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17th May '17 1:08:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* There's a Shirley Temple movie where Shirley takes advice from the Bible... by opening it to a random page and reading the first verse her finger points to.

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* There's a Shirley Temple Creator/ShirleyTemple movie where Shirley takes advice from the Bible... by opening it to a random page and reading the first verse her finger points to.
26th Apr '17 1:00:35 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The fundamentalist regime naturally is very fond of doing this (though as Offred recognizes, they do it [[QuoteMine quite selectively]]).
24th Apr '17 12:35:59 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'': The text lining the walls of the tower reads almost like a warped, vaguely sinister version of a Bible passage: ''Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead...'' It can be traced back to the lighthouse keeper due to semantic similarities, as he used to be a preacher.
10th Apr '17 7:25:12 PM DustSnitch
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[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* Literature/TheFourGospels:
** Jesus quotes the traditional interpretation of the Old Testament quite a few times to make a point and contrast his [[TurnTheOtherCheek new Christian ethics]] against [[PayEvilUntoEvil the older ones]].
** The Devil tossed references to scripture in the desert to convince Jesus to break His fast, test God, and bow to himself in exchange for powers. In each of these instances, Jesus rebukes the Devil and points to other Biblical verses that explain exactly why Jesus shouldn't give into these temptations.
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14th Mar '17 10:17:59 PM DustSnitch
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** The 4th chapter of Matthew and [[RashomonStyle the books of the other apostles that cover the same events]] lampshade this trope, when {{Satan}} tries to tempt {{Jesus}} into throwing himself from the highest point in the temple, quoting from the Psalms to suggest that {{God}} will prevent Jesus from falling to his death. Jesus shoots back with "you shall not tempt the [[AC: LORD]] your God" from the book of Deuteronomy. Zing!

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** The 4th chapter of Matthew and [[RashomonStyle the books of the other apostles that cover the same events]] lampshade this trope, when {{Satan}} tries to tempt {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} into throwing himself from the highest point in the temple, quoting from the Psalms to suggest that {{God}} will prevent Jesus from falling to his death. Jesus shoots back with "you shall not tempt the [[AC: LORD]] your God" from the book of Deuteronomy. Zing!
11th Mar '17 8:35:45 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz'' features many quotes from the Bible, especially the Ecclesiastes which is used in the finale [[spoiler:juxtaposed with the murder of Mieze at the hands of Reinhold]].
2nd Mar '17 2:22:41 AM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Sweetwater}}'': Josiah quotes "The wages of sin is death" to justify killing two men who stole his sheep. Of course, he's ignoring the whole "do not murder" bit, naturally.
23rd Feb '17 7:19:32 PM DustSnitch
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* Combined with LastSupperSteal: ''Entertainment Weekly'' [[http://www.ew.com/article/2010/01/15/lost-doc-jensen-examines-new-lost-supper-promo Issue #1186]] (January 22, 2010) says of the promotional image of Series/{{Lost}}'s Last Supper that "The castaways' imbibing evokes the Bible verse: 'If the dead are not raised: ''Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die''' [1 Corinthians 15:32b; Isaiah 22:13d, NAB]. Which is exactly what was at stake with last season's resurrection-or-bust Jughead cliffhanger."

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* Combined with LastSupperSteal: ''Entertainment Weekly'' [[http://www.ew.com/article/2010/01/15/lost-doc-jensen-examines-new-lost-supper-promo Issue #1186]] (January 22, 2010) says of the promotional image of Series/{{Lost}}'s ''[[Art/TheLastSupper Last Supper Supper]]'' that "The castaways' imbibing evokes the Bible verse: 'If the dead are not raised: ''Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die''' [1 Corinthians 15:32b; Isaiah 22:13d, NAB]. Which is exactly what was at stake with last season's resurrection-or-bust Jughead cliffhanger."
19th Feb '17 12:50:07 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' has a final sequence that gives dramatic weight and import to the story of Abraham and Isaac, which is read out in full.
13th Feb '17 9:18:24 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/OldWest'', the snake-hunter [[WickedCultured Mon Hellsing]] has a habit of citing the Bible to [[FantasticRacism decrease snakes]].
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