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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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Judaism galaxy 3017 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 27. "There was the usual hatred of the Navy for Imperial Traders, compounded, he thought, because some of the Navy staff were Jews, and all Jews hated Levantines [Muslims]. "
Judaism galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 19. "'...Do you care for more wine. Your Excellency?'

'Thank you, no.'

'Oh, that's right. Moslems don't drink,' Mrs. Muller said. 'I'd forgotten.'

'Probably most do not,' Bury said. 'Just as most Jews do not eat pork.' "

Judaism galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 143. "'Well, maybe not. At least it wasn't hard to figure the direction.'

'Kevin--'

'Point toward Earth and you're facing Jerusalem and Mecca both. No difference from here. Same qiblah.'

'What has this got to do with anything?'

'I read up on it once, Renner said. 'When Mohammed first went to Medina, he preached that the Jews and the Believers were one people, all descendents from Abraham, and they'd all have one Messiah. Maybe himself, but that wsn't established. One God, Allah, who was the same as the Jewish jehovah. Mohammed venerated the Torah. Prayed toward Jerusalem... Mohammed sent letters to the Jewish leaders inviting them to join him. They wouldn't. They said you had to be a son of Jacob to inherit the kingdom and get all the benefits of the prophecies, and Arabs didn't qualify since they were only sons of Abraham.' "

Judaism galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 143-144. "'...for a couple years they faced Jerusalem, not Mecca, to do their prayers. But when the jews rejected his offer, Mohammed brooded about it. One morning, Mohammed was in the middle of his prayers, facing Jerusalem, and all of a sudden he swung round to face Mecca. Everybody else did, too, of course. And that's why Arabs and Jews fight.'

'I never heard that.'

'True, though... Good thing, too. Can you imagine what would have happened to Europe if the Jews and the Moslems had been on the same side? Anyway, that's the story of the Two Qiblahs...' "

Judaism galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 319. "'Negative, sir,' says Gregorius... 'It's Hebron. The Jew world.'

'All right, then,' says the priest-captain. 'Let's get to our couches and head for the translation point. Next year in New Jerusalem!'

'Next year, sir?'...

De Soya smiles. 'It's a saying I've heard from some of my Jewish friends. I don't know what it means.'

'I didn't know that there were any Jews around anymore,' says Corporal Kee... 'I thought they all stuck to themselves in the Outback.'

De Soya shakes his head. 'There were a few converted Jews at the university when I was taking courses outside of seminary,' he says.

'Never mind. You'll meet some soon enough on Hebron. Strap in, gentlemen. " [Some more about their visit to Hebron, but not a lot about Judaism.]

Judaism galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 96. "...our voyage had been through empty or abandoned landscapes via worlds such as Hebron, New Mecca, God's Grove, and unnamed worlds... "
Judaism galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 251. "'In the past five years, these worlds have included Hebron, Qom-Riyadh, Fuji, Nevermore, Sol Draconi Septem, Parvati, Tsingtao-Hsishuang Panna, New Mecca, Mao Four, Ixion...'

'These are all non-Christian worlds,' "

Judaism galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 544. "For what reason are these populations being kidnapped? The Jews, the Muslims, the Hindus, the atheists, the Marxists... Is the Pax intent on destroying all other faiths? "
Judaism galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 635. "Oh, Jesus God, God of Moses, Allah, dear Buddha, Zeus, Muir, Elvis, Christ . . . if any of you exist or ever existed or retain a shred of power in your dead gray hands . . please let me die now. "
Judaism galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 673. "'...And the Ousters have been busy since the Shared Moment reviving the billions of Jews and Muslims and others kidnapped by the Core...' "
Judaism galaxy 3200 Simak, Clifford D. Project Pope. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 231. "'Do you happen to be Christians?'

'That is a question we have discussed among ourselves.' said Jill. 'We are not certain exactly what we are. The two of us happen to have Christian roots. Which is no more than to say that our culture is not Jewish or Moslem or any of the many faiths developed by mankind.' "

Judaism galaxy 3200 Simak, Clifford D. Project Pope. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 79-80. "'...Not all humans are Christians. I think only a small percentage of them are... Perhaps at one time our ancestors were--although they could as well have been Jewish or Moslem or--' "
Judaism galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 93. "'Uh, noble lineage?'...

'Of course. You are from Earth! Blessed home of Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammed, Tipler, and Weimberg-Chang!...' "

Judaism galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 354. "'There is a reward that awaits the worthy,' the missionary continued, intoning with a remote, pontifical voice. 'It was alluded to by your own saints and prophets, long ago. By Jesus and Isaiah and Mohammed and Buddha . . . in fact, by all the great sages of your blessed-curse race...' "
Judaism galaxy 3308 Thornley, Diann. Echoes of Issel. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 13. "...Doctor Libby Moses, the ship's surgeon. "; pg. 22: "A three-dimensional galactic map appeared in the holotank, showing Saede in relation to the Unified Worlds' protectorate planet, Yan, and the enemy homeworld, Issel. " [Dr. Moses, one of the main characters, may be a descendant of Jews, and 'Issel' may be a planet colonized by Israelis/Jews. But the book does not have overt references to Judaism.]
Judaism galaxy 3309 Thornley, Diann. Dominion's Reach. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 50. "The Order of Xintaras Medal had never even been awarded to a citizen of another Issel Sector world, such as Adriat or Na Shiv. " [The name of 'Issel' sector may be derived from 'Isreal', although there are no overt references in book to Judaism. Some characters have Hebrew or Jewish-sounding names, such as one of the main charactes "Dr. Moses " (see pg. 60, for example.)]; Also pg. 176: "The other message made Tristan straighten out his chair. The Cabinet seat of Hampton Istvan, Minister of Interplanetary Relations who had perished in the attack at the sealing of the Isselan Assistance Agreement, had been filled by the appointment of Dr. Zlatkis Haken, formerly a professor of Interplanetary Diplomatic Sciences at Bin-Yamin University in the province of Hainova. With Haken's installation, Issel's Cabinet of fifteen Ministers was complete once more' "
Judaism galaxy 3419 Panshin, Alexei. The Thurb Revolution. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 143. "'Is something wrong with Aristotle?' John asked.

'Oh, no, no. Aristotle, he's all right. But if you want an article, it should be on Rambam.'

'Who?'

'Moses ben Maimon. Maimonidies.'

'Did he talk about art?'

'Rambam talks about everything, including Aristotle. He wrote Moreh Nevukhim, the Guide for the Perplexed. I'll see what he said about art...' "

Judaism galaxy 4000 Harrison, Harry. Bill, the Galactic Hero. New York: Avon (1975; c. 1965); pg. 36. Pg. 36: "'It's very lucky,' Bill said, 'that you are a Zoroastrian. It makes it easier to talk to you.'

'No luck involved, my son, just intelligent planning.' The chaplain dropped some powdered Haoma into the flame, and Bill's nose twitched as the drugged incense filled the room. 'By the grace of Ahura Mazdah I am an anointed priest of Zoroaster. By Allah's will a faithful muezzin of Islam, through Yahweh's intercession a circumcised rabbi, and so forth.' ";

Pg. 136: "'...then look for a store with the sign KWIK-FREEZE KOSHER HAMS LTD., this is the cover for our unit...' " [Also pg. 137.]

Judaism galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 201. "Leonidas and the Three Hundred, Maccabeus and Masada, Zizka and his war wagons, Castle Saint Elmo and the Siege of Malta, Hougemont and La Haye-Sainte, Travis and Bowie, Gordon and Khartoum, Leningrad, the Warsaw Ghetto, First Tannerman, Second Redwing--the list went on and on, and if all too many of those desperate stands had ended in death and defeat, a handful had not. "
Judaism galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 586. "'Of course, Admiral. I'll give the necessary orders.' Hafezi [a Muslim] turned to go, then paused and faced her, and a smile flashed in the beard he'd managed through everything to keep as precisely sculpted as ever. (She recalled the Prophet's admonition to the faithful to grow beards so as not to be mistaken for Romans but to trim them so as not to be mistaken for Jews.) "
Judaism galaxy 6000 Gotlieb, Phyllis. "Tauf Aleph " (published 1981) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 427. "Samuel Zohar ben Reuven Begelman lived to a great age in the colony Pardes on Tau Ceti IV and his last years he sent the same message with his annual request for supplies to Galactic Federation Central: Kindly send one mourner/gravedigger so I can die in peace respectfully.

And Sol III replied through GalFed Central with unvarying answer: Regred cannot find one Jew yours faithfully.

Because there was not one other identifiable Jew in the known universe, for with the opening of space the people had scattered and intermarried, and though their descendants were as numerous, in the fullfillment of God's promise, as the sands on the shore... there was not one called Jew, nor any other who could speak Hebrew and pray for the dead. The home of the ancestors was emptied: it was now a museum where perfect simulcra performed 7500 years of history in hundreds of languages for tourists from the breadth of the Galaxy. " [Many other refs.]

Judaism galaxy 6000 Gotlieb, Phyllis. "Tauf Aleph " (published 1981) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 434. "'How they may be made Jews?'

'They are sentient beings. What is there to prevent it?'

Begelman's face became red... 'Prevent it! What is there to them that would make Jews? Everything they eat is neutral, neither kosher nor tref, so what use is the law of Kashrut? They live in mud--where are the rules of bathing and cleanliness? They have never had anykind of god or any thought of one, as far as they tell me--what does prayer mean? Do you know how they procreate? Could you imagine? They are so completely hermaphroditic the word is meaningless... So tell me, what do you do with all the laws of marriage and divorce, sexual behavior, the duties of the man at prayer and the woman with the child?' "

Judaism galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. 497. "...the religious beliefs dominant in the Imperium up to the time of Maud'Dib [include] The so-called Ancient Teachings--including... the Tawrah and Talmudic Zabur surviving on Salusa Secundus... "
Judaism galaxy 33989 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You. New York: Bantam (1979); pg. 150. "'...The orders will be issued by the Morality Corps top executive. At the present time the top executive is Jay Hovah.'

'I am Jay Hovah,' the newcomer said... " [Word play on 'Jehovah.']

Judaism Ganymede 2300 Benford, Gregory. Against Infinity. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 4. "They called it Aleph. Some Jew had given it that, a blank name that was the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet: a neutral vowel that bespoke the opaque nature of the blocky, gravid thing, the bulk that humans had tried to write upon with their cutters and tractors and on which they had left no mark. A neutral name, and yet it was the source of a long legend of domes cracked open and rifled, of walkers and crawlers and even whole outposts caught up and crushed and trampled as it moved forward on its own oblivious mission... "
Judaism Ganymede 2300 Benford, Gregory. Against Infinity. New York: Timescape Books (1983), book jacket. [Book jacket] "Hundreds of years in the future on Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter, man has once again reached out to gather in new territory... And he has encountered something beyond his grasp. It is alien, a lone functioning artifact ceaselessly moving across the land, propelled by powers beyond comprehension, untouched by man and seemingly indifferent to him. The human settlers call it Aleph because it is unknowable, indescribable, unpredictable, dangerous. And, being men, they hunt it... " ['Aleph', a Jewish/Hebrew term, is used throughout book. Some other Jewish/Hebrew names are used.]
Judaism Georgia (country) 1498 C.E. Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 211. "Always alert for anti-Semitism, Burnell bridled at this. He rattled off a lecture about the enlightened Rabbi Moshe Gourits who, celebrating his cordial relationship with his Muslim neighbors, had financed the biulding of the mosque in 1491.

Haydar rattled back. 'The Jew built in 1498, excuse a correction...' "

Judaism Georgia: Atlanta 2035 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 77. "Jeremy Zitelman (Jerry). Born December 9, 1970, O.C. No surviving family. Last employer: University of Georgia, Urban Extension, Astronomy Department. Sgk historian. Recidivist Jew, age-exempted. White. "
Judaism Georgia: Atlanta 2047 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 208. "The catacomb years between 2047 and 2072... First councilor Lesser's sole abiding constant, unpredictableness aside, was her commitment to Ortho-Urbanism, the City's official faith. With two conspicuous exemptions ([ISKCON] and the Orthodox Muslims), nearly all other religious and pseudo-religious sects were outlawed and their devotees impartially but relentlessly persecuted. Jews, perhaps because they could so convincingly invoke the patriarchs of the Old Testament, were in favor one day and out the next. No one seemed to know exactly what to do with them. In or out of favor, however, the people of Abraham endured. "
Judaism Germany 1893 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 135. "'...But you are not the Hermann Goring who was born in Marienbad Sanatorium at Rosenheim in Bavaria on January 12, 1893. You are not the Hermann Goring whose godfather was Dr. Hermann Eppenstein, a Jew who converted to Christianity...' "
Judaism Germany 1940 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 76. "'Do you know what some people think about why Hitler started out to kill all the Jews in Germany? All the Jews in the world, if he'd won?'

'I am not clear on the details,' Diana said.

'Well, some people say Hitler, he really didn't have anything against the Jews. Some people even say he was horrified, himself, when he found out how far things had gone with his 'Final Solution.' I doubt it, but maybe, maybe it's true. In any case, he came to power at a time when Germany was in a really bad way. Pitifully poor. People hungry, out of work. And he got this idea that what the German people needed was a scapegoat. Somebody they could blame for their troubles... So he picked the Jews. People already didn't like the Jews, didn't trust the Jews. Maybe if there had been a lot of Chinese or black people in Germany, he would have picked them. He wanted someone visible, easy to spot. And the Jews, because some of them dressed differently... they were visible...' "

Judaism Germany 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996) [Extensive refs. to Jews throughout the novel, including many major characters. Other refs. not in DB.]
Judaism Germany 1943 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 279. "'What about you?' Joshua persisted. 'Where do you go, when you go? Which when do you visit? What's your attunement?' [referring to time travel]

Kaprow leaned back in his hair... A moment later he said, 'Hitler's Germany. Dachau. In clever Aryan disguise, Joshua, I visit the ovens.'

They talked for a long time. "

Judaism Germany 1943 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "Only forty meters away, a band of Jewish musicians played at gunpoint, their songs meant to drown out the cries of the dying, the rumble of the diesel engine in the Maschinehaus insufficient to fully mask the sound. "; Pg. 16: "There could be no doubt: the Nazis intended to kill every single Jew, to wipe them all off the face of the earth. " [Many refs. to Jews and Nazi oppression of Jews, not in DB. One significant character is Jewish, as are some minor characters. Chapter 1, pg. 13-20, takes place in a Nazi death camp in Germany, and depicts an escape attempt by the Jewish prisoners in which hundreds of Jews are killed but a few escape.]
Judaism Germany 1944 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 6. "Even under the flag of truce, Mordechai Anielewicz felt nervous about approaching the German encampment. After starving in the Warsaw ghetto, after leading the Jewish fighters of Warsaw who'd risen against the Nazis and helped the Lizards drive them out of the city, he was under no illusions about what Hitler's forces wanted for his people: they wanted them to vanish from the face of the earth.

But the lizards wanted to enslave everybody, Jews and goyim alike. The Jews hadn't fully realized that when they rose against the Nazis. " [Extensive refs. to Jews and Judaism throughout the novel, including many major characters. Jews are the novel's most prominently featured real-world religious group.]

Judaism Germany 1944 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 71. Pg. 71: "The captain was a chaplain. He was a rabbi. He had been shot through the hand. "; Pg. 73: "Billy closed his eyes. When he opened them, he was back in World War Two again. His head was on the wounded rabbi's shoulder. A German was kicking his feet, telling him to wake up, that it was time to move on. "
Judaism Germany 1945 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 59. "Esther Schorr had weathered many things in her life, many crushing blows that might have annihilated a lesser soul. As a girl she had survived the Final Solution Adolf Hitler and his Nazis attempted to work upon her people. "
Judaism Germany 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 63. "Heine, the great Jewish-German poet, wrote: "
Judaism Germany 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 238. "'...used to be high in Mossad . . . Israeli intelligence. Mossad keeps a silent watch on shadowy Germans.'

'Is Thyssen a neo-Nazi?' Charles asked, raising his brows.

...'Have you ever heard of an organization called Bund fur das Neues Deutschtum . . . BND?' Bert resumed.

Charles shook his head but leaned forward as a signal that he wanted to hear about it.

Bert spoke in a low voice. 'How do you define Nazi?' he asked. 'Or neo-Nazi? One thing the BND is not is anti-Semitic. As our Mossad contact points out, there aren't enough Jews left in Germany to fuel the old anti-Semitic sentiments. In fact, the new generation of Nazi types tend to fear--even secretly admire--the Israelis. No, Mossad does not regard the Bund fur das Neues Deutschtum as anti-Semitic. But it is anti-democratic.' "

Judaism Germany 2001 Stroyar, J.N. The Children's War. New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 484. "The German-speaking Jews who had worked on modern physics in the beginning of the twentieth century were nowhere mentioned. Indeed, modern physics, with all its technological wonders and horrors, got rather short shrift. Clearly the regime was still of two minds about this wild, uncontrollable, and yet powerful tool. It had been derided as Jewish voodoo science in the beginning of the twentieth century, but the nuclear weapons it had produced were all too enthusiastically used in the middle. " [Some other refs., e.g. pg. 34, 378, 401, 412.]
Judaism Germany 2314 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 91. Pg. 91: "The brown shirt's eyebrows raised a little. 'Amerikaner?' he asked, and smirked with contempt when Franc nodded. 'Amerikan Juden?'

'Nein, mein Herr,' Lea said stiffly, then resorted to English. 'We're not Jews. We're tourists. We've just come from the opera.' ";

Pg. 92: "They came upon a tailor shop whose windows had been painted with a Star of David and the word Juden. Lea paused to regard it disdainfully... " [Some other refs. to Jews, not in DB. A major segment of the novel takes place in Nazi-dominated Germany.]

Judaism Germany, East 1967 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 13. "He was a member of a thing called The Committee on Social Thought. And he told me about the concentration camps, and about how the Germans had made soap and candles out of the fat of dead Jews and so on. "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 2113 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988) "The far-flung children of Abraham had their decade of unbridled fervor, and they paid for it. Marginally united by a world turning to other religions and against them, Jews, Christians and Moslems ratified the Pact of God in 2020. They desperately harked back to the ages past to find common ground. Having spoiled their holy lands, there was no place where they could unite geographically.

In the last years of the twenty-first century, they looked outward. The Heaven Migration began in 2113. After decades more of persecution and ridicule, they pooled their resources to buy a world of their own. That world was renamed God-Does-Battle, tamed by the wealth of the heirs of Christ, Rome, Abraham and OPEC.

They hired the greatest human architect to build their new cities for them. He tried to mediate between what they demanded, and what would work best for them.

He failed. "

Judaism God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 1. "Bethel-Japhet was a village of moderate size, with about two thousand people... The stone roadway to the Synedrium Hall seemed too short of Jershua, and the crowd within the hearing chamber was far too large. His betrothed, Kisa, daughter of Jake, was not there, but his challenger, Renold Mosha Iben Yitshok, was.

The representative of the seventy judges, the Septuagint, called the gathering to order and asked that the details of the case be presented.

'Son of David,' Renold said. 'I have come to contest your betrothal to Kisa, daughter of Jake.' " [Many other refs. to Judaism throughout novel, not in DB.]

Judaism God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 6. "With the help of the finest architect humanity had ever produced, Robert Kahn, Jeshua's ancestors had built the cities that made them as comfortable as possible... It had been a proud day when the first cities were opened. The Christians, Jews, and Moslems of God-Does-Battle could boast of cities more spectacular than any that Kahn had built elsewhere, and the builder's works could be found on a hundred worlds. " [Other refs. to Judaism, Islam and Christianity throughout novel, most not in DB.]
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 9. "Signs in Old English and something akin to the Hebraic hodgepodge spoken in Ibreem warned against deviating from the outlined path. He could read the English more easily than the Hebrew, for Hebraic script had been used. In Ibreem, all writing was in Roman script. "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 32. "Once, long ago, if his earliest childhood memories were accurate, he had been taken from Bethel-Japhet to a communion in the hills of Kebal. That had been years before the Synedrium had stiffened the separation laws between Catholic and Habiru [Hebrew/Jewish] rituals. His father and most of his acquaintances had been Habiru and spoken Hebrew. But prominent members of the community, such as Sam Daniel, had by long family tradition worshipped Jesus as more than a prophet, according to established creeds grouped under the title of Catholicism. His father had not resented the Catholics for their ideas. At that communion, not only had Habiru and Catholic worshipped, but also the now-separate Muslims... "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 33. "'But why?' his father asked. 'Because of our degraded state as humans? Remember, it was the Habirus and Catholics--then Jews and Christians--who commissioned Robert Kahn to build the cities for God-Does-Battle and to make them pure cities for the best of mankind, the final carriers of the flame of Jesus and the Lord. We were self-righteous in those days and wished to leave behind the degraded ways of our neighbors. How was it that the best were cast out?'

'Hubris,' chuckled a Catholic. 'A shameful thing, anyway. The histories tell us of many shameful things, eh, lad?' "

Judaism God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 38. "'Simply put. One of the original directives of the city was that socially destructive people--those who did not live their faith as Jews or Christians--would be either reformed or exiled. The cities were constantly aware of human activity and motivation. After a few decades they decided everybody was socially destructive in one way or another.'

'We are all sinners.' "

Judaism God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 57. "To the north lived the Habiru [Jews], more prosperous than the Muslims, but still cursed. "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 58. "She had been close to one of the cities as a young girl, on a trip with her father and mother to barter with the Habiru [Jews]. That was before trade restrictions had tightened between Christians, Jews, and the few Moslem communities... The families had gone over the old stories about the living cities, how the prodigal Jew Robert Kahn had designed them to the specifications of the Last of the Faithful... "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 88. "'No righteous God would let one like you--or a traitor such as I--live very long. Most of our religion lies buried in cities that won't let us see it any more. We did not take our books with us when we were exiled, General. No Talmud, only a few copies of the Pentateuch, the Histories of Earth. One batch of tapes. Nothing else. Most of those are gone now, or we don't have the machines to read them.' "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 89. "'...You know why I'm called the Apostate, old man?'

Ezeki stared straight ahead.

'Because I once trained to be a rab [rabbi]. What do you think of that? I was young, but devout. Then I decided the creed of the Catholic was more attractive. Then I joined a group which worshipped a very dark, ugly sort of goddess. None of them satisfied me. From rab to pagan, and then to agnostic.' "

Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 158. "A normal city part would have come completely under his control upon hearing that sequence of words. And it knew kaballah! Kahn had only briefly studied the mystical teachings under the spotty tutelage of George Pearson, God-Does-Battle's financial minister. Kahn had considered it his duty to know more about his heritage, for in past centuries his family had been Jewish. "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 167. "'...Fraternity's towers carried portraits of Christ, Aquinas and George Pearson.'

'Who was Pearson . . . and Aquinas?' Arthur asked.

'Aquinas was a philosopher on old Earth. Pearson was the man who negotiated for the purchase of God-Does-Battle.' Kahn remembered the monumental arguments they had had. Pearson had appointed himself shepherd to all the Jews, Christians and Moslems on God-Does-Battle; at the time of Kahn's memorization in the block, Pearson had become a recluse living in the Asian Jewish city of Thule. "

Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 172. "Reah's Temple... Next to the building was a pillar about twenty meters high, topped by a bronze statue of a woman in a straight dress.

'Do they worship her?'

'No, no!' Ascoria said. 'To the Habirus [Jews], she's a prophet, and the Moslems believe she's a saint, as do the Christians...' "

Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 182. "Thule, the third city, was even farther south, on the continent of Brisbane near the south pole... Kahn had built Thule for Asian Jews. That was the city where George Peaerson had finally gone to live after his disputes with the Judaeo-Christian Councils... Kahn had designed Thule with substantial differences. Its source material had been more insectoid than botanical, and its programming--at the request of the Asian Jews--had been made more flexible, to allow for whatever changes of creed the inhabitants might undergo. "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 194. "Kahn suspected--since he felt more than just a twinge of it himself--that the ruling figures had regarded the situation as fitting and just. Jews, Christians had not been looked upon with good will on Earth and elsewhere for some time. But all that was long past. He could not avoid the fact that he was responsible, in part, for the biggest disaster in the history of organized religion. There was no one left to share the blame; generations by the score had come and gone. "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 195. "'I am Matthew, son of Reah! My mother was Moslem, raped by pagans, killed by an apostate Jew-Christian!...' "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 202. "Thule had been ruled by Jemmu Yoshimura, president of the Asian Jews, a tough little rabbi with scarcely any Japanese blood, but descended from a famous family. "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 211. "'The city [Thule] didn't accept the judgement of all other cities during the Exiling. But two months later, for reasons of its own, first it kicked out all the Jews. Gnosticism is antagonistic towards Jews and their God. Then everybody else. They all died in the cold.' "
Judaism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 227. "'Earth. It goes around the pole star. So now al the Moslems know where Mecca is, and all the Christians and Jews know where Jerusalem is, and they can all point up there.' "
Judaism Haiti 2045 Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 356. "'They had a minister, back in the old country [Haiti], doing his Moses free-the-people thing. So of course the regime had the guy shot...' "
Judaism Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 151. "The philosophers were put off by the mythopoeic mind-set that had preceded them--that is, the Christian and Judaic--but they labored to return to an essentially pagan point of view.' "
Judaism Illinois 2001 Bradbury, Ray. From the Dust Returned. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 117. "No need, boy.' The father of all darkness spoke. 'Listen, now, let me provide the history of the rising tide of disbelief. The Judeo-Christian world is a devastation. The burning bush of Moses will not fire. Christ, from the tomb, fears to come forth should he be unrecognized by doubting Thomas. The shadow of Allah melts at noon. So Christians and Muslims confront a world torn by many wars to finalize yet a larger. Moses did not walk down the mountain for he never walked up. Christ did not die for he was never born. All this, all this mind you, is of great importance to us, for we are the reverse side of the coin tossed in the air to fall heads or tails. Dos the unholy or holy win...' "


Judaism, continued

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