Religion Theme

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


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)
  • Glenn is seeing praying following the group's arrival on the farm. (Save the Last One)
  • Carl is seen at Sophia's grave, mourning, shortly before he 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) 
  • Many Alexandrians including Barbara, Kent and Bob Miller attend a local prayer circle in town. (Heads Up)
  • A few other Alexandrians are seen praying in the church when the herd invades the community, showing that even more residents are religious, such as, Anna and Tobin. (No Way Out)
  • A scene of Rick quoting the Hadith (serving as a flash-forward until the final time it was shown) is in multiple episodes. (Mercy, Honor, Wrath)
  • Siddiq is shown to be very religious, as he believes that killing the walkers frees their souls. Also he quoted Quran a few times. (The King, the Widow, and Rick, Do Not Send Us Astray)

Video Game

Novel Series

Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecyTeamwork
Realistic AmputationsCannibalismHeroismLeadershipNicknamesPunishment