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Religion Theme

Religion or Faith is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It appears amongst some of the characters.

Occurrences

Comic Series

  • Hershel Greene is a strong Christian and believes the zombie apocalypse could be the '7 Years of Tribulation' described in the Bible but does not understand why God didn't take a Christian like himself to Heaven before the Apocalypse began. (Comic Series)
  • Andrew is a Christian. (Comic Series)
  • Before the outbreak, Gabriel Stokes was a father at a church and maintains his faith. (Comic Series)

TV Series

  • T-Dog drives a church van in an attempt at rescuing elderly people in the time between the walker outbreak and his first scene on the series. It is implied that he has Christian beliefs and takes them very seriously.
  • Rick asks guidance from God at the same church, also stating that he was "never much a believer". (What Lies Ahead)
  • Carl is seen at Sophia's grave, mourning, shortly before insults Carol for believing that Sophia is in a better place, stating that Heaven does not exist and that she is an idiot for believing in it. (Judge, Jury, Executioner)
  • Hershel Greene mentions being Christian and says, "I can't profess to understand God's plan. Christ promised the Resurrection of the Dead. I just thought He had something a little different in mind." (Beside the Dying Fire)
  • Carl asks Carol if Patrick was a Catholic and Carol responded that Patrick stated he was a "practicing atheist." (Infected)
  • Hershel reads the bible to Maggie and Beth while they hold hands. (This Sorrowful Life)
  • Father Gabriel Stokes was once a priest of the church where he stayed and after the outbreak still maintains his faith and religion. (Strangers)
  • Carol turns to religion following her depression. (The Same Boat)

Video Game

Novel Series

Themes
Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecyTeamwork
Realistic AmputationsCannibalismHeroismLeadershipNicknamesPunishment

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