Christianity is the main religion in Britain and Europe. Some core beliefs are known practically by everyone. These include:

  • God created the world from nothing.
  • The first people were Adam and Eve, to whom God gave free will.
  • Free will, used for evil, made many fall from the grace of God, and the world became corrupted.
  • God manifested himself as Jesus Christ in the kingdom of Judea during the reign of King Augustus. His mother was the Virgin Mary.
  • He was raised in the town of Judea in obscurity, became a wandering teacher. His closest followers were called the apostles.
  • He was tortured and crucified, giving his life to redeem humanity and allow people to join God in Heaven. The day of his death is called Good Friday.
  • He was buried in the tomb of his uncle, Joseph of Arimathea. Three days later he rose from the dead, visiting his closest disciples and taught them his new religion.
  • Fifty days after Easter, the Holy Ghost descended upon the apostles and gave them the gift of tongues. Inspired, the apostles wandered around the world, telling people of Christ's death and resurrection, converting the first Christians.

God is worshipped by Mass every Sunday in churches.
The holy rituals, also called sacraments, are baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, matrimony, Holy Orders and Extreme Unction.
Easter is the most important holy day, followed by Christmas.
Saints are held in high regard, the most important ones being the apostles and the Virgin Mary.

Roman Christianity

  • Tonsure, the shaving of the head for monks, is performed with the Roman method (the top of the head).
  • The Pope is the head of the Church.
  • Mankind is cursed by Original Sin.
  • Baptism is required to be saved.
  • Penance is performed to forgive sins for the baptised.
  • The clergy is not required to take a vow of poverty.
  • Rome appoints the bishops, who have authority over the abbots.

British Christianity

  • Tonsure is performed with the Celtic method (front of the head, from ear to ear).
  • The date for Easter is under dispute with the Roman Church.
  • Every person has free will and is responsible for their own conduct.
  • Mankind was not cursed by Original Sin and is inherently good.
  • Every person has the right to be wrong.
  • Baptism is not required for salvation.
  • The clergy is stressed to take a vow of poverty.
  • Local kings appoint the abbots (who oversee monasteries, the title runs in the family) and the bishops, who appoint new priests. The abbots are held in higher regard than the bishops.
  • Monasteries are always tied to the local tribes and clans, who grant the land to the monastery.
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