History Main / FlatEarthAtheist

24th Mar '17 1:01:43 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:241:At least he doesn't think [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Primus]] is ''flat''.]]
->"''It was all very well going on about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact of the matter was that the Disc was manifestly traversing space on the back of a giant turtle and the gods had a habit of going round to atheists' houses and smashing their windows.''"

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was all very well going on about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact of the matter was that the Disc was manifestly traversing space on the back of a giant turtle and the gods had a habit of going round to atheists' houses and smashing their windows.''""''
19th Mar '17 5:58:24 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Furthermore, her accusations of curses not being real turn out to be false since Sombra pretty much cursed the Crystal Empire, taking ti with him for a 1000 years.

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** Furthermore, her accusations of curses not being real turn out to be false since Sombra pretty much cursed the Crystal Empire, taking ti it with him for a 1000 years.
18th Mar '17 10:40:24 PM jormis29
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* In a non-fantasy version of this trope, ''UnitedStatesOfTara'' features [[spoiler: Bryce Crane]], one of Tara's system members who doesn't believe in DID.

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* In a non-fantasy version of this trope, ''UnitedStatesOfTara'' ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' features [[spoiler: Bryce Crane]], one of Tara's system members [[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]] who doesn't believe in DID.
18th Mar '17 10:28:38 PM apprehensiveAcolyte
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* In a non-fantasy version of this trope, ''UnitedStatesOfTara'' features [[spoiler: Bryce Crane]], one of Tara's multiple personalities who doesn't believe in DID.

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* In a non-fantasy version of this trope, ''UnitedStatesOfTara'' features [[spoiler: Bryce Crane]], one of Tara's multiple personalities system members who doesn't believe in DID.
16th Mar '17 5:08:00 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The episode "Let's Play Magicians" revealed that Kaeloo and Mr. Cat don't believe in magic... [[ArbitrarySkepticism despite the fact that they live on a planet that runs on magic.]]
14th Mar '17 6:27:45 PM JoeMerl
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* In a recent episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{American Dad}}'' Steve, who was previously shown to be rather pious, all of a sudden claims to not believe in it due to it not being scientific.........Despite the fact that in earlier Episodes His sister and her husband adopted the LITERAL Anti-Christ, who proceeded to mind control him into turning his head 180 degrees, walk on walls, and speak in Aramaic. Not to mention the Episode where his Mother's Frustrated Sexuality took the form of a ghost and possessed the house. And His Grandfather became KRAMPUS. Also Santa, who has actual magic, tries to kill him and his family every Christmas. And that's not counting the episodes he DIDN'T have a part in or was fixed by reset button, and this is a show with more continuity than Family Guy does. Given all that, his VERY SUDDEN lack of belief is very bizarre.

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* In a recent episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{American Dad}}'' Steve, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn who in previous seasons was previously shown to be rather pious, all of a sudden claims fairly religious]], refuses to not believe in it due to it not being scientific.........Despite Biblical stories that he finds irrational, like Noah's Ark. This despite the fact that in earlier Episodes His a.) he once met God and temporarily gained enlightenment, b.) his mother's repressed sexuality once manifested as a ghost and attacked the house, c.) his family has a long-running feud with [[BadSanta Santa]], d.) his grandfather is {{Krampus}}, and e.) his sister and her husband once adopted the LITERAL Anti-Christ, baby AntiChrist, who proceeded to mind control him into turning his head 180 degrees, walk on walls, and speak in Aramaic. Not to mention MindControl Steve for most of the Episode where his Mother's Frustrated Sexuality took the form of a ghost and possessed the house. And His Grandfather became KRAMPUS. Also Santa, who has actual magic, tries to kill him and his family every Christmas. And that's not counting the episodes he DIDN'T have a part in or was fixed by reset button, and this is a show with more continuity than Family Guy does. episode. Given all that, his VERY SUDDEN lack of belief is very bizarre.rather odd. (An argument ''could'' be made that the {{Christmas Episode}}s are LooseCanon, but that doesn't explain the first two).)
* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[OnlySaneMan Zack]]'s father is the only person who has ever doubted the existence of [[HereditaryCurse Murphy's Law]]; every other character, no matter how rational, pretty much accepts it instantly. Though admittedly, even Mr. Underwood's skepticism couldn't survive a whole afternoon of being around [[TheJinx Milo and Martin]].



*** But when trying to convince the-mouse, his dad tries to make his son have faith using an argument that doesn't factor in empirical proof (the song "Give Your Heart a Try,") despite the fact that there '''is''' empirical proof of Santa in this universe. It's even more stupid in ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' when a bunch of children announce that the newspapers have reported that Santa Claus is a taking a day off and '''ten seconds later''' say that they don't believe in Santa. Santa himself sings a song to convince one of the children of his existence: "I believe in Santa Claus / Like I believe in love..." ''not'' "I believe in Santa Claus / Because I saw his picture in ''The New York Times''..."

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*** But when trying to convince the-mouse, the mouse, his dad tries to make his son have faith using an argument that doesn't factor in empirical proof (the song "Give Your Heart a Try,") despite the fact that there '''is''' empirical proof of Santa in this universe. It's even more stupid in ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' when a bunch of children announce that the newspapers have reported that Santa Claus is a taking a day off and '''ten seconds later''' say that they don't believe in Santa. Santa himself sings a song to convince one of the children of his existence: "I believe in Santa Claus / Like I believe in love..." ''not'' "I believe in Santa Claus / Because I saw his picture in ''The New York Times''..."



** In the Spanish version of the joke, it's Karl Marx himself who dies and is sent straight to Hell, where he promptly starts getting rank-and-file demons to make common cause with the damned. Satan tries to get rid of him by shipping him into Heaven, half-expecting the guys Above to reject him. When he goes up to Heaven to check after a few days, it's Peter who greets him and informs him that "there is no God".

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** In the Spanish version of the joke, it's Karl Marx himself who dies and is sent straight to Hell, where he promptly starts getting rank-and-file demons to make common cause with the damned. Satan tries to get rid of him by shipping him into Heaven, half-expecting the guys Above to reject him. When he goes up to Heaven to check after a few days, it's Peter who greets him and informs him that "there is no God".God."
27th Feb '17 2:20:52 AM zequeins
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* Any Empire with the ''Materialist'' ethos in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions. Yeah, go ahead and tell that to the Extradimensional Invaders, Dimensional Horrors, the Worm-in-Waiting, those entities in The Shroud offering you to make [[DealWithTheDevil covenants]] with them, or any Spiritualist Empire wielding [[PsychicPowers Psionic techs.]]
25th Feb '17 9:22:43 PM Darth_Marth
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** Dresden himself, despite being best friends with ''another'' sword-bearer, and having had open discussions with Archangels, doesn't consider himself a "Believer", either. This is less a lack or weak belief, but more of a difference of opinion about a certain Deity's ''Modus Operandi''.\\

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** Dresden himself, despite being best friends with ''another'' sword-bearer, and having had open discussions with Archangels, doesn't consider himself a "Believer", either. This is less a lack or weak belief, but more of a difference of opinion about a certain Deity's ''Modus Operandi''. He has also argued that, while he is more or less certain that the Abrahamic God exists in some form or another, that does not necessarily mean he created the universe or is all-powerful, and that his power -and by extension, that of the angels and Knights of the Cross- could simply be the result of faith-powered magic. In a world where GodNeedsPrayerBadly is in effect, a deity who is worshiped by billions of people across the world could become supremely powerful.\\
16th Feb '17 3:38:13 AM Chabal2
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--> It would be like believing in the mailman.



** In ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'', it's mentioned that the wizards don't believe in the gods- They know the gods exist, they just don't believe in them- because Unseen University has very good anti-lightning spells, and being immune from godly wrath does wonders for free-thinking.

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** In ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'', it's mentioned that the wizards don't believe in the gods- They know the gods exist, they just don't believe in them- because Unseen University has very good anti-lightning spells, and being immune from godly wrath does wonders for free-thinking. The fact that the Archchancellor and the High Priest are very similar brothers might have something to do with it.


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* ''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.
4th Feb '17 11:52:56 AM Doug86
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*** Hawkgirl's issue was more due to the fact that in the ancient past, her people worshipped EldritchAbominations like Icthultu and suffered until discovering Nth-Metal (which contain powerful anti-magic properties) and thus drove the monsters away. Besides the fact that what they worshipped were horrible beings, the fact they were able to kill them does give her some justification for not believing it. She does seem to be trying to find faith once more.

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*** Hawkgirl's issue was more due to the fact that in the ancient past, her people worshipped EldritchAbominations {{Eldritch Abomination}}s like Icthultu and suffered until discovering Nth-Metal (which contain powerful anti-magic properties) and thus drove the monsters away. Besides the fact that what they worshipped were horrible beings, the fact they were able to kill them does give her some justification for not believing it. She does seem to be trying to find faith once more.
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