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19th Jan '16 6:10:25 PM cillianflood
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*** The idea here being, presumably, that [[spoiler: The Authority is ''not'', in fact, God (with the capital G)]]. Instead, the Authority is [[spoiler: revealed to be merely the first angel to come into existence, who thereafter claimed to have created everything. The author leaves the possible existence of a real Creator unclear, but notes that if such a Creator exists, He or She has never made His/Her presence known, or overridden the claims of "The Authority"]]. This concept is OlderThanFeudalism, as it's one of the central tenets of {{Gnosticism}}.
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*** The idea here being, presumably, that [[spoiler: The Authority is ''not'', in fact, God (with the capital G)]]. Instead, the Authority is [[spoiler: revealed to be the character appearing in the bible but it is merely the first angel to come into existence, who thereafter claimed to have created everything. The author leaves the possible existence of a real Creator unclear, but notes that if such a Creator exists, He or She has never made His/Her presence known, or overridden the claims of "The Authority"]].Authority". The Authority however is expressly identified as the being ]]. This concept is OlderThanFeudalism, as it's one of the central tenets of {{Gnosticism}}.
15th Jan '16 12:22:12 PM Anddrix
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Of course, this also makes it easier for us to make sure that OurVampiresAreDifferent, maintain the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil, and come up with a fresh SortingAlgorithmOfEvil. Theology majors and occultists won't be able to complain that we didn't do our homework, because [[ViewersAreMorons we eliminated all that dry scholarly crap in the interest of making our background accessible to the average viewer.]]
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Of course, this also makes it easier for us to make sure that OurVampiresAreDifferent, maintain the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil, and come up with a fresh SortingAlgorithmOfEvil. Theology majors and occultists won't be able to complain that we didn't do our homework, because [[ViewersAreMorons we eliminated all that dry scholarly crap in the interest of making our background accessible to the average viewer.]] viewer.
20th Dec '15 6:49:11 PM pablo360
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It's my first overly-pedantic spelling correction in a while. I'm getting rusty.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' did this with the Dimension of Pain, where hordes of demons are lead by the "Demon King" instead of the Devil, and were opposed by the "Goddess of Goodness" (who the Demon King kept [[SealedGoodInACan locked in his freezer]]). Interestingly enough, Satan ''does'' exist in the ''Sluggy Freelance'' universe, as the father of 18 super-evil kittens. He is in charge of a different dimension, that does not feature as prominently as the Dimensions of Pain and Lame, so more of a case of 'the Devil is offscrene, but a analogue is'. God also made a brief [[TheFaceless Faceless]] appearance, just long enough to give Kiki a dire warning and pee on her head. ''Sluggy Freelance'' is [[WorldOfWeirdness that sort of series]].
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' did this with the Dimension of Pain, where hordes of demons are lead led by the "Demon King" instead of the Devil, and were opposed by the "Goddess of Goodness" (who the Demon King kept [[SealedGoodInACan locked in his freezer]]). Interestingly enough, Satan ''does'' exist in the ''Sluggy Freelance'' universe, as the father of 18 super-evil kittens. He is in charge of a different dimension, that does not feature as prominently as the Dimensions of Pain and Lame, so more of a case of 'the Devil is offscrene, but a analogue is'. God also made a brief [[TheFaceless Faceless]] appearance, just long enough to give Kiki a dire warning and pee on her head. ''Sluggy Freelance'' is [[WorldOfWeirdness that sort of series]].
20th Dec '15 4:22:28 PM nombretomado
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** Interestingly it's completely possible to run a D&D game where the one true faith is Christianity. There are already rules for getting Divine spells from infernal masters, so it's just a matter of taste whether you want to have a pantheon or one true God (possibly including Jesus) and many demonic pretenders or even many good deities serving an Overdeity that is the true god. The latter option is the one taken in TheSilmarillion, explicitly written to be compatible with Catholic dogma. It's worth noting that all of Jesus's miracles can be performed, and in fact outclassed, at high levels by a perfectly mortal cleric. Well, except the dying to cleanse the world of sin one. But you can totally die and come back, if you do the prep work.
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** Interestingly it's completely possible to run a D&D game where the one true faith is Christianity. There are already rules for getting Divine spells from infernal masters, so it's just a matter of taste whether you want to have a pantheon or one true God (possibly including Jesus) and many demonic pretenders or even many good deities serving an Overdeity that is the true god. The latter option is the one taken in TheSilmarillion, ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', explicitly written to be compatible with Catholic dogma. It's worth noting that all of Jesus's miracles can be performed, and in fact outclassed, at high levels by a perfectly mortal cleric. Well, except the dying to cleanse the world of sin one. But you can totally die and come back, if you do the prep work.
16th Dec '15 6:07:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, especially the Kanto episodes, the original Japanese version had the the characters made several casual references to Heaven, Hell, and God. 4kids either censored them in the English dub or used euphemisms instead. For example in the third episode they changed Satoshi saying "My Pokemon's Heaven is also my Heaven!"" with Kasumi, who hates bug-types, replying with "You guys' Heaven is my Hell." into Ash saying "I love my new little Pokemon!" and Misty replying "It takes a worm to know a worm".
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, especially the Kanto episodes, the original Japanese version had the the characters made several casual references to Heaven, Hell, and God. 4kids either censored them in the English dub or used euphemisms instead. For example in the third episode they changed Satoshi saying "My Pokemon's Heaven is also my Heaven!"" with Kasumi, who hates bug-types, replying with "You guys' Heaven is my Hell." into Ash saying "I love my new little Pokemon!" and Misty replying "It takes a worm to know a worm". Despite deleting most religious references, Brock mentioned the story of Noah in "Pokemon Shipwreck".
13th Dec '15 2:32:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, especially the Kanto episodes, the original Japanese version had the the characters made several casual references to Heaven, Hell, and God. 4kids either censored them in the English dub or used euphemisms instead.
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, especially the Kanto episodes, the original Japanese version had the the characters made several casual references to Heaven, Hell, and God. 4kids either censored them in the English dub or used euphemisms instead. For example in the third episode they changed Satoshi saying "My Pokemon's Heaven is also my Heaven!"" with Kasumi, who hates bug-types, replying with "You guys' Heaven is my Hell." into Ash saying "I love my new little Pokemon!" and Misty replying "It takes a worm to know a worm".
13th Dec '15 2:27:48 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' there is a mysterious church-looking building in Hearthome but it is never referred to as such.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' when Linus quotes Bible versues to show the TrueMeaningOfChristmas. * ComicBook/HarleyQuinn comes off as AmbiguouslyJewish in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' but is canonically Jewish in the comics. In one scene, where ComicBook/PoisonIvy shows disapproval over getting a Christmas tree in the comic version of the scene Ivy explicitly notes that Harley is Jewish. In the cartoon version the line doesn't exist.
13th Dec '15 2:24:47 PM Pichu-kun
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[[folder: {{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]] * In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, especially the Kanto episodes, the original Japanese version had the the characters made several casual references to Heaven, Hell, and God. 4kids either censored them in the English dub or used euphemisms instead. [[/folder]]
13th Dec '15 10:07:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Rugrats'' sequel series ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' averts this in its ChristmasEpisode. It's themed around Chuckie having a spiritual crisis after stealing a Christmas tree, and Lil mentions God by name.
13th Dec '15 10:05:08 AM Pichu-kun
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* As late as the mid-1970s, prime-time situation comedies didn't have characters mention God, apparently because the nature of comedy is to be less than reverent. In the HappyDays episode where Fonzie seeks out baptism, the ''priest'' never utters the word "God", instead pointing skyward and speaking piously of ''"Him"''.
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* As late as the mid-1970s, prime-time situation comedies didn't have characters mention God, apparently because the nature of comedy is to be less than reverent. In the HappyDays ''Series/HappyDays'' episode where Fonzie seeks out baptism, the ''priest'' never utters the word "God", instead pointing skyward and speaking piously of ''"Him"''.

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* As late as Despite its reputation for being much more mature than other Nicktoons, the mid-1970s, prime-time situation comedies didn't have characters in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' were still not allowed to say "God" in any form. ** In several episodes, Carl and/or Hoodsey mention God, apparently because the nature of comedy "Big Guy" or "Big Guy Upstairs". A notable example is to be less than reverent. In the HappyDays episode in "A Lesson Tightropes", where Fonzie seeks out baptism, Lois sees Carl leaving a hospital prayer room. -->Lois: Carl, I thought you were an atheist. -->Carl: I needed to have a talk with the ''priest'' never utters Big Guy. ** In "An 'Even Steven' Holiday Special", Ginger proclaims "Happy Birthday Baby J", which is probably the word "God", instead pointing skyward and speaking piously of ''"Him"''.closest any Nickelodeon has been to saying Jesus' name.
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