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    Question What religion is the family?

    I have always wondered what religion the Wilkerson family is. I always thought them to be jewish.

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    Christians probably.

    They celebrate Christmas.

    But in better guesses, I would say they have no religion and just celebrate all the fun holidays

    + I think the are banned from church.

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    I remember in the Christmas Tree episode they are doing battle with their former pastor of the Catholic Church, and if memory serves, they also volunteered there, which iirc led to their "excomunication" I'd image they would be Roman Catholics.
    The jerk formerly known as J.

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    Lois seems to be an atheist or at least agnostic in some episodes, while in other episodes not so much. Hal at least believes in some sort of God, but his unwillingness to paint over the image of Jesus implies christian. The grandmother is catholic because she refused to give a Christmas gift to a cousin because she married a protestant. My guess would be that the family is non practicing catholic.

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    They aren't religious. Especially not Christians. I celebrate Christmas but none of my family is Christian - it's just a nice little day where we all get together as a family and celebrate.

    They were all completely unaware of any Christian concepts in the Day Care episodes and made it clear that they've never been to church. Dewey believed the cross was a giant "t".

    Hal simply believes in an "eternal paradise," not necessarily a god (Tiki Lounge). Him having qualms about painting over Jesus was, in my opinion, just an aspect of his character/personality, almost superstitious.

    Also in Tiki Lounge, Lois makes it clear that she doesn't believe in any afterlife.

    Ida (Ida's Dance) celebrated a fictional holiday "Saint Grotus' Day" and appears to be Croatian - so Lois' family is not Christian.

    In Christmas Trees, Reese says "we're a bunch of godless heathens."

    In Shame, Malcolm seeks out various religious leaders for guidance.

    I think applying a any religion to their family would have taken away from the show... it was irrelevant. :thumbup1:

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    I can't remember in which episode it is but Malcolm describes himself as a hopeful agnostic. I think Lois and theboys are agnostic (Reese probably has not thought about it) but I reckon the others would have put some thought into it and settled on agnosticism. Hal belives in heaven though and I think he might be more religious than the others. Hal and Lois are horrified when the boys steal from the church, obviously because they are stealing from charity but it seems they don't underestimate the importance of the church, but this could still tie in with their agnosticism.

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    Probably Christians.
    They believe in Christmas, Don't they?

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    Godless heathens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somnilocus View Post
    Ida (Ida's Dance) celebrated a fictional holiday "Saint Grotus' Day" and appears to be Croatian - so Lois' family is not Christian.
    Croatians are mostly roman catholics (88%) which is a branch of christianity so in "St. Grotus" episode it's implied that Ida is most likely - christian. You can see crucifix on the wall in couple of shots. But that, of course, doesn't necessary means that Malcolm's family are christians as well.
    Btw, altough the "St. Grotus" episode was shot in croatian community center I am not under impression that they are actually croatians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buljko View Post
    Croatians are mostly roman catholics (88%) which is a branch of christianity so in "St. Grotus" episode it's implied that Ida is most likely - christian. You can see crucifix on the wall in couple of shots. But that, of course, doesn't necessary means that Malcolm's family are christians as well.
    Btw, altough the "St. Grotus" episode was shot in croatian community center I am not under impression that they are actually croatians.

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