I have one word: research. While I’m hardly an expert myself, I would suggest familiarising yourself with the Ten Commandments, the basic topics covered in both the New and Old Testaments, sin, holidays and practises, things like that. Every Christian is different in their beliefs so it’s up to you to decide how Quinn and Kitty interpret the bible, but you can easily draw hints from canon to make that decision.
Quinn was a part of both The Celibacy Club and The God Squad, and participated (or was going to participate?) in a Chastity Ball. She prays and regularly attends church, and has stated on at least three occasions that she turned to her religion when things were rough. She comes from a family that seems to be very strict and traditional in the way they follow religion, and you often see religious items and symbols throughout the Fabray household (and on Quinn’s person), but she doesn’t seem to follow that firm line of thinking. She openly commits sin throughout the show (infidelity, sex out of wedlock, sex with a member of the same sex, lying, etc.) often without remorse, dates people of other religions, and is accepting of people that could otherwise be shunned as sinners and non-believers.
From what we’ve seen on the show, I think it’s safe to say that Kitty is more devout than Quinn. She takes sin a lot more seriously and firmly believes in the rapture, enough that she even formed the Left Behind Club before the world was expected to end. She also attended Bible Camp, has made frequent references to her religion throughout the show, and once stated that she “usually avoids dating Jewish guys” (which is arguable since she dated both Puckerman brothers, but since those relationships weren’t anything serious to her, the statement could still hold some weight). In spite of her dedication to her religion, when the Glee clubbers encourage her to play the Virgin Mary in their nativity, she states that she doesn’t believe she has the Virgin Mary’s spirit in her heart. She then compares herself to Mary Magdeline instead, a biblical figure that is often interpreted as a prostitute and a sinner. So, while religion is very important to her and she takes it very seriously, she doesn’t believe herself to be an upstanding Christian, and she certainly doesn’t follow every last word of the bible.
Quinn is a member of the Catholic Church and I think Kitty probably is too, but I don’t believe that’s been confirmed(?) so you could potentially give her another denomination. These tidbits into their religion can act as a starting point for you to learn and play the characters in a way that reflects their beliefs accurately, but researching and learning a little more about the bible, the churches, and the practices is still going to be pretty important.
Again, I don’t claim to be an expert. I’m an atheist, and while I learned a fair amount about the bible growing up, most of my knowledge about Christianity comes from things I’ve researched in order to play Sam Evans. So if anyone notices any issues with anything I’ve said above, please let me know! There are people far more suited to answer this question than me.
Here are some links to help you get started with your research:
- Religion Facts: Christianity
— Fast Facts
— Holidays / Practices
- Christianity Explored
- Life, Hope, and Truth
- Bible Gateway
- 10 Commandments, in both original and simplified form
- Christianity (BBC)
- Christianity wiki
- Christianity wiki portal
I hope this helps!
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A Morning in Paris // An instrumental mix for a morning walk in Paris. Inspired by Nodame Cantabile. [listen]
1. J’Y Suis Jamais Allé - Yann Tiersen // 2. Bistro Fada - Stephane Wrembel // 3. Tokyo et Paris (Violin & Piano)- Emiri Miyamoto // 4. Le Parc de Plaisir - Francois Parisi // 5. John Come Kiss Me Now - William Byrd // 6. La Noyée - Yann Tiersen // 7. Paris…Asa - Matsutani Suguru // 8.Henry’s Spirit - Marc Streitenfeld // 9. Tea for Two- Klaus Wunderlich am Piano & his Bar-Ensemble // 10. Ballad du Paris - Francois Parisi // 11. A Paris (Instrumental) - Yves Montand // 12. Bolero Variation III - Matsuni Suguru // 13. Les Jours Tristes (Instrumental) - Yann Tiersen // 14. La Vie en Rose (Instrumental) - Helmut Zacharias
A GUIDE ON BANSHEES
Banshees (/ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee) are female spirits, or fairies, in Irish mythology. Banshees are commonly referred to as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld, and are known to wail if someone is about to die. The cry of a Banshee has been described as “a thin, screeching noise somewhere between the wail of a woman and the moan of an owl.” In scottish Gaelic mythology, she is known as the bean sith or bean nighe and is known for washing the bloodstained clothes of those who are about to die.
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if i had a bathtub, this would probably be my go to playlist.i. baby i’m yours - arctic monkeys :: ii. hypocrates - marina and the diamonds :: iii. bed peace - jhene aiko ft childish gambino :: iv. your body is a wonderland - john mayer :: v. so far (it’s alright) - the 1975 :: vi. home - gabrielle aplin :: vii. yellow brick road - angus & julia stone :: viii. calling - lewis watson :: ix. tenerife sea - ed sheeran :: x. 1949 - lana del rey :: xi. dreams (fleetwood mac cover) - dianna williams & leighton meester :: xii. helplessly - tatiana manaoi :: xiii. bloom - the paper kites :: xvi. come home to me - justin bieber :: xvii. 9 crimes - damien rice