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A Christian Cross (Latin)


Christianity is an ancient pre-War monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the gospels and other New Testament writings.


Although Christianity still exists in post-War America, its overall influence seems to have waned. Many new religions have sprung up in its place, and only a few mention Christianity in any context are more substantial than profane. The latter is the case with the Appalachian Enclave. More specifically President Thomas Eckhart who used his position of authority to declare himself president, rather then the flippant tone at creating a machine God, as to establish authority over the Enclave's supporters.[1]

Where Christianity still holds sway, it has scattered into even more splinter groups, such as the Catholicism-derived Saint Monica's Church in Rivet City and the Abbey of the Road, a Christian monastery somewhere west of the Commonwealth. Mormonism still exists as well, predominately in the town of New Canaan.

Christian characters


Christian cultural references

  • The Lone Wanderer's birth date, 7/13/2258, is a Biblical reference to Micah 7:13, which reads: "And the earth will become desolate because of her inhabitants, on account of the fruit of their deeds." This aptly describes the whole Fallout series.
  • The quest Render Unto Caesar is a reference to a famous phrase from the Bible: "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's" - Matthew 22:21
  • All achievement/trophy names for Honest Hearts are references to the Book of Psalms.



  1. The Whitespring Bunker terminals; Cabinet Room Terminal, Meeting Transcript - Entry 5.7.2 (Partial)
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "Well... okay... whatever works for you."
    Jack Smith: "Now, I know what you're thinking, and don't bother. We're perfectly happy good Christian people here, and we've been that way for 200 years. All the men work hard to put food on the table and all the women work hard to make nice homes for us. That's the way it should be. This is America, and I'll be damned if I let some Chinese Commies ruin that with a few bombs!"
    (Jack Smith's dialogue)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "Yes, and I saw what you're hiding in there, you sick bastard!"
    Jack Smith: "I'm disappointed in you stranger -- so quick to judge us. Did you ever stop to think that I have a family to support here? Judge not, lest ye be judged as the good book says. Honestly, how many people have you killed? The only difference between us is that that I'm bringing home the bacon for my family."
    (Jack Smith's dialogue)
  4. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.69: "Diego
    Diego, 18, is Father Clifford's assistant. He came to Rivet City a few years ago with his father but was abandoned. Father Clifford took Diego in, and the two have become like father and son. Diego assists Father Clifford with his church work and wants to be a priest when he gets older. He has strong feelings for Angela and spends much of his free time with her. However, he is also a devoted Catholic. Because she is only 16, he does everything he can to keep his feelings secret, although Angela sees right through him."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  5. Merk: "{175}{}{"The price of wisdom is above rubies."}"
  6. The Courier: "What can you tell me about Gomorrah?"
    Cachino: "I banged Lot's wife and licked her salty ass. The fuck do I look like? I'm the one asking the questions here. Now tell me why you been dropping my name before I get some muscle over here and we find a private place to talk."
    (Cachino's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "What's your purpose here?"
    Blind Diode Jefferson: "Get me a good sample base to work from and I can whip up a wave that makes Jericho look like a kazoo."
    (Blind Diode Jefferson's dialogue)