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29th Dec '16 10:18:29 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', religious people trying to contact God have been known to contact ... [[EldritchAbomination a different God entirely]], and this trope happens when they willfully fail to notice the difference. ''The Apocalypse Codex'', in addition to the televanglist cult that forms the BigBad of the novel [[spoiler: which thinks mind-control parasites count as "conversion" and is trying to wake the Sleeper in the Pyramid in the belief he's Jesus]], there is also mention of a Calvanist sect in the Scottish islands that believed "Elect of God" was synonymous with [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Deep Ones]].

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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' novels, religious people trying to contact God have been known to contact ... [[EldritchAbomination a different God entirely]], and this trope happens when they willfully fail to notice the difference. ''The Apocalypse Codex'', ''Literature/TheApocalypseCodex'', in addition to the televanglist cult that forms the BigBad of the novel [[spoiler: which thinks mind-control parasites count as "conversion" and is trying to wake the Sleeper in the Pyramid in the belief he's Jesus]], there is also mention mentions of a Calvanist sect in the Scottish islands that believed "Elect of God" was synonymous with [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Deep Ones]].
27th Dec '16 12:04:59 PM blackswan
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* The Temple of the Goddess in ''Literature/ThreeDarkCrowns'' conspires to kill Queen Arsinoe and Queen Katharine, two candidates for the throne, so the candidate they control, Queen Mirabella, becomes reigning queen and their puppet. The one planning it all also plans to kill any attendants that try to interfere or that even are in the way. They plans leak and they try to permanently silence Queen Arsinoe before the contest even begins.
4th Dec '16 9:36:17 AM jeez
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->''"...make not my Father's house a house of merchandise."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheBible John 2:16]]'''

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->''"...make not my Father's house ->''"Being in the Church is like driving a house of merchandise.bicycle. Upward, you bow, but downward, you tread."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheBible John 2:16]]'''
'''Old [[GermanHumour German]] saying.'''
3rd Dec '16 8:02:19 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has the Deep Church, a religion worshipping Aldrich. They are basically an extremely evil version of Medieval Christianity, with big, ornate cathedrals, a large priesthood headed by a Pontiff, and Evangelists who spread the word out to other areas. There are also references to witch-burning, as the Evangelists will try to "cleanse the bastard's curse" via immolation. [[spoiler: According to the Archdeacon's Robe, the Deep Church used to be the Way of White, [[FallenHero until it descended into the Deep thanks to Aldrich]].]]
28th Nov '16 7:57:44 AM Mhazard
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* The trope page's quote comes from an incident from ''Literature/TheFourGospels'', where {{Jesus}} calls the money changers out for turning his temple into a marketplace and selling doves there, his response is to enter a TranquilFury, [[WhipItGood driving out the merchants with whips made of cords]] and [[FlippingTheTable overturning the tables]].

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* The trope page's quote comes from an incident from ''Literature/TheFourGospels'', where {{Jesus}} calls the money changers out for turning his temple into a marketplace and selling doves there, his response is to enter a TranquilFury, [[WhipItGood driving out the merchants with whips made of cords]] and [[FlippingTheTable overturning the tables]]. The Pharisees (the forerunners of rabbinical Judaism) don't get the most flattering depiction, since they were the chief philosophical opponents of Jesus, and were notorious for twisting the words for their own convenience.
28th Nov '16 7:56:19 AM Mhazard
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28th Nov '16 7:56:18 AM Mhazard
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* The above quote came from an incident from ''Literature/TheFourGospels'', where {{Jesus}} calls the money chargers out for turning his temple into a marketplace, his response is to enter a TranquilFury, [[WhipItGood driving out the merchants with whips made of cords]] and FlippingTheTable.

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* The above trope page's quote came comes from an incident from ''Literature/TheFourGospels'', where {{Jesus}} calls the money chargers changers out for turning his temple into a marketplace, marketplace and selling doves there, his response is to enter a TranquilFury, [[WhipItGood driving out the merchants with whips made of cords]] and FlippingTheTable.[[FlippingTheTable overturning the tables]].
28th Nov '16 7:53:30 AM Mhazard
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* The above quote came from an incident from ''Literature/TheFourGospels'', where {{Jesus}} calls the money chargers out for turning his temple into a marketplace, his response is to enter a TranquilFury, [[WhipItGood driving out the merchants with whips made of cords]] and FlippingTheTable.
28th Oct '16 3:51:50 AM AgProv
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** In one of the ''Sharpe'' series, the problem is a bigoted and blinkered Protestant couple who are dead set on evangelising true religion (theirs) to the Satan-deluded Catholics in Portugal. Sharpe is tasked with escorting them in a country where their form of Christianity and their way of preaching it makes them less popular or desirable than the French.
17th Oct '16 11:34:20 AM drwhom
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Major villains from the Corrupt Church can include {{Sinister Minister}}s, {{heresy}}-crushing Inquisitors and other [[AmbitionIsEvil typical ambitious villains]] using a convenient power structure for their own ends. The CreepyCathedral tends to be their base of operations. If a work is set in the modern day, then the leader of the Corrupt Church will often be a televangelist, in which case the "[[StrawmanPolitical straw Christian conservative]]" aspects will be ratcheted UpToEleven. (Which is a bit ironic, since most televangelists hail from evangelical Protestant sects, which are almost by definition small-scale and wield little power compared to their Roman Catholic counterparts.) The [[StrawCharacter Strawman Conservative]] may be a member, or even a leader, in one of these.

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Major villains from the Corrupt Church can include {{Sinister Minister}}s, {{heresy}}-crushing Inquisitors and other [[AmbitionIsEvil typical ambitious villains]] using a convenient power structure for their own ends. The CreepyCathedral tends to be their base of operations. If a work is set in the modern day, then the leader of the Corrupt Church will often be a televangelist, in which case the "[[StrawmanPolitical straw Christian conservative]]" aspects will be ratcheted UpToEleven. (Which is a bit ironic, since most televangelists hail from evangelical Protestant sects, which are almost by definition small-scale and wield little power compared to their Roman Catholic counterparts.) The [[StrawCharacter Strawman Conservative]] may be a member, or even a leader, in one of these.
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