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10th Aug '17 10:01:33 AM xcountryguy
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* The characters in Toys/{{Bionicle}} revere Mata Nui as their "Great Spirit". He's actually [[spoiler: A HumongousMecha ship that contains their entire "universe" .]]

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* The characters in Toys/{{Bionicle}} revere Mata Nui as their "Great Spirit". He's actually [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A HumongousMecha ship that contains their entire "universe" .]]



** The Overlord DLC for ''Videogame/MassEffect2'' has as its premise [[spoiler: the attempt made by some scientists to create something that geth would worship as they did the Reapers - the scientists being unaware that most geth didn't - and just how horrifying that attempt got.]]

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** The Overlord DLC for ''Videogame/MassEffect2'' has as its premise [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the attempt made by some scientists to create something that geth would worship as they did the Reapers - the scientists being unaware that most geth didn't - and just how horrifying that attempt got.]]
20th May '17 1:46:39 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Wildstorm}} universe has the robotic Church of Gort, mostly seen in stories about Maxine Manchester, a cyborg member of the ComicBook/WildCATs. The psychopathic Maxine converts to the Church and becomes a devout believer in the sanctity of machine life. Organic life she's less concerned with.
* The [[ValiantComics Acclaim Comics]] version of ''ComicBook/MagnusRobotFighter'' featured religious services for robots that included a liturgy spoken in binary and a communion of meat. [[spoiler:Human meat]], which Magnus and his friends stole and ate in the first issue.

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* The {{Wildstorm}} Creator/{{Wildstorm}} universe has the robotic Church of Gort, mostly seen in stories about Maxine Manchester, a cyborg member of the ComicBook/WildCATs. The psychopathic Maxine converts to the Church and becomes a devout believer in the sanctity of machine life. Organic life she's less concerned with.
* The [[ValiantComics [[Creator/ValiantComics Acclaim Comics]] version of ''ComicBook/MagnusRobotFighter'' featured religious services for robots that included a liturgy spoken in binary and a communion of meat. [[spoiler:Human meat]], which Magnus and his friends stole and ate in the first issue.
31st Mar '17 3:29:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OrionsArm'' synthetics tend to worship [[DeusEstMachina the Archailects]] [[MachineWorship just like the majority of bionts]], but there are robot-specific religions such as Machine Ghost Dance, Kja Observance and Virtual_Kja Observance.

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* In ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' synthetics tend to worship [[DeusEstMachina the Archailects]] [[MachineWorship just like the majority of bionts]], but there are robot-specific religions such as Machine Ghost Dance, Kja Observance and Virtual_Kja Observance.
26th Mar '17 2:47:23 PM Fireblood
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* In the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduMIUt9M3M&feature=em-uploademail "Unexpected God"]] by atheist {{Youtube}}r WebVideo/DarkMatter2525, robots believe that their creator is a being much like thought of in religions. Thus the robot main character rejects the human he meets as being their creator, and this is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything similarly to certain people rejecting evolution]].

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* In the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduMIUt9M3M&feature=em-uploademail "Unexpected God"]] by atheist {{Youtube}}r WebVideo/DarkMatter2525, ''WebAnimation/DarkMatter2525'', robots believe that their creator is a being much like thought of in religions. Thus the robot main character rejects the human he meets as being their creator, and this is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything similarly to certain people rejecting evolution]].
26th Mar '17 1:33:07 PM Fireblood
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* In the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduMIUt9M3M&feature=em-uploademail "Unexpected God"]] by atheist youtuber DarkMatter2525, robots believe that their creator is a being much like thought of in religions. Thus the robot main character rejects the human he meets as being their creator, and this is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything similarly to certain people rejecting evolution]].

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* In the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduMIUt9M3M&feature=em-uploademail "Unexpected God"]] by atheist youtuber DarkMatter2525, {{Youtube}}r WebVideo/DarkMatter2525, robots believe that their creator is a being much like thought of in religions. Thus the robot main character rejects the human he meets as being their creator, and this is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything similarly to certain people rejecting evolution]].
26th Mar '17 1:27:28 PM Fireblood
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** The geth religion is interesting because it's not a copy-paste of a real-life meatbag one. Since the geth know who created them and why, as well as what happens to them after death, they don't share the same philosophical angst organics do. Instead their religion (or rather their spirituality) is centred on what will happen to them in life, akin to the concept of This-worldliness as talked about by Nietzsches ideal Ubermensch. The geth are highly existentialist and [[spoiler:strive to reach TheSingularity by uploading every geth program to the only piece of hardware able to run their entire MindHive: a super structure akin to a DysonSphere. The heretics are called such because they violated this philosophy by accepting the help and technology of another species to try and reach that goal, and thus failed to "self-determinate".]]

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** The geth religion is interesting because it's not a copy-paste of a real-life meatbag one. Since the geth know who created them and why, as well as what happens to them after death, they don't share the same philosophical angst organics do. Instead their religion (or rather their spirituality) is centred centered on what will happen to them in life, akin to the concept of This-worldliness as talked about by Nietzsches ideal Ubermensch. The geth are highly existentialist and [[spoiler:strive to reach TheSingularity by uploading every geth program to the only piece of hardware able to run their entire MindHive: a super structure akin to a DysonSphere. The heretics are called such because they violated this philosophy by accepting the help and technology of another species to try and reach that goal, and thus failed to "self-determinate".]]



* In the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduMIUt9M3M&feature=em-uploademail "Unexpected God"]] by atheist youtuber DarkMatter2525 robots believe that their creator is a being much like thought of in religions. Thus the robot main character rejects the human he meets as being their creator, and this is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything similarly to certain people rejecting evolution]].

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* In the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduMIUt9M3M&feature=em-uploademail "Unexpected God"]] by atheist youtuber DarkMatter2525 DarkMatter2525, robots believe that their creator is a being much like thought of in religions. Thus the robot main character rejects the human he meets as being their creator, and this is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything similarly to certain people rejecting evolution]].



'''Robot Jew:''' We believe he was built, and that he was a very well programmed robot, but he was not our messiah.
** In another episode [[TheProfessor Professor Farnsworth]]'s nanobots run loose on a planet, [[MechanicalLifeforms evolving into various forms]] and eventually turning humanoid. When the Professor tries to explain this to the robot scientists they're horrified that he's advocating creationism. (Robot Atheism?)

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'''Robot Jew:''' We believe he was built, and that he was a very well programmed well-programmed robot, but he was not our messiah.
** In another episode [[TheProfessor Professor Farnsworth]]'s nanobots run loose on a planet, [[MechanicalLifeforms evolving into various forms]] and eventually turning humanoid. When the Professor tries to explain this to the robot scientists they're horrified that he's advocating creationism. (Robot Atheism?) creationism (robot atheism?).
18th Dec '16 2:21:17 PM WillKeaton
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** Oddly, despite being able to point to their [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls]] on a numbered list of parts, a formalized form of worship has been very rare. Even the Primes, descendants of what were effectively angels or gods in their own right, who rule by [[DivineRightOfKings divine right]] and are somewhere between being the Pope and Jesus, don't make much mention of Primus. Some media, like ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', mentions [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Covenant_of_Primus The Covenant of Primus]], a sort of Bible.

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** Oddly, despite being able to point to their [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls]] on a numbered list of parts, a formalized form of worship has been very rare. Even the Primes, descendants of what were effectively angels or gods in their own right, who rule by [[DivineRightOfKings divine right]] and are somewhere between being the Pope and Jesus, don't make much mention of Primus. Some media, like ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', mentions [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Covenant_of_Primus The Covenant of Primus]], Primus,]] a sort of Bible.
22nd Nov '16 9:28:36 PM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', some of the Claptraps are said to worship [[Film/{{Robocop}} The Almighty Robot Policeman]]. Wilhelm worships him as well, though he is not a robot, but he would very much like to become one [[{{Cyborg}} and is well on his way there]].

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* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', some of the Claptraps are said to worship [[Film/{{Robocop}} [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} The Almighty Robot Policeman]]. Wilhelm worships him as well, though he is not a robot, but he would very much like to become one [[{{Cyborg}} and is well on his way there]].
8th Nov '16 1:41:32 AM Geoduck
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* Robert Sheckley's ''Human Man's Burden'', a parody of colonial stories with heroic whites ruling over various dark-coloured people, have robots as stand-in for the latter. When they begin to doubt their Human Master they start performing rituals to the "forbidden Fuel God" until loyal robot foreman Gunga-Sam scolds them for losing faith in humanity.

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* Robert Sheckley's Creator/RobertSheckley's short story ''Human Man's Burden'', a parody of colonial stories with heroic whites ruling over various dark-coloured people, have robots as stand-in for the latter. When they begin to doubt their Human Master they start performing rituals to the "forbidden Fuel God" until loyal robot foreman Gunga-Sam scolds them for losing faith in humanity.
22nd Oct '16 9:10:16 PM Sharlee
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* The [[MechanicalLifeforms Steammen]] of the ''Literature/JackelianSeries'' are devout followers of the Steamo Loas, ancestral spirits that manifest within the vapors exhaled by their successors. They sometimes take possession of a steamman to speak prophecy or physically direct their host's actions.
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