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17th Apr '18 7:31:29 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.



* In ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'', the Christian protagonist will explain to a bunch of people about "the truth" -- and, very soon, everyone will be quick to convert. The ease of a ''Chick Tract'' conversion is made even more baffling considering most of the converted have never heard of Jesus before, yet instantly comprehend evangelical terms like "washed in the blood" or "filled with the holy spirit" the moment they're spoken [[IThoughtItMeant instead of thinking]] they mean "[[BloodBath bathing in human blood]]," or "getting drunk on sacred distilled liquor."

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* In ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'', the Christian protagonist will explain to a bunch of people about "the truth" -- and, very soon, everyone will be quick to convert. The ease of a ''Chick Tract'' conversion is made even more baffling considering most of the converted have never heard of Jesus before, yet instantly comprehend evangelical terms like "washed in the blood" or "filled with the holy spirit" the moment they're spoken [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant instead of thinking]] they mean "[[BloodBath bathing in human blood]]," or "getting drunk on sacred distilled liquor."
7th Apr '18 11:04:22 AM nombretomado
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* As a parody of ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'', [[http://www.fredvanlente.com/cthulhutract/pages/index.html "Why We're Here"]] naturally plays this trope; the preacher is a {{Cthulhu|Mythos}} cultist.

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* As a parody of ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'', [[http://www.fredvanlente.com/cthulhutract/pages/index.html "Why We're Here"]] naturally plays this trope; the preacher is a {{Cthulhu|Mythos}} Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}} cultist.
18th Mar '18 5:37:08 PM nombretomado
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* One of the most {{egregious}} examples lies in the infamous ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFic, ''FanFic/MyImmortal''.

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* One of the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples lies in the infamous ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFic, ''FanFic/MyImmortal''.
18th Feb '18 9:28:23 AM Orome
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* Averted in ''Film/TheCaseForChrist''; Lee Strobel spends most of the film trying to ''disprove'' Christianity. The experts he interviews don't try to preach at him; they simply present him with the evidence, and he is gradually convinced by it. Also, he seems rather reluctant and uncertain about his choice, at first.
16th Feb '18 9:19:55 AM Jeduthun
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Somehow, they just haven't heard of the author's point of view until then. For example, this tends to manifest itself in Christian tracts with phrases such as "[[CultureBlind Who's Jesus?]]" If the unbeliever ''has'' heard of Jesus, they somehow haven't heard about the "died on a cross for everyone's sins, came back to life three days later" thing. However, this is ''not'' exclusive to Christians--''any'' {{Aesop}} or ideology, be it political, religious, or otherwise, is just as susceptible. What matters is that the author depicts others who are easily convinced to agree with the message.

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Somehow, they just haven't heard of the author's point of view until then. For example, this tends to manifest itself in Christian tracts with phrases such as "[[CultureBlind Who's Jesus?]]" If the unbeliever ''has'' heard of Jesus, they somehow haven't heard about the "died "[[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} died on a cross for everyone's sins, came back to life three days later" later]]" thing. However, this is ''not'' exclusive to Christians--''any'' {{Aesop}} or ideology, be it political, religious, or otherwise, is just as susceptible. What matters is that the author depicts others who are easily convinced to agree with the message.



This trope is OlderThanFeudalism, but DontTryThisAtHome. Jesus Himself deconstructed this trope in the Parable of the Sower; there are those who accept the Word with joy right away, but fold when the going gets tough.

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This trope is OlderThanFeudalism, but DontTryThisAtHome. Jesus UsefulNotes/{{Jesus]] Himself deconstructed this trope in the [[Literature/TheFourGospels Parable of the Sower; Sower]]; there are those who accept the Word with joy right away, but fold when the going gets tough.
5th Jan '18 9:06:14 AM HighCrate
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the title character is considered a hero, a celebrity, for his first 12 years. Yet, when the basilisk is set free, everyone is sure that he is the heir of Slytherin, and supposedly an even darker wizard than Lord Voldemort, based on some circumstantial evidence. In his fifth year, after months of anti-Harry propaganda in the main newspaper which an awful lot of people take for granted, he only has to tell his own version for another paper, and suddenly several witches and wizards believe him. (Curiously, NO-ONE else ever believes the rest of the content in that latter paper). Two years later, he is declared a murderer, and anti-citizen #1. They believe it. Again.
** It helps that his previous celebrity was pretty superficial (based on an idea rather than the actual person), as well as there being misconceptions on exactly ''how'' he became a "hero". As for the interview, it came at a time when a lot of holes were cropping up in the official story, which his version filled in. This goes to show and is justified by how fickle, frail and shallow the Wizarding community is, not unlike the Muggle one. When Harry is declared a murderer, it is more of a case of fear and panic keeping people quiet than a lot of them actually believing it. It was pretty clear that the students of Hogwarts and a large number of other witches and wizards secretly believed and supported him and Luna's father constantly wrote that supporting Harry was the best thing to do ([[spoiler:until Luna was kidnapped, that is]]).

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the title character is considered a hero, a celebrity, for his first 12 years. Yet, when the basilisk is set free, everyone is sure that he is the heir of Slytherin, and supposedly an even darker wizard than Lord Voldemort, based on some circumstantial evidence. In his fifth year, after months of anti-Harry propaganda in the main newspaper which an awful lot of people take for granted, he only has to tell his own version for another paper, and suddenly several witches and wizards believe him. (Curiously, NO-ONE else ever believes the rest of the content in that latter paper). Two years later, he is declared a murderer, and anti-citizen #1. They believe it. Again.
** It helps that his previous celebrity was pretty superficial (based on an idea rather than the actual person), as well as there being misconceptions on exactly ''how'' he became a "hero". As for the interview, it came at a time when a lot of holes were cropping up in the official story, which his version filled in. This goes to show and is justified by how fickle, frail and shallow the Wizarding community is, not unlike the Muggle one. When Harry is declared a murderer, it is more of a case of fear and panic keeping people quiet than a lot of them actually believing it. It was pretty clear that the students of Hogwarts and a large number of other witches and wizards secretly believed and supported him and Luna's father constantly wrote that supporting Harry was the best thing to do ([[spoiler:until Luna was kidnapped, that is]]).
5th Jan '18 8:50:08 AM Shadowgazer
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the title character is considered a hero, a celebrity, for his first 12 years. Yet, when the basilisk is set free, everyone is sure that he is the heir of Slytherin, and supposedly an even darker wizard than Lord Voldemort, based on some circumstantial evidence. In his fifth year, after months of anti-Harry propaganda in the main newspaper, he only has to tell his own version for another paper, and suddenly several witches and wizards believe him. (Curiously, NO-ONE else ever believes the rest of the content in that latter paper). Two years later, he is declared a murderer, and anti-citizen #1. They believe it. Again.
** It helps that his previous celebrity was pretty superficial (based on an idea rather than the actual person), as well as there being misconceptions on exactly ''how'' he became a "hero". As for the interview, it came at a time when a lot of holes were cropping up in the official story, which his version filled in. When Harry is declared a murderer, it is more of a case of fear and panic keeping people quiet than then actually believing it. It was pretty clear that the students of Hogwarts and a large number of other witches and wizards secretly believed and supported him and Luna's father constantly wrote that supporting Harry was the best thing to do ([[spoiler:until Luna was kidnapped, that is]]).

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the title character is considered a hero, a celebrity, for his first 12 years. Yet, when the basilisk is set free, everyone is sure that he is the heir of Slytherin, and supposedly an even darker wizard than Lord Voldemort, based on some circumstantial evidence. In his fifth year, after months of anti-Harry propaganda in the main newspaper, newspaper which an awful lot of people take for granted, he only has to tell his own version for another paper, and suddenly several witches and wizards believe him. (Curiously, NO-ONE else ever believes the rest of the content in that latter paper). Two years later, he is declared a murderer, and anti-citizen #1. They believe it. Again.
** It helps that his previous celebrity was pretty superficial (based on an idea rather than the actual person), as well as there being misconceptions on exactly ''how'' he became a "hero". As for the interview, it came at a time when a lot of holes were cropping up in the official story, which his version filled in. This goes to show and is justified by how fickle, frail and shallow the Wizarding community is, not unlike the Muggle one. When Harry is declared a murderer, it is more of a case of fear and panic keeping people quiet than then a lot of them actually believing it. It was pretty clear that the students of Hogwarts and a large number of other witches and wizards secretly believed and supported him and Luna's father constantly wrote that supporting Harry was the best thing to do ([[spoiler:until Luna was kidnapped, that is]]).
4th Jan '18 5:59:50 PM WillKeaton
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* Creator/ChristopherEccleston says his views on religion were changed by the Archbishop of Canterbury asking him to read aloud from [[http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Job-Chapter-38/ Job 38]].

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* Creator/ChristopherEccleston says his views on religion were changed by the Archbishop of Canterbury asking him to read aloud from [[http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Job-Chapter-38/ Job 38]].38.]]
4th Jan '18 5:58:30 PM WillKeaton
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** Jesus himself also {{averted}} this in the New Testament. Even though performing miracles is hard to argue with, the general public often didn't agree with him. True, there were huge crowds who listened to him, but there were also a lot of skeptics too. This included the Pharisees and some crowd members who doubted him or believed he was demon-possessed. By the end, most of them left him to be crucified. Although, there were apparently a lot of "miracle workers" in those days, and many of them probably ''were'' demon-possessed, insane and/or outright frauds.\\\
What drove people away was that Jesus kept telling people that he wasn't going to be the RebelLeader they were looking for. Even most of his disciples left (except the original Twelve) when he talked about believers "eating [his] flesh and drinking [his] blood"; not just because they were {{Squick}}ed out by the idea, but because it was a clear statement that he was going to die, which the Messiah wasn't supposed to do. {{Deconstructed}} specifically by Jesus in the parable of the sower. In the story, some people simply refuse to hear the message, while others happily respond right away only to give up just as quickly when the going gets tough. [[AnAesop The moral of the story is]] that real faith requires a solid foundation and genuine understanding, and will truly endure the trials to come.

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** Jesus himself also {{averted}} this in the New Testament. Even though performing miracles is hard to argue with, the general public often didn't agree with him. True, there were huge crowds who listened to him, but there were also a lot of skeptics too. This included the Pharisees and some crowd members who doubted him or believed he was demon-possessed. By the end, most of them left him to be crucified. Although, there were apparently a lot of "miracle workers" in those days, and many of them probably ''were'' demon-possessed, insane and/or outright frauds.\\\
frauds.
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What drove people away was that Jesus kept telling people that he wasn't going to be the RebelLeader they were looking for. Even most of his disciples left (except the original Twelve) when he talked about believers "eating [his] flesh and drinking [his] blood"; not just because they were {{Squick}}ed out by the idea, but because it was a clear statement that he was going to die, which the Messiah wasn't supposed to do. {{Deconstructed}} specifically by Jesus in the parable of the sower. In the story, some people simply refuse to hear the message, while others happily respond right away only to give up just as quickly when the going gets tough. [[AnAesop The moral of the story is]] that real faith requires a solid foundation and genuine understanding, and will truly endure the trials to come.
4th Jan '18 5:57:48 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the title character is considered a hero, a celebrity, for his first 12 years. Yet, when the basilisk is set free, everyone is sure that he is the heir of Slytherin, and supposedly an even darker wizard than Lord Voldemort, based on some circumstantial evidence. In his fifth year, after months of anti-Harry propaganda in the main newspaper, he only has to tell his own version for another paper, and suddenly several witches and wizards believe him. (Curiously, NO-ONE else ever believes the rest of the content in that latter paper). Two years later, he is declared a murderer, and anti-citizen #1. They believe it. Again.\\\
It helps that his previous celebrity was pretty superficial (based on an idea rather than the actual person), as well as there being misconceptions on exactly ''how'' he became a "hero". As for the interview, it came at a time when a lot of holes were cropping up in the official story, which his version filled in. When Harry is declared a murderer, it is more of a case of fear and panic keeping people quiet than then actually believing it. It was pretty clear that the students of Hogwarts and a large number of other witches and wizards secretly believed and supported him and Luna's father constantly wrote that supporting Harry was the best thing to do ([[spoiler:until Luna was kidnapped, that is]]).

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the title character is considered a hero, a celebrity, for his first 12 years. Yet, when the basilisk is set free, everyone is sure that he is the heir of Slytherin, and supposedly an even darker wizard than Lord Voldemort, based on some circumstantial evidence. In his fifth year, after months of anti-Harry propaganda in the main newspaper, he only has to tell his own version for another paper, and suddenly several witches and wizards believe him. (Curiously, NO-ONE else ever believes the rest of the content in that latter paper). Two years later, he is declared a murderer, and anti-citizen #1. They believe it. Again.\\\
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It helps that his previous celebrity was pretty superficial (based on an idea rather than the actual person), as well as there being misconceptions on exactly ''how'' he became a "hero". As for the interview, it came at a time when a lot of holes were cropping up in the official story, which his version filled in. When Harry is declared a murderer, it is more of a case of fear and panic keeping people quiet than then actually believing it. It was pretty clear that the students of Hogwarts and a large number of other witches and wizards secretly believed and supported him and Luna's father constantly wrote that supporting Harry was the best thing to do ([[spoiler:until Luna was kidnapped, that is]]).
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