As a joke about Jewish dietary laws ‘ proscriptions against shellfish, Zoidberg was not allowed in despite having Jewish stereotype qualities inasmuch as he was an anthropomorphic lobster. You guys worship an unexploded nuclear bomb? Bender eventually theorizes that the entity may have, in fact, been the remains of a satellite that collided with God, to which the entity replies “Probable”. Sinners are punished by condemnation to Robot Hell , located under an abandoned amusement park in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Robotology has a holy text , The Good Book 3.
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Futurama Fictional religions Religion in science fiction Religion in popular culture. Sermons are conducted at the Temple of Robotology by the Reverend Preacherbota character whose mannerisms draw heavily on black church preacher stereotypes.
Their symbol is a resistor, also, for anyone who knows electronics. The Gospel According to the Simpsons. The episode ” Godfellas ” explores several religious themes in a more earnest and thought-provoking way than any other episode, and without explicitly referencing or parodying any particular religion.
The church and one of its priests, Father Changstein el-Gamalare introduced in the episode ” Godfellas “. Bender is accidentally zoidbeeg adrift in space and unwittingly becomes a god figure to a race of tiny people Shrimpkins living on an asteroid that impacts his body.
It is implied that some form of Neopaganism may still exist in the future, based on references to a lesbian coven across the street from Planet Express in ” Future Stock “. In zidberg season 7 episode ” Free Will Hunting “, when Bender walks throughout Chapek 9 looking to discover his never-programmed free-will unit, he happens upon a religious monastery led by a monk named Ab-bot; the abbot takes him in and converts him into his religion called “Order of the Binary Singularity” believing in the promise “Creatrix” or Mom will give them free-will units.
Zoidbergseeking free food, sneak into a “Bot Mitzvah” celebration a spoof of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
In the third film Bender’s GameProfessor Farnsworth invokes the name of “the all-powerful Atheismo”. Robot Hell is controlled by the Robot Devil. At the Bot Mitzvah, Fry asks a Jewish robot if they don’t believe in Robot Jesus, to which the robot replies, “We believe he was built, and that he was a very well-programmed robot, but he wasn’t hesus Messiah”.
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Eventually the two factions of Shrimpkins wipe one another out in a miniature nuclear war. Zoidbreg guys worship an unexploded nuclear bomb? Bigger and possibly even Better! Retrieved from ” https: When the real Robot Santa appears and attacks the crew and the people attempting to execute Bender, the executioner exclaims “Get him, Jesus! Game of Drones Futurama: The conversation between them touches on the ideas of predestinationprayer, zzoidberg the nature of salvation, in what Mark Pinsky referred to as a theological turn to the episode which may cause the viewer to need “to be reminded that this is a cartoon and not a divinity school class”.
The punishments in Robot Hell are similar to the levels and rationale portrayed in Dante’s Divine Comedyspecifically the Inferno. Catholicism is shown to still exist in some form in the 31st century, as the show makes several references to the “Space Pope”: Meanwhile, the Shrimpkins who have migrated to Bender’s backside, out of his sight, grow frustrated that their prayers go entirely unanswered.
After Bender’s unsuccessful attempt at godhoodhe encounters a god-like entity in space. I did get a call from a Scientologist who had somehow gotten hold of the script.
This page was last edited on 13 Marchat When this fails to help him, Fry visits the “Monks of Dschubba” to use the radio telescope of a sect of monks who are attempting to find God in the universe. Retrieved 28 October Jesus is referenced several times throughout the show, the most notable being on ” A Tale of Two Santas “, where all of the crew dress up as Santa and Zoidberg dresses up as “his friend Jesus” to attempt to stay Bender’s execution.
As a joke about Jewish dietary laws ‘ proscriptions against shellfish, Zoidberg was not allowed in despite having Jewish stereotype qualities inasmuch as he was an anthropomorphic lobster.
Bender first wonders if the entity is God, because of its awesome power or a computer because it thinks in binary. In the second Futurama straight-to-DVD film, The Beast with a Billion BacksFry becomes the pope of a new religion which worships the interdimensional planet-sized tentacle monster named Yivo, who brainwashed the inhabitants of Earth by attaching shkler  tentacles to their brains, before taking them onto shklim, which resembled heaven.
Also, Hermes Conradwho is Jamaicanclaims to be a rastafarian.
Other religions are depicted or mentioned in passing in other episodes. Consuming alcohol is usually necessary to power a robot’s fuel cells, but this episode establishes that mineral oil is an acceptable substitute.