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15th Jan '17 12:23:19 PM Xtifr
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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Literature/TheStarchildTrilogy''. No one actually ''worships'' the [[MasterComputer Planning Machine]], but the technicians who work most closely with it are expected to give up their former lives and devote themselves to the machine. When they enter training, they are called "acolytes", and once they graduate, they are given the title "Brother" or "Sister" (like monks or nuns), they recieve a neural implant called a "communion plate" in their foreheads, and they are given a set of sonic beads which they "tell" (like rosary beads) to communicate with the machine at a distance.
26th Dec '16 10:49:52 PM Xtifr
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* In one episode of ''{{Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future}}'', Lord Dredd was dictating what sounded like it was supposed to be a Bio-Dredd Bible.

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* In one episode of ''{{Captain ''Series/{{Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future}}'', Lord Dredd was dictating what sounded like it was supposed to be a Bio-Dredd Bible.
18th Dec '16 2:23:16 PM DaRatBastid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'', while it's never outrighted ''stated'', The Chancellor's speech in the newsreel reeks of this, even stating at one point to "praise this new technology". [[AIIsACrapshoot Naturally, it all goes spectacuarly wrong.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'', while it's never outrighted ''stated'', The Chancellor's speech in the newsreel reeks of this, even stating at one point to "praise this new technology". [[AIIsACrapshoot Naturally, it all goes spectacuarly spectacularly wrong.]]
7th Dec '16 9:03:40 AM johnsmithxxi
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* "Series/ItsAboutTime": In ''School Days, School Days'', Shad and Gronk give a sacrifice to the garbage disposal calling it the "god of Garbage"! At the end of the episode, after Mac and Hector enroll them in night school to catch up on a million years of civilization, Gronk mentions they're going to be taught about Edison, god of the Electric light.

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* "Series/ItsAboutTime": ''Series/ItsAboutTime'': In ''School Days, School Days'', Shad and Gronk give a sacrifice to the garbage disposal calling it the "god of Garbage"! At the end of the episode, after Mac and Hector enroll them in night school to catch up on a million years of civilization, Gronk mentions they're going to be taught about Edison, god of the Electric light.
7th Dec '16 9:02:44 AM johnsmithxxi
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* "Series/ItsAboutTime": In ''School Days, School Days'', Shad and Gronk give a sacrifice to the garbage disposal calling it the "god of Garbage"! At the end of the episode, after Mac and Hector enroll them in night school to catch up on a million years of civilization, Gronk mentions they're going to be taught about Edison, god of the Electric light.
29th Nov '16 12:06:30 PM Skebaba
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*** Funnily enough, the Emperor of Mankind seems to have always been an atheist and a proponent of rationality and materialism, along with scientific principles. His original edicts (the Imperial Truth) were later defiled by the religious people (most likely acting on the instructions of the Chaos gods), most notably one of his 20 sons, who forced the Imperial Creed on the human planets they reclaimed, instead of the correct Imperial Truth. Thus it can be confirmed that everyone else but the Space Marines are heretics, because they go against His will.
12th Nov '16 3:13:11 PM FordPrefect
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* The Corpore Metal secret society in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' thinks that robots and cyborgs should rule, while the [=FCCCP=] (First Church of Christ Computer Programmer) not-quite-secret society worships Alpha Complex's current ruler The Computer as an aspect of God.

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* The Corpore Metal secret society in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' thinks that robots and cyborgs should rule, while the [=FCCCP=] (First Church of Christ Computer Programmer) not-quite-secret society worships Alpha Complex's current ruler The Computer as an aspect of God. (The Computer finds this confusing, but preferable to most other secret societies. Meanwhile, the various factions of the FCCCP spend most of their effort [[WeAreStrugglingTogether trying to stamp each other out as heretics]].)
12th Nov '16 3:08:21 PM FordPrefect
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4th Nov '16 3:17:58 PM Milarqui
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* In ''TabletopGame/GURPSReignOfSteel'', the Tel Aviv zonemind is trying to control its humans by trying to make them worship it. Unfortunately for it, this only makes the human resistance even more motivated at destroying it.
18th Sep '16 7:32:51 PM nombretomado
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* This is the main source of the conflict between the Dark Legion and the rest of the Echidna species in ArchieComics' ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' series; the latter, for various reasons, decided to ban excessive technology in their society, and the former -- not willing to conform -- were exiled. Naturally, part of the Legion's love for technology manifests itself in their replacing body parts with [[ArtificialLimbs Prosthetic Limbs]], but - in a subversion to [[MadScientist the other villainous group that holds technology in a similar regard]], said augmentations don't result in CyberneticsEatYourSoul.
* Exemplified in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' by Channon's boyfriend, Ziang. Given Transmetropolitan's style, it's treated more as a sexual fetish than a religion, but for some people religion is an experience on par with sex. Ziang has copious wires hanging out of the back of his head, some cybernetics surely (possibly internal), and treats going "foglet" (uploading his mind into a nanobot colony) as a transcendent experience which he's been "ready for since his first orgasm."

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* This is the main source of the conflict between the Dark Legion and the rest of the Echidna species in ArchieComics' Franchise/ArchieComics' ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' series; the latter, for various reasons, decided to ban excessive technology in their society, and the former -- not willing to conform -- were exiled. Naturally, part of the Legion's love for technology manifests itself in their replacing body parts with [[ArtificialLimbs Prosthetic Limbs]], but - in a subversion to [[MadScientist the other villainous group that holds technology in a similar regard]], said augmentations don't result in CyberneticsEatYourSoul.
* Exemplified in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' by Channon's boyfriend, Ziang. Given Transmetropolitan's style, it's treated more as a sexual fetish than a religion, but for some people religion is an experience on par with sex. Ziang has copious wires hanging out of the back of his head, some cybernetics surely (possibly internal), and treats going "foglet" (uploading his mind into a nanobot colony) as a transcendent experience which he's been "ready for since his first orgasm."
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