History Main / GodIsEvil

14th Feb '17 7:02:22 PM ElSquibbonator
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In settings that take the controversial stance of God being evil, it is not uncommon for [[SatanIsGood his infernal opposite to be good]]. Or for his [[{{Jesus}} son]] to be [[JesusWasWayCool way cool]]. This [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks isn't strictly necessary]], however, especially in darker {{Crapsack World}}s whose authors take a [[BlackAndGreyMorality more humanistic and/or existential stance on things]].

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In settings that take the controversial stance of God being evil, it is not uncommon for [[SatanIsGood his infernal opposite to be good]]. Or for his [[{{Jesus}} son]] to be [[JesusWasWayCool way cool]]. Other times, Satan may simply be TheStarscream. This [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks isn't strictly necessary]], however, especially in darker {{Crapsack World}}s whose authors take a [[BlackAndGreyMorality more humanistic and/or existential stance on things]].
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7th Feb '17 2:22:26 AM MagBas
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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The few times God has appeared in show, he's been portrayed as a decent guy. [[KingOfAllCosmos A hippo-monkey-cat who's a practicing Buddhist]], but a nice guy. ''Mostly'' averted because of his long-time practice of only letting Mormons into Heaven... which meant everyone else went to Hell. Including Buddhists. The first idea (God being Buddhist) is probably a spoof of a real life concept in Buddhism that according to some scriptures [[http://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebdha068.htm God himself recognized Buddha’s superiority]][[note]]Or more exactly, Mahabrahma, the King of Devas, considered by many Buddhists the inspiration of the God from the monotheistic religions[[/note]] which [[ShownTheirWork Shows Their Work]]. The second idea of only letting Mormons enter heaven is [[TakeThat mocking the believe]] that some real life fundamentalist churches have that only members of their specific group would enter heaven no matter what behavior good or bad non-members may have. On the other hand Hell is a pretty decent place for most people (only serious evildoers get actually tortured), while Heaven is so dull that only the Mormons can enjoy it. Even serious evildoers often are able to do rather well in Hell. Saddam Hussein managed to romance Satan himself (who turns out to be not too bad a guy after all, and certainly not deserving of what happens to him) and parlay being Satan's BastardBoyfriend into ''taking over hell and using it to invade Earth''.
** Though there was the episode where Stan asked Chef about God (because Kenny was dying... again) and their conversation went like this:

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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The few times God has appeared in show, he's been portrayed as a decent guy. [[KingOfAllCosmos A hippo-monkey-cat who's a practicing Buddhist]], but a nice guy. ''Mostly'' averted because of his long-time practice of only letting Mormons into Heaven... which meant everyone else went to Hell. Including Buddhists. The first idea (God being Buddhist) is probably a spoof of a real life concept in Buddhism that according to some scriptures [[http://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebdha068.htm God himself recognized Buddha’s superiority]][[note]]Or more exactly, Mahabrahma, the King of Devas, considered by many Buddhists the inspiration of the God from the monotheistic religions[[/note]] which [[ShownTheirWork Shows Their Work]]. The second idea of only letting Mormons enter heaven is [[TakeThat mocking the believe]] that some real life fundamentalist churches have that only members of their specific group would enter heaven no matter what behavior good or bad non-members may have. On the other hand Hell is a pretty decent place for most people (only serious evildoers get actually tortured), while Heaven is so dull that only the Mormons can enjoy it. Even serious evildoers often are able to do rather well in Hell. Saddam Hussein managed to romance Satan himself (who turns out to be not too bad a guy after all, and certainly not deserving of what happens to him) and parlay being Satan's BastardBoyfriend into ''taking over hell and using it to invade Earth''.
** Though there
There was the episode where Stan asked Chef about God (because Kenny was dying... again) and their conversation went like this:
6th Feb '17 10:52:17 PM Luppercus
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* Zigzgead in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':

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* Zigzgead Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
6th Feb '17 10:49:05 PM Luppercus
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* Averted by ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': the few times God has appeared in show, he's been portrayed as a decent guy. [[KingOfAllCosmos A hippo-monkey-cat who's a practicing Buddhist for some reason]], but a nice guy. ''Mostly'' averted because of his long-time practice of only letting Mormons into Heaven... which meant everyone else went to Hell. Including Buddhists. [[FridgeLogic Even though God himself is a Buddhist]]. South Park is ''weird''.
** This is probably based in the fact that, in real life, Buddhist scriptures establish that [[http://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebdha068.htm God himself recognized Buddha’s superiority]].
** Remember that in ''South Park'', Hell is a pretty decent place for most people (only serious evildoers get actually tortured), while Heaven is so dull that only the Mormons can enjoy it. Even serious evildoers often are able to do rather well in Hell. Saddam Hussein managed to romance Satan himself (who turns out to be not too bad a guy after all, and certainly not deserving of what happens to him) and parlay being Satan's BastardBoyfriend into ''taking over hell and using it to invade Earth''.

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* Averted by ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': the Zigzgead in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
**The
few times God has appeared in show, he's been portrayed as a decent guy. [[KingOfAllCosmos A hippo-monkey-cat who's a practicing Buddhist for some reason]], Buddhist]], but a nice guy. ''Mostly'' averted because of his long-time practice of only letting Mormons into Heaven... which meant everyone else went to Hell. Including Buddhists. [[FridgeLogic Even though God himself is a Buddhist]]. South Park is ''weird''.
** This
The first idea (God being Buddhist) is probably based in the fact that, in a spoof of a real life, Buddhist life concept in Buddhism that according to some scriptures establish that [[http://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebdha068.htm God himself recognized Buddha’s superiority]].
** Remember
superiority]][[note]]Or more exactly, Mahabrahma, the King of Devas, considered by many Buddhists the inspiration of the God from the monotheistic religions[[/note]] which [[ShownTheirWork Shows Their Work]]. The second idea of only letting Mormons enter heaven is [[TakeThat mocking the believe]] that in ''South Park'', some real life fundamentalist churches have that only members of their specific group would enter heaven no matter what behavior good or bad non-members may have. On the other hand Hell is a pretty decent place for most people (only serious evildoers get actually tortured), while Heaven is so dull that only the Mormons can enjoy it. Even serious evildoers often are able to do rather well in Hell. Saddam Hussein managed to romance Satan himself (who turns out to be not too bad a guy after all, and certainly not deserving of what happens to him) and parlay being Satan's BastardBoyfriend into ''taking over hell and using it to invade Earth''.


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30th Jan '17 9:51:08 PM Luppercus
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* The Architect in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/TheMatrixRevolution'': Not only is called "The Architect" (the name that Freemasons use for God), he sits in a throne, watching everything that happens in his realm and is an old man with a white beard and a deep voice. Clearly an allusion. He's also incapable of empathy (he creates the program Oracle for that) and feels no love at all for the humans. He might not be the creator of the humans or the universe outside the Matrix, but is a very similar concept of God that certain religions have like the Demiurge in Gnosticism or the role of Brahma in Buddhism.

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* The Architect in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/TheMatrixRevolution'': ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'': Not only is called "The Architect" (the name that Freemasons use for God), he sits in a throne, watching everything that happens in his realm and is an old man with a white beard and a deep voice. Clearly an allusion. He's also incapable of empathy (he creates the program Oracle for that) and feels no love at all for the humans. He might not be the creator of the humans or the universe outside the Matrix, but is a very similar concept of God that certain religions have like the Demiurge in Gnosticism or the role of Brahma in Buddhism.
30th Jan '17 9:50:30 PM Luppercus
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* The Architect in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/TheMatrixRevolution'': Not only is called "The Architect" (the name that Freemasons use for God), he sits in a throne, watching everything that happens in his realm and is an old man with a white beard and a deep voice. Clearly an allusion. He's also incapable of empathy (he creates the program Oracle for that) and feels no love at all for the humans. He might not be the creator of the humans or the universe outside the Matrix, but is a very similar concepto of God that certain religions have like the Demiurge in Gnosticism or the role of Brahma in Buddhism.

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* The Architect in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/TheMatrixRevolution'': Not only is called "The Architect" (the name that Freemasons use for God), he sits in a throne, watching everything that happens in his realm and is an old man with a white beard and a deep voice. Clearly an allusion. He's also incapable of empathy (he creates the program Oracle for that) and feels no love at all for the humans. He might not be the creator of the humans or the universe outside the Matrix, but is a very similar concepto concept of God that certain religions have like the Demiurge in Gnosticism or the role of Brahma in Buddhism.
30th Jan '17 9:50:07 PM Luppercus
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* The Architect in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/TheMatrixRevolution'': Not only is called "The Architect" (the name that Freemasons use for God), he sits in a throne, watching everything that happens in his realm and is an old man with a white beard and a deep voice. Clearly an allusion. He's also incapable of empathy (he creates the program Oracle for that) and feels no love at all for the humans. He might not be the creator of the humans or the universe outside the Matrix, but is a very similar concepto of God that certain religions have like the Demiurge in Gnosticism or the role of Brahma in Buddhism.
23rd Jan '17 1:08:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The perceived viewpoint of Jesus and God within [[LaResistance The Other Light faction]] in the LeftBehind book ''Kingdom Come'', who believes that God Is Evil because He won't let "naturals" in the Millennial Kingdom [[DeathsHourglass live past 100 years of age]] as unbelievers, and end up passing their teachings to the next generation of converts so that the generations that does get to [[FinalBattle confront God and Jesus at the end of the Millennium]] will be "assured victory" when [[SealedEvilInACan Satan is released]]. [[CurbStompBattle Unfortunately for them,]] [[YouCantFightFate it didn't go as they hoped.]]

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* The perceived viewpoint of Jesus and God within [[LaResistance The Other Light faction]] in the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind book ''Kingdom Come'', who believes that God Is Evil because He won't let "naturals" in the Millennial Kingdom [[DeathsHourglass live past 100 years of age]] as unbelievers, and end up passing their teachings to the next generation of converts so that the generations that does get to [[FinalBattle confront God and Jesus at the end of the Millennium]] will be "assured victory" when [[SealedEvilInACan Satan is released]]. [[CurbStompBattle Unfortunately for them,]] [[YouCantFightFate it didn't go as they hoped.]]
22nd Jan '17 7:52:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* O'ne the Creator in ''Comicbook/TheGreatPowerofChninkel''. The Almighty Creator is willing to annihilate an entire planet and its life but not willing to just kill the three warring immortals Itself. [[spoiler: O'ne actually ''does'' kill almost all life (save a few tawals living underground) by raining fire on the planet's surface. The reason? The heretic king N'om [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech called It out on Its dickery]] and how everything was a conspiracy to make everyone worship It for all eternity. Though at the very least he kept his promise not to destroy Darr.]]

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* O'ne the Creator in ''Comicbook/TheGreatPowerofChninkel''.''Comicbook/TheGreatPowerOfChninkel''. The Almighty Creator is willing to annihilate an entire planet and its life but not willing to just kill the three warring immortals Itself. [[spoiler: O'ne actually ''does'' kill almost all life (save a few tawals living underground) by raining fire on the planet's surface. The reason? The heretic king N'om [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech called It out on Its dickery]] and how everything was a conspiracy to make everyone worship It for all eternity. Though at the very least he kept his promise not to destroy Darr.]]
13th Jan '17 9:42:53 AM dragonfire5000
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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has the DLC episode "Ancient One of the Sun" which pits the protagonist against the Ancient of Days, one of God's Names. The Ancient of Days has arrived to kill off all the inhabitants of [[spoiler:Blasted Tokyo]], effectively committing genocide so that "God's Chosen" can inherit the Earth. Of course, without the DLC episodes it is '''actually ambiguous about if God is evil or not''', at least as far as [[spoiler:Normal Tokyo]] is concerned and God's plan got derailed completely at [[spoiler:Infernal Tokyo]] due to [[spoiler:Kenji killing off the angels before [[DeusExNukina God's Wrath]] could be unleashed.]]

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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has the DLC episode "Ancient One of the Sun" which pits the protagonist against the Ancient of Days, one of God's Names. The Ancient of Days has arrived to kill off all the inhabitants of [[spoiler:Blasted Tokyo]], effectively committing genocide so that "God's Chosen" can inherit the Earth. Of course, without the DLC episodes it is '''actually actually ambiguous about if God is evil or not''', not, at least as far as [[spoiler:Normal Tokyo]] is concerned and God's plan got derailed completely at [[spoiler:Infernal Tokyo]] due to [[spoiler:Kenji killing off the angels before [[DeusExNukina God's Wrath]] could be unleashed.]]
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