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The classic problem of evil tends to be invoked in this trope, along with the irrationality of religious extremism. People foolish enough to try a Religious Russian Roulette to get a god like this to answer their prayers are unlikely to like the result.
In some works, this being is the supreme deity of a Fantasy Pantheonwhile in others, the being is a powerful monotheistic deity, with some works casting the Big Guy himself — or his nearest fantasy analogue — in the role.
Narratives about a God that is both omnipotent and malevolent, and how we puny humans can cope with its abominable existence, can result in a Cosmic Horror Storywhich is based on the complete helplessness and despair of us Puny Earthlings under the powers of an alien reality-warping madness-inducing entity.
But while the Eldritch Abominations of your average Cosmic Horror Story will at least leave you alone if you don't seek them out, a malevolent supreme god can be an absolute nightmare, scrutinizing our every thought and toying with us against our willwith us having little to no hope in doing anything about it.
The video game variants of this trope, however, lean on Lovecraft Lite and Rage Against the Heavensoffering a hope of the ability to kill this "omnipotent"probably thanks to narrativium that somehow serves to negate the Omnipotent's omnipotenceor with help from a good opposite.
In settings that take the controversial stance of God being evil, it is not uncommon for his infernal opposite to be good. Or for his Son to be way cool.
Other times, Satan may simply be The Starscream. Ninety-eight times out of one hundred, where an evil supreme god is in charge of things, you will also find a Knight Templar.
Whether or not that person or group follows this evil supreme deity is entirely dependent on the Knight's alignment. This viewpoint is Older Than Feudalism. Already Greek philosophers considered the Olympian deities to be nothing but malevolent bullies.
Lucian 2nd C wrote a lengthy essay on why the Greco-Roman deities were evil, to boot. This trope can also be called dystheism, or maltheism; these are beliefs that a monotheistic god is, respectively, not wholly good or outright evil. This trope is often found in Rage Against the Heavens plots and will likely invoke misotheism — hatred of God or the godsand is a common belief of Nay Theists.
The flip side is Satan Is Good. Definitely the polar opposite of God Is Good. Anime and Manga Morganna from. She manifests as a godlike being; a disembodied voice and psychic presence. Technically a spoiler, but between the state of Heaven and the Sorting Algorithm of Evilit's pretty obvious.
Go Nagai did this all the time in his works. The God of Demon Lord Dante was an evil space being who demanded that the humans living on Earth worship him. When they didn't, he torched their cities, inadvertently turning the entire human race into demonic beings by having God's energy merge them with various objects the main character merges with a jet plane and dinosaurs to turn into a giant demonand split himself up into pieces and inserted himself into apes, becoming modern man as a result.
He further becomes even more of a bastard when it is revealed at the end that the entire war between God and demons was done on purpose just because it was entertaining to him.
Devilman implies that God exterminated and sealed away the demons because he disapproved of the way his first shot at creating life turned out. And he's basically an Eldritch Abomination that turns humans into pillars of salt from merely looking upon him.
Interestingly enough, however, in the original manga and the original manga alone, God wasn't really portrayed as evil in the Devilman Universe or at least a completely and utterly irredeemable asshole yet. He originally created the world, left for a while, then found the Demons, who were not part of his plans, and considered them abominations.
And in all brutal fairness, it's very easy to see why he hated themeven if he's in the wrong for hating them just because it wasn't part of the plan, but seemed content to just let the tides of fate roll out once they began to free their icy prison.
In what could have been seen as a massive Pet the Dog and even Hope Spot for humanity in such a Crapsack WorldGod personally intervened in the story saving the human race by a nuclear holocaust launched by a Demon possessing the president of Russia, who had launched Russia's entire nuclear payload in an attempt to destroy all of humanity, albeit at the cost of turning every last human in Moscow into salt with his mere presence.
He may not have been friendly, but at least it might have seemed like he actually wanted the human race to win and survive the conflict against the Demons. Apocalypse of Devilman, it's revealed that God has put the entire world into a time loop so all humans and demons live and die for nothing over and over, just to make Satan suffer the loss of his beloved repeatedly for all eternity.
Just in case we weren't already aware of how much of a dick he is.Jul 08, · Anti-Cosmic Satanism is a very underground religion, and is one of the more rarely encountered forms of Satanism.
It's hard to say exactly how old Anti-Cosmic Satanism is, as it is a patchwork religion (it's made up of elements of many religions, mostly ancient Sumerian Paganism and Gnosticism).
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Jan 11, · Hail Chaos: Anti-Cosmic Satanism in the Satanic Milieu. Anti-Cosmic Satanism articulates many of its core beliefs in three occult texts: Liber Azerate: The Book of the Raging Chaos, and although the band did not practice ACS as discussed in this essay.
Anti-Cosmic philosophy isn't new, even though its association with Satanism is new. Its a Gnostic concept, of course, and this is why its also called "Gnostic Luciferianism." Its just my opinion, but the Anti-Cosmic philosophy as it exists at this time is highly flawed. The thunder-and-lightning example seems like a bad comparison for this kind of situation, in that the false claim is (1) easily observable to be untrue, and (2) utterly useless to the society that propagates it.