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25th Sep '16 8:03:50 PM zarpaulus
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** Granted, given how many of those pagan gods they've killed it's not hard to imagine they were just more powerful-than-usual monsters that some people used to worship/placate.
25th Sep '16 7:42:55 PM Fireblood
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* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean used to be an atheist, at least until he met Castiel and other angels. And later God himself. Now his believing in God is rather pragmatic, not really motivated by faith. ''Supernatural'' is interesting in the regard that that atheism seemed only to apply to the Christian god. A couple of MonstersOfTheWeek were, in fact, pagan gods.

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* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean used to be an atheist, at least until he met Castiel and other angels. And later God himself. Now his believing in God is rather pragmatic, not really motivated by faith. ''Supernatural'' is interesting in the regard that that his atheism seemed only to apply to the Christian god. A couple of MonstersOfTheWeek were, in fact, pagan gods.
25th Sep '16 5:59:33 PM NOYB
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* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean used to be an atheist, at least until he met Castiel and other angels. Now his believing in god is rather pragmatic, not really motivated by faith. Supernatural is interesting in the regard that atheism seemed only to apply to the Christian god. A couple of MonstersOfTheWeek were, in fact, pagan gods.

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* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean used to be an atheist, at least until he met Castiel and other angels. And later God himself. Now his believing in god God is rather pragmatic, not really motivated by faith. Supernatural ''Supernatural'' is interesting in the regard that that atheism seemed only to apply to the Christian god. A couple of MonstersOfTheWeek were, in fact, pagan gods.
25th Sep '16 5:56:51 PM NOYB
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* Jane Christie from the Britcom ''Series/{{Coupling}}''. In one episode she goes to a Christian group and says, "Andrew, lovely! Well, Andrew, there's something I probably better explain. God is just a made up person. You can't expect Him to be answering your prayers if He's not real, can you? That's a bit like writing to the characters of a soap opera and expecting a reply, Mr. Silly Sausage." After being told that the group believes in one true god, she then goes on to state that they should have checked that they have different Gods in different countries. She then wonders if the various Gods are like [=MP=]s[[note]] for American readers this refers to a member of parliament, similar to Congressman[[/note]] that they have a different God for each area, commenting that Thor would be the best head God, due to being a [[FetishFuel muscular blonde who can control the weather]].

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* Jane Christie from the Britcom ''Series/{{Coupling}}''. In one episode she goes to a Christian group and says, "Andrew, lovely! Well, Andrew, there's something I probably better explain. God is just a made up person. You can't expect Him to be answering your prayers if He's not real, can you? That's a bit like writing to the characters of a soap opera and expecting a reply, Mr. Silly Sausage." After being told that the group believes in one true god, she then goes on to state that they should have checked that they have different Gods in different countries. She then wonders if the various Gods are like [=MP=]s[[note]] for American readers this refers to a member of parliament, similar to Congressman[[/note]] that they have a different God for each area, commenting that Thor would be the best head God, due to being a [[FetishFuel muscular blonde blond who can control the weather]].
24th Sep '16 12:43:15 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** In a twist of supreme irony, the man who would become the (literal) GodEmperor of Mankind was very much an atheist, as demonstrated in "The Last Church", where he argues with the last priest left on Earth about the merits of faith, using only examples like UsefulNotes/TheCrusades and other religious massacres to make his point. One of his sons betrayed him precisely because his SpaceMarines worshiped him as a god, when he thought rational thought should replace faith. The Emperor was aware of the ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve nature of his universe, and wanted to make everyone atheists in order to weaken the gods (which was doomed to fail since Gods in his setting don't feed on faith, but emotion, so unless everyone dies or becomes as emotionless as the Necrons, it won't work out). Oddly enough, faith in the Emperor happens to be a potent weapon against Chaos.

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** In a twist of supreme irony, the man who would become the (literal) GodEmperor of Mankind was very much an atheist, as demonstrated in "The Last Church", where he argues with the last priest left on Earth about the merits of faith, using only examples like UsefulNotes/TheCrusades and other religious massacres to make his point. It was so poorly argued that the uneducated drunk of a priest ''verbally destroyed him'' and deconstructed his entire grand ambition; it's currently the page quote for GodEmperor. One of his sons betrayed him precisely because his SpaceMarines worshiped him as a god, when he thought rational thought should replace faith. The Emperor was aware of the ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve nature of his universe, and wanted to make everyone atheists in order to weaken the gods (which was doomed to fail since Gods in his setting don't feed on faith, but emotion, so unless everyone dies or becomes as emotionless as the Necrons, it won't work out). Oddly enough, faith in the Emperor happens to be a potent weapon against Chaos.
4th Sep '16 12:43:38 PM zarpaulus
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The article says some atheists are like that but these Hollywood Atheists are the vast majority of ones I've seen online. It's an outright infestation all the time. I sure hope the ones I see on the internet are the lunatic fringe and that most atheists aren't like those New Atheists all over the internet or society is finished.


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The article says some atheists are like that but these Hollywood Atheists are the vast majority of ones I've seen online. It's an outright infestation all the time. I sure hope the ones I see on the internet are the lunatic fringe and that most atheists aren't like those New Atheists all over the internet or society is finished.

4th Sep '16 11:51:32 AM SANC
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The article says some atheists are like that but these Hollywood Atheists are the vast majority of ones I've seen online. It's an outright infestation all the time. I sure hope the ones I see on the internet are the lunatic fringe and that most atheists aren't like those New Atheists all over the internet or society is finished.

1st Sep '16 1:05:29 PM erforce
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* Slade Craven, the main character of ''Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal'' and a Marilyn Manson {{expy}}, is never stated to be a satanist, but has implied atheism. At the end of the film, having gone an incredible distance on nothing but his own competence, he has to convert to Christianity, in a "No Atheists in Foxholes" moment before he can resolve the plot.

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* Slade Craven, the main character of ''Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal'' ''Film/Turbulence3HeavyMetal'' and a Marilyn Manson {{expy}}, is never stated to be a satanist, but has implied atheism. At the end of the film, having gone an incredible distance on nothing but his own competence, he has to convert to Christianity, in a "No Atheists in Foxholes" moment before he can resolve the plot.
23rd Aug '16 3:06:28 AM Morgenthaler
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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]].
7th Aug '16 12:15:59 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica: Michael Holt, aka Mister Terrific. He's a compassionate and heroic man who just happens to be an atheist, and good friends with Doctor Mid-Nite, a devout Catholic. Complicated by the presence of [[CrossoverCosmology several divine beings]] in the TheDCU, several of whom he has worked with, but there are [[FlatEarthAtheist various justifications given]] for that. Developments with Mr. Terrific (especially meeting his [[AlternateSelf Earth-2 mk II counterpart]]) have pretty much established that he was indifferently religious until his wife died, at which point he got [[RageAgainstTheHeavens pissed off at God]]; had she survived, he would have found a profound faith from that miracle, so he's playing this trope straight now.

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* ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica: Michael Holt, aka Mister Terrific. He's a compassionate and heroic man who just happens to be an atheist, and good friends with Doctor Mid-Nite, a devout Catholic. Complicated by the presence of [[CrossoverCosmology several divine beings]] in the TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, several of whom he has worked with, but there are [[FlatEarthAtheist various justifications given]] for that. Developments with Mr. Terrific (especially meeting his [[AlternateSelf Earth-2 mk II counterpart]]) have pretty much established that he was indifferently religious until his wife died, at which point he got [[RageAgainstTheHeavens pissed off at God]]; had she survived, he would have found a profound faith from that miracle, so he's playing this trope straight now.
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