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12th Dec '17 10:06:22 PM BenOfHouston
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** Most recently, in the game "Fractured But Whole", the player character is allowed to choose their religion, in a conversation with Jesus. All religions, including Atheist, are accepted.
7th Dec '17 10:56:17 PM Fireblood
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Don't confuse this with the NayTheist, who ''knows'' supernatural forces exist, but thinks they should mind their own business and leave mortals alone. Also compare EskimosArentReal, which is when a character does not believe in something that everyone else believes, but may in fact have never seen it. The trope also applies to other examples which aren't specifically atheism, but irrational disbelief in some things (such as ghosts) where incontrovertible proof also exists of them being real.

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Don't confuse this with the NayTheist, who ''knows'' supernatural forces exist, but thinks they should mind their own business and leave mortals alone. Also compare EskimosArentReal, which is when a character does not believe in something that everyone else believes, but may in fact have never seen it. The trope also applies to other examples which aren't specifically atheism, but irrational disbelief in some things (such as ghosts) where incontrovertible proof also proof exists of them being real.
4th Dec '17 12:37:34 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/{{Shard}}'': In the prologue, Rize tells Aero point-blank that he doesn't believe in souls, despite it being established in-universe that a person's Aura is the manifestation of their soul.
29th Nov '17 7:37:33 PM Xtifr
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* Also by Creator/CharlesStross, Bob Howard of ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' describes himself as an atheist because he doesn't believe in God. He then turns the trope inside-out by saying that he definitely does believe in [[EldritchAbomination non-Euclidean monsters from outside our universe]] that think human souls are crunchy and good with ketchup.

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* Also by Creator/CharlesStross, Bob Howard of ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' describes himself as an atheist because he doesn't believe in God. He then turns the trope inside-out by saying that he definitely does believe in [[EldritchAbomination non-Euclidean monsters from outside our universe]] that think human souls are crunchy and good with ketchup.
28th Nov '17 9:33:14 PM Fireblood
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Don't confuse this with the NayTheist, who ''knows'' supernatural forces exist, but thinks they should mind their own business and leave mortals alone. Also compare EskimosArentReal, which is when a character does not believe in something that everyone else believes, but may in fact have never seen it. The trope also applies to other examples which aren't specifically atheism, but irrational disbelief in some things (such as ghosts) where incontrovertible proof also exists of them existing.

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Don't confuse this with the NayTheist, who ''knows'' supernatural forces exist, but thinks they should mind their own business and leave mortals alone. Also compare EskimosArentReal, which is when a character does not believe in something that everyone else believes, but may in fact have never seen it. The trope also applies to other examples which aren't specifically atheism, but irrational disbelief in some things (such as ghosts) where incontrovertible proof also exists of them existing.
being real.
28th Nov '17 11:20:40 AM JoeMerl
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** Also Cleric, who doesn't believe in the gods he gets spells from. This actually makes Cleric's job easier: the gods know he's not trying to suck up to him by worship, so they actually pay attention to him. Black Mage gets his nasty EyeTwitch again.



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': Black Mage meets a cleric who doesn't believe in the gods he gets spells from. This actually makes Cleric's job easier: the gods know he's not trying to suck up to him by worship, so they actually pay attention to him. Black Mage gets his nasty EyeTwitch again.
23rd Nov '17 6:08:37 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': Spliced Genome denies that magic is real - she refers to it as "thaumatics", an energy that can be manipulated by ponies in certain forms, and firmly believes it has a scientific explanation. It's noted in the sequel ''The Mare From the Moon'' that she's also convinced that one of their [[EldritchAbomination most powerful enemies in the past]] was just a creature with a far greater ability to manipulate thaumatics than any normal pony rather than any sort of magical entity.
22nd Nov '17 8:30:16 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Some believe Celestia and Luna are still responsible for the sun and moon rotating around the world, even a thousand years after their deaths, while others, including Rex, believe gravity is responsible.
6th Nov '17 1:37:40 PM Game_Fan
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*** The Skaven ''myth'' is one of the more dubious points of the setting -- there are supposed to be more Skaven than humans, they like to abduct cattle and/or humans for slaves and chow, they've fought several wars and they're openly acknowledged by the elves and dwarves allied to the Empire as well as some other human nations directly at the Empire's borders.
*** The RPG sourcebook about the Skaven tried to make some sense of it and summed its report up with the words
** The Skaven also have the sense to work together on remaining OutOfSightOutOfMind (despite their ChronicBackstabbingDisorder) via several methods, which include attempting to steal absolutely ''everything'' that even just hints at their existance, bribing all sources they cannot get rid of otherwise into silence and lying, and even a powerful magic field that causes everyone to reject the notion of Skaven more strongly.
6th Nov '17 1:36:58 PM Game_Fan
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}},'' the citizens of the Empire (no, not that [[TheEmpire Empire]]) largely refuse to acknowledge the existence of the Skaven, a race of maniacal subterranean ratmen. Clearly in a world populated by Dragons, Giants, Lizardmen, the living dead, and goat-headed mutants, [[RodentsOfUnusualSize five-foot-tall intelligent bipedal rats]] are just ''too much''. All this after the Skaven have ''openly'' attacked the Empire (mostly Middenland) a number of times, and just recently have tried to ''NUKE'' Middenheim, Middenland's capital.
** According to some sources, the problem is not of their existence, but the idea that they have their own civilization instead of being just another form of mutant beastman.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}},'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' it is the citizens official policy of the Empire (no, not that [[TheEmpire Empire]]) largely refuse to acknowledge the existence of the Skaven, a race of maniacal subterranean ratmen. Clearly in a world populated by Dragons, Giants, Lizardmen, the living dead, and Skaven don't exist. Apparently dragons, giants, lizardmen, zombies, goat-headed mutants, and inconceivably powerful chaos gods are fine but [[RodentsOfUnusualSize five-foot-tall intelligent bipedal rats]] are just ''too much''. All too much. Its unclear if anyone actually believes this after policy, however. Indeed one sourcebook states "There are two myths about the Skaven: The first is that they don't exist. The second is that anyone believes in the first."
** It seems that there are two reasons for the stories of Skaven not existing:
*** First
the Skaven themselves put a lot of work into maintaining this status quo, killing or bribing people who learn too much, and stealing physical evidence. They even have ''openly'' attacked the Empire (mostly Middenland) a number of times, and just recently have tried to ''NUKE'' Middenheim, Middenland's capital.
** According to some sources, the problem is not of their existence, but the idea
magic that they have their own civilization instead makes people not want to believe in them.
*** The second reason is that the Skaven are large, organized, and extremely close (as in [[WeAreEverywhere everywhere]] all the time). Every other threat to humanity is either small (like chaos cults), disorganized (like beastmen), or far away (like the gods
of being just another form of mutant beastman.chaos). So while the Skaven aren't the most serious threat they're the one most likely to cause paranoia and constant terror.



*** The RPG sourcebook about the Skaven tried to make some sense of it and summed its report up with the words "There are two myths about the Skaven: The first is that they don't exist. The second is that anyone believes in the first."

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*** The RPG sourcebook about the Skaven tried to make some sense of it and summed its report up with the words "There are two myths about the Skaven: The first is that they don't exist. The second is that anyone believes in the first."
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