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- Jun 2008
Rules clarification about religion
A thing that comes up sometimes in the OOTS forum. Somebody asks a question about a detail in a strip, why a particular god or cleric wears this item of clothing, or carries that object. To answer one might say that it is a reference to a particular myth about the god.
But I'm nervous about giving such an answer. The forum has very strict rules about discussing religion. Answering might get me an official warning. I'd like to know, just to be clear, is it allowed to answer such a question?
The rule is, we are allowed to discuss Marvel comics/ cinema Thor, OOTS Thor and D&D Thor, but not real Thor. What about ancient literature such as Norse sagas or the Illiad, where heroes encounter gods? These aren't religion per se. I'd say it's closer to Marvel Thor than real Thor. But I'd like to make sure.
And finally, can we discuss movies such as The Ten Commandments, or The Last Temptation of Christ?.
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- Join Date
- Sep 2005
Re: Rules clarification about religion
Sheriff: You can answer such a question with clearly fictional sources. References to real world religious texts, persons, etc., are out of bounds, even if characterized as "myths" or "historical religion" or "literature."
This exchange from 2012 indicates the long and consistent forum policy on this:
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