does... does anyone look for context?
12/21/2008 9:25:11 AM
Rat of Steel
*calmly dusts off his jacket after getting struck by a lightning bolt from the heavens*
Not enough gun.
12/21/2008 9:30:48 AM
Which is why the hero of Preacher is a, well, preacher.
12/21/2008 9:53:38 AM
Not this shit again...
12/21/2008 9:58:52 AM
This is TVTropes, so you never know if they're being sarcastic or not...and it's not particularly fundie. I give it a 2.
12/21/2008 10:03:53 AM
every atheists wet dream of seeing the pathetic christian god being conquered by the mighty, free thinking and heroic atheists.
It's already happened, centuries ago. Get over it.
12/21/2008 10:46:23 AM
Anti-Christian propaganda? Please point it out.
Also, please don't reflect your rapture wet dreams onto us decent people.
12/21/2008 10:52:33 AM
"every atheists wet dream of seeing the pathetic christian god being conquered by the mighty, free thinking and heroic atheists."
Yes, it is our dream. Any problems?
12/21/2008 11:47:39 AM
Tom S. Fox
Noooo! Not TV Tropes!!!
12/21/2008 12:14:35 PM
His Dark Materials, yeah, probably.
I've never read any of the Preacher books so I wouldn't know about that.
12/21/2008 1:33:41 PM
No, Preacher was successful because it pushed the boundaries of mainstream comic book taboos.
That, and it was well-written, which for a book by Garth Ennis is a bloody miracle in itself, given that the man has no idea how to write characters or dialogue.
Seriously, if you must bitch about something, bitch about it in artistic terms like I just did, okay?
12/21/2008 1:48:23 PM
Why is it any mention of thought beyond a religion is "An attack on the faith"
I thought gods were so awesome that their faith and religion would be stronger....then again, christianity is rather shallow
12/21/2008 1:55:47 PM
No; they got high acclaim because they were GOOD. (Though I don't know what the fuck happened to Garth Ennis between Hellblazer/Preacher and... now.)
Besides, Jesse Custer was very much not an atheist. He was, in fact, the titular preacher.
12/21/2008 1:55:54 PM
Oh ffs. As a troper I'd be willing to bet that half the entries on that page are the work of trolls.
12/21/2008 3:00:12 PM
But corrupt Televangelists begging for money or selling "miracle spring water" or any other crap is okay?
12/21/2008 3:09:33 PM
Oh no, not free thinking!
12/21/2008 3:41:07 PM
Or maybe it was just good writing. You Left Behind fans wouldn't know anything about that.
12/21/2008 3:41:49 PM
NO! Don't TV Tropes! NO!
That said, the atheism themes of His Dark Materials trilogy did supposedly become much more blantant in the final book, once Pullman realized that he was writing for athiests. But they are usually serious in their critiques at TV Tropes, and don't use such inflammatory rhetoric.
A 3 for me, because it is partly true: that Pullman was writing an "anti-Narnia," but of course not all athiests have "wet dreams" about things like this.
12/21/2008 3:44:02 PM
Man Called True
And now you know why I stay the fuck out of the negative Subjective Tropes pages - nothing but whining.
Not the first time I've seen a fundy on there, but on any other page on TV Tropes it would have gotten deleted.
12/21/2008 3:49:40 PM
The last I checked, the Saint of Killers wasn't the hero. Plus considering he met and killed God, he probably wasn't an atheist.
12/21/2008 4:03:05 PM
Oh, great. They've made it to TV Tropes.
12/21/2008 4:12:57 PM
I read them when I was Christian and liked them...
12/21/2008 5:45:02 PM
But God doesn't exist, so why are we conquering Him?
12/21/2008 5:46:05 PM
...His Dark Materials had some of the characters going to heaven, some others going to the world of the dead, a war between free thinkers and angels, aswell as the death of God... Not really an atheists book. In fact since in the end they ended up freeing God from enslavement, while others did battle with the ones who had enslaved him.... hmm I really should find my copies of thoes books I wanna read them again now.
12/21/2008 5:51:10 PM
If atheists actually saw the Christian God being conquered, they wouldn't be atheists any more.
12/21/2008 5:54:14 PM