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Jay David


Just a guy from Britain who loves MLP.


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What happens when a modern and enlightened alicorn Princess stumbles upon an ancient and long-forgotten deity of ponykind? Have an argument with him, apparently.


If you do not like stories that poke fun at various concepts of religion, then do not read this

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Only twilight would argue and debate against a possible god :twilightsheepish:

:rainbowlaugh: that was pretty funny!

Ha ha ha:rainbowlaugh:! I half expeted som nerd to come ut of a hidden door. Great one shot

Neat. I like this God. 12/10, wouldn't worship again, because I believe in another god.
THE ONE TRUE GOD! THE GREAT HORSE LORD!

You have demonstrated it very well, the main problem with religion and mysticism is that it requires faith and obedience, it uses authority as its main tool. If you start to question it then the absolutely of the god and religion disappears. That is how people kill the God

I have these sorts of conversations with my coltfriend all the time! :twilightblush:

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Yeah, couldn't enjoy this one. Guess why.

Sad to say this meandered over into the Paul side of satirizing religion, rather than the Life of Brian I was really hoping for. Low-brow, simple, and on-the-whole, kind of mean spirited. Got a little chuckle at the very astute and interesting "we disappear when no one believes in us but then pop back in once re-discovered," but then you take something like the fucking crusades and then attach it to one of the least considerations of religion, it feels less like satire and more just silly, and the eye-rolling commences.

Not the worst way I've seen someone tackle this particular topic for the sake of comedy, but there are much better ways.

7495083 The execution? The pacing? The plot? The premise?

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Thank you so much. Your comment has made my day.

The smug satisfaction that you have given me is incomparable.

And to the author: Cool story.

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Not 'Only' Twilight. I would do it. And I would probably win.

This reminds me of the fabled "God Argument" due to the existence of the so called "Babelfish:

The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets killed on the next zebra crossing.

Good thing Ponies don't have Zebra Crossings. :rainbowlaugh:

7495132 well you are alot more calm than I would've been, I would've said "what the actual Jesus horse is happening right now"
Just to see what sort of reaction I would've have gotten :derpytongue2:

how dare you. There is only 1 god, great lord arceus

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ALL HAIL ARCEUS!! THE MIGHTY HORSE GOD!!

Reminds of Small Gods from the Discworld series.

i never understood that whole a god does not prove it exist because of faith thing 1/4 of the planet would probably still not believe in them even with proof

7495164 how dare you clam that inferior being be the Lord there is only one, All Hail Lord Helix!
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Isn't talking to a sane nonbeliver violating the No Proof of Existence rule to begin with?

And there is no such thing as a Pony: they're just small horses. :pinkiecrazy:

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If God showed up in front of them in a Burning Bush and gave them a lecture with proper special effects [1] almost everyone would believe it was something out of the norm, although they might take it as a test of faith or aliens or demons (unless that's what you meant?)

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5BQWubuC8g

7495845 what i meant was some people are so stubborn in there beliefs that even if god came to them they would just say that that they were drugged or hes using smoke and mirrors or its aliens or that there is a scientific reason behind it we just have not figured it out let. but i will admit when i said 1/4 it probably should of been smaller like 1/1000

7495935 There's probably about a quarter of the planet that'd go to war because they imagined their god suddenly told them to... I mean, there's a few million 'at' war right now for supposedly religious reasons.

"note to self move temple, this place is bland and boring"

I kind of expected her to go "Nope, I don't believe in you anymore." as she walked away.:pinkiehappy:

Amusing little story.

Meanwhile, the followers of the Original Flavor Horse God keep their heads down and do bagels and accounting in Manehattan, :twilightsmile:

Neat little story. Like another reader had noted, this reminded me of Discworld as well. That's never a bad thing.

Tremendous failure by the old god. He could have managed a great experiment with Twilight. So long as he could keep away from Rarity who would obviously be more into the god of hats.

Reading this made a Fedora physically manifest on my head, and I now have a Reddit account I don't recall making

Yay. Religious arguments.

The one war that no one can ever win.

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Well, what do you expect? No matter which deity it happened to be, more than a quarter of the world worships someone else. That's not even counting the ones who worship no one at all (the latter category is estimated at around only 15-16% of the world population, at most).

If the god does not identify himself clearly, most of the world will likely agree that the god exists, but will completely disagree about all the other details. They will take the revelation as confirmation of their previously held beliefs.

If the god does identify himself clearly, most of those who don't already believe in that specific deity will assume it's some kind of imposter, a test of faith, simply one god among many, etc. In short, they will still take the revelation as confirmation of their previously held beliefs.

Even a frog can become a god if there are people who believe it.

Best god is dead god.

Believing means not knowing anything.

They believe in god but don't know what god is. No one knows.

It's better to believe in people than to believe in god, but it's easier to believe in something that doesn't exist.

There is no single god. How many people there is in the world so many gods there is.

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I see your opinion. I respect it. I don't agree with it. Sorry, dude.

On the bright side, I like the story! It was fun to read! On the downside...I'm already seeing comments about religion and anti-religion.

Yay. Those are always fun to see. :ajbemused: :facehoof:

It's nice when you know that your religion doesn't actually have any gods, only a basis of how to act.

Friend-ly! :pinkiehappy:

:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh: to this story.

Dogmatic religion. It makes even less sense than the god in this story does:ajsmug:

Not very good as far as Christianity is concerned. Really, just kind of an ignorant view of Christianity and other religions.

This went far better than I expected. And it was no less hilarious. Good job :rainbowlaugh:

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Do you respect my opinion? Then why the need to answer by not answering?
And which opinion do you respect? Do you respect my opinion that there is 7 billions gods? Or do you respect the opinion that god is nonsense? Or that god must be killed? Or that frog can become god? Or that you don't even know what god is?

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Well, let me respond by first saying that I respected the first opinion I saw from your comment. Secondly, I didn't answer anything because you didn't ask anything in your comment. Lastly, I don't want this to turn into a religious or existential argument. There's already a ton of that across the Internet.

Totally Twilight.

Religions are silly... and dangerous as they made stupid people "stupider"...

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That, at the very least, caused Twilight to sop.

stop

Logic! I'm drowning in your logic! :twilightangry2:

Good one.

I liked this story.

Without engaging in the pedantry-war going on in the comments, there's the reason why the God was impotent, rules stated about the limitations of the Gods in the setting and a very sobering moral behind the 'nope' joke that capped the end of this story.

The morals of today will likely be as horrifying to the people a thousand years from now as what went down during the Crusades, the Dark Ages and the hundreds of other conflicts, religious, nationalist and otherwise, are to us in the here and now. What was believed good and 'common sense' a hundred years ago now is vigorously challenged today as we struggle to fight against bigotry towards people of colour, gender, gender-identity and even social-status, let alone the plethora of smaller struggles we're engaged in, or the conflicts of religion against religion against whatever else crops up.

So leaving the pedantry aside, lovely gag-story, made me smile, 8/10, take my :moustache: and looking forwards to seeing more of your stuff!

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