DM Religions (Running Gag)

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DM Religions
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A Boat Mormon and a Venice Denouncer in Civ 6: Theological Combat
Type Verbal, Visual, Concept
Related Series Civilization (Series)
First Instance Civ 5: Doing Something About Gandhi

Door Monster has created various fake religions for their Civilization-related sketches. There are three of them - Denouncing Venice, Boat Mormons and Yoloism.

  • Denouncing Venice is Catherine the Great's religion. It is said to be managed in a strategic way, and encourages high productivity and military might. Denouncing Venice has Synagogues.
  • Boat Mormons is Gustavus Adolphus' religion, and is said to offer an abundance of food and happiness to its followers. The Boat Mormons have Cathedrals.
  • Yoloism is a relatively recent religion. It has Pagodas.


List of Instances[edit]

Civ 5: Doing Something About Gandhi[edit]

First instance of the joke. Debut of Denouncing Venice. In Civ 5: Doing Something About Gandhi, Catherine the Great announces that her religion is called "Denouncing Venice" after Ramesses II declares that he denounced Venice.

Civ 5: I'm Not Invading You[edit]

Debut of the Boat Mormons. In this sketch, a missionary appears in front of a nation's border, proposing to talk about the Boat Mormons. The Guard that's standing there, however, refuses to hear it, stating that the country already has Denouncing Venice.

Civ 5: World Congress[edit]

In Civ 5: World Congress, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden constantly tries to promote his own religion, the Boat Mormons, to the rest of the World Congress members. Everyone eventually gets tired of it, and bans the Boat Mormons out of the conversation.

Civ 5: The Great War[edit]

Denouncing Venice and the Boat Mormons are both mentioned in this sketch as a cause of the war's escalation.

Civ 6: Breaking News[edit]

Debut of Yoloism. This religion is briefly mentioned in one of the headlines - "Yoloism has spread to Funkytown".

Civ 6: Theological Combat[edit]

This video heavily focuses on the Civilization religions. In it, two missionaries fight for the conversion of a citizen; one is a Boat Mormon, the other is a Venice Denouncer. They begin a Theological Combat, but both are suddenly defeated by a third force, the Yoloism, which was founded in the city they were in.

Civilization 6 VS Europa Universalis 4[edit]

In Civilization 6 VS Europa Universalis 4, Alternate Universe Suleiman declares that he'll call his religion "Embargo Venice", much to Enrico Dandolo's dismay. This is a reference to "Denouncing Venice".

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