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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' affectionately parodies this trope, Flanders accepting what is clearly a three-eyed, radiation-mutated fish as the deliberate work of his Creator.
-->"Well, this certainly seems odd, but...who am I to question the work of the Almighty?"
** Later, Flanders chooses to help reconcile Bart and his (unbelieving, more emotionally messy) father instead of adopting Bart, because he sees that- although Homer is fundamentally different from himself- he really loves Bart and wants to apologize for how he treated him earlier in the movie.


** In the New Testament, Jesus accuses the scribes and Pharisees of being {{Rules Lawyer}}s and missing the Law of Love. When they criticize him for healing a man on the Sabbath, as working on the Sabbath is against Jewish law, Jesus responds its never against the law to help someone (this is accepted by Judaism currently-no law comes before saving a life).

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** In the New Testament, Jesus accuses the scribes and Pharisees of being {{Rules Lawyer}}s and missing the Law of Love. When they criticize him for healing a man on the Sabbath, as working on the Sabbath is against Jewish law, Jesus responds its it's never against the law to help someone (this is accepted by Judaism currently-no currently- no law comes before saving a life).



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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Elliot Stabler is an devout Catholic and has somes problems [[NobleBigotWithABadge reconciling his conservative attitude with his job]]. With that said, religious fundamentalists that [[HidingBehindReligion hide behind their religion]] piss him off almost as much as [[PaedoHunt child molesters]], regardless of their faith whether if its an Christian fundamentalist saying that gays will go to Hell when they die or if a Muslim commits HonorRelatedAbuse to avenge their family's honor.


-->[[spoiler: '''[[GodIsGood Lorelei]]:''' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming You have done admirably]].]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''[[GodIsGood Lorelei]]:''' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming You have done admirably]].admirably.]]


* ''VideoGame/Vampyr2018'': In one hand you have Father Tobias Whitaker, an {{ax crazy}} old priest who genuinely believes the plague ravaging London is divine retribution for godlessness, [[KillItWithFire advocates using fire to "cleanse" it]] and [[AntiIntellectualism looks down on scientists]] like the main protagonist [[ScienceHero Jonathan]], stating that "he must be more lost than he expected". On the other hand you have Father Sean Hampton, a GoodShepherd that manages the night asylum at the Docks and genuinely looks after the district's people even after [[spoiler:he turns into a vampire - in fact he got himself into this situation by voluntarily offering his blood to ease a hungry vampire that used to be his friend]]. Standing above all is [[spoiler:William Marshal, a ''[[VampiresLoveJesus vampire]]'' [[VampiresLoveJesus Christian]] that served as GreaterScopeParagon for the story]].

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* ''VideoGame/Vampyr2018'': In one hand you have Father Tobias Whitaker, an {{ax crazy}} old priest who genuinely believes the plague ravaging London is divine retribution for godlessness, [[KillItWithFire advocates using fire to "cleanse" it]] and [[AntiIntellectualism looks down on scientists]] like the main protagonist [[ScienceHero Jonathan]], stating that "he must be more lost than he expected". On the other hand you have Father Sean Hampton, a GoodShepherd that manages the night asylum at the Docks and genuinely looks after the district's people even after [[spoiler:he turns into a vampire - in fact he got himself into this situation by voluntarily offering his blood to ease a hungry vampire that used to be his friend]]. Standing above all is [[spoiler:William Marshal, a ''[[VampiresLoveJesus vampire]]'' [[VampiresLoveJesus Christian]] ''[[RealMenLoveJesus Christian]]'' [[ReligiousVampire vampire]] that served as GreaterScopeParagon for the story]].
story and the fact he wears a crucifix around his neck without burning like other vampires makes his faith unshakable]].
* ''VideoGame/FarCry5'': The main antagonists are a [[WesternTerrorists militaristic Christian terrorist cult]] known as the Project at Eden's Gate. Among the player's allies that opposes the them is [[BadassPreacher Jerome Jeffries]], a Catholic priest who used to be friends with its [[BigBad leader]] [[SinisterMinister Joseph Seed]] before he kidnapped and brainwashed Jerome's congregation and tried to have him killed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'': The Bishop of Targoviste is pretty much responsible for starting the story's events by burning Lisa Tepes on the stake as an witch and sending her husband [[{{Dracula}} Count Dracula]] in a genocidal warpath against mankind. He is particularly portrayed as an anti-intellectual, bigoted, self-righteous fanatic that persecutes "heretics" (i.e. people perceived to be too intelligent) and employs priests as armed thugs to exploit the populace. This drew some [[InternetBacklash backlash]] since the Church had an supporting role in the [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} original games]] and was perceived to have given AdaptationalVillainy due to [[Creator/WarrenEllis one of the writers']] [[WriterOnBoard views on Christianity]]. However, Season 1's last episode depicts a [[OneSceneWonder nameless priest]] that is genuinely devout and helps fend off the demonic invasion by blessing water to be used against them.
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* ''VideoGame/Vampyr2018'': In one hand you have Father Tobias Whitaker, an {{ax crazy}} old priest who genuinely believes the plague ravaging London is divine retribution for godlessness, [[KillItWithFire advocates using fire to "cleanse" it]] and [[AntiIntellectualism looks down on scientists]] like the main protagonist [[ScienceHero Jonathan]], stating that "he must be more lost than he expected". On the other hand you have Father Sean Hampton, a GoodShepherd that manages the night asylum at the Docks and genuinely looks after the district's people even after [[spoiler:he turns into a vampire - in fact he got himself into this situation by voluntarily offering his blood to ease a hungry vampire that used to be his friend]]. Standing above all is [[spoiler:William Marshal, a ''[[VampiresLoveJesus vampire]]'' [[VampiresLoveJesus Christian]] that served as GreaterScopeParagon for the story]].



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* In ''Peaches for Monsieur le Cure'', one of the sequels to ''Literature/{{Chocolat}}'', this is the central theme of the narrative: that all the rules and laws and dogma and strictures separate people from God, and the only really important parts of religion are faith, compassion and pursuing happiness.




* In ''Peaches for Monsieur le Cure'', one of the sequels to ''Literature/{{Chocolat}}'', this is the central theme of the narrative: that all the rules and laws and dogma and strictures separate people from God, and the only really important parts of religion are faith, compassion and pursuing happiness.

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* In ''Peaches for Monsieur le Cure'', one of the sequels to ''Literature/{{Chocolat}}'', this is the central theme of the narrative: that all the rules and laws and dogma and strictures separate people from God, and the only really important parts of religion are faith, compassion and pursuing happiness.



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* In ''Peaches for Monsieur le Cure'', one of the sequels to ''Literature/{{Chocolat}}'', this is the central theme of the narrative: that all the rules and laws and dogma and strictures separate people from God, and the only really important parts of religion are faith, compassion and pursuing happiness.


* The nuns of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' care far more about helping their poverty-stricken patients than about passing judgment on them. This also combines with SaintlyChurch.

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* The nuns of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' care far more about helping their poverty-stricken patients than about passing judgment on them. This also combines with SaintlyChurch. The few times we see one of them slip up and get too dogmatic give a vivid demonstration of why they stick to this trope, as it tends to result in a dangerous medical crisis for the patient and a HeroicBSOD for the nun.


** Ultimately [[spoiler:inverted]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''. Eleanor [[spoiler:eventually decides she cannot in good conscience continue to support the Abbey's actions and collusion with Innominat, but state she genuinely believes the Shepherd want's what's best for the world, even if his view has been warped to the point she doesn't agree with his means or end.]]



** Note that her archrival [[spoiler:Zanza]] is a stereotypical GodIsEvil BECAUSE of this trope: he is fixated on creating dogma (primarily, "don't fuck off into space or you're all dead") instead of reigning over his followers because it enslaves his creations to him, rewarding them when they obey and wiping them out when they don't. According to an observer, there was a way for a god of evil and a god of good to coexist, but [[spoiler:Zanza]] chose absolute control over open-minded worshipers and must be fought.

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** Note that her archrival [[spoiler:Zanza]] is a stereotypical GodIsEvil BECAUSE of this trope: he is fixated on creating dogma (primarily, "don't fuck off into space or you're all dead") instead of reigning over his followers because it enslaves his creations to him, rewarding them when they obey and wiping them out when they don't. According to an observer, there was a way for a god of evil and a god of good to coexist, but [[spoiler:Zanza]] chose absolute control over open-minded worshipers and must be fought. [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2 The sequel]] expands on this: [[spoiler:Zanza is only half a complete being, and so could never be anything but completely evil. His other half, the sequel's Architect, is unfailingly benevolent in kind.]]




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* Tonauac the Avian from ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}''. He's a whole-hearted believer in Kluex, and guards one of his biggest temples, but appears to have rejected the destructive elements like sacrifice of sentient beings and ritual suicide. (To be fair, it's heavily implied Kluex - or whatever NeglectfulPrecursors technologically elevated the Avians without also accelerating their social advancement - would be horrified by this as well.) Best shown at the end of the Great Temple quest; when he catches up with the PlayerCharacter after they ignored his request to not go further into the temple, worked their way to the inner chamber, and destroyed a Kluexian Avatar, he concludes they couldn't have possibly gotten that far unless Kluex wanted them to and hands over the Artifact willingly.


* MrDeity is appalled by the contents of the Bible.

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* MrDeity WebVideo/MrDeity is appalled by the contents of the Bible.


** Note that her archrival [[spoiler:Zanza]] is a stereotypical GodIsEvil BECAUSE of this trope: he is fixated on dogma because it enslaves his creations to his worship, rewarding them when they obey and wiping them out when they don't. According to an observer, there was a way for a god of evil and a god of good to coexist, but [[spoiler:Zanza]] chose absolute control over open-minded worshipers and must be fought.

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** Note that her archrival [[spoiler:Zanza]] is a stereotypical GodIsEvil BECAUSE of this trope: he is fixated on creating dogma (primarily, "don't fuck off into space or you're all dead") instead of reigning over his followers because it enslaves his creations to his worship, him, rewarding them when they obey and wiping them out when they don't. According to an observer, there was a way for a god of evil and a god of good to coexist, but [[spoiler:Zanza]] chose absolute control over open-minded worshipers and must be fought.


** Note that her archrival [[spoiler:Zanza]] is a stereotypical GodIsEvil BECAUSE of this trope: he is fixated on dogma because it enslaves his creations to his worship, rewarding them when they obey and wiping them out when they don't.

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** Note that her archrival [[spoiler:Zanza]] is a stereotypical GodIsEvil BECAUSE of this trope: he is fixated on dogma because it enslaves his creations to his worship, rewarding them when they obey and wiping them out when they don't. According to an observer, there was a way for a god of evil and a god of good to coexist, but [[spoiler:Zanza]] chose absolute control over open-minded worshipers and must be fought.

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** Note that her archrival [[spoiler:Zanza]] is a stereotypical GodIsEvil BECAUSE of this trope: he is fixated on dogma because it enslaves his creations to his worship, rewarding them when they obey and wiping them out when they don't.

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