A Unionist, a Lurlineist, and an Agnostic walk into a bar and...get into a deep philosophical discussion about the meaning of life and evil. OK, religion – a major theme in Wicked – is more exciting than that. There is a lot of philosophical discussion, but religion is also something people live, practice, and feel, not just ponder academically. We see this with Frex, who dragged his family off to Quadling Country in a fit of missionary zeal. We see it with the immediate political implications of various creation myths and the mythical origin of the Animals. We see it with Elphaba's agnostic doubt and Nessa's evangelical conviction. Religion is a constant (and often violent) part of daily life in Oz, inseparable from science, politics, and magic.