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5th Aug '17 8:49:13 AM Jeduthun
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Unanswered prayers may lead to a CrisisOfFaith if the characters dwell too much on the age-old question of [[GoodRunningEvil why a good God allows evil]]. A possible answer may be that, although He's good, GodIsFlawed. It could also be that He [[SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsDestiny prefers to leave people's decisions up to them]], even though that results in TheEvilsOfFreeWill. Maybe it's just that He's working InMysteriousWays or that HelpingWouldBeKillStealing. (This is a huge discussion in RealLife theology, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we should leave it at that]].)

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Unanswered prayers may lead to a CrisisOfFaith if the characters dwell too much on the age-old question of [[GoodRunningEvil why a good God allows evil]]. A possible answer may be that, although He's good, GodIsFlawed. It could also be that He [[SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsDestiny prefers to leave people's decisions up to them]], even though that results in TheEvilsOfFreeWill. Maybe it's just that He's working InMysteriousWays or that HelpingWouldBeKillStealing. (This is a huge discussion in RealLife theology, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we should leave it at that]].)
) On the other hand, if a character is just upset that God isn't making things go well for them personally, they may be EgocentricallyReligious.
31st Jul '17 10:21:48 AM BeerBaron
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*** Of the Aedra, Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time and [[TopGod chief deity]] of the Nine Divines pantheon, is seen as wholly good by almost every race which acknowledges him. The exceptions are the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], who lack the usual concept of "time" [[LanguageEqualsThought with no tense verbs]] and "live in the now", and the Dunmer (Dark Elves), whose traditional religion considers the Aedra to be "false gods" and who have passed many of Akatosh's aspects (particularly those of being a progenitor and parental figure) on to the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Almalexia, instead.
27th Jul '17 6:50:47 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Lorkhan, the creator deity who tricked/convinced some of his fellow [[OurGodsAreDifferent et'Ada ("original spirits")]] to create Mundus, the mortal plane, is viewed as a benevolent entity by most of the races of Men. They consider creation a benevolent act which freed the pre-creation spirits from a "prison" of unchanging stasis and allows them an opportunity for [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence greater transcendence]] as a "testing ground" of the spirit. ([[OurElvesAreBetter The races of Mer (Elves)]], on the other hand, generally see Lorkhan as a malevolent entity who robbed the pre-creation spirits of their divinity and forced them into the prison of the mortal world where they experience death and suffering.
** The et'Ada who aided Lorkhan in creating Mundus would become known as the Aedra ("Our Ancestors" in [[ClassicalTongue Old Aldmeris]]). Due to being severely weakened by the act of creation, they [[HaveYouSeenMyGod rarely influence mortal affairs directly]]. They tend to be worshiped by mortals, both Men and Mer, for their contribution as the [[SaintlyChurch "Divines"]] and are mostly believed to be benevolent.
24th Jul '17 7:03:52 AM SFH
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* Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} also has The-One-Above-All, the Creator of the Multiverse, who is usually shown in the form of Creator/JackKirby when he appears.

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* Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} also has The-One-Above-All, the Creator of the Multiverse, who is usually shown in the form of Creator/JackKirby when he appears. According to [[TheWatcher Uatu]], "His only weapon... is [[ThePowerOfLove love]]."
17th Jul '17 10:33:51 AM DustSnitch
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Compare GodOfGood, which overlaps (since, in monotheistic religions, [[{{God}} He]] is this also). This is the guy that the GoodShepherd and ThePaladin work for. TheMissionary spends his time WalkingTheEarth and telling people about this trope. Compare EverybodyLovesZeus, where light and heaven-based gods not traditionally good and pure are portrayed as such in adaptation. Compare JesusWasWayCool for when The Son gets good ink specifically. Can also include God working InMysteriousWays, since if He hasn't directly shown Himself before, chances are He was working ''through'' the heroes. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, where a god justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to good in the future.

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Compare GodOfGood, which overlaps (since, in monotheistic religions, [[{{God}} He]] is this also). This is the guy that the GoodShepherd and ThePaladin work for. TheMissionary spends his time WalkingTheEarth and telling people about this trope. Compare EverybodyLovesZeus, where light and heaven-based gods not traditionally good and pure are portrayed as such in adaptation. Compare JesusWasWayCool for when The Son gets good ink specifically. Can also include God working InMysteriousWays, since if He hasn't directly shown Himself before, chances are He was working ''through'' the heroes. Contrast Compare OmniscientMoralityLicense, where a god justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew know it would lead to good in the future.
30th Jun '17 10:07:34 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' Mata Nui is the Great Spirit of the Matoran. Mata Nui created everything in the Matoran Universe(from the Rahi to the Makuta), and made the three virtues for them (unity, duty, destiny).

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' Mata Nui is the Great Spirit of the Matoran. Mata Nui created everything in the Matoran Universe(from the Rahi to the Makuta), and made the three virtues for them (unity, duty, destiny). Even when it becomes clear he's [[AGodIAmNot not really a deity]] and [[BroughtDownToNormal loses many of his powers]], he's still a NiceGuy who wants to do right by his people.
26th May '17 10:27:25 PM DustSnitch
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** The speaker in the Literature/BookOfEcclesiastes may be well aware of life's shortness, those who unjustly suffer, and the vanities of pursuing things which will be dust in the wind by the time the sun is set, but the epilogue of the book makes sure to remind readers that in spite of all this, it is truly wise to fear God's judgment and follow the commandments he has given to the Jewish people.
26th May '17 7:43:49 PM DustSnitch
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** The Literature/BookOfJob sees a righteous Jew suffer through no fault of his own, causing him to wonder why the omnipotent God let this happen. After Job discusses this with three friends, God himself appears to provide context for Job's situation. God poises a series of rhetorical questions that show the sheer scale of existence God is responsible for, from the foundation of the Earth to the nourishment of the raven. Job agrees that he clearly doesn't have a wide enough understanding of the universe [[OmniscientMoralityLicense to moralize an omniscient]], prompting God to also dare Job to take upon God's role, whether it be humbling the proud, tearing down the wicked, and [[OrderVersusChaos controlling the Leviathans or the Behemoths that bring chaos]]. Upon hearing all this, Job repents and God restores his prosperity, although not before condemning Job's friends for not speaking rightly concerning God in trying to explain Job's suffering.

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** The Literature/BookOfJob sees a righteous Jew suffer through no fault of his own, suffer, causing him to wonder why the question how a good, omnipotent God let this happen.could permit this. After Job discusses this with three friends, God himself appears to provide context for Job's situation. God poises a series of rhetorical questions that show the sheer scale of existence God is responsible for, from the foundation of the Earth to the nourishment of the raven. Job agrees that he clearly doesn't have a wide enough understanding of the universe [[OmniscientMoralityLicense to moralize an omniscient]], prompting God to also dare Job to take upon God's role, whether it be humbling the proud, tearing down the wicked, and [[OrderVersusChaos controlling the Leviathans or the Behemoths that bring chaos]]. Upon hearing all this, Job repents and God restores his prosperity, although not before condemning Job's friends for not speaking rightly concerning God in trying to explain Job's suffering.
19th May '17 1:47:12 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheBible'':

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3rd May '17 11:10:45 PM Az_Tech341
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Compare GodOfGood, which overlaps (since, in monotheistic religions, [[{{God}} He]] is this also). This is the guy that the GoodShepherd and ThePaladin work for. TheMissionary spends his time WalkingTheEarth and telling people about this trope. Compare EverybodyLovesZeus, where light and heaven-based gods not traditionally good and pure are portrayed as such in adaptation. Compare JesusWasWayCool for when The Son gets good ink specifically. Can also include God working InMysteriousWays, since if He hasn't directly shown Himself before, chances are He was working ''through'' the heroes. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to good in the future.

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Compare GodOfGood, which overlaps (since, in monotheistic religions, [[{{God}} He]] is this also). This is the guy that the GoodShepherd and ThePaladin work for. TheMissionary spends his time WalkingTheEarth and telling people about this trope. Compare EverybodyLovesZeus, where light and heaven-based gods not traditionally good and pure are portrayed as such in adaptation. Compare JesusWasWayCool for when The Son gets good ink specifically. Can also include God working InMysteriousWays, since if He hasn't directly shown Himself before, chances are He was working ''through'' the heroes. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when where a god justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to good in the future.
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