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Brandon S. Pilcher
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I'm an amateur artist and writer who has a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from the University of California in San Diego.

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Mostly created it out of bored curiosity. The most challenging part was including all the world's different belief systems within th limited number of options I could offer. In the end I went with broad geographic regions like Africa, the Middle East, Europe, etc, with a little touch of New Age and Azathoth towards the end.

Not that it's a foolproof method of classification, since I based it off where each religion originated rather than current distribution or influences from other areas. For example, I cited Haitian Vodou as an example of an African religion since it's derived from West African traditions, but I hear it has elements of Europeanized Christianity thrown into the mix. Buddhism is of Indian origin but has caught on in many East Asian nations like Japan. One of the trickiest was Polynesian; I sorted it into East Asian since most Polynesians share Asian ancestry with Malays and other Austronesians, but they've probably picked up a few genes and cultural influences from Melanesians over the course of their migrations.

So yeah, it's a textbook example of why our partitioning of geographic regions and cultures can be socially constructed, rather like race.
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What is your religion? 

54%
27 deviants said Flaming non-believer
34%
17 deviants said West Asian (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Mesopotamian, etc.)
4%
2 deviants said Native American (includes Mesoamerican and Andean)
4%
2 deviants said European (Celtic, Norse and other Germanic, Greco-Roman, etc.)
4%
2 deviants said Clearly Azathoth warrants our piety the most
0%
No deviants said African (Egyptian, Yoruba Orishas, Vodou, etc.)
0%
No deviants said Indian (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, etc.)
0%
No deviants said East Asian (Taoism, Shinto, Mongolian shamanism, Polynesian, etc.)
0%
No deviants said Australasian (Australian Dreamtime, Papuan, other Melanesian, etc.)
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No deviants said New Age spirituality (Scientology included?)

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:icondeviantfemale007:
deviantfemale007 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
your gallery is so colourful and imaginative :)
Thx for sharing your art! +fav Heart +fav 
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BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and thanks for the watch!
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TaraHands Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
Thank you for watching! ::squee: : 
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DiamondLegacy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave!!! :D
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BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and thanks for the llama!
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DiamondLegacy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Np :D
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Sylverade Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Thank you for the favorite!
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BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s!
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BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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