Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2008 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 211. "Aren't you multiplying entities?' asked Dr. Coleman.

'No, because we're trying to account for real phenomenon. The effects would be masked by things we already know about--indoctrination, peer pressure, and son on--but these substances, if they exist, would account for a good many rather puzzling things. Ninety-nine point something percent of Mormons who grow up in Mormon communities and go to Mormon colleges remain Mormons. The apostasy rate for Catholics is higher, because they often go to secular colleges, and the rate for Protestants is higher still.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 231. "Seven of us. I'm sorry. Once it got into my head, it just wouldn't go away. How could you resist the temptation to sing 'Heigh-ho,' heigh-ho'? " [Reference to the song from the Academy Award-nominated score of Snow White and Seven Dwarves, written by Latter-day Saint/Utah native composer Leigh Harline.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2010 Card, Orson Scott. "America " (published 1987) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 669. "He shrugged. 'Maybe not to Catholics.'

'You're Protestant?'

He shook his head. 'Mormon. But I'm a heretic.'

She laughed. " [Many other refs. to Latter-day Saints, not in DB.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 23. "'It's because that part of the country was too poor to afford regular churches,' said Byrne, one of the old-timers farther down the counter... 'That's why the Apostles [Church of the Apostles of Elohim and the Nazarene] and the Mormons both sprang up there.'


'They had all kinds of stuff going on up there.

Loren, listening to this, asked the Lord for patience. Byrne, who had a colossal shrew for a wife, spent a lot of his time in the town library, and had absorbed tons of facts that he was happy to show off to anyone close enough to be victimized...

'And Samuel Catton, who started the Apostles, nobody even knew his father was. But they both made good. They both figured out that the way to start a new religion was to preach to all the poor people that none of the other religions wanted.'

'Jesus did that.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 23. "'And that Joseph Smith had a lotta wives, too.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2016 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 90. Pg. 90: "It was a very straightforward project to incorporate the three Testaments of the Latter-Day Koran... exactly what the Prophet intended... the co-called 'Cold Fusion' revolution, which brought about the sudden end of the Fossil Fuel Age... "; Pg. 91: "Dead Sea-gate'... when the final release of the long-hidden Scrolls revealed that the Jesus of the Gospels... " [The term 'Latter-Day' here doesn't isn't necessarily borrowed from the name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, although Clarke has made frequent reference to Latter-day Saints in other books, and may have incorporated elements in this novel's story of 'Chrislam.']
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 93. "If we know for a certainty that God was looking down over our shoulder, how could we be other than perfect? How could we make decisions, moment to moment, on grounds other than that they were right to make? How could we decide to be good if such a decision were foregone? And how would we know whether we were doing good for the light within us or out of respect and fear for the Light peering over our shoulder? How could we grow?

We would all be doomed to be angels. " [Maggin here indicates familiarity with some aspects of LDS philosophy, possible as a result of his reading of works by Orson Scott Card (see, for example, Acknowledgments and page 215).]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 311. "'...he's got his covered wagons in a circle, every man to the ramparts...' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 153. "The Compton Nova Sicilia franchise is a grisly scene. It is a jamboree of Young Mafia. These youths are even duller than the ones from the all-Mormon Deseret Burbclave. The boys are wearing tedious black suits. The girls are encrusted with pointless femininity. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 202. "'...But suppose we infected the Pope with a program that made him a Mormon, or Medal of Honor winners with something that totally destroyed their courage...' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 240. "The Marriott didn't attract many guests in these diminished days. Sue was alone in the pool and sauna room, though Morris Torrance stood watch outside the entrance. " [More at this Marriott Hotel.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2050 Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 206. "'But back to Alpha [Judeo-Christian concept of God]. by mid-millennium, it had more or less faded from human concerns. Virtually all thinking men had finally come to agree with the harsh verdict of the great philosopher Lucretius: all religions were... Yet a few of the old faiths managed to survive, though in drastically altered forms, right up to the end of the Earth. The Latter Day Mormons and the Daughters of the Prophet even managed to build seedships of their own. I often wonder what happened to them.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 91. Pg. 91: "'The hour of noon has passed,' said Judge Fang. 'Let us go and get some Kentucky Fried Chicken.'...The House of the Venerable and Inscrutable Colonel was what they called it when they were speaking Chinese. Venerable because of his goatee, white as the dogwood blossom, a badge of unimpeachable credibility in Confucian eyes... He had once reduced Chang to a state of catalepsis by describing an avenue in Brooklyn that was lined with fried chicken establishments for miles, all of them ripoffs of Kentucky Fried Chicken. "; Pg. 107: "'Good evening, Mr. Oremland,' she gushed, reading the prompter...

'Good evening, er, Margaret,' said the jowly brit staring out of a pane on her mediatron... Miranda glanced over at the casting sheet for First Class to Geneva She'd be pissed if this Mr. Oremland got overly talkative and forced her to pass on the bigger role... Mr. Oremland seemed iffy... 'Call me old-fashioned,' he said, 'but when you say Africa...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 447. "...strolled through encampments of Ashantis, Kurds, Armenians, Navajos, Tibetans, Senderos, Mormons, Jesuits, Lapps, Pathans, Tutsis... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2057 Willis, Connie. To Say Nothing of the Dog. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 18. "'I want you to eat a high-protein diet and drink at least eight glasses of fluid daily,' the nurse said. 'No caffeine, no alcohol, no stimulants.' " [This isn't actually a reference to the LDS Church, although the nurse's proscriptions match those of the LDS Word of Wisdom.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2075 Anderson, Glenn L. The Millennium File. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers (1986); pg. 119. "Her family background was similarly run-of the mill. Her mother and father were fairly active. Her older brother, always exemplary, had served a mission in Syria. Her younger brother was into Nukemusic and Black Armor holograms, and his interest in church was hot and cold. But his parents had faith that he would eventually come around.

All in all, Lee suspected, she was really nothing very special. So, she asked herself, why?

And, as she thought about it, she finally came to an inescapable conclusion. She had possessed only two credentials, but they must have been the ones that had mattered. First, she had happened to show up where and when she was needed. And, second, she had said yes when she was asked. As simple as that. And now she was an inexorable part of something so vast and eternal that it was very nearly overwhelming. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 196. "'...But why did these nations of ancient America have to suffer; they had no knowledge of you or responsibility for your death! And what were you quoting from just now?'

'Chapter 8 of the Third Book of Nephi,' Jesus answered. 'Of The Book of Mormon.'

Suddenly it fell into place. 'The Book of Mormon!' Brother Paul exclaimed. 'Of course!' For Lee, as a Mormon, would naturally believe in the version of history and religion presented in his own Holy Book. Brother Paul had reviewed Mormonism along with the other religions in the course of his studies with the Holy Order of Vision but had not actually read The Book of Mormon. Now, belatedly, he recalled the summary. Christianity had come to the New World, and the history of these converted tribes had been recorded on gold plates by the last surviving member of these tribes, 400 A.D... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 197. "'...and the plates had been buried in the side of a hill in the state of New York, America, until revealed to the founder of the modern Mormons, Joseph Smith, in 1823. Smith, and later Brigham Young, led the Mormons to Utah where most of them remained until the current extra-terrestrial colonization program provided new worlds to conquer.

Well, why not view the Mormon version of Christian history? The Mormons had been able to justify many of their claims through discoveries in archaeology, linguistics, and ethnology. The Book of Mormon did not conflict with the Bible; rather it augmented it. " [Many other refs. to the LDS Church are in this book, most not in the database.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 232. "'Then you explain the origin of The Book of Mormon,' she challenged.

'It was written by members of the Nephite Nation, the last of whom was Moroni, who concealed the records at the place later called Cumorah, New York State. There these engraved plates of gold remained from A.D. 400 until A.D. 1827, when the resurrected Moroni gave them to Joseph Smith for translation and publication. This translation is called The Book of Mormon.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 232. "'...What matters is what the religion is today. Many worthy religions have foundered when their adherents forgot their original principles--but here is a religion that became greater than its origin! The Mormons today constitute one of the most powerful forces for good on Earth. Their uprightness stands in stark contrast to the hypocrisy of so many of the more conventional religions. Therefore, there is no crime in this man who faithfully honored the fine principles of his faith. Let us crucify no more people for being better than we are!' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2087 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 290. "She came back to their flat one day to find him doing nothing, surrounded by books--many books: The Talmud, the Kama-Sutra, Bibles in several versions, the Book of the Dead, the Book of Mormon, Patty's precious copy of the New Revelation, various Apocrypha, the Koran, the unabridged Golden Bough, the Way, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, sacred writings of a dozen other religions major and minor... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2089 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 348. "Bishop Oxtongue, at the New Grand Avenue Temple, preached on the text (Matt. XXIV:24): 'For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.' He made clear that his diatribe did not refer to Mormons, Christian Scientists, Roman Catholics... nor to any fellow travelers whose good words counted more than inconsequential differences in creed or ritual... but solely to upstart heretics who were seducing faithful contributors away from the faiths of their fathers [i.e., the Church of All Worlds]. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 30. "He spent his time before the video, going over certain esoteric texts which showed by careful measurements of the Great Pyramid that the Lost Tribes of Israel were the Chickasaw and Choctaw, who migrated to America... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2100 Boucher, Anthony. "The Quest for Saint Aquin " (first published 1951) in Other Worlds, Other Gods: Adventures in Religious Science Fiction (Mayo Mohs, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971); pg. 207. "The Pope [said] 'We are, in a way, born again in Christ, but there are still too few of us--too few even if we include those other handfuls who are not of our faith, but still acknowledge God through the teachings of Luther or Laotse, Gautama Buddha or Joseph Smith. Too many men still go to their deaths hearing no gospel preached to them but the cynical self-worship of the Technarchy. And that is why, Thomas, you must go forth on your quest.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 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. 101. "They had seen Gypsies and Cossacks and desert nomads and voortrekkers, Polynesians with feathered capes and warriors with crossbows, swords, and assegais; there had been Bavarian hikers in lederhosen, bearded white-robed prophets, shaven-headed Oriental votaries, sunbonneted American pioneers, cowboys, fetishists costumed in pathetic grotesquery, and sensible-looking people wearing levis or tropical gear. The travelers in the early morning parades had moved through the garden to an old cottage shaded by mulberry trees, its white stucco and half-timbering shrouded in climbing vines. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 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. 139. "Other time-travelers were reacting to their imprisonment according to their individual psychology... Side by side under a tree sat a young couple dressed as Yankee pioneers Five Gypsy men argued conspiratorially and practiced close-combat lunged with invisible knives. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2125 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 123. "'He'll take you to Portland and drop you off at a house where the family won't ask questions and you can get some sleep and decent food. They aren't Homelanders, by the way. I have my tentacles in assorted places. Survival demands it.'

'What are they? I may need to know.'

'Nu, be forewarned and don't ask for a drink. They're Mormons, if that rings a bell in you. The Avantists are particularly hard on their church. The claim is that its premises are antiscientific, but the truth is that its congregations object loudly to the molding of posthuman man.' " [In this book, the Avantists are the central antagonists, an authoritarian regime which has taken over North America. The protagonists are seeking allies among the Mormons.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 618-680. [This story's title is a play on the title of the Zane Grey novel Riders of the Purple Sage, a Western about Latter-day Saints.] Also, pg. 623 may be of interest: "His shirt is buckskin; a necklace of beads hangs from his neck. He looks like a Plains Indian, although Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, or the noblest Roman Nose of them all would have kicked him out of the tribe. Not that they were anti-Semitic, they just could not have respected a brave who broke out into hives when near a horse. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2175 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 148. "My Earth studies... There were great disagreements between Terries; nations within GEWA and its southern equivalent, GSHA, arguing endlessly, clashing morality systems as populations from one country traded places with others... Some populations--Islam Fatimites, Green Idaho Christians, Mormons, Wahabi Saudis, and others--maintained stances that would be conservative even on Mars, clinging stubbornly to their cultural identities in the face of Earth-wide criticism. "; Pg. 113 (date): "2175-2176, M.Y. 54-55 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2176 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 226-227. "Mendoza... 'Like me, you have no enhancements and you haven't gone through the secular purification of therapy. You're old-fashioned. I can sympathize with you. I've read your lit papers and student theses. I sense strongly that you belong to the next generation of leadership on Mars.' "; Pg. 227: "'You know, I've been an outcast of sorts in Washington for a decade. I'm a Mormon, I'm not therapied. But I've managed to do well. If anybody found out about my talking to you, I could lose everything I've fought for, all status, all power, all influence.'

'Why do it, then?' I asked.

'Did you know it's illegal to conduct surveillance--even citizen oversight--within the capital of any nation on Earth?'

I had heard that.

'Some things in government must be done in private. Even in this ultra-rational age, when everybody is educated and plebiscites are huge and immediate...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2301 Bester, Alfred. The Demolished Man. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1953); pg. 0. Page 0 (zero) in Bester's The Demolished Man: "There are and have been worlds and cultures without end... There have been men without number... There will be more . . . more plus infinity...

--The Demolished Man. " [Clearly these words parallel earlier LDS scripture (Pearl of Great Price) from Joseph Smith. It is unknown whether the Demolished Man author has directly used LDS source material, has written his words as a result of unconscious influence, or if the similarities are a coincidence. Cross reference with Moses chapter 1, verses 33, 37-38: "And worlds without number have I created... The heavens cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine. And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof, even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2310 Panshin, Alexei. "Sky Blue " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1972); pg. 144. "Triphammer, Puddleduck, and Mount Rushmore were the highest huddle of all. They gathered by a candle in one room. Triphammer paced frantically, Puddleduck nodded at appropriate moments, and Mount Rushmore loomed. Harold looked out through the curtains into the universe...

Puddleduck nodded. 'Misery,' he said.

'Misery,' said Mount Rushmore.

...Great Mount Rushmore pounded himself on the chest. Gelt gone blubbles. Misery. Misery.'

Puddleduck said, 'Misery.' " [Oddly enough, 'Mount Rushmore' is used here as a name. There appear to be no actual references to the famous South Dakota monument by the Mormon sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The character is one of the story's three main characters, and is mentioned throughout the story.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2400 Pangborn, Edgar. "The Golden Horn " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1961); pg. 162. "And on all sides of that lump of land spread the everlasting seas all the way to the rim of the world. The Book of Abraham, said the teacher-priests, doesn't tell how far away the rim is, because that's one of the things God does not wish men to know. " [The 'Book of Abraham' referred to in this future, post-apocalyptic story, used by the fictional 'Amran Church' is not the same as the Book of Abraham from the LDS Pearl of Great Price. There is no apparent connection.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 2500 Boulle, Pierre. Planet of the Apes. New York: Ballantine (2001; c. 1963). Translated by Xan Fielding.; pg. 105. "Instead of putting our food in the cages as they usually did, Zoram and Zanam, the two gorillas whose names I had finally learned... " [Other refs. The presence of a character named Zoram, which is a person in the Book of Mormon, may be just a coincidence.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 3000 Silverberg, Robert. "Nightwings " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1968); pg. 722. Pg. 722: "'I think we should wait for Gormon,' I said, shaking my head. 'He'll be back soon from his explorations.' " [Gormon, a variation of 'Mormon'? This is one of the story's main characters. Another character closely associated with Gormon is 'Roum' (Rome?) Also, Jorslem (Jerusalem) and Agupt (Egypt) are mentioned prominently.]; Pg. 750: "Why this relic and so few others had been accorded such special protection I did not know, and I asked Gormon, whose knowledge was so unaccountably as profound as any Rememberer's, and he replied, 'Because this is the realm of certainty, where what one says is absolutely congruent with what actually is the case.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 3417 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 53. "'I started out as a Roman Catholic priest. Then it occurred to me that Catholic meant universal. But was I truly universal? Was I not actually limited, confined by one church, which was not really universal? Was I not rejecting other religions, all of which and every one of which God must have founded, put on Earth through the minds of their founders? Would they exist if the Great Spirit regarded them as false? No, they would not. Therefore, proceeding both on divine revelation and logic, which have never before had anything to do with each other, I became the first truly universal, therefore catholic, priest.

'But I did not found a new eclectic religion. I have no ambition to compete with Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Smith, Hubbard, etcetera. There is no competition... I am elected and entitled to practice any and all religions and to serve God, humbly or proudly, as the case requires...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints world 17213 Smith, Cordwainer. "Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1961); pg. 100. "He saw that they had the Galactic Encyclopedia in two hundred volumes. He took down the volume headed 'Hi-Hi.' He opened it from the rear, looking for the name 'Hitton' and there it was. 'Hitton, Benjamin -- pioneer of old North Australia. Said to be originator of part of the defense system. Lived AD 10719-17213.' " [The word 'pioneer' here does not appear to refer to LDS pioneers.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wyoming 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 303. "'A lot of settlers came through here,' Kindle said. 'Mormons, especially, but also people on the Oregon Trail, the California Trail. You can still find their wagon tracks on the scrub prairie about forty miles north.' "
Church of Scotland United Kingdom 1848 Moore, William. Bayonets in the Sun. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978; first pub. 1974); pg. 66. "He had been appointed Governor-General of India and Governor of Bengal by Her Majesty's government, and thanks to the qualities bequeathed to him by his Scottish ancestors, govern he would. Masterminding a campaign was hardly the employment one would hav expected to come naturally to a man who had succeeded Mr. Gladstone as Secretary of the Board of Trade. Or one who had made his maiden speech in the House of Lords on the Church of Scotland's Benefice Bill. "
Church of Scotland United Kingdom: Scotland 1993 Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 229. "The Assembly Hall, ordinarily the parliament of the Church of Scotland, made a lovely theatre during the Festival. "
Church of Sweden Sweden 1973 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 5. "For it so happened that Mord Fiddle, a man of very high rank in the tyrannical wing of the Swedish Lutheran Church, was mortified by my birth. That his dim-witted eldest should have conceived a bastard as shame enough. He saw Lamba's disgrace as his own flagellation. " [More about this character.]
Church of Sweden world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 38. "'Another thing,' Sam added. 'You guys have been working for a century or so to heal the rifts among other Christians. Imagine how the Protestants will feel if they see the Vatican getting special treatment from the World Court.'

'Finding the Vatican innocent of responsibility for your industrial accidents is hardly special treatment,' said Pope William.

'Maybe you think so, but how will the Swedes feel about it? Or the Orthodox Catholic in Greece and Russia and so on? Or the Southern Baptists?' "

Church of the Blood of the Lamb USA 1976 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 160. "She thought of the Church of the Blood of the Lamb, a full generation before; of true believers who would shotgun their kin in a quarrel over dogma. "
Churches of Christ France 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 13. [The narrator here is a Baptist.] "Jews, papists, they're all of them the same--all walking that long road to Hell. And so what? I have the suspicion Lutherans and Church of Christers will end up sucking flames. "
Churches of Christ New Mexico: Atocha 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 8. "Loren drove past the gray-white Church of Christ--a converted private home--and then, a block later, into his own driveway. "
Churches of Christ USA 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 99. "'It was two weeks before first grade when my dad showed up with my new mother, my stepmother, and took me back to Pine Bluff. Now, up to then I hadn't seen much of religion. This woman was Church of Christ, which means she wasn't just a fire-breathing fundamentalist, she went to a church that hasn't even got music in it.

'I remember the first day I was in Pine Bluff. I saw some kids playing down the street and I started to run off and play with them. My stepmother leaned out the kitchen window and yelled at me, 'Stay in your own yard!' That was so crazy, with me having been out in the National Forest every day up to then, well, it didn't even register. I just kept on going. She came out of that house like a cavalry division and dragged me back in the house. That started a war that lasted until the day I finished high school and went into the Navy.' "

Churches of Christ USA 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 99. "'Did she make you go to church too?'

'Three times a week until I got out of high school.'

'I can't feature you in church. Were you into it?'

'My first memory of it was resentment. Because my stepmother had this thing where I had to go home in the afternoons, instead of playing, like the other kids, I had to go home and memorize Bible verses. It was bad enough to miss play, but then to have to do something I hated doing, memorizing those verses. Then I caught on to the fact that she never did any memorizing herself, she just sat there with the Bible open, reading, while I was the one doing the memorization. When I realized that, I ran away from home. That was the first time I ran away. I was in the fourth grade. I decided I was going to be a cowboy.'

'How far did you get?'

'About ten miles out of town...' " [More, pg. 99-100, about this character's childhood growing up with a stepmother who was a member of the Church of Christ.]

Circassians California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 148. "He coasted to a stop at the door to Bimbovich's, where a Cossack in full Circassian costume stood in hulking attendance. "
Circassians Middle East 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 358. "...the usual sorry huddle of naked merchandise waiting to be sold. As usual, they were a mix of all races, though with a distinct Asian and African cast: Ethiops... flat-faced fair-skinned Circassians and Avars and other sinewy northern folk... "
Circassians Russia 1942 Lindskold, Jane. "The Big Lie " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 158. "I've mentioned the right to lie as one of the spoils of the victor. A more specific spoil of that particular battle was the residents of Village One themselves. hey were Circassians, dirty Abduls [Muslims], half-starved and so accustomed to being beaten on that we were viewed as no worse and no better than the Fritz [Germans] or the Ivans [Russians]. All in all, we captured about two thousand potential serfs.

Among them was a scrawny old raghead who seemed to make most of the palaver for his people. I guessed this was the patriarch... " [Many other refs. to Circassians, not in DB, although they are not usually referred to by name. The story's plot largely revolves around a Draka military force occupying the Circassian village. A few main characters are Circassians. Other refs. by name: pg. 161-167, 173.]

Circassians Russia 1942 Lindskold, Jane. "The Big Lie " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 158-159. "In his accounts of these events, Eric makes himself out to be some sort of genius for thinking to use the Circassians to replace the Draka labor we didn't have... We could have shot the Circassians, but that would have been a waste of some 2,000 bullets. We could have stuck them in a basement or two and tossed in a grenade, but that wouldn't have served our purposes. We needed those basements. Besides, killing the ragheads, whatever the method, would have left us with a heap of corpses...

So we let them live... Those Circassians worked like the serfs they already were... "

Circassians world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 217. "Another was a Frank... The third was a Circassian, from the far eastern border of Islam, from a nation which survived by the export of its women, famous for their beauty and their sexual skills. " [More about the Circassian, women, pg. 217-219, 270. May be other refs.]
citizens Brazil: Nova Roma 1983 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 9: "Arena ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Nov 1983); pg. 13. "If you survive, you'll have proven yourselves worthy... to become slaves of Nova Roma. You lucky, you mebbe get a chance to earn freedom, become citizens. "
citizens Draka Domination 1944 Allred, Lee. "The Greatest Danger " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 187. "Verwoerd ignored him and continued. 'The Domination is trying to conquer the whole of Eurasia with an army of four million, roughly ten percent of our free population... And that's not counting who knows how many Draka Security personnel--the Order Police, Krypteria, Compound and Camp Guards needed to pacify the areas we already have overrun.'

'Or the Navy,' added the Archon.'

'Or Navy,' Verwoerd nodded. 'Or Air Corps personnel.' He lowered the pointer. 'There simply aren't enough Draka to go around.' "

citizens Majipoor 10000 Silverberg, Robert. Lord Valentine's Castle. New York: Harper & Row (1980); pg. 43. "'Look, I carry the starburst banner like everyone else! Am I loyal, or am I loyal? But I don't like the way things are going. It's a citizen's right to worry about the state of the realm, isn't it?...' "
citizens Mars 2174 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 97. "Mars supported four million citizens and about half a million prospective citizens, a little less than the population of the old United States in 1800. " [Not a religious statistic, but a legal status statistic.]
citizens Mother Bertha 2305 Panshin, Alexei. "Arpad " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1971); pg. 100. "'Oh, nobody. Just new Citizens. We aren't anybody. mostly we haven't found other neighborhoods yet...'

I set up court in Susan Smallwood's apartment while I was still living with her, and recruited my first converts. Kids they may be, but they are also voting Citizens. Older people sometimes lose sight of that. And there are advantages to a retinue. " [Other refs. to Citizens, not in DB.]

citizens Proton 2980 Anthony, Piers. Split Infinity. New York: Ballantine (1980); pg. 15. "Serfs had no personal rights except termination of tenure in fit physical and mental condition, and no sane person would depart Proton even a day ahead of schedule. Serfs could serve without concern as concubines or studs for their employers--or for each other as private or public entertainment for their employers. Their bodies were the property of Citizens. Only in privacy, without the intercession of Citizens, did interpersonal relations between serfs become meaningful. " [Many other refs. to Citizens throughout novel, not in DB.]
citizens Proton 2980 Anthony, Piers. Split Infinity. New York: Ballantine (1980); pg. 18. "How strong was her programmed wish? What form would her objection take, when pressed? It was a popular fable that robots could not harm human beings, but Stile knew better. All robots of Proton were prohibited from harming Citizens, or acting contrary to Citizens' expressed intent, or acting in any manner that might conceivably be deleterious to the welfare of any Citizen--but there were no strictures about serfs. Normally robots did not bother people, but this was because robots simply did not care about people. If a serf interfered with a robot in the performance of its assignment, that man could get hurt. "
citizens Proton 2981 Anthony, Piers. Blue Adept. New York: Ballantine (1981) [Book jacket:] "Stile had the best of two worlds from which to choose... On Proton, a world of future science, he was a serf, owned by a fabulously rich Citizen and employed to play in the Games... [Many refs. to Citizens throughout novel, not in DB.]
citizens Proton 2981 Anthony, Piers. Blue Adept. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 52. "Stile was taken aback. This was a Citizen, fully garbed in tan trousers, white shirt, jacket and shoes. But he did bear the number on his forehead: 281, with no name. Citizens were generally anonymous to serfs. Anonymity was a privilege of status that showed most obviously in the clothing that concealed bodily contours. Serfs had no secrets.

'Sir,' Stile said.

'We are all equal, ad hoc,' the Citizen said. He was handsome and tall, a good decade older than Stile, and as self-assured as all Citizens were. 'Come converse in a nook.' He put his hand on Stile's elbow, guiding him.

'Yes, sir,' Stile agreed numbly. His first match was against as Citizen! Of course he had known that Citizens participated in the Tourney; he just had not thought in term of playing against one himself. "

citizens Proton 2981 Anthony, Piers. Blue Adept. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 52. "On Proton there were two classes: the Citizens and the serfs. The Haves and the Have-nots. Stile was employed by a Citizen, as every serf was; no unemployed serf was permitted on the planet beyond a brief grace period., and no employed serf could remain beyond his twenty-year tenure--with certain very limited exceptions. This was part of what the Tourney was about. " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
citizens Proton 2987 Anthony, Piers. Out of Phaze. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 21. "'The majority of Citizens would have preferred to retain the prior system, in which only chosen human beings had power, and only human beings were eligible to compete for Citizenship.'

'You mentioned this before. What is a Citizen?'

'A member of the governing class of Proton. Citizens have enormous power, and the right to wear clothing. We serfs must address any Citizen as 'sir' and obey any directive he gives.'

'But I understood that serfs had opportunity to achieve power. That if I succeeded in accommodating myself to this society, such opportunity would become mine.'

'This is true, but such opportunity is limited. A Citizen can confer an inheritance of his position on a designated heir, the new Citizen to exist when the old Citizen dies or abdicates. It is understood that when my father dies, I will assume his Citizen status, and he perhaps the first robot Citizen. But there is doubt that this will come to pass...' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

citizens Proton 2990 Anthony, Piers. Phaze Doubt. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1990); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "'...The only forbidden interaction is disobedience to a Citizen...' "; Pg. 22: "Yet even if Blue had been naked, his bearing would have set him apart. The man had power, and it seemed to imbue him with a presence that was not to be ignored. Lysander presumed that this was typical of Citizens in general, but perhaps especially this one, because he knew that Blue was not just any Citizen. He was the Citizen--the leading figure of the planet. "; Pg. 23: "'You are new here. That is why you need to familiarize yourself with our culture. Let me anticipate Alyc with this one caution: when a Citizen speaks to you, take him literally. Never protest the case, unless you are sure you know something he doesn't which might effect the case. In all other circumstances, simply ignore a Citizen, except to stay out of his way.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
citizens world 2050 Aldridge, Ray. "Click " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1986); pg. 19. "'It's like Bush. Now, Bush is a Citizen, but he goes Outside all the time. A lot do, and they have a good time if they can blend in like Bush...'

I'm dazed. Apparently Sergeant Bush has forged an entry permit for Lucy, and I fear for him. He would lose his job, his Citizenship, possibly his life, should he be caught. " [More.]

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