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Religion appears in many episodes of Futurama, though they're all fictional, except for Vodou.

Religions

Church of Trek

See Church of Trek.

This is the religion for fans of Star Trek.


First Amalgamated Church

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Created from the merging of major 20th century religions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as well as agnosticism. Led by Father Changstein El-Gamal.


Oprahism

A mainstream religion, probably started by, or for, Oprah Winfrey.


Religion of Mutants

Over Christmas (suggesting they mutated before the second coming of Jesus) and Easter the Sewer Mutants gather in church to worship an unexploded nuclear bomb.


Robotology

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Main article: Robotology

A religion whose members are exclusively robots, Robotology has many customs. Sinners will be collected by the Robot Devil to spend eternity in Robot Hell, New Jersey. The religious text of Robotology is The Good Book 3.0


Robot Judaism

Presumably a successor religion to Judaism. Little is known about the relations of Robot Judaism with other religions, but it is known that adherents of Robot Judaism believe that Robot Jesus was a very well built and programmed Robot, but not the Messiah. Followers are known to keep some level of kosher. Shellfish and pork may not be consumed, though it is unknown if there are other dietary laws besides those mentioned. Keeping with Jewish practice, young Robots go through a rite of passage, which, instead of being called a "Bar" or "Bat Mitzvah", is the aptly named "Bot-Mitzvah".


Salvation Army

In "Xmas Time Is Fear", as a part of the armed forces, they collect weapons to give to the defenceless so they can be safe on Xmas Eve. However in "Robot Santa's Little Helpers", they behave much like they do in the 21st Century, except that they get donations at gunpoint.


Space Catholicism

Main article: Space Catholicism

Led by the Space Pope. Nothing else known.


The Monks of Dschubba

Main article: Monks of Dschubba

Believe that God exists somewhere in the depths of space. Built a powerful radio telescope in the Himalayas to try and find him. Fry managed to reach a being similar to this, who then sent Bender back to Earth. The Monks have been searching for 700 years. Strictly non-violent.


Vodou/Voodoo

Vodou, the only non-fictional religion to appear in Futurama, has become a mainstream religion by the 31st century. This may have something to do with the increased number of zombies and may have been brought on by the birth of Zombie Jesus. This religion originally started in West Africa and has spread throughout the world.


Yivo's Religion

Main article: Yivo's Religion

This was created by Yivo and many humans joined it, lead by Fry.

Religious Figures

Space Pope

Main article: Space Pope

Zombie Jesus

Baby Zombie Jesus?

Info: Zombie Jesus has not been seen, but is often mentioned by The Professor. Jesus' second coming was in 2443. He is featured in The Story of Xmas
Quote - Fry: I feel like I was mauled by Jesus.
Mentioned: 1ACV12; 2ACV12; 2ACV13; 4ACV04; US#006


Regular Jesus

Zoidberg impersonating Jesus

Info: The standard Christian version of Jesus apparently exists alongside (but likely separate from) the zombie version. People in the future know enough about him that they recognize Zoidberg's Jesus costume as such (and don't call him "Zombie Jesus"). It is unclear what role the figure of Regular Jesus plays in modern religion, however.
Quote - Zoidberg (as Jesus): [Running away] I help those who help themselves!
Appeared: 3ACV03


Robot Jesus

Main article: Space Pope

Unexploded Nuclear Bomb

Unexploded Nuclear Bomb

Info: Apparently the central icon of religion in the sewers, and an obvious reference to Beneath the Planet of the Apes. It's followers are rather lax in their beliefs and mainly only worship on certain religious holidays (Christmas and Easter).
Quote: Wow, you guys worship an unexploded nuclear bomb?
Appeared: 2ACV01

Events

Origin of the Universe

The origin of the universe is a big part of most religions. It seems that Nibblonians had already existed for 17 years before the universe was created. Nibbler explained the creation of the universe to Leela (it was not revealed to viewers) and she responded with "Then the meaning of existence-- [Nibbler acknowledges.] So every religion is wrong!"


Star Wars trek

Main article: Star Wars trek

Xmas

See Xmas.

Xmas has lost all religious, and even popular, connotations since the 31st century. Everyone fears Robot Santa Claus.