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22nd Apr '17 2:22:01 PM 64SuperNintendo
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6th Feb '17 4:04:46 PM TSBasilisk
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the Light whose religion, at least among humans, strongly resembles Christianity. It is a benevolent force that remains largely detached from mortal events. The Naaru act as angels, spiritually guiding mortals, fending off evil, and offering salvation. The Titans can also be considered angels but given more to directly battling evil and carrying out the work of the Light. Sargeras is the obvious Lucifer parallel, a fallen Titan who rebelled against his divine mandate and now leads the Burning Legion in a crusade to destroy all of the Light's works.
14th Jan '17 11:34:12 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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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".

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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!"" 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".



--->''" Oh, my God! Oh, well, you know, not my God, because I defy Him and all of His works. Does He exist? Is there word on that, by the way?" \\

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--->''" Oh, my God! God!... Oh, well, you know, not my God, because I defy Him and all of His works. Does He exist? Is there word on that, by the way?" \\
27th Dec '16 12:23:09 PM Narsil
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** Lampshaded in the episode "Conversations with Dead People", when Buffy meets the vampire version of a high-school classmate:
--->''" Oh, my God! Oh, well, you know, not my God, because I defy Him and all of His works. Does He exist? Is there word on that, by the way?" \\
"Nothing solid."''
16th Oct '16 5:14:29 AM LuckyStampede
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** Though some beings with reason to know speak bitterly of The White God, like some young cosmic upstart.
18th Aug '16 12:16:22 PM ElGuanoLoco119
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' started out like this stating that "every believe is true somwhere in the Nehternehter" and what fuels the power of religious beings is the amount of worship and the legends build around them, further down the series it transforms in to "every religion is true but Christianity is truer" stating that the White God which had a son that died on a tree is the most powerful being and his angels (or more accurately archangel) are the most powerful beings we have seen to date.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' started out like this stating that "every believe is true somwhere in the Nehternehter" Nevernever" and what fuels the power of religious beings is the amount of worship and the legends build around them, further down the series it transforms in to "every religion is true but Christianity is truer" stating that the White God which had a son that died on a tree is the most powerful being and his angels (or more accurately archangel) are the most powerful beings we have seen to date.
4th Jul '16 12:57:37 AM jormis29
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''The Last Drumpf'', God is referred as "The Chief" while Satan is called "The Adversary", and in Asimov's other short story called "Gimmicks Three", the demons refer to divine orders as "orders from above".

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''The Last Drumpf'', Trump'', God is referred as "The Chief" while Satan is called "The Adversary", and in Asimov's other short story called "Gimmicks Three", the demons refer to divine orders as "orders from above".
4th Jul '16 12:06:20 AM TeslaK20
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''The Last Trump'', God is referred as "The Chief", and in other Asimov's short story called "Gimmicks Three", the demons refer to divine orders as "orders from above".

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''The Last Trump'', Drumpf'', God is referred as "The Chief", Chief" while Satan is called "The Adversary", and in other Asimov's other short story called "Gimmicks Three", the demons refer to divine orders as "orders from above".
11th Mar '16 2:29:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.
11th Mar '16 2:26:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted thoroughly in the Franchise/StargateVerse: the characters certainly do their mythological homework, and gods and godlings from virtually every pantheon, including Judeo-Christian-Islam, are either name-checked or attributed to {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s.
** One episode in Sokar's season in the spotlight (4th?) had him posing as Satan to control some primitive screwheads he'd grabbed from Medieval Europe. They were very careful to have Teal'c claim he didn't think a Goa'uld would ever act like capital-G God, though. (This may also have something to do with the ''other'' Goa'uld likely not taking kindly to any such attempts, of course. After all, there's that pesky "you shall have no other gods beside me" business...)
*** Another episode featuring Sokar shows that he's turned the moon of his empire's capital into a facsimile of {{Hell}}. Basically, he acted as composite of the Egyptian god Seker and the Biblical Satan.
* Averted in Season 4 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Throughout the series, there had been demons (usually using the names of Biblical demons), but no sign of any angels or any reference to God. Then, suddenly, there's not only Castiel, but the fact that he tells Dean that ''God himself'' commanded he be [[spoiler:brought back to life]]. Sure, some of the mythology is changed (66 seals must be broken for [[spoiler:Lucifer to be unleashed]]), but the show doesn't shy away from using real world religion.
* Obvious aversions: Shows like ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' or ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'', which explicitly feature {{Satan}} or {{God}} (respectively) as major characters and speak openly about Christian lore.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}''
** Averted. All of the Gods and Titans that show up are given their proper names from mythology. No monotheistic religions appear. Some still active religions are used, either Asian (Hindu pantheon, Japanese shintoism, a little traditional Chinese) or traditional European (Asatrú, Religio Romana, Celtic Heathenry, Slavic Heathenry and Druidism).
** It's heavily implied that the titan Aten is, in fact, [[GodIsEvil the inspiration for the Abrahamic god]]. His servants even look like angels. Moreover, an AncientConspiracy called The Order of the Divine Glory apparently runs all of the currently existing monotheistic religions from behind the scenes, and are behind the classic Catholic technique of [[HijackedByJesus sublimating other religious practices into their religion]]... all in an attempt to use the power of fatebinding to sublimate all gods, just as they did for [[{{God}} the Sumerian storm god they already succeeded in enslaving]].
* Also Averted in earlier editions of Fantasy Games Unlimited's Chivalry & Sorcery. The primary religious pantheon was basically medieval Catholicism.
** Priest characters had ranks that range from Friar up through Pope (with separate progression tables for Ordained vs Non-ordained). While clerics could not wield {{Magick}}, they could ask for Blessings. The Pope even has one called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Crusade]].
** The demons also followed classical hierarchy, right up (down) to named powers and the Big Bad [[{{Satan}} himself]].



* 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.



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' when Linus quotes Bible versues to show the TrueMeaningOfChristmas.
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