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7th Nov '16 1:51:00 AM Terwanuli
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* Hilariously implied, but inverted in ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch?from=Main.HedwigAndTheAngryInch''.
** When Hedwig listens to the radio together with their mother and the presenter talks about Jesus the mother turns it off. Little Hedwig says quite literally and serious: "But Jesus died for our sins!" The mother replied: "So did Hitler."

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* Hilariously implied, but inverted in ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch?from=Main.HedwigAndTheAngryInch''.
''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch''.
** When Hedwig listens to the radio together with their mother and the presenter talks about Jesus the mother turns it off. Little Hedwig says quite literally and serious: very serious (like a strong. believer in christianity would sound like): "But Jesus died for our sins!" The mother replied: "So did Hitler."
7th Nov '16 1:38:05 AM Terwanuli
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* Hilariously implied, but inverted in ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch?from=Main.HedwigAndTheAngryInch''.
** When Hedwig listens to the radio together with their mother and the presenter talks about Jesus the mother turns it off. Little Hedwig says quite literally and serious: "But Jesus died for our sins!" The mother replied: "So did Hitler."
** Later on Hedwig talks to [[spoiler: later to be Tommy Gnosis]]. He said to Hedwig (in a similar way of absolute seriousness) something like "Did you accept Jesus Christ as your saviour?" - just to explain immedeatly that Jesus died to protect the people ''from'' god - who was so cruel to rip Eva off Adams rips and expelld them from paradise for wanting knowledge about what was wrong and what was right.
6th Nov '16 6:49:57 PM BenOfHouston
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* Explained a bit betterin the historical case which this was based off: Brutus spoke to the Senate, who generally feared the dictator for life. While Mark Antony spoke at Caesar's funeral, mostly to Caesar's veteran soldiers who held a personal loyalty to him. A riot ensued.
6th Nov '16 2:13:17 PM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheFaroeIslanders'': Sigmund is immediately persuaded by King Olaf's speech in favour of Christianity and acknowledges that the new religion "is in all respects brighter and more blessed than the other heathen men hold to". This is {{handwave}}d in-story with Sigmund's disclosure that he did not really believe in the heathen gods even before.
-->''"And this was why I would not sacrifice to the carved gods: I long ago saw that that religion was worthless, though I did not know a better."''
5th Nov '16 8:59:02 AM Meritocrat
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* The official position of Islam is, in short, that anyone who has heard of the faith from a "correct" source (such as the Quran) should be expected to start converting right there, lest they have no excuse to avoid eternal damnation. If they're not told enough to be convincing, they're expected to [[http://www.fixyourdeen.com/htm/final/qacategorysub8.asp keep listening until they are convinced]].
20th Oct '16 5:15:29 AM jeez
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'', even though the film is all about the sublime beauty of an illuminated gospel. One of the main characters, Aisling, is a [[TheFairFolk forest spirit]] who becomes dedicated to helping Brendan illustrate the book, but remains completely Pagan. Later, [[spoiler:Brendan and Aidan flee the Viking attack on Kells, only to run straight into the Viking leader, who grabs the book, opens it, and... rips out the pages, since he's only interested in the shiny cover.]]

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'', even though the film is all about the sublime beauty of an illuminated gospel.gospel, the book is mostly portrayed as a breathtaking piece of medieval art. One of the main characters, Aisling, is a [[TheFairFolk forest spirit]] who becomes dedicated to helping Brendan illustrate the book, but remains completely Pagan. Later, [[spoiler:Brendan and Aidan flee the Viking attack on Kells, only to run straight into the Viking leader, who grabs the book, opens it, and... rips out the pages, since he's only interested in the shiny cover.]]
24th Aug '16 6:57:06 AM Jacob175
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* Atticus Murphy Jr., the head of a Satanic cult in ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'', has an incredibly easy time recruiting followers among the students at the high school where he serves as the guidance counselor. Then again, the town they live in was founded by Satanists and most of the students likely had parents or grandparents who were Satanists. Almost entirely PlayedForLaughs, as almost everyone in the town is either a mindless sheep or TooDumbToLive, and he is the villain (and vaguely implied to be the Anti-Christ, no matter how [[HarmlessVillain ineffectual]] he is. In addition, one of the ways in which Atticus 'converts' people so easily is through pamphlets with drawings in them.... drawings, which look [[ShoutOut suspiciously similar to]] ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''. Except, of course, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Satanist]].

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* Atticus Murphy Jr., the head of a Satanic cult in ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'', has an incredibly easy time recruiting followers among the students at the high school where he serves as the guidance counselor. Then again, the town they live in was founded by Satanists and most of the students likely had parents or grandparents who were Satanists. Almost entirely PlayedForLaughs, as almost everyone in the town is either a mindless sheep or TooDumbToLive, and he is the villain (and vaguely implied to be the Anti-Christ, no matter how [[HarmlessVillain ineffectual]] he is. In addition, one of the ways in which Atticus 'converts' people so easily is through pamphlets with drawings in them.... drawings, which look [[ShoutOut suspiciously similar to]] ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''. Except, of course, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Satanist]].


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* Played straight and inverted for laughs in [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/06/04/additional-revelations one]] Webcomic/PennyArcade strip. It takes just two good games to convince Gabe to become a priest and spend his life worshiping the Lord, but only one mention from Tycho about a potentially good game getting canceled to convince him it's all meaningless.
27th Jul '16 8:49:11 AM TwinBird
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* Creator/ChristopherEccleston claims 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]].
8th Jul '16 11:48:02 AM ThatBitterTase
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* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' often has religion work out to "Whoever sent a missionary to a city last wins". The fifth game makes things a little more reasonable: proximity to a city following a certain religion will cause a city's population to slowly convert over time, a process that can be sped up by sending missionaries, but unless you send [[BurnTheWitch inquisitors]], believers in other faiths don't just disappear (a city's "religion" is whichever one is believed by ''more than half'' the population). Still played straight with Great Prophets, which can automatically convert a city's entire population with no other faiths allowed.
1st Jul '16 12:48:56 PM hoodiecrow
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** This is surprisingly often averted in tracts in which the listener refuses or is hesitant to commit to converting, and then dies and goes to hell. Then again, not only are most of the successful conversions fairly easy, but it's typically implied that nothing the Christian said could have converted the listener, making them lost causes from the start.

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** This is surprisingly often averted in tracts in which the listener refuses or is hesitant to commit to converting, and then dies and goes to hell. Then again, not only are most of the successful conversions fairly easy, but it's typically implied that nothing the Christian said could have converted the listener, making them lost causes from the start.start[[note]]it seems likely that Chick subscribes to the original Calvinist view that God has actively chosen some people for damnation as well as for salvation: those who are to be damned are immune to evangelism, while those who are to be saved have their hearts opened by God at the right moment[[/note]].
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