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13th Apr '17 4:24:38 PM Joyce13
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* In the ''Hunter'' novels by MercedesLackey, this is the back story as to why the world is a dystopian future with otherworldly monsters as threats to be fought back against. Back when the world was starting to go bad, most Christians saw it as the start of the Apocalypse. When the Rapture didn't happen (Christians being raised to Heaven while everyone else went to Hell), a group of Christians in the Middle East stole a nuclear weapon and set it off in hopes of kick-starting the Apocalypse. All it did was just made things even worse, as it broke the barrier between us and the otherworldly monsters.

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* In the ''Hunter'' novels by MercedesLackey, Creator/MercedesLackey, this is the back story as to why the world is a dystopian future with otherworldly monsters as threats to be fought back against. Back when the world was starting to go bad, most Christians saw it as the start of the Apocalypse. When the Rapture didn't happen (Christians being raised to Heaven while everyone else went to Hell), a group of Christians in the Middle East stole a nuclear weapon and set it off in hopes of kick-starting the Apocalypse. All it did was just made things even worse, as it broke the barrier between us and the otherworldly monsters.
13th Apr '17 4:23:12 PM Joyce13
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* In the ''Hunter'' novels by MercedesLackey, this is the back story as to why the world is a dystopian future with otherworldly monsters as threats to be fought back against. Back when the world was starting to go bad, most Christians saw it as the start of the Apocalypse. When the Rapture didn't happen (Christians being raised to Heaven while everyone else went to Hell), a group of Christians in the Middle East stole a nuclear weapon and set it off in hopes of kick-starting the Apocalypse. All it did was just made things even worse, as it broke the barrier between us and the otherworldly monsters.
29th Mar '17 2:59:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''VideoGame/Shardlight'' has the Acolytes of the Reaper, who have decided that, being that death in the short-term is a virtual certainty, it shouldn't be feared and avoided but rather welcomed, as it's a step to leave the horrors of the CrapsackWorld that has resulted from the recent apocalyptic event and ascend to the Promised Land.

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* ''VideoGame/Shardlight'' ''VideoGame/{{Shardlight}}'' has the Acolytes of the Reaper, who have decided that, being that death in the short-term is a virtual certainty, it shouldn't be feared and avoided but rather welcomed, as it's a step to leave the horrors of the CrapsackWorld that has resulted from the recent apocalyptic event and ascend to the Promised Land.
29th Mar '17 2:59:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''VideoGame/Shardlight'' has the Acolytes of the Reaper, who have decided that, being that death in the short-term is a virtual certainty, it shouldn't be feared and avoided but rather welcomed, as it's a step to leave the horrors of the CrapsackWorld that has resulted from the recent apocalyptic event and ascend to the Promised Land.
23rd Mar '17 9:06:07 AM nobrandhero
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** To be fair [[spoiler: it's heavily implied that it's Judaism and Christianity that stole their names and imagery from the Angels rather than the other way around. Both religions are apparently based on the instruction manual that came with Adam and Lilith which we know as the Dead Sea Scrolls.]]
8th Jan '17 10:22:33 AM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', a number of cults try to bring their EldritchAbomination deities to Earth which would result in the deaths of millions and EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The Cult of the Black Pharaoh is the oldest and most dangerous one of these.

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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'', a number of cults try to bring their EldritchAbomination deities to Earth which would result in the deaths of millions and EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The Cult of the Black Pharaoh is the oldest and most dangerous one of these.
5th Jan '17 5:31:18 AM Theokal3
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* ''TabletopGame/SirenTheDrowning'' features the Current of Acheron, a faction of Abyssal Sirens who want to ensure [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Deluge]] will happen because they honestly believe the world is [[CrapsackWorld such a crappy place]] destroying it really is the only sensible option. Because of this stance, they are absolutely hated by other Sirens, [[EvilVersusOblivion including the other Abyssal Currents]], and usually have to operate in secret in order to survive.
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23rd Dec '16 6:14:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Seventh Heaven Apocalypse Day Group that shows up in "The Pit" arc are praying for the end of the world every day. They think they finally get their wish during a juvie riot when a tanker full of bio-acid comes barreling through the window of their church, but no such luck.

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** The Seventh Heaven Apocalypse Day Group that shows up in "The Pit" arc are praying for the end of the world every day. They think they finally get their wish during a juvie riot when a tanker full of bio-acid comes barreling through the window of their church, but no such luck. The AxCrazy ex-Judge Priest later grants them their wish, however.
23rd Dec '16 3:57:48 AM HeSupplanted
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* [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness SEELE]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', who may have been somewhat inspired by Aum Shinrikyo. They dress everything up in pseudo-kabbalistic imagery, to the point of giving various entities and objects names from Christianity or Judaism (the monsters attacking Japan are called Angels, the progenitor entity of these called Adam, the [[spoiler: progenitor entity of all terrestrial life]] called Lilith) while advancing the Human Instrumentality Project, which [[spoiler: involves bringing about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] and merging the souls of all humanity with Lilith, essentially causing their deaths as individual beings]]. To the point that, in [[TheMovie End of Evangelion]] as [[spoiler: Third Impact is taking place]], they recite various ritualistic phrases together, and refer to the process as the Red Earth Ceremony.

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* [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness SEELE]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', who may have been somewhat inspired by Aum Shinrikyo. They dress everything up in pseudo-kabbalistic imagery, to the point of giving various entities and objects names from Christianity or Judaism (the monsters attacking Japan are called Angels, the progenitor entity of these called Adam, the [[spoiler: progenitor entity of all terrestrial life]] called Lilith) while advancing the Human Instrumentality Project, which [[spoiler: involves bringing about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] and merging the souls of all humanity with Lilith, essentially causing their deaths as individual beings]]. To the point that, in [[TheMovie End ''End of Evangelion]] Evangelion'', as [[spoiler: Third Impact is taking place]], they recite various ritualistic phrases together, and refer to the process as the Red Earth Ceremony.
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23rd Dec '16 3:55:51 AM HeSupplanted
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* [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness SEELE]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', who may have been somewhat inspired by Aum Shinrikyo. They dress everything up in pseudo-kabbalistic imagery, to the point of giving various entities and objects names from Christianity or Judaism (the monsters attacking Japan are called Angels, the progenitor entity of these called Adam, the [[spoiler: progenitor entity of all terrestrial life]] called Lilith) while advancing the Human Instrumentality Project, which [[spoiler: involves bringing about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] and merging the souls of all humanity with Lilith, essentially causing their deaths as individual beings]]. To the point that, in [[TheMovie ''End of Evangelion'']], as [[spoiler: Third Impact is taking place]], they recite various ritualistic phrases together, and refer to the process as the Red Earth Ceremony.

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* [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness SEELE]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', who may have been somewhat inspired by Aum Shinrikyo. They dress everything up in pseudo-kabbalistic imagery, to the point of giving various entities and objects names from Christianity or Judaism (the monsters attacking Japan are called Angels, the progenitor entity of these called Adam, the [[spoiler: progenitor entity of all terrestrial life]] called Lilith) while advancing the Human Instrumentality Project, which [[spoiler: involves bringing about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] and merging the souls of all humanity with Lilith, essentially causing their deaths as individual beings]]. To the point that, in [[TheMovie ''End End of Evangelion'']], Evangelion]] as [[spoiler: Third Impact is taking place]], they recite various ritualistic phrases together, and refer to the process as the Red Earth Ceremony.
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