[[quoteright:267:[[Music/EricClapton http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clapton-is-god-7883391_1156.jpg]]]]

->'''Wat:''' And your love? Have you proven that yet?
->'''William:''' Wat, you remember church as a boy. The fear, the passion. That's what she makes me feel. And for that, I say my rosary to Jocelyn and no one else.
->'''Wat:''' William, that's blasphemous.
->'''William:''' Then [[YouAreWorthHell may I burn in hell]].
-->- ''Film/AKnightsTale''

Any time a character praising someone(s) or something(s) else favorably to a given deity.

How to react can sometimes be a dilemma, especially to devoutly religious characters who believe in the deity in question. It can also lead to TemptingFate.

A SuperTrope to LikeAGodToMe.

A SisterTrope to BlasphemousBoast (comparing oneself favorably to a deity), LikeAGodToMe (which ''can'' be blasphemous, depending on the particular context), BiggerThanJesus (the StockPhrase shout-out to Music/TheBeatles), and AnswersToTheNameOfGod (when someone says "Oh God" and a character replies "Yes?").
----
!! Examples:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* William the prophet in ''ComicBook/TheKingdom'' believes that Superman is a divine being, even to the point where he builds a church and offers up prayers to him.
-->'''William:''' ...and he changes the course of mighty rivers...and bends steel in his bare hands. His kingdom come...his will be done...for his is the truth, and the justice, and the...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/AKnightsTale'', Will declares that he will say rosaries to Jocelyn and no one else.
* In ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', Cal says of the ship "[[TemptingFate God Himself couldn't sink her]]".
* The 1981 ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' has Queen Cassiopeia of the city of Joppa saying that her daughter Princess Andromeda is more lovely than the goddess Thetis. Thetis is not pleased by this and orders that Andromeda be sacrificed to the Kraken. If they don't, the Kraken will destroy Joppa.
* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', there's this line from Verbal Kint, whether you consider it "praise" or not: "Keaton always said, 'I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.' Well, I do believe in God... and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze."
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' has a man who's about to be stoned because during dinner he said "That piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah!". After some weird arguments like only Creator/MontyPython can do, the stoning organizer is killed instead.
* ''Film/{{Airheads}}'' had the following exchange: Who would win in a fight? [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]] or God? Trick question! Lemmy ''is'' God.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', Creator/CSLewis's retelling of the tale of Cupid and Psyche, the narrator's younger sister Princess Istra gets in big trouble by allowing people to proclaim her a goddess.
* The AsianSaga novel ''Tai-Pan'' has one character tell the Tai-pan that she "worships" him. Since he's a devout (if unconventional,) Christian, he tells her not to say such things.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mythology]]
* Myth/GreekMythology:
** Cassiopeia comparing the beauty of her daughter Andromeda to that of various goddesses ticks the gods off.
** Arachne recieves this in her own story. When she claimed that her weaving could challenge the gods, Athena decides to come down and put that to the test. They both weave tapestries, and (in at least one version) when they have the people vote, they chose Arachne's tapestry. This is what doomed her.
** Niobe, a woman with seven sons and seven daughters, once claimed to be superior to the minor goddess Leto, who only had two children. Unfortunately for her, those two children were Apollo and Artemis. To avenge the insult, they broke out the bows and arrows; Artemis shot Niobe's daughters, and Apollo shot the sons.
** Psyche, the girl who eventually married Eros/Cupid, was said to be so beautiful that the local men started worshipping her instead of Aphrodite. Naturally, Aphrodite was pissed.
* In Literature/TheBible, one of the Herods is struck dead for accepting such praise.
--> ...Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Music/EricClapton became known in part for some London UrbanGrafitti saying "Clapton is God," as pictured above.
* A common ''[[CommonKnowledge misconception]]'' is that John Lennon praised Music/TheBeatles in this way when he said that they were "BiggerThanJesus". In fact, he was criticizing pop culture of the day in a way that would become characteristic of him as he got older. Despite not having meant it the way it was taken, he issued a public apology to get the band back in the public's good graces.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} billing Wrestling/TripleH as "King of Kings," seeing as how it is a title normally given to Jesus.
* Some people started bringing signs saying "[[Wrestling/MickFoley Foley]] is God." He expressed his preference for them not to do that so the signs changed to "Foley is Go'''o'''d," which became the title of his second memoir.
* Wrestling/KevinSteen called himself the antichrist for pro wrestling. When he was kicked out of SCUM, Steve Corino called his replacement, Wrestling/MattHardy, the Jesus Christ of pro wrestling.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sport]]
* Inversion: During the 1970s a church in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia put up a sign saying, "What would you do if God came to Hawthorn today?", under which an AustralianRulesFootball fan graffiti'd, "Move Peter Hudson [[note]]Hawthorn Football Club's star full forward at the time[[/note]] to centre half forward!". Upon hearing of this, Hudson jokingly complained that God had never attended a single training session.
** Geelong fans nicknamed Gary Ablett senior "God", something which Ablett, being a devout Christian, was none too comfortable with.
*** And the Hudson story becomes HilariousInHindsight if you know that Ablett began his career at Hawthorn before transferring to the Cats.
* Any current NFL fans or people hip to pop culture are hereby invited to look up "Tim Tebow Jesus" under any image search engine.
** Or Drew "Breesus" Brees.
* Supporters of Brian O'Driscoll, star player and long-time captain of Ireland's national RugbyUnion team, have adopted the motto "In BOD We Trust", playing on USA's official motto "In God We Trust". This motto even became the title of O'Driscoll's biography.
* Back in Wayne Gretzky's prime, there was a comedic bumper sticker that read "Jesus saves! GRETZKY SCORES ON THE REBOUND!" Mocking the play by play of a hockey game where goalies "save" shots from going into the goal, but occasionally allow the puck to bounce away, giving up a "rebound" that can be played.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Lampshaded in ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-05-21 here]].
-->'''Grace''': [[PopculturalOsmosisFailure Who's]] Creator/JossWhedon?
-->'''Tedd''': '''[[CreatorWorship God]]'''.
-->'''Grace''': ''Really?!''
-->'''Tedd''': No. That was blasphemy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Video]]
* ''[[WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist The Distressed Watcher]]'' once said "I'm an atheist, but if I was going to worship a god, it would be ''Creator/{{Pixar}}.''"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' reveals the deeply religious Ned Flanders to have a substantial collection of [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] memorabilia because they were BiggerThanJesus.
** Then there was his horrified expression when Homer started praising him for revealing the secret to defeating his new boss at work: "All hail Flanders. Mightier than Jesus. Praise Flanders!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/ChuckNorris mostly finds [[MemeticMutation Chuck Norris Facts]] to be a source of amusement, but he has on occasion taken issue with some of the jokes that suggest he is greater than {{God}}. Not surprising considering he's a devout Christian.
[[/folder]]
----