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    Comic Books 
"I've never bought into the notion of Primal infallibility; I think that sometimes, God gets it wrong. He lets the best of us get sick and die while degenerates like you go on forever. But I think Primus is smiling on me today, Star Saber; he's letting me correct one of his mistakes."

    Fan Works 
Bluestar snorted and opened her mouth to inform him that the wrath of her traitorous ancestors was nothing of her concern, then decided it would only be a waste of time. If Tallstar wanted to believe that StarClan had any concern for the Clans at all, that was his decision. She would teach her Clan not to follow the words of a few dead cats blindly, and they would be stronger for it.

"Think someone could spend half their life in a slam with a horse bit in their mouth and not believe? Think he could start out in some liquor store trash bin with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and not believe? Got it all wrong, holy man. I absolutely believe in God … And I absolutely hate the fucker."
Richard B. Riddick, Pitch Black

"A god like that was not worth a prayer."
Polly Perks, Monstrous Regiment

"Well, it's little I know—and less I'm wishful to know—of gods. But this I do know: I've seen naught at all, at all, to make me want to bow down and worship you. And, meaning no disrespect, I'd as soon have naught at all to do with you, if you take my meaning."
Bahzell Bahnakson to Tomonak, God of Justice, Oath of Swords

"Wizards don't believe in gods in the same way that most people don't find it necessary to believe in, say, tables. They know they're there, they know they're there for a purpose, they'd probably agree that they have a place in a well-organized universe, but they wouldn't see the point of believing, of going around saying, ‘O great table, without whom we are as naught.' Anyway, either the gods are there whether you believe or not, or exist only as a function of the belief, so either way you might as well ignore the whole business and, as it were, eat off your knees."

"If there is any kind of supreme being, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior."
Lord Vetinari, Unseen Academicals

"You believe in that stuff?" said Vimes.
"Believe? No," said the grag. "I just know it exists."

"I know of nothing poorer under the sun than you, Gods! You barely nourish — by sacrificial offerings and prayerful exhalations — your Majesty, and would starve, were not children and beggars hopeful fools."

"Should've left when I figured out you were a godling! And you're worse somehow. You seemed so sad, I thought for a moment that you were more human. But you're just like the rest of them, screwing up mortal lives and thinking you're doing us a favor."

    Live-Action TV 
"You're welcome on my boat. God ain't."
Captain Malcolm Reynolds to Shepherd Derrial Book, Firefly

"I accept that you exist. I don't have to accept what you are, but your physical existence, I give you that."
The Doctor to the Beast, Doctor Who, "The Satan Pit"

Cersei: "Praying to the Gods to have mercy on us all." The Gods have no mercy; that's why they are Gods. My father told me that when he caught me praying.
Sansa: Your father doesn't believe in the Gods?
Cersei: He believes in them; he just doesn't like them very much.

Book: Captain, do you mind if I say grace?
Mal: Only if you say it out loud.

George: God would never let me be successful; he'd kill me first. He'd never let me be happy.
Therapist: I thought you didn't believe in God?
George: I do for the bad things.

    Radio and Theatre 
"From now, we are enemies... You and I. Because You choose for your instrument a boastful, lustful, smutty, infantile boy and give me for reward only to recognize the incarnation. Because You are unjust, unfair, unkind, I will block you, I swear it. I will hinder and harm your creature as far as I am able. I will ruin your incarnation."
Antonio Salieri, Amadeus

When Ron the Mighty is stood in front of the Gate of Heaven, he begins straightaway to denounce it! He cries, "Heaven is for those too scared of nothingness! I will go no further than my mortal flesh will carry! This mirror is the sick bed of Heaven, Harry! The eternity of pansy lives!" Ronnie will have nothing to do with the mirror. He is only concerned with the flesh and the blood of the now.

This destroys Harry. Ron leaves him to contemplate the design of the cosmos versus the terminal beauty of being a wizard.

For forty-three days straight Harry sits in front of the Gate of Heaven, waiting for either God to appear, or for Ronnie to come back and apologize. But, to Harry's surprise, neither shows up. Only Near-Dead Dumbledore stumbles upon the vigil. Harry is considerably weakened, and is actually taken surprised by Dumbledore's presence.

Yes, honey, our farm burned down, hence we are here. But, you know what, kids? Sometimes things just happen! And sometimes God is a vicious, two-faced prick.


    Tabletop Games 
"I do not reject the gods. I reject their authority, their pettiness, and their arrogance."

"I say give the Gods exactly what they require in order for one to live a life free from divine interference and leave it at that!"
— A wealthy young noble, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Realms of Sorcery

    Video Games 
"Real or not, that doesn't mean I have to worship him. I don't fall to my knees out of pure boredom like some people."
Padrig "Paddy" Dower, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

"You do remember logic, don't you? It's the part of your brain that weeps every time you kneel down and pray to a glorified petting zoo."

Angel: Why did you never consider becoming a Cleric yourself? [...]
Roy: ...I've never really been that religious. I mean, I guess my mom raised me to worship the Northern Gods, but I always just figured as long as I don't actively offend any of them, they'd leave me alone. The idea of playing Fetching Boy for an ultrapowerful outsider who never seems to be able to get off his butt and do anything for himself seemed like a less-than-satisfying existence.

Remi: I don't believe in sin.
Arthur: You don't believe in God?
Remi: I don't need God, Arthur. There's a difference.

Statue of Ganesh: In the seven hundred years that I have been a temple statue, I have never heard someone utter the words "a god" in the same tone that one might describe, oh, foot fungus.
Digger: Sorry. I didn't mean to be rude, it's just that we find a lot of old gods underground. They're kind of a nuisance.

    Western Animation 
[Hawkgirl is poised over Icthultu's exposed brain.]
Icthultu: You will not do this thing, child of Thanagar. Icthultu still has faith in you.
Hawkgirl: So do I.
[Hawkgirl smashes his brain in with her big honkin' mace.]
Justice League, "The Terror Beyond"

    Real Life 
"Can you interfere arbitrarily with what I am doing? Yes—physically. No—mentally. Can a brick kill me? Yes. Can a brick get into my mind and tell me what to do? No. Can an omnipotent being do that? Yes. An omnipotent being, by definition, is a totalitarian dictator. Ah, but he won't use his power? Never mind. He has it."
Ayn Rand in a letter

"It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself."


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