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Sailors of the Book by ErinPtah Sailors of the Book by ErinPtah
Sailor Judaism, Sailor Christianity, and Sailor Islam. Civilian names: Rebekah, Maria, and Aïcha.

Sailor Judaism has the motifs of the tallit worked into her bows; men are obligated to wear them, but for women they're either optional or forbidden, depending on who you ask. (As with most religious garments, my preference is for "optional.") Sailor Christianity's weapon is based on the Papal Cross, a ceremonial staff used by the Pope. Sailor Islam's uniform was designed with the burkini in mind: functional and classy without compromising modesty. (Again, it's an option, which she chooses.)

Not sure about their countries of origin. Maria is from South America, and Aïcha is either from France or northern Africa, and that's as far as I've gotten. Any thoughts?


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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the outfits! But Judaism's weapon should've been a hammer. 
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, I like that idea. Maybe next time.
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AntiRCCZealot Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
We now need Sailor Hinduism, Sailor Taoism, Sailor Buddhism, and Sailor Shintoism. :D
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Any ideas for their outfits/weapons/identities? I might put them on the to-draw list...
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TomboyBallerina Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
In the name of the One God we will punish you!
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting work! I like the designs.
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
haha my hebrew name is Rebekah even though i was raised catholic my dad family gave me a hebrew name as birthday give
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
haha my hebrew name is Rebekah even though i was raised catholic my dad family gave me a hebrew name as birthday give
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xanatos321 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
The only problem here is that the thirdīs book says kill the first and enslave the second (and some minor details that the firs two should be beaten for indecent exposure and that tte first one comes from pigs and monkeys). O how I like these totally inapropriate (in Islam) pictures.
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"VERILY, those who have attained to faith [in this divine writ], as well as those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Christians, and the Sabians-all who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds-shall have their reward with their Sustainer; and no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve."

IDK what verses you're talking about, but that's what I found in the Quran.

Meanwhile, the holy books of Judaism and Christianity say women who are raped should have to marry their rapists, and that it's okay to make slaves of people as long as they're from other countries. There are verses about beating your servants, your children, your slaves, and the people of enemy nations. None of these texts are free of disturbing content; the important part is what people do with it.
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xanatos321 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
"None of these texts are free of disturbing content; the important part is what people do with it."

Ok what are muslims doing with their religious texts? For example right now muslims in Pakistan are about to execute a 11 years old girl with Downs syndrome who cannot read for BLASPHEMY, because she threw out some pages of Quran into the trash. The mob is demanding that she should be executed by the law (yes they have a law for executing small girls). 250 religiously motivated deadly attacks every month with 1100 dead on average (more than 19 250 since 9/11), Churches brning all over Africa and southwest Asia.

Enough? I could contine a whole day. And those are only related to religion, not "normal warfare" or crime.
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
One, those numbers smack of "some conspiracy theorist was ranting on the Internet once, and it sounded scary so I believed it."

Two, you don't get to tar all members of a group with the same brush. An estimated 32,000 rapes result in pregnancy every year in America alone. Does that mean that I can personally blame all men, you included, for raping women and leaving them pregnant? No, because that would be moronic.

Three, if you think there are no Jews or Christians committing crimes, making war, or attacking and abusing people in the name of religion, you're delusional.
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xanatos321 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Can you tell me what par of my comment is an conspiracy? The numbers? Just look at the fucking NEWS. You can check the numbers at thereligionofpeace.com it doesnt just sounds scary it also checks, you wont be the first muslim nor the last to try to prove them false.

I said RELIGION RELATED. Not crime or war.
Suni x Shia. Muslims x everyone else. Honnor killings.
I am not saying non-muslims dont do those things, I am saying the sheer ammount of religious violence done by muslims is incoparable to the rest of the world.

Funny you should bring the rapes when defending islam. You know what happens to a woman that cannot prove rape (4 wittnesses and everything) in a muslim country? No wonder there are so few reported rapes.
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, the very fact that you think I'm a Muslim demonstrates that you are more interested in your own biases and presumptions than anything else.

Which means no amount of evidence I could show you will change your mind, so I'm not going to try. Banning now. Go spew your nonsense somewhere else.
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Bear-Dog Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just want to say?
This is the best thing I've seen. I appreciate how you have somehow married a sailor senshi outfit and a baraca.
All we need now are hindu, shamanism, shinto, budhism.
And then they can fight the fascists and the Sudanese rebels.
Ohmy- you don't even know how much joy this has brought me and my friend.
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Rickyrab Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I love the personifications there. cool
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zapgirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I LOVE this idea, and the outfit designs are just so creative and grand. Love this love this love this.
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Writer
Cool, very interesting idea. :thanks: I love their poses. :)
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Very nice!
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Mellissandria Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Charming!

There used to be a senshi site..where the senshi took their names from characters or places in the Bible..unfortunatly, that was lost to time, but it is nice to see someone expand on that motif!
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CJButzemann Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
This is a fun idea. I like how you incorporated elements of the religion into the costume designs while making it still reminiscent of the whole sailor-scout concept. Simple things, like the Papal Cross and the fringeing in Sailor Judaism's costume, really make all the difference. I've seen a few attempts to cross religion with Sailor Moon, but this is the first time I've seen it done so well.
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thngwhtsqks Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Very interesting concept, I like the thought you've put into the character and costume designs. I especially love Rebekeh's curly hair and tallit-based ribbons, and Aïcha's shoes and modest outfit. The only note I make is that Sailor Christianity seems to be more specifically Sailor Catholicism, which makes sense since it's the most inclined toward ritual and ceremonial costume. (A fish symbol might be more appropriate, though less elegant than the Papal Cross). I do love the wings & that she is South American :)
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Maria's bows are based in part on the sash worn by the minister at the Presbyterian church I used to go to, and of course the crosses (plain ones, not crucifixes) and crown of thorns are generic biblical symbols. I suppose I could have given her a plain wooden cross as a weapon . . . but I wanted something sparkly and flashy.

Also, I think her magical talking pet needs to be a fish XD
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Ciara12 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I like the idea of Rebekah coming from Russia, but she could also come from North America - although that would be sort of a parralell to Maria, so maybe not.

Such pretty dresses!
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Hellsing-S-cry-ed Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Sailor Islam's uniform, with how it's sexy without exposing her skin! ^^
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katrani Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I love how they're not all sticks! It's so hard to make good-looking "average" sizes look good in sailor uniforms. xD

I also like that the circlets/tiaras are understated- sort of fits the religious theme not to have a lot of gold, least in my mind. Beyond that, all of the differences are nice and work well, especially Sailor Islam's full-body clothing. I just wish we could see her hair. :/

Really great... Will we be seeing more of these three? Maybe a few "Religion Sailor Scouts" that're other religions? Also: Sailor Christianity makes a cloning storyline inevitable, ne?
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't draw sticks very well ^_^;

I'm not actually sure in what contexts Sailor Islam would find it appropriate/comfortable to let her hair down. Maybe I'll figure it out sometime and draw that scene.

As for other religion sailors (including various-forms-of-Christianity sailors) - it depends on whether I can think of cool costume ideas XD
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LarissaFae Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
When there aren't any unrelated men around her. Muslim women aren't supposed to show their hair to anyone except for other women, their husbands, and close male relatives. Stepfathers are all right to uncover around, as well. I know, I Wiki'd it. I wasn't about to cover around my Stepdaddy McAwesomesauce, and I wanted to make sure it was permitted. :P

Basically, if you can marry him, you have to cover around him.

Ah, Sheikh Wiki, here you are:

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:D
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, handy. Thanks!
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LarissaFae Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
No problem. ^_^ I'm always available for Islam-related questions.
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evilredcaboose Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
Why not make Rebekah -from- Isreal? That seems most obvious to me. And if you wish to stay obvious, make Aicha from N. Africa
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Neither of the others are from their respective Holy Lands, though. And such a relatively small chunk of the Israeli population is white that I feel like I'd want to redesign her if she were going to be from Israel.
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evilredcaboose Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just some ideas.
Hmmmm, spose you could make her from Russia then.
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Spoonerism Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This, this is just all kinds of awesome. My hat goes off to you madam!
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Tchy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These are awesome! I've always been fascinated by theology and the implications of this portrayal are wonderful to consider. Great designs.
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