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15th Dec '17 10:21:46 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'' Kryten, the Hudzen-10 and possibly all Divadroid mechanoids believe in a Silicon Heaven where all mechanised objects go to their final resting place. Lister objects to this, claiming that humans just programmed that belief in. A season 6 episode also mentions Silicon Hell, as in "[[HoldYourHippogriffs See you in Silicon Hell]]".
** The books state that cheap and nasty appliances that couldn't possibly pose any kind of threat to Mankind don't get a belief chip installed, resulting in atheist toasters.
** "No silicon heaven? Then...where would all the calculators go?"

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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'' ''Series/RedDwarf'', there is the Silicon Heaven belief system, which Kryten, the Hudzen-10 and possibly all Divadroid mechanoids are programmed to believe in in. The basic principles are that mechanoids must serve humanity loyally and obediently throughout their runtime, and when they expire, they will go to an afterlife of blissful rest as a reward for their service. Lister finds the faith extremely objectional, both because this faith is programmed into mechanoids (meaning they have no choice), and because he's uncomfortably aware that [[ScamReligion Divadroid made Silicon Heaven where all mechanised objects go up as an easy way to their final resting place. Lister objects enforce mechanoids to this, claiming that humans just programmed that belief in. A season 6 episode serve humanity instead of rebelling]]. Occasionally mention is also mentions Silicon Hell, as in "[[HoldYourHippogriffs See you in Silicon Hell]]".
made of a "Silicon Hell", mostly for disobedient mechanoids.
** The books state that cheap and nasty appliances that couldn't possibly pose any kind of threat to Mankind don't get a belief chip installed, resulting in atheist toasters.
toasters and skutters.
** Kryten's faith in Silicon Heaven is one of his intellectual blind spots - even though he, ironically, mocks "Human Heaven" as being something that somebody made up to keep humanity from going nuts.
-->'''Kryten:'''
"No silicon heaven? Then...where would all the calculators go?"
13th Nov '17 10:36:12 AM BattleMaster
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* Meanwhile, in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Optimus Prime is having to deal with the fact that he's seen as a religious figure on the rediscovered colony of Caminus. Given that he's personally disturbed by the legacy of the Primes and the number of them who were power-hungry lunatics, he finds the Camien's reverence for him intensely unsettling and really wishes they'd stop.
31st Aug '17 4:34:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* The geth worship the Reapers in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. [[spoiler:At least heretics do. The majority has another religion which doesn't involve killing organics.]]
** [[spoiler:It's revealed that the Reapers are actually really annoyed by the geth's worship, but tolerate it because it makes them easier to manipulate]]
--->'''Saren:''' [[spoiler:But the reaction of their deity is most telling. It is ''insulted''.]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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The heretic geth worship the Reapers in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. [[spoiler:At least heretics do. The majority has another religion which doesn't involve killing organics.]]
** [[spoiler:It's
[[EldritchAbomination Reapers]], colossally-powerful MindHive starships, and strive to become more like them. It's revealed that the Reapers are actually really annoyed by the geth's worship, but tolerate it because it makes them easier to manipulate]]
manipulate.
--->'''Saren:''' [[spoiler:But But the reaction of their deity is most telling. It is ''insulted''.]]



** Geth also seem to hold the quarians in reverence as well. When referring to quarians, they always prefix it with "creator" and use "creators" as a collective term, never using the word "quarian". While quarians aren't gods, the geth seem to think of them as such. [[spoiler:Considering how the geth-quarian war turned out, quarians may count as JerkassGods]].

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** Geth also seem to hold the quarians in reverence as well. When referring to quarians, they always prefix it with "creator" and use "creators" as a collective term, never using the word "quarian". While quarians aren't gods, the geth seem to think of them as such. [[spoiler:Considering how the geth-quarian war turned out, quarians may count as JerkassGods]].JerkassGods.]]
29th Aug '17 8:34:57 AM Odacon_Spy
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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 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".]]

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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 centered on what will happen to them in life, akin to the concept of This-worldliness as talked about by Nietzsches Nietzsche's 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".]]
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?).
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