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15th Jul '16 2:52:52 AM Tyrathius
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Tywin Lannister suspects his son Tyrion is a bastard -not for any logical reason, he just despises Tyrion and desperately wishes he wasn't actually his son- but somehow this doesn't taint his memory of his late wife, who would have had to have cheated on him for this to be true.
11th Jul '16 12:19:30 AM VVK
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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Plato invokes this trope as a demonstration of how an officer's mind works by handing [[YesMan Lt. Fuzz]] a black paper and lying that the General said it was white, but... This prompts Fuzz to go on a rant about how you shouldn't question your superiors and how it all may be of vital importance somehow and culminating with his holding up the black paper and declaring firmly that it is white. The General happens to be passing and, without looking particularly surprised, just thinks he's nuts.

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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Plato [[TheSmartGuy Plato]] invokes this trope as a demonstration of how an officer's mind works by handing [[YesMan Lt. Fuzz]] a black paper and lying that the General said it was white, but... This prompts Fuzz to go on a rant about how you shouldn't question your superiors and how it all may be of vital importance somehow and culminating with his holding up the black paper and declaring firmly that it is white. The General happens to be passing and, without looking particularly surprised, just thinks he's nuts.
10th Jun '16 4:02:25 AM Morgenthaler
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10th Jun '16 1:53:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In order to use [[FunctionalMagic sympathy]] in ''TheKingkillerChronicle'', one must be able to hold two opposite beliefs at once. It sounds simple at first, but it's also one of the reasons most Arcanists go mad.

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* In order to use [[FunctionalMagic sympathy]] in ''TheKingkillerChronicle'', ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', one must be able to hold two opposite beliefs at once. It sounds simple at first, but it's also one of the reasons most Arcanists go mad.



* In ''TheHandmaidsTale'', the protagonist doesn't know what's happened to her husband, but states that she simultaneously believes that he was killed, that he was captured, and that he escaped.

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* In ''TheHandmaidsTale'', ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'', the protagonist doesn't know what's happened to her husband, but states that she simultaneously believes that he was killed, that he was captured, and that he escaped.
28th Apr '16 11:13:05 PM VVK
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* George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is the TropeNamer. The party requires that all citizens believe everything that the party says, even when they know for a fact that it is not true. Ingrained in this concept is also the idea that YourMindMakesItReal. If everyone believes that something is true, then it ''is'' true. Thus, the party can literally dictate reality.

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* George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is the TropeNamer. The party requires that all citizens believe everything that the party says, even when they know for a fact that it is not true. Ingrained in this concept is also the idea that YourMindMakesItReal.all we can say of reality is in our minds and therefore [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve belief determines reality]]. If everyone believes that something is true, then it ''is'' true. Thus, the party can literally dictate reality.reality -- though in a sense you need Doublethink to consider literal.
28th Apr '16 7:18:34 AM aye_amber
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* "Paths of Glory" by FaithNoMore uses the line "I'm not afraid / But I'm afraid" to demonstrate a mentality frequent in WarIsHell scenarios: living in very obvious and unavoidable fear while at the same time attempting to adopt the {{Badass}} mentality that one isn't in order to cope with the twisted soldier fantasy/reality paradox.

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* "Paths of Glory" by FaithNoMore Music/FaithNoMore uses the line "I'm not afraid / But I'm afraid" to demonstrate a mentality frequent in WarIsHell scenarios: living in very obvious and unavoidable fear while at the same time attempting to adopt the {{Badass}} mentality that one isn't in order to cope with the twisted soldier fantasy/reality fantasy / reality paradox.
22nd Apr '16 7:19:29 AM Ramidel
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* Satsuki Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' says that "Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation! Contradiction is truth! Those are the facts of this world, and you will all surrender to them, you pigs in human clothing!" This seems to be more of a ShoutOut to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' than an actual philosophical statement, serving to inform the audience that the StudentCouncilPresident is a fascist dictator.
20th Apr '16 4:51:23 PM Chabal2
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** Dios and the other Djelibeybian priests from ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Pyramids]]'' are noted for this ability, as religious dogma in that country obliges them to believe that several different gods all exclusively and simultaneously fill the same divine offices. Most of the priests are dedicated to one god (not dismissing the existence of the others, but at least not having to think about their interaction too much), but as high priest Dios believes in all of them.

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** Dios and the other Djelibeybian priests from ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Pyramids]]'' are noted for this ability, as religious dogma in that country obliges them to believe that several different gods all exclusively and simultaneously fill the same divine offices. Most of the priests are dedicated to one god (not dismissing the existence of the others, but at least not having to think about their interaction too much), but as high priest Dios believes in all of them.them (fittingly, he has some trouble with the one that posits that the world is a disc carried on the backs of four elephants on top of a giant turtle).


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** Pastor Oats in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' is an Omnian who had the misfortune to connect the dots between miracles and certain phenomena that occured around the same time (a prophet turned the seas to blood and vanquished a leviathan, but just so happened that there was an infestation of red algae that year, and knowing their effects on deep-sea creatures...) This conflict between faith and thought causes him to [[TheDitherer be in two minds about everything.]] [[spoiler:Which it turns out is an advantage when fighting vampires, as they can't control both minds at the same time]].
** In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', Vimes is puzzled by the fact that so many people are devout Nugganites when so many of his commandments are batshit insane (the color blue is an Abomination unto Nuggan, so they mainly avoid looking at the sky). Other Abominations are obviously driving the country further into the ground (against cats, dwarves, crop rotation, rocks, ears, ''babies''...) so people end up ignoring the more difficult ones. When the squad visits a brothel, the narration notes that devout men always have a little space for sinning.
** Averted by Reg Shoe, an activist and later zombie activist: when he can't reconcile what everyone tells him is reality (no one ''cares'' about his efforts, and his brand of activisim would earn him a DopeSlap from the people on behalf of whom he's doing it), he simply continues on the same subject until people agree just to get him to go away.
26th Mar '16 3:10:54 AM VVK
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* In the song Hellfire from Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame, Claude Frollo both blames Esmerelda for "tempting" him with her supposed gypsy magic, and says that she must burn if she doesn't give in to him.
5th Jan '16 7:22:00 PM FF32
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* ZinniaJones's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNcWdV0LYG4 episode on Pascal's Wager]], briefly argues the potential benefits of believing in different religions separately from each other but simultaneously.

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* ZinniaJones's WebVideo/ZinniaJones's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNcWdV0LYG4 episode on Pascal's Wager]], briefly argues the potential benefits of believing in different religions separately from each other but simultaneously.
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