History Literature / UndergroundZealot

26th May '16 5:55:43 PM Whitewings
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* BrokenAesop: In-universe and out: Immediately after the zealots, with great effort, manage to spread pamphlets around Los Angeles saying that “We are no threat to the government or the status quo,” and asking themselves why the atheists feel so threatened by them when all they want is "the free exchange of ideas", they let the world know that [[spoiler: they're praying for God to remove all water from the city, which He does, killing thousands in the process.]]

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* BrokenAesop: In-universe and out: Immediately after the zealots, with great effort, manage to spread pamphlets around Los Angeles saying that “We are no threat to the government or the status quo,” and asking themselves why the atheists feel so threatened by them when all they want is "the free exchange of ideas", they let the world know that [[spoiler: they're praying for God to cut off the wafter supply to the city.[[spoiler: He chooses instead to remove all water from the city, which He does, killing thousands in the process.]]



* GoneHorriblyRight: The Christian Underground prayed for a miracle, in the form of God cutting off the water supply to LA. They didn't expect the Almighty to remove all moisture in the entire area for everyone but His followers (it's not clear what effect, if any, this has on animals and plants).

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* GoneHorriblyRight: The Christian Underground prayed for a miracle, in the form of God cutting off the water supply to LA. They [[spoiler:They didn't expect the Almighty to remove all moisture in the entire area for everyone but His followers (it's not clear what effect, if any, this has on animals and plants).]]



* MurderIsTheBestSolution: The atheist agents (even those too young to remember organized religion) will kill any Christians they find, rather than drill them for information on other Christians or publicly put them on trial. On a global scale, the government apparently agrees with these fatality rates. On the flip side, the zealots somehow know for certain that they have the full support of the almighty God and can ask for literally anything. Do they ask for supernatural protection, to command the safety of the Christians via a loud booming voice or the smiting of those personally responsible for killing them? [[spoiler: No, they think it's a better idea to have God remove all water from L.A. forever, killing thousands. And those thousands are likely the sick and old civilians who needed liquid medicine or lack the ability to evacuate on foot, rather than the well trained and disciplined soldiers who would have a much easier time marching out of the affected area.]]

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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: The atheist agents (even those too young to remember organized religion) will kill any Christians they find, rather than drill them for information on other Christians or publicly put them on trial. On a global scale, the government apparently agrees with these fatality rates. On the flip side, the zealots somehow know for certain that they have the full support of the almighty God and can ask for literally anything. Do they ask for supernatural protection, to command the safety of the Christians via a loud booming voice or the smiting of those personally responsible for killing them? [[spoiler: No, they think it's a better idea to have They ask God to cut off LA's water supply, an attention-getting but relatively harmless act that could not happen naturally. Instead, God chose to remove all water from L.A. A, possibly forever, killing thousands. And those thousands are likely the sick and old civilians who needed liquid medicine or lack the ability to evacuate on foot, rather than the well trained and disciplined soldiers who would have a much easier time marching out of the affected area.]]
26th May '16 5:33:18 PM Whitewings
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* GoneHorriblyRight: The Christian Underground prayed for a miracle, in the form of God cutting off the water supply to LA. They didn't expect the Almighty to remove all moisture in the entire area for everyone but His followers (it's not clear what effect, if any, this has on animals and plants).
20th Jan '13 12:22:49 PM Rabukurafuto
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''Underground Zealot'' is a series by Jerry Jenkins (better known for co-writing the LeftBehind series). After the world's religious conflicts somehow turned into WorldWarIII, the UN decided to outlaw religion completely - with the usual punishment apparently being death.

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''Underground Zealot'' is a series by Jerry Jenkins (better known for co-writing the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind series). After the world's religious conflicts somehow turned into WorldWarIII, the UN decided to outlaw religion completely - with the usual punishment apparently being death.
9th Dec '12 2:25:53 PM SeptimusHeap
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: No need for an army? Donations to charity going to humanitarian relief efforts? The horror, the ''horror.'' Seriously, the book puts the lack of a sizable army waging war somewhere in the world and charity donations going to relief efforts on the same level of awfulness as the illegalization of religion.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: No need for an army? Donations to charity going to humanitarian relief efforts? The horror, the ''horror.'' Seriously, the book puts the lack of a sizable army waging war somewhere in the world and charity donations going to relief efforts on the same level of awfulness as the illegalization of religion.
3rd Sep '12 9:41:40 PM mlsmithca
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* DidNotDoTheResearch: The underground Christians carry around ailanthus leaves to identify themselves to each other. The book says they smell like peanut butter. Actually, ailanthus leaves smell like ''rotting peanuts.''
** Prostitution is legalized in the series, yet pimps still treat prostitutes badly. (The reason prostitutes are frequently treated badly nowadays is because with prostitution being an illegal practice, they can't exactly seek legal help.)
9th Aug '12 3:27:28 AM FELH2
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* BrokenAesop: In-universe and out: Immediately after the zealots, with great effort, manage to spread pamphlets around Los Angeles saying that “We are no threat to the government or the status quo,” and asking themselves why the atheists feel so threatened by them when all they want is "the free exchange of ideas", they let the world know that [[spoiler: they're praying for God to remove all water from the city, which He does, killing thousands in the process.]]

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* BrokenAesop: In-universe and out: Immediately after the zealots, with great effort, manage to spread pamphlets around Los Angeles saying that “We are no threat to the government or the status quo,” and asking themselves why the atheists feel so threatened by them when all they want is "the free exchange of ideas", they let the world know that [[spoiler: they're praying for God to remove all water from the city, which He does, killing thousands in the process.]] ]]



* CrapSaccharineWorld: Decades of world peace, great technological achievement, near-total elimination of disease and poverty... of course, being caught as a believer will net you a grisly execution. (Exactly how an atheist "theocracy" could manage to create such a paradise for 99% of the population, or the possible moral issues of the remaining 1% trying to overthrow that system for their own benefit, is never addressed.)

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* CrapSaccharineWorld: Decades of world peace, great technological achievement, near-total elimination of disease and poverty... of course, being caught as a believer will net you a grisly execution. (Exactly how an atheist "theocracy" could manage to create such a paradise for 99% of the population, or the possible moral issues of the remaining 1% trying to overthrow that system for their own benefit, is never addressed.) )



** Used on a large scale in LA, when the army claims a group of 200 Christians opened fire on the army and were all killed in the ensuing firefight. How they faked a firefight that large is anyone's guess.

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** Used on a large scale in LA, when the army claims a group of 200 Christians opened fire on the army and were all killed in the ensuing firefight. How they faked a firefight that large is anyone's guess.



** Though these are from Hollywood of the 50's, i.e. ObviouslyEvil.

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** Though these are from Hollywood of the 50's, i.e. ObviouslyEvil.



* LosAngeles: Much of ''Soon'' is set here.

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* LosAngeles: UsefulNotes/LosAngeles: Much of ''Soon'' is set here.



* OmniscientMoralityLicense: On the one hand we have the global government, enjoying overwelming support from its population, which picked up the pieces of a world devastated by a religiously inspired WorldWarIII, and have succesfully eliminated war, disease and poverty. On the other we have a small group of leftover religious figures who wish to overthrow this government and aren't any less callous about the deaths of thousands in the process than the government is. But since the author made sure that [[AuthorAppeal God is real and the Bible is true]], the religious people are completely justified in their every action while everyone who supports the atheist government deserves death and eternal torment.

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* OmniscientMoralityLicense: On the one hand we have the global government, enjoying overwelming support from its population, which picked up the pieces of a world devastated by a religiously inspired WorldWarIII, and have succesfully eliminated war, disease and poverty. On the other we have a small group of leftover religious figures who wish to overthrow this government and aren't any less callous about the deaths of thousands in the process than the government is. But since the author made sure that [[AuthorAppeal God is real and the Bible is true]], the religious people are completely justified in their every action while everyone who supports the atheist government deserves death and eternal torment.
12th Jun '12 7:33:38 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Both sides. You believe in God? [[DownerBeginning Death by napalm!]] You were trying to corner the silver market? Death by silver-themed miracle! Defaced the Hollywood sign to make it read Holywood? Death by hitsquad! Heard a terrorist manifesto on the news and didn't risk life and limb on behalf of said terrorists [[BeyondTheImpossible by overthrowing the government within half a day of hearing about it]]? Death by dehydration!

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Both sides. You believe in God? [[DownerBeginning Death by napalm!]] You were trying to corner the silver market? Death by silver-themed miracle! Defaced the Hollywood sign to make it read Holywood? Death by hitsquad! Heard a terrorist manifesto on the news and didn't risk life and limb on behalf of said terrorists [[BeyondTheImpossible by overthrowing the government within half a day of hearing about it]]? it? Death by dehydration!
5th May '12 4:51:30 PM Syera
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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: The atheist agents (even those too young to remember organized religion) will kill any Christians they find, rather than drill them for information on other Christians or publicly put them on trial. On a global scale, the government apparently agrees with these fatality rates. On the flip side, once the zealots somehow know for certain that they have the full support of the almighty God and can ask for literally anything. Do they ask for supernatural protection, to command the safety of the Christians via a loud booming voice or the smiting of those personally responsible for killing them? [[spoiler: No, they think it's a better idea to have God remove all water from L.A. forever, killing thousands. And those thousands are likely the sick and old civilians who needed liquid medicine or lack the ability to evacuate on foot, rather than the well trained and disciplined soldiers who would have a much easier time marching out of the affected area.]]

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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: The atheist agents (even those too young to remember organized religion) will kill any Christians they find, rather than drill them for information on other Christians or publicly put them on trial. On a global scale, the government apparently agrees with these fatality rates. On the flip side, once the zealots somehow know for certain that they have the full support of the almighty God and can ask for literally anything. Do they ask for supernatural protection, to command the safety of the Christians via a loud booming voice or the smiting of those personally responsible for killing them? [[spoiler: No, they think it's a better idea to have God remove all water from L.A. forever, killing thousands. And those thousands are likely the sick and old civilians who needed liquid medicine or lack the ability to evacuate on foot, rather than the well trained and disciplined soldiers who would have a much easier time marching out of the affected area.]]
25th Apr '12 5:35:38 AM bificommander
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** Though these are from Hollywood of the 50's.

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** Though these are from Hollywood of the 50's.50's, i.e. ObviouslyEvil.
25th Apr '12 5:35:13 AM bificommander
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** Though these are from Hollywood of the 50's.



* YouMeanXmas: In-universe example; the holiday of Christmas has been replaced with a completely secular substitute, Wintermas.

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* YouMeanXmas: In-universe example; the holiday of Christmas has been replaced with a completely secular substitute, Wintermas.Wintermas.
** Ironically, the 'mas' part is a reference to the religious ceremony, [[CriticalResearchFailure so why did the atheists leave that in]]?
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