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14th Jun '16 3:29:32 AM Juicehead_Baby
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* Invoked by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who coined the term "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge Manhattanhenge]]", a twice-a-year phenomenon in New York City when the sun sets aligned with the grid street pattern of Manhattan. Tyson also claimed that the two instances each year tended to happen near or during Memorial Day and the Major League Baseball All-Star game, and [[http://www.amnh.org/our-research/hayden-planetarium/resources/manhattanhenge postulated]] that "Future anthropologists might conclude that, via the Sun, the people who called themselves Americans worshiped War and Baseball."

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* Invoked by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who coined the term "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge Manhattanhenge]]", a twice-a-year phenomenon in New York City when the sun sets aligned with the grid street pattern of Manhattan. Tyson also claimed that the two instances each year tended to happen near or during Memorial Day and the Major League Baseball All-Star game, and [[http://www.amnh.org/our-research/hayden-planetarium/resources/manhattanhenge postulated]] that "Future "[[RightForTheWrongReasons Future anthropologists might conclude that, via the Sun, the people who called themselves Americans worshiped War and Baseball.Baseball]]."
11th Jun '16 10:02:57 PM Doug86
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* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, Roland's world has "moved on", and in some places remnants of the old technology are used as icons of worship, such as an Amoco (since absorbed into BP) gas pump. Roland's home city also based itself on the legends of KingArthur.

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* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, Roland's world has "moved on", and in some places remnants of the old technology are used as icons of worship, such as an Amoco (since absorbed into BP) gas pump. Roland's home city also based itself on the legends of KingArthur.Myth/KingArthur.



** There's also the "Cult of the Once and Future King", in New Britain, which worships KingArthur and UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily as divine. It's practically a step away from turning the ''British Empire'' itself into a god.

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** There's also the "Cult of the Once and Future King", in New Britain, which worships KingArthur Myth/KingArthur and UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily as divine. It's practically a step away from turning the ''British Empire'' itself into a god.
15th May '16 5:02:02 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Film/Wizards'', the priests worship, among other things, a great symbol of an eye: The CBS logo. And use a mixture of English and Yiddish words, simultaneously.

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* In ''Film/Wizards'', ''Film/{{Wizards}}'', the priests worship, among other things, a great symbol of an eye: The CBS logo. And use a mixture of English and Yiddish words, simultaneously.
15th May '16 5:01:09 PM zarpaulus
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* In Rastafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I is the embodiment of God. Music/BobMarley is a saint.

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* In Rastafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I is the embodiment of God. Music/BobMarley is God, by all acounts he showed a saint.great deal of patience with them, even after they obstructed his plane from landing in Jamaica.
8th May '16 2:06:00 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''Film/Wizards'', the priests worship, among other things, a great symbol of an eye: The CBS logo. And use a mixture of English and Yiddish words, simultaneously.
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6th May '16 4:05:20 PM Doug86
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* Reverend Theo Forbius, resident Chaplain for Tagon's Toughs in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', refers to '[[SpiderMan The Gospel of Uncle Benjamin]]' when confronted with the quote ''"With great power comes great responsibility"'' and [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Greyskull's Power]] as part of an exorcism rite (the first time was in a dream sequence, but the second was a direct reference of his own).

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* Reverend Theo Forbius, resident Chaplain for Tagon's Toughs in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', refers to '[[SpiderMan '[[Franchise/SpiderMan The Gospel of Uncle Benjamin]]' when confronted with the quote ''"With great power comes great responsibility"'' and [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Greyskull's Power]] as part of an exorcism rite (the first time was in a dream sequence, but the second was a direct reference of his own).
24th Dec '15 4:27:52 PM nombretomado
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** There's also the "Cult of the Once and Future King", in New Britain, which worships KingArthur and the BritishRoyalFamily as divine. It's practically a step away from turning the ''British Empire'' itself into a god.

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** There's also the "Cult of the Once and Future King", in New Britain, which worships KingArthur and the BritishRoyalFamily UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily as divine. It's practically a step away from turning the ''British Empire'' itself into a god.
14th Dec '15 7:43:55 AM LordInsane
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** A few of the descriptions of the Consumerist religion that arises a while into the game suggests that one of the major in-universe inspirations was the consumerists-to-be finding references to the Almighty Dollar and taking it seriously.
8th Dec '15 9:43:15 PM theLibrarian
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* ''FinalFantasyX'' has this when, [[AfterTheEnd a thousand years after society was wiped out]] by [[EldritchAbomination Sin]], a religious gesture has evolved from the Blitzball sign of "victory".
24th Nov '15 12:04:34 PM StFan
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* First Comics, a comic company back in the 80s was fond of this. In both ''ComicBook/GrimJack'' and ''ComicBook/{{Nexus}}'' there are references to a "St. Elvis".

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* First Comics, a comic company back in the 80s '80s was fond of this. In both ''ComicBook/GrimJack'' and ''ComicBook/{{Nexus}}'' there are references to a "St. Elvis".



* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: In the album ''De Wereld Volgens Kiekeboe (translation: "The World According To Kiekeboe")'' Kiekeboe travels to the far future, when mankind has destroyed most of its civilization during a world war. They rebuilt everything afterwards and discovered the entire collection of Kiekeboes albums (except for the one they are currently appearing in). They enjoyed the books so much that they built their entire civilization according to the universe in Kiekeboe's stories. Naturally they do get a [[FutureImperfect lot of things about our century wrong]], because the albums are the only artefacts they can base their knowledge on.

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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': In the album ''De Wereld Volgens Kiekeboe (translation: "The World According To Kiekeboe")'' Kiekeboe travels to the far future, when mankind has destroyed most of its civilization during a world war. They rebuilt everything afterwards and discovered the entire collection of Kiekeboes albums (except for the one they are currently appearing in). They enjoyed the books so much that they built their entire civilization according to the universe in Kiekeboe's stories. Naturally they do get a [[FutureImperfect lot of things about our century wrong]], because the albums are the only artefacts they can base their knowledge on.



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* In ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', the few surviving humans believed that advertising statues left from before the Psychlo's invasion of Earth were gods that had been [[TakenForGranite turned into stone]] as punishment for falling in love with mortal women.
** The partial TropeNamer is WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of the film:
--->'''Tribesman''': ''[On a bunch of mall manequins]'' Look at these poor bastards, though. They really, ''really'' angered the gods!
--->'''Nostalgia Critic''': ''[waving his fingers]'' Over here you'll see the statue of the mouse god named "Mickey"!
** Also {{lampshaded}} by Podcast/RiffTrax, as Kevin notes that while the Egyptians left the pyramids, the Incans left behind Machu Picchu, America left behind the giant fiberglass bunny on the 6th green of the local Putt-Putt.
** In the book, the bald eagle on the Great Seal of the United States (as seen on coins, belt buckles, etc.) draws the same reverence.

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* In ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', the few surviving humans believed that advertising statues left from before the Psychlo's invasion of Earth were gods that had been [[TakenForGranite turned into stone]] as punishment for falling in love with mortal women.
** The partial TropeNamer is WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of the film:
--->'''Tribesman''': ''[On a bunch of mall manequins]'' Look at these poor bastards, though. They really, ''really'' angered the gods!
--->'''Nostalgia Critic''': ''[waving his fingers]'' Over here you'll see the statue of the mouse god named "Mickey"!
** Also {{lampshaded}} by Podcast/RiffTrax, as Kevin notes that while the Egyptians left the pyramids, the Incans left behind Machu Picchu, America left behind the giant fiberglass bunny on the 6th green of the local Putt-Putt.
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women. In the book, the bald eagle on the Great Seal of the United States (as seen on coins, belt buckles, etc.) draws the same reverence.



* The kids in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' are waiting for Captain Walker (à la [[CargoCult John Frum]]) and believe things like records and radios are magical, even if they don't know how to use them. "Captain Walker" is a ShoutOut to ''Literature/RiddleyWalker'', another classic post-apocalyptic tale.
** In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' the War Boys revere the spirit of "V8" (the engine, not the drink)

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* ''Film/MadMax'':
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The kids in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' are waiting for Captain Walker (à la [[CargoCult John Frum]]) and believe things like records and radios are magical, even if they don't know how to use them. "Captain Walker" is a ShoutOut to ''Literature/RiddleyWalker'', another classic post-apocalyptic tale.
** In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' the War Boys revere the spirit of "V8" (the engine, not the drink)drink).



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* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'', a minority of people in the [[http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Republic_of_Lincoln_%281983:_Doomsday%29# Republic of Lincoln]] seem to worship Abraham Lincoln as a deity. However normal circumstances that bring this about are subverted: the cult seemed to have formed because "the people are desperate for any piece of old America, no matter how small."

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* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'', The partial TropeNamer is WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'':
--->'''Tribesman:''' (''on
a bunch of mall manequins'') Look at these poor bastards, though. They really, ''really'' angered the gods!\\
'''Nostalgia Critic:''' (''waving his fingers'') Over here you'll see the statue of the mouse god named "Mickey"!
* Also {{lampshaded}} by Podcast/RiffTrax, as Kevin notes that while the Egyptians left the pyramids, the Incans left behind Machu Picchu, America left behind the giant fiberglass bunny on the 6th green of the local Putt-Putt.
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'':
** A
minority of people in the [[http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Republic_of_Lincoln_%281983:_Doomsday%29# Republic of Lincoln]] seem to worship Abraham Lincoln as a deity. However normal circumstances that bring this about are subverted: the cult seemed to have formed because "the people are desperate for any piece of old America, no matter how small."



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