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* Rick Sanchez of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' doesn't really soapbox about it, but he has made several passing comments about his disbelief in any higher power. Despite this, he's met and thwarted the Devil, respects Christmas as a tradition, and been shown to not be above [[PrayerIsALastResort prayer as a last resort]] (and then immediately blowing it off when things go his way). He's also a first-rate {{Jerkass}} and generally unhappy most of the time, but his atheism isn't treated as a symptom or cause of either, so it seems like it's just in keeping with his approach of being a jerk to ''everybody'', whether they exist or not.

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* Rick Sanchez of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' doesn't really soapbox about it, but he has made several passing comments about his disbelief in any higher power. Despite this, he's met and thwarted the Devil, respects Christmas as a tradition, and has been shown to not be above [[PrayerIsALastResort prayer as a last resort]] (and then immediately blowing it off when things go his way). He's also a first-rate {{Jerkass}} and generally unhappy most of the time, but his atheism isn't treated as a symptom or cause of either, so it seems like it's just in keeping with his approach of being a jerk to ''everybody'', whether they exist or not.

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* ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo2002'': Dantes loses his faith on account of his unjust imprisonment (and then regains it at the end of the film). This is a contrast to the novel, in which Dantes is still religious as the Count ó he just worships a very vengeful God.


* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Averted with Davos. Growing up in Flea Bottom and being told of some new "true god" in each new port he docked in made him consider that gods were something people made up to give themselves hope. This is in clear contrast to the Book canon, where Davos is the odd man out in Stannis's court not because he is an atheist, rather because he remains a firm believer in The Seven. Meanwhile, Thoros of Myr believed the gods were just something made up to scare children into being good. Thoros came to believe again after his prayer [[BackFromTheDead raised a man from the dead]], while Davos is more reluctant, though Stannis argues it would make no sense to disbelieve after what he's now seen Melisandre do. We're not shown what he thinks after this.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Averted with Davos. Growing up in Flea Bottom and being told of some new "true god" in each new port he docked in made him consider that gods were something people made up to give themselves hope. This is in clear contrast to the Book canon, where Davos is the odd man out in Stannis's court not because he is an atheist, rather because he remains a firm believer in The Seven. Meanwhile, Thoros of Myr believed the gods were just something made up to scare children into being good. Thoros came to believe again after his prayer [[BackFromTheDead raised a man from the dead]], while Davos is more reluctant, though Stannis argues it would make no sense to disbelieve after what he's now seen Melisandre do. We're not shown what By season 6 he's come to conclude that the Lord does exist and is occasionally even helpful, but that he thinks after this.and his religion are evil.


* Franchise/{{Batman}} is portrayed as an atheist [[DependingOnTheWriter by some writers]], presumably as a side effect of having his parents killed and spending the last 10 to 15 years looking at the slimy underside of society. This being Batman, if he did believe in a God he probably has [[CrazyPrepared a plan to take Him out, and could execute it, given enough prep time]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is portrayed as an atheist [[DependingOnTheWriter by some writers]], presumably as a side effect of having his parents killed and spending the last 10 to 15 years looking at the slimy underside of society. This being Batman, if he did believe in a God he probably has [[CrazyPrepared a plan to take Him out, and could execute it, given enough prep time]].


* Parodied in ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' with Roger Fleming, a SmugSnake who claims that being a scientist means he canít and doesnít believe in anything, [[HypocriticalHumor despite worshipping and serving the Lost Skeleton]]. Said Skeleton clearly thinks of Fleming as nothing but a useful idiot, [[spoiler:to the point of eventually killing him]].

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* Parodied in ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' with Roger Fleming, a SmugSnake who claims that being a scientist means he canít and doesnít believe in anything, [[HypocriticalHumor despite worshipping worshiping and serving the Lost Skeleton]]. Said Skeleton clearly thinks of Fleming as nothing but a useful idiot, [[spoiler:to the point of eventually killing him]].


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* ''Film/AMatterOfFaith'': Surprisingly subverted with Kamen, given that he's set up as the designated villain of the film. He's unfailingly friendly, patient and polite with others, showing none of the stereotypical traits. The nearest he comes is bruskly saying Stephen should "Wake up" and realize that there's no God or afterlife during their debate. Earlier he sincerely stated he's got no problem with Stephen's faith though, so this may have just been a bit of exasperation in their exchange, which had gotten heated. Despite the fear Stephen has, he never tries to convince Rachel and the rest of his students that his views are right as a result of the fact evolution occurred.[[note]]The film does not even mention theistic evolution.[[/note]]

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* Parodied in ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' with Roger Fleming, a SmugSnake who claims that being a scientist means he canít and doesnít believe in anything, [[HypocriticalHumor despite worshipping and serving the Lost Skeleton]]. Said Skeleton clearly thinks of Fleming as nothing but a useful idiot, [[spoiler:to the point of eventually killing him]].


* A CynicismCatalyst or [[CrisisOfFaith some other trauma]], or a miserable life in general was the direct cause of [[EvilStoleMyFaith their 'conversion' to atheism]], as well as a RageAgainstTheHeavens at a {{God}} who lets such things happen. Consequently, the Hollywood Atheist can [[EasyEvangelism easily be made]] to reverse or reexamine their lack-of-belief [[ThereIsAGod if something good happens]], even if there is no explicit connection between the good event and divine intervention. Conversely, when something bad happens (especially their own death approaching) the atheist will suddenly become enough of a believer to [[PrayerIsALastResort pray for help]]. This is where you get the old (and disproved) saying "There are no atheists in foxholes." See NayTheist if they do believe in a higher power but have a grudge against it for these reasons.

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* A CynicismCatalyst or [[CrisisOfFaith some other trauma]], or a miserable life in general was the direct cause of [[EvilStoleMyFaith their 'conversion' to atheism]], as well as a RageAgainstTheHeavens at a {{God}} who lets such things happen. Consequently, the Hollywood Atheist can [[EasyEvangelism easily be made]] to reverse or reexamine their lack-of-belief [[ThereIsAGod if something good happens]], even if there is no explicit connection between the good event and divine intervention. Conversely, when something bad happens (especially their own death approaching) the atheist will suddenly become enough of a believer to [[PrayerIsALastResort pray for help]]. This is where you get the old (and disproved) saying "There are no atheists in foxholes." See NayTheist if they do believe in a higher power but have a grudge against it for these reasons.reasons; the character falls in this trope if they profess a disbelief in the relevant deity despite their actions/views seemingly being fuelled by an intense hatred of it.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Materialists sounds like this when condescending Spiritualists, and Erudite Explorers talk this way to anyone they dislike, ''especially'' if they're Spiritualist.
-->''"You invented your faith to fill empty minds. Your people will never feel the true euphoria of an enlightened intellect."''


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' plays with this. Materialists dislike spiritualists, all else being equal, especially when one or both are fanatic, but non-fanatics can set this aside if it fits their other ethos or simple {{realpolitik}}; a pacifist, xenophilic materialist will typically prefer an pacifist, xenophilic spiritualist to a miltaristic, xenophobic materialist. However, materialists scoff at PsychicPowers [[FlatEarthAtheist well past the point where doing so is reasonable]] and get lines like this when condescending Spiritualists, and Erudite Explorers talk this way to anyone they dislike, ''especially'' if they're Spiritualist.
-->''"You invented your faith to fill empty minds. Your people will never feel the true euphoria of an enlightened intellect."''


* The protagonists of ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', being [[HeteronormativeCrusaders heteronormative crusaders]] and {{TheFundalmentalist fundamentalists]] see every atheist this way and the book follows suit.

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* The protagonists of ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', being [[HeteronormativeCrusaders heteronormative crusaders]] and {{TheFundalmentalist fundamentalists]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalists]], see every atheist this way and the book follows suit.


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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': {{Zigzagged}}. Arya goes out of her way to pick a fight with the dwarven priest regarding religion. However, none of the other elves display this. Orimis simply explains they disbelieve in any afterlife, gods or miracles as a result of lacking evidence, but would change their minds if presented with some that was convincing.


* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's ''magnum opus'' ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' has two of these: Ivan Karamazov, the middle brother, and Pavel Smyerdyakov, the lackey of the family. Ivan gave us the famous line "[[StrawNihilist If God does not exist, then everything is permitted]]" and spends most of his page time attempting to break his devout brother Alyosa. However, Ivan also makes some very poignant arguments against Christianity based on the Problem of Evil (i. e. how can an all-good, all-powerful God exist with so much evil in the world), which the author attempts to counter with the story of an exemplary monk.

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* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's ''magnum opus'' ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' has two of these: Ivan Karamazov, the middle brother, and Pavel Smyerdyakov, the lackey of the family. Ivan gave us the famous line "[[StrawNihilist If God does not exist, then everything is permitted]]" permitted]]"[[note]][[BeamMeUpScotty Really]] "if there is no immortality, then everything is permitted" in the original.[[/note]] and spends most of his page time attempting to break his devout brother Alyosa. However, Ivan also makes some very poignant arguments against Christianity based on the Problem of Evil (i. e. how can an all-good, all-powerful God exist with so much evil in the world), which the author attempts to counter with the story of an exemplary monk.


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* ''Series/TheFollowing'': Joe Carroll, a notorious serial killer who also founded a cult which believes killing is an art from. Micah, who leads another cult based on willing human sacrifice, has also been implied to be one.

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* ''Film/SalvationBoulevard'': Averted with Blaylock. Though he is firmly anti-religious, he treats the believers cordially and even views Pastor Dan as a {{worthy opponent}} in light of their debate.

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** Euron mocks and belittles all manner of faith.


* ''Film/NoGodNoMaster'': The anarchist terrorists are fiercely anti-religious, with one of their bombs targeting a church in New York City, and their leader loudly denounces religion. It's also implied by the film title, which is based on a real anarchist slogan (though not all went this far, as shown in the story).

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* ''Film/NoGodNoMaster'': The anarchist terrorists are fiercely anti-religious, with one of their bombs targeting a church in New York City, and their leader loudly Luigi Galleani denounces religion.religion, and says it's one of the things which must be abolished. It's also implied by the film title, which is based on a real anarchist slogan (though not all went this far, as shown in the story).

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* ''Film/NoGodNoMaster'': The anarchist terrorists are fiercely anti-religious, with one of their bombs targeting a church in New York City, and their leader loudly denounces religion. It's also implied by the film title, which is based on a real anarchist slogan (though not all went this far, as shown in the story).

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* ''{{Film/Chocolat}}'': Vianne to the villagers (given that she practices various traditional magics and is going to hold a fertility celebration on Easter, while Vianne is labeled an atheist she probably practices pagan-in a broad sense of the word-beliefs, though she would never label herself as such). To them, any person who just isn't a Catholic seems to qualify. Averted though as she never actually displays any of the traits (nor expresses what her beliefs are, besides them being clearly at odds with theirs).
-->'''Boy 1''': I hear she's an atheist.
-->'''Boy 2''': What's that?
-->'''Boy 1''': ...I don't know.

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