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->''"Belief is when mortals know we exist, in [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve these specific identities]]. Worship is [[PhysicalReligion active praise and supplication]] and all that good stuff. Dedication is a big burst that's released when a mortal dies and they're sent off to their god. And Souls just sort of slowly power the [[HomeOfTheGods Outer Planes and the Afterlives]] over time. In order to keep healthy, we need a specific balance of all four ... We used to have a pyramid diagram that explained this better..."''
-->-- '''[[PhysicalGod Thor]]''', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1144.html "That's Jack's Fault"]]


->"Humans have the power to assign an answer to phenomena without an answer. The power of observation has the ability to make certain and whole what is uncertain and without form. The Axiom did not give gods the power of observation... [[HumansAreSpecial Only humans have that power.]] Humans have the ability to change the answer they have found into faith, and eventually into truth. This can invigorate the gods, but it can also kill them. This is why [[CosmicChessGame the gods goad humans to their side, and make them observe things that are beneficial to them]]. This is the direct cause behind why gods fight over humans."

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->"Humans have the power to assign an answer to phenomena without an answer. The power of observation has the ability to make certain and whole what is uncertain and without form. The Axiom did not give gods the power of observation... [[HumansAreSpecial Only humans have that power.]] power]]. [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Humans have the ability to change the answer they have found into faith, and eventually into truth.truth]]. This can invigorate the gods, but it can also kill them. This is why [[CosmicChessGame the gods goad humans to their side, and make them observe things that are beneficial to them]]. This is the direct cause behind why gods fight over humans."

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->"Humans have the power to assign an answer to phenomena without an answer. The power of observation has the ability to make certain and whole what is uncertain and without form. The Axiom did not give gods the power of observation... [[HumansAreSpecial Only humans have that power.]] Humans have the ability to change the answer they have found into faith, and eventually into truth. This can invigorate the gods, but it can also kill them. This is why [[CosmicChessGame the gods goad humans to their side, and make them observe things that are beneficial to them]]. This is the direct cause behind why gods fight over humans."
-->-- '''Stephen''', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse''


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->"Have you thought about what it means to be a god? It means you give up your mortal existence to become a meme: something that lives forever in people's minds, like the tune of a nursery rhyme. It means that everyone gets to re-create you in their own minds. You barely have your own identity any more. Instead, you're a thousand different aspects of what people need you to be. And everyone wants something different from you. Nothing is fixed, nothing is stable."
-->-- [[spoiler: Jesus]], "deleted scene" from ''Literature/AmericanGods'', included in the 10th Anniversary Edition.

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->The idea of Gods empowered (and possibly created) by worship naturally has a strong attraction for modern fantasy fans: It takes the prevailing social order of democracy and projects it into the plane of divine metaphysics. Instead of Homeric warrior-aristocrats, Middle Eastern despots or Chinese courtier-bureaucrats, Gods become politicians in the sky, dependent on their base, hustling for support. This premise is appropriate and meaningful for modern fantasy. It just doesn't happen to be the premise of {{TabletopGame/Scion}}.
-->-- '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Shomshak Dean Shomshak]]''', on forums.white-wolf.com ([[http://forums.white-wolf.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=1561468#post1561468 link to post]])


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-->-- '''Atsuro Kihara''', ''DevilSurvivor''

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->"A godís power comes directly from belief in it... Religion sounds a lot like politics."
-->-- '''Atsuro Kihara''', ''DevilSurvivor''

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->"When belief in a God dies, the God dies."
-->-- HarlanEllison

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->"If {{God}} is all-powerful, why does He care whether we worship Him or not? Ak just saying..."
-->-- An island native named Ak, ''TheSimpsons''

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