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4th Dec '17 11:12:27 AM Pichu-kun
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** Edward Elric of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' tells most people that he's an atheist (claiming that alchemists, being practitioners of an art based in truth and logic, don't believe in such vague concepts), but in truth he has met and has a very ''bad'' relationship with the Truth, the living embodiment of EquivalentExchange that's the closest thing to a proper "god" ever seen in the setting.[[note]] (To be fair, the Truth really doesn't seem like much of a God in the traditional sense; sure, it's ancient and almost omnipotent, but as it says to so many, 'I am what you call The World, or The Universe, or Truth, or Everything, or One, or perhaps God. But also, I am YOU.')[[/note]]

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** Edward Elric of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' tells most people that he's an atheist (claiming that alchemists, being practitioners of an art based in truth and logic, don't believe in such vague concepts), but in truth he has met and has a very ''bad'' relationship with the Truth, the living embodiment of EquivalentExchange that's the closest thing to a proper "god" ever seen in the setting.[[note]] (To be fair, the Truth really doesn't seem like much of a God god in the traditional sense; sure, it's ancient and almost omnipotent, but as it says to so many, 'I am what you call The World, or The Universe, or Truth, or Everything, or One, or perhaps God. But also, I am YOU.')[[/note]]


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* Holden from ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' says he is "sort of an atheist" but he sounds more like this. He believes in Jesus but finds other Biblical characters to be obnoxious. He isn't that interested in the Bible.
10th Nov '17 8:07:14 AM nighttrainfm
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** Discworld's [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]] have a creator god, because it's useful to have something to yell at when you hit your thumb with a hammer, but don't worship him as a matter of dogma because "Tak doesn't demand that we think of Him, only that we think." They don't believe in devils or demons, but their customs dictate that a dwarf be buried with an excellent weapon just in case any of those things don't ''know'' that dwarfs don't believe in them. And then there's the Summoning Dark, an ancient spirit of revenge that no dwarf worships but all dwarves know to steer clear of.

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** Discworld's [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]] have a creator god, because it's useful to have something to yell at when you hit your thumb with a hammer, but don't worship him as a matter of dogma because "Tak doesn't demand that we think of Him, only that we think." They don't believe in devils or demons, but their customs dictate that a dwarf be buried with an excellent weapon just in case any of those things don't ''know'' that dwarfs don't believe in them. And then there's the Summoning Dark, an ancient spirit of revenge that no dwarf worships but all dwarves dwarfs know to steer clear of.
10th Nov '17 8:06:45 AM nighttrainfm
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** Discworld's [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]] have a creator god, because it's useful to have something to yell at when you hit your thumb with a hammer, but don't worship him as a matter of dogma because "Tak doesn't demand that we think of Him, only that we think." They don't believe in devils or demons, but their customs dictate that a dwarf be buried with an excellent weapon just in case any of those things don't ''know'' that dwarfs don't believe in them. Their attitude towards faith can be summed up as:
---> '''[[TheFundamentalist Grag]]:''' Believe? No. I just know it exists.

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** Discworld's [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]] have a creator god, because it's useful to have something to yell at when you hit your thumb with a hammer, but don't worship him as a matter of dogma because "Tak doesn't demand that we think of Him, only that we think." They don't believe in devils or demons, but their customs dictate that a dwarf be buried with an excellent weapon just in case any of those things don't ''know'' that dwarfs don't believe in them. Their attitude towards faith can be summed up as:
---> '''[[TheFundamentalist Grag]]:'''
And then there's the Summoning Dark, an ancient spirit of revenge that no dwarf worships but all dwarves know to steer clear of.
-->'''Vimes:''' You believe in that stuff?\\
'''Grag Bashfullson:'''
Believe? No. I just know it exists.
20th Oct '17 7:26:58 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has a this going on in the Rogue Isles as the nation is ruled by Lord Recluse, who has godly power but is still a flesh-and-blood (though long-lived) mortal. Hence religion is illegal in the Isles now because bowing to a full-god equates to pledging loyalty to a foreign power. It's not that the residents don't believe in God/gods, they just don't worship anyone.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has a this going on in the Rogue Isles as the nation is ruled by Lord Recluse, who has godly power but is still a flesh-and-blood (though long-lived) mortal. Hence religion is illegal in the Isles now because bowing to a full-god equates to pledging loyalty to a foreign power. It's not that the residents don't believe in God/gods, they just don't worship anyone.
20th Oct '17 7:26:12 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has a this going on in the Rogue Isles as the nation is ruled by Lord Recluse, who has godly power but is still a flesh-and-blood (though long-lived) mortal. Hence religion is illegal in the Isles now because bowing to a full-god equates to pledging loyalty to a foreign power. It's not that the residents don't believe in God/gods, they just don't worship anyone.
20th Oct '17 9:25:32 AM SparksOfTheTempest
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** The Charr were duped into worshipping the [[GodGuise Titans]] for centuries, only for humans to destroy them and the Destroyers that were offered as a replacement. This resulted in a bloody civil war as the ruling Shamans tried and failed to maintain control. Since then the Charr have taken the stance that there are no gods, just powerful spirits, and will often sneer at the devotion of humans to the Six.

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** The Charr were duped into worshipping the [[GodGuise Titans]] for centuries, only for humans to destroy them and the Destroyers that were offered as a replacement. This resulted in a bloody civil war as the ruling Shamans tried and failed to maintain control. Since then the Charr have taken the stance that there are no gods, just powerful spirits, and will often sneer at the devotion of humans to the Six. [[spoiler: And given what happened in the ''Path of Fire'' expansion with the human god of war Balthazar, they may have a point.]]
15th Oct '17 12:22:12 PM DarkHunter
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--->'''Roy''': Well, this is kind of awkward to say, given where I am, but I've never been all that religious. I mean, I guess my mom raised me to worship the Northern Gods, but I always just figured that as long as I didn't actively offend any of them, they'd leave me alone.
11th Oct '17 8:08:18 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* ''Literature/TheCraftSequence'' is set in a world recovering from [[RageAgainstTheHeavens the God Wars]], where human magic users rebelled against the gods and took power into their own hands. Even in the post-war world, magic users and their adherents tend to view gods as tyrannical spiritual parasites that humanity has outgrown.

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* ''Literature/TheCraftSequence'' The ''Literature/CraftSequence'' is set in a world recovering from [[RageAgainstTheHeavens the God Wars]], where human magic users rebelled against the gods and took power into their own hands. Even in the post-war world, magic users and their adherents tend to view gods as tyrannical spiritual parasites that humanity has outgrown.
10th Oct '17 4:52:08 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* ''Literature/TheCraftSequence'' is set in a world recovering from [[RageAgainstTheHeavens the God Wars]], where human magic users rebelled against the gods and took power into their own hands. Even in the post-war world, magic users and their adherents tend to view gods as tyrannical spiritual parasites that humanity has outgrown.
8th Oct '17 9:48:37 AM nombretomado
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** ''BookOfExodus'' has the [[NefariousPharaoh Pharaoh]] behaving like this. He acknowledged the existence of God. He even went so far as to admit that he sinned, but he still refused to do what God said and let His people go. [[TooDumbToLive It doesn't end well for him]] when he attempted to chase Moses between the sea... There is also a verse saying God "hardened Pharoah's heart" to not let the Hebrews go however, so not all of it was within his control.

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** ''BookOfExodus'' ''Literature/BookOfExodus'' has the [[NefariousPharaoh Pharaoh]] behaving like this. He acknowledged the existence of God. He even went so far as to admit that he sinned, but he still refused to do what God said and let His people go. [[TooDumbToLive It doesn't end well for him]] when he attempted to chase Moses between the sea... There is also a verse saying God "hardened Pharoah's heart" to not let the Hebrews go however, so not all of it was within his control.
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