The Church of the Children of Atom
is a local cult in Megaton
, led by Confessor Cromwell
and Mother Maya
, his wife. The church building is located at the bottom of a bomb crater, next to the unexploded nuclear bomb around which the town was built. Cult members refer to themselves as Children of Atom.
The Church of the Children of Atom believes that each atomic mass contains an entire universe, and that when an atomic mass is split many universes are created. Therefore, instead of seeing the Great War
as destructive, the Church believes it was a creative and unifying holy event.