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22nd Mar '17 6:53:23 PM Theriocephalus
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* In the webcomic ''[[Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky It's Walky!]]'', a distraught Joyce, unable to reconcile her Fundamentalist beliefs with the events of her life [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20031104.html shouts out at the heavens]], then in a fit of inspiration (or insanity, or both) takes up the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Power Booster Rod]] and goes out to seek out God for answers... or rather, the nearest equivalent, the immortal being known as The Traveler (AKA The Cheese), who is [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20031106.html completely dumbfounded]] that she would think he could give her an answer.

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* In the webcomic ''[[Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky It's Walky!]]'', a distraught Joyce, unable to reconcile her Fundamentalist fundamentalist Christian beliefs with the events of her life life, [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20031104.html shouts out at the heavens]], then in a fit of inspiration (or insanity, or both) takes up the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Power Booster Rod]] and goes out to seek out God for answers... or rather, the nearest equivalent, the immortal being known as The the Traveler (AKA The the Cheese), who is [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20031106.html completely dumbfounded]] dumbfounded that she would think he could give her an answer.
12th Mar '17 10:42:01 AM jccw227
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* A big part of the plot of the movie ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' revolves around Bethany, who was raised Catholic her whole life, is now questioning the existence of God after an infection destroyed her uterus, preventing her from ever having kids and causing her husband two divorce her. This gets thrown for a loop when she encounters, an angel, two "prophets" (Jay and Silent Bob), and the thirteenth apostle who assist her on a journey to find out what happened to God, who ended up missing, and stop two renegade angels from causing all of existence to be eradicated.
6th Mar '17 6:33:22 PM LadyNorbert
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* Victoria suffers from this following the siege of Adamant Fortress in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]''. Being a devout Andrastian who has up to this point fully embraced her role as the Herald of Andraste, she's deeply shaken to learn that [[spoiler:it was nothing more than a cosmic accident, and that the god she's always revered may really not exist at all]]. It takes a lot of effort by those to whom she's closest to help her get out of it.
22nd Feb '17 1:33:36 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the ''Comicbook/ForgottenRealms'' comics, the elven cleric Vartan refuses to worship his god Labelas--even to access desperately-needed healing powers--after an arc in which Labelas possesses Vartan's body and torments his friends. Labelas shows up later and tries to make amends; Vartan accepts the gesture, and a later short story shows him returning to Labelas' service.

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* In the ''Comicbook/ForgottenRealms'' comics, the elven cleric Vartan refuses to worship his god Labelas--even to access desperately-needed healing powers--after an arc in which Labelas possesses Vartan's body and torments his friends. Labelas shows up later and tries to make amends; Vartan accepts the gesture, and a later short story shows him returning to Labelas' Labelas's service.



* After spending the first half of ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'' discovering and eventually embracing Christianity, Cassandra Cain's faith is nearly destroyed after [[spoiler: a TraumaCongaLine that includes admitting she has romantic feelings for her best friend Stephanie and learning that homosexuality is sinful, being cornered and beaten in battle by [[BigBad The Seraphim]] and subsequently tortured for just shy of two weeks to try and force her to surrender to his ReligionOfEvil. It takes confronting Christ (or maybe just a dream of him) and getting some heavy philosophy to convince her her faith shouldn't be given up yet.]]

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* After spending the first half of ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'' discovering and eventually embracing Christianity, Cassandra Cain's faith is nearly destroyed after [[spoiler: a TraumaCongaLine that includes admitting she has romantic feelings for her best friend Stephanie and learning that homosexuality is sinful, sinful; being cornered and beaten in battle by [[BigBad The Seraphim]] Seraphim]]; and being subsequently tortured for just shy of two weeks to try and force her to surrender to his ReligionOfEvil. It takes confronting Christ (or maybe just a dream of him) and getting some heavy philosophy to convince her her faith shouldn't be given up yet.]]



* The protagonist of the ''Creator/DiabloCody'' dramedy ''Paradise'' is a devout Christian who goes through a crisis of faith when she's involved in a plane crash and gets horrific burns on most of her body ([[BeautyIsNeverTarnished but conveniently not the face]])

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* The protagonist of the ''Creator/DiabloCody'' Creator/DiabloCody dramedy ''Paradise'' is a devout Christian who goes through a crisis of faith when she's involved in a plane crash and gets horrific burns on most of her body ([[BeautyIsNeverTarnished but conveniently not the face]])
22nd Feb '17 1:31:32 PM LadyNorbert
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* After spending the first half of ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'' discovering and eventually embracing Christianity, Cassandra Cain's faith is nearly destroyed after [[spoiler: a TraumaCongaLine that includes admitting her has romantic feelings for her best friend Stephanie and learning that homosexuality is sinful, being cornered and beaten in battle by [[BigBad The Seraphim]] and subsequently tortured for just shy of two weeks to try and force her to surrender to his ReligionOfEvil. It takes confronting Christ (or maybe just a dream of him) and getting some heavy philosophy to convince her her faith shouldn't be given up yet.]]

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* After spending the first half of ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'' discovering and eventually embracing Christianity, Cassandra Cain's faith is nearly destroyed after [[spoiler: a TraumaCongaLine that includes admitting her she has romantic feelings for her best friend Stephanie and learning that homosexuality is sinful, being cornered and beaten in battle by [[BigBad The Seraphim]] and subsequently tortured for just shy of two weeks to try and force her to surrender to his ReligionOfEvil. It takes confronting Christ (or maybe just a dream of him) and getting some heavy philosophy to convince her her faith shouldn't be given up yet.]]



* Roger in ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' goes through a particularly heartrenching case of this. After [[SarcasmBlind misinterpreting a case of sarcasm]] about him and his dad being a family again if the local baseball team wins the pennant, he asks God to help the team win in order to make this come true. He gets his prayer answered and he witnesses angels help the team win game after game. Unfortunately shortly before the team reachs championship, his dad gives up custody of him, which causes him to go through this. Interestingly, since he has been the one able to see angels, his case also overlaps with FlatEarthAtheist since he declares there's no God and doesn't believe in angels afterwards.

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* Roger in ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' goes through a particularly heartrenching heartwrenching case of this. After [[SarcasmBlind misinterpreting a case of sarcasm]] about him and his dad being a family again if the local baseball team wins the pennant, he asks God to help the team win in order to make this come true. He gets his prayer answered and he witnesses angels help the team win game after game. Unfortunately shortly before the team reachs reaches championship, his dad gives up custody of him, which causes him to go through this. Interestingly, since he has been the one able to see angels, his case also overlaps with FlatEarthAtheist since he declares there's no God and doesn't believe in angels afterwards.



* The lead villain of ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'' [[spoiler: Cardinal Rowen]] goes through one over the course of the story. He used to believe fervently in Zenith, the clockwork tower that the people live in, and believed in it's plan. However, Sullivan shows the way [[spoiler: to control Zenith, and since it regulates the lifespan of a person through quartz, controlling life and death.]] Rowen goes from worshipping God to [[spoiler: [[AGodAmI being God]]]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has this for three of the major characters: [[LadyOfWar Cassandra]], [[TheSpymaster Leliana]] and [[CommandingCoolness Cullen]]. Cullen falters slightly due to [[spoiler: using faith to try and overcome his addiction to [[FantasticDrug lyrium]], which he can fail at if encouraged to take it again.]] Leliana and Cassandra worked with [[BigGood Divine Justinia]] to make the Conclave, only for it to fall apart in the beginning of the game. Leliana sees the whole thing as a cruel joke by a JerkassGod, while Cassandra begins looking for any sign of faith that would extinguish her doubts.
** Inquisition also reveals that Leliana, if in love with a Warden who died killing the Archdemon, has been dealing with a crisis of faith since the end of 'Origins'.
-->'''Leliana''': I was with the Hero of Ferelden when s/he killed the Archdemon. The Maker brought us together, and then... I watched her / him die. In that instant, I felt the Maker's presence grow cold. One moment, a cherished child. The next... abandoned.

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* The lead villain of ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'' [[spoiler: Cardinal Rowen]] goes through one over the course of the story. He used to believe fervently in Zenith, the clockwork tower that the people live in, and believed in it's plan. However, Sullivan shows the way [[spoiler: to control Zenith, and since it regulates the lifespan of a person through quartz, controlling life and death.]] Rowen goes from worshipping worshiping God to [[spoiler: [[AGodAmI being God]]]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has this for three of the major characters: [[LadyOfWar Cassandra]], [[TheSpymaster Leliana]] Leliana]], and [[CommandingCoolness Cullen]]. Cullen falters slightly due to [[spoiler: using faith to try and overcome his addiction to [[FantasticDrug lyrium]], at which he can fail at if encouraged to take it again.]] Leliana and Cassandra worked with [[BigGood Divine Justinia]] to make the Conclave, only for it to fall apart in the beginning of the game. Leliana sees the whole thing as a cruel joke by a JerkassGod, while Cassandra begins looking for any sign of faith that would extinguish her doubts.
** Inquisition ''Inquisition'' also reveals that Leliana, if in love with a Warden who died killing the Archdemon, has been dealing with a crisis of faith since the end of 'Origins'.
-->'''Leliana''': I was with the Hero of Ferelden when s/he killed the Archdemon. The Maker brought us together, and then... I watched her / him her/him die. In that instant, I felt the Maker's presence grow cold. One moment, a cherished child. The next... abandoned.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has Quinn [[CompressedVice take a sudden interest]] in stories of angels, and she becomes convinced she has her own guardian angel when she happens to move just in time to avoid a dangerous accident. The problem is she comes to believe her angel will help her with ''everything,'' and becomes convinced that he's "abandoned" her when she embarrasses herself at a party. Daria puts aside her own feelings about the matter and helps Quinn decide she should only trust her angel for "big" issues.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has Quinn [[CompressedVice take a sudden interest]] in stories of angels, and she becomes convinced she has her own guardian angel when she happens to move just in time to avoid a dangerous accident. The problem is that she comes to believe her angel will help her with ''everything,'' and becomes convinced that he's "abandoned" her when she embarrasses herself at a party. Daria puts aside her own feelings about the matter and helps Quinn decide she should only trust her angel for "big" issues.
5th Feb '17 11:32:36 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', WarriorMonk Aeduen starts to question his faith when he realizes that his current targets might just be the prophesies messiahs of his faith, and yet he feels nothing as he's hunting them down. Ultimately, in contrast to the usual path this trope takes, he comes to terms with the fact that he doesn't believe in the tenets of his own religion anymore and becomes an atheist.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The red priest Thoros of Myr admits that by the time he came to Westeros he didn't believe in the Lord of Light anymore but his faith returned after his last rites resurrected his friend Beric.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The red priest Thoros of Myr admits that by the time he came to Westeros he didn't believe in the Lord of Light anymore anymore, but his faith returned after his last rites resurrected his friend Beric.
2nd Feb '17 3:48:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Kyle loses his belief in God after [[VillainProtagonist Cartman]] gets a million dollar inheritance and buys his own theme park, while Kyle gets diagnosed with hemorrhoids. His faith is restored when he sees Cartman lose all his money, which Stan interprets was ThePlan by God to punish Cartman the whole time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Kyle loses his belief in God after [[VillainProtagonist Cartman]] gets a million dollar inheritance and buys his own theme park, while Kyle gets diagnosed with hemorrhoids. His faith is restored when he sees Cartman lose all his money, which Stan interprets was ThePlan by God to punish Cartman the whole time.
2nd Feb '17 3:47:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl confesses to a happy nun that used to be his cranky landlady that the "voice of God" she was hearing was actually him fooling around with a walkie-talkie and her hearing aid. The nun loses her faith in God, leaves the convent, and returns to Pimmit Hills Trailer Park, grouchier and meaner than ever. Earl and his friends then try to help her get her faith back.

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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'':
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Earl confesses to a happy nun that used to be his cranky landlady that the "voice of God" she was hearing was actually him fooling around with a walkie-talkie and her hearing aid. The nun loses her faith in God, leaves the convent, and returns to Pimmit Hills Trailer Park, grouchier and meaner than ever. Earl and his friends then try to help her get her faith back.
2nd Feb '17 3:47:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* While Series/{{House}} himself gets a pass for being a [[HollywoodAtheist misanthropic]] {{Jerkass}}, a wayward priest patient finds his faith again after seeing the [[RuleOfDrama fantastic series of coincidences]] that line up to save his life.

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* ''Series/{{House}}'': While Series/{{House}} House himself gets a pass for being a [[HollywoodAtheist misanthropic]] {{Jerkass}}, a wayward priest patient finds his faith again after seeing the [[RuleOfDrama fantastic series of coincidences]] that line up to save his life.
2nd Feb '17 3:46:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* HPLovecraft has his hero Randolph Carter go through this in ''The Silver Key''. Randolph has lost the ability to go to the Dreamlands, and without that experience, life isn't worth living. Fortunately he finds a way, by starting his life over from childhood.

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* HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft has his hero Randolph Carter go through this in ''The Silver Key''. Randolph has lost the ability to go to the Dreamlands, and without that experience, life isn't worth living. Fortunately he finds a way, by starting his life over from childhood.
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