[RPG] Are there examples of official characters who do not follow any gods


The honest real world answer is that I joined a campaign late, and created by character in a rush. I had never played Pathfinder and didn't have time to research the different gods to pick a suitable one. So I went with having no god.

However, recently during a role play session the fact I had no god came up and I managed to annoy a couple of the more devout religious folks in the party. i.e, the cleric, and the two dwarfs.

I need some sort of logical reason why, in a world where gods are 100% proven to exist, I don't have one I follow. I managed to pass it off as that I believe in the gods (i.e. I am a polytheist, not a deist or atheist) but I don't follow one myself, and that I just don't like the one my parents followed (I'm a royal wood elf run away from home).

Are there any examples of characters from official campaigns that don't follow a god whom I could use as examples for my character?

Best Answer

There is Karsakim. He is the leader of a military force dedicated to eradicating religion in Rahadoum.

Apart from that pathfinder has some abilities that require you to not follow a god.

One example is the feat godless healing

"Godless Healing

You have mastered a specialized and complex technique to ignore pain by focusing your belief on the self rather than relying on faith.

Prerequisites: Cannot have a patron deity.

Benefit: Once per day when you have half your total hit points or fewer, you may heal yourself of an amount of damage equal to 1d8 plus your total Hit Dice as a move action. This is a supernatural ability.

Special: You can take this feat more than once. Each time you do, you may heal yourself one additional time per day."

Beside the above mentioned Rahadoum in Garund there are Touvette in the River Kingdoms and Bachuan in Tian Xia that discourage or forbid religious practice.