An army of religious protestant rebels have sieged two of my provinces. In the meantime, I have converted to protestantism through the religion panel ... but the rebels apparently didn't get the memo, and they are still there.

I can accept their demands, to convert to protestantism, but that has other effects, which I am not interested in (lower religious tolerance).

Is this a bug, or do I really have to beat them or surrender to them?

Their army is fairly large, but they are on an island without ships, so they don't pose a threat right now, but I'd rather they didn't siege my provinces when we agree on our chosen flavour of christianity.

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I agree it doesn't make sense to still have them after converting. But I guess that's a negative effect you are supposed be taking. Otherwise every player in your position would go with converting through the panel instead of accepting demands to avoid negative effects.

  • I'm fairly sure that religious rebels remaining after conversion are a bug though. As is, they will no do a single thing, now that looting was nerfed underground.
    – Sunspawn
    Mar 12, 2015 at 10:05

Religion-based rebels also depend on the religion in their particular region. Unless both state and province converted, they have a reason to exist.

You wrote they can be neglected as they are on an island. Note that as of 1.8, rebels can move freely across water borders.

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    – JohnoBoy
    Jan 5, 2015 at 10:58
  • @JohnoBoy I tried to address your hints in the edit
    – mafu
    Jan 5, 2015 at 12:30

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