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Ambiguous Name: There Is No God get usage counts

I think that a new name must be given to this trope, one that shows more clearly that it's not just about any kind of atheism, but atheism born out of a belief that the world is evil.
 
 2 Another Duck, Sun, 24th Feb '13 1:38:34 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Well, it's hard to Guess The Trope, and it's dialogue. Are there misuse or underuse you can tie to it?
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 3 Septimus Heap, Sun, 24th Feb '13 2:33:54 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Half as many inbounds as wicks (15-28).

The name is a bad stock phrase. Rename it.

 4 StarSword, Sun, 24th Feb '13 3:26:53 AM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
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That seems an awful lot like one type of Hollywood Atheist, by the by. We sure they're not the same trope?
 5 Willbyr, Sun, 24th Feb '13 9:57:02 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Evil-Induced Atheism as a possible rename option?

edited 24th Feb '13 9:57:19 AM by Willbyr

 6 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 24th Feb '13 10:44:27 AM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
nobody knows
Could just be The Problem Of Evil.
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 7 Septimus Heap, Mon, 25th Feb '13 8:59:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Cynical Atheism?

 8 StarSword, Mon, 25th Feb '13 12:27:41 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
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Crowner open. I upvoted Evil Induced Atheism and Cynical Atheism, in that order of preference.

edited 25th Feb '13 12:28:25 PM by StarSword

 9 Septimus Heap, Mon, 25th Feb '13 12:29:22 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I am asking moderators to hold on a bit on that crowner. Even though this is a minor trope that's unlikely to raise much fuss, 1 day + 3 (not unambiguous votes) is a bit little to me.

 10 lu 127, Mon, 25th Feb '13 12:35:42 PM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
You need a single proposition to decide on a rename first.
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 11 StarSword, Mon, 25th Feb '13 12:42:03 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
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[up]Okay, yeah, I guess I jumped the gun.
 12 Willbyr, Mon, 25th Feb '13 4:00:06 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
No biggie. Single prop crowner's hooked.
 13 RJ Savoy, Tue, 26th Feb '13 1:41:25 PM from Edinburgh Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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My problem with "Evil-Induced Atheism" is that it isn't clearly referring to external evil. I would have guessed that the person is atheistic because they are evil.

I suggest "What God Would Let This Happen?" (or "How Could God Let This Happen?") It's still dialogue, but something of a set phrase with regards to the problem of evil.
 14 Septimus Heap, Tue, 26th Feb '13 1:42:03 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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If it's dialogue, it's not an option for a new name.

 15 RJ Savoy, Tue, 26th Feb '13 2:41:41 PM from Edinburgh Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Reymmă
"Atheist From Witnessing Evil"?

"Cynical Atheism" is a genuine trope, but this is a narrower instance of it. I would rather keep that for where there is some implied link between a character's lack of belief and his cynicism.
 16 Septimus Heap, Tue, 26th Feb '13 2:42:30 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I was using "cynical" as in "Because the world is bad"

 17 montmorencey, Sat, 2nd Mar '13 9:19:15 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
Evil Stole my Faith?
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
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Evil Stole My Faith is a name I can get behind. Can't pin down exactly why.
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 19 Septimus Heap, Sat, 2nd Mar '13 2:27:41 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That looks like dialogue again.

 20 nrjxll, Sat, 2nd Mar '13 2:33:39 PM Relationship Status: Not war
 21 Willbyr, Sat, 2nd Mar '13 3:08:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
It's kinda dialoguey, but I like it all the same.
 23 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 3rd Mar '13 10:23:44 AM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
nobody knows
I still prefer The Problem Of Evil, as the preexisting name for the philosophical dilemma that the character is forced to confront and resolve, but I won't deny that Evil Stole My Faith is a pretty good name.
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 24 nrjxll, Sun, 3rd Mar '13 1:08:32 PM Relationship Status: Not war
[up]People have resolved The Problem Of Evil without falling into this trope, though.

 25 Another Duck, Sun, 3rd Mar '13 2:38:49 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
The Problem Of Evil is related, but not exactly the same. It's about the paradox of an omnipotent, omniscient, and benevolent God and Evil existing at the same time. This trope is not about that paradox. It's more about the conclusion of one side of the solution: If there's Evil, there's no God.
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