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10th Dec '15 11:36:22 AM danime91
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*** The fact that it's Metatron who says this already brings into question how much research was put into writing Dogma, since apocryphally, Metatron is Enoch, a ''descendant'' of Adam.
14th Oct '15 9:52:02 AM ChaoticNovelist
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God may later claim that it was just a GambitRoulette justified by their OmniscientMoralityLicense, and that ObfuscatingStupidity is all part of their master plan... but unless the ending explodes in a hail of [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's gunfire]], especially if accompanied by a prearranged divine AssPull of divine might, that explanation just never seems very convincing, somehow. As a rule of thumb, if a person can, in retrospect, work out how the plan was set up in advance, and some previously arranged coincidences unravel into karmically appropriate boons before the end, it was probably a divine {{plan}}. Otherwise, it's probably just bumbling. Essentially, applying the HanlonsRazor approach to GodIsEvil.
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God may later claim that it was just a GambitRoulette justified by their OmniscientMoralityLicense, and that ObfuscatingStupidity is all part of their master plan... but unless the ending explodes in a hail of [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's gunfire]], especially if accompanied by a prearranged divine AssPull of divine might, that explanation just never seems very convincing, somehow.convincing. As a rule of thumb, if a person can, in retrospect, work out how the plan was set up in advance, and some previously arranged coincidences unravel into karmically appropriate boons before the end, it was probably a divine {{plan}}. Otherwise, it's probably just bumbling. Essentially, applying the HanlonsRazor approach to GodIsEvil. GodIsEvil. In other words, GodIsGood but incompetent.

* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Believe it or not]], there is a {{Manga/Doraemon}} [[TheMovie feature film]] where Nobita plays God, as in there is a gadget that creates world starting from the big bang, which is intended for research. It turns out that Nobita is not very good in his God-job, and the human-equivalent of his cosmos live distressing life. [[spoiler:Just as things are about to go out out of hands, it's revealed that ''Nobita's'' own cosmos is [[RecursiveReality also a research project]] by a God-like entity, and the entity offer Nobita a win-win solution for everyone]]. [[CosmicHorrorStory The implications make for a sleepless night, or seven]].
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* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Believe it or not]], there is a {{Manga/Doraemon}} {{Manga/Doraemon}}: [[TheMovie The feature film]] has a plot where Nobita plays God, as in there is a gadget that creates world starting from the big bang, which is intended for research. It turns out that Nobita is not very good in his God-job, and the human-equivalent of his cosmos live distressing life. [[spoiler:Just as things are about to go out out of hands, it's revealed that ''Nobita's'' own cosmos is [[RecursiveReality also a research project]] by a God-like entity, and the entity offer Nobita a win-win solution for everyone]]. [[CosmicHorrorStory The implications make for a sleepless night, or seven]].
13th Aug '15 12:46:53 AM narm00
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[[folder: Web Original ]] * ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'''s filing system, in combination with its CelestialBureaucracy, has at times been viewed as this. ** Then agians seeingf as the titular Misfile lead to one of the lead's life improving and the save the others life, (she would have been killed if she hadn't lost two years of her life), this might be a case of InMysteriousWays. * ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': The first attempt to create a universe was so spoiled by the arguments of the gods that they ended up creating [[ContinuitySnarl the Snarl]], which killed the Greco-Roman pantheon before they managed to lock it down. The lock? The ''second'' attempt at the universe. Said universe is an AnachronismStew because, to avoid creating another Snarl, the gods decided to take turns unilaterally adding design elements. The idea is based off Rich Burlew's whinings about D&D cosmology. -->'''South God:''' OK, my turn? Ninjas.\\ '''North God:''' What? Hey, we all agreed on this medieval knights-and-wizards theme!\\ '''South God:''' So? It's my turn, my choice, I say: NINJA!\\ '''North God:''' …Fine. * ''WebVideo/MrDeity'' is frequently called out for allowing bad things that he could easily have stopped, using needlessly overcomplicated schemes for no good reason, or not thinking his plans through. He generally has some kind of non-sequitur reason why this is for the best, but none of the other characters believe him. [[/folder]]

** On the other hand, the Creator was actually thoughtful enough to clean up after himself-while he couldn't destroy the Qlippoth, he created a [[SealedEvilInACan "prison realm"]], the Abyss, to seal them and other Bad Things in. What's more, it's also a barrier between his realm and the rest of the [[LayeredWorld Four Worlds]], thus prevented all but the most wise and powerful from managing to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
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** On the other hand, the Creator was actually thoughtful enough to clean up after himself-while he couldn't destroy the Qlippoth, he created a [[SealedEvilInACan "prison realm"]], the Abyss, to seal them and other Bad Things in. What's more, it's also a barrier between his realm and the rest of the [[LayeredWorld Four Worlds]], thus prevented preventing all but the most wise and powerful from managing to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.

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[[folder: Web Original ]] * ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'''s filing system, in combination with its CelestialBureaucracy, has at times been viewed as this. ** On Then again, seeing as the titular Misfile lead to one of the protagonists' life improving and the other's life being saved (she would have been killed if she hadn't lost two years of her life), this might be a case of InMysteriousWays. * ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': The first attempt to create a universe was so spoiled by the arguments of the gods that they ended up creating [[ContinuitySnarl the Snarl]], which killed the Greco-Roman pantheon before they managed to lock it down. The lock? The ''second'' attempt at the universe. Said universe is an AnachronismStew because, to avoid creating another Snarl, the gods decided to take turns unilaterally adding design elements. The idea is based off Rich Burlew's whinings about D&D cosmology. -->'''South God:''' OK, my turn? Ninjas.\\ '''North God:''' What? Hey, we all agreed on this medieval knights-and-wizards theme!\\ '''South God:''' So? It's my turn, my choice, I say: NINJA!\\ '''North God:''' …Fine. * ''WebVideo/MrDeity'' is frequently called out for allowing bad things that he could easily have stopped, using needlessly overcomplicated schemes for no good reason, or not thinking his plans through. He generally has some kind of non-sequitur reason why this is for the best, but none of the other hand, the Creator was actually thoughtful enough to clean up after himself-while he couldn't destroy the Qlippoth, he created a [[SealedEvilInACan "prison realm"]], the Abyss, to seal them and other Bad Things in. What's more, it's also a barrier between his realm and the rest of the [[LayeredWorld Four Worlds]], thus prevented all but the most wise and powerful from managing to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.characters believe him. [[/folder]]
26th Jul '15 6:11:16 AM FKJ10
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* Creator/TomHolt's ''HereComesTheSun'' features a CelestialBureaucracy and a very hands-off God, and says that the world went wrong very early on due to the incompetence of one of the bureaucracy's employees. The heroine thinks she could have done better, and gets a chance to prove it.
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* Creator/TomHolt's ''HereComesTheSun'' ''Here Comes The Sun'' features a CelestialBureaucracy and a very hands-off God, and says that the world went wrong very early on due to the incompetence of one of the bureaucracy's employees. The heroine thinks she could have done better, and gets a chance to prove it.
22nd Jun '15 8:05:32 PM FordPrefect
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** The Abrahamic God appears to be closer to this at times in Literature/TheBible, especially in early writings. After all, the Garden of Eden had been around for all of about five minutes before Adam and Eve screwed it up. You'd have thought that maybe God could have fenced off the original ForbiddenFruit, or taken at least the most basic precaution to ensure that his newest creation [[FridgeLogic (Who didn't know the difference between right and wrong)]] wouldn't take the one action that would ruin everything.
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** The Abrahamic God appears to be closer to this at times in Literature/TheBible, especially in early writings. After all, the Garden of Eden had been around for all of about five minutes before Adam and Eve screwed it up. You'd have thought that maybe God could have fenced off the original ForbiddenFruit, or taken at least the most basic precaution to ensure that his newest creation [[FridgeLogic (Who (who didn't know the difference between right and wrong)]] wouldn't take the one action that would ruin everything.
31st May '15 1:22:14 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' points out straight away how inept God is, pointing out that the Guide has outsold such tomes as "Where God Went Wrong," "Some More Of God's Greatest Mistakes," and "Who Is This God Person Anyway?" (all written by Oolon Colluphid, who went on to write "Well, That About Wraps It Up For God" after He disappears upon finding out that the Babel Fish's existence has canceled Him out).
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* ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' points out straight away how inept God is, pointing out that the Guide has outsold such tomes as "Where God Went Wrong," "Some More Of God's Greatest Mistakes," and "Who Is This God Person Anyway?" (all written by Oolon Colluphid, who went on to write "Well, That About Wraps It Up For God" after He disappears upon finding out that the Babel Fish's existence has canceled Him out).
21st May '15 7:11:02 AM justanid
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* ''{{World Tree RPG}}'': The Khytsoyis. "I lost track of time, so I'm going to grab up a violent monster I was designing, one that was actually designed to work as a duo with another monster in fact, and make it my Designated Player Character Race!" One of the other gods in the setting took time out to help said god create another PC race which was more appropriate, but they didn't undo the original issue. * ''{{GURPS}} Cabal''. Before the Creation, God made a "first draft" of the universe as a test. He then destroyed it and remade it as the universe we know today. The [[EldritchAbomination Qlippoth]] are the remaining fragments of the 1st Creation. Their intent is to remake the universe over in their diseased, broken, toxic image.
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* ''{{World ''TabletopGame/{{World Tree RPG}}'': The Khytsoyis. "I lost track of time, so I'm going to grab up a violent monster I was designing, one that was actually designed to work as a duo with another monster in fact, and make it my Designated Player Character Race!" One of the other gods in the setting took time out to help said god create another PC race which was more appropriate, but they didn't undo the original issue. * ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Cabal''. Before the Creation, God made a "first draft" of the universe as a test. He then destroyed it and remade it as the universe we know today. The [[EldritchAbomination Qlippoth]] are the remaining fragments of the 1st Creation. Their intent is to remake the universe over in their diseased, broken, toxic image.

* The rearrangement of the {{Ravenloft}} Core as a result of the Grand Conjunction may have been damage-control on the part of the Dark Powers, who'd belatedly realized that neither the Nightmare Lands nor Bluetspur really belonged in a Cluster of human-inhabited, comparatively mundane domains. It certainly was this, for the game designers.
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* The rearrangement of the {{Ravenloft}} ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' Core as a result of the Grand Conjunction may have been damage-control on the part of the Dark Powers, who'd belatedly realized that neither the Nightmare Lands nor Bluetspur really belonged in a Cluster of human-inhabited, comparatively mundane domains. It certainly was this, for the game designers.
3rd May '15 10:39:58 PM nombretomado
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18th Mar '15 1:43:02 PM eroock
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3rd Feb '15 3:41:33 AM Ccook1956
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* ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' points out straight away how inept God is, pointing out books that the Guide has outsold such tomes as "Where God Went Wrong," "Some More Of God's Greatest Mistakes," and "Who Is This God Person Anyway?" (all written by Oolon Colluphid, who went on to write "Well, That About Wraps It Up For God" after He disappears upon finding out that the Babel Fish's existence has canceled Him out).
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* ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' points out straight away how inept God is, pointing out books that the Guide has outsold such tomes as "Where God Went Wrong," "Some More Of God's Greatest Mistakes," and "Who Is This God Person Anyway?" (all written by Oolon Colluphid, who went on to write "Well, That About Wraps It Up For God" after He disappears upon finding out that the Babel Fish's existence has canceled Him out).
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