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The Rentitarian Church

The Gospel According to Rent

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Welcome, one and all, to the Rentitarian Church!


What Is the Rentitarian Church?

The Rentitarian Church is a safe haven for Rentheads, a place where everyone has a deep appreciation for the musical (either the play or the movie) Rent and would like a place to feel free to express their love for it in a low-pressure, relaxed environment. In theory, this is supposed to be a place to foster a sense of peace and love and community. We encourage people to share their experiences and viewpoints as long as it is done in a productive, rational manner (see The Ten Commandments for what we mean).

The Ten Commandments

I. Thou shalt always be kind and courteous when addressing another member of the Church, even if that member is from a different order, denomination, or belief than thou.

II. Thou shalt word thy opinions in a way that is not purposely inflamitory. While thou is perfectly entitled to express a preference regarding versions or cast members, thou will word it in a way that reflects positively on their preference and not negatively on another's preference. This means thou shalt say "Daphne Rubin-Vega was my favorite Mimi", not "Rosario Dawson is a horrible Mimi".

III. Thou shalt keep all differences of opinion friendly and non-confrontational, or thou wilst say nothing at all.

IV. Thou shalt check Google and the Church's memories before asking a question. Failure to do so will result in being quietly pointed in the right direction by one of our Church Leaders and having your post deleted.

V. Thou shalt cut thy posts if they are longer than ten lines or include an image, to spare thy fellow members' friends pages.

VI. Thou shalt feel welcome to share fanworks. Likewise, if thou wishes to review said fanworks, thou shalt keep their criticism constructive and non-confrontational, even if thou doesn't like the fanwork in question. Thou shalt always put a rating on their fanworks and a warning if necessary.

VII. Thou shalt feel free to discuss non-Rent topics as long as the topics have some sort of connection to Rent, be it a cast member or a detail that reminds one of Rent.

VIII. Thou shalt not feel obligated to join one branch of Rentitarianism or another. Likewise, thou shalt not pressure others to join their branch or Order. Thou does not have to choose a branch or Order at all, and shall reserve the right to request to be left off of our Church's member list. Thou reserves the right to change branch or Order at any given time.

IX. Thou shalt realize that we are not in any way trying to compete with or insult rent. We encourage members to stay in that community, and many of our ministers and our High Priest are members of that community. Thou will realize that this is simply an attempt at fostering a slightly more open, friendly environment.

X. Thou shalt realize that this is not a real, legal church and thus, while you can tell people that your religion is Rentitarian if you like, thou would do best not to renounce prior religious ties. We never claim to be a real church, except during tax season.

BONUS: XI. Thou shalt not solicit alms from the members unless it is for charitible purposes. In other words, no begging for money and no selling things on the community unless you're donating to charity. Being as this has come to be so Church-like, it feels wrong letting people beg for money (seriously. Jokes are all right) or sell things for their own personal gain. Donations to the Church are accepted, but we will not be soliciting them. As a variant on this rule, you definitely cannot ask to buy tickets (for anything) or try to sell them. This is ticket scalping, which is illegal in most states. If you want to give tickets to someone as a gift, that's fine, although that should be worked out privately. If you are taking a loss on the price of the tickets because you need to get rid of them fast, again, please turn elsewhere. Not only is this a violation of the "no solictation" rule, but you could get the entire community in trouble.

The Branches

There are three branches of Rentitarianism. This is to identify which the members feel most comfortable discussing. THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION FOR ELITISM. The Rentitarian Church does not value any one branch any more than the other. If you don't want to identify as a branch, you don't have to. This also makes it easier for the ministers to tag entries.

Musicalpalian - People who follow the Gospel According to the Play. Although they will treat the other branches with respect, these people are considered Orthodox Rentitarians, who won't engage in discussions regarding the movie unless they feel they can be courteous when they do so.

Movieary - People who follow the Gospel According to the Movie. Also required to treat other branches with respect, these people are considered the Conservative Rentitarians, who won't engage in discussions of the play unless they feel they have enough knowledge and can be courteous when they do so.

Larsonian - People who follow both the Gospels According to the Play and the Movie, or the Gospel According to Rent. They are comfortable talking about and showing their love of both, and are considered Reform Rentitarians. Identifying at Larsonian means that they feel comfortable in being courteous to all members.

Again, I reiterate: this is just for help in tagging entries and keeping people in their comfort zone. No preference is shown toward any branch over any other, you don't have to join a branch, you can change your branch at any time, and this is not to be used to foster a sense of elitism. The second it becomes an elitist system (which we fully admit it looks likely to do so), we will remove the system.

The Clergy

Ordained ministers are anyone who spreads the word of this community. You can request to join one of eight orders, however. Leaders of the Orders must be willing to take on moderating abilities if need be and do not have a branch affiliation. If a leadership is open, feel free to request the position if you believe you are able to take the responsibilities that includes. Once you have joined an Order, you can select an icon here. Ordained Ministers have an asterisk (*) next to their name.

High Priest
aguynamedgoo
E-mail: goo(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com

The Order of St. Mark
Leader: chibi_kage
E-mail: mark(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
3d_imax_mind (Larsonian)
angel1828 (Larsonian)
anime_fanatic19 (Larsonian)
laniii (Larsonian)
aretheresheep (Larsonian)
armageddoni (Larsonian)
arrages822(Larsonian)
baka_sensei (Larsonian)
bjacrazy (Larsonian)
celtic_maple (Larsonian)
cypriphobia (Larsonian)
afavoritemelody (Larsonian)
faigs (Larsonian)
gorgeous_slash
hamburg____song (Moviary)
handsoapisgood (Larsonian)
harbek (Larsonian)
illcoveryou_x (Larsonian)
intotheseine (Larsonian)
jesusfreak413 (Larsonian)
karli4eva221 (Musicalpalian)
kumiko_kun (Larsonian)
_kyri (Larsonian)
nogitsune (Larsonian)
mistakenelegant (Larsonian)
malakijr (Larsonian) *
miss_beehive (Larsonian)
misswritten (Larsonian)
fading_xhopex (Larsonian) *
padfoot182 (Larsonian)
panda_chibi (Larsonian)
peg_leg_pete (Larsonian)
phantom_angel (Larsonian)
poetic_mark (Larsonian)
poets_aura (Larsonian)
psycopickle (Larsonian)
queenofthadorkz (Larsonian)
rainbows_n_bulk (Larsonian)
roseofmalice (Larsonian)
saucywench82 (Larsonian)
starletfallen (Larsonian)
supportvillainy (Larsonian)
sweetestg_bye (Larsonian)
tamed_fox (Larsonian)
the_bothererer (Larsonian)
the_moon_glows (Larsonian)
the_novel_idea (Larsonian)
tolavieboheme (Larsonian)
likesthesilence (Musicalpalian)
verbalizingit (Larsonian)
volitaire (Musicalpalian)
withoutyou05 (Larsonian)
xlonelytylenolx (Musicalpalian)
x_morgaine_x (Larsonian)
zorabet (Larsonian)

The Order of St. Roger
Leader: broken_smile_
E-mail: roger(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
__lavieboheme_ (Larsonian)
6060_842 (Larsonian)
allfireburns (Larsonian) *
danii_girl (Larsonian)
danzo_658 (Larsonian)
dreamerj25 (Larsonian)
emilystarr1 (Larsonian)
evrybdysdarling (Larsonian)
fag_hag73 (Larsonian)
fristybean (Larsonian)
gc4eva_89 (Larsonian)
gossipxfabulous (Larsonian)
guitargeek0624 (Larsonian)
irishjewel (Moviary)
idolfan620 (Larsonian)
kiwicake (Larsonian)
longshadowsfall (Larsonian)
lost_spacecase (Larsonian)
lynxdaemon19 (Larsonian)
misskass (Moviary)
niftyemily (Larsonian)
ohthe_placesigo (Larsonian)
onedaymorelm (Larsonian)
ppyajunebug (Larsonian)
rabidfangirlism (Larsonian)
rocker_davis (Larsonian)
jadedquill (Larsonian)
singingchipmunk (Musicalpalian)
smashleyloureed (Larsonian)
sparklydances
starxstudded_ (Larsonian)
titanicgirl (Larsonian)
wildesparrow (Larsonian)
foundmysong (Larsonian)

The Order of St. Mimi
Leader: trollopfop
E-mail: mimi(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
simplyentangled (Larsonian) *
anyathewiccan (Larsonian)
autumn_illumina (Larsonian)
crazie130 (Larsonian)
dreamon_dreamer (Larsonian)
easy_peasy_24 (Larsonian)
lifestooquick (Larsonian)
mulletlove
razorwireflower (Moviary)
ultraviolet_luv (Larsonian)
shoeshoppybri14 (Larsonian)
sovain_ (Larsonian)
slytherindoll (Larsonian)
x_chips_ahoy_x
x_lostgirl_x (Larsonian)

The Order of St. Collins
Leader: isolatingage
E-mail: collins(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
1x2foralways (Larsonian)
lazarusloafer (Musicalpalian)
admanthea (Larsonian)
azabeth99 (Movieary)
bethanyedwards (Larsonian)*
b0bsyerunc1e (Larsonian)
campi_the_robot (Larsonan)
court_jesster (Musicalpalian)
kthx_die_x0 (Larsonian) *
masb1987

The Order of St. Angel
Leader: elviramouse
E-mail: angel(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
08pirate08 (Moviary)
actualrealityx (Larsonian)
becomingblurred (Larsonian)
twenty_two (Musicalpalian)
daisness (Larsonian)
ginnski (Larsonian)
hazyshadedsky (Larsonian)
heck__yes_ (Larsonian)
hey_lani (Larsonian)
hugs_not_shrugs (Larsonian)
jexxstasy (Larsonian)
lets_make_n0is3 (Larsonian)
mrsadamo (Larsonian)
paivilo (Larsonian)
pyralisha (Larsonian)
libbyish (Larsonian)
sweet_rocker (Moviary)
tedrick_james (Larsonian) *
willow_kat (Larsonian)

The Order of St. Maureen
Leader: rougaroux
E-mail: maureen(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
alliez92092 (Larsonian)
boysnoggage (Larsonian)
dreamoftheday (Larsonian)
dreamer______ (Larsonian)
forget_regret_0 (Musicalpalian)
forgetregret016 (Larsonian)
goodbye_xlove (Larsonian)
green_girl510 (Larsonain)
i_heart_my_geek (Larsonian)
jessicamariek (Moviary)
lady_lyric (Larsonian)
letsmakeacrepe (Larsonian)
becomingun (Larsonian)
ma_vie_boheme (Larsonian)
onesongglory14 (Musicalpalian)
pyraterose (Larsonian)
the_sunsetfades (Larsonian)
theycallmimimi (Larsonian)
sectums3mpra (Larsonian)
the_empress (Larsonian)
uhoh_broken (Larsonian)
undrwrldangel24 (Larsonian)
workingforwings (Larsonian)
yourefree_xx (Larsonian)

The Order of St. Joanne
Leader: angel_1stdegree
E-mail: joanne(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
blanddave (Larsonian)
clever_tag_line (Larsonian)
cosmonation (Musicalpalian)
joanne_spm (Larsonian)
perididdle (Larsonian)
oona_faerie3 (Movieary)
skiptheartist (Movieary)

The Order of St. Benny
Leader: pickle_breath
E-mail: benny(at)puddleofgoo(dot)com
human_toaster (Larsonian) *
theswearingkind (Larsonian)


Church Members

If you would like to join a branch, please make an introductory post indicating which branch and/or order you would like to join.

Musicalpalian
autumn_illumina
lazarusloafer
twenty_two
cosmonation
forget_regret_0
court_jesster
karli4eva221
onesongglory14
singingchipmunk
likesthesilence
volitaire
xlonelytylenolx

Moviary
08pirate08
hamburg____song
irishjewel
jessicamariek
misskass
oona_faerie3
razorwireflower
skiptheartist
sweet_rocker

Larsonian
__lavieboheme_
1x2foralways
3d_imax_mind
6060_842
actualrealityx
admanthea
alliez92092
allfireburns *
angel1828
anime_fanatic19
simplyentangled *
anyathewiccan
laniii
arrages822
aretheresheep
armageddoni
baka_sensei
becomingblurred
bellejasmine
bethanyedwards*
bjacrazy
blanddave
b0bsyerunc1e
boysnoggage
campi_the_robot
celtic_maple
clever_tag_line
dreamoftheday
crazie130
cypriphobia
daisness
danzo_658
afavoritemelody
dreamerj25
dreamon_dreamer
dreamer______
easy_peasy_24
emilystarr1
evrybdysdarling
fag_hag73
faigs
forgetregret016
fristybean
gc4eva_89
ginnski
goodbye_xlove
gossipxfabulous
green_girl510
guitargeek0624
handsoapisgood
harbek
hazyshadedsky
heck__yes_
hey_lani
hugs_not_shrugs
human_toaster
idolfan620
i_heart_my_geek
illcoveryou_x
intotheseine
jesusfreak413
jexxstasy
joanne_spm
kiwicake
kthx_die_x0
kumiko_kun
_kyri
nogitsune
lady_lyric
lets_make_n0is3
letsmakeacrepe
lifestooquick
longshadowsfall
lost_spacecase
lynxdaemon19
becomingun
mistakenelegant
malakijr *
ma_vie_boheme
miss_beehive
misswritten
mrsadamo
mspotamus
fading_xhopex *
niftyemily
ohthe_placesigo
onedaymorelm
paivilo
padfoot182
panda_chibi
peg_leg_pete
perididdle
phantom_angel
poetic_mark
poets_aura
ppyajunebug
psycopickle
pyraterose
pyralisha
queenofthadorkz
rabidfangirlism
rainbows_n_bulk
rocker_davis
roseofmalice
libbyish
ultraviolet_luv
saucywench82
sectums3mpra
jadedquill
shoeshoppybri14
slytherindoll
smashleyloureed
sovain_
starletfallen
starxstudded_
supportvillainy
sweetestg_bye
tamed_fox
tedrick_james *
the_bothererer
the_empress
the_moon_glows
the_novel_idea
the_sunsetfades
theycallmimimi
theswearingkind
titanicgirl
tolavieboheme
totallygay81
uhoh_broken
undrwrldangel24
uranoxymoron
verbalizingit
wildesparrow
willow_kat
foundmysong
withoutyou05
workingforwings
x_lostgirl_x
x_morgaine_x
yourefree_xx
zorabet

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