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|Christianity - Old Testament||Washington, D.C.||1960||Pohl, Frederik. "Let the Ants Try " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1949); pg. 384.||Pg. 384: "'I--I guess I feel like God,' he said. 'Good Lord, Dr. Gordy! Talk about your great moments in history--this is all of them! I've been thinking about it, and the only event I can remember that measures up is the Flood. Not even that. We've created a race!' "; Pg. 389: "There was no evading the knowledge that he had wiped out his own race--annihilated them by preventing them from birth, forty million years before his own time. He was like no other murderer since Cain, Gordy thought, and wondered that he felt no blood on his hands. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 47.||"'Perhaps I should just stay here and share the judgment with you arrogant creatures. What is that idiomatic expression you have to describe it? Spend one last night in Gomorrah?' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 86.|| "'Remember the biblical prophet Elijah?' Kiernan asked.
Brickell shook his head. 'I barely remember Noah and the ark.'
'This is one scripture you may want to become familiar with. Elijah was taken up to heaven in what is described as a 'chariot of fire' that came down in a whirlwind. As you might guess, some New Agers have put their own twist to that story. They claim that Elijah was abducted by aliens.'
Brickell clucked his tongue. 'Maybe I better start reading the Bible.'
Kiernan continued. 'Now, let's take this one step further. If God could take people away in a space chariot, then what's to say that he didn't bring people here the same way. Like Adam and Eve.' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||Washington, D.C.||2000||Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 24.||"...threatening to wash out the streets of the world's capital in a deluge of biblical proportions. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||-3005 B.C.E.||Gaskell, Jane. The Serpent. New York: St. Martin's Press (1977; c. 1963); pg. 8.||"The Aztec goddess Cioacatle 'by whom sin came into the world', usually represented with a serpent near her-- The whole story of Adam and Eve and the Garden -- The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair -- There were giants in the earth in those days; and also, after that when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown... "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||-1642 B.C.E.||Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 57.||"There have been five great kisses since 1642 B.C., when Saul and Delilah Korn's inadvertent discovery swept across Western civilization. (Before then couples hooked thumbs.) " [Biblical names and timeframe, but apparently not Biblical characters.]|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||500 C.E.||Shea, Michael. Nifft the Lean. New York: DAW Books (1982); pg. 109.||"Whether the ancestors of the Latter Kairns, when they possessed that bovine Eden, ran to similar extremes is a moot question... "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1722||Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 115.||Pg. 115: Adam; Nimrod; Pg. 116: King David; King Solomon; Pg. 139: Adam and Eve; Lilith [Some other refs., not in DB.]|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1938||Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 100.||Pg. 100: "'They said it was gonna rain, they didn't say nothing about rain like this. Jesus Christ, this is Noah's Ark, the way it's coming down.' "; Pg. 263: Jezebel|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1944||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 256.||Pg. 256: Joseph of Egypt; Moses; Pg. 316: Book of Ecclesiastes [Some other refs., not in DB, usually in the context of Jewish culture, however.]|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1959||Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 43.|| "And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many . . . Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return . . . And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand. And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there . . . so he brought them the people unto the water: and the Lord said unto Gideon, Every one tha lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise everyone that boweth down upon his knees to drink. And the number of them that drank, putting their hands to their mouth, were three hundred men . . .
And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred . . . will I save you . . . let all the other people go . . .
--Judges VII:2-7 "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1959||Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 87.|| "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.
--Proverbs XXII:6 "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1962||Harmon, Jim. "The Place Where Chicago Was " in Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Frederik Pohl, ed.) Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1980; first pub Galaxy, Feb. 1962); pg. 218.||"'Maybe,' Danniels whispered. 'If they do, we'll all start even. Everybody's a Jonah. The world is a Disaster Area...' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1973||Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 86.||"This was long before hairdressers; in truth, ever since there have been women, there have been hairdressers, Adam being the first, though the King James scholars do their very best to muddy this point. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1973||Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 4.||Pg. 4: Garden of Eden; Pg. 9: "In the Book of Judges there is an account of a slain lion discovered to be infested by a hive of bees... " [More.]|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1973||Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 63.||"...the Apollo 8 astronauts read from lunar orbit the Babylonian cosmogony enshrined in Genesis, Chapter 1, as if to reassure their American audience that the exploration of the Moon was not really in contradiction to anyone's religious beliefs. But it is striking how space exploration leads directly to religious and philosophical questions. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1977||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 283.||Pg. 283: "The Maypole is the same Tree of Life found in the Garden of Eden, and is represented in the Tarot deck of cards as the symbol for the Suit of Nature... "; Pg. 286: "In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted by the Serpent to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The fruit is unidentified; popularly it is said to be the apple (i.e., breast), but was more probably the banana (i.e., phallus). Obviously the forbidden knowledge was sexual. There was a second special Tree in the Garden: the Tree of Life, which seems to have been related... " [More, all of page. 286.]|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1978||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 123.||"It is with the response that I have a question. Perhaps he could respond with an attempt at levity. For example, God parted the Red Sea for Moses, the Colonials beat back the British Empire, the Mets won the pennant in '69... "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1978||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 127.||"He [Superman] was no medical genius, but he did, after all, have immediate total recall and he was the only being of whom he knew who could safely handle the Regulus-243 strain which caused a violent chemical reaction in organic matter, turning it on contact into particles of a saline crystal. Superman occasionally wondered if the only recorded incidence of Regulus-243 contamination on Earth was the death of Lot's wife during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1978||Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 107.||"'...I want to stand on the city wall at Ur and watch the Euphrates flood; I want to know how that story got into Genesis...' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1980||Adams, Douglas. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. New York: Harmony Books (1980); pg. 189.|| "'I always thought that about the Garden of Eden story,' said Ford.
'Garden of Eden. Tree. Apple. That bit, remember?'
'Yes, of course I do.'
'Your God person puts an apple in the middle of a garden and says, do what you like guys, oh, but don't eat the apple. Surprise, surprise, they eat it and he leaps out from behind a bush shouting 'Gotcha.' It wouldn't have made any difference if they hadn't eaten it.'
'Because if you're dealing with somebody who has the sort of mentality which likes leaving hats on the pavement with bricks under them you know perfectly well they won't give up. They'll get you in the end.'
'What are you talking about?'
'Never mind, eat the fruit.'
'You know, this place almost looks like the Garden of Eden.'
'Eat the fruit.'
'Sounds quite like it too.' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1981||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 5.||[Frontispiece] "My heart is sore pained within me:
and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
Fear and trembling have seized me:
And I said: o that I had wings like a dove!
Lo, would I flee far away,
I would wait for him who will save me
PSALM 55 "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1984||Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 31.||"Was not Mother Eve modest in her simplicity before the Fall? "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1985||Knight, Damon. "The God Machine " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 31.||Pg. 31: [Author discusses story of Uzzah in introduction. Epigraph of story (or part of intro.) quotes II Samuel 6:2-7.]; Pg. 33: "'The basic idea is, is that God is immanent in certain objects, like, for instance, the best example is the Ark of the Covenant. I don't know if you're familiar with the story of Uzzah, in the second book of Samuel?'
'Maybe I better start further back? See, the Ark was like a box made of wood, about four feet by two by two. It was supposed to have the tablets of the Law in it, you know, the ones that God gave to Moses.' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1986||Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 7.||"...I began to understand what I had witnessed, its mythic proportions. A beautiful woman, both Eve and Delilah, had called a man back from the dead... "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1986||Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 5.|| "Another theory back then was that God Almighty had created all those creatures where the explorers found them, so they had no need for transportation.
Another theory was that they had been shooed ashore there two by two--down the gangplank of Noah's ark.
If there really was a Noah's ark, and there may have been--I might entitle my story 'A Second Noah's Ark.' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1990||Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Elven Star. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. -7.||[Frontispiece] "His banner over me was love.
--Song of Solomon "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1993||DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 190.||"'What worries me is that glop. It looks like the green smoke that comes out of the sky to kill the Egyptians in The Ten Commandments. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1995||Bradbury, Ray. "Dorian in Excelsus " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 131.||Pg. 131: "'Nonsense. Come. No one will see you. They're all . . . busy. I am Moses,' said the sweet breath at my elbow. 'And I hereby tell the Red Sea to part!' "; Pg. 136: "Women, in similar rages and guilts, overdose. Eve lies self-slain in the Garden. Adam hangs himself with the Snake as noose. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1995||Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes. The Legacy of Heorot. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 356.||[Epigraph] "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
--Psalm 91:13 "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1996||Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 290.||"'Ships. Arks, like Noah's,' Reuben said. 'They're being made right now, I guess.' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1996||Morrow, James. "The Tower " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 75.|| "'No,' said God. 'I don't.' He tapped the gift Bible in Nimrod's hand. 'The last time your species got out of line, I was moved to sow seeds of discord. I gave you all different languages.'
'Yes, and the whole arrangement's been a complete pain the ass, if You want my opinion,' said Nimrod, brandishing his Bible, 'especially when it comes to dealing with Asians.' " [Other refs. not in DB. The entire story is about Nimrod, who built the tower of Babel, but is set in contemporary times.]
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1997||Duane, Diane. X-Men: Empire's End. New York: Berkley (1998 softcover; 1st ed. 1997); pg. 213.||"Charles [Xavier] thought, suddenly and irrationally, of old tales of cherubim with wings of flame, and wondered whether some ancient poet-prophet had seen, or meant to foretell, a moment like this. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1998||Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 32.||Pg. 32: "As well make the same claim for J, who wrote of Noah and the Flood of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel--themes that will appear in many SF updates. "; Pg. 66: "...and that is what Wells does in this story. Ugi-lomi and his mate, Eudena, are vividly human, a proper Adam and Eve, but like that other pair, they are also nasty little upstarts. "; Pg. 126: "...no longer figuring forth a particular historic wrong but something innate in the nature of men, a sex-specific mark of Cain. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||1999||Gentle, Mary. A Secret History. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 7.||[Epigraph] "'My soul is among lions.'
Psalms 57:4 "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2000||Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 164.||"...more than a full measure of condescension toward the Avenger's David-versus-Goliath struggle against the Super-Skrull "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2001||Aldiss, Brian. "Marvells of Utopia " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 191.||"'You could add to that long list all the world's false gods and goddesses, the Greek gods, who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods, the multi-armed Kali, Ganesh with the elephant's head, Allah, Jehovah with his beards and rags, dusty hags such as Astarte...' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2001||Aldiss, Brian. "The Old Mythology " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 64.||Pg. 64-65, conclusion of story: "When the Sun God next spread his cloth of dawn over the world, all the children of Harmon were lifeless. But from the buried head of Harmon grew the Tree of Knowledge, and from his buried genitals two persons were created, a man and a woman. And from the intestines, lying in the forest, a serpent was created.
And the man and women, innocent in their nakedness, looked on the world and found it good. At least until the serpent turned up.
And so a new myth was born. " [Story is apparently a retelling of the creation story of Genesis.]
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2002||Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 8.||Pg. 8: "A twelve-hour journey down to Hell and back, or Eden, depending on your perspective... These are the best places on Earth, some scientists believe, to look for Eden--the Beginning Place. "; Pg. 41: Garden of Eden (also pg. 44, 72)|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2015||Ellison, Harlan. "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 712.||"...which became a day abruptly as the heavenly legion bore them to us with a celestial chorus singing, 'Go Down Moses.' The archangels circled several times and then dropped the hideously mangled bodies. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2015||Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 124.||"'...Water surface at the Battery, drive ashore and come north. Flood like Noah's! Tell people to take to the roofs and turn to pillars of salt. Clear out the basements and the subways...' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2015||Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 151.||"'...It's a race. Gee, Jake, this is a flood like in the Bible, and Hugo's penthouse is our Noah's ark...' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2020||Heinlein, Robert A. Friday. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1982); pg. 36.||Pg. 36: "'...You are not only as humans as Mother Eve, you are an enhanced human...' "; Pg. 69: "He had told me that I was 'as human as Mother Eve' and that I could safely tell anyone that I was an AP because I would not be believed. " [Some other refs. to Christianity. Most, but perhaps not all, refs. that use explicitly Christian terms are in DB.]|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2025||Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 59.||"...he sees an echo of himself or Juanita--the Adam and Eve of the Metaverse... " [Some other refs. to Christianity in book, not all in DB.]|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2029||Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 23.||"A tower of digital Babel. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2030||Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 254.|| "'Maybe we're just being old-fashioned, Mitch. Aren't Thuriens what people used to call liberals?'
'Then if God was a liberal, we'd have had the Ten Suggestions.' Kober said. They both laughed. "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2030||Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 160.|| "'...We can calculate the reaction. Shibboleth. It's been done before. Simple. You know the story?'
'No,' I admitted.
She shook her head. 'All these educated men. We heard all these stories in church. You really should read the Bible more, Theo. You might learn something. In the time of Judges, two Israelite tribes, the Ephraimites and the Gileadites, were having a war. The Gileadites held the fords of the Jordan, and refugee Ephraimites tried to cross, denying they were Ephraimites. The Gileadites told them to say the word 'Shibboleth'. Ephraimites spoke a different dialect of Hebrew and could only say 'Sibboleth', and so they were taken and slain.'
'Does Shibboleth mean anything?' I asked.
She shook her head. 'Nothing important. What was important was the pronunciation...' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2030||Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 191.|| "'...So you played in a, a what, a jazz band?'
'That's right. Cloud of Witnesses was our name. Don't know who thought it up. Eight of us altogether.' The phrase, cloud of witnesses, was one Karin Crawford had used. From the bible, she had said. I had no idea what it meant or what it referred to, but it had stuck in my mind. "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2036||Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 270.|| "'Everyone knows that science fiction is dead, Trevor,' Nelly said... 'It's just something that people write these days to describe the past.'
'That's what they said about the Book of Genesis, honey, but it's still selling, isn't it?' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2040||Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 132.||"Cardenas lowered the binoculars to see where he was pointing. A black pickup truck was speeding across the nearly empty parking lot, straight for the crowd. The people parted like the Red Sea, on cue she thought... "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2040||Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 121.||Pg. 121: "Do you know the legend of the Wooden Horse, that got the Greek soldiers into Troy? But there's a story from the Old Testament that's an even closer parallel. . . .
'You'll certainly be much more comfortable than Jonah,' said Sullivan. 'There is no evidence that he was provided with electric light or sanitation...' " [He prepares to stow away on an Overlord ship in a mounted whale.]; Pg. 142: "Shaw's Back to Methuselah "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2040||Zelazny, Roger. "Home is the Hangman " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1975); pg. 114.||[Year estimated.] "...It would seem that Dave had fallen victim to it, and that he'd come to believe he had helped provide an unsanctified vessel and filled it with something intended only for those things which had made the scene in the first chapter of Genesis. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2050||Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 218.||"You've forgotten about the gods and goddesses, the Greek gods who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods, the vengeful Almighty of the Old Testament, Allah -- all imaginary super-beings which supposedly controlled mankind's behavior before humanity could control itself. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2050||Oliver, Chad. "King of the Hill " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 184.||"Sam did not line the critters up two by two and load them into the Ark. (Noah, indeed.) "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2050||Zelazny, Roger. "Home is the Hangman " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1975); pg. 202.||"Then vitalism sort of crept back into things again when the AI discussions arose in the middle of the past century. It would seem that Dave had fallen victim to it, and that he had come to believe he had helped provide an unsanctified vessel and filled it with something intended only for those things which had made the scene in the first chapter of Genesis. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2071||Delany, Samuel R. Babel-17. Boston: Gregg Press (1976; first ed. 1966); pg. 148.||"'A worm. Somewhere in Eden now, a worm, a worm. . . That was one of her earliest poems...' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2093||Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 119.|| "'You're Jeremiah, leader of the Homeworld?'
'I am Jeremiah,' said the pirate.
'Would you answer a few questions?'
The bearded man nodded. 'Ask your questions.'
'Some have called you the John Muir of the Earth. You use an Old Testament prophet's name--a reluctant prophet with a flair for theater and an uncompromising message of danger and destruction. Do you see yourself as an oracle for the twenty-first century--' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2110||Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 8.||"'One hour to rendezvous, Captain,' said the quiet but insistent voice of David, as Goliath's central computer had been inevitably named. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 29.||"He had never considered emigrating to the stars; on no human colony anywhere in the Galactic Milieu was there a primal Eden. "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 48.|| "'But evil is real,' said the nun. 'Call it egocentrism or malignant aggression or original sin or whatever. It's there. Eden's gone.'
'Isn't biblical Eden an ambivalent symbol? It seems to me that the myth simply shows us that self-awareness and intelligence are perilous. And they can be deadly. But consider the alternative to the Tree of Knowledge. Would anyone want innocence at such a price? Not me, Amerie. We really wouldn't want to give back that bit of apple. Even our aggressive instincts and stubborn pride helped make us rulers of the Earth.' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 145.||"'It's bad out there, travelers! It's not the pretty Eden world they told you about in A.D. 2110...' "|
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 180.|| "'Interesting that you pray in a dead language. Still, I daresay we could all do with a bit of Psalm Fifty-Five.'
...He declaimed. ' 'My heart is sore pained within me! And the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fear and trembling have seized me, and darkness has overwhelmed me. And I said: O that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away and be at rest.' . . . What's next?'
She said miserably, ' 'Ecce elongavi fugiens: et mansi in solitudine.' '
'Oh, yes, 'Lo, I would flee far away and live in the wilderness.' ' He waved a hand at the emergent landscape. 'And here it is! Magnificent. Just look at those mountains in the east. They're the Jura. Amazing the difference six million years makes in them, you know...' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2160||Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 102.|| "'...Do you know the story of the Tower of Babel?'
'I suggest you look it up in the old Christian Bible--Genesis 11. That, too, was an engineering project to scale the heavens. It failed, owing to difficulties in communications.' "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2200||Knight, Damon. "Don't Live in the Past " in Turning On. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1966; c. 1951); pg. 152.|| "A nonsense phrase came into his mind, 'Eve and Agrid,' which meant nothing. It wasn't Eve and Agrid; it was Eve and Adam. Eve and Agrid. Eve and Agrid. Eveandagrid--
Even a grid. "
|Christianity - Old Testament||world||2250||Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 276.||Pg. 276: "'In violation of every principle of aerodynamics,' he dictated, 'it comes on, dropping toward us like an avenging angel out of Old Testament Babylon.' "; Pg. 296: "'Yes, and the mythology of the region from which they claim origin is full of stories of divine vengeance on a catastrophic level--the Great Flood, monstrous creatures, plagues. Remember that the Old Testament owes much of the harshness of its god to the influence of the Sumerians, the Babylonians, the Assyrians.' "|
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