History Main / PrayerIsALastResort

27th Jun '17 8:59:23 PM SilentStranger
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** Marge is already fairly religious (and probably the only reason the family goes to church), but doesnt really incorporate religion into her daily life, except on three occasions when she succumbed to this trope. Once when Springfield was hit by a tornado, which ironically destroyed the Flanders house but spared everyone else, when Homer abandoned organized religion in "Homer The Heretic", and when she was on trial for attempted murder. Unfortunatly, in that last case, the judges thought God was her imaginary friend and had her comitted.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy,'' Brian, a notoriously outspoken atheist, prays to god when he thinks the world is ending. When it turns out that the whole thing was a hoax he stalks off to the soup kitchen, mumbling that he made a promise to Someone.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy,'' Brian, a notoriously outspoken atheist, prays to god when he thinks the world is ending. ending (Channel 5 had been reporting that a black hole was about to consume Earth, which turned out to just be a mean-spirited prank by the news team). When it turns out that the whole thing was a hoax he stalks off to the soup kitchen, mumbling that he made a promise to Someone.Someone.
** Peter in "When You Wish Upon A Weinstein", resorts to praying for a jew to help him with the family finances. Granted, he "wishes on a star", but he kneels and clasps his hands in prayer, so it still counts. It's apparently granted, as soon as the song is over, a man named Max Weinstein knocks on the door and asks for help with his broken car.
--> '''Peter''': *singing* ''Now my troubles are all through/I have a jeeeeew!''
--> '''Max''': HEY!!
12th Jun '17 8:31:58 PM RInke10
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* In ''Anime/OnePiece'' during the Skypiea arc when all hell is breaking loose, one of the soldiers despite knowing it won't do any good decides that in the face of such destruction the only thing one can do is pray.
8th May '17 11:51:39 PM 59Efra
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when the website to buy ''Star Wars'' premiere tickets freezes and Sheldon resorts to what, to his usual standards, is extreme measures.
-->'''Sheldon''': ''(getting down on his knees)'' Lord, this is Sheldon Cooper. You're good friends with [[TheFundamentalist my mom]]. I know I've spent my life [[HollywoodAtheist denying that you exist]]...
-->'''Howard''': GOT THEM!
-->'''Sheldon''': ''(gets up, still looking up)'' [[HypocriticalHumor AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO]]!!!
20th Jan '17 11:24:53 PM thecarolinabull01
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold The Movie'', Gerald starts reciting a Hebrew prayer during the bus chase. Arnold states "I didn't know you were religious." Gerald replies "Neither did I".
5th Jan '17 2:02:09 PM JoeMerl
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* In TheMovie ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' Kyon is in a world where everything is BroughtDownToNormal and isn't taking it well. He starts calling out to Christ, Buddha, Mohammamed, ''anyone'' to help him. And then Haruhi appears....

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* In TheMovie ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' Kyon is in a world where everything is BroughtDownToNormal and isn't taking it well. He starts calling out to Christ, Buddha, Mohammamed, ''anyone'' to help him. And then Haruhi appears....appears...
* From ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'''s resident {{Anti Hero}}ic PreachersKid, Kyoko:
-->"''Hey God, if You're there, my life sucked. So for once, please, let me have a happy dream.''"
16th Nov '16 7:55:52 AM sgamer82
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* In TheMovie "[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya]]" Kyon is in a world where everything is BroughtDownToNormal and isn't taking it well. He starts calling out to Christ, Buddha, Mohammamed, ANYONE to help him. And then Haruhi appears....

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\n* In TheMovie "[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya]]" Suzumiya]]'' Kyon is in a world where everything is BroughtDownToNormal and isn't taking it well. He starts calling out to Christ, Buddha, Mohammamed, ANYONE ''anyone'' to help him. And then Haruhi appears....
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-->'''God:''' Why should I help you when you never believed in Me before?
-->'''Atheist:''' To be fair, five minutes ago I didn't believe in the Loch Ness Monster either!

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-->'''God:''' Why should I help you when you never believed in Me before?
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'''Atheist:'''
To be fair, five minutes ago I didn't believe in the Loch Ness Monster either!






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-->"What can we do?!"
-->"You're not a religious man, are you?"
-->"No."
-->"Then I don't know what to tell you."

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--> I adore you,
--> The same way that others always adored you,
--> Emergency humility, just break glass.

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Emergency humility, just break glass.
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6th Nov '16 11:51:03 AM nombretomado
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* Film/PatchAdams.. [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Sort of.]]
* George Bailey in ItsAWonderfulLife. It's downplayed in that his GuardianAngel Clarence has been looking out for him all along.

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* %%* Film/PatchAdams.. [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Sort of.]]
* George Bailey in ItsAWonderfulLife.''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. It's downplayed in that his GuardianAngel Clarence has been looking out for him all along.
4th Nov '16 11:01:03 PM EdwardGil
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* In TheMovie "[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya]]" Kyon is in a world where everything is BroughtDownToNormal and isn't taking it well. He starts calling out to Christ, Buddha, Mohammamed, ANYONE to help him. And then Haruhi appears....

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28th Oct '16 12:48:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Subverted}} in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Arya Stark is captured by the [[TheDreaded Mountain That Rides]], who selects a random prisoner each day for torture, interrogation and death. Nothing saves the victims; not resistance, co-operation, bribery or professions of loyalty. As a wannabe BadassPrincess, this passive role infuriates Arya and so originates the PrayerOfMalice that she keeps up throughout the series; a recitation of the names of those she plans to kill ''herself''.

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* {{Subverted}} in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.'''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Arya Stark is captured by the [[TheDreaded Mountain That Rides]], who selects a random prisoner each day for torture, interrogation and death. Nothing saves the victims; not resistance, co-operation, bribery or professions of loyalty. As a wannabe BadassPrincess, this passive role infuriates Arya and so originates the PrayerOfMalice that she keeps up throughout the series; a recitation of the names of those she plans to kill ''herself''.



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17th Oct '16 4:03:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', its noted that for the general populace praying to the Unconquered Sun is done only once the situation is past the GodzillaThreshold, because asking for his help would imply that giving Creation the light and warmth necessary for humanity's survival isn't enough. To quote ''Glories'': "It is said that the Unconquered Sun�s blessings come with a hard touch of disaster that leaves his subjects amidst the curse and ruin of his [[HolyHandGrenade apocalyptic miracles]]. Because of this, prayers to the Most High often come in the form of thanks for rented light and another day�s lease on life�for any day when the Unconquered Sun didn�t act directly on their behalf is another day where his wrath was stayed."

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', its noted that for the general populace praying to the Unconquered Sun is done only once the situation is past the GodzillaThreshold, because asking for his help would imply that giving Creation the light and warmth necessary for humanity's survival isn't enough. To quote ''Glories'': "It is said that the Unconquered Sun�s Sun's blessings come with a hard touch of disaster that leaves his subjects amidst the curse and ruin of his [[HolyHandGrenade apocalyptic miracles]]. Because of this, prayers to the Most High often come in the form of thanks for rented light and another day�s day's lease on life�for life--for any day when the Unconquered Sun didn�t didn't act directly on their behalf is another day where his wrath was stayed."
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