History Main / BeliefMakesYouStupid

11th Nov '16 9:50:44 PM Discar
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* Literature/FatherBrown’s general appearance [[ObfuscatingStupidity made him look dumb to everyone]], but this trope is continually applied to him by the fact that he is a Catholic priest: A lot of people in his stories (''The Blue Cross, The Flying Stars, The Hammer of God, The eye of Apollo'') constantly make the wrong assumption that a priest is a [[AManIsNotAVirgin celibate simpleton]] unaware that in RealLife a priest must study philosophy and theology precisely to defend his beliefs helped by logic, and the fact of hearing a lot of people confessing sins to him gives him an interesting perspective about reality. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in The Blue Cross when he explains to MasterOfDisguise GentlemanThief Flambeau how he discovered him:

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* Literature/FatherBrown’s general appearance [[ObfuscatingStupidity made him look dumb to everyone]], but this trope is continually applied to him by the fact that he is a Catholic priest: A lot of people in his stories (''The Blue Cross, The Flying Stars, The Hammer of God, The eye of Apollo'') constantly make the wrong assumption that a priest is a [[AManIsNotAVirgin celibate simpleton]] simpleton unaware that in RealLife a priest must study philosophy and theology precisely to defend his beliefs helped by logic, and the fact of hearing a lot of people confessing sins to him gives him an interesting perspective about reality. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in The Blue Cross when he explains to MasterOfDisguise GentlemanThief Flambeau how he discovered him:



--> ''"'Oh, by being a [[AManIsNotAVirgin celibate simpleton]], I suppose,'' he said. ''Has it never struck you that a man who does next to nothing but [[{{Confessional}} hear men's real sins]] is not likely to be wholly unaware of human evil? But, as a matter of fact, another part of my trade, too, made me sure you weren't a priest."''

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--> ''"'Oh, by being a [[AManIsNotAVirgin celibate simpleton]], simpleton, I suppose,'' he said. ''Has it never struck you that a man who does next to nothing but [[{{Confessional}} hear men's real sins]] is not likely to be wholly unaware of human evil? But, as a matter of fact, another part of my trade, too, made me sure you weren't a priest."''
30th Oct '16 8:03:29 PM Materioptikon
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** The Imperials with the most single-minded devotion to the Emperor are the Ogryns, a human subspecies of very stupid giants that require surgery just to rise to childlike intelligence and also possess unquestioning faith in the GodEmperor. Where regular humans fall to Chaos to satisfy their ambition or bloodlust, Ogryns are basically tricked into thinking the emperor doesn't like their manipulator's enemies.

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** The Imperials with the most single-minded devotion to the Emperor are the Ogryns, a human subspecies of very stupid giants that require surgery just to rise to childlike intelligence and also possess unquestioning faith in the GodEmperor. Where regular humans fall to Chaos to satisfy their ambition or bloodlust, Ogryns are basically tricked into thinking the emperor Emperor doesn't like their manipulator's enemies.



-->'''Emperor:''': I destroyed all asshole religions that existed on Terra. Do you want to know why?

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-->'''Emperor:''': I [[AC:I destroyed all asshole religions that existed on Terra. Do you want to know why?why?]]



-->'''Emperor''': Wrong. It is because religion is stupid, superstitious, brainwashing crap that makes you into an asshole.

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-->'''Emperor''': Wrong.[[AC:Wrong. It is because religion is stupid, superstitious, brainwashing crap that makes you into an asshole.]]
6th Sep '16 12:15:35 PM thatmadork
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* {{Averted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. Being a Spiritualist star nation will still get you insulted HollywoodAtheist-style by Materialists, but the two are treated as two sides of the same coin. After all, Materialists don't get [[PsychicPowers psionics]].
17th Aug '16 8:38:49 AM Berrenta
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* The entire premise behind ''Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings''.
3rd Aug '16 7:11:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] constantly in FourX games, especially the works of Creator/SidMeier:

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] constantly in FourX games, especially the works of Creator/SidMeier:Creator/SidMeier (most notably in his ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series):
3rd Aug '16 7:07:18 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' hold Forerunner technology as religious artifacts. They simply copy the artifacts as they are, and it is considered heresy to change or improve on them in any way, shape, or form. Ironically, despite being leaps and bounds ahead of humanity technologically, their mathematics are way behind, as all they do is copy. When humans get hold of Covenant/Forerunner technology and apply the superior mathematics, it is far more powerful than anything the Covenant make. In one of the books Cortana got better effects from a captured ship's engines and weapons simply by fiddling with the control software settings. However, this is more because of ignorance than stupidity, as most species of the Covenant are intelligent.

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* The [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' hold Forerunner technology as religious artifacts. They In theory, they simply copy the artifacts as they are, and with it is being considered heresy to change or improve on them in any way, shape, or form. Ironically, In practice, the Covenant are so religiously hidebound that even simply trying to better ''understand'' Forerunner technology runs the risk of being seen as heresy, which means that their knock-offs are vastly inferior to the Forerunner originals. Due to this intellectual stagnation, the Covenant's mathematics are way behind humanity's, despite the former being leaps and bounds ahead of humanity technologically, their mathematics are way behind, as all they do is copy. technologically. When humans get hold of Covenant/Forerunner Covenant technology and apply the their superior mathematics, it is the results are often far more powerful than anything what the Covenant make. In one of the books have; in ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Cortana got better effects from a captured ship's engines and weapons simply by fiddling with the control software settings. However, this is more because of ignorance than stupidity, as stupidity; most species of the Covenant are intelligent.actually quite intelligent, but are actively discouraged from becoming too interested in science, which is monopolized by a small inbred group of Prophets. In fact, after the Covenant collapses, a number of its successor factions, no longer bound by religious restrictions, have been making scientific and technological innovations at an impressive pace.
11th Jul '16 2:12:59 AM WillBGood
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* Music/DeadKennedys: On their album ''Music/{{Frankenchrist}} the track ''Jock-O-Rama''.

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* Music/DeadKennedys: On their album ''Music/{{Frankenchrist}} ''Music/{{Frankenchrist}}'' the track ''Jock-O-Rama''.



* Music/BobDylan: ''With God On Our Side'' (Music/TheTimesTheyAreAChangin)

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* Music/BobDylan: ''With God On Our Side'' (Music/TheTimesTheyAreAChangin)(''Music/TheTimesTheyAreAChangin'')
4th Jun '16 7:57:41 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': {{Zigzagged}}. The ''zanareen'' are religious fanatics whose members seek to prove they're the Firebringer by fasting, prayer and eventually throwing themselves into a live volcano. The rest of the religious characters are smart and level-headed however.
21st May '16 6:26:30 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/SleepingDogs'', one of the quests involves {{Gaslighting}} the incredibly superstitious and paranoid "Two-Chin" Tsao by breaking into his house and messing around with his furniture, thus ruining his feng shui and leaving him a broken wreck. The guy helping you also notes that even if he wasn't superstitious, the sheer fact that someone clearly broke into his house to mess with him is enough to break the guy.

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* In A mostly non-religious example: in ''Videogame/SleepingDogs'', one of the quests involves {{Gaslighting}} the incredibly superstitious and paranoid "Two-Chin" Tsao by breaking into his house and messing around with his furniture, thus ruining his feng shui and leaving him a broken wreck. The guy helping you also notes that even if he wasn't superstitious, the sheer fact that someone clearly broke into his house to mess with him is enough to break the guy.
21st May '16 6:25:55 AM Hanz
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* In XenobladeChroniclesX, one of the questlines which splits from setting up the Water Filtration Plant involves [[spoiler: a religious zealot who secretly plants a chemical into the plant which, while harmless to humans, is incredibly toxic to several of the alien species living in New LA. She then proceeds to give out the antidote to the aliens who agree to convert to her faith, claiming it to be holy water from her faith's god. The player must assist a Ma'non who is extremely skeptical of religion as a whole (and constantly lets you know that) as he attempts to debunk the scam. Later on it's revealed that the "god" the zealot had seen was in fact a shapeshifting alien who took advantage of her faith to get her to poison the residents of New LA.]]

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* In XenobladeChroniclesX, Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX, one of the questlines which splits from setting up the Water Filtration Plant involves [[spoiler: a religious zealot who secretly plants a chemical into the plant which, while harmless to humans, is incredibly toxic to several of the alien species living in New LA. She then proceeds to give out the antidote to the aliens who agree to convert to her faith, claiming it to be holy water from her faith's god. The player must assist a Ma'non who is extremely skeptical of religion as a whole (and constantly lets you know that) as he attempts to debunk the scam. Later on it's revealed that the "god" the zealot had seen was in fact a shapeshifting alien who took advantage of her faith to get her to poison the residents of New LA.]] ]]
* In ''Videogame/SleepingDogs'', one of the quests involves {{Gaslighting}} the incredibly superstitious and paranoid "Two-Chin" Tsao by breaking into his house and messing around with his furniture, thus ruining his feng shui and leaving him a broken wreck. The guy helping you also notes that even if he wasn't superstitious, the sheer fact that someone clearly broke into his house to mess with him is enough to break the guy.
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