History DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu / Religion

22nd Jul '15 12:43:47 PM dotchan
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* [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] [[JewsLoveToArgue argues with God]] multiple times when he threatens to destroy the Israelites completely, and manages to convince him otherwise. In reality it was probably a SecretTestOfCharacter (given that God knows everything), but still impressive. * Long, long before Moses, Jacob actually wrestled with God (or perhaps with an angel). After a long stalemate, his opponent realized that [[TheDeterminator he would not give up]] and touched Jacob's hip, dislocating it. For this, Jacob gains the new name "Israel" ("Struggled/Persevered-With-God") as a reward for his stubbornness. ** Also, because of the way in which the angel defeated Jacob, observant Jews do not eat the sciatic nerve. Since the sciatic nerve is remarkably difficult to remove, most Jews simply did not eat the hindquarters of the animal, selling it to their Gentile neighbors instead.
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* [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] [[JewsLoveToArgue argues with God]] multiple times when he threatens to destroy the Israelites completely, and manages to convince him otherwise. In reality it was probably a SecretTestOfCharacter (given that God knows everything), but still impressive. * Long, long before Moses, ''Literature/TheBible'': ** Jacob actually wrestled with God (or perhaps with an angel). After a long stalemate, his opponent realized that [[TheDeterminator he would not give up]] and touched Jacob's hip, dislocating it. For this, Jacob gains the new name "Israel" ("Struggled/Persevered-With-God") as a reward for his stubbornness. ** *** Also, because of the way in which the angel defeated Jacob, observant Jews do not eat the sciatic nerve. Since the sciatic nerve is remarkably difficult to remove, most Jews simply did not eat the hindquarters of the animal, selling it to their Gentile neighbors instead.instead. ** Moses [[JewsLoveToArgue argues with God]] multiple times when he threatens to destroy the Israelites completely, and manages to convince him otherwise. In reality it was probably a SecretTestOfCharacter (given that God knows everything), but still impressive (his distant ancestor Abraham tried to do the same thing, asking God to not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, where Abraham's nephew Lot lived, if 50 righteous people lived in the city, and then managed to bargain God down to ten; in the end, only Lot and his two daughters made it out alive).
17th Feb '14 6:28:41 PM ading
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Why would an omniscient being need to test anything?
* [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] [[JewsLoveToArgue argues with God]] multiple times when he threatens to destroy the Israelites completely, and manages to convince him otherwise. In reality it was a SecretTestOfCharacter (given that God knows everything), but still impressive.
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* [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] [[JewsLoveToArgue argues with God]] multiple times when he threatens to destroy the Israelites completely, and manages to convince him otherwise. In reality it was probably a SecretTestOfCharacter (given that God knows everything), but still impressive.
15th Feb '14 4:47:08 PM ading
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This trope is human/non-or-relatively mildly powered vs god/godlike, not two angels against each other.
** Also, because of the way in which the angel defeated Jacob, observant Jews do not eat the sciatic nerve. Since the sciatic nerve is remarkably difficult to remove, most Jews simply did not eat the hindquarters of the animal, selling it to their Gentile neighbors instead. * In the Book of Revelations, an unnamed angel kicks {{Satan}}'s ass and locks him up for a thousand years. ** Possibly the Archangel Michael? He defeated Lucifer once before during the rebellion and war in Heaven.
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** Also, because of the way in which the angel defeated Jacob, observant Jews do not eat the sciatic nerve. Since the sciatic nerve is remarkably difficult to remove, most Jews simply did not eat the hindquarters of the animal, selling it to their Gentile neighbors instead. * In the Book of Revelations, an unnamed angel kicks {{Satan}}'s ass and locks him up for a thousand years. ** Possibly the Archangel Michael? He defeated Lucifer once before during the rebellion and war in Heaven.instead.
11th Dec '13 10:57:07 AM DCLeadboot
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** Possibly the Archangel Michael? He defeated Lucifer before during the rebellion and war in Heaven.
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** Possibly the Archangel Michael? He defeated Lucifer once before during the rebellion and war in Heaven.
11th Dec '13 10:56:57 AM DCLeadboot
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** Possibly the Archangel Michael? He defeated Lucifer before during the rebellion and war in Heaven.
6th Sep '13 7:18:28 PM Wyvern76
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The verse in question is Rev. 20:1. Abaddon is mentioned in Rev. 9:11 and is either the warden of, or the chief prisoner in, the Abyss. By some intepretations, Abaddon may be another name for Satan himself.
* Abaddon, also known as Apollyon; is somewhat of a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere in the Book of Revelations. A demon? angel? so powerful it kicks {{Satan}}'s ass and locks him up for a thousand years.
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* Abaddon, also known as Apollyon; is somewhat of a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere in In the Book of Revelations. A demon? angel? so powerful it Revelations, an unnamed angel kicks {{Satan}}'s ass and locks him up for a thousand years.
2nd Aug '13 10:37:21 PM JIKTV
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* Abaddon, also known as Apollyon; is somewhat of a GiantSpaceFleaOutOfNowhere in the Book of Revelations. A demon? angel? so powerful it kicks {{Satan}}'s ass and locks him up for a thousand years.
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* Abaddon, also known as Apollyon; is somewhat of a GiantSpaceFleaOutOfNowhere GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere in the Book of Revelations. A demon? angel? so powerful it kicks {{Satan}}'s ass and locks him up for a thousand years.
22nd Jun '13 6:14:19 PM Andyzero
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* Abaddon, also known as Apollyon; is somewhat of a GiantSpaceFleaOutOfNowhere in the Book of Revelations. A demon? angel? so powerful it kicks {{Satan}}'s ass and locks him up for a thousand years.
22nd Jun '13 5:45:47 PM Castriff
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* [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] [[JewsLoveToArgue argues with God]] multiple times when he threatens to destroy the Israelites completely, and manages to convince him otherwise. It's debatable whether or not it was a SecretTestOfCharacter (given that God knows everything), but still impressive.
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* [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] [[JewsLoveToArgue argues with God]] multiple times when he threatens to destroy the Israelites completely, and manages to convince him otherwise. It's debatable whether or not In reality it was a SecretTestOfCharacter (given that God knows everything), but still impressive.
7th Feb '13 6:56:21 PM Candi
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moved Zeus entry from Religion to Mythology
* [[GreekMythology Zeus]] may have been a god, but [[EldritchAbomination Typhon]] was an ancient being endlessly more powerful than the gods themselves. Zeus ''dropped a mountain on him''.
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