. TravisATWA

    TravisATWA Chieftain

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    Cult of Cthulhu
     
  15. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Depends on the civ and the situation. I'm planning Kemalism for my next game as the Ottomans.
     
  16. GThreepwood

    GThreepwood Chieftain

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    I name my religion most of the times. It depends on the leader, style I plan to play, boredness.
    If I'm bored I leave it be. Some of my names are : Sciencism, Expansionism, Conquerism or Destructism, *Insert name*-ism, Comercialism etc....
     
  17. Hammer Rabbi

    Hammer Rabbi Deity GOTM Staff

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    Existentialism, Festivus, Scifientology, and Surrealism so far. i havent founded that many religions though. I usually take Zoro and Tengri symbols and sometimes Taoism.

    I will do a Washington game and found Capitalism though.

    now that i think about it, there are some clever screencaps i need to shoot for. there can be some fun had with religion-naming.
     
  18. baulkin

    baulkin Chieftain

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    Link to video.I'm personally a fan of "Comfort Eagle"...but I guess that's an inside joke.
     
  19. Peng Qi

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    I often name it Titanism. I mean, if the Titans pre-dated the Greek Gods and were more powerful originally, shouldn't we worship them instead??? Of course!
     
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    Suntechnique Chieftain

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