A religion based on Mortal Kombat
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A religion based on Mortal Kombat
02/05/2018 10:03 AM EST
If Mortal Kombat were a religion, what would be its tenants/practices? No joke answers, please. Serious responses only.

We already have a religious mythology firmly in place. The Elder Gods are the supreme deities, Raiden is worshipped mainly on Earth as the protector of Earthrealm. Shinnok is Satan. The Netherrealm is Hell. All the protectors of Earthrealm can be minor deities.
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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
05/12/2019 09:31 PM EDT

I was wondering how an atheist or a devout Christian or Muslim would handle the events of MK3 onward/MK3 part of MK9 and MKX; most people wouldn't have known about the war of the Realms or the deities in them until Shao Kahn's invasion, and while an atheist could potentially reevaluate their views on the concept of gods after seeing Raiden and Fujin in action, a devout monotheist like a Christian or Muslim would probably freak out over their faith being proved a lie. It would be like that one comic in the Marvel universe, which has a character get surprised that - among the other mythologies that are real because superheroes - the I Ching is also a religion with a real, living pantheon behind it. Then again, we have an example of that, IRL, with MK; until MK11, it was said that the only creature above the Elder Gods in power was the One Being, but now we know that the Elder Gods are more like the primordial gods of Greek and Roman mythology, and above them are the Titans, THEN the One Being (which can coincide with the cosmic entity Chaos in said mythologies).

On that note, I'd like to know more about the gods and goddesses that lord over the other Realms. We know of Argus, Edenia's protector God, but that's it. What are Outworld's gods, and what happened to them? What are the significance of the Kamidogu (and why were they changed from mystical symbols to knives) and Shinnok's Amulet, and why can't they be destroyed? An exchange between Jade and Cetrion reveals the former prays to and worships the One Being, exclusively, so what is her religious view?

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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
04/18/2021 08:57 PM EDT
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Some Asian faiths.

Shirai Ryu - Shinto (because they're Japanese).

Lin Kuei - (Depending on what era) Buddhism, Taoism, Islam but mainly Christianity (because they're Chinese).

This is just a rough idea. MK has a lot of pagan material.

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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
04/19/2021 12:31 AM EDT

The White Lotus is the only group that has clear religious beliefs in the lore.

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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
04/19/2021 07:07 AM EDT
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The White Lotus is the only group that has clear religious beliefs in the lore.

It's officially true they pray to a God unlike any other faction (in MK), that being predominantly Raiden. Still unclear what religion it is though. White Lotus are more of an association than anything. Brotherhood of Shadow worshipped a Fallen Elder God, but became irreligious later on. This is proof beliefs can turn sinful.

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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
04/19/2021 08:23 AM EDT
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I am a devote to Jesus Christ. I Personally dont go to church but my mother and her mother before her were both Jahovah's Witnesses and both never Believed in Commercial Things and were Really Oldschool in the ways and practices. I Really Wasnt Raised the best Cuz we were Really Poor I lived above a Laundarymatt from birth till I was 18ish. From what I Can Remember From the small Childhood I Had was Very Normal till I became a 10 year old Middle Schooler and my Life Became a non stop street running weed seliing Gang Infested sespit. I remember alot of Arcade Visits and I Grew Loving MK I wasnt Really Religiouse as a kid but was respectful to the Idea. I seen MK as Kinda of a fun Parody of everything Including Religion many different views on religiouse views threwout history...MK is basically the worlds biggest parody. When it came to home console exclusive MK's I didnt Really Know when they would release but I must have played close to all of them through snes to the original xbox cuz I would Travel to the Local Video Store on foot atleast 3 times a week to see if the recent MK was in all throughout my childhood to rent them. TBH I see MK as a decent Baby Sitter for ill behaived kids that rarely come home and a good role model cuz I'd Most Likely be Dead without it. it's Not that I dont Have Parents that care its more the kids I Hung with were all Wrecklass and never cared were always doing illegal thing and our parents didnt know how to deal with us. Every Single One of Those Friends I Speak of Did'nt share any Qualities that I did and took pride in much of anything that I can Recall even video games they were the type if they did play a game it would be GTA and they would just kill cops would'nt even attempt to do a mission they were Raw till their end and every one of them Dead or in Prison 4 Life before they were 20-25 or 30. Im the only One Left at 31 with nothin to show but a love for MK lol.

But I've Noticed alot of People my age saying "yeah me and my Generation was the last generation that played outside" dont beleive them not because we may have been the last generation to play outside but because mainly the people saying this werent ever outside to begin with. The people outside knew who eachother were cuz we seen eachother on a daily basis ppl saying this were stuck inside cuz there mom wouldnt let them outside cus they got beat up all the time by the regular everday ppl you would see outside cus they didnt ever take crap from anyone even looking at some 1 in the wrong tone of voice could get you hurt. I've been stabbed and shot at multipal times. within a football field of my home as a teenager. The people saying this stuff are compinsating telling their kids this cuz they were to scared to tell their mom no Im going outside...maybe for the best IDK I was outside.

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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
04/19/2021 09:10 AM EDT
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Oh okay ingame Views....this kinda of a Mixed Message im confused you talking bout real Life Views or in game? Cuz proving religion false. Is in no way possible. Even Scientifically. I've Tried it cant be Done. The only Way to do it is make another church of shrodingers cat or something creating a new religion but guess what. Its a religion an cant be proven wrong...thank you very muchh ill be here all week people good night.

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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
04/19/2021 09:29 AM EDT
04/19/2021 09:38 AM EDT
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Oh okay ingame Views....this kinda of a Mixed Message im confused you talking bout real Life Views or in game? Cuz proving religion false. Is in no way possible. Even Scientifically. I've Tried it cant be Done. The only Way to do it is make another church of shrodingers cat or something creating a new religion but guess what. Its a religion an cant be proven wrong...thank you very muchh ill be here all week people good night.

See it's in the name 'Brotherhood' (elaborating on what I said). I associate it with those who show comradeship, evil or not (as despicable as they may've become).

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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
04/19/2021 09:33 AM EDT
04/19/2021 10:46 AM EDT
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Oh okay ingame Views....this kinda of a Mixed Message im confused you talking bout real Life Views or in game? Cuz proving religion false. Is in no way possible. Even Scientifically. I've Tried it cant be Done. The only Way to do it is make another church of shrodingers cat or something creating a new religion but guess what. Its a religion an cant be proven wrong...thank you very muchh ill be here all week people good night.

See it's in the name 'Brotherhood' (elaborating on what I said). I associate it with those who show comradeship, evil or not.

I Concur. The Type of thing That Can't be Taught...Needs to Be Learned Through Mistakes Tragedies and Hardship. Cuz "What does'nt Kill you, Makes You Still Alive." Too The 33rd Degree.

But if we were going to base a religion on MK its Bible is Basically Written we just need to create a church get fallower's and idk document us looking for the soul well and the other Mythical Object's and places like they do with Christian stuff like the Garden of Edan The Holy Grail and Noah's Ark. Also Try and Convince The world MK is the True Holy Story and the Bible is the Parody but Im Not in if thats what your asking lol.

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