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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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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,
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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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* 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."
17th Oct '16 4:02:16 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 Sunís 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 dayís lease on lifeófor any day when the Unconquered Sun didnít act directly on their behalf is another day where his wrath was stayed."

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Nanase [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1011 pleads God to help her]] when she experiences death repeatedly through her fairy doll avatars while battling Abraham.

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17th Oct '16 3:44:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* This idea was alluded to in several background characters in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. In the [[WhatIf alternate ending]] ''December 21, 2010'' there are several people mentioned in passing to be praying to various beings - even those who had never even believed in a deity - and background characters were spotted doing this in the FinalBattle. It was finally brought into the forefront with the introduction of Dr. Shaw, who, while a capable surgeon, is mentally unstable and greatly broken by the war to the point where she desperately clings to some form of faith in an attempt at comfort. Of course just ''which'' deity is another matter entirely- [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], Myth/EgyptianMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall PeabodySam]], [[MythologyGag Ole Kirk Christiansen, Kjield Kirk Christiansen]], [[LEGOUniverse the First Builders]], [[ThankTheMaker Creator, Builder]], and even UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} are all brought into the mix as possible sources of faith and prayer.

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* This idea was alluded to in several background characters in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. In the [[WhatIf alternate ending]] ''December 21, 2010'' there are several people mentioned in passing to be praying to various beings - even those who had never even believed in a deity - and background characters were spotted doing this in the FinalBattle. It was finally brought into the forefront with the introduction of Dr. Shaw, who, while a capable surgeon, is mentally unstable and greatly broken by the war to the point where she desperately clings to some form of faith in an attempt at comfort. Of course just ''which'' deity is another matter entirely- [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], Myth/EgyptianMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall PeabodySam]], [[MythologyGag Ole Kirk Christiansen, Kjield Kirk Christiansen]], [[LEGOUniverse [[VideoGame/LEGOUniverse the First Builders]], [[ThankTheMaker Creator, Builder]], and even UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} are all brought into the mix as possible sources of faith and prayer.



* In ''{{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 Sunís 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 dayís lease on lifeófor any day when the Unconquered Sun didnít act directly on their behalf is another day where his wrath was stayed."

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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''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 Sunís 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 dayís lease on lifeófor any day when the Unconquered Sun didnít act directly on their behalf is another day where his wrath was stayed."
5th Oct '16 12:44:19 PM Premonition45
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* This also happened at least once on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E1BartGetsAnF Bart Gets an F]]" and "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E4BartSellsHisSoul Bart Sells His Soul]]".
** Also parodied in Homer's famous quote: "I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, {{Superman}}!"
** In another episode Homer ends up signing on to do missionary work in the South Pacific [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext to get out of paying a huge sum to PBS]], and objects that "I don't even believe in [[{{Malaproper}} Jebus]]!" As the plane flies off he runs to the window and calls "Save me, Jebus!"

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* This also happened at least once on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Happened to Bart
in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E1BartGetsAnF Bart Gets an F]]" and "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E4BartSellsHisSoul Bart Sells His Soul]]".
Soul]]". The page quote is taken from the former episode, as Lisa paraphrases the Samuel Johnson statement "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
** Also parodied Parodied in Homer's famous quote: "Lost Our Lisa", when Homer says "I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, {{Superman}}!"
** In another episode "Missionary: Impossible", Homer ends up signing on to do missionary work in the South Pacific [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext to get out of paying a huge sum to PBS]], and objects that "I don't even believe in [[{{Malaproper}} Jebus]]!" As the plane flies off he runs to the window and calls "Save me, Jebus!"
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