Originally Posted by Elliot Kane
Technically, you are correct that according to the official rules a cleric or paladin can have no religion and be utterly secular. In practise, I really can't see many GMs allowing it.
well you must have some mighty stiff DM's.
the PHB states a paladin does not have to specificly worship a deity, many bits of the "fluff" leads one to believe they would. "Divine power protects the paladin and gives her special powers." divine usualy refers to a deity(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/divine
). but others seem to oppose this. "All paladins, regardless of background, recognize in each other an eternal bond that transcends culture, race, and even religion
in closing. most of the gamers i know, and that is quite a bit, see most paladins as church members, but it realy depends totaly on the setting(therefore DM).