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25th Mar '16 1:52:17 PM WillKeaton
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* The Techno-Techno order of the ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse are firm embodiments of this trope, under an organization explicitly derived from the Catholic Church, with a Techno-Pope served by Techno-Bishops and so on. They mix this with elements of the Harkonnen and the Tleilaxu, as despite their technical knowledge, they ultimately wish to gain more wealth and influence rather than foster innovation, understanding and creativity.

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* The Techno-Techno order of the ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse ''ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse'' are firm embodiments of this trope, under an organization explicitly derived from the Catholic Church, with a Techno-Pope served by Techno-Bishops and so on. They mix this with elements of the Harkonnen and the Tleilaxu, as despite their technical knowledge, they ultimately wish to gain more wealth and influence rather than foster innovation, understanding and creativity.
9th Mar '16 5:54:59 PM LordInsane
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** So-called Hereteks (heretical Adepts of the Mechanicus) are often various brands of this that just vary from Mechanicus dogma (the Dark Mechanicus usually are counted as Hereteks, for instance) -- though not always, as of course seeing things more like a modern engineer or scientist is heresy.
9th Jan '16 7:16:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* SymphonyX has a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBqfbCFcPTo "Church of the Machine"]] that is very much this. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Church-Of-The-Machine-lyrics-Symphony-X/68ADEFC5BCD9D13448256CAF0014F594 Have a look at the lyrics.]]

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* SymphonyX Music/SymphonyX has a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBqfbCFcPTo "Church of the Machine"]] that is very much this. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Church-Of-The-Machine-lyrics-Symphony-X/68ADEFC5BCD9D13448256CAF0014F594 Have a look at the lyrics.]]
6th Jan '16 3:17:31 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare with CargoCult, in which technology is worshiped as a means to an end, without understanding. See also TheSingularity, a possible outcome if a whole society joins the Machine Cult, and UnwillingRoboticisation, when the mechanisation is forced upon people who refused it. When the ''[=AI=]'' is the one who decides [[AGodAmI it's a god]], you have a case of DeusEstMachina. Can become [[NightmareFuel very, very scary]] if combined with CyberneticsEatYourSoul.

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Compare with CargoCult, in which technology is worshiped as a means to an end, without understanding. See also TheSingularity, a possible outcome if a whole society joins the Machine Cult, and UnwillingRoboticisation, when the mechanisation is forced upon people who refused it. When the ''[=AI=]'' is the one who decides [[AGodAmI it's a god]], you have a case of DeusEstMachina. Can become [[NightmareFuel very, very scary]] if combined with CyberneticsEatYourSoul.
CyberneticsEatYourSoul. Not to be confused with RobotReligion.
24th Dec '15 12:00:56 PM LordInsane
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* The '[[VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod After the End]]'' mod for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' has the Rust Cult, whose faith involves reverence of the technology of pre-Deluge America. Everyone can stumble upon a piece of technology that miraculously still works, but only Rust Cultists can make pilgrimages to search for artefacts of before the End.

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* The '[[VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod ''[[VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod After the End]]'' mod for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' has the Rust Cult, whose faith involves reverence of the technology of pre-Deluge America. Everyone can stumble upon a piece of technology that miraculously still works, but only Rust Cultists can make pilgrimages to search for artefacts of before the End.
7th Dec '15 10:24:33 PM Kuruni
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* The Wiki/ChurchOfTheBrokenGod is built around this trope.

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* The Wiki/ChurchOfTheBrokenGod Church of the Broken God from 'Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is built around this trope.
15th Nov '15 4:13:16 PM StFan
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* Dekko from {{Zot}} seems to fall into this trope.

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* Dekko from {{Zot}} ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' seems to fall into this trope.
8th Nov '15 10:47:15 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Red Vs Blue}} Recreation, the alien race treats [[spoiler: Epsilon Church as a god after he is implanted into a Forerunner monitor]] because they worship ancient technology. [[spoiler: Epsilon Church]] immediately uses this to his advantage by throwing a crate at a praying alien, thus "smiting" him. Unfortunately, the alien worship thing backfires when [[spoiler:Epsilon Church]] and the others need to leave... and the vicious, violent aliens aren't too fond of the idea of someone taking away their god.

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* In {{Red Vs Blue}} Recreation, ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Recreation]]'', the alien race treats [[spoiler: Epsilon Church as a god after he is implanted into a Forerunner monitor]] because they worship ancient technology. [[spoiler: Epsilon Church]] immediately uses this to his advantage by throwing a crate at a praying alien, thus "smiting" him. Unfortunately, the alien worship thing backfires when [[spoiler:Epsilon Church]] and the others need to leave... and the vicious, violent aliens aren't too fond of the idea of someone taking away their god.
26th Oct '15 12:23:40 PM RichardX1
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', this is the goal of the Cult of the Becoming God, a group of warforged ({{Magitek}} robots) who want to ''create'' their own deity (given [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the nature of religion in Eberron]], their goal might actually be achievable).

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', this is the goal of the Cult of the Becoming God, a group of warforged ({{Magitek}} robots) warforged[[note]]{{Magitek}} robots[[/note]] who want to ''create'' their own deity (given [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the nature of religion in Eberron]], their goal might actually be achievable).
26th Oct '15 12:23:09 PM RichardX1
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', this is the goal of the Cult of the Becoming God, a group of warforged ({{Magitek}} robots) who want to ''create'' their own deity (given [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the nature of religion in Eberron]], their goal might actually be achievable).

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', this is the goal of the Cult of the Becoming God, a group of warforged ({{Magitek}} robots) who want to ''create'' their own deity (given [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the nature of religion in Eberron]], their goal might actually be achievable).
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