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8th Dec '17 3:22:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Brimstone}}'': The Reverend actually goes so far as to use the story of Lot and his Daughters as justification for [[ParentalIncest marrying his daughter]] against her will. Suffice to say, his interpretation of that part of the Bible is a bit... [[TwistingTheWords off...]]
7th Dec '17 1:54:35 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Misfits}}'': Rudy tries invoking the Good Samaritan when getting Helen to help him, Jess and Abbie. He then humorously gets this mixed up with the Crucifixion and Nativity stories however. Jess sarcastically comments after hearing it about how well he knows the scriptures.
23rd Nov '17 7:21:11 AM Redmess
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A Bible quote can be an effective literary tool if used in a meaningful context, but, outside it, it's an obvious, major cop-out. It has been observed before that even [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare the devil could quote the bible to his own advantage]] by choosing his verses with care.[[note]] This happens in Literature/TheBible itself, even: see [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke%204:9-10&version=NIV Luke 4:9-10.]][[/note]] Parodies may include entirely fake and comical-sounding biblical verses, word swaps in the well-known verses which entirely change their meaning, or quoting ''some other'' book, mundane but supposedly holy to this character, in the manner clearly reminiscent of the Bible, or one character [[LampshadeHanging pointing out]] that another character's quote is either [[BeamMeUpScotty not actually from the Bible]].

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A Bible quote can be an effective literary tool if used in a meaningful context, but, outside it, it's an obvious, major cop-out. It has been observed before that even [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare the devil could quote the bible to his own advantage]] by choosing his verses with care.[[note]] This happens in Literature/TheBible itself, even: see [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke%204:9-10&version=NIV Luke 4:9-10.]][[/note]] Parodies may include entirely fake and comical-sounding biblical verses, word swaps in the well-known verses which entirely change their meaning, or quoting ''some other'' book, mundane but supposedly holy to this character, in the manner clearly reminiscent of the Bible, or Bible. The parody can also involve one character [[LampshadeHanging pointing out]] misquoting the Bible]] to point out that another character's quote is either [[BeamMeUpScotty not actually from the Bible]].
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13th Nov '17 8:36:57 AM DustSnitch
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* At the top of Purgatory in Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Beatrice reminds those grieving over the corruption of the Catholic Church to have hope in the Church's restoration with UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}'s words before his death. She recites them in Latin instead of Italian, but the English translation of [[Literature/TheFourGospels John 16:16]] is as follows:
-->''A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me.''
7th Nov '17 11:14:48 PM GrammarNavi
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* Each of the three chapters in [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's]] ''TwelveThirteen'' begins with a Bible quote, each from a verse labeled, what else, 12:13 (he admits in the commentary he just picked the ones he thought fit the situation, as not all of the 12:13 verses had any relevance).

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* Each of the three chapters in [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's]] ''TwelveThirteen'' ''VideoGame/TwelveThirteen'' begins with a Bible quote, each from a verse labeled, what else, 12:13 (he admits in the commentary he just picked the ones he thought fit the situation, as not all of the 12:13 verses had any relevance).
28th Sep '17 2:42:09 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Commissar ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' normally has a great deal of disdain for what he terms "Emperor-botherers," but he does have a some fondness for ''The Precepts of Saint Emelia''. At one point in ''Duty Calls'' he gets a little grumpy when an inquisitor [[QuoteMine takes half a line out of context]], namely "The path of duty is often a stony one." Amberley Vail's footnote explains that the full line is "The path of duty is often a stony one, but made easier by thought for others."

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* Commissar ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' normally has a great deal of disdain for what he terms "Emperor-botherers," but he does have a some fondness for ''The Precepts of Saint Emelia''. At one point in ''Duty Calls'' he gets a little grumpy when an inquisitor [[QuoteMine takes half a line out of context]], namely "The path of duty is often a stony one." Amberley Vail's footnote explains that the full line is "The path of duty is often a stony one, but made easier by thought for others."" ''The Emperor's Finest'' has a characterwho randomly drops in quotes from an obscure Mechanicus book of philosophy... which he wrote.
27th Sep '17 3:52:46 PM GeneralGrant985
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* The story ''Fanfic/ADream'' used this when Rarity was [[TakenForGranite turned into a pillar of salt.]] Though instead of directly quoting [[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis]], Bible, who is formed from the book he's named after, motioned to the portion of his body containing the relevant verses.
9th Sep '17 4:32:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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** BellyOfTheWhale
5th Aug '17 3:24:41 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The theme for ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac: Rebirth'' is titled Genesis 22:10, which reads "Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son." Fitting considering the game's [[MeaningfulName name]] and [[OffingTheOffspring premise]], of course.
17th Jul '17 4:22:36 PM vividgrim
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*In ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'', when the kids tune in to God's station, he recites fictional Bible passages reflecting the symbolism and using the name of the girl who will be possessed. In the true ending, the Devil speaks instead.
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