* Maybe you have to be religious for this one, but it's pretty powerful when Brutha finally finds a good comeback for Om's nihilistic mantra. What the hell is religion about if it isn't about that?
--> '''Om:''' "What does it matter [whether or not we kill Vorbis]? In a hundred years, we'll all be dead."
--> '''Brutha:''' "Yes. But here (picks up bowl) and now (throws bowl), we are ALIVE! (CRASH)"
* Lu-Tze cheering up Brutha in the Citadel Gardens when he was in the [[DarkestHour depths of despair]] and could no longer hear his God.
** Just to put things in context, this simple act involves travelling several miles at considerable speed moments after sabotaging the super-powered evil tank just to be able to cheer the hero. It also represents Lu-Tze's most blatant break of the rule of non-intervention, going as far as (kind of) revealing his identity.
* Brutha, separated from his tiny, self-centered tortoise god and trapped in the Citadel, storms down to its enormous, immovable Great Gates and starts shouting, "I carried you in the desert! I believed all my life! Just give me this one thing! Give me a sign!" And the Great Gates, thanks to an unrelated (right?) subplot coming to its head at exactly the right moment, swing open.
* [[spoiler: The Great God Om's first words after recovering his powers and saving Brutha:]]''"I. He is Mine."'' Gave me some serious goosebumps.
** This was a CallBack to the desert, when Om defended Brutha against the various unworshipped small gods there. (''"Mine."'') Granted, ''that'' may have been more survival than anything (as he knew [[spoiler:Vorbis, who was also there,]] would be a poor replacement), but it was still a setup for later events.
* Om struggling his way across the land to make it to Brutha before he is killed.
* When the god Om, who starts the book completely self-centered, realizes (in a nod to the parable of the good shepherd) that if you want to have thousands of followers you have to care about the individual ones. Asked by a mathematically-challenged god whether one follower is less than fifty-one, he replies, "No. It's the same."
** And also, when asked if 50 is less than 51 (read: if a follower was expendable), he answers "A lot less."
* Soldiers from opposite sides of a war begin, completely unironically, to help each other in the face of massive natural disaster.
* Brutha in the afterlife, deciding to help out the villain of the book.
** Made all the more heartwarming when Death tries to warn him off by telling him the kind of man he was helping, to which Brutha simply replies, "I know. He's [[spoiler: Vorbis]]. But I'm me."
** In other words, on his death, the first thing Brutha does is rescue someone from hell.
** Especially awesome because, as a couple of people note, Vorbis' insidious reign of terror turns everyone he meets into another cruel, greedy copy of himself. Everyone, apparently, but [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Brutha]]. And Brutha notes that even ''he'' was changed by his encounter with Vorbis; indirectly, Vorbis had changed him from a simple novice to [[spoiler:a Prophet and great leader]]. As the book says, "...he always changed them. That was his triumph."