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|Judaism||world||2032||Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 94.||Excerpt from papal encyclical signed by "John Paul XXV, Easter 2032: Earth-Moon-Mars New Network, " which emphasizes that the Catholic Church now supports artificial birth control (in light of new techniques that extend human life and years of fertility), but still opposes abortion: "'The Church is wise enough not to fight against the inevitable, especially in this radically changed situation. I will shortly be issuing an encyclical that will contain guidance on these matters. It has been drawn up, I might add, after full consultation with my colleagues the Dalai Lama, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi, Imam Mahommud, and the Prophet Fatima Magdelene. They are in complete agreement with me. "|
|Judaism||world||2036||Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 180.||"He'll have this Chinese woman out of there in five days, even though reburial is contrary to Jewish law. But this is an emergency... "|
|Judaism||world||2038||Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 559.||"Meanwhile, Christians and Jews and Muslims made noises much like the Gaians'--only they seemed to hear the low voice of a 'father'... "|
|Judaism||world||2047||Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 16.||"We are all Moses staring into Canaan. "|
|Judaism||world||2047||Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 24.||[8 paragraphs (verses?), apparently from Old Testament, about Moses, beginning with "Moses came down from Horeb, hair on fire with God, God's soot around his lips... " and ending with "Moses hid behind the daughter of Jethro and understood clearly the weakness of his people. "]|
|Judaism||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. "|
|Judaism||world||2050||Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 117.||"Goltz said, 'Just a poor Jew. Not like Emil Stark, whom I notice is not here, Nicole, despite your promise. There are many poor Jews, Reichsmarschall. In your time and ours both. I have nothing of cultural or economic value which you can confiscate; no art work, no Geld. Sorry.' "|
|Judaism||world||2050||Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 117.|| "'My presence,' Goltz said, 'my Jewish presence, is unwanted. I wonder why Emil Stark isn't here. Why not, Nicole? ....Did you fear to offend the Reichsmarschall? Strange . . . after all, Himmler dealt with Jews in Hungary, through Eichmann. And there is a Jewish general in the Richsmarschall's Luftwaffe, a certain General Milch. True, Herr Reichsmarschall?' He turned to Goering.
...'You see,' Bertold Goltz said to Nicole, 'Herr Goering is accustomed to dealing with Juden. Right, Herr Goering?... Because... once the Nazis have won World War Two by your aid, they will massacre the Jews anyhow. And not just those in Europe and White Russia but in England and the United States and Latin America as well... Remember, the objective in the war for the Nazis was the extermination of World Jewry; it was not merely a byproduct.' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
|Judaism||world||2050||Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 339.||"'...Look at the Ashantis--the Jews--the Coastal Republic. Do they wear traditional costume? Sometimes...' "|
|Judaism||world||2057||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 373.||"'The Arabs don't believe in original sin... They believe that man is innocent, and death natural. That we do not need a savior... It is a humanist correction of Judaism and Christianity, in that sense...' "|
|Judaism||world||2060||Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 306.||"Unbidden the thought came. Rabbis marry. Ministers marry. And he told himself that, yes, if he were a rabbit or a minister, he would love her as a whole man... "|
|Judaism||world||2075||Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 118.||Pg. 118: "'I am pleasantly surprise... to find my esteemed colleague at the Vatican familiar with the Jewish concept of a golem...' " [More.]; Pg. 149: "I dusted off my King James version of the Bible, my copy of the Torah, the Koran, and a whole slew of other religious books... "; Pg. 158: Torah; Pg. 159: Talmud; Pg. 161: Star of David|
|Judaism||world||2075||Silverberg, Robert. "Good News from the Vatican " (published 1971) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 243.||[Year is estimated.] "After a brief period of tension Rabbi Mueller produced a 500-lire coin and rather irascibly slapped the heavy silver piece against the table. The rabbi is known for his short temper and vehement style. He is twenty-eight years old, customarily dresses in a fashionable plaid cassock and silvered sunglasses, and frequently boasts that he has never performed a bar mitzvah ceremony for his congregation, which is in Wicomico County, Maryland. He believes that the rite is vulgar and obsolete, and invariably farms out all his bar mitzvahs to a franchised organization of itinerant clergymen who handle such affairs on a commission basis. Rabbi Mueller is an authority on angels. "; Pg. 245: "Rabbi Mueller... says, 'The cardinal was the keynote speaker at the Congress of World Jewry that was held last fall in Beirut...' " [Other refs. not in DB.]|
|Judaism||world||2086||Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 134.||Since [Mike] had almost finished the encyclopedia, he had read articles on 'Religion', 'Christianity', 'Islam', 'Judaism', 'Confucianism', 'Buddhism', and related subjects. "|
|Judaism||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,... 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... "|
|Judaism||world||2088||Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 316.||Early participants in Mike Smith's new Church of All Worlds: "...two Fosterites... one circumcised Jew and his wife and four children... One Catholic couple with a little boy... One Mormon family... and their kids. The rest are Protestant and one atheist... "|
|Judaism||world||2100||Sanders, Winston P. "The Word to Space " (first published 1960) in Other Worlds, Other Gods: Adventures in Religious Science Fiction (Mayo Mohs, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971); pg. 89.||"'...then [the Akronites]... started sending doctrine. Nothing but doctrine, ever since. Every message of theirs a sermon, or a text from one of their holy books followed by an analysis that my Jewish friends tell me makes the medieval rabbis look like romantic poets...' "|
|Judaism||world||2100||Sanders, Winston P. "The Word to Space " (first published 1960) in Other Worlds, Other Gods: Adventures in Religious Science Fiction (Mayo Mohs, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971); pg. 95.||"'...Nor are we about to spend the tax money of Protestants, Jews, Buddhists, unbelievers. . . even Akronists. . . on propagating our own Faith.' "|
|Judaism||world||2103||Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 148.||"We were ushered into the Holy of Holies. The Commandant was in his wheel chair--we never saw him out of it except Saturday inspection and parade... "|
|Judaism||world||2103||Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 166-167.||Pg. 166: "Senhor Papamacer... latest and perhaps last in a long line of prophets. Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Senhor Papamacer. The Senhor liked to bracket himself with them: Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Senhor Papamacer. ";
Pg. 167: "'...Mohammed, he drive camels, Moses he was a shepherd, Jesus a carpenter. And Papamacer a taxi-man.'
There they were again, the big four. Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Papamacer... "
|Judaism||world||2106||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 58.||"An ethnic assay of the travelers showed significant numbers of Anglo-Saons, Celts, Germans, Slavs, Latins, Native Americans, Arabs, Turks and other Central Asiatics, and Japanese... Inuit and Polynesian peoples were attracted by the Pliocene world; Chinese and Indo-Dravidians were not. Fewer agnostics than believers chose to abandon the present; but the devout time-travelers were often fanatics of conservatives disillusioned about modern religious trends, particularly the Milieu dicta that proscribed revolutionary socialism, jihads, or any style of theocracy. Many nonreligious, but few orthodox, Jews were tempted to escape to the past; a disproportionate number of Muslims and Catholics wanted to make the trip. "|
|Judaism||world||2114||Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 22.||"Noose was a derisive term contracted from neuro-psychiatric. Allen disliked it. It had a blind, savage quality that made him think of old hate terms, nigger and kike. "|
|Judaism||world||2125||Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 74.||"Mural screens down the corridor showed men at war, Assyrians, Hebrews, Romans, vikings, Moors, knights, samurai, Aztecs... "|
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 30.|| "'Is it true that the Clems used to worship a pagan deity on this little hill?'
'Apparently so,' he said. 'Called Yah.'
'Hallalujah,' Rybys said.
'What?' she said, startled.
'It means 'Praise ye Yah.' The Hebrew is Halleluyah.'
'You never say that name. That's the sacred Tetragrammaton, Elohim, which is not plural but singular, means 'God,' and then later on in the Bible the Divine Name appears with Adonay, so you get 'Lord God.' You can choose between Elohim or Adonay or use both together but you can never say Yahwey.'
'You just said it.'
Rybys smiled. 'So nobody's perfect. Kill me.'
'Do you believe all that?'
'I'm just stating matters of fact.' She gestured. 'Historic fact.'
'But you do believe it. I mean, you believe in God.'
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 31.|| "'Did God will your M.S.?'
Hesitating, Rybys said slowly, 'He permitted it. But I believe he's healing me. There's something I have to learn and this way I'll learn it.'
'Couldn't he teach you some easier way?'
Herb Asher said, 'Yah has been communicating with me.'
'No, no; that's a mistake. Originally the Hebrews believed that the pagan gods existed but were evil; later they realized that the pagan gods didn't exist.'
...'...I thought you only encountered God after you die.'
'God is God of history and of nations. Also of nature. Originally Yahweh was probably a volcanic deity. But he periodically enters history, the best example being when he intervened to bring the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and to the Promised Land...' "
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 32.|| "'...They [ancient Hebrews] were accustomed to freedom; it was terrible for them to be making bricks. And the Pharaoh had them gathering the straw as well as being required to meet their quota of bricks per day. It is an archetypal timeless situation, God bringing men out of slavery and into freedom. Pharaoh represents all tyrants at all times,' Her voice was calm and reasonable; Asher felt impressed.
'So you can encounter God while you're alive,' he said.
'Under exceptional circumstances. Originally God and Moses talked together as a man talks with his friend.'
'What went wrong?'
'Wrong in what way?'
'Nobody hears God's voice anymore.'
Rybys said, 'You do.'
'My audio and video systems do.'
'That's better than nothing.' She eyed him. 'You don't seem to enjoy it.'
'It's interfering with my life.'
She said, 'So am I.'
To that he could think of no response; it was true. "
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 55.|| "'...Well, I guess Job had it right. God afflicts those he loves.'
'The three of us will travel to Earth,' Elias said, 'and there you will give birth to your son, Emmanuel. Yah planned this at the beginning of the age, before the defeat at Masada, before the fall of the Temple. He foresaw his defeat and moved to rectify the situation. God can be defeated but only temporarily. With God the remedy is greater than the malady.'
...'When Masada fell,' Elias said, 'all was lost. God did not enter history in the first century C.E.; he left history. Christ's mission was a failure.'
'You are very old,' Rybys said. 'How old are you, Elias? Almost four thousand years, I guess. You can take a long-term view but I can't...' "
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 56.|| "'...Is that what your unconscious fantasies consist of? And you're Yahweh's spokesperson?' She blanched. 'I spoke the Sacred Name. Sorry.'
'Christians speak it all the time,' Elias said.
Rybys said, 'But I'm a Jew. I would be a Jew; that's what got me into this. If I was a Gentile Yah wouldn't have picked me. If I'd ever been laid I'd...' "
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 73.||"How would it alter the total hologram? he wondered. To add to the Torah that God enjoys joyful sport . . . Strange, he thought, that I can't add that. Someone must add it; it has to be there, in Scripture Someday. "|
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 98.|| "Most interesting of all, some Medieval Jewish mystics held the view that there had been 600,000 Jews who went out of Egypt and received the Torah at Mount Sinai. Reincarnated at each succeeding generation, these 600,000 souls continually live. Each soul or spark is related to the Torah in a different way; thus, 600,000 separate, unique meanings of the Torah exist. The idea is as follows: that for each of these 600,000 persons the Torah is different, and each person has his own specific letter in the Torah, to which his own soul is attached. So in a sense 600,000 Torahs exist.
Also, three aeons or epochs in time exist, the first in order being an age of grace, and the next, yet to come, being of mercy. A different Torah exists for each of the three ages. And yet there is only one Torah. A primal or matrix Torah exists in which there is no punctuation nor any spaces between the words; in fact all the letters are jumbled together. " [More.]
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 105.|| "The Cal Tech computer identified it five minutes later.
QUMRAN SCROLL 'THE WAR OF THE SONS OF LIGHT AND THE SONS OF DARKNESS.' SOURCE: JEWISH ASCETIC SECT ESSENES. "
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 113.|| "'Mr. Asher,' the Customs agent said, 'let me ask you something. In your wife's declaration prepared for Customs clearance she lists two phylacteries. What is a phylactery?'
'I don't know,' Herb Asher said.
'Aren't you Jewish?' the Customs agent said. 'Every Jew knows what a phylactery is. Your wife, then, is Jewish and you are not?'
'Well,' Herb Asher said, 'she is C.E.C. but--' He paused. He sensed himself moving step by step into a trap. It was patently impossible that a husband would not know his wife's religion. They are getting into an area I do not want to discuss, he said to himself. 'I'm a Christian,' he said, then. 'Although I was raised Scientific Legate. I belonged to the Party's Youth Corps. But now--'
'But Mrs. Asher is Jewish. Hence the phylacteries. You've never seen her put them on? One goes on the head; one goes on the left arm. They're small square leathern boxes containing sections of Hebrew scripture. It strikes me as odd...' "
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 96.||"'Some of the men I sent myself to were better men than I was. But I have the power to return. God granted it to me to--well, it was for Israel's sake. A hint of immortality for the dearest people of all. You know, Herb, God offered the Torah, it is said, to every people in the world, back in ancient times, before he offered it to the Jews, and every nation rejected it for one reason or another. The Torah said, 'Thou shalt not kill' and many could not live by that; they wanted religion to be separate from morality--they didn't want religion to hobble their desires. finally God offered it to the Jews, who accepted it.' "|
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 97.|| "'The Torah is the Law?' Herb said.
'It is more than the Law. The word 'Law' is inadequate. Even though the New Testament of the Christians always uses the word 'Law' for Torah. Torah. Torah is the totality of divine disclosure by God; it is alive; it existed before creation. It is a mystic, almost cosmic, entity. The Torah is the Creator's instrument. With it he created the universe and for it he created the universe. It is the highest idea and the living soul of the world. Without it the world could not exist and would have no right to exist. I am quoting the great Hebrew poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik who lived from the latter part of the nineteenth century into the mid-twentieth century. You should read him sometime.'
'Can you tell me anything else about the Torah?'
'Resh Lakish said, 'If one's intent is pure, the Torah for him becomes a life-giving medicine, purifying him to life. But if one's intent is not pure, it becomes a death-giving drug...' "
|Judaism||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 97.|| "'I will tell you something more,' Elias said, 'A man came to the great Rabbi Hillel--he lived in the first century, C.E.--and said, 'I will become a proselyte on the condition that you teach me the entire Torah while I stand on one foot.' Hillel said, 'Whatever is hateful to you, do not do it to your neighbor. That is the entire Torah. The rest is commentary; go and learn it.' ' He smiled at Herb Asher.
'Is the injunction actually in the Torah?' Herb Asher said. 'The first five books of the Bible?'
'Yes. Leviticus nineteen, eighteen. God says, 'You shall love your neighbor as a man like yourself.' You did not know that, did you? Almost two thousand years before Jesus.'
'Then the Golden Rule derives from Judaism,' Herb said.
'Yes, it does, and early Judaism. The Rule was presented to man by God Himself.'
'I have a lot to learn,' Herb said... "
|Judaism||world||2160||Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 127.||"If such a thing as a rabbinical gene could exist, Dr. Goldberg possessed it. Like many before him, Goldberg-Parakarma had sought God through mathematics, undiscouraged even by the bombshell that Kurt Godel, with the discovery of undecidable propositions, had exploded early in the twentieth century. He could not understand how anyone could contemplate the dynamic asymmetry of Euler's profound yet beautifully simple eži + 1 = 0 without wondering if the universe was the creation of some vast intelligence. "|
|Judaism||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. 621.||"'Let my peeper go!' he groans with Moses and so, thinking of long beards and horns (courtesy of Michelangelo), he thinks of his great-great-grandfather. "|
|Judaism||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. 639.||"Grandpa chuckles, remembering that Chib, as a child, took him seriously when he described his time-machine visitors, such notables as Nebuchadnezzar, King of the Grass-Eaters; Samson, Bronze Age Riddler and Scourge of the Philistines; Moses, who stole a god from his Kenite father-in-law and who fought against circumcision all his life; Buddha, the Original Beatnik... "|
|Judaism||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. 644.||"'Uncle Sam. Sam is short for Samuel, from the Hebrew Shemu'el, meaning Name of God...' " [Some other refs., not in DB. See pg. 644-645.]|
|Judaism||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. 645.||"'Samisen. Son of Sam? Which leads naturally to Samson, who pulled down the temple of the Philistines on them and on himself. These boys talk of doing the same thing...' "|
|Judaism||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. 659.||"...the Mohammedan Wahhabi fundamentalist sect... What, dwell among the accursed Jews of Israel? They spat and chose Beverly Hills. Alas, Allah had mocked them! They were not surrounded by Finkelsteins, Applebaums, Siegels, Weintraubs, and others of the infidel tribes of Isaac. "|
|Judaism||world||2170||Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 9.||"So it had found ways, quiet and subtle and effective, of chipping away at the Frankenstein myth of the robot, the concept of the mechanical man as the dreaded shambling Golem. " [Golem: from Jewish folk stories.]|
|Judaism||world||2200||Anderson, Poul. Starfarers. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 66.||[Year is estimated.] "'...Do we have to be forever victims? Look, the Jews decided two, three centuries ago they'd had a bellyful of that; and today, the Israeli Hegemony. Are we any different?' "|
|Judaism||world||2200||Resnick, Mike. "Hothouse Flowers " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 527-538.||[No apparent explicit refs. to religion in this story about euthanasia of old people. Some of the names are Jewish, e.g., Goldmeier, Spinoza.] Pg. 530: "More than half of the people who were alive in 2050 were still alive in2150. And almost 90 percent of the people who were alive in 2100 will be alive in 2200. Medical science had doubled and then trebled man's life span. Immortality was within our grasp. Life everlasting beckoned.
We were so busy increasing the length of life that no one gave much thought to the quality of life those extended lives.
And then we woke up one day to find that there were a lot more of them than there were of us. "; Pg. 531: "Which is another unhappy truth. By age hundred, one out of every two people has some form of senile dementia. By one hundred and twenty-five, it's four out of five. By one hundred and fifty, it's ninety-nine out of one hundred. "
|Judaism||world||2250||Lupoff, Richard A. "With the Bentfin Boomer Boys on Little Old New Alabama " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 619.||Pg. 619: "...all the way from O'Earthtime days before the furgem Jewrabs conquered the world... the same thing that happened on O'Earth before the furgem Jewrabs pushed everybody else out and let the colony worlds to shift for themselves. "; Pg. 643: "On O'Earth furgem Jewrabs rule the world. Descendants of the citizens of that long-ago Federated Republic of Israel and Jordan ['Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer, than to have your lox m eggs in Palestine,' er, it was a big tourist attraction, that] that grew into a Pan-Semitic Empire, that Neo-Shem that spread and conquered and took. Growing population, lebensraum the Jewrabs echoed some forgotten hack politico of earlier times. " [More, pg. 643-644.]|
|Judaism||world||2250||Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. .|| "And, almost by accident, he found the Church of Elish. For some months he had been regularly attending a Jewish outreach program. He enjoyed the slow, thoughtful discussions of the Torah, of the application of the various laws and prescriptions to the modern day. (Did one sin against the prohibition against eating pork if one only ate virtual pork? Did one commit murder if the murder was within the confines of a virtual setting and the victim a proge created for that purpose? Did one fall into adultery if one had intercourse with a proge created as a virtual representation of another man's wife?) He rarely spoke up, but listened carefully and took notes for later meditation.
Leaving a meeting one afternoon, he overheard two members discussing an absent third.
'And where is Ruth today?'
'Hadn't you heard? She's gone over to the Elshies.'
'The Elshies? Whatever for?'
'It seems that all our discussions of how to apply the old ways to the new circumstances made her decide...' "
|Judaism||world||2250||Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 546.||"'The Judeo-Christian tradition says that all the earth was created in seven days,' Desmond Drum added. "|
|Judaism||world||2300||Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 67.||[Year is estimated.] "One other race, the Jews were treated with a similar combination of honour and contempt, but for very different reasons. In ancient days their general intelligence, and in particular their financial talent, had co-operated with their homelessness to make them outcasts; and now, in the decline of the First Men, they retained the fiction, if not strictly the fact, of racial integrity. "|
|Judaism||world||2300||Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 67.||[Year is estimated.] "They [the Jews] were still outcasts, though indispensable and powerful. Almost the only kind of intelligent activity which the First Men could still respect was financial operation, whether private or cosmopolitan. The Jews had made themselves invaluable in the financial organization of the world state, having far outstripped the other races because they alone had preserved a furtive respect for pure intelligence. And so, long after intelligence had come to be regarded as disreputable in ordinary men and women, it was expected of the Jews. In them it was called satanic cunning, and they were held to be embodiments of the powers of evil, harnessed in the service of Gordelpus. Thus in time the Jews had made something like 'a corner' in intelligence... "|
|Judaism||world||2301||Bester, Alfred. The Demolished Man. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1953); pg. 117.||"There was a faithful reproduction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in the center of the cemestary. It was painstakingly labeled: Ye Wee Kirk O Th' Glen. From the mouth of one of the gargoyles in the tower, a syrupy voice roared: 'SEE THE DRAMA OF THE GODS PORTRAYED IN VIBRANT ROBOT-ACTION IN YE WEE KIRK O TH' GLEN. MOSES ON MT. SINAI, THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST, MOHAMMED AND THE MOUNTAIN, LAO TSE AND THE MOON, THE REVELATION OF MARY BAKER EDDY, THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD BUDDHA, THE UNVEILING OF THE TRUE AND ONLY GOD GALAXY . . .' Pause, and then a little more matter-of-factly: 'OWING TO THE SACRED NATURE OF THIS EXHIBIT, ADMISSION IS BY TICKET ONLY. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED FROM THE BAILIFF.' "|
|Judaism||world||3000||Charnas, Suzy McKee. Walk to the End of the World. New York: Ballantine (1974); pg. 112.||"...names of the Dirties... they were easily distinguishable from true men: 'Reds, Blacks, Browns, Kinks; Gooks, Dagos, Greasers, Chinks; Ragheads, Niggas, Kites, Dinks . . .' "|
|Judaism||world||3001||Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 140.|| "'But what really settles the argument, as far as I'm concerned, is the general consensus about the single greatest work of human art. Over and over again, in almost every listing--it's Angkor Wat. Yet the religion that inspired that has been extinct for centuries; no one even knows precisely what it was, except that it involved hundreds of gods, not merely one!
'Wish I could have thrown that at dear old Rabbi Berenstein--I'm sure he'd have had a good answer.' "
|Judaism||world||3414||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1985); pg. 214.||"Bob Tingle, the data banker, had ascertained that there were only approximately half a million Orthodox Jews and two million of the Reformed in all of the seven days. The rest had been absorbed, their identity diffused in the Gentile society. Ohm himself had a Jewish great-grandmother, though she was Jewish by courtesy only. She had not practiced the religion. "|
|Judaism||world||3417||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 53.||"'...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...' "|
|Judaism||world||3417||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 166.||"'...But Jahweh and Allah and Buddha... and Woden and Thor and Zeus and Ceres and Ishtar and the Living Mantra and Jumala and Vishnu and--' "|
|Judaism||world||3417||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 191.||"'...member of the faith, whatever it is, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, must gather in gymnasiums or any suitable building not used for secular purposes at that time...' "|
|Judaism||world||3417||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 206.||"...neckchains holding the dozen or so religious symbols. The crucifix, star of David, crescent, Thor's hammer, voodoo idol, and other figures... "|
|Judaism||world||5298||Card, Orson Scott. Xenocide. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 206.||"'Most communities attempting to survive under irresistible pressure from a dominant culture develop a myth that allows them to believe they are somehow a special people. Chosen. Favored by the gods. Gypsies. Jews--plenty of historical precedents.' " [The year given here refers to the time these characters are living in, not the historical times they are referring to.]|
|Judaism - secular||USA||1999||Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 60.|| "Levine licked his lips. 'The revived are demons from Hell?'
The town atheist, the secular Jew, looking to mock him. Gilray wondered if Levine would be among the 144,000 Jews to convert before Armageddon. " [More conversation between Gilray and Levine.]
|Judaism - secular||world||2106||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 58.||"Many nonreligious, but few orthodox, Jews were tempted to escape to the past... " [migrate literally]|
|Judeo-Christian||California||1994||Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 74.||"'Sin,' Barris said, chuckling, 'is a Jewish-Christian myth that is outdated.' "|
|Judeo-Christian||California: Los Angeles||1999||Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 67.||"'The gods that existed before the advent of Judeo-Christianity were far more concrete,' she said. "|
|Judeo-Christian||California: Los Angeles||1999||Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 71.||"'...And unlike Judeo-Christianity or Marxism, the Old Religions had quite understandable deities...' "|
|Judeo-Christian||California: Los Angeles||1999||Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 69-70.|| "'You want to know where the current God came from? The Judeo-Christian God evolved as a construct--as a political effort to accumulate church power and crush the followers of older, established religions by making the new God more powerful, more intrusive... than any previous god or goddess. The Levite priests of Israel brazenly copied religious concepts of the Aryans, the Sumerians, and dozens of other Indo-European races. The theft from the Romans and the Greeks was even more obvious--they just changed the names a bit. Jove became Je-ho-vah, Zeus became Ya-Zeus, the goddess Ma and Rhea became Ma-ria.'
That was too much. 'Are you saying that the Jews adopted the religion of their enemies?'
'Can you think of a better way to co-opt your foes?...'
...He began to spit out snippets of historicity as if they were theological watermelon seeds. The outcome was about as intellectually tidy. "
|Judeo-Christian||California: Los Angeles||1999||Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 69-70.|| "He began to spit out snippets of historicity as if they were theological watermelon seeds. The outcome was about as intellectually tidy.
'Mount Sinai stood for centuries as a mountain holy to the moon god Sinn, long before Moses went there to speak to Yahveh... The story of Christ is a slipshod retelling of the Mithras and Osiris legends grafted to the clumsy attempt of an aggressive rabbi to be crowned King of Israel.
'They made this composite God of theirs an incomprehensible mishmash of conflicting traits. He was as rational as Apollo and as murderous as Typon. The priests kept everyone on His good side--for a price. The same group--the same philosophical movement that devised and later refined the Judeo-Christian God--outlawed the older religions...' "