Thomas Burke has always been surrounded by religion. As a child, his parents took him to church every week. Growing up with strict religious parents set Thomas up to become the very religious person he is today. At the age of 18, Thomas joined the Catholic Diocese Pastoral Center Seminary School to become a priest. However, due to his strict and seemingly crazy ways of religious practice he was removed from seminary school and was never fully ordained as a priest. However, Thomas could not turn his back on religion as the seminary school had done to him. Despite his crazy ideals, Thomas began to gather a following online through social media due to his rash views and strictness on religion, which was somehow enjoyable for other people who felt religion was changing its ways to satisfy society today. Thomas got small stints as an ordained minister to go overseas for the military. Thomas was then hired by the Red Cross to travel and go to areas that they were deploying and right before the outbreak Thomas was sent to Chernarus. Thomas believes that the outbreak is God’s way to punish the world for its sins. He believes that he has been left on the Earth to help those who have been afflicted by sin, but whom God has deemed unworthy to enter heaven (survivors). Also, Thomas believes people who have turned into the infected are sinners and have been cast to hell, but due to the overcrowding in hell sinners deemed to go to hell are stuck on Earth. Thomas purposes people two ways to become pure enough to enter into heaven: (1) a person has to admit to the reason they are currently stuck on Earth and not allowed to enter heaven or (2) eat enough purified human flesh that they in turn become purified and are allowed to enter Heaven. Now Thomas roams Chernarus to help sinners and to prove to God that he was right in choosing him to do this.