History Main / UnwantedFalseFaith

16th Feb '18 8:03:19 PM karstovich2
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* It is widely believed that Haile Selassie I had this attitude toward the Rastafari movement, which views him as God incarnate, as this belief contradicts the doctrine of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church that he was affiliated with. However, he never specifically denied his divinity, saying "Who am I to disturb their belief?" [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Whether this faith is false or not is best discussed elsewhere]].

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* It is widely believed that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I had this attitude toward the Rastafari movement, which views him as God incarnate, as this belief contradicts the doctrine of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church that he Church; Haile Selassie was affiliated with.known to be a fairly devout Ethiopian Orthodox Christian. However, he never specifically denied his divinity, saying "Who am I to disturb their belief?" [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Whether this faith is false or not is best discussed elsewhere]].
11th Feb '18 2:51:41 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* G'Kar from ''Series/BabylonFive'' is treated like a prophet by the Narn during the final season due to the book he had been writing about his experiences accidentally being published without his consent and spreading like wildfire (it even outsells the Book of G'Quan, a previous example of this trope). Crowds of followers followed him everywhere he went asking for his wisdom on all sorts of deep questions. He grows increasingly disillusioned by this treatment for a few reasons: he doesn't want to hold that much power among his people (he had turned down the position of president earlier in the show), he doesn't have the answers they're looking for, and he sees that everyone is projecting their ideals of a perfect person onto him, creating this idealized person that's not actually him. Eventually he decides to leave civilized space for several years to get away from it all.

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* G'Kar from ''Series/BabylonFive'' is treated like a prophet by the Narn during the final season due to the book he had been writing about his experiences accidentally being published without his consent and spreading like wildfire (it even outsells the Book of G'Quan, a previous example of this trope). Crowds of followers followed him everywhere he went asking for his wisdom on all sorts of deep questions. He grows increasingly disillusioned by this treatment for a few reasons: he doesn't want to hold that much power among his people (he had turned down the position of president earlier in the show), he doesn't have the answers they're looking for, and he sees that everyone is projecting their ideals of a perfect person onto him, creating this idealized person that's not actually him. It also doesn't help that the book was released unfinished, and early chapters contain ideas he had since rejected but hadn't edited yet which now get thrown in his face by his own followers. Eventually he decides to leave civilized space for several years to get away from it all.
3rd Feb '18 1:18:38 PM Xtifr
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* The history of the [[TheKingdom Boron]] in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series features an amusing incident on the [[SapientCetaceans Wenendra]] homeworld. During FirstContact the Wenendra thought the Boron were at least affiliated with their creator deity, due largely to the Boron being {{sufficiently advanced|aliens}} compared to the primitive Wenendra. The Boron had some trouble convincing them this wasn't the case.

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* The history of the [[TheKingdom [[TheGoodKingdom Boron]] in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series features an amusing incident on the [[SapientCetaceans Wenendra]] homeworld. During FirstContact the Wenendra thought the Boron were at least affiliated with their creator deity, due largely to the Boron being {{sufficiently advanced|aliens}} compared to the primitive Wenendra. The Boron had some trouble convincing them this wasn't the case.
31st Jan '18 4:59:33 AM StFan
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'''The Crowd:''' (''in unison'') Yes! We're all individuals!\\

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'''The Crowd:''' (''in unison'') Yes, we are all different!\\

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'', Boy Blue only wanted to be a regular guy. He became a war hero out of necessity, but hated the cruelty and slaughter that war entails and really preferred to simply be an office clerk. One of the main reasons he participated in the war effort was his hatred for tyranny. [[spoiler:After his death]], a cult springs up around him. His worshipers long for him to come back as a bloodsoaked tyrant slaughtering all who stand in his way and indulge in the most blatant and unfair forms of nepotism. Of course, they consider this a good thing, using rhetorics very similar to how [[BigBad the Adversary]] justified his own reign of terror.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', Boy Blue only wanted to be a regular guy. He became a war hero out of necessity, but hated the cruelty and slaughter that war entails and really preferred to simply be an office clerk. One of the main reasons he participated in the war effort was his hatred for tyranny. [[spoiler:After his death]], a cult springs up around him. His worshipers long for him to come back as a bloodsoaked tyrant slaughtering all who stand in his way and indulge in the most blatant and unfair forms of nepotism. Of course, they consider this a good thing, using rhetorics very similar to how [[BigBad the Adversary]] justified his own reign of terror.



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* Played with in a ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy'' strip in which [[TheMenInBlack Agent X]] explains an ancient drawing as the story of an alien visitor who was worshipped as a god, tried to explain to the primitive humans that he was ''not'' a god, and found himself pelted with stones for espousing this heresy.
* One Creator/GahanWilson cartoon has a psychiatrist down on his knees kissing his patient's hand, as the patient growls "This is ''not'' going to help my Messianic complex, doctor!"
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* Played with in a ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy'' strip in which [[TheMenInBlack Agent X]] explains an ancient drawing as the story of an alien visitor who was worshipped as a god, tried to explain to the primitive humans that he was ''not'' a god, and found himself pelted with stones for espousing this heresy.
* One Creator/GahanWilson cartoon has a psychiatrist down on his knees kissing his patient's hand, as the patient growls "This is ''not'' going to help my Messianic complex, doctor!"
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* Played with in a ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy'' strip in which [[TheMenInBlack Agent X]] explains an ancient drawing as the story of an alien visitor who was worshipped as a god, tried to explain to the primitive humans that he was ''not'' a god, and found himself pelted with stones for espousing this heresy.
* One Creator/GahanWilson cartoon has a psychiatrist down on his knees kissing his patient's hand, as the patient growls "This is ''not'' going to help my Messianic complex, doctor!"
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Original Vault Hunter, Lilith, is disturbed (and flattered) when she finds out a cult is worshipping her as a fire goddess. She sends the new Vault Hunters on a mission to see if the cultists are too dangerous to let live. For a while, it seems that they just want to be burned to death, and seem happy enough to limit their attention to each other, [[spoiler:but when it turns out they have kidnapped "heretics" from Sanctuary to be burned as sacrifice, she steps in to rescue the would-be sacrifices while the Vault Hunters finish off the cult. [[HereWeGoAgain This, in turn, creates a new cult that worships the Vault Hunters]]. Player reactions may vary.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'', Original Vault Hunter, Lilith, is disturbed (and flattered) when she finds out a cult is worshipping her as a fire goddess. She sends the new Vault Hunters on a mission to see if the cultists are too dangerous to let live. For a while, it seems that they just want to be burned to death, and seem happy enough to limit their attention to each other, [[spoiler:but when it turns out they have kidnapped "heretics" from Sanctuary to be burned as sacrifice, she steps in to rescue the would-be sacrifices while the Vault Hunters finish off the cult. [[HereWeGoAgain This, in turn, creates a new cult that worships the Vault Hunters]]. Player reactions may vary.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', Harold is being worshipped by a cult, much to his annoyance.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', Harold is being worshipped by a cult, much to his annoyance.



20th Jan '18 11:52:13 AM Willbyr
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11th Jan '18 9:06:16 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/Supergirl2015'': "The Faithful" has Supergirl being worshipped by a cult who reveres Rao, the Kryptonian Sun God and believes her to be his agent. She's understandably creeped out by this, since she doesn't think of herself as a God, and tries to convince the cult otherwise.
7th Jan '18 1:45:05 AM TrueShadow1
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* In ''Manga/SpiritCircle'', this happened to Fone, who lived in a {{Mayincatec}} setting. He knew that the HumanSacrifice religion is fake. When his lover got chosen as a sacrifice, he rushed to the altar at the last moment to stop the ritual, only to get killed by a priest. After his death, however, the citizen began revolting against the priesthood, slaughtering them, sacrificing their blood in the name of their new god...Fone. Fuuta, Fone's {{reincarnation}} in present time, is utterly shocked and disgusted by these turns of events.
18th Dec '17 8:22:53 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheOrville'': After being mistakenly deified by a primitive people in "Mad Idolatry", Kelly works hard to prove her mortal status. However, her efforts are to no avail. In the end, they grow out of this on their own.
7th Nov '17 10:56:54 PM WildeOscar
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* Music/{{JerryGarcia}} used to blow "raspberries" at Deadheads who called him the messiah.

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* Music/{{JerryGarcia}} Jerry Garcia used to blow "raspberries" at Deadheads who called him the messiah.
7th Nov '17 10:55:47 PM WildeOscar
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* Music/JerryGarcia used to blow "raspberries" at Deadheads who called him the messiah.

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* Music/JerryGarcia Music/{{JerryGarcia}} used to blow "raspberries" at Deadheads who called him the messiah.
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