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14th Jul '16 6:37:55 PM Fireblood
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* The main character of ''The Reaping'' is a college professor that travels the world debunking supposed miracles. However, it is eventually revealed she was a former minister who lost her faith when, while doing missionary work in Sudan, the locals blamed her preaching for a year-long drought and sacrificed her husband and daughter to their deity. At the end of the movie, the day is apparently saved and she regains her faith. [[spoiler:[[DiabolusExMachina only to realize that earlier in the film she was drugged and raped by the BigBad and is now pregnant with the Antichrist]].]]

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* The main character of ''The Reaping'' is a college professor that travels the world debunking supposed miracles. However, it is eventually revealed she was a former minister who lost her faith when, while doing missionary work in Sudan, the locals blamed her preaching for a year-long drought and sacrificed her husband and daughter to their deity. At the end of the movie, the day is apparently saved and she regains her faith. faith [[spoiler:[[DiabolusExMachina only to realize that earlier in the film she was drugged and raped by the BigBad and is now pregnant with the Antichrist]].]]


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* White in ''Film/TheSunsetLimited'' is a depressed, suicidal atheist who thinks life is meaningless due to it ending in death. He hates people generally and religion in particular.
12th Jul '16 4:59:42 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', the Klingons USED to believe gods existed. [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Ancient Klingon warriors slew them in battle centuries ago.]] [[DeadpanSnarker They were more trouble than they were worth.]]
12th Jul '16 4:58:41 PM Fireblood
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* Averted in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' with the Professor who is one of the kindest characters in the series and is only in Hell because he is an atheist - he points out that he's hardly his fault for not believing in God if He refused to openly prove his existence, but God is shown to love blind faith. The Professor's wife is very much the same. PlayedForLaughs as both TheBuddha and Nietzsche are in Hell too.

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* Averted in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' with the Professor who is one of the kindest characters in the series and is only in Hell because he is an atheist - he points out that he's hardly his fault for not believing in God if He refused to openly prove his existence, but God is shown to love blind faith. The Professor's wife is very much the same. PlayedForLaughs as both TheBuddha [[UsefulNotes/Buddhism the Buddha]] and Nietzsche [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsch Nietzsche]] are in Hell too.
12th Jul '16 4:56:53 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/SleeperCell'': Bob, Farik's interrogator in Season 2, is a mild example (assuming his story is true and not an interrogation tactic to shake Farik). Raised a devout Christian as a child, Bob died for twenty minutes after a drowning accident and saw no afterlife. After that experience, he became an atheist. Farik is not swayed in the least by hearing this.
7th Jul '16 6:56:00 PM Discar
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** [[InAWorld In a game]] where the only religion is a clear parallel to the ChurchOfHappyology, the atheists will be the sane ones pretty much by default. It's heavily implied to be a case of OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions for the majority of the human race.

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** [[InAWorld In a game]] game where the only religion is a clear parallel to the ChurchOfHappyology, the atheists will be the sane ones pretty much by default. It's heavily implied to be a case of OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions for the majority of the human race.
21st Jun '16 11:46:45 AM WanderingBrowser
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* Played all over the place in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series. The Templars (the villains) were originally formed during the Crusades when ten people found a Piece of Eden, a LostTechnology arti

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* Played all over the place in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series. The Templars (the villains) were originally formed during the Crusades when ten people found a Piece of Eden, a LostTechnology artiartifact that contained virtually limitless knowledge, and could also produce illusions and control minds. The Templars came to the conclusion that all the supposed miracles of history were merely charlatans using these artifacts, and decided to conquer the world under the theory that there was no God, no divine plan, and no afterlife. Their enemies, the Assassins, are also implied to be atheists for similar reasons, their [[BadassCreed creed]] being "Nothing is true, everything is permitted." But while the Templars use this to mean "If nothing is true, then we are permitted to do whatever we wish," the Assassins use it as "There are no limits, so anything is possible." And finally, it's implied that they're ''right'', and there really is no God or miracles.
* Academician Prokhor Zakharov, the leader of the University of Planet in ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', has many of the stereotypical straw atheist traits detailed on this page. Zakharov and the University believe that humanity's greatest chance for survival lies in the constant pursuit of scientific advancement even if it's for it's own sake, and also is very vocal in his condemnation of religion, spirituality and even conventional morality as hindrances to scientific progress. He won't even allow [[SarcasmMode such silly things as "informed consent" and "human rights" to get in the way of a good live vivisection]].
-->''"Man's unfailing capacity to believe what he prefers to be true rather than what the evidence shows to be likely and possible has always astounded me. We long for a caring Universe which will save us from our childish mistakes, and in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary we will pin all our hopes on the slimmest of doubts. God has not been proven not to exist, therefore he must exist."''
* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', Samatar Jama Barre is an aversion. While he's not religious, and he has a very low opinion of religious figures, he fully supports his brother when he hears that he's visiting the mosque again. He's also probably the [[NiceGuy nicest]] of the faction leaders, as well as the most tolerant.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Materialists sounds like this when condescending Spiritualists, and Erudite Explorers talk this way to anyone they dislike, ''especially'' if they're Spiritualist.
-->''"You invented your faith to fill empty minds. Your people will never feel the true euphoria of an enlightened intellect."''

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* Lexx in ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' refuses to believe that a caring and just god would allow anyone to have his crappy life (orphaned, forced to play a game where losing means death or enslavement). Which is a problem for Chel, who's a Baptist.
* Danny of ''Webcomic/OtherPeoplesBusiness'' fills up the criteria of cynical disposition and crappy life, and even equates atheism to a disillusioned christian.
* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the bartender in ''Webcomic/JesusAndMo'', who's an AuthorAvatar and depicted positively, in contrast to the eponymous duo's backwards, stupid ways.
* Joel in ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' is an open atheist who hates religion, going so far as to say it "Suppresses free will and punishes scientific progress" among other things. Whether Immelmann shares Joel's views on religion or not or if it's simply a part of the story is best kept hidden to prevent FlameBait. Technically Joel is listed as Spiritual/Satanic on the cast page, but he does share many traits with a Hollywood atheist (hating religion, [[spoiler: a dead sister, a highly religious abusive father.]]).
* The Tiger Barb from ''95 Gallons'' proves to be one during the Christmas storyline; somewhat amusing, given that he's generally a {{Satan}} analogue.
* Penelope from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' was raised by fundamentalist parents, which left her with such a hatred of religion that she nearly broke up with her boyfriend for believing in the soul - not ''God'', mind you, much less the Christian God, just the ''soul''.
* Similarly, Leslie from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' was also raised by devout Christians who ended up disowning her when she came out as gay. She was left with such a hatred of religion that she almost beats up Historical Jesus due to his "cult" ruining her life despite it being repeatedly pointed out to her that there is next to no similarity between HJ and the white caricature bandied about by the American religious right.
* Penny from ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'' was revealed as the CynicismCatalyst flavor in the aftermath of her telling off a slick backed Benny Hinn-style preacher. Her best friend killed herself out of depression and in the aftermath of this, she heard a radio preacher reference the death in context of how godless and out of control young people were.
* Lazarus from ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}''.
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* ''Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}'' claims [[http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_Mental_and_Physical_Health several]] of these traits are somewhat [[http://conservapedia.com/Causes_of_atheism true]]. It even claims some other unusual ones, like [[http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_obesity obesity]].
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbfFAYn8bgc The Secret Lives of Atheists]]'' by Dark Matter 2525 lampoons every negative stereotype about atheists under the sun.
* The Aeoneonatrix from the Literature/SporewikiFictionUniverse often think of non-followers of their religion (called "the undedicated") as being this way. On one hand, this seems even more unreasonable than usual, as the entry rite to the religion is selling one's soul to a {{physical god}}. On the other hand, it actually makes sense when you consider that their god will torture any soul he owns if the person becomes too evil, meaning that all of their great historical villains actually were undedicated, and it is actually true that a follower of their god could never do any of those things. Then again, this is clearly taken to an unjustified extreme. The undedicated are functionally alienated from society and cannot get jobs, make friends, or live normal lives. Despite the illegality of such discrimination it is highly prominent to the point where it compromises the quality of the undedicated's daily lives.
* The website [[http://www.objectiveministries.org Objective Ministries]] has [[http://objectiveministries.org/kidz/ this]] depiction of the typical atheist, and supplies the page image.
* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' presents the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} God-Emperor of Man]] as a particularly smug, hypocritical and generally mean-spirited example of an extremely anti-religious atheist... which isn't really too far from his canon personality, in all honesty.
-->'''''RELIGION IS STUPID, SUPERSTITIOUS BRAINWASHING CRAP THAT MAKES YOU AN ASSHOLE. THIS IS WHY [[AGodAmI I SPECIFICALLY SAID WHEN DESIGNING THE IMPERIAL TRUTH]], THAT EQUALITY, SCIENCE AND [[BreadMilkEggsSquick GALAXY CONQUEST]] IS THE WAY TO GO, AND RELIGION NEEDS TO BE THROWN OUT A WINDOW.'''''
* ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'': Parodied in ''Film/TheArtist'' spoof "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nlcppSH7E The Atheist]]", in which the main character declares that there is no God [[EvilStoleMyFaith after his dog dies]] and is immediately overtaken by nihilistic despair.
* ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'': Phenix reveals that he is rather adamant about his disbelief in God when he and North get into a heated discussion about it. Apparently, they've had this argument several times before.
* ''Website/FlameWarriors'': Atheist is the "must mock and belittle believers/religion/theism at every opportunity" kind.
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* Brian of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has stated himself to be an atheist, though he subverts this trope for the most part. While certainly cynical and suffering periods of bitterness, overall he tends to be quite cheerful and relaxed about life. The only occasion where he wasn't willing to live and let live when it came to a Christian was when it was Meg, in an episode where she was driving everyone crazy with her newly acquired born-again Christian beliefs, and made Brian into a social pariah by telling everyone he was an atheist. Yet it was actually the book burning that really pushed Brian over the edge. Of course, the episode also ends with Brian convincing her that God cannot be real, or else he would not have made Meg as ugly as she is (granted, he was at the end of his rope).
** Also played straight in "Jerome Is the New Black," in which Quagmire [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech derides]] Brian for his arrogant attitude toward religious faith.
** Brian is a rare portrayal of the fictional atheist in that he actually does outright state that his reason for not believing in God is that he's never seen any evidence. He even points out that we've sent all manner of probes and crafts up into space and have never once found anything resembling a divine entity. Despite this, God and Jesus Christ are both semi-regular characters on the show, and [[FlatEarthAtheist Brian has personally met the latter]].
** Interestingly enough, he wasn't an atheist in the earlier seasons. In fact, when Peter claims that he's a god and causes plagues to reign down on his family, Brian points out the exact reason to him:
--> [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Brian (while slapping Peter for each word): "God. Is. Pissed!"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': Brian was possibly addressed as being this in the episode "Hurricane"-Cleveland Junior says that he doesn't believe in God, but doesn't consider himself an atheist, since he thinks that atheism is just another religious belief. To make his point, he mentions how much of an insufferable douchebag Brian is about his atheism.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has poked fun at atheists in two different stories ([[Recap/SouthParkS6E8RedHotCatholicLove "Red Hot Catholic Love"]] and the "Go God Go" two-parter, respectively), but that just means that Trey Parker and Matt Stone treat atheism [[EqualOpportunityOffender like all the other belief systems they've ever mentioned on their show]]. The Hollywood Atheism notion in "Red Hot Catholic Love" is satirized when the adults convert to atheism just because other Catholic priests (while not including their own) out there molested children, thus they [[InsaneTrollLogic figured that should discredit not just Catholicism as a whole (and apparently had not heard of religions outside of Catholicism)]] but religion generally.
--> '''Mr. Stotch''': Yeah, let's kill God!
--> '''Randy''': Um, no, let's just be atheists.
--> '''Mr. Stotch''': Same thing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] with the psychiatrists at Marge's sanity hearing who never heard of God. ''In America.''
-->'''''[Marge begins praying while the doctors take notes]'''''
-->'''Doctor 1''': Excuse me, what are you doing?
-->'''Marge''': Oh, I was just praying to God that you'll find me sane.
-->'''Doctor 1''': I see. And this "God" - is he here in this room right now?
-->'''Marge''': Oh yes, he's kinda everywhere.
-->'''''[Doctors look at each other disapprovingly]'''''
** Superintendent Chalmers in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song". After Ned Flanders becomes principal of Springfield Elementary, the school falls into a state of chaos and anarchy due to him being a pushover. This doesn't bother Chalmers at all (which is strange considering he's punished Skinner for less serious issues) but what [[BerserkButton puts him over the edge]] is Ned Flanders saying "Let's thank the Lord for another beautiful school day!" over the PA system.
-->'''Chalmers''': Thank the Lor -- thank the Lord? That sounded like a prayer. A prayer. A prayer in a public school! God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion!
-->(later)
-->'''Flanders''': Well, I really enjoyed my time here, Superintendent. May the Lord bless and keep you...
-->'''Chalmers''': Yeah, take it outside, God-boy.
** In another episode Mayor Quimby orders people to stop praying in front of the town hall, which has an inscription reading "God Free Since 1963" on it ([[GeniusBonus the year the US Supreme Court held state-mandated prayer to be unconstitutional]], although that didn't apply here, since it was a spontaneous gathering by private citizens).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'':
** Episode "Religionklok": One of the beliefs Murderface tries is atheism. Their church is promptly picketed by agnostics who protest for their right to believe in something that may or may not exist. The protest quickly turns into a [[BloodyHilarious bloody riot between both views]].
** Toki and Skwisgaar are also atheists, mainly because they are [[StrawNihilist nihilists]], but it turns out they don't have just a disbelief in God, but they also don't believe in ''religion''. As in they think ''religion doesn't exist''.
-->'''Nathan''': You mean ''you'' don't believe in God. There is such thing as religion.
-->'''Skwisgaar''': Well then proves it! Show me a miracles that religion exist.
-->'''Nathan''': Well, um, you know, there's the bible right there.
-->'''Skwisgaar''': Well... maybe I reevaluates my lifes.
* Averted by ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', who has explained that she doesn't believe in God because she hasn't seen any evidence, but at the same time hasn't seen any evidence disproving God either. She simply believes you should treat people the way you want to be treated and believe what makes you feel best. This only plays in one or two episodes, so it isn't a big facet of the show. Though Jane suggests that Daria just doesn't want to believe in a higher power because if one exists, it means that there's an actual predestined reason why the two of them are outcasts and idiots run the world, and nothing they do can change that. [[MadeMyselfSad She then admits that's horribly depressing]].
* Hayley in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is an atheist just to tick off her ultra-conservative dad, though at one time she was dying of cancer, she made a [[BargainWithHeaven deal with God]] that if she got better she would save the orphans who were abused by Roger and Steve. The series also has an interesting example in the episode "Rodger Codger": first Hayley belittles Francine for teaching the catechism to some children. After Roger's apparent death, a priest tells Francine that he won't go to heaven, since heaven is only for humans. Francine becomes extremely disillusioned, and pretty much becomes this trope, with the supposedly atheist Hayley trying to make Francine embrace her faith again, so Francine doesn't stay one for long.
* Clay Puppington's father, Arthur, on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is this. His wife and son are very religious, but his atheism stems from the fact that his wife, who he used to have a happy marriage with, prayed during the pregnancy of her only surviving child (and didn't smoke, or drink, or go on any rollercoasters, [[OverlyLongGag or horsebackriding]]), believes God is the reason her son survived and now favors Clay over him. [[spoiler: Clay's behavior after his wife dies contributes to his atheism as well]]. This also isn't helped that [[spoiler: she died because she was absolutely convinced that God had answered her prayer of "Take me and let my son live" when Clay was simply FakingTheDead. She literally willed herself to death because of her faith]].
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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gorr the God-Butcher]], a villain from a 2015 storyline for Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' counts. He started as a skeptical child, but a lifetime of seeing the religious faith of his people avail them nothing -- [[TraumaCongaLine his mother was eaten by predators in front of a god's shrine, his world began to dry up and die, all of his children except one son died of starvation/predators, his pregnant wife was killed in an earthquake, and his only surviving son died of hunger & thirst in his tribe's desperate attempt to find a new place to live]] -- convinced him that there were no gods. When he speaks out on this, his tribe stones him for blasphemy, driving him into the wilderness to die on his own. Where, miraculously, [[RealAfterAll one of his gods crashes in front of him]], mortally wounded after dealing the death blow to an alien "black god". When the deity begs Gorr for help, Gorr explodes in a rage, demanding to know where the gods had been all his life and why they hadn't helped his family. In his fury, he accidentally takes up the essence powering the "black god", the Necrosword, and kills his god. Now uplifted to the status of PhysicalGod himself and convinced that GodIsEvil, Gorr starts aimlessly wandering the universe, murdering and torturing all gods he can find before creating a plan to annihilate all gods everywhere at once with a mega-bomb powered by the heart of a butchered Elder God.

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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gorr the God-Butcher]], a villain from a 2015 storyline for Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' counts. He started as a skeptical child, but a lifetime of seeing the religious faith of his people avail them nothing -- [[TraumaCongaLine his mother was eaten by predators in front of a god's shrine, his world began to dry up and die, all of his children except one son died of starvation/predators, his pregnant wife was killed in an earthquake, and his only surviving son died of hunger & thirst in his tribe's desperate attempt to find a new place to live]] -- convinced him that there were no gods. When he speaks out on this, his tribe stones him for blasphemy, driving him into the wilderness to die on his own. Where, miraculously, [[RealAfterAll one of his gods crashes in front of him]], mortally wounded after dealing the death blow to an alien "black god". When the deity begs Gorr for help, Gorr explodes in a rage, demanding to know where the gods had been all his life and why they hadn't helped his family. In his fury, he accidentally takes up the essence powering the "black god", Allblack the Necrosword, and kills his god. Now uplifted to the status of PhysicalGod himself and convinced that GodIsEvil, Gorr starts aimlessly wandering the universe, murdering and torturing all gods he can find before creating a plan to annihilate all gods everywhere at once with a mega-bomb powered by the heart of a butchered Elder God.



* ''Series/{{Lucifer 2016}}'': Quite un-ironically discussed when Chloe, during a conversation with Lucifer, admits to not being a Christian but insists she isn't an atheist, as "she stills believes there is good and evil". Note that Chloe herself actually counts as a FlatEarthAtheist, as she lives in a world where God is real and she's actually talking to Lucifer himself. It's implied [[YourMindMakesItReal her sheer strength of disbelief]] actively ''counters'' [[AntiMagic divine attributes]], as she's repeatedly displayed as being immune to Lucifer's inherent CharmPerson properties. [[spoiler: And at one point actually manages to wound him by shooting him, when he had previously been established as ImmuneToBullets.]]



** The Planescape campaign setting also had the Athar faction, who's big thing was that they believed the gods weren't really gods, just really, really powerful mortals with huge egos, as evidenced by the fact that the gods could be killed. Like the ur-Priest Prestige Class, they had the ability to muck up divine magic but lacked the "must be evil" restriction on their alignment. They were frequently portrayed as being JerkAss characters, however. An interesting twist with the Athar is that more than a few of them weren't actually ''atheists'' as we'd see it -- they believed in a divinity of sorts, they just didn't agree that the beings generally called gods were really divine. The Athar's ''leader'' is a subversion. While most Athar join the faction due to being betrayed or disillusioned from their gods and are generally bitter and angry, Factol Terrance simply woke up one morning and realized that he simply did not have faith in his god any longer, so he left his clerical position and joined the Athar. Terrance is also one of the most stable, sane and generally pleasant leaders of any of the Planescape factions.

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** The Planescape TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} campaign setting also had the Athar faction, who's big thing was that they believed the gods weren't really gods, just really, really powerful mortals with huge egos, as evidenced by the fact that the gods could be killed. Like the ur-Priest Prestige Class, they had the ability to muck up divine magic but lacked the "must be evil" restriction on their alignment. They were frequently portrayed as being JerkAss characters, however. An interesting twist with the Athar is that more than a few of them weren't actually ''atheists'' as we'd see it -- they believed in a divinity of sorts, they just didn't agree that the beings generally called gods were really divine. The Athar's ''leader'' is a subversion. While most Athar join the faction due to being betrayed or disillusioned from their gods and are generally bitter and angry, Factol Terrance simply woke up one morning and realized that he simply did not have faith in his god any longer, so he left his clerical position and joined the Athar. Terrance is also one of the most stable, sane and generally pleasant leaders of any of the Planescape factions.factions.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' default setting of Golarion has several examples that fall into a blend of this and FlatEarthAtheist, but perhaps the best fit is the nation of Rahadoum: after the Oath Wars, a three-way religious war between the faiths of Norgorber[[note]]NeutralEvil god of murder, poison and secrets[[/note]], Nethys[[note]]TrueNeutral god of magic[[/note]] and Sarenrae[[note]]NeutralGood goddess of healing, redemption and the sun[[/note]] ravaged their country, the secular survivors finally rose up and violently expelled the religious. Afterwards they founded a new philosophical creed condemning the gods as demanding too high a price for mortal worship and declaring religious faith illegal -- not so much atheism as a blending of "informed apatheism"[[note]]"there are gods, but they are not worth our time or attention"[[/note]] and [[GodIsEvil maltheism]]. Zigzagged in that they are displayed in the setting as being optimistic, well-educated, and generally having strong, positive attitudes towards making life comfortable for everyone; as they know they can't expect any special attention or reprieve from Pharasma[[note]]TrueNeutral goddess of birth and death[[/note]] when they die, then the logical thing to do is make the world worthwhile to live in, individually and collectively.



* Played all over the place in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series. The Templars (the villains) were originally formed during the Crusades when ten people found a Piece of Eden, a LostTechnology artifact that contained virtually limitless knowledge, and could also produce illusions and control minds. The Templars came to the conclusion that all the supposed miracles of history were merely charlatans using these artifacts, and decided to conquer the world under the theory that there was no God, no divine plan, and no afterlife. Their enemies, the Assassins, are also implied to be atheists for similar reasons, their [[BadassCreed creed]] being "Nothing is true, everything is permitted." But while the Templars use this to mean "If nothing is true, then we are permitted to do whatever we wish," the Assassins use it as "There are no limits, so anything is possible." And finally, it's implied that they're ''right'', and there really is no God or miracles.
* Academician Prokhor Zakharov, the leader of the University of Planet in ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', has many of the stereotypical straw atheist traits detailed on this page. Zakharov and the University believe that humanity's greatest chance for survival lies in the constant pursuit of scientific advancement even if it's for it's own sake, and also is very vocal in his condemnation of religion, spirituality and even conventional morality as hindrances to scientific progress. He won't even allow [[SarcasmMode such silly things as "informed consent" and "human rights" to get in the way of a good live vivisection]].
-->''"Man's unfailing capacity to believe what he prefers to be true rather than what the evidence shows to be likely and possible has always astounded me. We long for a caring Universe which will save us from our childish mistakes, and in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary we will pin all our hopes on the slimmest of doubts. God has not been proven not to exist, therefore he must exist."''
* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', Samatar Jama Barre is an aversion. While he's not religious, and he has a very low opinion of religious figures, he fully supports his brother when he hears that he's visiting the mosque again. He's also probably the [[NiceGuy nicest]] of the faction leaders, as well as the most tolerant.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Materialists sounds like this when condescending Spiritualists, and Erudite Explorers talk this way to anyone they dislike, ''especially'' if they're Spiritualist.
-->''"You invented your faith to fill empty minds. Your people will never feel the true euphoria of an enlightened intellect."''

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* Lexx in ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' refuses to believe that a caring and just god would allow anyone to have his crappy life (orphaned, forced to play a game where losing means death or enslavement). Which is a problem for Chel, who's a Baptist.
* Danny of ''Webcomic/OtherPeoplesBusiness'' fills up the criteria of cynical disposition and crappy life, and even equates atheism to a disillusioned christian.
* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the bartender in ''Webcomic/JesusAndMo'', who's an AuthorAvatar and depicted positively, in contrast to the eponymous duo's backwards, stupid ways.
* Joel in ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' is an open atheist who hates religion, going so far as to say it "Suppresses free will and punishes scientific progress" among other things. Whether Immelmann shares Joel's views on religion or not or if it's simply a part of the story is best kept hidden to prevent FlameBait. Technically Joel is listed as Spiritual/Satanic on the cast page, but he does share many traits with a Hollywood atheist (hating religion, [[spoiler: a dead sister, a highly religious abusive father.]]).
* The Tiger Barb from ''95 Gallons'' proves to be one during the Christmas storyline; somewhat amusing, given that he's generally a {{Satan}} analogue.
* Penelope from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' was raised by fundamentalist parents, which left her with such a hatred of religion that she nearly broke up with her boyfriend for believing in the soul - not ''God'', mind you, much less the Christian God, just the ''soul''.
* Similarly, Leslie from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' was also raised by devout Christians who ended up disowning her when she came out as gay. She was left with such a hatred of religion that she almost beats up Historical Jesus due to his "cult" ruining her life despite it being repeatedly pointed out to her that there is next to no similarity between HJ and the white caricature bandied about by the American religious right.
* Penny from ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'' was revealed as the CynicismCatalyst flavor in the aftermath of her telling off a slick backed Benny Hinn-style preacher. Her best friend killed herself out of depression and in the aftermath of this, she heard a radio preacher reference the death in context of how godless and out of control young people were.
* Lazarus from ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}''.
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* ''Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}'' claims [[http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_Mental_and_Physical_Health several]] of these traits are somewhat [[http://conservapedia.com/Causes_of_atheism true]]. It even claims some other unusual ones, like [[http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_obesity obesity]].
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbfFAYn8bgc The Secret Lives of Atheists]]'' by Dark Matter 2525 lampoons every negative stereotype about atheists under the sun.
* The Aeoneonatrix from the Literature/SporewikiFictionUniverse often think of non-followers of their religion (called "the undedicated") as being this way. On one hand, this seems even more unreasonable than usual, as the entry rite to the religion is selling one's soul to a {{physical god}}. On the other hand, it actually makes sense when you consider that their god will torture any soul he owns if the person becomes too evil, meaning that all of their great historical villains actually were undedicated, and it is actually true that a follower of their god could never do any of those things. Then again, this is clearly taken to an unjustified extreme. The undedicated are functionally alienated from society and cannot get jobs, make friends, or live normal lives. Despite the illegality of such discrimination it is highly prominent to the point where it compromises the quality of the undedicated's daily lives.
* The website [[http://www.objectiveministries.org Objective Ministries]] has [[http://objectiveministries.org/kidz/ this]] depiction of the typical atheist, and supplies the page image.
* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' presents the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} God-Emperor of Man]] as a particularly smug, hypocritical and generally mean-spirited example of an extremely anti-religious atheist... which isn't really too far from his canon personality, in all honesty.
-->'''''RELIGION IS STUPID, SUPERSTITIOUS BRAINWASHING CRAP THAT MAKES YOU AN ASSHOLE. THIS IS WHY [[AGodAmI I SPECIFICALLY SAID WHEN DESIGNING THE IMPERIAL TRUTH]], THAT EQUALITY, SCIENCE AND [[BreadMilkEggsSquick GALAXY CONQUEST]] IS THE WAY TO GO, AND RELIGION NEEDS TO BE THROWN OUT A WINDOW.'''''
* ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'': Parodied in ''Film/TheArtist'' spoof "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nlcppSH7E The Atheist]]", in which the main character declares that there is no God [[EvilStoleMyFaith after his dog dies]] and is immediately overtaken by nihilistic despair.
* ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'': Phenix reveals that he is rather adamant about his disbelief in God when he and North get into a heated discussion about it. Apparently, they've had this argument several times before.
* ''Website/FlameWarriors'': Atheist is the "must mock and belittle believers/religion/theism at every opportunity" kind.
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* Brian of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has stated himself to be an atheist, though he subverts this trope for the most part. While certainly cynical and suffering periods of bitterness, overall he tends to be quite cheerful and relaxed about life. The only occasion where he wasn't willing to live and let live when it came to a Christian was when it was Meg, in an episode where she was driving everyone crazy with her newly acquired born-again Christian beliefs, and made Brian into a social pariah by telling everyone he was an atheist. Yet it was actually the book burning that really pushed Brian over the edge. Of course, the episode also ends with Brian convincing her that God cannot be real, or else he would not have made Meg as ugly as she is (granted, he was at the end of his rope).
** Also played straight in "Jerome Is the New Black," in which Quagmire [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech derides]] Brian for his arrogant attitude toward religious faith.
** Brian is a rare portrayal of the fictional atheist in that he actually does outright state that his reason for not believing in God is that he's never seen any evidence. He even points out that we've sent all manner of probes and crafts up into space and have never once found anything resembling a divine entity. Despite this, God and Jesus Christ are both semi-regular characters on the show, and [[FlatEarthAtheist Brian has personally met the latter]].
** Interestingly enough, he wasn't an atheist in the earlier seasons. In fact, when Peter claims that he's a god and causes plagues to reign down on his family, Brian points out the exact reason to him:
--> [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Brian (while slapping Peter for each word): "God. Is. Pissed!"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': Brian was possibly addressed as being this in the episode "Hurricane"-Cleveland Junior says that he doesn't believe in God, but doesn't consider himself an atheist, since he thinks that atheism is just another religious belief. To make his point, he mentions how much of an insufferable douchebag Brian is about his atheism.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has poked fun at atheists in two different stories ([[Recap/SouthParkS6E8RedHotCatholicLove "Red Hot Catholic Love"]] and the "Go God Go" two-parter, respectively), but that just means that Trey Parker and Matt Stone treat atheism [[EqualOpportunityOffender like all the other belief systems they've ever mentioned on their show]]. The Hollywood Atheism notion in "Red Hot Catholic Love" is satirized when the adults convert to atheism just because other Catholic priests (while not including their own) out there molested children, thus they [[InsaneTrollLogic figured that should discredit not just Catholicism as a whole (and apparently had not heard of religions outside of Catholicism)]] but religion generally.
--> '''Mr. Stotch''': Yeah, let's kill God!
--> '''Randy''': Um, no, let's just be atheists.
--> '''Mr. Stotch''': Same thing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] with the psychiatrists at Marge's sanity hearing who never heard of God. ''In America.''
-->'''''[Marge begins praying while the doctors take notes]'''''
-->'''Doctor 1''': Excuse me, what are you doing?
-->'''Marge''': Oh, I was just praying to God that you'll find me sane.
-->'''Doctor 1''': I see. And this "God" - is he here in this room right now?
-->'''Marge''': Oh yes, he's kinda everywhere.
-->'''''[Doctors look at each other disapprovingly]'''''
** Superintendent Chalmers in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song". After Ned Flanders becomes principal of Springfield Elementary, the school falls into a state of chaos and anarchy due to him being a pushover. This doesn't bother Chalmers at all (which is strange considering he's punished Skinner for less serious issues) but what [[BerserkButton puts him over the edge]] is Ned Flanders saying "Let's thank the Lord for another beautiful school day!" over the PA system.
-->'''Chalmers''': Thank the Lor -- thank the Lord? That sounded like a prayer. A prayer. A prayer in a public school! God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion!
-->(later)
-->'''Flanders''': Well, I really enjoyed my time here, Superintendent. May the Lord bless and keep you...
-->'''Chalmers''': Yeah, take it outside, God-boy.
** In another episode Mayor Quimby orders people to stop praying in front of the town hall, which has an inscription reading "God Free Since 1963" on it ([[GeniusBonus the year the US Supreme Court held state-mandated prayer to be unconstitutional]], although that didn't apply here, since it was a spontaneous gathering by private citizens).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'':
** Episode "Religionklok": One of the beliefs Murderface tries is atheism. Their church is promptly picketed by agnostics who protest for their right to believe in something that may or may not exist. The protest quickly turns into a [[BloodyHilarious bloody riot between both views]].
** Toki and Skwisgaar are also atheists, mainly because they are [[StrawNihilist nihilists]], but it turns out they don't have just a disbelief in God, but they also don't believe in ''religion''. As in they think ''religion doesn't exist''.
-->'''Nathan''': You mean ''you'' don't believe in God. There is such thing as religion.
-->'''Skwisgaar''': Well then proves it! Show me a miracles that religion exist.
-->'''Nathan''': Well, um, you know, there's the bible right there.
-->'''Skwisgaar''': Well... maybe I reevaluates my lifes.
* Averted by ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', who has explained that she doesn't believe in God because she hasn't seen any evidence, but at the same time hasn't seen any evidence disproving God either. She simply believes you should treat people the way you want to be treated and believe what makes you feel best. This only plays in one or two episodes, so it isn't a big facet of the show. Though Jane suggests that Daria just doesn't want to believe in a higher power because if one exists, it means that there's an actual predestined reason why the two of them are outcasts and idiots run the world, and nothing they do can change that. [[MadeMyselfSad She then admits that's horribly depressing]].
* Hayley in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is an atheist just to tick off her ultra-conservative dad, though at one time she was dying of cancer, she made a [[BargainWithHeaven deal with God]] that if she got better she would save the orphans who were abused by Roger and Steve. The series also has an interesting example in the episode "Rodger Codger": first Hayley belittles Francine for teaching the catechism to some children. After Roger's apparent death, a priest tells Francine that he won't go to heaven, since heaven is only for humans. Francine becomes extremely disillusioned, and pretty much becomes this trope, with the supposedly atheist Hayley trying to make Francine embrace her faith again, so Francine doesn't stay one for long.
* Clay Puppington's father, Arthur, on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is this. His wife and son are very religious, but his atheism stems from the fact that his wife, who he used to have a happy marriage with, prayed during the pregnancy of her only surviving child (and didn't smoke, or drink, or go on any rollercoasters, [[OverlyLongGag or horsebackriding]]), believes God is the reason her son survived and now favors Clay over him. [[spoiler: Clay's behavior after his wife dies contributes to his atheism as well]]. This also isn't helped that [[spoiler: she died because she was absolutely convinced that God had answered her prayer of "Take me and let my son live" when Clay was simply FakingTheDead. She literally willed herself to death because of her faith]].
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* Played all over the place in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series. The Templars (the villains) were originally formed during the Crusades when ten people found a Piece of Eden, a LostTechnology artifact that contained virtually limitless knowledge, and could also produce illusions and control minds. The Templars came to the conclusion that all the supposed miracles of history were merely charlatans using these artifacts, and decided to conquer the world under the theory that there was no God, no divine plan, and no afterlife. Their enemies, the Assassins, are also implied to be atheists for similar reasons, their [[BadassCreed creed]] being "Nothing is true, everything is permitted." But while the Templars use this to mean "If nothing is true, then we are permitted to do whatever we wish," the Assassins use it as "There are no limits, so anything is possible." And finally, it's implied that they're ''right'', and there really is no God or miracles.
* Academician Prokhor Zakharov, the leader of the University of Planet in ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', has many of the stereotypical straw atheist traits detailed on this page. Zakharov and the University believe that humanity's greatest chance for survival lies in the constant pursuit of scientific advancement even if it's for it's own sake, and also is very vocal in his condemnation of religion, spirituality and even conventional morality as hindrances to scientific progress. He won't even allow [[SarcasmMode such silly things as "informed consent" and "human rights" to get in the way of a good live vivisection]].
-->''"Man's unfailing capacity to believe what he prefers to be true rather than what the evidence shows to be likely and possible has always astounded me. We long for a caring Universe which will save us from our childish mistakes, and in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary we will pin all our hopes on the slimmest of doubts. God has not been proven not to exist, therefore he must exist."''
* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', Samatar Jama Barre is an aversion. While he's not religious, and he has a very low opinion of religious figures, he fully supports his brother when he hears that he's visiting the mosque again. He's also probably the [[NiceGuy nicest]] of the faction leaders, as well as the most tolerant.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Materialists sounds like this when condescending Spiritualists, and Erudite Explorers talk this way to anyone they dislike, ''especially'' if they're Spiritualist.
-->''"You invented your faith to fill empty minds. Your people will never feel the true euphoria of an enlightened intellect."''

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* Lexx in ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' refuses to believe that a caring and just god would allow anyone to have his crappy life (orphaned, forced to play a game where losing means death or enslavement). Which is a problem for Chel, who's a Baptist.
* Danny of ''Webcomic/OtherPeoplesBusiness'' fills up the criteria of cynical disposition and crappy life, and even equates atheism to a disillusioned christian.
* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the bartender in ''Webcomic/JesusAndMo'', who's an AuthorAvatar and depicted positively, in contrast to the eponymous duo's backwards, stupid ways.
* Joel in ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' is an open atheist who hates religion, going so far as to say it "Suppresses free will and punishes scientific progress" among other things. Whether Immelmann shares Joel's views on religion or not or if it's simply a part of the story is best kept hidden to prevent FlameBait. Technically Joel is listed as Spiritual/Satanic on the cast page, but he does share many traits with a Hollywood atheist (hating religion, [[spoiler: a dead sister, a highly religious abusive father.]]).
* The Tiger Barb from ''95 Gallons'' proves to be one during the Christmas storyline; somewhat amusing, given that he's generally a {{Satan}} analogue.
* Penelope from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' was raised by fundamentalist parents, which left her with such a hatred of religion that she nearly broke up with her boyfriend for believing in the soul - not ''God'', mind you, much less the Christian God, just the ''soul''.
* Similarly, Leslie from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' was also raised by devout Christians who ended up disowning her when she came out as gay. She was left with such a hatred of religion that she almost beats up Historical Jesus due to his "cult" ruining her life despite it being repeatedly pointed out to her that there is next to no similarity between HJ and the white caricature bandied about by the American religious right.
* Penny from ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'' was revealed as the CynicismCatalyst flavor in the aftermath of her telling off a slick backed Benny Hinn-style preacher. Her best friend killed herself out of depression and in the aftermath of this, she heard a radio preacher reference the death in context of how godless and out of control young people were.
* Lazarus from ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}''.
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* ''Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}'' claims [[http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_Mental_and_Physical_Health several]] of these traits are somewhat [[http://conservapedia.com/Causes_of_atheism true]]. It even claims some other unusual ones, like [[http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_obesity obesity]].
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbfFAYn8bgc The Secret Lives of Atheists]]'' by Dark Matter 2525 lampoons every negative stereotype about atheists under the sun.
* The Aeoneonatrix from the Literature/SporewikiFictionUniverse often think of non-followers of their religion (called "the undedicated") as being this way. On one hand, this seems even more unreasonable than usual, as the entry rite to the religion is selling one's soul to a {{physical god}}. On the other hand, it actually makes sense when you consider that their god will torture any soul he owns if the person becomes too evil, meaning that all of their great historical villains actually were undedicated, and it is actually true that a follower of their god could never do any of those things. Then again, this is clearly taken to an unjustified extreme. The undedicated are functionally alienated from society and cannot get jobs, make friends, or live normal lives. Despite the illegality of such discrimination it is highly prominent to the point where it compromises the quality of the undedicated's daily lives.
* The website [[http://www.objectiveministries.org Objective Ministries]] has [[http://objectiveministries.org/kidz/ this]] depiction of the typical atheist, and supplies the page image.
* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' presents the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} God-Emperor of Man]] as a particularly smug, hypocritical and generally mean-spirited example of an extremely anti-religious atheist... which isn't really too far from his canon personality, in all honesty.
-->'''''RELIGION IS STUPID, SUPERSTITIOUS BRAINWASHING CRAP THAT MAKES YOU AN ASSHOLE. THIS IS WHY [[AGodAmI I SPECIFICALLY SAID WHEN DESIGNING THE IMPERIAL TRUTH]], THAT EQUALITY, SCIENCE AND [[BreadMilkEggsSquick GALAXY CONQUEST]] IS THE WAY TO GO, AND RELIGION NEEDS TO BE THROWN OUT A WINDOW.'''''
* ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'': Parodied in ''Film/TheArtist'' spoof "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nlcppSH7E The Atheist]]", in which the main character declares that there is no God [[EvilStoleMyFaith after his dog dies]] and is immediately overtaken by nihilistic despair.
* ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'': Phenix reveals that he is rather adamant about his disbelief in God when he and North get into a heated discussion about it. Apparently, they've had this argument several times before.
* ''Website/FlameWarriors'': Atheist is the "must mock and belittle believers/religion/theism at every opportunity" kind.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Brian of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has stated himself to be an atheist, though he subverts this trope for the most part. While certainly cynical and suffering periods of bitterness, overall he tends to be quite cheerful and relaxed about life. The only occasion where he wasn't willing to live and let live when it came to a Christian was when it was Meg, in an episode where she was driving everyone crazy with her newly acquired born-again Christian beliefs, and made Brian into a social pariah by telling everyone he was an atheist. Yet it was actually the book burning that really pushed Brian over the edge. Of course, the episode also ends with Brian convincing her that God cannot be real, or else he would not have made Meg as ugly as she is (granted, he was at the end of his rope).
** Also played straight in "Jerome Is the New Black," in which Quagmire [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech derides]] Brian for his arrogant attitude toward religious faith.
** Brian is a rare portrayal of the fictional atheist in that he actually does outright state that his reason for not believing in God is that he's never seen any evidence. He even points out that we've sent all manner of probes and crafts up into space and have never once found anything resembling a divine entity. Despite this, God and Jesus Christ are both semi-regular characters on the show, and [[FlatEarthAtheist Brian has personally met the latter]].
** Interestingly enough, he wasn't an atheist in the earlier seasons. In fact, when Peter claims that he's a god and causes plagues to reign down on his family, Brian points out the exact reason to him:
--> [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Brian (while slapping Peter for each word): "God. Is. Pissed!"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': Brian was possibly addressed as being this in the episode "Hurricane"-Cleveland Junior says that he doesn't believe in God, but doesn't consider himself an atheist, since he thinks that atheism is just another religious belief. To make his point, he mentions how much of an insufferable douchebag Brian is about his atheism.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has poked fun at atheists in two different stories ([[Recap/SouthParkS6E8RedHotCatholicLove "Red Hot Catholic Love"]] and the "Go God Go" two-parter, respectively), but that just means that Trey Parker and Matt Stone treat atheism [[EqualOpportunityOffender like all the other belief systems they've ever mentioned on their show]]. The Hollywood Atheism notion in "Red Hot Catholic Love" is satirized when the adults convert to atheism just because other Catholic priests (while not including their own) out there molested children, thus they [[InsaneTrollLogic figured that should discredit not just Catholicism as a whole (and apparently had not heard of religions outside of Catholicism)]] but religion generally.
--> '''Mr. Stotch''': Yeah, let's kill God!
--> '''Randy''': Um, no, let's just be atheists.
--> '''Mr. Stotch''': Same thing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] with the psychiatrists at Marge's sanity hearing who never heard of God. ''In America.''
-->'''''[Marge begins praying while the doctors take notes]'''''
-->'''Doctor 1''': Excuse me, what are you doing?
-->'''Marge''': Oh, I was just praying to God that you'll find me sane.
-->'''Doctor 1''': I see. And this "God" - is he here in this room right now?
-->'''Marge''': Oh yes, he's kinda everywhere.
-->'''''[Doctors look at each other disapprovingly]'''''
** Superintendent Chalmers in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song". After Ned Flanders becomes principal of Springfield Elementary, the school falls into a state of chaos and anarchy due to him being a pushover. This doesn't bother Chalmers at all (which is strange considering he's punished Skinner for less serious issues) but what [[BerserkButton puts him over the edge]] is Ned Flanders saying "Let's thank the Lord for another beautiful school day!" over the PA system.
-->'''Chalmers''': Thank the Lor -- thank the Lord? That sounded like a prayer. A prayer. A prayer in a public school! God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion!
-->(later)
-->'''Flanders''': Well, I really enjoyed my time here, Superintendent. May the Lord bless and keep you...
-->'''Chalmers''': Yeah, take it outside, God-boy.
** In another episode Mayor Quimby orders people to stop praying in front of the town hall, which has an inscription reading "God Free Since 1963" on it ([[GeniusBonus the year the US Supreme Court held state-mandated prayer to be unconstitutional]], although that didn't apply here, since it was a spontaneous gathering by private citizens).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'':
** Episode "Religionklok": One of the beliefs Murderface tries is atheism. Their church is promptly picketed by agnostics who protest for their right to believe in something that may or may not exist. The protest quickly turns into a [[BloodyHilarious bloody riot between both views]].
** Toki and Skwisgaar are also atheists, mainly because they are [[StrawNihilist nihilists]], but it turns out they don't have just a disbelief in God, but they also don't believe in ''religion''. As in they think ''religion doesn't exist''.
-->'''Nathan''': You mean ''you'' don't believe in God. There is such thing as religion.
-->'''Skwisgaar''': Well then proves it! Show me a miracles that religion exist.
-->'''Nathan''': Well, um, you know, there's the bible right there.
-->'''Skwisgaar''': Well... maybe I reevaluates my lifes.
* Averted by ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', who has explained that she doesn't believe in God because she hasn't seen any evidence, but at the same time hasn't seen any evidence disproving God either. She simply believes you should treat people the way you want to be treated and believe what makes you feel best. This only plays in one or two episodes, so it isn't a big facet of the show. Though Jane suggests that Daria just doesn't want to believe in a higher power because if one exists, it means that there's an actual predestined reason why the two of them are outcasts and idiots run the world, and nothing they do can change that. [[MadeMyselfSad She then admits that's horribly depressing]].
* Hayley in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is an atheist just to tick off her ultra-conservative dad, though at one time she was dying of cancer, she made a [[BargainWithHeaven deal with God]] that if she got better she would save the orphans who were abused by Roger and Steve. The series also has an interesting example in the episode "Rodger Codger": first Hayley belittles Francine for teaching the catechism to some children. After Roger's apparent death, a priest tells Francine that he won't go to heaven, since heaven is only for humans. Francine becomes extremely disillusioned, and pretty much becomes this trope, with the supposedly atheist Hayley trying to make Francine embrace her faith again, so Francine doesn't stay one for long.
* Clay Puppington's father, Arthur, on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is this. His wife and son are very religious, but his atheism stems from the fact that his wife, who he used to have a happy marriage with, prayed during the pregnancy of her only surviving child (and didn't smoke, or drink, or go on any rollercoasters, [[OverlyLongGag or horsebackriding]]), believes God is the reason her son survived and now favors Clay over him. [[spoiler: Clay's behavior after his wife dies contributes to his atheism as well]]. This also isn't helped that [[spoiler: she died because she was absolutely convinced that God had answered her prayer of "Take me and let my son live" when Clay was simply FakingTheDead. She literally willed herself to death because of her faith]].
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* ''Website/FlameWarriors'': Atheist is the "must mock and belittle believers/religion/theism at every opportunity" kind.
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* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Averted. Piper is an atheist, but this isn't shown to affect her character.
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* ''Series/MalibuCountry'': Nicely averted when June admits she's an atheist. Reba respects this, along with her desire to not attend church.

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* ''Series/MalibuCountry'': Nicely averted when June admits she's an atheist. Reba respects this, along with her desire to not attend church.church anymore.
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