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16th May '16 11:38:22 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/RoguesInTheHouse," when the priest Nabonidus accuses Murilo, Murilo counter accuses:
-->''“I have no more cause for shame than you, you vulture-hearted plunderer,” answered Murilo promptly. “You exploit a whole kingdom for your personal greed; and, under the guise of disinterested statesmanship, you swindle the king, beggar the rich, oppress the poor, and sacrifice the whole future of the nation for your ruthless ambition. You are no more than a fat hog with his snout in the trough. You are a greater thief than I am. This Cimmerian is the most honest man of the three of us, because he steals and murders openly.”\\
“Well, then, we are all rogues together,” agreed Nabonidus equably. “And what now? My life?”''

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/RoguesInTheHouse," when the priest Nabonidus accuses Murilo, Murilo counter accuses:
-->''“I -->''"I have no more cause for shame than you, you vulture-hearted plunderer,” answered Murilo promptly. “You exploit a whole kingdom for your personal greed; and, under the guise of disinterested statesmanship, you swindle the king, beggar the rich, oppress the poor, and sacrifice the whole future of the nation for your ruthless ambition. You are no more than a fat hog with his snout in the trough. You are a greater thief than I am. This Cimmerian is the most honest man of the three of us, because he steals and murders openly.”\\
“Well,
"\\
"Well,
then, we are all rogues together,” together," agreed Nabonidus equably. “And "And what now? My life?”''life?"''
14th May '16 8:59:47 AM Materioptikon
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* The Cathedral of the Deep in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is one of the vilest institutions in the franchise's history. Led by [[SinisterMinister Pontiff Sulyvahn]], they desecrated the City of the Gods and turned it into their HQ. They worship Aldrich, the so-called Saint of the Deep, who in life was a depraved cannibal and after being forced to Link the Fire was turned into a god-eating BlobMonster. Sulyvahn, who's basically a cult leader, specializes in two particularly evil forms of magic: Chaos Pyromancies and Dark Sorceries. He's fond of pressing his rivals and potential challengers into his Outrider Knights, exiling them from Irithyll (giving them the illusion they'll be allowed to return) while fitting them with [[ArtifactOfDoom madness-inducing rings]]. The "Age of Deep" they so eagerly await is all but implied to be the Age of Dark.
* The Healing Church of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. Founded by heretic scholars from [[AcademyOfEvil Byrgenwerth College]] with the secret intent to research ascension to godhood via Old Blood, they spread the blood ministration techniques across Yharnam. Initially, they were successful in helping many people... infecting most of Yharnam with Old Blood, which served as the perfect vector for the Beast Scourge. Knowing full well it was their own fault, the Church organized massive witch hunts and openly encouraged the TorchesAndPitchforks approach, which only helped the infection spread further. Hiding their experiments and the fact the worst monsters were actually their own clerics, the Church kept on trying even as it fractured into the Choir and the School of Mensis and everything around them sank into a nightmare realm.

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* The Cathedral of the Deep in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is one of the vilest institutions in the franchise's history. Led by [[SinisterMinister Pontiff Sulyvahn]], they desecrated the City of the Gods and turned it into their HQ. They worship Aldrich, the so-called Saint of the Deep, who in life was a depraved cannibal and after being forced to Link the Fire was turned into a god-eating BlobMonster. Sulyvahn, who's basically a cult leader, specializes in two particularly evil forms of magic: Chaos Pyromancies and Dark Sorceries. He's fond of pressing his rivals and potential challengers into his Outrider Knights, exiling them from Irithyll (giving them the illusion they'll be allowed to return) while fitting them with [[ArtifactOfDoom madness-inducing rings]]. The "Age of Deep" they so eagerly await is all but implied to be the Age of Dark.
* The Healing Church of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. Founded by heretic scholars from [[AcademyOfEvil Byrgenwerth College]] with the secret intent to research ascension to godhood via Old Blood, they spread the blood ministration techniques across Yharnam. Initially, they were successful in helping many people... infecting most of Yharnam with Old Blood, which served as the perfect vector for the Beast Scourge. Knowing full well it was their own fault, the Church organized massive witch hunts and openly encouraged the TorchesAndPitchforks approach, which only helped the infection spread further. Hiding their experiments and the fact the worst monsters were actually their own clerics, the Church kept on trying even as it fractured into the Choir and the School of Mensis and everything around them sank into a nightmare realm. The low-level initiates do have many decent people, but at heart the Church was basically a fraud to use Yharnam's citizenry as guinea pigs.
14th May '16 8:50:00 AM Materioptikon
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* The Cathedral of the Deep in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is one of the vilest institutions in the franchise's history. Led by [[SinisterMinister Pontiff Sulyvahn]], they desecrated the City of the Gods and turned it into their HQ. They worship Aldrich, the so-called Saint of the Deep, who in life was a depraved cannibal and after being forced to Link the Fire was turned into a god-eating BlobMonster. Sulyvahn, who's basically a cult leader, specializes in two particularly evil forms of magic: Chaos Pyromancies and Dark Sorceries. The "Age of Deep" they so eagerly await is all but implied to be the Age of Dark. He's fond of pressing his rivals and potential challengers into his Outrider Knights, exiling them from Irithyll (giving them the illusion they'll be allowed to return) while fitting them with [[ArtifactOfDoom madness-inducing rings]].
* The Healing Church of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. Founded by heretic scholars from [[AcademyOfEvil Byrgenwerth College]] with the secret intent on ascension to godhood via Old Blood, they spread the blood ministration techniques across Yharnam. Initially, they were successful in helping many people... infecting most of Yharnam with Old Blood, which served as the perfect vector for the Beast Scourge. Knowing full well it was their own fault, the Church organized massive witch hunts and openly encouraged the TorchesAndPitchforks approach, which only helped the infection spread further. Hiding their experiments and the fact the worst monsters were actually their own clerics, the Church kept on trying even as it fractured into the Choir and the School of Mensis and everything around them sank into a nightmare realm.

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* The Cathedral of the Deep in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is one of the vilest institutions in the franchise's history. Led by [[SinisterMinister Pontiff Sulyvahn]], they desecrated the City of the Gods and turned it into their HQ. They worship Aldrich, the so-called Saint of the Deep, who in life was a depraved cannibal and after being forced to Link the Fire was turned into a god-eating BlobMonster. Sulyvahn, who's basically a cult leader, specializes in two particularly evil forms of magic: Chaos Pyromancies and Dark Sorceries. The "Age of Deep" they so eagerly await is all but implied to be the Age of Dark. He's fond of pressing his rivals and potential challengers into his Outrider Knights, exiling them from Irithyll (giving them the illusion they'll be allowed to return) while fitting them with [[ArtifactOfDoom madness-inducing rings]].
rings]]. The "Age of Deep" they so eagerly await is all but implied to be the Age of Dark.
* The Healing Church of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. Founded by heretic scholars from [[AcademyOfEvil Byrgenwerth College]] with the secret intent on to research ascension to godhood via Old Blood, they spread the blood ministration techniques across Yharnam. Initially, they were successful in helping many people... infecting most of Yharnam with Old Blood, which served as the perfect vector for the Beast Scourge. Knowing full well it was their own fault, the Church organized massive witch hunts and openly encouraged the TorchesAndPitchforks approach, which only helped the infection spread further. Hiding their experiments and the fact the worst monsters were actually their own clerics, the Church kept on trying even as it fractured into the Choir and the School of Mensis and everything around them sank into a nightmare realm.
14th May '16 8:49:14 AM Materioptikon
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** The Sable Church of Londor, which worships Hollowing, serves the Primordial Serpents, and openly seeks to give the world the last final push to the death they've been waiting for since ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''.
13th May '16 8:06:17 PM Materioptikon
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* The Healing Church of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. Founded by heretic scholars from [[AcademyOfEvil Byrgenwerth College]] with the secret intent on ascension to godhood via Old Blood, they spread the blood ministration techniques across Yharnam. Initially, they were successful in helping many people... infecting most of Yharnam with Old Blood, which served as the perfect vector for the Beast Scourge. Knowing full well it was their own fault, the Church organized massive witch hunts and openly encouraged the TorchesAndPitchforks approach, which only helped the infection spread further. Hiding their experiments and the fact the worst monsters were actually their own clerics, the Church kept on trying even as it fractured into the Choir and the School of Mensis and everything around them sank into a nightmare realm.
13th May '16 7:51:02 PM Materioptikon
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* The Cathedral of the Deep in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is one of the vilest institutions in the franchise's history. Led by [[SinisterMinister Pontiff Sulyvahn]], they desecrated the City of the Gods and turned it into their HQ. They worship Aldrich, the so-called Saint of the Deep, who in life was a depraved cannibal and after being forced to Link the Fire was turned into a god-eating BlobMonster. Sulyvahn, who's basically a cult leader, specializes in two particularly evil forms of magic: Chaos Pyromancies and Dark Sorceries. The "Age of Deep" they so eagerly await is all but implied to be the Age of Dark. He's fond of pressing his rivals and potential challengers into his Outrider Knights, exiling them from Irithyll (giving them the illusion they'll be allowed to return) while fitting them with [[ArtifactOfDoom madness-inducing rings]].
** The Sable Church of Londor, which worships Hollowing, serves the Primordial Serpents, and openly seeks to give the world the last final push to the death they've been waiting for since ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''.
29th Mar '16 1:45:10 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Evangelical Christianity in America is this in ''Literature/ChristianNation'' as they slowly take control of the government, going so far as to abolish the separation of church and state and declaring a "holy war" on the last holdouts of American democracy and freedom, eventually calling themselves Church Of God in America. They also use surveillance technology such as the Purity Web to keep tabs on the populace in the hopes of keeping them under their control.

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* Evangelical Christianity in America is this in ''Literature/ChristianNation'' as they slowly take control of the government, going so far as to abolish the separation of church and state and declaring a "holy war" on the last holdouts of American democracy and freedom, eventually calling themselves Church Of God in America. They also use [[BigBrotherIsWatching surveillance technology technology]] such as the Purity Web to keep tabs on the populace in the hopes of keeping them under their control.
29th Mar '16 1:42:20 PM VicGeorge2011
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* The Brooklyn Synagogue, which is run by Chief Rabbi Kai, who opposes the Messianic main character of ''[[Music/{{Hero}} !HERO: The Rock Opera]]''.
8th Mar '16 9:03:05 AM MetaFour
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* Christian rock band Music/DanielAmos were frequently critical of televangelists and any other ministers who used their position for material gain or who mixed their own rules into the Gospel message. The album ''Music/{{Alarma}}'' had the title track (''"A wise guy in the sky invites you to a guilty party / Won't charge you at the door / But sure knows how to get your money"'') and "Colored By" (''"When someone with charisma tells me 'Don't wear shoes' / I tell them 'Go back, where did you get that?'"'').

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* Christian rock band Music/DanielAmos were frequently critical of televangelists and any other ministers who used their position for material gain or who mixed their own rules into the Gospel message.
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The album ''Music/{{Alarma}}'' had the title track (''"A wise guy in the sky invites you to a guilty party / Won't charge you at the door / But sure knows how to get your money"'') and "Colored By" (''"When someone with charisma tells me 'Don't wear shoes' / I tell them 'Go back, where did you get that?'"'').that?'"'').
** The followup, ''Music/{{Doppelganger}}'', was an even more thorough critique of televangelists. "New Car!" and "Angels Tuck You In" mocked the Prosperity Theology that they preached; "Do Big Boys Cry" portrayed them as {{hypocrite}}s who never admit to wrongdoing; and "Autographs for the Sick" portrayed them "counting dollars in the afterglow" while utterly failing to help anyone with their ministries. "I Didn't Build It for Me" described a real-life incident where a televangelist used his followers' donations to build an obscenely lavish ministry headquarters--then [[ImplausibleDeniability tried to claim]] that it was really for the use of all Christians, and besides, God told him to build it.
28th Feb '16 8:47:34 AM MetaFour
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* Christian rock band Music/DanielAmos were frequently critical of televangelists and any other ministers used their position for material gain or mixed their own rules into the Gospel message. The album ''Music/{{Alarma}}'' had the title track (''"A wise guy in the sky invites you to a guilty party / Won't charge you at the door / But sure knows how to get your money"'') and "Colored By" (''"When someone with charisma tells me 'Don't wear shoes' / I tell them 'Go back, where did you get that?'"'').

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* Christian rock band Music/DanielAmos were frequently critical of televangelists and any other ministers who used their position for material gain or who mixed their own rules into the Gospel message. The album ''Music/{{Alarma}}'' had the title track (''"A wise guy in the sky invites you to a guilty party / Won't charge you at the door / But sure knows how to get your money"'') and "Colored By" (''"When someone with charisma tells me 'Don't wear shoes' / I tell them 'Go back, where did you get that?'"'').
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