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18th Sep '16 10:59:03 AM timotaka
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* ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' has a variation on this in its version of [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]]. He's not an atheist, but he refuses to accept his own divinity [[spoiler:because he's the leader of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, and a devout Christian]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' has a variation on this in its version of [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]]. He's not an atheist, but he refuses to accept his own divinity [[spoiler:because he's the leader a member of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, and a devout Christian]].


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* Miguel O'Hara, [[ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 Spider-Man of the year 2099]] has been shown to be openly atheistic. Not believing there is a God is one thing, but then he also has explicitly said that upon death a person's soul or mind does not "go" anywhere, but simply ceases to exist. That second one seems a strange claim even for an atheist in a world where it has been shown a person's mind can exist as a psychic entity completely separated from the body, and several people have blatantly returned from the dead.
17th Sep '16 5:11:36 PM zarpaulus
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* The LowFantasy [=RPGs=] ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' and ''Jadeclaw'' had agnosticism as a character flaw in 1st edition, flaws were removed from the main rules in 2nd. Interestingly it notes that wizards who consider magic more of a science are likely to take it.
5th Sep '16 8:40:20 PM Jokubas
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* Early in ''Manga/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma is dumbstruck upon seeing someone control fire, because "there's no such thing as sorcerers" and "magic isn't real" ... even though he personally knows people who can manipulate lightning, and teleport at will.

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* Early in ''Manga/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma is dumbstruck upon seeing someone control fire, because "there's no such thing as sorcerers" and "magic isn't real" ... even though he personally knows people who can manipulate lightning, and teleport at will. In other words, while magic is as unrealistic to him as it would be in real life, espers can do comparable things and are scientifically proven in his world, so the powers shouldn't be surprising.
20th Aug '16 9:34:32 PM Sharlee
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** And then there's the Klingons, who sidestep the issue by believing their ancestors ''killed'' the gods that created them.
7th Aug '16 6:05:07 PM Fireblood
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* In Literature/{{Eragon}} [[ElvesVersusDwarves the elves refuse to believe that the dwarven gods exist]], despite one such god appearing [[PhysicalGod in the flesh]] to give a final approval every time the dwarves choose a new leader; Downplayed, as the average elf wouldn't have seen this, and a magic user could be projecting it as an illusion...

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* In Literature/{{Eragon}} [[ElvesVersusDwarves the elves refuse to believe that the dwarven gods exist]], despite one such god appearing [[PhysicalGod in the flesh]] to give a final approval every time the dwarves choose a new leader; Downplayed, leader. {{Downplayed}}, as the average elf wouldn't have seen this, and a magic user could be projecting it as an illusion...illusion...
* ''Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress'': Unsurprisingly, the character of Atheist gets depicted this way, since in the story Heaven is a place that you can actually see and walk up to, yet he claims not to have found it after twenty years in searching. Hopeful says he is "blinded by the god of this World" (i.e. Satan).
28th Jul '16 7:06:33 AM Wall
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* In ''Literature/{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'', the character Stannis Baratheon expresses atheist sentiments while using the magic of a particular religion to accomplish his own ends. Portrayed very differently in the TV adaptation.
18th Jul '16 7:33:11 PM MagBas
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* In ''Second Glance'', [[ItsAWonderfulPlot a movie that's essentially]] ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' but with a young Christian wishing he wasn't a believer, rather than never having existed. So an angel makes it happen and walks him through a day in his life as a non-believer. Apart from many cringeworthy UnfortunateImplications and {{Hollywood Atheist}}s, there's the very odd part of the protagonist living as an unbeliever through an explicit miracle, narrated by an angel. This would be in keeping with the common idea of atheists being just deniers, perhaps.

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* In ''Second Glance'', [[ItsAWonderfulPlot a movie that's essentially]] ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' but with a young Christian wishing he wasn't a believer, rather than never having existed. So an angel makes it happen and walks him through a day in his life as a non-believer. Apart from many cringeworthy UnfortunateImplications and {{Hollywood Atheist}}s, there's the very odd part of the protagonist living as an unbeliever through an explicit miracle, narrated by an angel. This would be in keeping with the common idea of atheists being just deniers, perhaps.
17th Jul '16 12:33:20 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/TheBible'' features several characters who refuse to believe in Jesus despite personally witnessing his miracles, prescribing them rather to him [[DealWithTheDevil being in league with Satan]]. In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man begs Abraham to let him warn his relatives of hell after he's sent there, but Abraham cites this trope, saying if they did not believe Moses and the prophets, they would not even if a man came {{back from the dead}}. Additionally, some modern apologists argue that all atheists are this, claiming they truly do know God exists but simply refuse him worship (i.e. making them actually NayTheists). Others dispute this, naturally.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'' features several characters who refuse to believe in Jesus despite personally witnessing his miracles, prescribing them rather to him [[DealWithTheDevil being in league with Satan]]. In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man begs Abraham to let him warn his relatives of hell after he's sent there, but Abraham cites this trope, saying if they did not believe Moses and the prophets, they would not even if a man came {{back from the dead}}. Additionally, some modern apologists argue that all atheists are this, claiming they truly do know God exists but simply refuse him worship (i.e. making them actually NayTheists).{{Nay Theist}}s). Others dispute this, naturally.
3rd Jul '16 1:42:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* Mau, the hero of Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', refuses to believe that the gods are anything more than superstition and lazy thinking -- despite being periodically shouted at by the spirits of his ancestors, and courted by [[TheGrimReaper Locaha, the god of death]]. As the [[TheObiWan old priest]] points out, though, this may be more [[RageAgainstTheHeavens anger that the gods have so thoroughly let him down]] than genuine atheism -- after all, being the sole survivor of a tsunami has left him [[HeroicBSOD pretty goddamn traumatized]]. As the priest says to Mau, "You want the Gods to exist just enough that you can be angry at them for not existing."

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* Mau, the hero of Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', refuses to believe that the gods are anything more than superstition and lazy thinking -- despite being periodically shouted at by the spirits of his ancestors, and courted by [[TheGrimReaper Locaha, the god of death]]. As the [[TheObiWan old priest]] priest points out, though, this may be more [[RageAgainstTheHeavens anger that the gods have so thoroughly let him down]] than genuine atheism -- after all, being the sole survivor of a tsunami has left him [[HeroicBSOD pretty goddamn traumatized]]. As the priest says to Mau, "You want the Gods to exist just enough that you can be angry at them for not existing."
27th Jun '16 3:18:02 PM TheSinful
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* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Dr. Maggie Walsh]] in ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-112/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'' adamantly refuses to believe in magic, even when witnessing it in effect, such as the titular character [[GenderBender changing back]] into Xander. This is particularly jarring when she brushes off the events of Graduation Day as a mass hallucination and in the same breath talks about the massive pieces of organic matter recovered (the Mayor's corpse) that contain no DNA or RNA but also possess compounds either not found in organic matter, anywhere on Earth, or both.
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