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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-14 06:47 pm

[ SECRET POST #3723 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3723 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
As a Jewish person, the idea of the Starks being "Jewish coded" is one of the most ridiculously out there headcanons I've ever encountered re: Jewishness and/or coding. There's nothing Jewish about them that I can discern, and you'd think I would recognize it if I saw it there. Also, the religion of the Seven that's the dominant religion in Westeros reads very Greek-mythology inspired to me, not Christian-inspired, wedding ceremonies notwithstanding.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
The Seven-as-one is a very, very shallow riff on the Trinity, which is as Christian as things get.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
Very, very shallow. I'd say it really only resembles the Trinity in the whole multiple aspects of one deity thing, except that the Christian Trinity definitely doesn't include any female aspects and not even all Christian sects agree that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are all the same dude.
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[personal profile] sarillia 2017-03-15 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
Which Christian sects don't consider them the same person? All the ones I'm familiar with do, so I'm curious.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 01:09 am (UTC)(link)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
Jehovah's Witness do not believe that God and Jesus were the same person. God is the Father. Jesus is his son.
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-03-15 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Jehovah's Witnesses also don't generally identify as Christian, IFAIK.

The LDS do, though, and they're non-Trinitarian.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
Uh, yeah, we do. As I am one I think I should know.
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-03-16 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
My apologies.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 06:08 am (UTC)(link)
I mean the Seven-as-one isn't the only thing pushing it in a Christian-based direction - the organization, the political influence, the knightly orders and so on all also push it into Catholicism-Expy territory. If it was just the "multiple aspects of one god" thing that'd be as specious as the OP's "Jewish Starks" thing, but there's way more to it than that.
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[personal profile] were_lemur 2017-03-15 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
The "multiple aspects of a deity" isn't only a Christian thing, though. Wicca has the "maiden, mother crone" aspects of the goddess.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, but Wicca doesn't have a centralized patriarchal clerical organisation that leverages its political reach and features itinerant monks, stern nuns, and penitent knights.

When I called out the Seven-as-One earlier it was to highlight one aspect of the fiction that jumped out at me as being rather unsubtle about the Seven being stand-in Catholicism. It's not the only thing of course.