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15th May '18 6:27:52 AM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/AprilShowers'', Sean questions what kind of God would let the school shooting [[spoiler:that killed his friends and the girl he loved]] happen.
18th Mar '18 1:24:31 AM Dawnwing
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* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book ''Sunset'', Mothwing is a medicine cat that doesn't believe in [=StarClan=] - basically the equivalent of an atheist priest. She explains to Leafpool that the reason she stopped believing is because her brother revealed that he'd faked the omen that made the medicine cat choose her as apprentice, and that if [=StarClan=] really existed they wouldn't let him threaten/blackmail her and do evil deeds to gain power. (They ''do'' exist in the series, they're just TheWatcher and don't/can't interfere.)
10th Feb '18 10:59:59 AM Classified
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1983 1983]]-2 are [[LivingShadow Living,]] [[AndShowItToYou heart-stealing]] [[LivingShadow Shadows]] that can only be killed by silver bullets fired accompanied by prayer. Doesn't matter who you're praying to while you shoot, just as long as you mean it. When the Foundation sends a team into their EldritchLocation, they get picked off one at a time, and the last one to die makes it as far as their nest. After seeing how 1983-2 are born, he can't pray anymore. Not and mean it.
9th Feb '18 3:33:32 PM Mangaholic13
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses an extremely dark take on this in the backstory of [[spoiler: Miyo Takano, making this trope the root cause of both her megalomania and as a result the Endless June]].


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses an extremely dark take on this in the backstory of [[spoiler: Miyo Takano, making this trope the root cause of both her megalomania and as a result the Endless June]].
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7th Feb '18 11:52:25 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* In Christopher Durang's 1979 BlackComedy play ''Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You'' Diane Symonds tells the horribly abusive nun, Sister Maty Ignatius, that she was the one to come up with the plan to humiliate her with three other former students. Diane clung to her Catholic faith because she had believed in what Sister Mary had taught them years ago but losing her mother to a long painful battle with breast cancer and being raped the same night. Feeling her faith had long failed her and that God had just let it all happen, Diane had got her fellow students to humiliate Sister Mary [[spoiler: and kill her.]]
11th Sep '17 12:34:33 AM MockFerret
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* In ''Literature/SilasMarner'', the title character succumbs to this trope after being framed for robbery by his best friend and driven out by his church community, leading him to become a bitter reclusive miser. [[spoiler: He gets better.]]
27th Aug '17 9:28:47 PM CharlesPhipps
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* The [[SpaceJew Space Mormons]] of planet Grayson in the Literature/HonorHarrington series have the philosophy life is a test. In other words, it is ''supposed'' to be hard, miserable, and full of pointlessness. That's the only way you can become hardened and a good person. Notably, this philosophy was influenced by the fact they live on a DeathWorld.

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* The [[SpaceJew [[SpaceJews Space Mormons]] of planet Grayson in the Literature/HonorHarrington series have the philosophy life is a test. In other words, it is ''supposed'' to be hard, miserable, and full of pointlessness. That's the only way you can become hardened and a good person. Notably, this philosophy was influenced by the fact they live on a DeathWorld.
27th Aug '17 9:28:36 PM CharlesPhipps
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* The [[SpaceJew Space Mormons]] of planet Grayson in the Literature/HonorHarrington series have the philosophy life is a test. In other words, it is ''supposed'' to be hard, miserable, and full of pointlessness. That's the only way you can become hardened and a good person. Notably, this philosophy was influenced by the fact they live on a DeathWorld.
27th Aug '17 9:21:21 PM CharlesPhipps
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To counter this idea, the faithful may choose to believe that God works InMysteriousWays, so He may [[HelpingWouldBeKillStealing allow bad things for a higher purpose]]. One common argument is that evil results from [[SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsDestiny God allowing people]] [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill to have their own free will]]. Alternately, perhaps GodIsFlawed.

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To counter this idea, the faithful may choose to believe that God works InMysteriousWays, so He may [[HelpingWouldBeKillStealing allow bad things for a higher purpose]]. One common argument is that evil results from [[SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsDestiny God allowing people]] [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill to have their own free will]]. There is also evil existing as a test. Alternately, perhaps GodIsFlawed.
23rd Jul '17 4:57:32 PM Dravencour
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Compare FaithHeelTurn, which is when this trope leads to the character actually ''becoming'' evil.

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Compare FaithHeelTurn, which is when this trope leads to the character actually ''becoming'' evil.
evil. See also BreakTheBeliever, in which someone's core beliefs are proven wrong.
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