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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.
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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.
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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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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's 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 a god's god justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to good in the future.
3rd May '17 7:14:25 PM DustSnitch
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** ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Tolkien stated in a letter that the main characters are [[BigBad Sauron]], the titular lord of the rings and the one who started the war, and God. The story is about how God, known as Eru Ilúvatar, defeats Sauron through His servants (i.e., Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, etc.) and in one miraculous case, causing the ledge of Mount Doom to crumble so that Gollum and the One Ring fell into the fire, ensuring that the dark power of Sauron was destroyed forever and peace could return to Middle-Earth.

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** ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Tolkien stated in a letter that the main characters are [[BigBad Sauron]], the titular lord of the rings and the one who started the war, and God. The story is about how God, known as Eru Ilúvatar, defeats Sauron through His servants (i.e., Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, etc.) and in one miraculous case, causing the ledge of Mount Doom to crumble so that Gollum and the One Ring fell into the fire, ensuring that the dark power of Sauron was destroyed forever and peace could return to Middle-Earth.
3rd May '17 7:13:22 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': The power of Morgoth gets so out of control in the first age elves, humans and dwarves have no choice but to plead before the Valar for their aid. They get it. Plus, in the Tolkien Apocalypse, Jesus/St. Michael stand-in Manwë gets medieval with Morgoth and his resurrected servants at Dagor Dagorlad.
** Tolkien stated in a letter that the main characters of Literature/TheLordOfTheRings are [[BigBad Sauron]] and God. The story is about how God defeats Sauron through His servants (ie, Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, etc.).
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': While the heroism of the main characters is not in vain, in the final book they fail to defeat the Calormenes and Narnia is destroyed. Aslan steps in when they fail, vanquishes the evil from Narnia and restores the world.
* ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy''. While the Oyarsa may be considered the agents of God on Earth, humans, specifically Ransom, is chosen to be the agent of God on Venus to save it from its own fall into darkness. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Then he]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beats up Satan]].

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''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': The power of Morgoth gets so out of control in the first age elves, humans and dwarves have no choice but to plead before the Valar for their aid. They get it. Plus, in the Tolkien Apocalypse, Jesus/St. Michael stand-in Manwë gets medieval with Morgoth and his resurrected servants at Dagor Dagorlad.
** ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Tolkien stated in a letter that the main characters of Literature/TheLordOfTheRings are [[BigBad Sauron]] Sauron]], the titular lord of the rings and the one who started the war, and God. The story is about how God God, known as Eru Ilúvatar, defeats Sauron through His servants (ie, (i.e., Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, etc.).
) and in one miraculous case, causing the ledge of Mount Doom to crumble so that Gollum and the One Ring fell into the fire, ensuring that the dark power of Sauron was destroyed forever and peace could return to Middle-Earth.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': While the heroism of the main characters is not in vain, in the final book they fail to defeat the Calormenes and Narnia is destroyed. Aslan steps in when they fail, vanquishes the evil from Narnia Narnia, and restores the world.
* ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy''. While the Oyarsa may be considered the agents of God on Earth, humans, specifically Ransom, is chosen to be the agent of God on Venus to save it from its own fall into darkness. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Then he]] he [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beats up Satan]].
3rd May '17 6:55:01 PM DustSnitch
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Our hero is in the direst circumstance imaginable. The BigBad is triumphant, The heroes are in a [[HeroicBSOD BSOD]], in a few seconds there will be an EarthShatteringKaboom. Then something unexpected happens, The heroes call out to {{God}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} Vishnu]], [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Ilúvatar]], [[{{Zoroastrianism}} Ahura Mazda]], [[Film/BruceAlmighty Morgan Freeman]] or [[Series/TheColbertReport Stevie Wonder]] for help... and their prayers are answered.

The man upstairs is a pretty cool guy. He wants people to be happy and for good to triumph over evil, and isn't afraid of anything. His power is not based on [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly people liking him]] or a hidden {{plan}} to extract the tears of mortals. If God permits evil, it is because He respects people enough to let them make their own mistakes, and deal with the consequences of their actions, rather than [[ForTheEvulz evil for the LULZ]]. If a hero is pious and noble, repentant if it concerns an anti hero, or if the evil cannot be contained by mortal agents, sometimes divine intervention actually happens, no strings attached. Can also include God working InMysteriousWays. After all, if God hasn't directly shown Himself before, chances are He was working ''through'' the heroes.

This may or may not be a DeusExMachina depending upon whether God, or agents of God, finish the villains themselves. If they do ''not'' end the battle themselves, they ''will'' provide the supernatural power-ups, HolyHandGrenade or InfinityPlusOneSword to the hero in order to save the day. This is the opposite of HaveYouSeenMyGod, and tends to go hand-in-hand with LightIsGood.

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Our hero is in the direst circumstance imaginable. The BigBad is triumphant, The heroes are in a [[HeroicBSOD BSOD]], in a few seconds there will be an EarthShatteringKaboom. Then something unexpected happens, The heroes call out to {{God}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} Vishnu]], [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Ilúvatar]], [[{{Zoroastrianism}} Ahura Mazda]], [[Film/BruceAlmighty Morgan Freeman]] or [[Series/TheColbertReport Stevie Wonder]] for help... and their prayers are answered.

[[{{God}} The man upstairs upstairs]] is a pretty cool guy. guy.

He wants people to be happy and for good to triumph over evil, and isn't afraid of anything. His power is not based on [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly people liking him]] or a hidden {{plan}} to extract the tears of mortals. If God permits evil, it is because He respects people enough to let them make their own mistakes, and deal with the consequences of their actions, rather than [[ForTheEvulz evil for the LULZ]]. If a hero is pious and noble, repentant if it concerns an anti hero, or if the evil cannot be contained by mortal agents, sometimes divine intervention actually happens, no strings attached. Can also include God working InMysteriousWays. After all, if God hasn't directly shown Himself before, chances are He was working ''through'' the heroes.\n\n

This may or may not be result in a DeusExMachina depending upon whether God, or agents of God, finish the villains themselves.themselves and whether they're established characters or not. If they do ''not'' end the battle themselves, they ''will'' provide the supernatural power-ups, HolyHandGrenade or InfinityPlusOneSword to the hero in order to save the day. This is the opposite of HaveYouSeenMyGod, and tends to go hand-in-hand with LightIsGood.



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.

Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to good in the future. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether God is good, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.

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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. \n\n 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's justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to good in the future.

Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to good in the future. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether God is good, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.
3rd May '17 6:44:27 PM DustSnitch
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Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's claim to be good is based merely on being [[TheOmnipotent all-powerful]]. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether God is good, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.

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Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's claim justifies seemingly unethical actions by revealing their incredible knowledge let them knew it would lead to be good is based merely on being [[TheOmnipotent all-powerful]].in the future. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether God is good, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.
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* Did you know Literature/TheBible has a pro-God bias? Well, prepare to be ''shocked'':
** In the Literature/BookOfGenesis, God made the universe, and it was good. Plus, he gave Cain a mark to keep people from killing him, which was appreciated.
** The Literature/BookOfExodus sees God offer the stuttering, exiled Moses the chance to free his Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. Even after these same Hebrews abandon God and worship a golden statue in return, God still guides the Hebrew people and provides them with bread and water as they travel through the desert to the land God promised them.

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* Did you know Literature/TheBible has a pro-God bias? Well, prepare to be ''shocked'':
''Literature/TheBible'':
** In the Literature/BookOfGenesis, God made makes the universe, and it was says that it's good. Plus, he gave He also gives Cain - the first murderer - a mark to keep people from killing him, which was appreciated.
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** The Literature/BookOfExodus sees God offer the stuttering, exiled Moses the chance to free his Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. Even after these same Hebrews abandon God and worship a golden statue in return, God still guides the Hebrew people and provides them with bread and water as they travel through the desert to the land God promised them.
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