It is perhaps one of the biggest sticking points with certain majorities within the Confederation to pointedly state that Humanity and the Unity have little in common after all these so called ‘Warriors’ don’t even worship a god. This however is actually not correct in the direct sense of the matter, the first is that not all human cultures worship a ‘god’ to use the plural form and indeed many of our older cultures are ancestor worshipers where the deeds of those who have lived in the past are elevated into that of myth and legend. The unity can be seen to use a similar form of ‘religious’ worship, they do not pretend to worship a singular entity that through ‘divine’ providence formed them and placed them onto the Earth in his form, if they did they would after all have to worship the rather flawed entity that they know Luc’in to be. No rather their religion can be seen in the way that they place special honour and reverence on the deeds of those who have come before. Much like ancient times the Unity believes largely in part thanks to the genetic ‘links’ they have to memory of those who have come before that it is their ancestors who should be given the respect most human cultures hold in reserve for their deity.
One can see this on almost any Unity held planet, their stations, ships and even in many respects the individual person be that Warrior or Worker caste. There are what we might term ‘chapels’ dedicated to the memory of those who have come before, where the unity as a whole remember that they are the sum of their entire history. The ‘Alpha’ of the unity is seen as being the embodiment of this history and while the leader of the unity he or she maybe she is also considered the spirit and heart of it as well.
This worship carries on to the individual it is not uncommon to find especially among the Warrior Caste an individual carrying something of significance to those who have come before. Indeed it has been noted that some Warriors have gone into battle with weapons that by today’s standards are primitive and out of date but because of the link to those who came before they believe that it is their duty to continue to use it, to add to its legacy, this is most prominent in the use of items specific to their own genetic linage, for example it is known that 71 generations of the ‘Ti line have used the same set of armour with only minor adjustments, repairs and upgrades that was used by Iris’Ti when the unity itself was founded.
So by this and the measures that we ourselves hold ‘Religion’ to be, we can state that the Unity does indeed follow Religious practices thus negating those whom claim that they do not understand the principles or even why it matters. Rather than not understand the Unity perhaps understands it’s Religion better than any human will ever understand our own.
- Pope Abigale the 2nd. In an address to the New Catholic Church in Rome Terra, 2109 CE