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20th Sep '16 8:35:57 PM Lullaby22
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** It's mentioned in the PilotEpisode of ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' that all major religions are only about five percent accurate in their conception of the afterlife. The closest person to the truth was a stoner named Doug Forcett who got really high on mushrooms and made a guess that was ninety-three percent accurate.

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** * It's mentioned in the PilotEpisode of ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' that all major religions are only about five percent accurate in their conception of the afterlife. The closest person to the truth was a stoner named Doug Forcett who got really high on mushrooms and made a guess that was ninety-three percent accurate.
20th Sep '16 8:35:40 PM Lullaby22
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** It's mentioned in the PilotEpisode of ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' that all major religions are only about five percent accurate in their conception of the afterlife. The closest person to the truth was a stoner named Doug Forcett who got really high on mushrooms and made a guess that was ninety-three percent accurate.
11th Sep '16 7:56:09 PM PaulA
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[[noreallife]] Creator/IsaacAsimov once said that most ScienceFiction is written by atheists. There are a [[Creator/CSLewis number]] [[Creator/OrsonScottCard of]] [[Creator/CliffordSimak notable]] [[Creator/RayBradbury exceptions]], and it might not be literally true, but SciFi probably has more atheist authors than other genres do. A lot of these writers insert this [[AuthorTract personal outlook]] into the story. Sometimes they just portray atheists as good and rationally thinking people. Sometimes they go further.

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[[noreallife]] Creator/IsaacAsimov once said that most ScienceFiction is written by atheists. There are a [[Creator/CSLewis number]] [[Creator/OrsonScottCard of]] [[Creator/CliffordSimak notable]] [[Creator/RayBradbury exceptions]], number of notable exceptions,[[note]]including Creator/CSLewis, Creator/OrsonScottCard, Creator/CliffordSimak, and Creator/RayBradbury,[[/note]] and it might not be literally true, but SciFi probably has more atheist authors than other genres do. A lot of these writers insert this [[AuthorTract personal outlook]] into the story. Sometimes they just portray atheists as good and rationally thinking people. Sometimes they go further.
6th Aug '16 1:08:37 PM Dravencour
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' the players find themselves at the temple of the Asari goddess, Athame. Although most Asari are pantheists anyway, most probably think it was [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions simple superstition.]] However if the player brings the teammember of the [[{{Precursors}} Prothean race]] along with them, he deconstructs all their myths: it was them every time. Goddess protected you when "the heavens grew angry?" Prothean-deflected meteor strike. Drove away "jealous gods?" Invasive species. Abundance from on-high? Averted famine, and so on. It is somewhat questionable how true the details are; the Protheans were definitely involved in some way, but Javik also has a habit of lying for his own amusement.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' the players find themselves at the temple of the Asari goddess, Athame. Although most Asari are pantheists anyway, most probably think it was [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions simple superstition.]] However if the player brings the teammember of the [[{{Precursors}} Prothean race]] along with them, he deconstructs all their myths: it was them every time. Goddess protected you when "the heavens grew angry?" Prothean-deflected meteor strike. Drove away "jealous gods?" Invasive species. Abundance from on-high? Averted famine, and so on. It is somewhat questionable how true the details are; the Protheans were definitely involved in some way, but Javik also has a habit of lying and {{troll}}ing for his own amusement.
10th Jul '16 11:35:17 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is either an aversion or a subversion. Chantry says that [[TheGodsMustBeLazy the Maker is just lazy]], prayers are not answered, religion is ''not'' magic (ReligionIsMagic in all other BioWare games which have magic), [[KnightTemplar templars]] are dumb, killers and drug-users, and clergy even refuses to bless an army at some point, making you think that trope is played completery straight... and then the game starts [[ShoutOut quoting]] ''TheLordOfTheRings'' without {{Deconstruction}}. In case you didn't know, ''TheLordOfTheRings'' is about [[{{God}} Ilúvatar's]] guidance. The religious outlook of the game is probably something like "GodIsGood" but religious ''organisations'' can do some pretty stupid things.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is either an aversion or a subversion. Chantry says that [[TheGodsMustBeLazy the Maker is just lazy]], prayers are not answered, religion is ''not'' magic (ReligionIsMagic in all other BioWare Creator/BioWare games which have magic), [[KnightTemplar templars]] are dumb, killers and drug-users, and clergy even refuses to bless an army at some point, making you think that trope is played completery straight... and then the game starts [[ShoutOut quoting]] ''TheLordOfTheRings'' without {{Deconstruction}}. In case you didn't know, ''TheLordOfTheRings'' is about [[{{God}} Ilúvatar's]] guidance. The religious outlook of the game is probably something like "GodIsGood" but religious ''organisations'' can do some pretty stupid things.
23rd Jun '16 6:52:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' the players find themselves at the temple of the Asari goddess, Athame. Although most Asari are pantheists anyway, most probably think it was [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions simple superstition.]] However if the player brings the teammember of the [[{{Precursors}} Prothean race]] along with them, he deconstructs all their myths: it was them every time. Goddess protected you when "the heavens grew angry?" Prothean-deflected meteor strike. Drove away "jealous gods?" Invasive species. Abundance from on-high? Averted famine, and so on.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' the players find themselves at the temple of the Asari goddess, Athame. Although most Asari are pantheists anyway, most probably think it was [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions simple superstition.]] However if the player brings the teammember of the [[{{Precursors}} Prothean race]] along with them, he deconstructs all their myths: it was them every time. Goddess protected you when "the heavens grew angry?" Prothean-deflected meteor strike. Drove away "jealous gods?" Invasive species. Abundance from on-high? Averted famine, and so on. It is somewhat questionable how true the details are; the Protheans were definitely involved in some way, but Javik also has a habit of lying for his own amusement.
11th May '16 3:46:03 AM Morgenthaler
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This change can be seen easiest with TheKnightsTemplar in both games. In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', they were the surviving descendants of the original Knights, who had remained as religious bankers[[note]]The Knights Templar also had ties to the Illuminati, but the Illuminati of ''Deus Ex'' had intrinsic spiritual themes as a contrast to Bob Page's secular Majestic Twelve. Spirituality and religion (in fact, most of them were simply bog standard Catholics) were part of what they were, not a method of controlling people.[[/note]]. In ''Invisible War'', they're one of the only truly "black" factions who will plunge the world into an [[TheFundamentalist extremist]], [[BeliefMakesYouStupid theocratic dark age]] if they win.

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This change can be seen easiest with TheKnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar in both games. In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', they were the surviving descendants of the original Knights, who had remained as religious bankers[[note]]The Knights Templar also had ties to the Illuminati, but the Illuminati of ''Deus Ex'' had intrinsic spiritual themes as a contrast to Bob Page's secular Majestic Twelve. Spirituality and religion (in fact, most of them were simply bog standard Catholics) were part of what they were, not a method of controlling people.[[/note]]. In ''Invisible War'', they're one of the only truly "black" factions who will plunge the world into an [[TheFundamentalist extremist]], [[BeliefMakesYouStupid theocratic dark age]] if they win.
4th Mar '16 8:13:35 PM DoctorCooper
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Creator/IsaacAsimov once said that most ScienceFiction is written by atheists. There are a [[Creator/CSLewis number]] [[Creator/OrsonScottCard of]] [[Creator/CliffordSimak notable]] [[Creator/RayBradbury exceptions]], and it might not be literally true, but SciFi probably has more atheist authors than other genres do. A lot of these writers insert this [[AuthorTract personal outlook]] into the story. Sometimes they just portray atheists as good and rationally thinking people. Sometimes they go further.

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[[noreallife]] Creator/IsaacAsimov once said that most ScienceFiction is written by atheists. There are a [[Creator/CSLewis number]] [[Creator/OrsonScottCard of]] [[Creator/CliffordSimak notable]] [[Creator/RayBradbury exceptions]], and it might not be literally true, but SciFi probably has more atheist authors than other genres do. A lot of these writers insert this [[AuthorTract personal outlook]] into the story. Sometimes they just portray atheists as good and rationally thinking people. Sometimes they go further.



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21st Feb '16 7:23:24 PM Gamermaster
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* The character Beneditx in ''Literature/{{KnowledgeofAngels}}'' THINKS that 'ReligionIsWrong' is proved, but only because someone had offered counterarguments to Aquinas's 5 Arguments, which he thought proved the ReligionIsRight. To him, this trope is invoked.

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* The character Beneditx in ''Literature/{{KnowledgeofAngels}}'' ''Literature/KnowledgeOfAngels'' THINKS that 'ReligionIsWrong' is proved, but only because someone had offered counterarguments to Aquinas's 5 Arguments, which he thought proved the ReligionIsRight. To him, this trope is invoked.
16th Dec '15 12:39:16 PM FF32
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Creator/IsaacAsimov once said that most ScienceFiction is written by atheists. There are a [[Creator/CSLewis number]] [[OrsonScottCard of]] [[CliffordSimak notable]] [[Creator/RayBradbury exceptions]], and it might not be literally true, but SciFi probably has more atheist authors than other genres do. A lot of these writers insert this [[AuthorTract personal outlook]] into the story. Sometimes they just portray atheists as good and rationally thinking people. Sometimes they go further.

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Creator/IsaacAsimov once said that most ScienceFiction is written by atheists. There are a [[Creator/CSLewis number]] [[OrsonScottCard [[Creator/OrsonScottCard of]] [[CliffordSimak [[Creator/CliffordSimak notable]] [[Creator/RayBradbury exceptions]], and it might not be literally true, but SciFi probably has more atheist authors than other genres do. A lot of these writers insert this [[AuthorTract personal outlook]] into the story. Sometimes they just portray atheists as good and rationally thinking people. Sometimes they go further.
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