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9th Apr '17 9:58:38 AM DustSnitch
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* In the TV version of ''Literature/TheMartianChronicles'', a telepathic, shapeshifting Martian encounters a priest who's undergoing a crisis of faith. Since the priest longs to meet Jesus, his thoughts force the Martian to take on {{Jesus}}' appearance. The Martian begs the priest not to see him as the Messiah because he can't bear the responsibility, and fears he'll be trapped in Jesus' image forever. The priest asks the martian to go whenever he pleases and come back as Jesus only personally for him and only on Easter.

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* In the TV version of ''Literature/TheMartianChronicles'', a telepathic, shapeshifting Martian encounters a priest who's undergoing a crisis of faith. Since the priest longs to meet Jesus, his thoughts force the Martian to take on {{Jesus}}' UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}' appearance. The Martian begs the priest not to see him as the Messiah because he can't bear the responsibility, and fears he'll be trapped in Jesus' image forever. The priest asks the martian to go whenever he pleases and come back as Jesus only personally for him and only on Easter.



* In ''Literature/TheBible'': Two examples in Acts.

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* In ''Literature/TheBible'': Literature/TheBible: Two examples in Acts.the Literature/ActsOfTheApostles.



* [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] accept most of the story of Jesus as told in the [[Literature/TheFourGospels Gospels]] as essentially true: the Virgin Birth, his status as the Biblical [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]], his ministry and miracles, his status as [[JesusWasWayCool a great prophet, moral teacher, healer, and one of the top-five greatest, purest human beings ever]], etc., etc. Muslims even accept a variant of the Crucifixion story (in this version, he never died; God took him up to Heaven bodily while still alive and fooled the Romans into executing a criminal lookalike in his place) and many believe in the Second Coming (where Jesus will either be the Mahdi or assist him... or perhaps the Mahdi will assist Jesus...it's all hazy, as eschatology usually is). However, Muslims do not accept that Jesus is God Himself; a prophet of God, yes, and a messenger of God, yes, and even a ''great'' prophet and messenger of God... but not God. This causes a conflict with Christianity: how can a true prophet of God claim to be God himself, when (according to Muslim theology) God would never do such a thing? The Islamic answer is that he did not want to be worshiped, [[note]]Several times, Jesus refers to "not me, but him who sent me"; he also says that when you welcome him, you welcome "him who sent me".[[/note]] clearly stated that he was just a prophet and should not be worshiped, but people worshiped him anyway, especially after the crucifixion. Thus, according to Islam, UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} is an UnwantedFalseFaith--which has caused some friction between the religions.

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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] accept most of the story of Jesus UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} as told in the [[Literature/TheFourGospels Gospels]] as essentially true: the Virgin Birth, his status as the Biblical [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]], his ministry and miracles, his status as [[JesusWasWayCool a great prophet, moral teacher, healer, and one of the top-five greatest, purest human beings ever]], etc., etc. Muslims even accept a variant of the Crucifixion story (in this version, he never died; God took him up to Heaven bodily while still alive and fooled the Romans into executing a criminal lookalike in his place) and many believe in the Second Coming (where Jesus will either be the Mahdi or assist him... or perhaps the Mahdi will assist Jesus...it's all hazy, as eschatology usually is). However, Muslims do not accept that Jesus is God Himself; a prophet of God, yes, and a messenger of God, yes, and even a ''great'' prophet and messenger of God... but not God. This causes a conflict with Christianity: how can a true prophet of God claim to be God himself, when (according to Muslim theology) God would never do such a thing? The Islamic answer is that he did not want to be worshiped, [[note]]Several times, Jesus refers to "not me, but him who sent me"; he also says that when you welcome him, you welcome "him who sent me".[[/note]] clearly stated that he was just a prophet and should not be worshiped, but people worshiped him anyway, especially after the crucifixion. Thus, according to Islam, UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} is an UnwantedFalseFaith--which has caused some friction between the religions.
12th Feb '17 6:40:53 AM R.G.
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* Dr. Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is powerful enough to be considered a PhysicalGod, but resents being perceived this way. As he himself puts it: "I don't think there is a god, if there is, I'm not him".

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* Dr. Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is powerful enough to be considered a PhysicalGod, but resents being perceived this way. As he himself puts it: "I don't think there is a god, if god. If there is, I'm not him".
12th Feb '17 6:40:23 AM R.G.
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* Dr. Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is powerful enough to be considered a PhysicalGod, but resents being perceived this way. He says something like "I don't think there is a god, if there is, I'm not him".

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* Dr. Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is powerful enough to be considered a PhysicalGod, but resents being perceived this way. He says something like As he himself puts it: "I don't think there is a god, if there is, I'm not him".
12th Feb '17 6:39:27 AM R.G.
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* Dr. Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is powerful enough to be considered a PhysicalGod, but resents being perceived this way. He says something like "I don't think there is a god, and if there is he's probably nothing like me".

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* Dr. Manhattan from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is powerful enough to be considered a PhysicalGod, but resents being perceived this way. He says something like "I don't think there is a god, and if there is he's probably nothing like me".is, I'm not him".
7th Dec '16 4:20:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* The last we see of Damien in ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' is as a captive of a primitive rainforest tribe, an object of worship in a cage. The penultimate shots are filmed from his point of view, but then they destroy his camera and build effigies of it instead. For the first few scenes he is happy enough with his new-found status, but once they destroy the camera, he realises there is no likelihood that they will release him...

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* The last we see of Damien in ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' is as a captive of a primitive rainforest tribe, an object of worship in a cage. The penultimate shots are filmed from his point of view, but then they destroy his camera and build effigies of it instead. For the first few scenes he is happy enough with his new-found status, but once they destroy the camera, he realises there is no likelihood that they will release him...
13th Nov '16 1:55:48 PM Xtifr
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* In Linnea Sinclair's ''An Accidental Goddess'', the heroine wakes up and discovers that (a) [[RipVanWinkle she's lost a few centuries somewhere]] and (b) she's been branded a major deity. Awwwkward....

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* In Linnea Sinclair's Creator/LinneaSinclair's ''An Accidental Goddess'', the heroine wakes up and discovers that (a) [[RipVanWinkle she's lost a few centuries somewhere]] and (b) she's been branded a major deity. Awwwkward....
8th Nov '16 12:07:36 PM legendaryweredragon
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** However, it has been has been strongly implied that the robots' belief that Kat is [[spoierler: an angel]] might not be so false after all. [[spoiler: Kat looks like a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent vaguely angelic]] EldritchAbomination made of metal through Zimmy's eyes.]]

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** However, it has been has been strongly implied that the robots' belief that Kat is [[spoierler: [[spoiler: an angel]] might not be so false after all. [[spoiler: Kat looks like a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent vaguely angelic]] EldritchAbomination made of metal through Zimmy's eyes.]]
8th Nov '16 12:06:16 PM legendaryweredragon
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** Said faith is not entirely false. Pete the gryphon, who is an actual demigod has confirmed that Zach really is a prophet, or he was before the U&U game ended.


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** However, it has been has been strongly implied that the robots' belief that Kat is [[spoierler: an angel]] might not be so false after all. [[spoiler: Kat looks like a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent vaguely angelic]] EldritchAbomination made of metal through Zimmy's eyes.]]
21st Aug '16 11:15:58 AM nombretomado
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* Quain'tana of ''{{Drowtales}}'' hates how her followers and the common folk of [[UndergroundCity Chel'el'Sussoloth]] have begun to idolize her as some kind of mythical warrior queen for fighting against the current ruling class, especially since said ruling clan idolized Sharess, a former queen, and used her cult as a means to control the populace back at the beginning of the city's history.

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* Quain'tana of ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' hates how her followers and the common folk of [[UndergroundCity Chel'el'Sussoloth]] have begun to idolize her as some kind of mythical warrior queen for fighting against the current ruling class, especially since said ruling clan idolized Sharess, a former queen, and used her cult as a means to control the populace back at the beginning of the city's history.
31st Jul '16 2:14:54 PM DarkHunter
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** Several times people in the Bible are so overwhelmed upon being visited by an angel that they start worshipping the angel. The angels tend to immediately tell them to stop that: angels are mere messengers of God, and any worship should be directed in God's direction.

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** Several times people in the Bible are so overwhelmed upon being visited by an angel that they start worshipping the angel. The angels tend to immediately tell them to stop that: angels are mere messengers of God, and any worship should be directed in God's direction.towards God Himself, not them.
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